Events in 2005

The Faculty of Medicine holds a large number of seminars on health and health related issues throughout the year. Please see listing below for event type and registration details. Events which are only available to the Faculty of Medicine staff are indicated as "Faculty attendance only". All others are open to the general public.

Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | July | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

February

SENIORS and other recent cardiovascular trial initiatives
Thursday 24 February 2005, 3.30 - 5pm

Speaker: Dr Marcus Flather
Host: NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
Registration: Margaret Edwards

March

Treatment decision aids: conceptual and methodological issues
Wednesday 2 March 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Cathy Charles (McMaster University, Canada)
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Sian Smith


Is grading degrading? (2pm)
Does medical education need rescuing? If so, from whom? (3.40pm)
Friday 4 March 2005, 2pm - 5pm

Speaker: Professor Gordon Page (University of British Columbia)
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host:Office of Teaching and Learning in Medicine
Registration: Donna Bolen


CSIRO's Preventative Health Flagship and diagnostics for colorectal cancer
Monday 7 March 2005, 12pm - 1pm

Speaker: Dr Trevor Lockett (Diagnostic Stream Leader CSIRO Food Science)
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: The Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sponsored by Janssen Cilag
Registration: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks


A critique of the concept of Social Capital
Tuesday 8 March 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Professor Emeritus Nick Spencer (University of Warwick, UK)
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


Modelling the natural history of cervical cancer and the effect of screening and other interventions
Wednesday 16 March 2005, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Speaker: Dr Karen Canfell, Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit (The University of Oxford)
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre No. 5, Physics Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health, Presented by the Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP)
Registration: Miranda Cheung


Gene transfer strategies to study the neurobiology of cardiac nNOS
Monday 21 March 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Professor David Paterson (University of Oxford)
Venue: Room E401, Anderson Stuart Building F13, Camperdown
Registration: Roger Dampney


The Growing Challenge of Non-communicable Disease Control in the Asia-Pacific Region
Monday 21 March 2005, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Speaker: Dr Gauden Galea, Regional Adviser in Health Promotion (World Health Organisation)
Venue: Kerry Packer Auditorium, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missendon Road, Camperdown
Host: Australian Health Policy Institute at the University of Sydney; The George Institute for International Health
Registration: Diana Freeman


Application of simple and sophisticated risk assessment for water supply in Bangladesh
Thursday 24 March 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speakers: Dr Annette Davison, Dr Daniel Deere
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft

April

Mesenchymal stem cells, the good, the bad and the ugly
Monday 4 April 2005, 12pm - 1pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Paul Simmons (Head, Stem Cell Program Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: The Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sponsored by Eli Lilly
Registration: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks


Reforming Mongolia's health system: from hospital care to primary care
Thursday 7 April 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Michael O'Rourke, Adjunct Senior Lecturer (School of Public Health Associate)
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


Effect of Mammography Frequency and Age at Starting Screening on Mortality from Breast Cancer in Women in British Columbia, Canada
Friday 8 April 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Andy Coldman (The University of British Columbia; The BC Cancer Agency, Canada)
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health, Presented by the Screening and Test Evaluation Program (STEP)
Registration: Miranda Cheung


Record linkage of population data for public health - advantages and disadvantages
Friday 15 April 2005, 1pm - 4pm
1pm - 2pm Lecture
2.30pm - 4pm Seminar: "A Healthy Start to Life" -
An overview of the "A Healthy Start to Life" research theme


Speaker: Professor Fiona Stanley (AC, FAA, Australian of the Year 2003)
Venue: Auditorium, Ground Floor, Medical Foundation Building - K25, 92-94 Parramatta Road
Host: The Medical Foundation and the School of Public Health
Registration: Grant Cruchley


Guns, bullets and public health in the Pacific: taking the handle off the ammo pump
Thursday 21 April 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Adjunct Associate Professor Philip Alpers
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft

May

Alcohol, HIV/AIDS and women’s health risks at Angkor Wat: The confrontation of health promotion with beer promotion in Cambodia
Monday 2 May, 2005

Speaker: Professor Ian Lubeck
Host: International Public Health Seminars
Registration: Giselle Lourdes M Manalo


A transcriptional - targeted gene therapy for medullary thyroid carcinoma
Monday 2 May 2005, 12pm - 1pm

Speaker: Dr Marinella Messina (Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore Hospital)
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: The Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sponsored by Servier
Registration: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks


Immunology Workshops: Ten rules of thumb for the presentation of your data in publications, and criticism of everyone else's
Tuesday 3 May 2005, 5pm

