Behind the Microscope is a series of conversational events to connect donors and the general public with our world-class researchers.  It’s your chance to hear how your valuable support is making a difference and to hear about the latest advancements in medical research.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update

In response to COVID-19 (Corona) virus the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) Research Fund has postponed all Behind the Microscope events until further notice.

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Thank you for your interest in our Behind the Microscope events at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. 

Upcoming topics & presenters

We welcome you to register your interest for any of the below Behind the Microscope sessions by emailing Ketrah Parsonage, Donor Relations Specialist here. Rescheduled dates will be publicised in due course on our website and Facebook page.

Dr Thomas Painter
Senior Staff Specialist Anaesthetist

Topic: How treatments around and during the time of surgery can influence care and post-operative recovery.



Associate Professor Thomas Kimber – Clinical Lead of the Movement Disorders Service in the in the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Neurology Unit and Head of the Neurology Unit’s Movement Disorders clinical research program.

Topic: Parkinson’s disease – how better understanding of disease mechanisms is leading to better treatments.

P.A.R.T.Y. Program

Topic: Learn how this vitally important program aims to reduce death, injury and risk-taking behaviour in young South Australians.

Have you missed one of our events?

Please feel free to watch these informative sessions here:

Behind the Microscope 1: June 2019 – Dr Melissa Pitman

Topic: Discovering better treatments for ovarian cancer

Behind the Microscope 2: August 2019 – Associate Professor Tarik Sammour

Topic: Patient centred outcomes in colorectal surgery

Behind the Microscope 3: October 2019 – Professor Susanna Proudman

Topic: What patients can teach us about autoimmune diseases such as crippling rheumatoid arthritis

Behind the Microscope 5: February 2020 – Professor Robert Casson

Topic: Finding new treatments for blinding eye diseases such as glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa

Your warm and enthusiastic response to our Behind the Microscope events has been wonderful. We are committed to providing opportunities for supporters like you to understand the caliber of world-class medical research, underway right here at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)