Event – Research at Calvary Mater Newcastle

Members of the Hunter and Newcastle community are invited to attend a Calvary Mater Newcastle Research Information Session being held at the hospital on Friday 2 November, aiming to bring further awareness regarding the types of research carried out at the Mater.

This FREE community event open to all will include a number of short talks by some of the hospital’s esteemed researchers ranging from cancer clinical trials to snake venoms, to drug development and more.

Dr Jennette Sakoff, Chief Hospital Scientist in Medical Oncology and Chair of the Research Development and Engagement Committee, Calvary Mater Newcastle, said, “As well as delivering health care, Calvary Mater Newcastle has a long-standing and strong commitment to instigating, supporting and delivering cutting-edge translational research. This upcoming information session provides an ideal opportunity for members of our local community to come along and find out more about some of the research undertaken at the hospital. It will also give attendees a chance to meet some of our researchers, ask questions, as well as provide feedback to our researchers.”

Dr Sakoff comments,

“Our extensive range of hospital specialties means Calvary Mater Newcastle is in a unique position to undertake a broad spectrum of research. We believe that research should directly benefit patients; therefore, we align our research with areas of clinical need. Our researchers are consistently translating research into clinical practice that will benefit patients in the local community and ultimately throughout the world.”

Event: Calvary Mater Newcastle Research Information Session ‘Research at the Mater’

Date:  2 November 2018

Location: Calvary Mater Newcastle (please report to Information Desk – located by the main entrance – on arrival)

Time: 12noon – 1:45 pm

Refreshments: Light lunch provided

Registration: The session is FREE, however, registration is required. Registration can be carried out online: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/public-hospital-mater-newcastle/about/research-at-the-mater-information-sessions/ or by calling the hospital’s Public Relations Department 4014 4712 or 4014 4714.


See below for the Research Information Session Agenda:

12noon Light lunch and registration

12:25pm Welcome

Dr Jennette Sakoff, Medical Oncology Chief Hospital Scientist

12:30-12:45pm Clinical Trials in Medical Oncology

Dr Hiren Mandaliya, Medical Oncology Clinical Trials Fellow

12:45-1:00pm The recent story of Acute Myeloid Leukemia – the Calvary Connection

Dr Anoop Enjeti, Haematology Staff Specialist

1:00pm-1:15pm Clinical Trials in Radiation Oncology

Sarah Gallagher, Radiation Oncology Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

1:15-1:30pm Does Antivenom Work

Professor Geoff Isbister, Clinical Toxicology and Pharmacology Staff Specialist

1:30-1:45pm Meet some of our researchers – Rapid Fire Session

  • Dr Jennette Sakoff – Medical Oncology
  • Associate Professor Lisa Lincz – Haematology
  • Dr Aoife McGarvey – Physiotherapy
  • Professor Peter Greer – Medical Physics
  • Casey Hutchinson – Haematology/Oncology


1:45pm Close – Dr Jennette Sakoff