Events in 2007

Faculty of Medicine architectural plaque

The Faculty of Medicine holds a large number of seminars on health and health related issues throughout the year. Please see listings below. Unless otherwise indicated, all events are open to the general public.

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May| Jun | Jul | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec

January

Centenary Institute Colloquium - Opportunities in microRNA research
Tuesday 30 January, 10.00am - 5.00pm

Speakers: John Mattick, Institute for Molecular Biosciences, Thomas Preiss, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Ken Pang, Austin Research Institute, John Rasko, Centenary Institute, Jennifer Gamble, Centenary Institute, Ross Tellam CSIRO, Greg Goodall and Yeesim Khew-Goodall, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Frances Shannon, The John Curtin School of Medical Research
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Building 93 Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW 2050
Host: Centenary Institute
Registration: Limited to first 100 registrants, please email
Further information: Centenary Colloquium poster

February

Seminar - Within person change and variation in cholesterol: how often should we monitor?
Tuesday 6 February, 4.30 - 5.30pm

Speakers: Professor Paul Glasziou, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, UK
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP), School of Public Health
Enquiries: Miranda Cheung, (02) 9351 5994


Seminar - Patients' obligations as recipients of health care
Thursday 8 February, 12.30pm

Speakers: Professor Martyn Evans, Professor of Humanities in Medicine, University of Durham, UK
Venue: Medical Foundation Building Auditorium, 92-94 Parramatta Road, Camperdown
Host: Centre for Values, Ethics and Law in Medicine
RSVP: Linda Gaze, (02) 9351 7794
lgaze@med.usyd.edu.au

Medical education forum - The summative assessment of clinical performance in the workplace
Monday 19 February, 1.00 - 2.30pm

Speaker: Professor Gordon Page, Dept of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: Centre for Innovation in Professional Health Education and Research (CIPHER)
Enquiries: Sarah Hyde shyde@med.usyd.edu.au

Workshop - Publicising your research
Friday 23 February, 1.00 - 5.00pm

Speakers: Melissa Sweet & Mark Ragg, Adjunct lecturers, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Venue: Room 316, Edward Ford Building (A27), Camperdown campus
Host: School of Public Health
Registration: Registrations essential (only 20 places)
Registration form
Enquiries: Nafisa Alam, (02) 9036 9262

Open to Faculty of Medicine staff and students

Ben Haneman Memorial Lecture 2007 - Being sick and cured in antiquity
Friday 23 February, 5.30pm

Speaker: Dr Alain Touwaide, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
Venue: Friends Room, Mitchell Wing, State Library of NSW, Macquarie St, Sydney
Cost: $17, $12 (members of Friends of the State Library or the NSW Society of the History of Medicine)
Host: State Library of NSW & NSW Society of the History of Medicine
Download the pdf
Bookings: Bookings essential
ph: (02) 9273 1770 or fax: (02) 9273 1248 or

March

Medical education forum - Integrating literature into medical training: finding meaning and seeking justice through the lives and works of famous physicians
Thursday 1 March, 1.00 - 2.30pm

Speaker: Dr Martin Donohoe, Community Health, Portland State University, USA
Venue: Medical Education Unit, Edward Ford Building
Host: Centre for Innovation in Professional Health Education and Research (CIPHER)
Enquiries: Sarah Hyde

Northern Clinical School Annual Prize Ceremony
Tuesday 6 March, 5.30 for 6.00pm

Venue: Norman Nock Lecture theatre, Royal North Shore Hospital
Host: Northern Clinical School
Enquiries: Pauline Hodgson

Seminar - Habitat and habit: the relation of health to where and how we live
Thursday 8 March, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speakers: Professor Stephen Leeder, Professor Tony Capon, A/Professor Ruth Colagiuri, Australian Health Policy Institute, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries:Kathy Flitcroft

Seminar - Sphingosine Kinase as an Integrator of Cellular Signalling
Tuesday 13 March, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor Mathew Vadas, Centenary Institute, University of Sydney
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble, 02 9565 6255 or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6116

Science forum - Obesity: a weighty problem
Wednesday 14 March, 5.30 for 5.45 - 7.15pm

Speakers: Professor Jennie Brand-Miller & Professor Ian Caterson, School of Molecular & Microbial Sciences, & Professor Steve Simpson, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney
Venue: Eastern Avenue auditorium
Host: Faculty of Science, Faculties of Health
Enquiries: (02) 9351 3021 or email to book seats (maximum of 5, except for school groups). Seat bookings essential.
More information: Science forum

Seminar - HIV/AIDS: The development of the epidemiological evidence base and the evolution of public health policy in the US, 1981-1991
Thursday 15 March, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Hudson Birden, Northern Rivers Department of Rural Health, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries:Kathy Flitcroft

GlobalHOME (Global Health Opportunities and Medical Equality) forum
Monday 19 March, 6.00 - 9.00pm

