Community members invited to hear latest medical research

This year, members of the Western Australian community will have the opportunity to hear about the latest medical research and findings as part of St John of God Subiaco Hospital’s annual Research Week.

Research Week Christobel and Steve Webb

Image of AO Prof Christobel Saunders St John of God Subiaco Hospital General Surgeon and Prof Steve Webb, Director Clinical Trials/Chair Research Management Committee, St John of God Subiaco Hospital


The week is being held at St John of God Subiaco Hospital from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 August 2019, and will showcase new discoveries, treatments and case studies through a full program of industry and public events.

This year’s theme is ‘Putting Patients First’, which is part of St John of God Subiaco Hospital’s focus on caring for the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual needs of patients.

Members of the community have the unique opportunity to hear internationally recognised St John of God Subiaco Hospital General Surgeon Prof Christobel Saunders AO discuss the Continuous Improvement in Care – Cancer Project.

This new and innovative program of research considers what is important to cancer patients in order to directly improve the lives of those diagnosed with the condition.

An information evening is also being held for patients and family members affected by Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, types of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

Attendees will learn about a multi-disciplinary approach to care which can optimise disease management and patient outcomes. 

St John of God Subiaco Hospital CEO Prof Shirley Bowen said “Our Hospital’s investment in health and medical research is central to how we deliver exceptional patient care.

“It enables our engagement with the very best in new technologies, treatments and practices and allows us to attract a world-class team of researchers, doctors and Caregivers.

“As a leading research institute and provider of health care to the Western Australian community, we look forward to welcoming members of the public to the event for the first time ever.

“Through education, we can help to ensure people are better positioned to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.”

For more details about Research Week and for event times, please visit