The Cutting Edge Awards Evening

Dr David Sapsford was the big winner on the night, being crowned the overall winner of the 2016 Cutting Edge Competition. David's idea, a "virtual obstetric theatre", uses a complex mathematical model to arrange theatre bookings to ensure that there is always one theatre free for emergency obstetric operations. His prize is $4500 to go toward a trip to an innovation event of his choice, anywhere in the world. 

The runner up was Dr Marianne Lill, with her idea "CANDiD", an app that will create a digital record of a patient’s cancer diagnosis, treatment and follow-up plan. Marianne also won the People's Choice Award as voted by the audience on the night.

The prize of a Fitbit Blaze for the best delivered pitch, sponsored by Orion Health, was won by Paula Spargo and Diane Hirst.

Check out some photos from the event below:

 dr nathalie de vries - paediatrician, midcentral health

dr nathalie de vries - paediatrician, midcentral health

 kate reid - general manager, orion health

kate reid - general manager, orion health

 people's choice award - voting card

people's choice award - voting card