Events in 2006

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 | Jul | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec

February

Influenza Pandemic Preparedness: Historical, Immunological and Epidemiological perspectives
Wednesday 22 February, 4 - 5pm

Speaker: Hudson Birden, Senior Lecturer, Public Health
Venue: NRUDRH, 61 Uralba Street Lismore (video conferenced to Broken Hill, Grafton, Moree and Murwillumbah)
Host: Northern Rivers University Dept of Rural Health
Registration: Call Hudson Birden on 02 6620 7603 to confirm attendance (limited numbers) or email
hudsonb@med.usyd.edu.au


Uncomfortable Choices: Prenatal Testing, Preimplantation Diagnosis, and Disability
Wednesday 22 February, 5 – 7pm

Speaker: Jackie Leach Scully, Institut für und Epistemologie der Medizin, Basel, Switzerland
Venue: Carslaw 275, University of Sydney
Host: Australian Health Policy Unit (AHPI), Centre for Values, Ethics, and the Law in Medicine (VELIM) and Unit for History and Philosohpy of Science (HPS).
Registration: No RSVP required. Download the flyer (PDF) for further information.


One Medicine: Public Health and the interplay between Veterinary Medicine, Medicine and Biomedical Science
Wednesday 22 February, 1 – 2pm

Speaker: Professor Ian McConnell, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, England
Venue: Clunies Ross Lecture Theatre, JD Stewart Building, University of Sydney
Host: Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
Further information: Contact Marion Saddington


The Calcium Paradigm - Seminar
Tuesday 21 February, 12 noon

Speaker: Professor Christopher Nordin, University of Adelaide
Venue: Concord Hospital Medical Centre, Conference Rm, Level 7
Further information: Markus Seibel 9767 2139



Small, Poor & Healthy: Attempts in New Zealand to Promote Accessible & Affordable Health Innovations
Tuesday 21 February, 4 - 5pm

Speaker: Professor Alistair Woodward, Head, School of Population Health, University of Auckland
Venue: The Portside Conference Centre Harbour Room 4, Level 5, Veritas Building, 207 Kent St, Sydney
RSVP: Evangelie Barton by 17 February

The George Institute Calendar of Events


Impact Factors - measuring research quality
Tuesday 21 February, 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Mabel Chew, Medical Journal of Australia
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Further information: Contact Joanne Elliott


Intelligent Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Seminar
Friday 17 February, 12 noon

Speaker: Professor Lelkes from Drexel University, USA
Venue: Room 431, MMB Biochemistry Building G08, University of Sydney
Further information: Tony Weiss 9351 3464


Patient Safety: Implementing effective solutions - a research based approach
Wednesday 15 February, 12 - 1pm

Speaker: Dr John Ovretveit
Venue: Special Functions Room, Level 1, Westmead Hospital
Host: The Centre for Health Services Research, Westmead Hospital
Registration: No RSVP required
Further information: Lorna Thomas


Meta-analysis of genetic association studies
Wednesday 15 February, 4.30 – 5.30pm

Speaker: Associate Professor John Attia, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre 5, Physics Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Further information: Contact Miranda Cheung Visit http://www.health.usyd.edu.au


MicroRNA's miR15 and 16 in chronic lymphocytic leukaemias
Wednesday 8 February, 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Carlo Croce, Ohio State University Cancer Centre
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute
Host: The Centenary Institute
Further information: Contact John Rasko


A Festschrift for Professor Kim Oates
Friday 3 February, 8.30 - 4.30pm

Venue: Lorimer Dods Lecture Theatre, The Children's Hospital, Westmead
Host: Children's Hospital, Westmead
Registration: By 25 January to dianeh@chw.edu.au or +61 2 9845 3382


ARC research funding opportunities for women researchers
Friday 3 February, 11 - 1pm

Speaker: Dr Mandy Thomas, ARC Executive Director, Discovery Projects, Humanities and Creative Arts
Venue: Carslaw Lecture Theatre 175, University of Sydney
Host: Research Office, University of Sydney
Registration: By 31 January to Lara Fourro

March

Seminar Series 2006 - Nuclear Receptors and Cyclins in Hormone Signaling
Thursday 30 March, 1 pm

Speaker: Professor Richard Pestell, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia.
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Dr John Allen on 02 9565 6192 or Dr Nick West on 02 9565 6163
www.centenary.org.au for further information.


Oxford Health Alliance: Pie in the Sky or Panacea for Epidemic Chronic Disease?
Thursday 30 March, 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Ruth Colagiuri, Australian Health Policy Institute
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre (TBC) Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Australian Health Policy Institute
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Research Training: Electronic Resources & Scientific Software
Wednesday 29 March, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Speakers: Various
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Host: Clinical School and Discipline of Medicine
Course Fee: Five Dollars
Registration: Email Dina Bowe



Evening Seminar: Mobile Phone Use & Road Injury
Wednesday 29 March, 5.30 - 7pm

Key Speaker: Professor David Shinar, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Speaker: Dr Suzanne McEnvoy, Senior Research Fellow, The George Institute
Venue: Holme and Sutherland Rooms, Holme Building, Science Road, The University of Sydney
Host: The George Institute
RSVP: Evangelie Barton by 22 March



Free Public Lecture - Life, Death and Dollars: Does Medicare need major surgery?
Monday 27 March, 6pm

Speaker: Professor Jane Hall
Venue: Room 35, Level 2, Science Building 4 (Harris Street entrance, opposite the ABC)
Host: UTS
RSVP: Robert Button by Friday 24 March on 9514 1734



Medical Humanities Seminar- Medicine & War
Thursday 23 March 12.30pm - 5pm
Friday 24 March 8 am - 5pm

Speakers: Various
Venue: Seminar Rm 6, The Darlington Centre, University of Sydney
Further information: Program Flyer - PDF
RSVP: For catering purposes to Jill 9036 9543



Seminar Series 2006 - Dendritic leukocytes: adversaries and allies
Thursday 23 March, 1 pm

Speaker: Professor Angus Thomson, Professor of Surgery, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Dr John Allen on 02 9565 6192 or Dr Nick West on 02 9565 6163
www.centenary.org.au for further information.