Speaker: Dr Sujit, founder of The Calcutta Village Project
Venue: Footbridge Theatre, University of Sydney
Host: GlobalHOME, USyd Medical Students Society
More information: GlobalHOME
All welcome

Seminar - The role of osteopontin, a member of SIBLING family protein in tumor progression and angiogenesis
Tuesday 20 March, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Dr Gopal Kundu, Scientist-E Signal Transduction National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, India
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble, 02 9565 6255 or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6116
Centenary Institute seminar series

University of Sydney Interdepartmental Substance Abuse Research Group (ISARG) seminar
Wednesday 21 March, 9.00am- 5.00pm

Speakers: List of speakers
Venue: The Darlington Centre Conference Room, 174 City Road, University of Sydney
Host: Drug & Alcohol Studies, Faculty of Medicine
Registration form
Enquiries and registration: Early registrations due by 9 March. Fee for late registrations. Contact Emily Stone

Dean's Prize, Faculty of Medicine Summer Research Scholarship Scheme 2006-2007
Wednesday 21 March, 1.00 - 4.00pm

Venue: Level 2, Large Conference Room, Kerry Packer Institute of Child Health (aka Research Building), Children's Hospital, Westmead
Host: Office of Research & Development, Faculty of Medicine
Program: Dean's Prize program - PDF
RSVP: For catering purposes, to

Seminar - Evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of prostate cancer screening and treatment in the UK
Wednesday 21 March, 4.30 - 5.30pm

Speaker: Dr Jane Wolstenholme, Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford, UK
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP), School of Public Health
Enquiries: Miranda Cheung, (02) 9351 5994


Seminar - Responses to substance use in Arnhem land
Thursday 22 March, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Kate Conigrave, School of Public Health and National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, and Kylie Lee, PhD candidate, James Cook University & University of Sydney
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries:Kathy Flitcroft

Seminar - E-Health: will it save the health system?
Friday 23 March, 12.00 - 4.00pm

Speakers: Professor Stephen Leeder, Dr George Margelis, Richard Granger, Jeremy Bonfini, Ben Wilson, Dr Simon Kos, Professor George Rubin
Venue: Medical Foundation Auditorium (University of Sydney), 92-94 Parramatta Road, Camperdown, Map reference B1
Host: Australian Health Policy Institute, University of Sydney
Cost: Free & open to the public
RSVP: RSVP by 16 March to Diana Freeman, 02 9351 2818,

Workshop - Critical appraisal
Monday 26 March, 4.00 - 6.00pm

Speakers: Dr Lisa Harvey & Dr Natasha Lannin
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre, 227 Morrison Rd, Ryde NSW 2112
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of Sydney
Enquiries: Rosalyn Debono

Seminar - Antibody mutation, DNA double-strand breaks and the cell cycle
Tuesday 27 March, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Dr Chris Jolly, B Cell Laboratory, Centenary Institute, University of Sydney
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble, 02 9565 6255 or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6116

Seminar - Person-centred practice: making it real
Wednesday 28 March, 5.30pm

Speaker: Professor Brendan McCormack, Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Professor of Nursing Research, University of Ulster
Venue: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery (Room BG.01), 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown
Host: Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery
RSVP: Acceptances only by 23 March to Nada Dunda, 02 9351 0677 or

Seminar - Flexible modelling of continuous prognostic factors in the generalized version of the Cox’s model: methodology and applications
Thursday 29 March, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speakers: Michal Abrahamowicz PhD, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries:Susan Martinez

April

Global Road Safety seminar
Monday 2 April, 5.30 - 7.00pm

Speakers: Professor Robyn Norton, Lori Mooren, Professor Mark Stevenson, Dr James Yu, Dr Rakhi Dandona, Dr Hung Dang Viet
Venue: The Darlington Centre, 174 City Road, Darlington
Hosts: The George Institute for International Health and Australasian College of Road Safety
RSVP: By 28 March to Cheri Donaldson, 02 9657 0361 or
More information: The George Institute events

Seminar - Colony stimulating factors and chronic inflammatory diseases
Tuesday 3 April, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Dr John Hamilton, Director, Arthritis and Inflammation Research Centre, Program Leader, CRC for Chronic Inflammatory Diseases, University of Melbourne & Royal Melbourne Hospital
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Hedgehog pathway regulation of common human cancer
Tuesday 10 April, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor Brandon Wainwright, Director, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Medical Milestones public lecture - Computers: changing the way we learn, live, communicate and treat
Tuesday 10 April, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Speakers: Dr Tony Delamothe, Editor, British Medical Journal and Professor Michael Kidd, Discipline of General Practice, University of Sydney
Venue: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre, Eastern Ave, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Medical Foundation in association with The British Medical Journal
Registration: Medical Milestones lecture series
Registrations essential

Seminar - The future of scientific publishing
Wednesday 11 April, 10.00am

Speaker: Dr Tony Delamothe, Editor, British Medical Journal
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building

