The Lambie Dew Oration is an annual public event held in honour of Professors Charles Lambie and Harold Dew, the first Bosch Chairs of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Sydney. It is an opportunity for the Sydney University Medical Society (SUMS) to invite a speaker who has made a major impact in health to address an audience in the formal surroundings of the Great Hall and represents one of the key scholarly events organised by SUMS.
We are delighted to welcome Professor Gordian Fulde to deliver the 58th annual Lambie Dew Oration in 2016. Professor Fulde is the Director of the Emergency Department at St Vincent’s Hospital and Sydney Hospital, and the 2016 Senior Australian of the Year.
Professor Fulde is the longest serving Emergency Department Director in a major hospital in Australia, having served in this role for more than three decades. He is a member of the curriculum committee for the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales. He is a founding father of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and has played an integral role in establishing the ACEM training course. He continues to examine for the College, as well as the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and has published many articles as well as several textbooks on emergency medicine.
Also a member of the Board of the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation, Professor Fulde was a central figure in advocating for changes to liquor laws in NSW that were passed in 2014, with a subsequent decline in alcohol-related serious trauma and injury presentations at his hospital. It was for this and his tireless work in emergency medicine that he was awarded the well-deserved honour of Senior Australian of the Year in 2016. We look forward to hearing Professor Fulde present an undoubtedly unforgettable oration.
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MacLaurin Hall, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, 2006