Events

PAST EVENTS

2017 Nepean Clinical School Tutor Awards

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2017 Nepean Research Day - Thursday 26th October 2017

2017 Nepean Research Day full program including abstracts

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Clinical Supervision for The Hoc Mai Foundation

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The Nepean Allstars - University Winning Team of the Global Corporate Challenge

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The Nepean Allstars

Team members L-R:Kristy Skarratt, Susan Dowd, Annette MacDonald, Stuart Lane, Michelle Williams and Anu Srinath

Rotary Bake Sale

“End Polio Now” bake sale
Over the few months before november, I coordinated an Ongoing Bake Sale in the Clinical School to raise funds for Rotary’s End Polio Campaign
Since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Polio cases worldwide
have been reduced by 99.9%. Every year, 2.2 billion doses of vaccine are given
to 430 million children worldwide. To date this year there are only 12 known
cases of the wild poliovirus, a reduction from 74 cases in 2015 and 37 in 2016.
I visited the Rotary Club of The Ponds on Sunday 29th October to hand over the total raised from the bake sale - $916. The club was thrilled with this result and very thankful for all our support.
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In addition, every dollar that Rotary donates to the Polio campaign is matched with two additional dollars from the Gates Foundation.
Thank you to everyone who baked delicious sweet and savoury treats and to all the staff, students and visitors who donated money to such a worthwhile cause. Well done Nepean!
Tegan Bellamy

Getting Healthy Before Pregnancy Short Course 18th Nov 2017

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PAST EVENTS

Clinical supervision for Hoc Mai Program

Emily Hibbert and Sarah Whereat presented an interactive workshop on Effective Clinical Supervision to health professionals from Vietnam

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The Global Corporate Challenge

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Nepean Allstars

The “Nepean Allstars” win the top team in Sydney University for the Global Challenge.
Each year, for 100 days, hundreds of thousands of employees around the world compete in teams of seven as the Global Challenge (formerly the GCC) https://globalchallenge.virginpulse.com to take them on a journey that will improve both their physical and psychological health and to motivate people to take 10,000 steps per day.
Nepean Clinical School has entered a team in this challenge since its beginning and this year the ‘Nepean Allstars” came first in the Sydney University teams.
This was helped by Dr Stuart Lane, who was training for his swim across the English Channel to raise funds for the post ICU discharge follow-up clinic, and Michelle Williams, who was training for her bike rides to raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research.
From an individual participant perspective, Stuart Lane from Medicine took out the win with a daunting 40,374 daily step average!

“End Polio Now” bake sale

Over the past few months, I coordinated an Ongoing Bake Sale in the Clinical school to raise funds for Rotary’s End Polio Campaign
Since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Polio cases worldwide have been reduced by 99.9%. Every year, 2.2 billion doses of vaccine are given to 430 million children worldwide. To date this year there are only 12 known cases of the wild poliovirus, a reduction from 74 cases in 2015 and 37 in 2016.
I visited the Rotary Club of The Ponds on Sunday 29th October to hand over the total raised from the bake sale - $916. The club was thrilled with this result and very thankful for all our support. https://www.facebook.com/rotaryclubtheponds/
In addition, every dollar that Rotary donates to the Polio campaign is matched with two additional dollars from the Gates Foundation.
Thank you to everyone who baked delicious sweet and savoury treats and to all the staff, students and visitors who donated money to such a worthwhile cause. Well done Nepean!
Tegan Bellamy

Charles Perkins Centre partners with new Nepean Family Obesity Service

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On 24 April 2017, the Nepean Family Obesity Service was officially launched by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard. The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) has partnered with the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network and the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre Nepean to provide the Service.



Here is the link to the first public-facing video promoting:
the Family Obesity Service
It is an introduction to the service from the perspective of a client (Jacqueline Moore). As such it only includes a few contributors and does not focus on the contribution of the various partner organisations or the research aims of the service. My intention for this video was to create something that can be used on the FOS website and shared via social media to generate interest among the general community.



The Nepean Family Obesity Service Opening

University of Sydney article

"Think Tanks” - a success at Charles Perkins Centre Nepean

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Dr Allison (Sally) Poulton

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Radio Interview on 2SER with Dr Sally Poulton - ADHD and Children - 'How to properly diagnose and treat'

Associate Professor Vladan Starcevic

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Interview in the Sydney Morning Herald featuring Associate Professor Vladan Starcevic :
"Do screens make psychotic adults?"
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OCD Awareness Week Forum

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"The fourth week of May was dedicated to OCD awareness. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most disabling and distressing disorders in our community. People suffering from OCD often feel embarrassed by their symptoms and are reluctant to seek help. Unfortunately, OCD is also stigmatised and even trivialised by some members of our community. The purpose of OCD awareness week was to provide members of our community a better informed view of this disorder and to encourage sufferers to seek help. On the 25th of May, 2016, Mani Viswasam and Dr Vlasios Brakoulias travelled to Springwood to present at a community forum together with a sufferer of OCD and a carer. The event was attended by over 60 people and was well received. It also provided Dr Brakoulias an opportunity to highlight the internationally acclaimed research that has resulted from the Nepean OCD Study and to provide hope to sufferers by informing them of the new specialised Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders University Clinic of the Nepean Clinical School which will be a first of its kind in Australia."
Dr Brakoulias and Mani Viswasam

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‘High Tea for Hamlin’

Following the success of last year’s inaugural ‘High Tea for Hamlin’, Nepean Clinical School held a fundraising lunch on 28th October to raise vital funds for Dr Catherine Hamlin and her team in Ethiopia who treat women with obstetric fistula. Our fundraising lunch was well supported by students and staff who enjoyed a delicious assortment of sweet and savoury dishes. We aimed to raise $600, the amount needed to fund one fistula surgery, but were overwhelmed with donations both on the day and in the weeks afterwards, raising an amazing $735.
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“An evening with OCD and Me”.

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Mani Viswasam, Dr Brakoulias, Vicki Riley and A/Prof. Starcevic

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On the 13th of October, the Department of Psychiatry celebrated “Mental Health Month” by hosting a special community event entitled “An evening with OCD and Me”. This event had the aim of increasing awareness of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in the local community. It also enabled the Department of Psychiatry to showcase the high level of research conducted in the area of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders and to inform patients and carers of the services and information materials that could assist them. The evening was a great success with approximately 50 attendees. The event commenced with individually wrapped gourmet sandwiches in the foyer of the South block lecture theatre among the ambiance of exquisite floral arrangements and a sea of conference posters and scientific papers. Presentations were given in the South block lecture theatre by hospital administration, clinicians, academics, patients and carers. There was also fruitful and interesting discussion that overflowed into the foyer where guests mingled whilst enjoying a fine desert menu. The event was well received with calls for it to be held again next year.

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.
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ACTIVITIES

Helping Hand Bag Campagin 2017

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Thank you for your overwhelming support of the Helping Hand Bag Campagin 2017
Together with the Rotary Club of the Ponds, we collected 402 bags filled with toiletries, sanitary items and lovely gifts for women in need

Share the Dignity Fundraising

Share the Dignity thank you notice

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