Professor Mark Smithers Princess Alexandra Hospital. Australia

Professor Mark Smithers AM, MBBS (Qld), FRACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd Graduated, University of Queensland, 1977. Mayne Professor, Head, Academy of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland. Director, Upper Gastro-intestinal and Soft Tissue Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital. Past Chair, Section of Academic Surgery, RACS. Committee member, Queensland Cancer Control Safety and Quality Partnership. Elected Honorary Fellow American Surgical Association. Past President, Australia and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgeons Association. Member, Executive Committee, International Gastric Cancer Association. Active involvement with the establishment of minimally invasive approaches for benign and malignant disease in upper GI surgery. Investigator in Phase II and III trials assessing the role of neoadjuvant therapies for patients having surgery for oesophageal and gastric cancer. Author on 220 peer-reviewed publications; present and previous editorial board appointments to ANZ J Surgery, World J of Surgery and the British J of Surgery. Multiple presentations and named lectures at national and international conferences.