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12 February 2018
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Medicinal cannabinoids trial for symptom relief

A Queensland trial, lead by Mater Research and funded by the Medical Research Future Fund, will evaluate the benefits of medicinal cannabis for symptom relief in cancer patients receiving palliative care.


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New Cardiac CT service

Mater Medical Imaging is now providing a new cardiac CT service, as part of its outstanding Cardiac Imaging service.


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Improved referral guidelines for public specialist outpatient services

Commencing 1 March 2018 revised referral guidelines for public specialist outpatient services will be rolled out for Mater Hospital Brisbane.

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Improvements to patient parking at Mater

Some changes will be occurring to car parking to facilitate an improved patient experience for all Mater patients.


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Functional Neurological Disorders Masterclass

Join Dr Alex Lehn and Mater Education for our popular Functional Neurological Disorders Masterclass on 14 and 15 April. This interactive one-and-a-half day course will explore the diagnosis and management of functional neurological disorders, using contemporary, evidence-based theory and clinical scenarios.


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CHaT: Mater’s new discharge summary system

Our new system has been designed to provide our patients and GPs with the information they need to safely transition from hospital care. 


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Changes to over the counter codeine

On 1 February access to codeine changed—it can no longer be purchased over the counter and prescriptions will be required from a doctor.


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New Director of Biomedical Research

Associate Professor Allison Pettit has recently been appointed to the position of Director of Biomedical Research at Mater Research.


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Mater researchers awarded grants through Cancer Council Queensland

Mater Research is proud to announce that Professor Brian Gabrielli and Professor Jean-Pierre Levesque have been awarded research grants through Cancer Council Queensland.


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Mater Private Hospital Redland 2017 year in review

Find out more about what happened at Mater Private Hospital Redland 2017 and the exciting new projects that are planned for 2018.


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Mater Group Executive team up for International Women’s Day Fun Run

Mater Group Executives are strapping on their walking shoes to take part in this year’s fun run event in support of women with breast cancer who are treated at Mater.


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Dr Cameron Turtle Cancer Research Presentation

Clinicians and health professionals with an interest in cancer, haematology, stem cell biology and immunotherapy are invited to a free research presentation by Dr Cameron Turtle on 20 March.


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Dr Who?
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Dr Matthew Hope
Orthopaedic Surgery: Lower Limb


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Dr Sadasivam Suresh
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine



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Dr Emma Clarkson

General surgery and breast and endocrine surgery


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GP Education
Springfield GP Education

Mater GP education evening


Tuesday 20 February

Lord Lamington Suite, Dovetails Restaurant 
88 Limestone Street, Ipswich

Topics: Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology and Urology




6:30 pm to 7 pm: Registration and dinner


7 pm to 7:40 pm: Dr David Melsom, Orthopaedic Surgeon (Hand and Upper Limb)—Selected common upper limb trauma presentations, case studies and treatment options

7:40 pm to 8:20 pm: Dr Sylvia Vigh, Gastroenterologist—Functional Gastrointestinal Tract Issues—what's new

8:20 pm to 9 pm: Dr Stuart Philip, Urologist—Overactive Bladder and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia—which is it?


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