A clash of evidence and practice: Liquid-based versus conventional cytology: a systematic review
Thursday 23 March, 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Elizabeth Davey and Alex Barratt, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre (TBC) Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Australian Health Policy Institute
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Ageing and retirement of the baby boomer health workforce
Wednesday 22 March, 4 - 5pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Deborah Schofield, Australian Rural Health Research Collaboration
Venue: NRUDRH, 61 Uralba Street Lismore (video conferenced to Broken Hill, Grafton, Moree and Murwillumbah)
Host: Northern Rivers University Dept of Rural Health
Registration: Call Hudson Birden on 02 6620 7603 to confirm attendance (limited numbers) or email
hudsonb@med.usyd.edu.au


Seminar Series 2006 - The Global Plan to Stop TB
Thursday 16 March, 1 pm

Speaker: Professor Douglas Young, Fleming Professor
Centre for Molecular Microbiology and Infection Division of Investigative Sciences Imperial College, London
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Dr John Allen on 02 9565 6192 or Dr Nick West on 02 9565 6163
www.centenary.org.au for further information.


Influenza pandemic preparedness from a historical and epidemiological perspective
Thursday 16 March, 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Hudson Birden, Lismore University Department of Rural Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre (TBC) Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Australian Health Policy Institute
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Asthma monitoring: whats useful and whats not
Wednesday 15 March, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Speaker: Professor Peter Gibson, Dept of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Hunter Medical Research Institute
Venue: Physics Lecture 5, Physics Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Australian Health Policy Institute
Further information: Call 9351 5994



Invitation: The University of Sydney Alumni Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, 15 March 6.30 – 8.30pm

Speaker: Dr Robyn Williams, AM (DSc ’88) (Presenter ABC Science Show)
Venue: School of Rural Health, Dubbo Campus, 11 Moran Drive (opposite Dubbo Private Hospital)
Host: Office of Alumni Relations
RSVP: Wednesday March 8, 2006
Further information: Call 9036 6458



First Cancer Reseach Meeting for 2006: Modulation of signal transduction and skin cancer by food factors
Monday, 13 March, 12 - 1pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Ann M. Bode, Associate Director
The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, Austin, USA
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
Further information: Call 9565 6156



Annual Hospital meeting: The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Thursday 9 March, 9am – 6pm

Guest Speaker:(1- 2pm) Dr Norman Swan, Host of the Health Report on the ABC Radio National
Venue: Lorimer Dods Lecture Theatre, The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Host: The Education Department, The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Further information: Call 9845 2091


Governing health technologies across national boundaries: challenges for public health
Thursday 9 March, 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Nick Fox, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre (TBC) Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Australian Health Policy Institute
Further information: Call 9036 5336


Substance Abuse Research Seminar
Wednesday 1 March, 9am – 5pm

Speakers: Various
Venue: Darlington Centre, 174 City Road, Darlington
Host: Faculty of Medicine
Course Fee: $90 Dollars
Further information: Program Flyer - PDF
Email:

April

Analysing differences in clinical outcomes among hospitals
Thursday 27 April, 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Judy Simpson, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre (TBC) Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Australian Health Policy Institute
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Early indicators of long term health consequence:childhood caries in Aboriginal populations
Wednesday 26 April, 4 - 5pm

Speaker: Glenn Hughes, Dentist, Dharah Gibinj Aboriginal Medical Services
Venue: NRUDRH, 61 Uralba Street Lismore (video conferenced to Broken Hill, Grafton, Moree and Murwillumbah)
Host: Northern Rivers University Dept of Rural Health
Registration: Call Hudson Birden on 02 6620 7603 to confirm attendance (limited numbers) or email
hudsonb@med.usyd.edu.au


Memorial Ceremony
Monday 10 April, 10am

Venue: Great Hall, The University of Sydney
RSVP: Office of University Relations

Enquiries only: Call 9351 2673
http://www.usyd.edu.au/alumni


Too good to be true? The detection and treatment of exaggerated health messages
Monday 10 April, 2 – 6.30pm

Speakers: Associate Professors Steve Woloshin & Lisa Schwartz
Venue: The Darlington Centre, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Call Ingrid Evans on 02 9036 5041
http://www.health.usyd.edu.au for further information.


Book Launch - The ethics of inheritable genetic modification
Monday 10 April, 6.00 for 6.30pm

Edited by: Professor John Rasko, Gabrielle O'Sullivan and Rachel Ankeny
Venue: Gleebooks - 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
RSVP: To Gleebooks on 9660 2333
See Launch Invitation - PDF - for further information.


Gala Dinner - Casino Royale
Friday 7 April, 7pm

Master Cardsharp: Adam Spencer
Venue: Courtyard Blg 39, Old Gladesville Hospital, Gladesville
Entertainment: Maureen "Dusty" Elkner
Host: Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre
RSVP: 24 March 2006
Registration: Barbara Howard on 9844 6805
for further information.


