EVENTS

EASING THE BURDEN OF OBESITY IN THE NEPEAN REGION - Charles Perkins Centre Workshop Day

FRIDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2014 11:00AM - 5:00PM

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Lise Mellor and Prof. Stephen Simpson

EASING THE BURDEN OF OBESITY IN THE NEPEAN REGION

On Friday 14th November The Charles Perkins Centre Nepean held a strategic day of information sharing and networking at to hear the latest ideas in research, service provision and clinical practice for obesity in our region.

The one day forum was attended by representatives from Federal, State and Local Government, local service providers, education providers, local health representatives, Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, Medicare Local, UWS, University of Sydney and other community organisations.

Speakers and presentations included:

  • Professor Stephen Simpson FAA FRS, Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre, ARC Laureate Fellow Faculty of Science, the University of Sydney – Obesity from the global to local context.
  • Professor Ian Caterson, Boden Professor of Human Nutrition and Director, The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, University of Sydney – Best practice models of care for obese adults
  • Professor Louise Baur, Discipline of Paediatrics & Child Health, Sydney Medical School (Westmead Clinical School), University of Sydney – Paediatric models of care
  • Associate Professor Tim Gill, Principal Research Fellow, The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, University of Sydney – Community efforts to address the obesity problem.
  • Professor Michael Peek, Sydney Medical School (Nepean Clinical School) and Director, Charles Perkins Centre Nepean – Embedding research and education into clinical services

The forum ended with a panel discussion to develop ideas for future action for obesity services in the Nepean area.
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The Falls and Fracture Clinic Sixth Anniversary

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Jennie Hewitt , Prof. Duque and Prof. Papaioannou

The Celebration of the 6th Anniversary of the Falls and Fractures Clinic was held on Thursday 13 November 2014 at Sydney Medical School Nepean.
Guest speakers included Professor Alexandra Papaioannou from McMaster University, Canada who presented on the Treatment of Osteoporosis in Older Persons and Jennie Hewitt from the University of Sydney who presented on Exercise and Falls Prevention.

Preceding this the Musculoskeletal Ageing Research Program hosted a MEET THE EXPERT LUNCHEON where Professor Alexandra Papaioannou discussed Falls Prevention in Acute Care Hospitals

The Nepean Annual Scientific Day - 31st October 2014

The Nepean Annual Scientific Day 2014 Program
Scientific Day 2014 Awards
2014 NMRF Grant Recipients

The Nepean Scientific Day is an annual event where we showcase the work of our researchers (medical, nursing and allied health).
This year, we were delighted to host two internationally prominent scientists, Professor Derek Hart and Associate Professor David Booth.

Visit from Universitats Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Indonesia

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Sydney Medical School has an ongoing relationship with UGM and in June, Dr Stuart Lane and Sarah Whereat welcomed a delegation consisting of 6-7 senior staff from their HPEQ Project (The Health Professional Education Quality Project), Department of Medical Education and Clinical Skills Laboratory.



The purpose of the visit was for the UGM academics to see the educational methods used by us, asking especially for clinical skills taught in our Skills Lab and general practice exposure.
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Midwives Conference

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Midwives training Group

Celebrating the Inaugural Nursing and Midwifery Research and Practice Development Conference

More than 90 people attended this conference which was a forum used to present Research and Practice Development initiatives speakers from NBMLHD staff, Nepean-Blue Mountains Medicare Local and University of Western Sydney and will now be an annual event…
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High Tea For Hamlin
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High Tea For Hamlin Flyer

On Tuesday 14th, 2014, Nepean Clinical School hosted a ‘High Tea for Hamlin’ morning tea to raise funds for Dr Catherine Hamlin and her team in Ethiopia who treat and prevent obstetric fistula. This was the first year that Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia ran this fundraising initiative, with High Tea events being held across Australia during Spring.

Hamlin High Tea

OZWAC Events

Ozwac “Great River Walk and Penrith Pram Push" - Sunday 21st September 2014

OZWAC Calender of Events

NMRF Events

The Governor's Farewell Dinner February 14th 2014
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Her Excellency cutting her cake with Gwen McMaster-Fay

A farewell dinner for Her Excellency Marie Bashir was held by the Rotary Club of Penrith with all proceeds donated to the Nepean Medical Research Foundation.

Read More: The Governor's Farewell Dinner February 14th 2014 -NMRF

Seminars

The 2014 GP Lunchtime Seminar Series of Case Presentations

The 2014 GP Lunchtime Seminar Series of Case Presentations

Research Seminars

RESEARCH GROUP SEMINAR DATES 2014

The Charles Perkins Centre Nepean Opening - Wednesday 9th October 2013
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L to R: Bart Basset MP, Member for Londonderry, Prof Bruce Robinson; Prof Michael Peek; Fiona Scott MP, Member for Lindsay; Prof Jill Trewhella; Prof Stephen Simpson, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

The University of Sydney is bringing its most innovative and visionary multi-disciplinary research and education centre to Western Sydney to find real-world solutions to some of the most pressing health issues in the region: obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The Charles Perkins Centre Nepean, based at Sydney Medical School's Nepean Clinical School,opened on 9th October 2013, will bring together internationally recognised health and medical researchers with experts from fields as diverse as architecture, social sciences and engineering to find practical approaches to help ease the burden of chronic disease.
Charles Perkins Centre Nepean Opening