25 Oct 2019

Photo of the week: 2019 CCS public lecture

Professor Christopher (Kit) Fairley giving the 2019 Central Clinical School's public lecture last week on the topic of "Whose fault is it that Bob caught syphilis?" It turns out that it wasn't Bob's fault, and that he suffers from amongst other things lack of adequate services. See photo gallery. We'll be publishing the video soon so you can find out more.

24 Oct 2019

Using AI to tackle invasive fungal infections

Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah
by Anne Crawford

Detecting and managing invasive fungal disease (IFD) is a growing area of clinical importance in hospitals globally – particularly in an era of rising drug resistance – yet surveillance of these infections has proved challenging.

Researchers in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Central Clinical School (CCS), & General Medical Unit, Alfred Health, have used artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a fresh approach to what’s called anti-fungal stewardship.

23 Oct 2019

CCS recent publications 3-10 October 2018

Scan of lungs with fungal lesions obtained using NLP. These data are
now being used to train a deep
learning image classifier to better help
clinicians pick up fungal infections. Green circles are fungal lesions 
labeled by the radiologists. Orange are NLP identified.
See this week's feature
Recent publications from Central Clinical School affiliated researchers in the following departments:

  • AIRmed
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Immunology and Pathology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
  • Monash Alfred Psychiatry research cntr
  • Neuroscience
  • Peninsula Clinical School
  • Surgery

Monash professor recognised by major US medicine academy

Professor Paul Myles has been elected to

the US National Academy of Medicine
Professor Paul Myles, Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, The Alfred and Monash University, has been honoured by an invitation to become a member of the prestigious US National Academy of Medicine (NAM). He is the first anaesthesiologist outside of North America to be elected to the Academy.

22 Oct 2019

Congratulations to Ee Fang Yu, Steven Ngo, Rose Brazilek and Shane Nanayakkara on their PhD completions

L-R: Ee Fang Yu, Steven Ngo, Rose Brazilek and Shane Nanayakkara
Congratulations to our recently completed graduate research students, Miss Ee Fang Yu, Mr Steven Ngo, Miss Rose Brazilek and Mr Shane Nanayakkara on the award of their PhDs!

Forthcoming lectures by Alfred Hospital WTMS Visiting Professor Jocalyn Clark

Dr Jocalyn Clark, Executive Editor of the Lancet
Dr Jocalyn Clark is visiting the Alfred precinct for one week, 4-11 November 2019, and giving a number of free public talks.
  • Thursday, 7 Nov, 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Friday, 8 Nov, 11-12 am
  • Monday, 11 Nov, 9:30-11 am
See detail about Jocalyn's background and the talks below.

D.S. Rosengarten Prize event coming up! Abstracts close 18 Nov 2019

L-R: Professor Jonathan Serpell, Dr Yazmin Johari (2018 Rosengarten
Prize winner), Mrs Candice Rosengarten, Professor Wendy Brown.

Saturday 7 December, 2019 at 8am
ICU Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Main Ward Block
Abstract submissions due 25 November.
See detail below.
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