Pathway Architect Workshop
Thursday 6 April, 2.30 - 4pm

Venue: Level 2, Medical Foundation Building (K25), University of Sydney, 92 - 94 Parramatta Road Camperdown
Registration: Call Craig Campbell 9036 3323 to confirm attendance or email craigc@physiol.usyd.edu.au
Further information: Program Flyer - PDF

Should the impact of information drive decisions about the content of written material for patients?
Thursday 6 April, 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Heather Davey, School of Public Health
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Australian Health Policy Institute
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Demonstration - Pacific Laboratory Products
Thursday 6 April, 10.30am

Venue: Level 3, Common Room, Medical Foundation Building
Further information: Dans Scholes on 1800 723 405
danspacificlab.com.au
Further information: Program Flyer - PDF


Gene Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Tuesday 4 April, 3pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Daniel Sterman
Venue: ANZAC Research Institute Seminar Room, Concord Hospital, Hospital Road (near gate 3)
Host: ANZAC Research Institute
Further information: Call 9767 9100



New glucocorticoids on the horizon, Teaching old drugs new tricks
Tuesday 4 April, 12 noon

Speaker: Professor Frank Buttgeriet, Hospital Charite, Humboldt University Berlin
Venue: Conference Rm, Level 7 Concord Hospital Medical Centre (opp main blg)
Host: Dept of Endocrinology
Further information: Call Markus Seibel on 9767 6109



Targeted Alpha Therapy for the Treatment of Cancer
Monday 3 April, 12noon - 1pm

Speaker: Professor Barry J Allen
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missendon Road
Host: St George Cancer Care Centre and St George Hospital Clinical School
Further information: Call 9565 6156

May

Graduate-entry Medicine and Dentistry - Information Evening
Monday 29 May, 6 -7.30pm

Speakers: Students and staff from the graduate-entry Medical and Dentistry programs
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney
Registration: By emailing
Further information: See the Future students section of the site
Join us for information on these two graduate-entry programs. Speak with current students and hear about curriculum and admissions requirements. Refreshments provided.


Renal cancer: hypertension, obesity and diet.
Thursday 25 May, 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Kaye Brock, Faculty of Health Sciences
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre (TBC) Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Australian Health Policy Institute
Further information: Call 9036 5336


Statistical issues in Critical Review of Biomedical Research
Wednesday 24 May, 4 - 5pm

Speaker: Arul Ernest, Biostatistician, NRUDRH
Venue: NRUDRH, 61 Uralba Street Lismore (video conferenced to Broken Hill, Grafton, Moree and Murwillumbah)
Host: Northern Rivers University Dept of Rural Health
Registration: Call Hudson Birden on 02 6620 7603 to confirm attendance (limited numbers) or email
hudsonb@med.usyd.edu.au

3 Day Workshop on Essential Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
24 - 26 May

Speaker: Professor Mark Woodward & Dr Frederica Barzi
Venue: Melbourne
Host: The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney
Registration: Please see URL below and for further information
The George Institute

Policy Responses to Contemporary Health Issues
Tuesday 23 May, 5.30 – 7.30 pm

Speakers: Emeritus Professor Bob Douglas AO, Chair, Australia 21, Professor Tony McMichael, Director, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Professor Stephen Leeder AO, Director, Australian Health Policy Institute at the University of Sydney
Venue: Auditorium, Kerry Packer Education Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Australian Health Policy Institute Seminar
RSVP:By 18 May 2006 to Diana Freeman:9351 2818


Seminar - Regulation of immune recognition molecules,
MHC-I and ICAM-1, by flaviviruses

Thursday 18 May, 1 pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Alison Kesson
Venue: The Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre Level 6, Building 93 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: The Centenary Institute

For further information


Pathways in health promotion: Analyses of the work, training, teaching and career options in health promotion in Germany
Thursday 18 May, 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Kerstin Walther, University of Lueneburg, Germany
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre (TBC) Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Australian Health Policy Institute
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Optimal recall length in survey design
Thursday 11 May, 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Philip Clarke, Associate Professor (Research)
School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre , Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Advancing therapeutic strategies in viral hepatitis
Tuesday 9 May, 1 pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Greg Dore, Head of Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program School of Medicine, National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, UNSW
Venue: The Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Further information: Call 9565 6156


Is there a safe level of sun exposure?
Thursday 4 May, 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Australian Health Policy Institute
This seminar is being videoconferenced to: Orange Clinical School, The George Institute and the Children's Hopsital, Westmead.
Further information: Call 9036 5336

June

Competency based education on drug and alcohol
Wednesday 28 June, 4 - 5pm

Speaker: Michelle Daly, Area Clinical Nurse Consultant, Drug & Alcohol, NCAHS
Venue: NRUDRH, 61 Uralba Street Lismore (video conferenced to Broken Hill, Grafton, Moree and Murwillumbah)
Host: Northern Rivers University Dept of Rural Health
Registration: Call Hudson Birden on 02 6620 7603 to confirm attendance (limited numbers) or email
hudsonb@med.usyd.edu.au


Improving Health Care to Reduce Racial Disparities in Health
Wednesday 28 June, 12.45pm – 2pm (lunch from 12.30pm)

Speaker: Associate Professor, John Ayanian,
Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health
Venue: The George Institute for International Health, Level 10
King George V Building, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown Sydney
Further information: Call 9993 4592



Melanoma Research - One Day Conference
Thursday, 15 June 9am - 5.00pm

Speakers: Various
Venue: Sydney Convention Centre, Room Bayside 201
Host: Sydney Cancer Centre
Registration: and for more information see Melanoma Research 2006 - PDF


Inequalities in health and the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health.
Wednesday 14 June, 5-6pm, with refreshments to follow

Speaker: Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director International Institute for Society and Health, University College London.
Venue: Webster Theatre, Veterinary Science Conference Centre, Regimental Crescent, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
RSVP: To Martha McCall by 7th of June 2006



