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Wellers Hills Bowls Club
34 Esher St, Tarragindi QLD 4121

Guest Speaker: Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM: Partner & Friend of Rotary Night: all are welcome to attend

Dinesh was the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland and the second person to graduate medical school with quadriplegia in Australia. Dinesh is a doctor, lawyer, disability advocate, and researcher. We will hear from Dinesh about his experiences and his story of resilience and determination. 

Halfway through medical school, he was involved in a motor vehicle accident that caused a cervical spinal cord injury. Dinesh has completed an Advanced Clerkship in Radiology at the Harvard University. As a result of his injury and experiences, Dinesh has been an advocate for inclusion. He is a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia. Dinesh works in the emergency department at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He is a senior lecturer at the Griffith University and adjunct research fellow at the Menzies Health Institute of Queensland. He is a research fellow at the Jamieson Trauma Institute. Dinesh is a researcher in spinal cord injury.  

Chair: Cassie Mutimer  Sergeant: Ali Burton Fellowship: Paul Straka  Door: Myles Waugh & Dudley Schmidtchen  Three Minute Person: Bruce McNab