Seminar - How to get published in the New England Journal of Medicine
Wednesday 11 April, 3.00 - 4.00pm

Speaker: Dr Jeff Drazen, Editor, New England Journal of Medicine
Venue: Theatre 1, Westmead Hospital

Seminar - Visualization of IL-12p40-producing dendritic cells during mycobacterial infection
Thursday 12 April, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Dr Antonio Rothfuchs, Immunobiology Section, LPD, NIASID, National Institute of Health, Bethesda
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Developments in Canadian ethics guidelines for research in Aboriginal communities
Thursday 12 April, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Dr Joseph Kaufert, Community Health Science, Centre for Aboriginal Health Research, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

Seminar - Global Health
Thursday 12 April, 4.00 - 5.30pm

Speaker: Dr Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, A27
Host: Faculties of Health International and The George Institute for International Health
For Catering purposes : please RSVP to Evangelie Barton
by 5pm Tuesday 10 April

Seminar - New software for complex multiscale spatially-resolved modeling and simulation: a focus on the biology, not the math
Friday 13 April, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor Ron Germain, Lymphocyte Biology Division, National Institute of Health, Bethesda
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Cancer Research Meeting - Clinical trials of replication-competent adenovirus-mediated suicide gene therapy
Monday 16 April, 3.30 - 4.30pm

Speaker: Dr Kenneth Barton, Staff Scientist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute,, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, sponsored by Integrated Sciences
Enquiries: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Molecular regulation of lymphatic development
Tuesday 17 April, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor Peter Koopman, Developmental Biology, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - A Community Development Model in Kuils River, South Africa
Tuesday 17 April, 5.30pm

Speaker: Dr Ethelwynn L Stellenberg, Division of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Venue: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown
Host: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
RSVP: Acceptances only, by Friday 13 April to Nada Dunda, 02 9351 0677 or email

Medical Education seminar
Wednesday 18 April, 11.30am - 12.30pm

Speaker: Sarah Hyde, CIPHER (Centre for Innovation in Professional Health Education and Research)
Venue: Medical Education Unit (MEU), Edward Ford Building, A27
Host: CIPHER
Enquiries: Donna Bolen
Research & Development seminar - Listening to the student voice
Wednesday 18 April, 4.00 - 5.30pm

Speaker: Rachel Symons, Institute for Teaching & Learning
Venue: Cumberland Campus, B Building, Room 102
Host: Institute of Teaching & Learning, University of Sydney
RSVP: By by 4pm Friday 13 April

Seminar - Early Decision and Psychosocial Support Intervention for Men with Localised Prostate Cancer: An Integrated Approach
Wednesday 18 April, 4.30 - 5.30pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Suzanne Steginga, Director, Community Services and Research Programs, Queensland Cancer Fund
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP), School of Public Health
Enquiries: Miranda Cheung, (02) 9351 5994


Seminar - Mental health: what progress?
Thursday 19 April, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speakers: Professor Ian Hickie, Brain and Mind Research Institute and Melissa Sweet, journalist, Sweet Communication
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

Seminar - Sphingosine kinase could serve as an ideal anti-cancer STI target
Tuesday 24 April, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Associate Professor Pu Xia, Head, Signal Transduction, Centenary Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Impact of nutrient supplements in pregnancy on birthweight, duration of gestation and neonatal survival: a report of findings from a trial from Western China
Thursday 26 April, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Michael Dibley, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

Seminar - Monitoring your research impact
Monday 30 April, 12.00 - 1.00pm

Speaker: Professor Simon Chapman, School of Public Health
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

May

Seminar - Skeletal muscle growth and regeneration in normal and dystrophic development
Tuesday 1 May, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Associate Professor Peter Currie, The Garvan Institute for Medical Research
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Excellence in postgraduate research
Wednesday 2 May, 2.00 - 4.30pm

Speakers: Maala Lal, Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Camilla Scanlan, Centre for Values, Ethics & the Law in Medicine, Vivian Gorgis, Discipline of Infectious Diseases & Immunology, Charlene Thornton, Heart Research Institute
Venue: Harold Dew Room, Rm 412, Level 4, Blackburn Building
Host: Central Clinical School, University of Sydney
Registration: Contact
More information: Excellence in postgraduate research program (PDF)

Medical Milestones public lecture - Tissue culture: solving the mysteries of viruses and cancer and X-Rayted: the story behind the film
Wednesday 2 May, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Speakers: Professor Tony Cunningham, Westmead Millenium Institute and Clinical Associate Professor Bruno Giuffre, Radiology, Royal North Shore Hospital
Venue: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre, Eastern Ave, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Medical Foundation in association with The British Medical Journal
Registration: Medical Milestones lecture series
Registrations essential

Seminar - Informed Choice in Mammography Screening
Thursday 3 May, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Alex Barratt, Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP), School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