The Erosion of the Moral Purpose of the Nursing Profession: Emerging Perspectives
Tuesday 6 June, 5.30 – 7.30 pm

Speakers: Professor Jocalyn Lawler, Professor of Nursing & Dean, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery at the University of Sydney,
Mr Stuart Newman, Lecturer in Health Services Management and Director, International and Professional Relations, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sydney.
Venue: Auditorium, Kerry Packer Education Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Australian Health Policy Institute Seminar
RSVP:By 02 June 2006 to Diana Freeman:9351 2818

For further information


TBC
Thursday 1 June, 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Jim Gillespie, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre (TBC) Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Australian Health Policy Institute
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Sydney Bioethics Seminar Series - Cloning and Stem Cell Research
Thursday, 1 June 5 - 7pm

Speaker: Professor Leone Skene
Venue: Auditorium, Kerry Packer Education Centre, RPA Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: AHPI, VELIM, HPS, CHAST, RIHSS
Registration: Free and open to the public
RSVP: Diana Freeman (02) 9351 2818
Visit website below for further information
http://www.usyd.edu.au/bioethics/news/news.shtml

July

Pain Management Symposium
Friday & Saturday 28 - 29th July 2006

Key Speaker: Various , Download Flyer
Venue: Centenary Lecture Theatre, Royal North Shore Hospital
Host: Royal North Shore Hospital
More Information: Please call 02 9926 7386
Download registration form flyer


Seminar Series - "p53 regulation through meeting points and cascades"
Thursday 27 July, 1pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Ygal Haupt, The Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology The Hebrew University, Israel
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre Level 6, Building 93 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology
For more information: Call 02 9565 6156


Expectations of treatment in central-western New South Wales: Aboriginal patients as 'individuals' and 'social persons'
Thursday 27 July, 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Daniela Heil
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Australian Health Policy Institute
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Research Seminar - Relations between undergraduate student learning and research active teaching departments
Wednesday 26 July 4.00 - 5.30pm

Key Speaker: Professor Keith Trigwell University of Oxford; (from October 2006: Professor and Director of the ITL, University of Sydney)
Venue: ITL Meeting Room, Room 354 Carslaw Building
Host: Institute for Teaching & Learning's Research & Development
Please note:Attendance at this seminar is by RSVP only ­ by Friday, 21st July, to Kim McShane
More Information:


Seminar Series - "Antisense as a Therapeutic. New chemistries come of age."
Tuesday 25 July, 1pm

Speaker: Dr Phil Kearney, Director of External Research
Santaris Pharma, Copenhagen
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre Level 6, Building 93 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology
For more information: Call 02 9565 6156


Seminar Series - Immunity throught DNA deamination
Thursday 20 July, 1pm

Speaker: Professor Michael Neuberger, Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry Division Medical Research Council Library of Molecular Biology, Cambridge University
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre Level 6, Building 93 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology
For more information: Call 02 9565 6156


Seminar - The renin-expressing cell and development of the kidney
vasculature

Wednesday 12 July, 1 - 2pm

Key Speaker: Professor Kenneth Gross, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, University at Buffalo, USA.
Venue:Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, Pharmacy Building
Host: Faculty of Pharmacy
More Information: Dr Nenad Petrovic
If you would like to meet with Professor Gross you should contact Dr Nenad Petrovic to arrange a meeting - All Welcome


Meeting - Face and Hand Transplantation
Tuesday 11 July, 9am - 12 noon

Speaker: Professor Xavier Martin & Professor Sylvie Testelin
Venue: Kerry Packer Auditorium, Education Centre, Level 4 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Registration: and further information contact Graham Kyd on 9515 7274


Seminar - Bioinformatics of Aggregation - Prone Proteins
Monday 10 July, 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Michael Wise (The University of Western Australia)
Venue:D T Anderson Lecture Theatre, Heydon Laurence Building, A08
Host:The school of Biological Sciences and Subit
All Welcome


"Basic Research: The Foundation For Improving Health"
Monday 3 July, 9 am - 4 pm

Key Speaker: Professor Graeme Clark, inventor of the bionic ear, a distinguished alumnus of the Faculty of Medicine.
Speakers:Jonathan Stone, Paul Martin, Elspeth McLachlan, Bill Blessing, Juergen Reichardt, Jasmine Henderson, Cathy Leamey, Georges Grau and Stephen Twigg.
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium
Host: Bosch Institute
Registration: Please RSVP by June 23 to Yvonne Smythe 9351 2841 or
yvonnes@medsci.usyd.edu.au


Gene Therapy for HIV AIDS
Monday 3 July, 12 - 1pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Geoffrey Symonds, Senior Research Director and Global Product Leader
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute , Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Registration: Please RSVP by June 23 to Yvonne Smythe 9351 2841 or
yvonnes@medsci.usyd.edu.au

August

Med Revue
Wednesday 30 August - 02 September 7.30pm

About: Memiors of Amnesia - USyd Med Revue 06, where nothing is sacred. Featuring John Howard, Dr Nick,The Beaconsfield miners, OBGYNkenobi, and tunes artfully stolen from Robbie Williams, Queen and West Side Story.
Venue: The Seymour Centre, corner City Road and Cleveland Street
Costs:$18 for students, $22 for adults, $50 VIP
Bookings: Over the phone call the Seymour Centre Box Office on 9351 7940 or Medsoc bookshop on 9351 2482. For VIP tickets contact Sameer at


Seminar: Who cares? the Commonwealth v. the states in Australian health policy
Thursday 31 August , 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Jim Gillespie, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre,Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Introductory training course: Clinical Research Methods
Wednesday, 30 August, 1.30pm - 4.05pm