Speaker: David Vaux
Host: Centenary Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute, Level 6 lecture theatre, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Rd, Camperdown
Light Refreshments from 4.30pm. Workshop starts at 5pm
All students, post-docs and their supervisors are welcome to attend.
Registration: Cindy Ma or Tri Giang Phan


Tsunami: Opportunity in Crisis
Thursday 5 May 2005, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Speakers: Professor John Horvath (Chief Medical Officer, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing); Dr Malcolm Cook (Program Director, the Asia Pacific Region, Lowy Institute for International Policy); Mr Alan March (Head, Australia’s Indian Ocean Tsunami Taskforce, AusAID); Dr Stephanie Fahey (Director, Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific)
Venue: Eastern Ave Auditorium, University of Sydney
Host: The Australian Health Policy Institute at the University of Sydney; The George Institute for International Health
Registration: Register with Karen Hayward by April 26.


World Health: the history of a twentieth century idea
Thursday 5 May 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Alison Bashford, Senior Lecturer
Department of History (University of Sydney)
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


Knock-in sense into knockouts
Wednesday 18 May 2005, 5pm

Speaker: Robert Brink
Host: Centenary Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute, Level 6 lecture theatre, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Rd, Camperdown
Light Refreshments from 4.30pm. Workshop starts at 5pm
All students, post-docs and their supervisors are welcome to attend.
Registration: Cindy Ma or Tri Giang Phan


Sunlight and non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Thursday 19 May 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Ann Maree Hughes, Sidney Sax Fellow (NHMRC)
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


Health Systems and Health Status in Asia: Has avian flu had a positive impact?
Tues 31 May 2005, 5:30pm -7:00pm

Speaker: Prof Aileen Plant, Centre for International Health Curtin, University of Technology (NHMRC); Dr David Evans - Director, Department of Health Systems Financing, Expenditure and
Resource Allocation, WHO
Venue: Kerry Packer Auditorium, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: School of Public Health and the George Institute
Registration: Karen Hayward

June

Human models of autoimmunity
Wednesday 1 June 2005, 5pm

Speaker: Stephen Adelstein
Host: Centenary Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute, Level 6 lecture theatre, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Rd
Camperdown
Light Refreshments from 4.30pm. Workshop starts at 5pm
All students, post-docs and their supervisors are welcome to attend.
Registration: Cindy Ma or Tri Giang Phan


Making sense of cigarette brands: How do they work and who are they for?
Thursday 2 June 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Stacy Carter, Tobacco Control Researcher
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Open Lecture
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


To be confirmed
Thursday 2 June 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Elmer Villanueva, Epidemiologist (National Breast Cancer Centre)
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


DNA methylation in cancer diagnosis
Monday 6 June 2005, 12pm - 1pm

Speaker: Dr Peter Molloy, Project Leader (CSIRO Molecular Science)
Host: The Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Sponsored by Mundi Pharma
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Registration: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks


Medicine for the Developing World: Just Rules for Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research
Wednesday 15 June 2005, 5pm - 7pm

Speaker: Thomas Pogge Department of Philosophy, Columbia University; Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, ANU, Canberra
Host: Australian Health Policy Institute (AHPI); Centre for Values, Ethics, and the Law in Medicine (CVELIM)
Sponsor: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology (CHAST); Research Institute for Humanities and Social Science (RIHSS)
Venue: Carslaw 273, University of Sydney
Followed by Refreshments
Open event
Registration: Michael J. Selgelid


The story of CFSE
Wednesday 15 June 2005, 5pm

Speaker: Chris Parish
Host: Centenary Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute, Level 6 lecture theatre, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Rd, Camperdown
Light Refreshments from 4.30pm. Workshop starts at 5pm
All students, post-docs and their supervisors are welcome to attend.
Registration: Cindy Ma or Tri Giang Phan


Diabetes services from community pharmacy
Thursday 16 June 2005, 1pm -2 pm

Speaker: Professor Carol Armour and Associate Professor Ines Krass, Faculty of Pharmacy
Host: School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


WHO approaches to measuring global disease, particularly in an occupational context
Thursday 16 June 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Tim Driscoll, Senior Lecturer (School of Public Health)
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Medical Officers Association: 71st Annual reunion
Wednesday 22 June 2005

Speaker: Lectures, Seminars and Panels on the training the Modern Abdominopelvic Surgeon by a variety of speakers
Description: Five surgeons present on aspects of the theme followed by a panel discussion:

The anatomy of complications
Advances in Prolapse
An historical review of prolapse management: from pomegranates to pessaries
The Use of 3D ultrasound
What place the anus?
Laparoscopic surgery for vault prolapse
Venue: RPAH Camperdown, Kerry Packer Auditorium
Host: RPAH Medical Officers Association, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the RPAH Medical Board
Registration: Roger Garsia


Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Medical Officers Association: 71st Annual reunion
Wednesday 23 June 2005

Speaker: Lectures, Seminars and Panels on Gynaecological Oncology by a variety of speakers
Description:
The Generalist and Gynaecological Cancer: The case for increased involvement.
How pathology is changing
Palliation and quality of life is a team event
Where to with chemotherapy
Quality of Care Symposium
“Is a smooth path to better outcomes real or imaginary?”
Clinical Excellence Commission CEO’s Viewpoint
Investigating Clinician’s Viewpoint
Legal Viewpoint:
Using the Art of Communication
Communicating with patients after complications
Sexual Function after pelvic surgery - we need to talk about it
Psychiatric impact of complications on the surgeon and the patient
How do we improve?
Venue: RPAH Camperdown, Kerry Packer Auditorium
Host: RPAH Medical Officers Association, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the RPAH Medical Board
Registration: Roger Garsia


Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Medical Officers Association: 71st Annual reunion
Wednesday 24 June 2005

Speaker: Lectures, Seminars and Panels by a variety of speakers
Description:
Minimally invasive surgery
What’s new with menorrhagia
Laparoscopy and reproductive surgery
Advancing surgery for menorrhagia
Challenges Facing Innovation in Medicine
Gynaecology - the experts share their secrets
Management of the pelvic mass
Evidence based management of stress incontinence
O & G in the Kimberleys
Gynaecology - It’s not all plain sailing
Coping with the complications of laparoscopy
Safety Issues in gynaecological surgery
Venue: RPAH Camperdown, Scot Skirving Lecture Theatre, level 6 A Block
Host: RPAH Medical Officers Association, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the RPAH Medical Board
Registration: Roger Garsia


Selling sickness: How drug companies are turning us all into patients
Wednesday 29 June 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Ray Moynihan, journalist and former Harkness Fellow in health care policy based at Harvard University
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


An n=1 cohort study of Stephen Leeder’s changing perceptions of public health over 30 years
Thursday 30 June 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Professor Stephen Leeder, Director, Australian Health Policy Institute
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


All mice are equal but some are more equal than others
Wednesday 29 June 2005, 5pm

Speaker: Jenny Kingham
Host: Centenary Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute, Level 6 lecture theatre, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Rd, Camperdown
Light Refreshments from 4.30pm. Workshop starts at 5pm
All students, post-docs and their supervisors are welcome to attend.
Registration: Cindy Ma or Tri Giang Phan


What does it mean to practise public health in a world that is busy globalising?
Thursday 30 June 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Professor Stephen Leeder, Director (Australian Health Policy Institute)
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft

July

In vivo tracking of Cell Therapies, present and future
Monday 4 July 2005, 12pm - 1pm

Speaker: Dr Dominic Wall, Production manager (Centre for Blood Cell Therapies; Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)

Host: The Sydney Cancer Centre Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Sponsored by Biociences Division of BIOLAB
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Registration: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks


Women and Science
Wednesday 13 July 2005, 5pm

Speaker: Barbara Fazekas
Host: Centenary Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute, Level 6 lecture
theatre, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Rd, Camperdown
Light Refreshments from 4.30pm. Workshop starts at 5pm
All students, post-docs and their supervisors are welcome to attend.
Registration: Cindy Ma or Tri Giang Phan


Translating research into practice: Results from the US Active for Life Program
Thursday 21 July 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Professor Marcia Ory, Director, National Program Office project on Increasing Physical Activity in the 50 plus population, Texas USA
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


The great flu pandemic of 1918, and the coming one
Wednesday 27 July 2005

Speaker: John Allen
Host: Centenary Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute, Level 6 lecture theatre, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Rd, Camperdown
Light Refreshments from 4.30pm. Workshop starts at 5pm
All students, post-docs and their supervisors are welcome to attend.
Registration: Cindy Ma or Tri Giang Phan


Going with the Grain: Folate Fortification: an Australian Health Policy Matter
Wednesday 27 July 2005, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Speakers include: Professor Fiona Stanley AC, The Hon Rob Knowles; Chair: Associate Professor Steven Boyages (Chief Executive, Sydney West Area Health Service)
Hosts: Australian Heath Policy Institute, Effective Healthcare Australia, Global Health Institute and Sydney West Area Health Service
Venue: Kerry Packer Auditorium, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Light Refreshments from 5pm and at conclusion.
Registration: By 20 July to Diana Freeman.


