Events 2011



January

Future of Risk Assessment in Personalized Cardiovascular Medicine
14 Jan 2011, 1.30-2.30pm

George Institute, China

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


March

Salt Reduction, Hypertension Treatment and Control in Canada
Friday 11 March, 10.30am–12.00pm

Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing

This event is part of the Beijng Health Lecture Series. The lecture will be given by Dr Norm Campbell and Dr Mary R. L’Abbé
. View the event flyer. Contact Louise Freckelton for more details.

GlobalHOME Lecture Series: Health and Human Rights: The confrontation between ideals and practice on the ground
Tuesday 22 March, 6–7.30pm

New Law Theatre 101

Speaker: Professor David Kinley (Chair of Human Rights Law, Sydney
University).
For more information visit the GlobalHOME Facebook event page, or email Anthony Schiemer (Med 3) or Samantha Sundercombe (Med 2).
The Series is supported by Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.

GlobalHOME Lecture Series: Chronic Disease in Africa: Neglected diseases and the health systems we need to alleviate them
Tuesday 29 March, 6–7.30pm
New Law Theatre 101

Speakers: Joel Negin (International Public Health, Menzies Centre for Health Policy) and Prof. Bob Cummings (Professor of Epidemiology)
For more information visit the GlobalHOME Facebook event page, or email Anthony Schiemer (Med 3) or Samantha Sundercombe (Med 2).
The Series is supported by Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.


April

GlobalHOME Lecture Series: Emergency Medicine: Stories of disaster relief from in the field
Tuesday 5 April, 6–7.30pm

New Law Theatre 101

Speakers: A panel of Defence Force Doctors.
For more information visit the GlobalHOME Facebook event page, or email Anthony Schiemer (Med 3) or Samantha Sundercombe (Med 2).
The Series is supported by Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.

Australia-India: Partnerships in public health research and education workshop
Wednesday 13 April, 1.30pm–4.30pm

Conference Room, Darlington Centre, City Road, Darlington, University of Sydney
This event is hosted by Sydney Medical School and is held in association with the University of Sydney’s International Forum "Australia-India 2020".
The workshop will discuss capacity building in research as well as innovative methods for teaching and learning in public health. It will also explore how we can best utilise respective public health expertise to enhance research and education in both India and Australia.
Guest speaker:
Professor Sanjay Zodpey, Director of Public Health Education, Public Health Foundation of India.
View invitation here.
View the workshop program here.
RSVP by 7th April 2011 to Fiona Thien. Contact Dr Dilhani Bandaranayake if you have any queries.


May

GlobalHOME Lecture Series: Indigenous health
Tuesday 10 May, 6–7.30pm

New Law Theatre 101

Speaker: Dr Alyssa Vass (Consultant Health Educator at the Aboriginal Resources and Development Services)
For more information visit the GlobalHOME Facebook event page, or email Anthony Schiemer (Med 3) or Samantha Sundercombe (Med 2).
The Series is supported by Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.

Australia-Africa: The Millennium Development Goals and Maternal and Child Health
Friday 13 May, 3.00–4.15pm

New Law Lecture Theatre 104, University of Sydney

Held in association with the University of Sydney and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) this international forum will look at Building Bridges between Africa and Australia in Child and Maternal Health.
Speakers: Associate Prof Christine Kigondu, Department of Human Pathology, University of Nairobi, Dr Nesrin Varol, Clinical Senior Lecturer, the University of Sydney.
View the program here.
Register here.
For more information, please contact Mohsen Soliman.


GlobalHOME Lecture Series: Maternal health workshop: SCORPIO-style session on how to assist with pregnancy in low-resource settings
Saturday 14 May, 9am–4pm

Speaker: Professor Heather Jeffrey (Chair of International Maternal and Child Health)
Please RSVP to maggieli0612@gmail.com if interested.
For more information visit the GlobalHOME Facebook event page, or email Anthony Schiemer (Med 3) or Samantha Sundercombe (Med 2).
The Series is supported by Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health/.