Speakers: Professors Colin Sullivan, Bob Cumming and Paul Seale
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Course fee: $5 (cash/cheque)
Registration: Email


Research Seminar - Tutor development: outcomes and learnings from a collaboration between the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney
Wednesday 30 August 4.00 - 5.30pm

Key Speakers: Dr Amani Ahmed, Dr Rosina Mladenovic and Dr Gayle Morris
Venue: ITL Meeting Room, Room 354 Carslaw Building
Host: Institute for Teaching & Learning's Research & Development
More Information:


ANZAC Research Institute Seminar:"New Genes for Human Reproduction and Puberty:Genotype-Phenotype Evidence from Human Models"
Wednesday 30 August 12 noon

Speaker: William F Crowley Jr MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director, Harvard-wide Reproductive Endocrinology Center
Venue: ANZAC Research Institute Seminar Room
More Information: call 9767 9100


Seminar: What’s new in strategies to reduce the burden of stroke?
Thursday 24 August , 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Professor Craig Anderson
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre,Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Further information: Call 9036 5336



How to get published in the New England Journal of Medicine
Wednesday 23 August 3.30 - 4.30 pm

Key Speakers: Jeffrey M. Drazen, Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine & Parker B. Frances Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chair: Dr Martin Van der Weyden, Editor, Medical Journal of Australia
Venue: The Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
RSVP: Diana Freeman on email or phone: (02) 93512818 by Friday, 18th August


Master of International Public HealthSeminar: Breastfeeding practices and associated factors among children under 24 months of age in Timor-Leste
Wednesday 23 August , 3- 4pm

Speaker: Dr Upul Senarath, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Seminar: How healthy are our children?
Tuesday 22 August , 12.00 - 1pm

Speaker:Dr Michael Booth, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
Venue: Conference Room, Administration Building, Cumberland Campus East Street, Lidcombe, The University of Sydney
Further information: Call Philippa Harrington on 9351 9123



The New Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights - Are Global rules possible
Thurdsay 17 August 5.30 - 7.30 pm

Speaker: Hon Justice Michael Kirby, High Court of Austalia
Venue: The Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
RSVP: Diana Freeman on email or phone: (02) 93512818 by Friday, 11th August


Seminar: Building capacity for a tobacco-free world: civil society’s response.
Thursday 17 August , 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Mary Assunta, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre,Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Research Seminar - Variation and common themes in ways of experiencing teaching and ways of experiencing the dissemination of teaching innovations
Wednesday 16 August 4.00 - 5.30pm

Key Speaker: Dr Jo McKenzie, Institute for Interactive Media and Learning; University of Technology, University of Sydney
Venue: ITL Meeting Room, Room 354 Carslaw Building
Host: Institute for Teaching & Learning's Research & Development
More Information:


Seminar: Size and reporting of margins of excision of melanoma in NSW: How adequate are they?
Wednesday 16 August , 4.30 - 5.30pm

Speaker: Professor Bruce Armstrong, Director of Research, Sydney Cancer Centre and Professor of Public Health, The University of Sydney.
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre 5, Physics Building
Host: School of Public Health, presented by the Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP)
Further information: Call Miranda Cheung on 9351 5334



Seminar: Access and barriers to healthcare: The sub-Saharan refugee cohort in New South Wales; and The Sydney experience of a refugee clinic for children.
Thursday 10 August , 1 - 2pm

Speakers:Mohamud Sheikh and Dr Nicholas Wood, National Center for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
Venue: Marjorie Oldfie
ld Lecture Theatre,Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Seminar: How to spend $50 billion to make the world a better place
Tuesday 8 August , 6.30pm

Speaker: Bjørn Lomborg, Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen Consensus Center, Copenhagen Business School and guest of the Centre for Independent Studies
Venue: Seymour Theatre Centre
Cost: $20/$15
Bookings: 02 9351 7940
Limited FREE tickets for University of Sydney students. Show your ACCESS card at the Seymour Centre box office to pick up a free ticket.


Seminar: Can self-assessed quality of life using the EQ-5D be used for risk prediction in patients with type 2 diabetes?
Friday 4 August , 3.30 - 5.00pm

Speakers: Dr Philip Clarke & Dr Alison Hayes
Venue: Meeting Rooms A&B, Level 5, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Building F, 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown
Host: NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
Further information: Call 9562 5000



Seminar: Seven Trips to Tibet - the place, the people and the Iodine Deficiency Disorders elimination project.
Thursday 3 August , 1 - 2pm

Speaker: Dr Mu Li, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre,Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Development Seminar - Focusing on the Future: Discipline-based Learning and Teaching Initiatives and Higher Education Enterprise Development
Wednesday 2 August 4.00 - 5.30pm

Key Speaker: Dr Janice Orrell, Director, Discipline Based Activities, Resource Id. Network, Special Projects; Carrick Institute for Learning & Teaching in Higher Education
Venue: ITL Meeting Room, Room 354 Carslaw Building
Host: Institute for Teaching & Learning's Research & Development
More Information:

September

Research Training: Thesis, Grant and Journal Article Writing
Wednesday 27 September 2006, 2pm - 4.30pm

Speakers: Associate Professor Jillian Kril, Dr Cheryl Salome
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Host: Central Clinical School
Course Fee: $5 cash/cheque
Registration:Email Dina Bowe


One day workshop: Proteomic Bioinformatics Workshop
Friday 22 September 2006, 8:45 am to 4:45 pm

