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Diabetes WA’s Ken Walker Lunch 2019

Join us for a three-course lunch at Fraser’s Restaurant, hosted by 6PR’s Steve Mills, and enjoy the company of one of the most celebrated Western Australians, Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall, AC FRACP FAA FRS MBBS.

In the spirit of one of Diabetes WA’s founders, Ken Walker, our annual lunch brings together Perth’s leaders and visionaries across business, government and society to be inspired by those of us who are making a difference to our communities.

Our speaker, Professor Barry Marshall, will inspire you with the compelling story of his role in revolutionising medicine’s understanding and treatment of peptic ulcers and stomach cancer, acknowledged as the most significant discovery in the history of gastroenterology.

You will hear how he used perseverance, tenacity and vision to challenge the status quo in a global industry and improve the outlook for countless people around the world.

When: Friday, 13 September 2019
Where: Fraser’s Restaurant, Kings Park
Time: 11.30am for 12.00pm start. Concludes at 2.30pm with networking to 3.30pm.

Tickets: $165 per ticket or $1500 per table of 10 (price includes GST).

RSVP: Friday, 23 August 2019

By joining us, you will be supporting Diabetes WA’s mission to enhance the quality of life for the estimated 10% of Western Australians living with diabetes.

Tickets sell fast so secure your table soon. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Email queries to events@diabeteswa.com.au.

 

Diabetes WA's 2019 Ken Walker Corporate Lunch keynote speaker Professor Barry J. Marshall
Diabetes WA Ken Walker Corporate Lunch 2019

About Professor Barry J. Marshall

Awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2005 for their 1982 discovery that Helicobacter pylori bacterium plays a major role in causing peptic ulcers, Professor Barry J. Marshall and J. Robin Warren’s research at the University of Western Australia has revolutionised medicine’s understanding and treatment of stomach cancer. Marshall and Warren’s work is acknowledged as the most significant discovery in the history of gastroenterology and is compared to the development of the polio vaccine and the eradication of smallpox.

Professor Marshall was Western Australian of the year in 2007, and became a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AC) that year as well. He is included in the Chinese government’s “1000 Talents Plan”, and has honorary doctorates from universities in Italy, Hong Kong, Poland and Australia.

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