12 Jul 2014

Opt-in cardio-pulmonary (CPR) debate

Image: www.mja.com.au
A controversial proposal to end cardiopulmonary resuscitation as the “universal default” for hospital inpatients and replace it with an opt-in system has generated heated debate among doctors and lawyers. In a “For debate” article published on 28 July by the MJA, Associate Professor Michele Levinson, head of the Cabrini-Monash Department of Medicine and research fellow Dr Amber Mills, challenged the idea that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was a patient’s right, arguing that “a CPR discussion should occur on admission for all elderly hospital inpatients”. Story link.

11 Jul 2014

CareTV for discharged Alfred patients

The Alfred Hospital is currently offering a world class first initiative which will aim to continue patient care long after they leave hospital, by the way of video. Dubbed CareTV, the initiative takes the form of a three to five minute video of a ward round that is filmed before the patient goes home. Each video includes a lay summary of the patient's diagnosis, treatment and follow up plan, as well as answers to any questions asked by the patient and their family. A/Prof Harvey Newnham, The Alfred's director of general medicine, said that CareTV will be helpful because there is often a problem with getting patients to remember and understand ongoing care. See 14 June 2014 presentation.

10 Jul 2014

Alfred Health Link features CCS researchers

Prof Sharon Lewin
fronting her team
Alfred Health Link's June/July edition of their print magazine features a fantastic four page spread of the Alfred-Monash who's who in HIV research and practice. The liftout highlights some of Central Clinical School's most active researchers involved in the bid to find a cure for HIV AIDS, such as Professor Sharon Lewin. Others featured include Prof Jenny Hoy, Dr James McMahon, Dr Julian Elliot, Dr Janine Trevillyan and A/Prof Edwina Wright. The magazine's focus on HIV research comes as the 20th International AIDS 2014 Conference is about to begin in Melbourne. See video of Prof Hoy, A/Prof Wright and Dr Trevillyan.

9 Jul 2014

12 Aug 2014 Central Clinical School 3MT competition for PhD students

2013 CCS 3MT winners:
Jodie Abramovitch,  Katherine
Hackman, Kirk Kee (absent)

Central Clinical School PhD students regularly compete in the "Three Minute Thesis" competition (3MT), offered in every Australian university. The CCS 3 Minute Thesis Competition is an opportunity for HDR students to convey the relevance and importance of their research in just 3 minutes.  2014 CCS 3MT will be held on Tuesday 12 August 2014, 10-11am at Lecture Theatre, Level 5, Alfred Centre.  Please come along and support the participants.  All welcome. Please RSVP for catering (morning tea).  See CCS 3MT competition page for participants' profiles and other information. See video for the 2013 winner, Dr Katherine Hackman. First published 17 June 2014.

14 Aug 2014 Central Clinical School student information night for 2015 intake

Information night for 2015 Central Clinical School Postgraduate and Honours student intake is to be held on Thursday 14 August 2014. Download the 2015 CCS Postgraduate and Honours project index booklet (806 kb pdf).  Faculty student research project database has all details about the projects.
Event details: 6-8 pm at the AMREP lecture theatre, 80 Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004
Enquiries: hdr.ccs@monash.edu ph +61 3 9903 0027;  RSVP.


8 Jul 2014

18-22 Aug 2014, Research Week: Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University

Research Week is a series of seminars and workshops aimed primarily at Early Career Researchers and Higher Degree by Research students in the Faculty. The target audience is indicated against each event below. Please register where appropriate as spaces for all events are limited. See the Faculty web page or below for the complete list of activities.

7 Jul 2014

2014 AMREP Early Career Researcher Conference

Calling all students, research assistants and an early career researchers based at CCS, SPHPM, Burnet, BakerIDI and elsewhere at AMREP. You are invited to register and present your research findings at the 2014 AMREP ECR CONFERENCE! RSVP or see details below. 

6 Jul 2014

CCS HIV public lecture very successful

Prof Jenny Hoy giving the lecture
The 2014 CCS public lecture by Professor Jenny Hoy was held on Thursday 10 July.  Around 140 people braved the cold and wet weather to hear Professor Jenny Hoy give a superb talk about her journey through the era of HIV/AIDS. Jenny's presentation provided an excellent overview of the history of the disease, the changing nature of problems for patients as well as future directions in research and treatment. Read more below about this slide and for updates about publication of the photo gallery and video upload.
See Photo Gallery. Video link will be posted once available.
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