Speakers: Dr Ben Crossett, Dr Stuart Cordwell and Dr Jonathan Arthur
Venue: Medical Foundation Auditorium and Advanced Bioinformatics Training Facility (Room 142) Medical Foundation Building (K25)
Host: Central Clinical School
Course Fee: $200 (ex GST) per person (includes morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea)
Registration:Email Dina Bowe


Seminar: Getting your public health message across
Thursday 21 September, 1 - 2pm

Speakers: Mark Ragg and Melissa Sweet, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Seminar: Electronic Decision Support Systems
Wednesday 20 September, 4.30 - 5.30pm

Speaker: Professor Enrico Coiera
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre 5, Physics Building
Host: School of Public Health Seminar
Further information: Call Miranda Cheung on 9351 5334



Seminar: New Models of Primary Prevention: How well do they translate into action?
Wednesday 20 September, 5.30 - 7.30 pm

Speakers: Professor Boyd Swinburn & Emeritus Professor Stewart Truswell
Venue: Auditorium at the Kerry Packer Education Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown.
Host: Australian Health Policy Institute
Further information: Call Diana Freeman 93512818



9th Stem Cell Workshop: The Science and Politics of Nuclear Programming
Tuesday 19 September, 12.30 - 5.30pm

Speakers: Various see Program
Venue: Prince of Wales Hospital
Registration & Program: Download PDF for more information
Contact: Sophie Diller on 9382 4856 or


Seminar: Australia’s Aboriginal population: Australia’s Statistical Performance
Thursday 14 September, 1 - 2pm

Speakers: Professor Richard Madden, Director, National Centre for Classification in Health, University of Sydney
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Further information: Call 9036 5336



Symposia: Alcohol in Australian Indigenous Communities
Wednesday September 13, 5 - 6.30pm

Chair: Sandra Eades, Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health, Sax Institute, Sydney
Venue: Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, Sydney.
Host: The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Cost: Free
More Information: www.isbra2006.com


Research Seminar - Practice-based research into ideas, symbols, and the resultant techniques for painting in oils about the theme of divinity
Wednesday 13 September 4.00 - 5.30pm

Key Speaker: Inje Jarosiewicz, Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Sydney
Venue: ITL Meeting Room, Room 354 Carslaw Building
Host: Institute for Teaching & Learning's Research & Development
More Information:


Seminar: Excellence in Postgraduate Research in Heart Research, Cystic Fibrosis, Saviour Siblings and Searching for the Hand of Morpheus.
Wednesday 13 September, 2.00pm - 4.20pm

Speakers: Four postgraduate research students present their work in progress
Venue: Harold Dew Room, Rm 412, Level 4, Blackburn Building, University of Sydney
Host: Central Clinical School
Registration:Email Dina Bowe


Seminar - Understanding the basis of downregulation of KAI1 in urological cancers
Tuesday 12 September 1 pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Paul Jackson
Venue: The Centenary Institute, Lecture Theatre Level 6, Building 93 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: The Centenary Institute
More information: call 9565 6156 or email
All Welcome


Symposia: Putting evidence into alcohol policy
Monday September 11, 7- 8.30pm

Chair: A/Prof James Bell, Chapter of Addiction Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and Director, the Langton Centre, Sydney
Venue: Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, Sydney.
Host: The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Cost: Free
More Information: www.isbra2006.com


Seminar: Australia and Oceania: History of the social determinants of health
Thursday 7 September , 1 - 2pm

Speaker:Associate Professor Alison Bashford, Department of History, University of Sydney
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Further information: Call 9036 5336



NHMRC Clinical Trials Seminar: Selective reporting of the primary outcomes of clinical trials: a follow-up study
Friday 01 September, 3.30- 5.00pm

Speaker: Davina Ghersi is Director of the Systematic Review and Health Care Assessment Team of the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Public Health of the University of Sydney.
Venue: Meeting Rooms A&B, Level 5, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Building F, 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown


Med Revue
Wednesday 30 August - 02 September 7.30pm

About: Memiors of Amnesia - USyd Med Revue 06, where nothing is sacred. Featuring John Howard, Dr Nick,The Beaconsfield miners, OBGYNkenobi, and tunes artfully stolen from Robbie Williams, Queen and West Side Story.
Venue: The Seymour Centre, corner City Road and Cleveland Street
Costs:$18 for students, $22 for adults, $50 VIP
Bookings: Over the phone call the Seymour Centre Box Office on 9351 7940 or Medsoc bookshop on 9351 2482. For VIP tickets contact Sameer at

October

Research Seminar - Teaching and Assessing Reflective Practice and Systems Thinking in Engineering
Wednesday 4 October 4.00 - 5.30pm

Key Speaker: Dr Anna Carew, Centre for Educational Development & Interactive Resources, University of Wollongong
Venue: ITL Meeting Room, Room 354 Carslaw Building
Host: Institute for Teaching & Learning's Research & Development
More Information:

CERA Visiting Professor - "From Marking Time to Moving Forward - Biomarkers of Ageing"
Monday 9 October 1 - 2 pm

Speaker: Professor Donald Ingram. Louisiana State University and National Institutes of Health USA
Venue:Room N248, Ground Floor, Anderson Stuart Building University of Sydney
Host: Centre for Education and Research on Ageing
More Information: 02 9767 7212

CERA Visiting Professor - "Age- related memory impairment - advances and novel treatments"
Tuesday 10 October 12 - 1 pm

Speaker: Professor Donald Ingram. Louisiana State University and National Institutes of Health USA
Venue:AnZAC Research Institute, Seminar Room, Concord RG Hospital
Host: Centre for Education and Research on Ageing
More Information: 02 9767 7212

Postgraduate Study Information Evening
Thursday 12 October 5.30 - 8pm

For information on Postgraduate studies in the Faculties of Medicine, Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing and Midwifery.
Venue: Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney

