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Final-year medicine student presents at conference

Final-year Bond University medicine student William Peverill has been selected to present at this year’s annual Gold Coast Medical & Health Sciences Conference at the Radisson Resort on October 28-29, 2011.

The 20-minute presentation will be on "Takayasu’s Arteritis", a rare degenerative disease involving inflammation of large and medium-sized vessels in the body.

The former president of the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Students’ Association carried out the study over the past 6 months through reviewing research literature on the debilitating disease and conducting a case study on an elderly male.

William will complete his degree as part of Bond's third graduating cohort on December 7, and will then commence his internship at the Royal Brisbane hospital in January 2012. He aims to expand his presentation into a fully-fledged paper and submit for inclusion in peer-reviewed publications.

Dr Gordon Wright, Professor of Pathology at Bond University and clinician at Gold Coast hospital supervised William for the duration of the study.

Professor Richard Hays, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine will be opening the Gold Coast Medical and Health Sciences Conference which brings together health services and educational institutions to offer education and training opportunities on clinical topics, pre-clinical and clinical research, health sciences education, and clinical service delivery advances.

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