Events 2010



January

Prevention and Control of Stroke in Rural Communities
13 Jan 2010, 2.00pm-3.00pm

George Institute, China

This event is part of the Beijng Health Lecture Series. View the event flyer (PDF). For more information contact Louise Freckelton.



February

Postcards from Wherever
10 Feb 2010, 6.00pm-8.00pm

Footbridge Theatre

Join us for a night of postcard stories from around the world. Hear from students and staff on their global health experiences. Refreshments from 5.30pm. The event is supported by GlobalHOME, Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health. View the event flyer (JPEG).

Informal Dialogue with His Excellency Dr Nelson Martins - Minister of Health, Timor Leste
17 Feb 2010, 1.00pm–2.00pm

Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building

Join us over lunch and listen to Dr Martins speak about his TB research and a new approach to primary health care service delivery introduced in Timor-Leste (SISCa). Places are limited so please RSVP Fiona Thien at fiona.thien@sydney.edu.au for catering purposes by COB Monday, 15 Feb 2010.

The Hoc Mai Banquet
19 Feb 2010, 7.00pm

Great Hall, University of Sydney

Between sumptuous courses of Vietnamese food will be mini-lectures by a series of entertaining and fascinating individuals. More details.



March

GlobalHOME Lecture Series 1: Introduction to global health
9 March 2010, 6.00pm-7.30pm

Eastern Ave Auditorium

We address this fundamental question to kick start the GlobalHOME lecture series. View more details.
The Series is supported by GlobalHOME, Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.

Reducing Novice Driver Crashes: The China Novice Driver Training Pilot Study
10 March 2010, 1.00pm-2.00pm

George Institute, Beijing

Dr. Teresa Senserrick will provide background information on novice driver crashes, major risk factors and potential interventions, as well as introduce the China Novice Driver Training Pilot Study. This event is part of the Beijng Health Lecture Series. View the event flyer (doc). For more information contact Louise Freckelton.

GlobalHOME Lecture Series 2: Aid and its effectiveness
16 March 2010, 5.30pm-7.00pm

Eastern Ave Auditorium

We’ve all been approached at one point or another by someone asking us to donate to some cause. Maybe it’s for mosquito nets in Africa or to help build schools in the Middle East, but regardless of the cause, all of these groups depend on our generosity. So what exactly happens after we donate our hard-earned cash? Tim Costello and Joel Negin address this question. View more details.
The Series is supported by GlobalHOME, Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.

 

GlobalHOME Lecture Series 3: Conflict and health
23 March 2010, 6.00pm-7.30pm

Eastern Ave Auditorium

War and conflict have a catastrophic impact on the lives of people worldwide. It is of paramount importance to recognise the substantial degree of morbidity and mortality, which is implicated by conflict and warfare. Dr Ben Saul, Director of the Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL) and Dr Nick Coatsworth, Médecins Sans Frontières address this critical issue. View more details.
The Series is supported by GlobalHOME, Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.

GlobalHOME Lecture Series 4: Maternal and child health, and Birthing Kit workshop
27 March 2010, 9.30am-3pm

New Law School Theatre 106

View more details. Please RSVP to nvit7048@uni.sydney.edu.au if interested.
The Series is supported by GlobalHOME, Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.

GlobalHOME Lecture Series 5: Managing an emergency humanitarian response
30 March 2010, 6.00pm-7.30pm

Eastern Ave Auditorium

A humanitarian crisis (or "humanitarian disaster") is an event or series of events which represents a critical threat to the health, safety, security or wellbeing of a community or other large group of people, usually over a wide area. Hear how our Australian Defence Force is involved with managing a humanitarian response. View more details.
The Series is supported by GlobalHOME, Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.



April

Economic Causes and Consequences of Obesity
8 Apr 2010, 11.00am-12.00pm

George Institute, China

This event is part of the Beijng Health Lecture Series. View the event flyer (PDF). For more information contact Louise Freckelton.



May

GlobalHOME Lecture Series 6: Climate change and health
4 May 2010, 6.00pm-7.30pm

Eastern Ave Auditorium

A 2009 report published in the Lancet addresses climate change as ‘the biggest global health threat of the 20th century’. With rising global temperatures, current efforts to improve health and poverty will face new and unpredictable challenges. Dr Ben Ticehurst and Dr Paul Beggs bring the health implications of this global threat alive. View more details.
The Series is supported by GlobalHOME, Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.

GlobalHOME Lecture Series 7: Tropical infectious disease
11 May 2010, 6.00pm-7.30pm

Eastern Ave Auditorium

Between 14 and 17 million people die each year due to infectious diseases – nearly all live in developing countries. The aim of this lecture is to provide strong clinical assessment skills in the top 5 killers: malaria, diarrhoeal disease (using cholera as an example), TB, HIV/AIDS, measles. View more details.
The Series is supported by GlobalHOME, Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.

GlobalHOME Lecture Series 8: Malnutrition
18 May 2010, 6.00pm-7.30pm

Eastern Ave Auditorium

Worldwide, malnutrition affects one in three people (WHO, 2000). Malnutrition affects all age groups, but it is especially common among the poor and those with inadequate access to health education and to clean water and good sanitation. This lecture will outline the types of malnutrition and strategies to improving nutrition. View more details.
The Series is supported by GlobalHOME, Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.

Awareness of Women Heart Health - An Inspirational Trip to the US
20 May 2010, 15.00pm-16.30pm

George Institute, China

This event is part of the Beijng Health Lecture Series. View the event flyer. Contact Louise Freckelton for more details.

GlobalHOME Lecture Series 9: Indigenous health
25 May 2010,
6.00pm-7.30pm
Eastern Ave Auditorium

This component of the lecture series will explore Indigenous health aims to engage students to contemplate health in a wider context. It also aims to inspire students with recent successes and strengths in Closing the Gap programs and inform on avenues for action. View more details.
The Series is supported by GlobalHOME, Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.



