Patient information seminar series

St John of God Murdoch Hospital is hosting a calendar of free patient information seminars to help community members better understand their treatment options and procedures.

18 Jun 2022, 23 Jul 2022, 5 Aug 2022

Patient information series 

Over the year, there will be multiple seminars run by top specialists at St John of God Murdoch Hospital.

The information seminars are designed for community members to come along to our hospital and learn more about various procedures, services of interest, recovery and the different options available. Some of the procedures covered will include joint replacement, paediatric ear, nose and throat, women’s health procedures and bariatric surgery.

Anyone can attend these seminars, without a referral, and it is a welcoming environment with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Best of all, the patient information seminars are completely free of charge.

See the venue parking and entry instructions.

Upcoming seminar dates:

Light refreshments are included.

Registration is essential due to COVID restrictions - register using the form below. These are COVID safe events. All required precautions will be taken for each event as necessary.

Cardiology with Dr Xiao-Fang Xu

Date: Saturday 18 June 2022
Time: 10.00 - 11.30am
Location: Murdoch Auditorium

About the presenter:  Dr Xiao-Fang Xu is a Cardiologist with a sub-specialty of Echocardiography - Transoesophageal and special interest in structural heart disease. 

Orthopaedics (shoulders) with Mr Li-On Lam

Date: Saturday 23 July 2022
Time: 10.00 – 11.30am
Location: Murdoch Auditorium

About the presenter: Mr Li-On Lam is an orthopaedic surgeon with a sub-specialist interest in shoulder, knee and hip surgery.

Joint Replacement with Dr Chris Jones

Date: Friday 5 August 2022
Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm
Location: Murdoch Auditorium

About the presenter: Dr Chris Jones works privately through Orthopaedics WA at St John of God Murdoch Hospital. His long-term vision is to establish a centre of excellence in which the quest for a truly biological joint replacement can be created by marrying the technologies of robotic-assisted surgery, cellular engineering and 3D printing.

Mental health with Dr Stefan Schutte

Date: Friday 7 October 2022
Time: 2.00 – 3.30pm
Location: Murdoch Auditorium

About the presenter: Dr Stefan Schutte is Head of Psychiatry at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals and Deputy Clinical Lead for the Mental Health Development Project at St John of God Murdoch Hospital. He is a qualified consultation-liaison psychiatrist with experience in effectively treating patients with a wide range of conditions. He utilises a well-rounded approach to treat the whole person through medications and psychotherapy. 

Joint replacement with Professor Piers Yates

Date: Saturday 15 October 2022
Time: 10.00 – 11.30am
Location: Murdoch Auditorium

About the presenter: Professor Piers Yates has been practicing in WA as a specialist orthopaedic and trauma surgeon from 2006 with a particular interest in joint replacement, revision surgery and trauma.

Joint Replacement with Mr Rhys Clark

Date: Saturday 5 November 2022
Time: 10:00 - 11:30am
Location: Murdoch Function Rooms

About the presenter: Mr Rhys Clark is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in the latest hip and knee replacement surgical techniques, as well as complex revision surgery and bone and soft tissue surgery.


Past seminars:

  • Joint replacement with Prof Piers Yates
  • Bariatric (weight loss) surgery with Mr Alan Thomas
  • Paediatric ENT and anaesthesia with Dr George Sim
  • Cataract surgery with Dr Kai Goh
  • Back and neck pain with Dr Greg Cunningham
  • Minimally invasive management of heavy menstrual bleeding with Dr Jacques Pretorius
  • Joint replacement with Assoc Prof Gareth Prosser
  • Joint replacement with Mr Rhys Clark
  • Ablations and pacemakers with Dr Andrew Liu
  • Bariatric (weight loss) surgery with Mr Krishna Epari 
  • Joint replacement with Dr Christopher Jones

See the venue parking and entry instructions.

More 2022 event dates will be released soon. 

Email or call 9428 8634 with any questions.

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