Festschrift in honour of Professor William H McCarthy
Friday 29 July 2005, 9am - 4pm

Speakers include: Professor John Thompson, Professor Rick Kefford, Professor, Gerald Milton, Dr Jonathan Stretch, Associate Professor Scott Menzies, Professor Peter Hersey, Dr Graham Mann, Professor BruceArmstrong
In addition to Professor McCarthy, who will reflect on his
40 years of melanoma research and management.
Topics Covered:

the history of melanoma management
primary and secondary melanoma prevention
imaging of melanoma metastases - current and future
strategies for the management of metastatic melanoma
immunotherapy for melanoma
dermoscopy
melanoma genetics
medical oncology in melanoma.
Host: The Sydney Melanoma Unit and the Melanoma Foundation of theUniversity of Sydney
Venue: Kerry Packer Auditorium at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Registration: Jane Aziz

August

New strategies for gene therapy of prostate cancer
Monday 1 August 2005, 12pm - 1pm

Speaker: Professor Pamela J Russell, Director (Oncology Research Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital)
Host: The Sydney Cancer Centre Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Sponsored by Biociences Division of BIOLAB
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Registration: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks


The role of alcohol and risky behaviours in HIV infection in a population-based prospective study in Uganda
Thursday 4 August 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Iryna Zablotska, Research Officer, Cancer Genes, Environment and Behaviour Program, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


2005 Lambie-Dew Oration
Tuesday 9th August, 6:30 pm (doors open from 6 pm)

Speaker: Tim Costello, CEO World Vision Australia
Host: MedSoc
Venue: The Great Hall, University of Sydney
Catering: Dinner and soft drinks provided after the oration
Cost: free
Registration: Tom Ward by Thursday 4th August


Housing, urban regeneration, inequalities and Public Health
Monday 15 August 2005, 4.30pm-6pm

Speaker: Dr Mark Petticrew, MRC Social and Public Health Science Unit, University of Glasgow
Host: NSW Centre for Physical Activity and health; NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity; NSW Centre for Public Health Nutrition.
Venue: Auditorium, Medical Foundation Building
Registration: Adeline Yaw

Sprent Symposium
Tuesday 16 August 2005

Speaker: TBA
Host: Centenary Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute, Level 6 lecture theatre, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Rd, Camperdown
Light Refreshments from 4.30pm. Workshop starts at 5pm
All students, post-docs and their supervisors are welcome to attend.
Registration: Cindy Ma or Tri Giang Phan


Democracies of DNA: The Comparative Politics of Bioethics
(Sydney Bioethics Seminar Series)
Wednesday, 17 August 2005, 5pm - 7pm

Speaker: Professor Sheila Jasanoff
Host: The Australian Health Policy Institute (AHPI); Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELIM); Unit for History and Philosophy of Science (HPS). With support from the Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology (CHAST); Faculty of Medicine; Research Institute for Humanities and Social Science (RIHSS)
Venue: Carslaw 275, University of Sydney
Catering: Refreshments will be provided
Registration: No RSVP Required


My experiences at Radio National
Thursday 18 August 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Alex Barratt, Associate Professor, School of Public Health.
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


Narrative at Work
Wednesday 24 August, 6.00pm

Speaker: Dr Rita Charon, Director, "Program in Narrative Medicine" (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Colombia University)
Host: Medical Humanities
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre
Registration: Jill Gordon


MedSoc review: "Desperate Midwives"
Wednesday 24 - Sat 27 August 2005, 7pm-12mid

MedSoc present their annual Review
Host: MedSoc
Venue: Seymour Centre, cnr City Rd and Cleveland St.
Registration:


Research Opportunities in the Central Clinical School at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Research Institutes
Thursday 25 August 2005

Find out about PG Research opportunities in areas such as:
Behavioural Sciences
Blood Disorders
Cancer
Cardiovascular
Endocrinology
Gene Therapy
Immune System and Infection
International Health
Liver and Gastroenterology
Medical Psychology
Nervous System
Pregnancy
Renal Medicine
Respiration
Sim Disease
Stem Cells

Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Host: Central Clinical School, RPA and research Institutes
Registration: Dina Bowe


Science and Politics
Thursday 25 August 2005, 5pm-6pm

Speaker: Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield, Oxford University, UK
Venue: Eastern Ave Auditorium
Host: College of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine
Catering: Refreshments will be available
Registration: Ms Mary Sweet

September

Access to health services in India: How to improve equity?
Thursday 1 September 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Christine Giles, Director, Australian Health Services Group and Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


A spanner in the works: Resistance to microtubule disrupting agents in cancer
Monday 5 September 2005, 12pm - 1pm

Speaker: Dr Maria Kavallaris (Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, Children’s Hospital Randwick)
Host: The Sydney Cancer Centre Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Sponsored by Biociences Division of BIOLAB
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Registration: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks


