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Wednesday luncheon with Assoc. Professor Dr George Kiroff MBBS FRACS

Why are we so fat and what can we do about it?


Obesity has become a modern epidemic. Far from being merely a cosmetic issue, it is often associated with significant health consequences. Some of these consequences will be so significant that if this problem is not addressed, they threaten to consume the health budget. In this talk Dr Kiroff explores the causes of obesity and measures we as a society may implement to minimize this problem.


Associate Professor George Kiroff has been a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for more than 30 years and is currently a staff surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide. Previous positions include Head, Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery at Geelong Hospital, Barwon Health and Associate Professor, Deakin University.


Clinical interests include surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux, bariatric surgery and surgical education. He has held multiple roles in the RACS including Course Director of the EMST program, membership of the Victorian State Committee and the Project China team. His diverse research interests include surgery for reflux, immune consequences of splenectomy, development of biomaterials and translation of research findings into clinical practice. He has also played an important role in the provision of surgical services to rural Australian communities, including a period as a rural surgeon in Pt Lincoln.


He has more than 60 publications in peer reviewed journals.


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Event Properties

Event Date 03-01-2018 1:00 pm
Event End Date 03-01-2018 2:00 pm
Capacity 120
Cut off date 03-01-2018 1:00 pm
Individual Price $30 per head Includes Main Course, shared Cheese platter and Tea/Coffee
Adelaide Oval - Cathedral Room
North Adelaide SA 5006, Australia
Adelaide Oval - Cathedral Room
$30.00 105
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