Cancer Research Meeting - Inhibition of CXCR4 signalling for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Friday 4 May, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Dr Linda Bendall, Cancer Institute NSW Fellow and
Head, Leukemia Research Laboratory, Westmead Institute for Cancer Research
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute,, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, sponsored by Invitrogen
Enquiries: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks, 02 9565 6156

Musicus Medicus concert
Sunday 6 May, 2.30pm

Venue: Verbrugghen Hall, Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie St, Sydney
More information: Musicus Medicus poster - PDF
In aid of the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre (SCIC)

Seminar - Orbital floor fractures - aspects on diagnostics, treatment and sequelae
Monday 7 May, 1.00 - 2.30pm

Speaker: Dr Lena Folkestad, ENT surgeon, Sahlgrenska University hospital, Sweden
Venue: Medical Education Unit (MEU), Edward Ford Building
Host: Medical Education
Enquiries: RSVP to Donna Bolen by Friday 4 May donnb@med.usyd.edu.au

Seminar - Insights into Eph-guided cell positioning: ADAM is turned on by cytoplasmic-relaxed Eph
Tuesday 8 May, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Associate Professor Martin Lackmann, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156
All welcome

Seminar - Intrapartum epidural analgesia and breastfeeding: a prospective cohort study
Thursday 10 May, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Dr Siranda Torvaldsen, NSW Centre for Overweight & Obesity, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

Workshop - Outcome measures for spinal cord injury: the ASIA (American Spinal Injury Association) Impairment Scale
Monday 14 May, 9.00am - 12.00 noon

Speaker: Dr Lisa Harvey
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre, 227 Morrison Rd, Ryde NSW 2112
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of Sydney
Enquiries: Rosalyn Debono

Briefing & discussion - Lifelong learning and the University’s relationship with enrolled students and alumni
Monday 14 May, 9.30 - 11.00am

Speaker: Mr David White, Director of Lifelong Learning, Education and Training Policy, Education and Culture Directorate, European Commission
Venue: Meeting Room 1, Darlington Centre, City Road
Host: Office of the Acting Deputy Provost (Learning & Teaching) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Registration: Email registration to by 11 May
Enquiries: Ara Levingston or 02 9351 3517
More information: Download the PDF

Seminar - Sphingosine Kinase as an Integrator of Cellular Signalling
Tuesday 15 May, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Associate Professor Barbara Fazekas, Research Program Head, T-Cell Biology, Centenary Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: 02 9565 6116

Seminar - Blood pressure variability causes spurious identification of hypertension in clinical studies - a computer simulation study
Wednesday 16 May, 4.30 - 5.30pm

Speaker: Dr Martin Turner, Senior Research Associate - Anaesthetics and Screening and Test Evaluation Program
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), University of Sydney
Host: Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP), School of Public Health
Enquiries: Miranda Cheung, (02) 9351 5994


Seminar - Freedom of Information and the University – What you need to know
Thursday 17 May, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speakers: Tim Robinson and May Robertson, Records Management, University of Sydney
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

Seminar - An "iron key" for unlocking the treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative disease
Friday 18 May, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Professor Des Richardson, School of Medical Sciences
Venue: Room N248, Anderson Stuart Building (F13)
Host: Bosch Institute
Enquiries: Kathleen Evans, 02 9036 3338

Seminar - Quality-adjusted survival analysis for trial interpretation, informed decision making and economic evaluation
Friday 18 May, 3.30 - 5.00pm

Speakers: Professor Malcolm Hudson and Dr Peter Grimison
Venue: Meeting Rooms A&B, Level 5, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Building F, 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown
Host: NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
Enquiries: Jenny Chow, 02 9562 5000

Centenary Colloquium II - Opportunities in Cardiovascular Biology
Monday 21 May, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Speakers: Levon Khachigian, Centre for Vascular Research, Roland Stocker and Georges Grau, University of Sydney, Owen Prall, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Dan Peet, Adelaide University, Pu Xia, Centenary Institute, Chris Semsarian, Centenary Institute, Claudine Bonder, Hanson Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Building 93, Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW 2050
Host: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre
Registration: Limited to first 100 registrants -
Centenary Colloquium program - PDF
Registration: Register by email to
Enquiries: Helen Warwick, 02 9565 6135

Seminar - Precise and sensitive analysis of DNA and RNA by mass spectrometry and applications in biology and medicine
Monday 21 May, 3.00pm

Speakers: Professor Charles R. Cantor, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, SEQUENOM, Inc, San Diego, CA USA
Venue: Auditorium Medical Foundation Building, 92-94 Parramatta Rd Camperdown NSW
Host: SUPAMAC
More information: Invitation (PDF)
Enquiries: Dr Nicole Sawyer, SUPAMAC, 02 9515 5079

Seminar - Stem cell mobilisation and transplantation in a non-human primate model
Tuesday 22 May, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Mr Stephen Larsen, PhD scholar, Gene Therapy, Centenary Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: 02 9565 6156

Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) Sydney branch meeting - Food labelling: consumers response - the European experience and the role of the NSW Food Authority in nutrition information
Wednesday 23 May, 6.00 - 8.00pm

Speakers: Professor Jo Wills BVetMed, PhD, MRCVS, Director General, European Food Information Council, Belgium and Edward Jansson, Principal Science Officer, NSW Food Authority
Venue: Electrical Engineering, Madsen Theatre 351, University of Sydney
Host: Nutrition Society of Australia
Members: Free
Non-members: $25
RSVP: Sarah Garnett

Seminar - Cancer research by The Cancer Council NSW: topics are currently being explored
Thursday 24 May, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speakers: Adjunct Associate Professor Freddy Sitas, School of Public Health & The Cancer Council NSW, Leonardo Simonella and Rajah Supramaniam, The Cancer Council NSW
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

Seminar - Development of a therapeutic vaccine for rheumatoid arthritis
Tuesday 29 May, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor Ranjeny Thomas, Arthritis Qld Professor of Rheumatology, Diamantina Institute, University of Qld
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: 02 9565 6156

Medical Milestones public lecture -The pill: evolution of a revolution and Medicines for the tortured mind
Wednesday 30 May, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Speakers: Professor Ian Fraser, QEII Research Institute for Mothers & Infants and Professor Ian Hickie, Brain & Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney
Venue: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre, Eastern Ave, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Medical Foundation in association with The British Medical Journal
Registration: Medical Milestones lecture series
Registrations essential

Seminar - Prostate Cancer Screening – 4 years of Australian news media coverage
Thursday 31 May, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Professor Simon Chapman, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

Book launch - Paul Korner, Essential Hypertension and its Causes: Neural and Non-Neural
Thursday 31 May, 5.00pm

Venue: Common Room, Anderson Stuart Building (F13), University of Sydney
RSVP: RSVP to Lucinda Guy,

Indigenous Health Forum - Health Equality in 25 years
Thursday 31 May, 6.30pm

Speakers: Julie McCrossin, Ambassador Fred Hollows Foundation, Jeff McMullen, journalist and film maker, Peter O'Mara, Australian Indigenous Doctors Association, Kate Conigrave, Addiction Medicine Staff Specialist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Dea Delaney Thiele, CEO National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney
Host: University of Sydney Medical Society, Mirage and Golden Key Society
RSVP: RSVPs essential to Ineke Wever

June

Seminar - Dietary protein in the management of osteoporosis: angel or devil?
Friday 1 June, 8.30am

Speaker: Professor René Rizzoli, Department of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Venue: Conference Room, ANZAC Research Institute, Concord Hospital
Host: Professor Markus J Seibel, Endocrinology
Enquiries: Professor Markus J Seibel , 9767 6109

Seminar - Exercise Induced Pulmonary (EIPH) in Man and Racehorse
Friday 1 June, 1.00pm

Speaker: Emeritus Professor Saxon White AM
MB BS MD FRACS FCSANZ, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
Venue: Clunies Ross Lecture Theatre, JD Stewart Building
Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney
Host: Faculty of Veterinary Science
Enquiries: Dr Roslyn Bathgate , 9351 5830

Cancer Research Meeting - Non-invasive optical imaging of oncogenic events in vivo
Monday 4 June, 12 noon - 1.00pm

Speaker: Dr Kevin Francis, Senior Director of Technical Applications, Xenogen-Caliper LifeSciences, MA, USA
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, sponsored by Life Sciences Biolab P/L
Enquiries: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Supporting a new curriculum: new online resources and services
Monday 4 June, 1.00 - 3.00pm

Speaker: led by Jill Denholm, Team Leader, Medical Sciences Libraries, University of Sydney
Venue: Medical Education Unit (MEU), Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: CIPHER
Enquiries: Donna Bolen , 9351 3976

Seminar - Dendritic Cell Vaccination for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Tuesday 5 June, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor David Adams, Hepatology, Liver Research Group University of Birmingham, UK
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156
Seminar series: Centenary Insitute website

Information evening - Medicine and Dentistry
Tuesday 5 June, 6.00 - 9.00pm

Speakers: Professor Michael Field. Professor David Tiller, A/Professor Tania Gerzina, Louise Freckelton
Venue: Eastern Avenue auditorium
Enquiries:
Program: Information evening - 2007 (PDF)

Microarray Workshop
Wednesday 6 June, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Speaker: Dr Jean Yang, School of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Sydney
Venue: Medical Foundation Building (K25), Rm 142
Host: Sydney Bioinformatics
More information: Microarray Workshop flyer (PDF)
Registration: Registration form (PDF)
Enquiries: , 9036 3306
Workshop limited to 20 participants

Translational research seminar - From bench to bedside: practical steps in research translation
Friday 8 June, 10.00am - 12.30pm

