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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Focus on Translational Research: Professor Hatem Salem

Prof Hatem Salem at his Festschrift
in 2013

Hatem Salem is currently an Emeritus Professor at Monash University as well as a senior Counsellor of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Prior to this, Professor Salem was the Head of both the Department of Clinical Haematology at Monash University and Clinical Haematology at the Alfred Hospital.

Professor Salem's lifetime interest has been in blood disorders, in particular thrombosis (clotting problems) and haemostasis (the body's processes for stopping wounds from bleeding). In 2010 Professor Salem was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to medicine in the field of haematology. He was the driving force behind the establishment of the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) and he retired as ACBD's Director at the end of 2012. See Monash story.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, a licentiate and member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (London). He received his doctorate degree from Monash University in 1984 and his basic medical degree from the University of Mosul, Iraq in 1977.

Prof Salem's clinical and laboratory research interest is mainly in the field of thrombosis and haemostasis. He has published in excess of 140 peer reviewed articles in international journals, received many awards and grants throughout his career, and has supervised the training of countless PhD graduates, two of whom head respectively the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and the Central Clinical School within that Faculty. 

In 2005, Prof Salem's vision and ability to develop leading clinical and research programs was recognised by the Victorian Government’s Public Healthcare Award, where he was the recipient of the Health Minister’s Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement. Then in 2010, Prof Salem was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to medicine in the field of haematology as a clinician, educator and researcher and also through the establishment of the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases.

Prof Salem will be speaking at the Central Clinical School's Translational Research Symposium on Wednesday, 30 September 2015, on the topic of "The Department of Medicine at the Alfred Hospital: A dream beginning".

All welcome, see details:

Time: 8.00 am registration for 9.00 am start
Venue: AMREP Lecture Theatre, adjacent to the BakerIDI Institute at 85 Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004, 200 metres east of the main Alfred Hospital entrance. See map.
Cost: Free
Enquiries: Catherine.Wong@monash.edu ph +61 3 9903 0640

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