How to make money in science
Wednesday 7 September 2005, 5pm

Speaker: Charles Mackay
Host: Centenary Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute, Level 6 lecture theatre, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Rd, Camperdown
Light Refreshments from 4.30pm. Workshop starts at 5pm
All students, post-docs and their supervisors are welcome to attend.
Registration: Cindy Ma or Tri Giang Phan


4th National Symposium - Genes, Neurones and Mental Illness
Friday 9 September 2005, 9am - 4pm

Chair: Professor Max Bennett AO
Venue: Brain and Mind Research Institute, 100 Mallett St, Camperdown (next to Faculty of Nursing), University of Sydney
Host: Brain and Mind Research Institute
Registration: Claudia Pitts by 2 September 2005


Medicine and Dentistry Information Evening
Monday 12 September 2005, 7pm - 9.30pm

Speakers: The Deans and students of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium
Host: Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Registration:
See also: Information Evening Flyer - PDF


Ageing Differently: Potential and Limits, Finding from the Berlin Aging Study (BASE)
Tuesday 13 September, 10.30 – 11.30am

Speaker: Jacqui Smith, Deputy Director of the International Max Planck Research Network on Aging
Venue: Main Lecture Theatre, Clinical Sciences Building, Concord Hospital
Host: College of Health Sciences
Registration: Grant Cruchley


A Study of Patients Admitted to Rehabilitation with Pressure Ulcers
Tuesday 13 September 2005, 12.15-1.15pm

Speaker: Debbie Huxtep and Josie Banks, Urliup Rehab Unit, Tweed Hospital
Venue: Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health, 61 Uralba St Lismore
Host: Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health
Registration: Libby Holden


The epidemiology of overweight and risk factors for liver damage, heart disease and type 2 diabetes among NSW teenagers: Results of the NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS)
Thursday 15 September 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Michael Booth, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research into Adolescent's Health, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


Rotary Bowelscan: FOB testing for colorectal cancer – a 15 year experience
Wednesday 21 September, 4:30 - 5:30pm

Speaker: Dr Martin Veysey, Senior Lecturer, Gastroenterologist, Teaching & Research Unit, Gosford Hospital
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre 5, Physics Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Further Information: www.health.usyd.edu.au


Human Immunodeficiencies and other catastrophes
Wednesday 21 September 2005, 5pm

Speaker: David Fulcher
Host: Centenary Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute, Level 6 lecture theatre, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Rd, Camperdown
Light Refreshments from 4.30pm. Workshop starts at 5pm
All students, post-docs and their supervisors are welcome to attend.
Registration: Cindy Ma or Tri Giang Phan


College of Health Sciences Post graduate Research Evening
Monday 26 September, 5pm - 8pm

Speakers: Representatives of Post Graduate Research programs within the College of Health Sciences.
Venue: Eastern Avenue Complex, University of Sydney
Host: The College of Health Sciences, University of Sydney
Registration: Louise Freckelton


The Market for Human Organs: The Anatomy of Regulatory Failure
Monday 26 September, 5.30pm – 7pm

Speakers: Dr Stephen Jan (The George Institute for International Health)
Venue: Kerry Packer Education Centre Auditorium, RPA Hospital
Host: The Australian Health Policy Unit at the University of Sydney and The George Institute for International Health
Registration: Diana Freeman


Teaching and Applying EBM
Wednesday 28 September, 12.30 – 2pm

Speaker: Dr Martin Stockler, Senior Lecturer in Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Sydney and Dr Catherine Hawke, School of Rural Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney
Host: Medical Education Forum
Registration:


Was it worth the RRISK? Evaluation of the RRISK Health Promotion Program
Wednesday 28th September 2005, 4-5pm

Speaker: Avigdor Zask and Lyndon Brooks, Health Promotion Unit, Southern Cross University
Venue: Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health, 61 Uralba St Lismore
Host: Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health
Registration: Libby Holden


The Contribution of Occupational Risk Factors to the Global Burden of Disease
Thursday 29 September, 1 – 2pm

Speaker: Dr Tim Driscoll, Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


Dementia: Can it be Prevented?
Thursday 29 September, 6 - 7.30pm

Speaker: Lewis Kaplan, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Australia NSW
Venue: Metcalf Auditorium, NSW Library, Macquarie St, Sydney
Host: Alzheimer's Australia
Registration: +61 2 9805 0100


Inaugural Gala Dinner. A Night with Bryce Courtenay
Friday 30 September 2005, 6.30pm

Speaker: Bryce Courtenay and Adam Spencer
Venue: St Paul’s College, The University of Sydney
Host: Hands of Help Inc.
Registration:

