CSANZ 2019

Bruce Neal

Bruce Neal

Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney, NSW

Bruce Neal is Professor of Medicine at UNSW Sydney, Deputy Executive Director of The George Institute Australia and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at Imperial College London.    Bruce completed his medical training at Bristol University in the UK in 1990 and worked four years in clinical posts. Prior to taking up his position at the Institute in 1999, he trained in epidemiology at the Clinical Trials Research Unit in Auckland, where he completed his PhD in Medicine. Bruce has research expertise in the management of high blood pressure and diabetes and has played lead roles in multiple large-scale clinical trials, most recently of SGLT2 inhibition.  He also has a longstanding interest in the environmental determinants of chronic disease and the potential for changes in the food supply to deliver large, cost-effective and equitable health gains.  He has particular expertise is in the field of salt reduction where he leads an ongoing large-scale trial assessing the effects of salt substitution on stroke.  He launched the popular FoodSwitch smartphone application to empower healthier consumer food choices, available in Australia and seven overseas jurisdictions.  His food policy work seeks to change the way that food is manufactured, retailed and consumed using business and policy levers.

 

The Gaston Bauer Lecture 

The Gaston Bauer Lecture was instituted in 1988 to honour this warm and caring physician who has contributed so much to medical education, cardiology and research into cardiovascular disease. 
Gaston Bauer was born in Vienna in 1923 and he and his family fled to Italy in 1938 and thence to Australia in September 1939 just after the outbreak of World War II. Gaston undertook private study and gained entry into Medicine at the University of Sydney graduating with first class Honours and the University Medal in 1946. 
He left Sydney for Vienna in 1949 to work for a year as a Medical Officer for the United Nations program for the resettlement of refugees - a post from which he helped many people, including some of our most eminent physicians and cardiologists, to come and settle in Australia. 
He then worked for two years in London with John McMichael and Paul Wood before returning to Sydney where he shared rooms with Stan Goulston, and worked as clinical assistant at Prince Alfred and North Shore, and then was appointed as Physician at Sydney Hospital in 1955. He moved to the Royal North Shore Hospital in 1972 

Previous Gaston Bauer Lecturers

2018

David Celermajer

NSW

2017

Carol Pollock

NSW

2016

Geoff Head

VIC

2015

Stephen Hunyor

NSW

2013

Gary Nicholls

NZ

2012

Michael Stowasser

QLD

2011

Henry Krum

VIC

2010

Louise Burrell

VIC

2009

Thomas Coffman

USA

2008

Anthony Dart

VIC

2007

Mark Cooper

VIC

2005

Ian Puddey

WA

2004

Richard Gordon

QLD

2003

Lindon Wing

SA

2002

Virend Sommers

USA

2001

John Chalmers

NSW

2000

Stephen Harrap

VIC

1999

Eoin O’Brien

Ireland

1997

Murray Esler

VIC

1996

Malcolm West

QLD

1993

Mark Richards

NZ

1992

Peter Fletcher

NSW

1991

Laurie Beilin

WA

1989

Garry Jennings

VIC

1988

Colin Johnston

VIC

 

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