June

Peace and conflict in sub-saharan Africa: Insights from Research in Liberia and Malawi
18 June, 3.30-5.00pm

Marjorie Oldfield Seminar Room, Edward Ford Building, The University of Sydney

This event is part of the Africa Seminar Series 2010. View the event flyer (PDF).

CVD Prevention: Goals, Strategies, Plans, and Action
21 June, 3.30-4.30pm

The George Institute, China

This event is part of the Beijing Lecture Series. View the event flyer (PDF).

Timor-Leste, Regional Integration and Cooperation
24 June, 5.30-6.30pm

The Great Hall, University of Sydney

His Excellency Dr Jose Ramos-Horta, President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Nobel Peace Laureate presents this public address. View the event flyer (PDF).



July

COMDIS research embedded within national programmes – research into policy and practice
14 July 2010, 10.30-11.30am

George Institute, China

This event is part of the Beijng Health Lecture Series. View the event flyer (doc). For more information contact Louise Freckelton.

Thinking of studying medicine at the University of Sydney?
14 July 2010, 6.00-8.00pm

The Australia Centre, London, UK

If you are considering studying Medicine at the University of Sydney, come along to an information evening to find out about the admission process and hear experts talk about the courses we offer. View the event flyer (doc).

Thinking of studying medicine at the University of Sydney?
13 July 2010, 6.30-8.30pm
Nairobi Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

13 July 2010, 10.00am-3.00pm
Australian Education Consultants (AEC), Nairobi, Kenya

If you are considering studying Medicine at the University of Sydney, come along to an information evening to find out about the admission process and hear experts talk about the courses we offer. View the event flyer (doc).



August

Disability: Research Priorities
4 August 2010

George Institute, China

This event is part of the Beijng Health Lecture Series. View the event flyer (doc). For more information contact Louise Freckelton.

8th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of General Practice
22 August 2010

Shanghai, PRC

Professor Simon Willcock presents a paper on 'The Clinical capabilities that GPs should have’ at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of General Practice. For more information contact Louise Freckelton.

Train the Trainer Workshop for General Practitioners
23 August 2010

Zhongshan Hopsital, Shanghai, PRC

Professor Simon Willcock presents two papers to this forum - 'Clinical training for GP residents’ and ‘Clinical thinking skills for GPs’. For more information contact Louise Freckelton.

Africa Seminar Series 2010
26 August 2010, 3-5pm

Marjorie Oldfield Seminar Room, Edward Ford Building
University of Sydney

The Millennium Villages Project: Helping to achieve health MDGs in Agrica. With Dr Richard Ayah, the Health Policy and Health Systems Coordinator for the Millennium Development Goals Centre in Nairobi. View the event flyer (PDF).



September

Practical Issues in Designing Studies for Comparative Effectiveness
24 September 2010

George Institute, China

This event is part of the Beijng Health Lecture Series. The lecture will be given by Prof. Liz Delong, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University School of Medicine. View the event flyer (PDF). For more information contact Louise Freckelton.

Government Roundtable - Health Research into Health Outcomes
9 September 2010

Australian Pavilion, Shanghai Expo, Shanghai

This Expo activity will explore childhood obesity and diabetes research and its translation into health policy and practice in both China and Australia. Key partners such as the Chinese Health Economics Institute, Fudan University, Peking University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University will join the University of Sydney in this forum with Chinese and Australian Government representatives. For more information visit the University Expo website or contact Louise Freckelton.

3rd Sino-Australia Symposium: Translational Health Research with Shanghai Jiao Tong University
10-12 September 2010

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai

Our 3rd annual symposium with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine will look at basic research and its translation into clinical trials. View the agenda. For more information contact Louise Freckelton.

Translational Health Research
13 September 2010

Australian Pavilion, Shanghai Expo, Shanghai

This Expo activity will look at the translation of basic medical science into clinical trials. Key partners such as Fudan University, Peking University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University will join the University of Sydney in this forum. For more information visit the University Expo website or contact Louise Freckelton.



October

Health Communication Theories, Methods and Techniques
20 October 2010

George Institute, China

This event is part of the Beijng Health Lecture Series. The lecture will be given by Prof. Wenyi Niu. He is an expert in health communication from Peking University Health Science Center. View the event flyer (PDF). For more information contact Louise Freckelton.



November

Health Communication Theories, Methods and Techniques
4 November 2010

George Institute, China

This event is part of the Beijng Health Lecture Series. The lecture will be given by Prof. Stephen MacMahon. He is the principle director of The George Institute for Global Health. View the event flyer (PDF). For more information contact Louise Freckelton.

SEIB Seminar: Public Health Laboratory Network and Dengue Activities in Southern Vietnam
12.00-1.00pm, 16 November 2010

Harold Dew Room, Level 4 Blackburn Building, The University of Sydney

This lecture will be given by given by Dr Vu Thi Que Huong, Head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the The Pasteur Institute Ho Chi Minh City.
Please RSVP to Lou Orszulak.



December

Sino-Australian Symposium: Sports and Rehabilitation Science
NEW DATE & LOCATION:

Friday 17 December 2010

Meeting Room, 2nd Floor,
YI-FU Teaching Building,
Peking University Health Science Centre
38, Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100191a

This joint symposium between the University of Sydney Peking University Health Science Centre and Peking University affiliated hospitals will showcase our research in the field of sports medicine and aim to build durable research linkages. View the event flyer and program. For more information contact Louise Freckelton.
Sino-Australian Symposium: Sports and Rehabilitation Science is supported by the Commonwealth of Australia through the Australia-China Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.