Conference: Emerging Health Policy Research
Friday 13 October 2006

Key Speaker: Ms Julia Gillard (Federal Shadow Minister for Health)
Venue: Darlington Conference Rms, Darlington Centre, University of Sydney
Host: Menzies Centre for Health Policy
Registration: See registration form - PDF
Program: PDF

Changes in inequality in health and health care:
Evidence from Australian National Health Surveys

Wednesday 18 October 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Speakers: Dr Philip Clarke and Alison Hayes School of Public Health University of Sydney
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre 5 Physics Building University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health Seminar
Presented by the Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP)
Further information: Call Miranda Cheung on 9351 5334


Development Seminar - Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Education and Social Work
Wednesday 18 October 4.00 - 5.30pm

Key Speakers: Dr Donna O’Connor and panel, Associate Dean, Learning & Teaching; Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney
Venue: ITL Meeting Room, Room 354 Carslaw Building
Host: Institute for Teaching & Learning's Research & Development
More Information:

Research Seminar - Technologies transforming academics: Academic identity and online teaching
Wednesday 25 October 4.00 - 5.30pm

Key Speaker: Kim McShane, Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Sydney
Venue: ITL Meeting Room, Room 354 Carslaw Building
Host: Institute for Teaching & Learning's Research & Development
More Information:

Bioinformatics and Proteomics half day course
Wednesday 25 October 1.30 - 4.30pm

Speakers: Various
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Course Fee: $5 (cash/cheque)
Host: Central Clinical School and Discipline of Medicine
More Information: Dina Bowe


Seminar - Overcoming survival mechanisms for cancer
therapy

Tuesday 31 October 1.00pm

Speaker: Dr David Huang, Molecular Genetics of Cancer Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Host: Centenary Institute
More Information: 9565 6156

November

Seminar - Two new meta-analyses in cardiovascular disease: important new findings
Friday 3 November 3.30 - 5.00pm

Speakers: Professor Tony Keech and Dr David Burgess
Venue: Meeting Rooms A&B, Level 5, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Building F, 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown
Host: NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
More information: Jenny Chow

Research meeting - Imatinib and porphyrin toxicity, et al., from the Cancer Drug Resistance Group
Monday 6 November 12.00 -1.00pm

Speaker: Dr John Allen, Senior Research Fellow, Cancer Institute NSW & Head, Cancer Drug Resistance group, Centenary Institute
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
More information:Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks



75th anniversary symposium - Medical research –
working to improve your health

Monday 6 November 2.00 - 5.00pm

Speakers: Professor Bruce Robinson. Professor Carol Pollock, Associate Professor Janet Keast, Dr Jonathan Morris, Associate Professor Lyn March
Venue: Centenary Lecture Theatre, Reserve Road, Royal North Shore Hospital
Host: Kolling Institute of Medical Research
More information: Download the pdf
All welcome - admission free

Seminar - Genetic models to dissect the regulation of the BH3-only proteins
Tuesday 7 November 1.00pm

Speaker: Dr Phillipe Bouillet, Molecular Genetics of Cancer Divsion, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: 02 9565 6156

The Biennial Health Research Conference 2006, "From Cell to Society 5" (FCTS5)
Thursday 9 November & Friday 10 November

Please Note: Call for Registrations and Mini-posters
Venue: Peppers Fairmont Resort, Leura
Cost: $ 85 for students, $165 for staff and the conference dinner $ 55 a head
Further information: 9036 3336


Australian and New Zealand Adolescent Health Conference
Monday to Wednesday 13 - 15 November

Venue: South Centre Sydney Showground, Olympic Park
Host: The Children's Hospital Westmead
Registration: and for more information see 2006 ANZ Health Conference - PDF

Seminar & demonstration - Learn more about revolutions in protein analysis
Wednesday 15 November 12.30 - 2.30pm

Speaker: Dr Cindy Huang, Invitrogen Protein Analysis Technology Specialist
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Centenary Institute
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Download the pdf
http://www.invitrogen.com/blotting

Research in Progress half day seminar
Wednesday 15 November 2.00 - 4.20pm

Speakers: Postgraduate Research Students Vanessa Bock, Peter Tran, Andrew Kengne and Vandana Deshmukh
Venue: Harold Dew Room, Room 412, Level 4, Blackburn Building (D06)
Free
Host: Central Clinical School and Discipline of Medicine
More information: Dina Bowe

Seminar - Overdetection of invasive breast cancer due to mammography screening
Wednesday 15 November 4.30 - 5.30pm

Speakers: Corné Biesheuvel, Alex Barratt, Kirsten Howard and Stephen Morrell
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Free
Host: School of Public Health and Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP)
More information: Miranda Cheung

The Right to the Right Health Care
Wednesday to Friday 15 - 17 November

Venue: Sydney Masonic Centre
Host: Centre for Development Disability Studies and Australian Association of Developmental Disability Medicine
Registration: and for more information see The Right to the Right Health Care - PDF

Varicella Zoster Virus Workshop
Thursday 16 November 12.00 - 5.00pm &
Friday 17 November 9.00am - 4.00pm

Speakers: Professors Myron Levin, Anne Gershon and Judith Breuer
Venue: The Darling Centre, The University of Sydney
Cost: $100 includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea
Host: National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
More Information: Call Ms Joanne Perkins on 02 9845 1433 or email

Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney: 50th Anniversary of the Nepean Hospital and the 15th Anniversary of Nepean’s Clinical School
Saturday 18 November 7.00pm

Venue: Panthers Pavilion, Mulgoa Road, Penrith
Dress: Black Tie Formal
Bookings: and for more information call (02) 4734 2584
Book your tickets online