October

SNPing away at complex diseases: A "Renaissance" in biochemcial genetics in prostate cancer and atherosclerosis?
Friday 7 October 2005, 1pm

Speaker: Professor Jeurgen Reichardt, Plunkett Chair of Molecular Biology (Medicine)
Venue: Medical Foundation Building Auditorium, Parramatta Rd, Camperdown
Host: College of Health Sciences


Reasons for current low response rates to blood lead testing clinic in Broken Hill
Tuesday 11 October 2005, 12.15-1.15pm

Speaker: Frances Borland, Research Officer, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health
Venue: Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health, 61 Uralba St Lismore
Host: Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health
Registration: Libby Holden


Liver Forum: Biology and Lifestyle
Tuesday 11 October, 8.50am – 5.20pm

Speaker: Professor Peter Angus, Austin Repatriation Medical Centre and Professor George Yeoh, Western Australian Institute of Medical Research
Venue: Foundation Building, Camperdown
Host: The Centre for Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) for improving outcomes in Chronic Liver Disease and the Liver Program


Where is Stem Cell Science Heading?
Tuesday 11 October, 12.30 – 6pm

Speaker: Dr Jenny Harry, Proteome Systems; Dr David Haylock, Australian Stem Cell Centre; Dr Brad Walsh, Minomic; Dr Valerie Wasinger, UNSW; Dr Jonathan Arthur, University of Sydney; Deborah Smith, Sydney Morning Herald; Elizabeth Finkel, independant science writer; Lou Caruana, independant science communication expert
Venue: Edmund Blacket Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick
Host: NSW Stem Cell Network
Registration: www.diabetes.unsw.edu.au/STEM


College of Health Sciences Postgraduate Information Evening
Wednesday 12 October, 5 - 8pm

Speaker: Representatives from the College of Health Science Coursework Programs
Venue: MacLauren Hall
Host: College of Health Sciences
Registration: Diane Ranck
See also: Postgraduate Information Evening Flyer


PHA Impact Award 2005
Thursday 13 October, 6.30 - 8pm

Speaker: Professor Sue Kippax, Director of the National Centre in HIV Social Research
Venue: Darlington Centre, City Rd, University of Sydney
Registration:


Genetics and Public Health Short Course 2005
Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 October

Venue: University of Sydney Main Campus
Host: School of Public Health
Registration:


What's new in strategies to reduce the burden of stroke?
Thursday 13 October 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Professor Craig Anderson, Director, Neurological Diseases and Ageing Division, The George Institute for International Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft

Intermediate Biostatistics
Wednesday 19 October & Wednesday 26 October 2005, 2 – 4.30pm

Speaker: Dr Timothy Dobbins, Lecturer in Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Cost: $44 to be paid on the first day.
Host: Central Clinical School
Registration: Dina Bowe


Lessons from the UK experience in bowel cancer screening
Monday 24 October 2005, 3.30 - 5.30pm

Speaker: Professor Bob Steele, Chair of the UK Bowel Cancer Screening Implementation Committee
Venue: Darlington Centre, The University of Sydney
Host: NSW Cancer Council
Registration: or 02 9334 1753
Refreshments served



The Interface and Tensions between International Health, Global Health and Human Rights
Monday 24 October 2005, 6pm

Speaker: Professor Danial Tarantola, Chair of Health and Human Rights, UNSW
Venue: John B. Reid Theatre, Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), UNSW Upper Campus, Kensington
Host: Inaugural John Hirshman Global Health Lecture


Future Challenges and Oportunities in Healthcare
Tuesday 25 October 2005, 9.30 - 11am

Speaker: Dr Ted Torphy, Corporate Office of Science & Technology, Johnson & Johnson
Venue: MacCallum & Cullen Room, Holme Building, University of Sydney
Host: InnovationXchange Network and the University of Sydney
Registration: , 02 9351 8784


Evaluation of the Priority Health Care Program
Wednesday 26 October 2005, 4-5pm

Speaker: Dr Megan Passey, Director Clinical and Health Services research, Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health
Venue: Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health, 61 Uralba St Lismore
Host: Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health
Registration: Libby Holden


Developing public health in a primary care trust in the UK
Thursday 27 October 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Catherine Hawke, Orange Clinical School
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


Research Master Class: Clinimetrics and Cohort Studies – 1 day workshop
Saturday 29 October 2005, 8.30 – 5.15pm

Speaker: Dr Lex Bouter, Professor of Epidemiology and Scientific Director at the Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine (EMGO) at the VU University, Amsterdam.
Venue: Cumberland Campus, University of Sydney, East St, Lidcombe
Cost: $198
Host: Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy, University of Sydney
Registration: For further information and registration details contact Anne Moseley 02 9351 9547,

