From The President February 2021
11th February 2021
Interesting Internet Finds
11th February 2021

The February 2021 Monthly Meeting and Annual General Meeting was held online on Wednesday 3rd February 2021, with over 75 members in attendance. This was the program for the evening:

Guest Assoc. Professor Nathan Lawrentschuk MB, BS, PhD,  FRACS (Urology)
Topic: Modern Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment

Associate Professor Nathan Lawrentschuk MB, BS, PhD, FRACS (Urology)

Assoc. Professor Nathan Lawrentschuk MB, BS, PhD,  FRACS (Urology)  is a Urological Surgeon and Urologic Oncologist  with  appointments at the University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne.

Nathan is the Director of the EJ Whitten Prostate Cancer Research Centre at Epworth Hospital in Melbourne. He completed a PhD in kidney cancer as well as two additional years of training in robotic, laparoscopic and open cancer surgery at the University of Toronto, Canada at Princess Margaret Hospital, the world’s 5th largest cancer centre obtaining a Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship.

Nathan has a special interest in cancer high-risk surgery of the prostate, kidney, bladder and testis as well as being comfortable with active surveillance of many cancers where appropriate. In addition to his additional specialised qualifications, He has published over 400 peer reviewed papers and book chapters. He is an Associate Editor of the BJU International and the World Journal of Urology editor of its USANZ Supplements whilst he serves on multiple journal editorial boards and speaks at multiple international conferences.

New meeting segment: iHelp Online

In a similar vein to the Q&A segment that ran for many years at Moorabbin face to face monthly meetings, a member of the iHelp team will join the meeting each month to answer your technical questions.

This month it is Mike Allison.

You are are invited to submit your questions to iHelp for responses during the meeting.  Please send your questions by email to: ihelp-questions@melbpc.org.au to arrive by 6pm on Wednesday, 3 February.

Meeting Agenda

7.00pm sharp: Meeting opens. Host is Peter Bacon.

7.00 – 7.30pm: iHelp Online: Mike Allison and iHelp Team.

7.30 – 8.00pm: Annual General Meeting

8.00pm: Guest speaker: Associate Professor Nathan Lawrentschuk

Q & A with Bert Alesich.

9.00pm (approx): Close.

After the meeting: Informal iHelp discussion continued on an adhoc basis.


If you missed out the first time and would like to view any of these presentations, you can do so at http://services.melbpc.org.au/videos/

The username is videos and the password is drum286.

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