9 Mar 2018

Video of the week: A/Prof Max Ortiz Catalán "Bionic limbs integrated to bone, nerves, and muscles"

The Department of Surgery hosted a public lecture late last year (Thursday 21 September 2017), given by A/Prof Max Ortiz Catalán. A/Prof Max Ortiz Catalán shed light on how biology and mechatronics, for the first time, can integrate man and machine through intuitive prosthetics useful in daily life.

Dr. Max Ortiz Catalán is an Associate Professor with Chalmers University of Technology where he founded the Biomechatronics and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (@ChalmersBNL). He also serves as the Research Director with Integrum AB, Sweden. He received the European Youth Award in 2014, the Delsys Prize in 2016, the SER Prize in 2017, and the Brian & Joyce Blatchford Award in 2017.

Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4zQCSnAi1w&t=4s
Photo gallery: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Jw6yvhlCmA5NY4443

What's on at CCS 12-16 Mar 2018

Dr Ana Antonic-Baker is
one of the new Department

of Neuroscience researchers.
She is giving a talk Monday
12 March 2018.
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

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:  https://www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/headlines/events-calendar



What's on at CCS 12-16 Mar 2018

26 April 2018 public lecture on prostate cancer diagnosis by A/Prof Jeremy Grummet

A/Prof Jeremy Grummet with a colleague. He is an advocate for
non-invasive diagnostic techniques for prostate cancer
You are invited to attend a public lecture by Associate Professor Jeremy Grummet on the Australian revolution in prostate cancer diagnosis, hosted by the Department of Surgery, Central Clinical School, Alfred Centre.

  • Date: Thursday 26 April 2018
  • Time: 5.30pm refreshments for 6.00pm start.  Lecture will be followed by Q&A session
  • Venue: AMREP Lecture Theatre
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: link
  • Enquiries: E daphne.vogiagis@monash.edu T +61 3 9903 0611

Recent CCS publications: March 2-9 2018

Mobile phones & computer
keyboards are pathogen
reservoirs. See study

Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.

  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic (MSHC)
  • Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc)
  • Neuroscience
  • Surgery for oesophagogastric cancer is a double-edged sword

    Prof Wendy Brown (centre) and Dr Paul Burton (to Wendy's left) are co-authors on a paper investigating how surgery, while effective for removing tumours, can spread cancer cells.
    by Anne Crawford

    Radical surgery is the principal treatment to cure oesophagogastric cancer, one of the most rapidly increasing and deadliest cancers. But it has long been suspected that in some cases the surgical incisions involved can cause unseen microscopic deposits of cancer to disseminate and spread throughout the body.

    Researchers in The Alfred’s Hospital’s Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgical Unit investigated what was behind the surgery-induced spread in the cancer with findings that have important implications for further research aimed at identifying potential therapeutic solutions. Two more studies are currently underway.

    Trish Veitch, research chef, passionate about food, cuisine and designing the right diet

    Research chef Trish Veitch (right) being interviewed by research
    dietitian Shirley Webber. See video
    Trish Veitch explains to research dietitian Shirley Webber what she loves about food, cuisine and designing diets as a research chef for Monash University's Department of Gastroenterology.

    See more:

    Participants sought: Gaining consumer views on a pregnancy related information and advice website

    What online information is most helpful for women who have experienced
    miscarriage? Image: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TmtJPpeiSo
    The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre is conducting a study to explore women’s online miscarriage related health seeking behaviours and their views on the design and content of a pregnancy related website.
    We hope to gain a better understanding about what information, advice, support and resources would be most helpful to women experiencing miscarriage. *Please note the aim of this study is not to explore or ask women about their actual experiences of miscarriage*.
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