UPCOMING EVENTS

OZWAC Heroes and Villians Fundraiser Ball

Have you always wanted to save the world? Or maybe you want to get in touch with your inner dark side? Either way, your time is now!
Join us in the Chairman’s Lounge at Sportingbet Stadium for this year’s OZWAC Heroes and Villains Ball.
With Pre-dinner drinks on the hallowed footy stadium turf, entertainment by the talented Brittanie Shipway and The Veritable String Trio and hosted by the inimitable Tara Dennis, it’s time to get your fancy dress on and let your inner Hero of Villain loose!
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PAST EVENTS

Project Magic Australia

Project Magic Australia was launched at Nepean Hospital on 17th February 2015. This event was organised by Dr Adrian Sheen from the Discipline of General Practice at the Nepean Campus with the support of Dr Lawrence Chu from the Rehabilitation Department.

Jack Daniels, known as the Gentleman’s Magician, is the Australian representative for David Copperfield’s Project Magic. He has generously given of his time to develop the project.

Project Magic Australia is a program that aims to utilise the power of illusions and sleight of hand to therapeutically augment the rehabilitation process.
Read more:Project Magic Australia at Nepean
For more information Project Magic Australia, please contact Dr Adrian Sheen on 0402 753 764

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Dr Adrian Sheen and Jack Daniels

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Project Magic at Nepean - courtesy of The Nepean Press.

ACTIVITIES

Team Based Learning Program

Sarah Whereat, Stage 2 coordinator for Nepean Clinical School, in her role as Rotary District Chair for National Youth Science Forum, attended the Forum for a week in late January at ANU.This forum is designed for year 11 students going into year 12 who are very interested in science.
Read More:Sarah Whereat

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.
Read More: UGM Visit

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

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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