As a part of the Institute’s participation, a dedicated Centenary stall was set-up for the two day Sydney Innovation and Research Symposium. The stall served as a hub for Centenary engagement with both SLHD staff and a diverse range of representatives from the health sector. Visitors to the stall had the opportunity to speak with knowledgeable Centenary staff and gain deeper insights into the institute’s life-saving medical research.
Further contributing to Innovation Week was Professor Chris Semsarian AM, Head of the Agnes Ginges Centre for Molecular Cardiology at the Centenary Institute and cardiologist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. In an engaging Symposium guest talk, Professor Semsarian highlighted how genetics has changed cardiovascular practice in recent years, particularly related to the precise diagnosis of cardiac disease, predictive genetic testing in families and better understanding sudden cardiac death in young people.
Feedback from Centenary staff noted the enthusiastic atmosphere of knowledge-sharing taking place across all Innovation Week activities. Pleasingly, the Centenary Institute’s stall garnered significant attention. The ‘Test your scientific knowledge’ competition was a particular favourite with stall attendees, with the challenge of identifying the cellular image on display.
The Centenary Institute looks forward to Innovation Week 2024.