Speakers: Dr Kailing Wang, Manager, Innovation & Commercialisation, Business Liaison Office, University of Sydney,
Professor Des Richardson, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
Professor Bill Denny, Director of Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, University of Auckland and Co-founding scientist of Proacta Therapeutics
Venue: Kerry Packer Auditorium, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Building 72 and adjoining Building 89, Level 4, Missenden Road,
Camperdown
Host: Cancer Research Network
RSVP: Please RSVP, for catering purposes, by emailing with subject line 'RSVP 8 June'

Med Revue 79
Friday 8 June, 6.30pm

Venue: Kerry Packer Auditorium, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Building 72 and adjoining Building 89, Level 4, Missenden Road,
Camperdown
Host: 2007 Med Revue team
More information: Med Revue 79

Workshop - Outcome measures for traumatic brain injury: what's good, what's new?
Monday 11 June, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Speaker: A/Professor Robyn Tate
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre, 227 Morrison Rd, Ryde NSW 2112
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of Sydney
Enquiries: Rosalyn Debono

Seminar - Parameters determining the balance of tolerance and immunity in the liver
Tuesday 12 June, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Dr Patrick Bertolino, Senior Research Officer, Liver Immunology, Centenary Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156
Seminar series: Centenary Insitute website

Essential Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
12-14 June

Venue: Conference Rooms 1 & 2, The Darlington Centre, City Road, (between Butlin Avenue and Carillion Ave, Darlington), University of Sydney
Host: The George Institute for International Health
Information & registration: Flyer (PDF)

Lecture - Stem Cell Promises - Rhetoric and Reality
Thursday 14 June, 6.00pm

Speaker: Professor John Hearn, Deputy Vice Chancellor (International) and Professor of Physiology, The University of Sydney
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney
Host: CHAST ( Centre for Human Aspects
of Science and Technology)

5th International Society for Stem Cell Research's Annual Meeting
17-20 June

Venue: Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns Qld
Host: International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)
Information & registration: See the ISSCR website

Seminar - Life on the inside: host-pathogen interactions in tuberculosis infection
Tuesday 19 June, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor Warwick Britton, Head, Mycobacterial, Centenary Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156
Seminar series: Centenary Insitute website

Seminar - Fever: how accurate are clinicians in detecting serious bacterial illness in young febrile children?
Wednesday 20 June, 4.30 - 5.30pm

Speaker: A/Professor Jonathan Craig, School of Public Health
and Screening and Test Evaluation Program
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP)
Enquiries: Miranda Cheung, (02) 9351 5994


13th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Cellular Therapy
24-27 June

Venue: Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Host: International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT)
Contact:
Information & registration: See the ISCT website

Seminar - Influenza reverse genetics: A tool for studying CD8+ T cell responses
Tuesday 26 June, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Dr John Stambas, Senior Research Officer, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156
Seminar series: Centenary Insitute website

Seminar - Evidence-based traditional Chinese medicine in cancer research
Tuesday 26 June, 4.00 - 5.00pm

Speaker: Dr Godfrey Chan, Paediatric haematologist/oncologist, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, A27
Host: Cancer Research Network
RSVP:

Medical Milestones public lecture - Antibiotics: the epitome of a wonder drug and Germ theory: invisible killers revealed
Wednesday 27 June, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Speakers: Associate Professor Peter Collignon, Infectious Diseases, Canberra Hospital and Professor Lyn Gilbert, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Sydney
Venue: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre, Eastern Ave, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Medical Foundation in association with The British Medical Journal
Registration: Medical Milestones lecture series
Registrations essential

Bosch Institute Inaugural Annual Scientific Meeting
Friday 29 June, 8.30am - 4.00pm

Speakers: TBA
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium
Host: Bosch Institute
Preliminary program: Annual Scientific Meeting preliminary program - PDF
Registration essential: Please email Kathleen Evans with dietary requirements by 12.00pm Friday 22 June

July

Seminar - Secretion of inflammatory cytokines: new pathways and regulators
Tuesday 3 July, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor Jennifer Stow, Head, Division of Molecular Cell Biology, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Original postgraduate research
Wednesday 4 July, 2.00 - 3.45pm

Speakers: Sarah White, The George Institute for International Health, Maggie Wang, AW Morrow Gastroenterology & Liver Centre, Wendy Lipworth, Centre for Values, Ethics & the Law in Medicine
Venue: Harold Dew Room, Room 412, Level 4, Blackburn Building (D06)
Host: Cancer Research Network
Registration: Email Dina Bowe

Cancer Research Network Scientific Meeting - Tumour profiling
Wednesday 4 July, 2.00 - 4.30pm

Program details: CRN Meeting program
Venue: Kerry Packer auditorium, RPAH
Host: Cancer Research Network
RSVP:

Annual J D Stewart Address - Hooked on research
Thursday 5 July, 6.30 pm

Speaker: Professor Peter Doherty, Nobel Prize winner
Venue: Veterinary Conference Centre, University of Sydney
Host: Veterinary Science Foundation, University of Sydney
RSVP: RSVPs essential or call Alison, 02 9351 8026

