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Theme: Ask Why

This event occurred on
August 10, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm AEST
(UTC +10hrs)
St Lucia, Queensland

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Advanced Engineering Building GHD Auditorium
Building 49, The University of Queensland, Staff House Rd
St Lucia, Queensland, 4072
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John Fraser

Professor John Fraser is a medical disruptor, who founded Australia’s largest clinical multi-disciplinary research group, based in Australia's largest cardiothoracic hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital. From half an office, and with no staff, he has built a team of more than 70 clinicians, engineers, scientists, and economists with global links – connected to all of the major cardiothoracic hospitals globally. His strong interest in developing all things cardiovascular resulted in him co-founding BiVACOR™ – a total bionic heart – with Dr Daniel Timms its inventor. He has now moved on to tackling the growing epidemic of cardiac arrest and life-threatening allergy through founding De Motu Cordis Pty Ltd (DMC). In his talk, John will discuss his mistakes made and lessons learned in how to move research into reality, where DMC is developing drug technology and a device to improve the delivery of critical care drugs to patients outside the hospital environment.

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Brisbane, Australia


Brisbane, Australia