Lecture to reflect on 20 years of remote eye health

22 Sep 2014

Dr Mark Loane has captained the Wallabies and tackled eye problems in the dusty outback – and this week he will blitz The University of Queensland (UQ) prestigious Errol Solomon Meyers Memorial Lecture 2014.

The lecture is the premier annual academic event for the UQ School of Medicine and the UQ Medical Society.

Dr Loane’s lecture will be titled Reflections on 20 Years of Remote Eye Health.

He joins a long list of luminaries who have presented the lecture, including biologist Lord Robert Winston, cricketer and politician Imran Khan and Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty.

Lecture convenor and medical student Zachary Tan said the lecture would span Dr Loane’s medical career and days as an Australian Wallaby, plus the challenges he faced working in rural and remote eye services.

“We are honoured to host such a respected alumnus of our medical school who has achieved so much for Australia and who has contributed in many ways to UQ,” Mr Tan said.

The lecture will be held at the UQ Centre, St Lucia, from 5.30pm to 8pm on Tuesday (23 September).

To register or find out more about Dr Mark Loane AM please visit the Errol Solomon Meyers Memorial Lecture 2014 website.

About the ES Meyers Memorial Lecture

Professor Errol Solomon Meyers was a pioneer of medical education in Australia in the early twentieth century and a founding father of UQ’s School of Medicine.

In July 1957, a year after his death, the University of Queensland Medical Society (UQMS) established the E.S. Meyers Memorial Lecture to honour his contributions to medicine, to the community and to UQ as one of the founders of the Medical School.

Media: Ian Anderson, 0468 386 842, Matthew Fielder, 0423 697 157, Zachary Tan, 0425 630 360.