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THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level 5, Lecture Theatre, The Alfred Centre (public access)
99 Commercial Road, Melbourne

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Has Evidence Based Medicine corrupted our understanding of causation?

Professor James Isbister

Professor James Isbister, a graduate of the University of NSW, is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Adjunct Professor, University of Technology, Sydney, Adjunct Professor, Monash University, Melbourne and an Emeritus Consultant Haematologist at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. 

He has a special interest in medical teaching and is in regular demand as a national and international speaker, being well known for some of his iconoclastic views. He has had a wide range of research interests, particularly in transfusion medicine and patient blood management. 

This presentation will take an iconoclastic approach challenging many aspects of the current practice of EBM. The presenter feels comfortable that Archie Cochrane and Austin Bradford Hill may continue to rest in peace in the knowledge that there are defenders of the faith attempting to recapture EBM from fundamentalist attack!

More information regarding session content can be found here. 

Report form the Perioperative Blood Management Seminar (September, 2011)

Pictured L-R: Ms Sandra Russell Blood Sector Clinical Development, National Blood Authority, Australia; Dr Jennifer Roberts Director, Blood Sector Clinical Development, National Blood Authority, Australia; Mrs Trish Roberts, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, South Australia.

The Perioperative Blood Management Seminar was held on Friday 9 September at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and was a resounding success.

 Please feel free to access the expert presentations on our Seminars & Events page; these have been made available thanks to our presenters.

A special thank you to all the TORC staff and friends who worked so hard to ensure the seminar was such a success.

Released at the seminar, the TORC Annual Report to June 2011 is now available for download here.