Cancer Research Meeting - Unravelling the molecular secrets of ovarian cancer
Friday 6 July, 12.00 noon - 1.00 pm

Speaker: Dr Philippa O'Brien, Group Leader, Garvan
Institute of Medical Research
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, sponsored by Crown Scientific
Enquiries: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Cell-cell interactions and microparticles in microvascular pathology
Tuesday 10 July, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor Georges Grau, Chair of Vascular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Hormone-dependent cancers
Tuesday 10 July, 2.00 - 4.00pm

Speaker: Dr Dinny Graham, Research Fellow, Westmead Institute for Cancer Research and Dr Ulla Simanainen, Cancer Institute NSW Fellow, Anzac Research Institute
Venue: Medical Foundation Building (K25) Auditorium, 92-94 Parramatta Rd, University of Sydney
Host: Cancer Research Network
RSVP:

IBRO satellite conference - Movement Disorders: focus on the thalamus and basal ganglia
10-11 July

Venue: Swiss Grand Hotel, Bondi Beach
More details: IBRO

IBRO Satellite symposium - Protein aggregation in neurodegeneration: from neuropathology to functional genomics
Wednesday 11 July, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Venue: Brain & Mind Research Institute, Mallet St, Camperdown
Host: Brain & Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney
More details: Preliminary program - PDF and IBRO 2007

Head of School seminar - Future directions in public health education and research
Monday 16 July, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Glenn Salkeld, Associate Professor, Health Economics, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Venue: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Martha McCall, 02 9351 4367 or

Sydney Cancer Conference 2008 - Research translation: innovation to practice
16 - 17 July

Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney
Host: University of Sydney Cancer Research Network
More information: Sydney Cancer Conference 2008 website
Enquiries: Cancer Network office, or 02 9036 6309

Seminar - Regulatory protein complexes in disease and development
Tuesday 17 July, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Dr Jacqueline Matthews, Senior Medical Research Fellow, School of Molecular and Microbial Bioscience, University of Sydney
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Head of School seminar - Future directions in public health education and research
Wednesday 18 July, 12.45 - 1.45pm

Speaker: Karen Day, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Parasitology Director, The Institute for Urban and Global Health, New York University
Venue: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Martha McCall, 02 9351 4367 or

Seminar - How to edit your own work
Thursday 19 July, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speakers: Dr Mark Ragg
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Fisher Road
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

Mini-symposium - Party drugs: effects on brain and behaviour
Friday 20 July, 2.00 - 6.30pm

Venue: The Refectory, Main Quadrangle, University of Sydney
Host: Drug & Alcohol studies, University of Sydney
Enquiries and program details: Iain McGregor iain@psych.usyd.edu.au


Seminar - Realtime imaging of immune responses in-vivo
Tuesday 24 July, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor Wolfgang Weninger, Head, Immune Imaging Laboratory, Centenary Institute for Cancer Research & Cell Biology
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Medical Milestones public lecture - Smoking and health: halting the global 'brown plague' and Evidence based medicine: doctors' and patients' sharpest tool
Wednesday 25 July, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Speakers: Professor Simon Chapman and Associate Professor Alex Barratt, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Venue: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre, Eastern Ave, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Medical Foundation in association with The British Medical Journal
Registration: Medical Milestones lecture series
Registrations essential

Research at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
Thursday 26 July, 8.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: The Board Room, Level 3, Medical Foundation Building (K25), Parramatta Rd, Camperdown
Host: Faculties of Health International
Program: Program flyer
RSVP: Louise Freckelton, 02 9036 3366

Healthy and sustainable communities
Thursday 26 July, 5.30 - 7.00pm

Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Host: Australian Health Policy Institute (AHPI)
More information: AHPI website
RSVP: By 23 July to Diana Freeman, 02 9351 2818

Seminar - HIV burden in India
Thursday 26 July, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speakers: Professor Lalit Dandona
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Fisher Road
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

Head of School seminar - Future directions in public health education and research
Friday 27 July, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: David Evans, Director, Department of Health Systems Financing, WHO, Geneva
Venue: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Martha McCall, 02 9351 4367 or

Pain Management Symposium
27-28 July

Venue: Pain Management Research Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital
Host: Pain Management Research Institute
Flyer and registration: Pain Management Symposium flyer - PDF

Seminar - Molecular mechanisms of synaptic vesicle endocytosis: a potential target for new anti-epileptic drugs
Tuesday 31 July, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Dr Phil Robinson, Principal Research Fellow, Children’s Medical Research Institute (Westmead), University of Sydney
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

August

Seminar - Estimated national prevalence of chronic illness among general practice patients and comparison with the NHS
Thursday 2 August, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speakers: Associate Professor Helena Britt
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Fisher Road
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

