Clinical Radiology National Speakers
Associate Professor Bruno Giuffrè MBBS, FRANZCR
Associate Professor Bruno Giuffrè has been a Staff Specialist Radiologist at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) and North Shore Private Hospital (NSPH) for the past nearly 30 years.
In that time he developed and sustained many aspects of the clinical work helping establish BreastScreen as well as the breast imaging service of RNSH and NSPH. He has been one of the main MSK radiologists on campus and was a foundation member of the Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG).
Throughout his career he has been committed to teaching to all levels from medical students and radiographers, to radiology registrars, RMOs and clinical colleagues. He was an examiner for the College for over 20 years.
This year he retired from much of his clinical work. He is now an Honorary Medical Officer at Royal North Shore Hospital and Northern Sydney BreastScreen.
He continues in most of his teaching roles.
Dr Warren Clements
Dr Warren Clements trained at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne in both Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. He began his career in both private and public work before settling entirely in public hospital practice as a full-time Staff Specialist at The Alfred. Warren also holds an Adjunct Lecturer position with Monash University through the Department of Surgery.
Warren is accredited with the Conjoint Committee for recognition of training in Peripheral Endovascular Therapy, and holds the Diploma of the European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR). He is an active member of the Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia (IRSA) and is also a member of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE)
Warren has a keen interest in teaching and education, and is the supervisor of Intern Training in his Radiology Department. Ha also an interest in research, particularly around the areas of Trauma Intervention and IVC filters.
GPCAPT Peter Duffy, RAAFSR
Peter Duffy is an experienced senior Australian radiologist at present working as a part time consultant radiologist and was previous Chairman of Pittwater Radiology Partners in NSW. He has had extensive administrative & medico-political experience ranging from election as President of the Australian Society for Medicine & Ultrasound & later of the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association, as well as Honorary Secretary & Treasurer of the RANZCR, Councillor of the AMA & to the Executive of the International Society of Radiology. Civil Commonwealth experience has included service on a Ministerial Task Force & on the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Diagnostic Imaging & subsequent Dept of Health Radiology & Ultrasound Management Committees.
Military experience: Peter was a RAAF Reservist since joining the Sydney University Squadron in 1963. He was deployed to Iraq in 2008 & served as Chairman of the Medical Imaging Consultative Group to SGADF and as ADF Radiation Medical Practitioner responsible for all ADF medical radiation examinations and safety until retirement in December 2016. The main achievements have been to integrate ADF radiographers across the three services, establish digital deployable radiography, theatre image intensification and portable ultrasound services linked to the ADF PACS at current Medicare civilian standards of practice and to have had two nearly successful attempts at introducing deployable CT to the ADF.
WGCDR Professor John Magnussen from Macquarie University is Peter’s very welcomed ADF successor.
Dr Rajat Lahoria
Rajat Lahoria is Staff Specialist Neurologist at the Canberra Hospital where he runs the Multiple sclerosis/ neuroimmunology service. He is a senior lecturer at the John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), Australian National University. After completion of his neurology training in Australia, he underwent subspecialty training in neuromuscular disorders and neuroimmunology at Mayo Clinic, USA. He has undertaken multiple clinical and translational research projects in neuroimmunology and neuromuscular disorders and his work has been presented at leading international conferences and published in top tier Neurology journals. His current research interests include immunopathogenesis of multiple sclerosis and deep clinical phenotyping in MS with correlation with advanced neuroimaging metrics.
Dr Stefan Harrer
Stefan Harrer: Manager Brain-Inspired Computing, IBM Research – Australia. IBM Master Inventor, Member IBM Academy of Technology, Member New York Academy of Sciences, IEEE Senior Member.
In 2015 Stefan co-founded the Brain-Inspired Computing Research program of IBM Research – Australia and now leads it as its Manager. His team spearheads an effort to develop AI-based technology for managing and treating epilepsy. Since joining IBM Research in 2008, Stefan has worked in the fields of biotechnology, nanotechnology and healthcare analytics at IBM Albany Nanotech, and the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York as well as at IBM Research - Australia. He has authored and co-authored over 40 technical publications and holds 34 issued patents. Stefan has been named IBM Master Inventor in 2017 and was elected into the IBM Academy of Technology in 2018. As a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences and Senior Member of the IEEE he is part of the IEEE Computer Society Steering Committee and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience. Stefan has received a Research Scholarship from UC Berkeley, a Karl Chang Innovation Fund Grant from MIT, an Honorary Principal Research Fellowship from the University of Melbourne and several Research Grants from the NIH and the Australian Research Council. His work has been featured in WIRED Magazine, The World Economic Forum, IEEE Spectrum, The Australian Academy of Science and R&D Magazine amongst others. He holds a PhD in EECS from the Technical University Munich and an Honours Masters Degree in Technology Management from the Center for Digital Technology and Management.