November

Award Ceremony: CHS Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries
Wednesday 2 November, 6 - 8pm

Speaker: Jeff McMullen, former ABC & 60 Minutes journalist.
Venue: Courtyard of the Anderson Stuart Building, The University of Sydney
Host: College of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
Registration: or phone +61 2 9.36 6407 by Friday 28 October.
The ceremony will be followed by a cocktail function
This invitation is open to the Faculty of Medicine


Mammalian microRNA's
Wednesday 2 November, 12 - 1pm

Speaker: Professor Witold Filipowicz, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Rd, Camperdown
Host: Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Registration: Grant Cruchley
Lunch provided


Prevention
Wednesday 2 November, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Speaker: Professor Adrian Bauman, Director of Research, Australian Centre for Health Promotion
Venue: Room s102, Level 1, Building S, Faculty of Health Sciences, East St, Lidcombe
Host: Faculty of Health Sciences Dean's Research Seminar
Registration: Grant Cruchley
Light refreshments served


The Salmonella Journey – from diarrhea to database
Friday 4 November, 9.30am – 2.45pm

Venue: Westmead Hospital, Lecture Theatre 3
Host: Centre for Infectious Diseases – Public Health
Registration: www.cidmpublichealth.info


Focus on Ageing - Nucleic Acids to National Policy
Friday 4 November, 9am - 5pm

Speakers: Various
Venue: ANZAC Research Institute and Lecture Theatre, Clinical Sciences Building, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord
Host: 4th ANZAC Research Institute Symposium in conjunction with Concord Hospital Clinical Week
Cost: $75; student, trainee or pensioner $50


The economics of genetic testing for people at risk of sudden cardiac death
Monday 7 November 2005, 3 - 4pm

Speaker: Dr Sarah Wordsworth, Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford.
Host: School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney


Gene delivery for cancers and other genetic diseases
Monday 7 November 2005, 12noon - 1pm

Speaker: Dr Gerry Both, Project leader, Viral Delivery (CSIRO Molecular Science)
Host: The Sydney Cancer Centre Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Registration: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks


Children of the Lucky Country – what can we do to make our socity a better place for our children?
Tuesday 8 November 2005, 10.30am

Speaker: Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW and
Professor Fiona Stanley, Australian of the Year 2003
Venue: Australian Museum, 6 College St, Sydney
Host: ARACY and The Sax Institute
Registration:


Indigenous Palliative Care
Tuesday 8 November 2005 12.15-1.15pm

Speaker: Kate Stirling and Lauren Moran, NSW Department of Health
Venue: Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health, 61 Uralba St Lismore
Host: Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health
Registration: Libby Holden


The SEE NSW Project: applying contempory approaches to spatial analysis
Thursdsy 10 November 2005, 1pm - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Geoff Morgan, environmental epidemiologist, Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health - University of Sydney.
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Kathy Flitcroft


Health Partnerships: Practices and Challenges Conference
Friday 11 November-Saturday 12 November 2005

Venue: Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour
Hosts: Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health, North Coast Area Health Service and Southern Cross University.


EdHealth Conference
Wednesday 16th - Thursday 17th November 2005

Venue: Crowne Plaza, Terrigal
Host: University of Sydney College of Health Sciences


GENETICS
Wednesday 16 November 2005, 2 - 4.30pm

Topics: Transgenics, Finding Genes & Mutations Causing Disease and Gene Therapy
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown
Registration: Dina Bowe


Monitoring to optimise treatment: How can we do better?
Wednesday 16 November 2005

Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Speaker: Les Irwig, Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney.


Time for a vaccine injury compensation scheme?
Thursday 17 November 2005, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Speakers: Professor David Isaacs, Clinical Professor in Paediatric Infectious Disease at the University of Sydney; Professor Tony Adams, Chair, Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication; Mr Bill Madden, National Practice Group Leader - Professional Negligence, Slater & Gordon and Ms Maxine Drake, Senior Advocate, Health Consumers' Council WA (Inc)
Venue: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney
Hosts: Australian Health Policy Institute at the University of Sydney
Registration: Diana Freeman
Refreshements served


What is the future of research publishing? Three Editors and a Funeral
Monday 21 November 2005, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Speakers: Dr Tim Churches, Open Access Publishing aficionado and advocate, Professor Simon Chapman, Editor of Tobacco Control, Dr Martin van der Weyden, Editor of Medical Journal of Australia, Professor Robert West, Editor of Addiction
Venue: The Webster Theatre, Veterinary Science Conference Centre, Regimental Dr, The University of Sydney
Host: Australian Health Policy Institute at the University of Sydney
Registration: or phone + 61 2 9351 2818 by 16 November, 2005.


