4 Nov 2016

Photo of the week: 2016 Central Clinical School Graduate Research Symposium winners

2016 CCS's postgraduate symposium winners. L-R: Man Kit Lee, Paddy Dempsey, Liriye Kurtovic, Nikolce Kocovski, Shauna French, Ricardo Ataide, David Tarlinton, Michael de Vries, Waled Shihata
by Eliza Watson

The Central Clinical School (CCS) Postgraduate Symposium committee ran an excellent event which showcased research from across the CCS. There were 14 oral presenters and 11 poster presenters, as well as the fun events ,“Explain my graph” and the “No-Bell” prize, where students nominated their supervisors to compete. The event was live tweeted on the CCS twitter feed (@CCSMonash), so make sure to take a look at the feed and the hashtag #CCSPG8.

Winners at the symposium were:

Oral Presentations:
1st – Paddy Dempsey (Baker IDI)
2nd – Shauna French (ACBD)
3rd – Waled Shihata (Baker IDI)

Poster Presentations:
1st – Man Kit ‘Sam’ Lee (Baker IDI)
2nd – Alicia Chenoweth (Burnet)
3rd – Liriye Kurtovic (Burnet)

“Explain my graph” – Prof David Tarlinton (Head, Department of Immunology and Pathology)
“No-Bell prize” – Dr Ricardo Ataide (Burnet Institute)

Door Prize – Nikolce Kocovski
Raffle - Michael de Vries

Forthcoming CCS events: 7-11 Nov 2016

Dr Yee-May Ling is part of
the Stem Cell Biology group
Central Clinical School has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. All event notices are maintained on the CCS Events calendar.
CCS staff & 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 Intranet's Announcements page. Various departments have their own calendars.

See CCS seminar index:www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html.

What's on for 7-11 Nov 2016

Tue 08/11/2016 11:00 PhD Confirmation Seminar: Dr Yee-May Ling
16:00 Mid-Year BMedSc(Hons) Literature review submission
Wed 09/11/2016 11:30 Immunology Seminar Series: Ms Kirsty Wilson
Thur 10/11/2016 12:00 Grand Rounds: Medical Escalation: Are we there yet?

Forthcoming events

Wed 16/11/2016 11:30 Immunology Seminar Series: Dr Katharine Goodall
Thur 17/11/2016 12:00 Grand Rounds

Publications for week ending 4 Nov 2016

Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of ACBD (Haematology), Infectious Diseases, Medicine, MAPrc (Psychiatry).

Researchers call for new standard to measure obesity risks in surgery

“The most important factor is not how much
body fat you have but where it is”. Central
obesity, or the 'apple belly' creates high risk.
by Anne Crawford

Monash University and Alfred Hospital researchers are conducting research that challenges the popular way of measuring obesity – using Body Mass Index (BMI) – as a perioperative risk.

Professor Paul Myles, Director of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Alfred Health and Monash University, recently co-wrote an editorial in the leading British Journal of Anaesthesia that questions the use of BMI as a measurement indicating risk and which calls for a better approach. BMI is body weight in kilograms, divided by the square of height in metres.

Annual report card rates flu vaccine as ‘moderately’ effective

Flu monitoring continues year round.
Image: Fightflu
by Anne Crawford

This year’s flu season in Australia might be winding down but for researchers investigating and monitoring the highly contagious and potentially deadly disease, work continues year-round.

Monash University researchers Professor Allen Cheng, from the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and the Respiratory Medicine Laboratory’s Associate Professor Tom Kotsimbos, are part of FluCAN (the Influenza Complications Alert Network), a sentinel hospital-based surveillance program operating throughout Australia.

The Conversation with Paul Myles: Surgery isn’t always the best option, and the decision shouldn’t just lie with the doctor

Professors Ian Harris and Paul Myles (Head of the Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine department at the Alfred and Monash) explain why surgery isn’t always the best option, and the decision shouldn’t just lie with the doctor

Link to full story: theconversation.com/surgery-isnt-always-the-best-option-and-the-decision-shouldnt-just-lie-with-the-doctor-64228

"Diabesity": the arriving epidemic

The diabetes situation in Malaysia is a cause of concern as
about 3.5 million or 17.5 per cent of Malaysians aged 18
and above had the disease. Image: Reuters
“Diabesity”, a term combining obesity and type 2 diabetes, is likely to be the biggest epidemic in human history says a renowned diabetes expert, Professor Paul Zimmet.

For Zimmet, the disease is a global public health issue and Asian countries especially could no longer ignore the inexorable rise of Type 2 diabetes.


3 Nov 2016

Grow, Dan! Movember is here and so is your chance to contribute

Dan Andrews (Immunology) is doing Movember again this year to raise money for men's health research. He is very high-brow in this picture and adding the Mo-Bro look. Grow for broke, Dan!

Dan did this 3 years ago at the Peter Mac and had a competition where the highest donor got to choose the colour he would dye his  Mo at the end. He will run the same thing here and - bonus! - will also allow the winner to write something on his head for the last day (must be OK to be seen in public!!! 'I am a stupid head' is apparently allowed.....).

See the link for donations and the coloured Mo from last time.

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