Raine Visiting Professor Lecture – 16 November 2017
November 7, 2017
Professor Nicholas Topley
will present a Raine Lecture entitled:
Understanding inflammation and infection: can it improve outcomes in dialysis patients?
on 16 November 2017 at 12 pm
at the McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Professor Nicholas Topley FRSB, from Cardiff University, UK, has a microbiology background and is an expert in peritoneal biology and dialysis solution biocompatibility. He was responsible for the establishment of the Peritoneal Biopsy Registry that has defined peritoneal pathology in peritoneal dialysis patients and the Global Fluid Study (GLOBAL), a longitudinal cohort study aimed at establishing the factors that contribute to poor outcomes in peritoneal dialysis patients. In the context of peritoneal pathophysiology his research group, and international collaborators, have been responsible for defining the fundamental mechanisms by which resolving acute inflammation becomes manifested as chronic disease characterized by tissue damage and fibrosis.
Professor Topley’s academic career at Cardiff University School of Medicine has included being the Chair of Infection and Immunity, the Director of Innovation, and most recently Dean of Medical Education. In this role he was responsible for the establishment of the Centre for Medical Education (C4ME) that brought together both undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses. He has extensive change management experience within the University sector, including developing the new curriculum within the Cardiff Medical School that has achieved a 97% student satisfaction score. In 2002, Professor Topley was one of the founding member of EuroPD (www.europd.com) and was its President from 2009-2017. Professor Topley is a patient advocate and a member of the Community Health Council that represents patient rights in Wales.
Dr Aron Chakera
School of Medicine and Pharmacology
University of Western Australia
Telephone: 6457 2799