Rett Syndrome: Diagnosis, Genetics, Epidemiology, Clinical Management and the Parents Perspective
Monday 21 November 2005, 8.30 - 5pm

Speakers: Professor Walter Kaufmann, Director Centre for Genetic Disorders of Cognition and Behaviour, Kennedy Krieger Institute, USA; Dr Helen Leonard, The Australian Rett Syndrome Study, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, WA; Professor John Christodoulou, Western Sydney Genetics Program, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW.
Venue: Kerry Packer Institute for Child Health Research, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead.
Cost: $150 (inc GST)
Host: The Australian Paetiatric Surveillance Unit
Registration:


Sydney Bioethics Seminar Series: Tackling complex issues in an age of ‘wedge politics’, ‘spin’ and ‘the new normal’
Wednesday 23 November 2005, 5 – 7pm

Speaker: Barry Jones; writer, broadcaster and former Labor politician
Venue: Carslaw 159, The University of Sydney
Host: Convened by The Australian Health Policy Institute (AHPI); the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (CVELIM); and the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science (UHPS)
Registration: No RSVP required
Light refreshments served


Research Grants Forum
Wednesday 23 November 2005, 1 – 6pm

Speaker: Various
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney
Host: Faculty of Medicine
Registration:
Open to all researchers associated with the College of Health Sciences, University of Sydney


Evaluation of an Indigenous Health Promotion Initiative: results and lessons learned
Wednesday 23 November 2005 4-5pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Sallie Newell, Epidemiologist, Northern Rivers Area Health Service
Venue: Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health, 61 Uralba St Lismore
Host: Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health
Registration: Libby Holden


Annual Graduate Dinner 2005
Saturday 26 November, 6.45 for 7.15pm

Speaker: Clover Moore MP, Lord Mayor of Sydney
Venue: MacLaurin Hall, University of Sydney
Host: Office of University Relations
Registration:


Teaching & Learning Clinical Skills
Saturday 29 November, 5.30 - 8.00pm

Speakers: Dr Patsy Stark, Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, University of Sheffield, UK
Venue: Clinical Skills Centre, Level 5, West Wing, Vindin House, Royal North Shore Hospital
Host: Northern Clinical Skills Centre
Registration:

December

Lifestyle interventions, physical activity and its contribution to obesity in Norway
Thursday 1 December 2005 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Sigmund Anderssen, Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Oslo
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, The University of Sydney
Host: The NSW Centre for Physical Activity and Health, School of Public Health, University of Sydney


Children’s Emergency Care Project
Tuesday 13 December 2005 12.15-1.15pm

Speaker: Dr Anne Drinkwater and Debra Hayhoe, Emergency Department, Lismore Base Hospital
Venue: Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health, 61 Uralba St Lismore
Host: Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health
Registration: Libby Holden

Registration

  • Ms Jane Aziz
    Phone: (02) 9515 7185

  • Donna Bolen
    Administrative Assistant
    Office of Teaching and Learning in Medicine
    Phone: 9351 3976

  • Dina Bowe
    Phone: 9351 2405

  • Miranda Cheung
    Administrative Assistant
    Epidemiology & Biostatistics
    School of Public Health
    Room 301
    A27, Edward Ford Building,
    University of Sydney, NSW 2006
    Phone: 9351-5994
    Fax: 9351-5049; 9351-7420

  • Grant Cruchley

  • Roger Dampney

  • Margaret Edwards
    NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
    Phone: 9562 5000
    Fax: 9565 1863,

  • Kathy Flitcroft
    Executive Officer (Research)
    School of Public Health
    Room 324, Edward Ford Building, A27
    Phone: 9036 5336
    Fax: 9036 9019

  • Diana Freeman
    Phone: 93512818

  • Louise Freckelton

  • Roger Garsia
    Phone: +61 2 9515 6893

  • Jill Gordon

  • Karen Hayward
    Phone: 9993 4560

  • Libby Holden
    Phone: (02) 6620 2145

  • Cindy Ma

  • Giselle Lourdes M Manalo
    Associate Lecturer
    International Public Health; School of Pubblic Health
    Phone: 9351 4390

  • Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks
    Manager
    Cell and Molecular Therapy Unit
    Sydney Cancer Centre Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
    Phone: 9565 6156

  • Tri Giang Phan

  • Claudia Pitts

  • Diane Ranck

  • Michael J. Selgelid

  • Sian Smith
    Research Assistant
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program
    School of Public Health

  • Ms Mary Sweet
    Phone: 9036 3091

  • Tom Ward

  • Adeline Yaw
    Phone: 9036 3193