SSI Staff recognised at the Sydney Medical School Faculty Annual Dinner
in Events, News
7 Apr 2017
Despite the unseasonal downpour as remnants of Cyclone Debbie headed down south, Save Sight Institute was well represented at this year’s Sydney Medical School Faculty Dinner, with 20 staff invited to attend. The dinner provided a unique opportunity to recognise the excellence of staff within the Faculty and several SSI staff were recognised for their outstanding achievement in ophthalmology.
Clinical Professor Frank Martin was recognised in the International Awards category, acknowledging his receipt of the Linksz Award from the International Strabismological Association. Professors Gerard Sutton and Stephanie Watson were both acknowledged in the National Awards category; Gerard gave the RANZCO Council Lecture in 2016 and Stephanie was elected Chair of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia – the first female Chair.
Professor Brendan Murphy, the Chief Medical Officer of Australia, was the invited guest speaker and gave an empowered speech on health economics and the role of medical professionals in ensuring the financial sustainability of the medical system in Australia.
“The Sydney Medical School (SMS) Faculty Dinner is an annual event that acknowledges the many extraordinary and powerful contributions made by members of SMS to research, teaching and service to the community. It is a time to recognise and celebrate the many, varied contributions that the academic and professional staff of SMS make to the University, the health system and Australia” said SSI Director, Professor Peter McCluskey.