GlobalHOME Lecture Series: Can we eradicate malaria? Followed by a discussion of Career Pathways in Global Health
Tuesday 17 May, 6–7.30pm

New Law Theatre 101

Speaker: Prof Graham Brown
For more information visit the GlobalHOME Facebook event page, or email Anthony Schiemer (Med 3) or Samantha Sundercombe (Med 2).
The Series is supported by Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.

WUN Public Health Conference: Early Life Opportunities for the Prevention of Non-communicable Disease in Developing Countries
Tuesday 19-21 May

Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai

Sydney Medical School Professors Ruth Colagiuri, Stephen Leeder and Adrian Bauman will join representatives from WUN universities at this important scientific conference addressing the rise of NCDs. View the conference program. More details may be found here.
For more information contact Nicholas Haskins.

GlobalHOME Lecture Series: Women's rights and health: how empowering women is important for development, and the global challenge of FGC
Tuesday 24 May, 6–7.30pm

New Law Theatre 106

Speaker: Dr Nesrin Varol (Senior lecturer in Gynaecology; African Partnership and Centre for Elimination of Female Genital Cutting, WHO)
For more information visit the GlobalHOME Facebook event page, or email Anthony Schiemer (Med 3) or Samantha Sundercombe (Med 2).
The Series is supported by Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.

Quantitative and qualitative mixed methods research
24 May
Fudan University, School of Public Health

Associate Professor Mu Li will present on this topic during her week long research visit to Fudan University. For more information contact Louise Freckelton

Race against time
24 May, 4pm
Fudan University, School of Public Health

Professor Stephen Leeder will present on this topic at the Research Institute of Health Development Strategies, Fudan University. View Professor Leeder's presentation. For more information contact Louise Freckelton

The osteoarthritis epidemic: need to consider prevention and conservative management
27 May, 3–4pm
Beijing

This is part of the Beijing Health Research Lecture Series. View the event flyer. For more information contact Louise Freckelton

An example of translational research in progress: focus on a Chinese therapy – propolis
27 May, 5–5.15pm

International Society of Translational Medicine International Conference, Beijing

Professor Stephen Twigg will represent Sydney Medical School at the 1st International Conference of the International Society of Translational Medicine. View the conference program. For more information contact Louise Freckelton

GlobalHOME Lecture Series: Child Health Workshop
Saturday 28, 8–11am

Venue TBA
Speaker: A/Prof. Kathryn Currow (Paediatrician with close ties to Cambodia)
For more information visit the GlobalHOME Facebook event page, or email Anthony Schiemer (Med 3) or Samantha Sundercombe (Med 2).
The Series is supported by Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.

GlobalHOME Lecture Series: Indigenous health
Tuesday 31 May, 6–7.30pm
Eastern Ave Auditorium

Speakers: Dr Paul Torzillo (Medical Director of the Nganampa Health Council , member of the National Indigenous Health Equity Council) and Associate Professor Ngaire Brown (Director of the Poche Centre for Indigenous health)
For more information visit the GlobalHOME Facebook event page, or email Anthony Schiemer (Med 3) or Samantha Sundercombe (Med 2).
The Series is supported by Sydney Medical School and the Office for Global Health.



June

Chronic Diseases in China: Taking on the Challenges
29th June
, 3pm-4.30pm
University Health Science Center, Beijing
This event is part of the Beijng Health Lecture Series. The lecture will be given by Michael Engelgau MD, MS, Senior Scientific Advisor for Noncommunicable Diseases. View the event flyer. Contact Louise Freckelton for more details.

AMSA Global Health Conference
30th June–3rd July

University of NSW

The AMSA Global Health Conference is an annual gathering of over 500 medical students from all over Australia and the Asia-Pacific region who are passionate about international health. The theme for this year is: One world. One life. What will you do?
Download the information pack.
www.ghc2011.amsa.org.au

Contact Jane Lee secretary@ghc2011.amsa.org.au



July

The International Health Leaders Program Welcome
Tuesday 19th July, 5.00pm–7.00pm
Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle, The University of Sydney
The Office for Global Health welcomes health leaders from Timor Leste, India and Nepal as they embark on their three month Fellowship Program. (Invitation only). Contact Dr Dilhani Bandaranayake if you have any queries.

