Join the first of ACADI's free monthly seminar series, held on the third Friday of each month, to provide an avenue for knowledge and idea exchange in the field of diabetes, medical research and innovation.
On Friday 17th February we have the privilege to hear from Associate Professor Spiros Fourlanos, a lead researcher on an ACADI funded project.
Associate Professor Spiros Fourlanos is Director of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology.
He obtained his medical and PhD degrees at the University of Melbourne. His doctoral thesis was on ‘Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA): New Clinical, Immunogenetic and Metabolic Perspectives’ and performed at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, supervised by Professors Len Harrison and Colman. In conjunction with Professor Peter Colman he developed the BioGrid Diabetes Database, which is now being used in multiple institutes in Australia for clinical care and benchmarking.
More recently, he oversaw the Royal Melbourne Hospital becoming the first Australian hospital to have a complete automated networked blood glucose monitoring system.
His clinical research interests include managing diabetes in the hospital, adult-onset autoimmune diabetes and medical device technologies for diabetes.
Spiros is a lead researcher in the University of Melbourne ACADI collaboration, and is also honorary treasurer of the Australian Diabetes Society Council.