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National Science Week 2018: Live Q&A with Professor Fiona Wood

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As part of National Science Week 2018, John Monash Science School is proud to present a Live Q+A with Professor Fiona Wood.

Facilitated through the Emerging Sciences Victoria (ESV) studio, this live and interactive online session will provide participants with an opportunity to hear from one of Australia's leading figures in the field of medicine and biomedical innovation.

Intended for senior secondary (Years 10-12) and first-year university students, Professor Wood will discuss biomedical research and the future of medicine, drawing from her significant 20-year career at the forefront of medical science and innovation.

Join us for this free event, and take up the opportunity to hear from one of Australia's true scientific pioneers!

A link to join the live session on Tuesday 14 August (6.30pm AEST) will be emailed to registered participants prior to the session commencing.

Questions from participants can be submitted live throughout the session using the chat feed provided, or in advance by following Emerging Sciences Victoria on Twitter (@emscivic) and tweeting using #AskFionaWood.

About Professor Fiona Wood

Professor Fiona Wood is one of Australia’s most innovative and respected surgeons and researchers. A highly skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeon and world leading burns specialist, she has pioneered research and technology development in burns medicine, and is currently the Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia (BSWA).

Professor Wood's dedication to improving outcomes for burns patients and expanding the knowledge of wound healing began in 1991 when she became West Australia’s first female plastic surgeon, with her greatest contribution and enduring legacy coming from her work pioneering an innovative ‘spray-on skin’ technique (Recell), which greatly reduces permanent scarring in burns victims. Professor Wood patented her method in 1993 and today the technique is used worldwide.

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