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Leading speakers at Legacy dinner

EXPERT SPEAKER: Professor George Kannourakis, centre, pictured with former Horsham Rural Council chief executive and Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute board member Kerryn Shade, left, and Wimmera surgeon Ian Campbell, right. Mr Kannourakis will be guest speaker at a Wimmera Legacy Dinner.

Ballarat oncologist Professor George Kannourakis and Rupanyup-born VFL footballer and long-time businessman Stewart Gull will be guest speakers at a Wimmera Legacy dinner at Horsham Golf Club on May 22.

Professor Kannourakis, a highly credentialed cancer expert and clinical haematologist in Ballarat since 1992, helped establish the community-based Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute of which he is director.

The institute, with 15 scientists and four support staff, is an evolving specialist centre undertaking state-of-the-art cancer research in Ballarat.

Key work at the centre involves establishing how the immune system can be used to attack cancer cells.

The research institute will work closely with a planned Wimmera Cancer Centre.

Stewart Gull played 87 VFL games and kicked 157 goals for South Melbourne in the 1970s. A licensed estate agent, he is director of Country Club Villages and has many successful business enterprises.

 

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Posted on May 6 2015

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