Speaker: Prof Patrick Kwan

Bio: Dr. Patrick Kwan is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. He is Professor of Neurology and Co-Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering, a unique cross-faculty platform of Monash University that aims to accelerate the innovation and commercialisation of medical technologies to improve health.

He is a neurologist and Director of the Epilepsy Unit at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, the largest comprehensive adult epilepsy program in Australia. He holds honorary professorial appointments in multiple leading universities including UCL, University of Melbourne, and Chinese University of Hong Kong.

He has particular research interest in the outcomes, clinical pharmacology, genetics and pharmacogenetics of epilepsy, and the application of medical technologies for Precision and Personalised Medicine.

He has published more than 330 peer-reviewed articles, with total citations more than 29,000 times. H-index 72.

He led a task force of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) to establish the currently accepted definition of drug-resistant epilepsy and served as Chair of the ILAE Medical Therapies Commission from 2013 to 2017.

About UQCCR and RBWH Neurosciences Seminar Series

UQCCR and RBWH Neurosciences Seminar Series

The UQ Centre of Clinical Research (UQCCR) and Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Neurology department have partnered to present a monthly seminar series with the aim to facilitate greater links between neurologists and basic neuroscientists; encouraging collaborations as well as synergy within our neurosciences group. The series is hybrid held in person and via Teams.

Each Month on Thursdays we showcase different research topics: 

  • First Thursday - Stroke 
  • Second Thursday - Motor neurone disease
  • Third Thursday - Epilepsy
  • Fourth Thursday - Movement disorders
  • Fifth Thursday - Multiple sclerosis



Online via Teams: Meeting ID: 425 105 729 330 Passcode: PdvYvw