The International Health Leaders Program Welcome
Thursday 28th July, 5.30pm–7.00pm
Holme and Sutherland Rooms, Holme Bld, The University of Sydney
The School of Public Health welcome health and education leaders from Thailand, China, Vietnam and Indonesia as they embark on their two-week Fellowship Program. (Invitation only). Contact Associate Professor Mu Li if you have any queries.

 



August

Urban Development: Impact on Society and Health
Thursday 4 August, 5.30pm–7pm

New Law 106

Join us for this Public Forum jointly sponsored by the Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease and the Office for Global Health. Download the flyer. For more information contact Louise Freckelton.

4th Sino-Australia Symposium: Chronic Disease research: from policy to bench and back again with Shanghai Jiao Tong University
4–5 August

University of Sydney - New Law 024 and Normal Gregg Lecture Theatre

Our 4th annual research symposium with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine will look at chronic disease research. A program will follow. Download the flyer. For more information contact Louise Freckelton.

The Short Intensive Professional Program in HIV (SIPP-HIV) for African Health Leaders Reception
Wednesday 24 August, 5.00pm–7.00pm

Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle, The University of Sydney

The Sexually Transmitted Infections Research Centre (STIRC) welcomes health leaders from Botswana, South Africa and Zambia as they embark on their three month Fellowship Program. (Invitation only). Contact Mohsen Soliman if you have any queries.

 



September

Canada Research & Scholarhips
Thursday 22 September, 1pm–2pm

New Law 024

Information for staff and students on research funding schemes,
mobility and postgraduate scholarship opportunities offered by the
Canadian Government. Download the flyer.

War Child: A powerful documentary film following the life of a former Sundanese child soldier
22 September, 4pm–6pm

New Law School, Annexe SR444

Beyond the violence, is peace in Africa possible? The African Film Festival is proud to present a screening of the film War Child at the Australia Africa Network's September Seminar. Download the flyer.

 



October

Joint Symposium: Sodium, hypertension, heart disease and stroke prevention. AND : Effective and cost-effective Strategies to combat Non- Communicable Diseases
18 Oct 2011, 2.00–3.30pm

George Institute, China

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



November

Social Marketing - An International Symposium
10 Nov 2011, 9.00am–4.30pm
Darlington Centre Boardroom Sydney University

International Guest Speaker Professor Hong Bing from the School of Journalism at Fudan University in China will be joining a line-up of experts on health promotion and communications from the University of Sydney. View the event flyer. For more information contact Louise Freckelton.

Global Health Challenges and Research
Opportunities

3 Nov 2011, 2.00–3.30pm

George Institute, China

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



December

Birthing Kit Packing Day
7 December 2011

The Great Hall, University of Sydney

Sydney Nursing School staff, students and alumni will be holding a Birthing Kit Packing Day. We are calling for volunteers to assist. More information: Nell King. Register at: http://sydney.edu.au/nursing/about_us/birthing_kit_packing_day_071211.php
View the video from the day.

Joint India Australia Collaborative Cancer Research Symposium: Clinical, Laboratory and Translational opportunities
8 December 2011

Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel East, Mumbai, India

Sydney Medical School is holding a joint research symposium in Mumbai with Maharashtra University of Health Sciences addressing laboratory, clinical and community aspects of cancer treatment, detection and prevention. The Symposium will include experts from Sydney Medical School, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Tata Memorial Hospital, the Indian Cooperative Oncology Network and the Indian Society of Medical & Pediatric Oncology. Download the Symposium invitation here. The Symposium will be followed by two parallel Roundtable discussions to develop potential joint collaborative research projects. View the program. For more information contact Dr Dilhani Bandaranayake.