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St Vincent's Foundation Webinar Series

We are excited to launch the St Vincent’s Foundation Webinar Series. Over the coming months we will be featuring a range of

St Vincent’s Hospital specialists and external guest speakers who will present topics focused on their area of expertise.

Each webinar will include a Q&A session, giving you the opportunity to discover everything you want to know about each topic.

Robotics and 3D printing. The new era of surgery

Wednesday 30th September at 12 noon

Presented by: Associate Professor Claudia Di Bella, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Arthroplasty and Oncology.

A/Prof Claudia Di Bella is one of the few female orthopaedic surgeons in Australia. She is a specialist in the treatment of arthritis as well as bone and soft tissue tumours. She uses advanced robotic and navigation technologies, as well as 3D printing where required, to ensure maximum surgical precision and accuracy.

Claudia's work in 3D printing has been a key project of ACMD, a collaborative research partnership of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, leading universities, research institutes and major industry partners.

Summary: While surgery has traditionally been a specialty characterized by hand skills and, at times, “educated improvisation”, it is now becoming a field where robots, computer guidance, 3D printing and bioprinting are changing the way surgeons operate, sometimes “driving” their hands to levels of precisions never imagined before.

Claudia will explore and discuss the technological advances now available to surgeons and the ones that will possibly become a reality in the near future. She will highlight the current roadblocks for the application of this technique in clinical practice, as well as the expectations and the promises for the future seen with the eyes of the final user.

Duration: 30 minute presentation followed by a 30 minute Q&A session

Registration: Please register by clicking the 'register' button, above right.

Sleep in the time of COVID

Wednesday 28th October at 12 noon

Presented by: Dr Andrew Kyoong, Director of Sleep Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne Department of Respiratory & Sleep Medicine

Dr Andrew Kyoong has expertise in general respiratory disorders and has a particular interest in sleep apnoea and other sleep disorders. Andrew has recently written the novel, Sleep in the time of COVID. Described by the New York Times as “An epic story…on a global scale”.

Summary: The novel coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on our livelihoods, including sleep. Some have coined the term 'COVID-somnia', however it's not all bad news. Sleep physician Dr Andrew Kyoong will present on some of the challenges, as well as tips to achieve a good night's sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration: 30 minute presentation followed by a 30 minute Q&A session

Registration: Please register by clicking the 'register' button, above right.