In partnership with Virgin Australia, EMF Research Symposium, we asked the public to vote for the Australian who has done the most to advance emergency medicine care through research. You voted, and the winners of the 2017 People’s Choice awards are:
|Dr Kylie Baker
Senior Medical Officer, Emergency Department, Ipswich Hospital senior
|Dr Kylie Baker, is championing the use of lung ultrasound in Australia, particularly in the diagnosis and treatment of the elderly who present to the Emergency Department with breathing difficulties. Read more
|Professor Louise Cullen
Pre-eminent Staff Specialist, Emergency & Trauma Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital; Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology; Associate Professor ,The University of Queensland
|Professor Cullen’s acute cardiac research projects has led to national clinical guideline changes and the roll out of a two new diagnostic protocols in Queensland In addition, Professor Cullen has also published more than 100 academic publications, including a recent paper in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet. Read more
Other researchers who were also popular included, Professor Gerben Keijzers, Professor Julia Crilly, Professor Marianne Wallis, Dr Natalie Phillips and Associate Professor Franz Babl.
The winner received a Platinum Lounge Membership courtesy of Virgin Australia. The runner-up won a Gold Lounge Membership.
The People’s Choice award was open to all health professionals (doctors, nurses, allied health) and/or academics. Nominees had to be either Australian or based in Australia. Individuals could only vote once per nominee, however, they could vote for more than one individual.