Seminar - A new map of the world of health decision-making - and its implications for the medical curriculum and for medical practice
Tuesday 21 November 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Emeritus Professor Jack Dowie
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, Cnr Fisher and Physics Rds, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
More information:
Free

Seminar - Nuclear cloning, embryonic stem cells and cell therapy: promises, problems and reality
Tuesday 21 November 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Dr Rudolf Jaenisch, Professor of Biology, The Whitehead Institute and Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Venue: The Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH Grounds
Host: The Centenary Institute
More information:
Free

International forum - Supporting people with disabilities: where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going?
Tuesday 21 November

Speakers: Professor Eric Emerson, Dr Amy Hewitt, Dr Phil Morath & Professor Hans Reinders
Venue: Northern Sydney Education Centre (Room 2), Macquarie Hospital, Wicks Road, North Ryde 2113
Host: Centre for Developmental Disability Studies, University of Sydney
Closing date for registrations: Monday 13 November
More information: Download the forum flyer - pdf

Seminar - Using the expected value of information for sample size determination and assessing clinical trial results
Wednesday 22 November 11.00am - 1.00pm

Speaker: Professor Andrew Willan, Senior Scientist and Professor, SickKids Research Institute & the University of Toronto, Canada
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, Cnr Fisher and Physics Rds, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
More information:
Free

Bosch Tissue Engineering Symposium
Thursday 23 November

Speakers: Dr Hala Zreiqat, University of Sydney, Professor Peter MacDonald, UNSW, Dr Andrew Zannettino, University of Adelaide, Professor John Rasko, University of Sydney et al
Venue: Darlington Centre, University of Sydney
Host: The Bosch Institute
More information:

Seminar - Does the reason for buying health insurance influence behaviour?
Thursday 23 November 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Rosalie Viney, Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), University of Technology, Sydney
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, Cnr Fisher and Physics Rds, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
More information:
Free

Faculty of Science Dean's seminar series - Structural themes and variations among the molecules of life
Friday 24 November 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Professor Jill Trewhella, ARC Federation Fellow, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences
Venue: Eastern Avenue lecture theatre
Host: Faculty of Science
More information: Christine Askew, 02 9351 4123
Free

Seminar - Transgenic mice with sporadic immuno genic tumours
Monday 27 November 1.00pm

Speaker: Australian Society of Immunology Visiting Speaker, Thomas Blankenstein, Max-Dalbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
Venue: The Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH Grounds
Host:The Centenary Institute
More information:
Seminar will be preceded by an informal lunch at 12pm outside of the Lecture Theatre.
All welcome

Seminar - Global health policy – the European perspective
Thursday 30 November 12.00 - 1.00pm

Speaker: Professor John Wyn Owen CB, Chairman, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, Cnr Fisher and Physics Rds, University of Sydney
Host: Australian Health Policy Institute and School of Public Health
More information:
Free

December

"Be All and End All Ball"
Saturday 2 December

Canberra Clinical School and the University of Sydney celebrate the 2006 MBBS Graduation, a USydMP Alumni Reunion and the 150th Anniversary of the Faculty of Medicine
Venue: The Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra ACT
Cost: $ 85 (partners welcome)
RSVP: by 31 August or call 02 6244 3649


Seminar - Regulation of the immune response by cells and cytokines
Wednesday 6 December 2.00pm

Speaker: Professor Richard Flavell, Yale University School of Medicine
Venue: Garvan Institute's NAB Auditorium, Cnr Burton and Victoria Streets (entrance Victoria Street), 384 Victoria Street Darlinghurst
Host: Garvan Institute
More information: Louise Perkins, 02 9295 8402
All welcome

Seminars - The molecular basis of TIMP specificity and Structural and functional study of metalloproteinases involved in cartilage matrix breakdown
Thursday 7 December 10.00am-12.00 noon

Speakers: Professor Gillian Murphy, Cancer Research, UK Cambridge Research Institute, Cambridge, UK and Professor Hideaki Nagase, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London, UK
Venue: Norman Nock Lecture Theatre, Royal North Shore Hospital, Pacific Highway, St Leonards, NSW
Host: Sydney Tissue Engineering and Matrix Club (STEAM)
RSVP: Nghia Le
Lunch provided, proudly sponsored by BD Biosciences

Seminar - Aggregating individual-level covariates in survival analysis: some warnings and possible solutions
Thursday 7 December 1.00-2.00pm

Speaker: Michal Abrahamowicz, PhD, James McGill Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, Cnr Fisher and Physics Rds, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Further information: Call 9036 5336


Information session - Ethical and scientific review of multi-centre research
Monday 11 December 2.30pm

Venue: Tumbalong and Taronga Conference Rooms, NSW Dept of Health, Level 4, 73 Miller Street North Sydney
Bookings: Contact Ms Maggie Lawrence, 02 9391 9427


Seminar - Effective self-monitoring in chronic diseases: the example of oral anticoagulation therapy
Wednesday 13 December 3.30 - 4.30pm

Speaker: Dr Carl Heneghan MA, MRCGP, Deputy Director, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine & Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford
Venue: To be confirmed
Host: School of Public Health, Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP)
Further information: Miranda Cheung, 9351 5334


Information session - National Heart Foundation awards
Thursday 14 December 1.00 - 2.00pm

Venue: General Lecture Theatre, Main Quadrangle Building N205, Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney
Further information: Contact Chris Robinson, 02 9351 479
or Ellen Spinner, 02 9356 7076

Bosch Young Investigators Symposium
Friday 15 December

Venue: Eastern Avenue Theatre complex
Registration: Charmere Coon,
More information: Download the program