World-class research on show in CALHN Research Week Oct 12-16

The ground-breaking world-class research taking place at across our network will be on show during CALHN’s annual research week between the 12 – 16 October.

RAHsearch 12 – 14 October

The week will commence with the some of the world-class researchers at the Royal Adelaide Hospital sharing their research with the community ‘virtually’ as part of ‘RAHsearch, the hospital’s annual research showcase.

The community are invited to head online to listen to the sessions and ask the researchers questions about their latest medical research and advancements – from allergies through to cancer treatments in a Q&A panel discussion.

Sessions on cancer research, COVID-19, inflammatory disorders and trauma & emergency will be held over three days from Monday 12 October covering topics including;

  • What’s the latest on a potential SA COVID-19 vaccine and what can we learn from genome sequencing? Hear from our panel of experts.
  • Can artificial intelligence predict how serious a cancer is in bowel cancer patients? Ask colorectal surgeon and researcher Associate Professor Tarik Sammour.
  • What is proton therapy and will the first proton therapy centre in the southern hemisphere improve cancer treatment and survival? Radiation oncologist Associate Professor Hien Le will explain.
  • How can the body’s own immune system be used to beat cancers like melanoma? Find out from medical oncologist Professor Michael Brown.
  • Can a world-leading trial of keyhole brain surgery improve the survival from stroke? Hear from stroke expert Associate Professor Tim Kleinig.
  • What are the latest advancements in treating devastating spinal cord injuries? Spinal surgeon Professor Brian Freeman will explain.
  • Can a high protein diet help patients in ICU recover better? Ask ICU specialist Professor Marianne Chapman.
  • How closely linked are the brain and the gut, and what’s happening to help patients with common inflammatory bowel disorders like crohns disease and ulcerative colitis? Expert Professor Jane Andrews will detail her research.
  • What is scleroderma and why do you need to know? Hear from Professor Susanna Proudman.
  • How did our researchers develop a treatment to potentially deadly allergy, almost as common as bee stings? Hear from Dr Adriana Le and Emeritus Professor Bob Heddle.

Sessions will be broadcast through the Central Adelaide LHN Facebook page (you don’t need a Facebook account to watch it).

See the full program here. For more details, please contact

RAHsearch is free and proudly sponsored by the RAH Research Fund and The Hospital Research Foundation.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Expo 2020

To complement the week, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) Research Expo 2020 will showcase the valuable research being conducted at the Basil Hetzel Institute(BHI) for Translational Health Research and TQEH.