2 Jun 2017
|Mr Dominik Draxler|
CCS staff and students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page
See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html
What's on at CCS 5-9 June 2017
|Mon||05/06/2017||►||12:30||Alfred Psychiatry Grand Round Presentation: Dr Leo Chen|
|Tue||06/06/2017||►||11:00||PhD Pre-submission Seminar: Mr Dominik Draxler|
|►||14:00||PhD Confirmation of candidature Seminar: Mr Iain Abbott|
|►||16:00||Department of Diabetes Student Journal Club|
|Wed||07/06/2017||►||11:30||Immunology Seminar: Stephanie Gras|
|Thur||08/06/2017||►||11:30||Cutting Edge Journal Club: Liam Powles|
|►||12:00||The Alfred Grand Round: Dr Mark Voskoboinik|
|Meta-analysis of mindfulness as 'third|
wave' therapy for psychosis recovery.
Labels: recent publications
|MM is an incurable blood cancer |
characterised by multifocal tumour
deposits throughout the bone marrow.
Patient image provided by Prof Andrew
Painful and invasive bone marrow biopsies performed on Multiple Myeloma (MM) patients to diagnose and analyse their cancer may become a thing of the past, replaced by a new liquid biopsy technique being developed by Alfred Health-Monash University researchers.
The technique, being pioneered by the Myeloma Research Group (MRG) at Monash’s Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), at the Alfred Hospital, tests plasma for DNA and RNA circulating in the bloodstream to detect and analyse MM mutations.
|Severe asthma can necessitate hospitalization.|
Monash-Alfred researchers have tested an improved
protocol. Image: Breathinstephen
A Monash University study evaluating approaches to treating the most challenging asthma patients has tested and confirmed a protocol that enhances asthma outcomes and improves quality of life. Its authors hope the protocol may act as a benchmark approach for treatment elsewhere.
The study, by researchers in The Alfred Hospital and CCS’s Department of Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Respiratory medicine (AIRmed) and others, sought to scientifically evaluate the structured approach to the management of ‘difficult asthma’ being used at AIRmed’s Difficult Asthma Clinic. Difficult asthma refers to the patients whose symptoms are so severe that even respiratory specialists find them hard to manage. At worst, it can be life-threatening.
29 May 2017
Co-authors on the study, A/Prof Richard Beare
and Prof Velandai Srikanth (right). The study shows
how real time Google map data expedites transfer
of stroke patients for best hospital treatment.
A world-first study at Monash University has used Google map data to locate the hospitals to which patients with stroke should be transported for urgent and highly specialised treatment.
While stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, recent major advances in acute stroke management, such as endovascular clot retrieval (ECR), are bringing optimism to patients, their families and stroke clinicians.
28 May 2017
|L-R: Professor Paul Zimmet (Monash); Dr Ronni Gamzu (CEO, Tel Aviv|
Medical Center); Mr Sami Sagol (philanthropist); Professor Naftali Stern
(Director of Endocrinology, Tel Aviv Medical Center)
The Center is part of a network of research centres established in academic and medical centres by the Sagol family, focusing on the advancement of research on longevity and quality of life.
|Professor Paul Myles|
Professor Paul Myles, Head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine in CCS and Alfred Health will be presenting at the event. Professor Myles has just been awarded Clinical Trial of the Year for his work on coronary artery surgery.
|Healthy control participants are sought for |
MAPrc's ultra-runner research study.
This study is looking at the cognitive, psychological and physiological attributes of ultra-runners compared to the general population. If you are healthy but not ultra-fit and would like to participate, we would love to hear from you!