Seminar - Health and Education in Timor-Leste
Thursday 2 August, 2.00 - 5.00pm

Speaker: Dr Dan Murphy, Bairo Pite Clinic, Dili, Timor-Leste
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Fisher Road
More information: Program flyer
Registration: Lloyd Kwanten

Cancer Research Meeting - The role of mast cells, B cells and T lymphocytes in inhibiting antitumour immune responses
Friday 3 August, 12 noon - 1.00 pm

Speaker: Dr Scott Byrne Lecturer, Dept of Dermatology, USyd
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, sponsored by Fronine
Enquiries: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Structure and function of lymphocyte perforin
Tuesday 7 August, 12 noon - 1.00 pm

Speaker: Professor Joe Trapani, Head, Cancer Immunology Program, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Presentations of current health project initiatives for local Indian communities and other program developments in India
Thursday 9 August, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speakers: Members of the Indian delegation for the 2007 WHO Information, Education and Communication in Health Fellowship Program
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez,

Australian Doctors Orchestra - 15th annual charity performance
Sunday 12 August, 2.30pm

Venue: Sydney Town Hall
More information: 15th Annual charity performance poster - PDF

Seminar - Molecular basis for the pleiotropic biological activities of cytokine receptors
Tuesday 14 August, 12 noon - 1.00 pm

Speaker: Professor Angel Lopez, Acting Head, Department of Human Immunology, IMVS/Hanson Institute, Adelaide
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Symposium - Emerging infections and biohazards in Australia - Alert but not alarmed: planning for unknown biological events
Wednesday 15 August, 9.00am - 4.00pm

Venue: John Lowenthal auditorium, Education Block, Westmead Hospital
Host: Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology (CIDM)
Program and registration: Emerging Infections and Biohazards in Australia symposium program
Enquiries: Jill Marmara, 02 9845 6238

Seminar - Screening for cervical cancer in the context of HPV vaccination
Wednesday 15 August, 4.30 - 5.30pm

Speaker: Karen Canfell, Sydney Rotary Research Fellow, Cancer Epidemiology Research Unit, The Cancer Council NSW
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre 5, Physics Building, University of Sydney
Host: Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP)
Enquiries: Miranda Cheung, (02) 9351 5994


VELIM 10th anniversary seminar - Living, imagining and controlling bodies
Friday 17 August, 9.00 - 5.30pm

Speakers: Professors Carl Elliott, Jane Ussher, Grant Gillett, Paul Komesaroff, Cathy Waldby and Rosalyn Diprose
Venue: Auditorium, Medical Foundation Building (K25), Parramatta Rd, Camperdown
Host: Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELIM)
More information: VELIM seminar program
Registration: Registration form - PDF
Enquiries: Lindy Gaze, 02 9036 3405

Sleep seminar
Sunday 19 August, 3.00 - 5.00pm

Speakers: Professor Peretz Lavie, Technion Sleep Medicine Center et al
Venue: Centenary Theatre, Royal North Shore Hospital
Host: Technion Society of Australia (NSW)
More information: Sleep seminar program
Enquiries: Ruth Ratner

Seminar - Environmental and genetic risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in NSW
Tuesday 21 August, 12 noon - 1.00 pm

Speaker: Professor Bruce Armstrong, Director of Research, Sydney Cancer Centre & Professor of Public Health and Medical
Foundation Fellow, The University of Sydney
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Health Record Linkage seminar
Wednesday 22 August, 4.00 - 5.10pm

Venue: Education Lecture Theatre 351, Education Building (next to Manning) A35, University of Sydney
Host: Centre for Health Record Linkage
More information: Centre for Health Record Linkage website

Careers in Medicine and Public Health - Information forum
Wednesday 22 August, 5.00 - 7.00pm

Venue: Eastern Avenue Complex, University of Sydney
Host: Faculty of Medicine
Registration: Information forum registration

Med Revue - R*A*S*H
22 - 25 August, 7.00pm

Venue: York Theatre Seymour Centre
Host: MedSoc
More information:R*A*S*H poster - PDF
Tickets: On sale from Wednesday 1 August - Seymour Box Office, ph 02 9351 7940
Access Centre, ph 1800 013 201
Medical Society Bookshop, Blackburn Building.
Prices: $22 Adult, $18 Conc, $15 Access,
$12 OPENING NIGHT!

Sydney Bioinformatics Proteomics workshop
Thursday 23 August, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Host: Sydney Bioinformatics
Registration details: See Proteomics workshop flyer - PDF

Seminar - Obesity as an emerging public health problem in children inHo Chi Minh City
Thursday 23 August, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speakers: Dr Huynh Thi Thu Dieu, The Nutrition Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Professor Michael Dibley, School of Public Health and the George Institute
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Fisher Road
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

Seminar - Excellence in postgraduate research
Friday 24 August, 2.00 - 4.15pm

Venue: Harold Dew Room, Rm 412, Level 4, Blackburn Building D06
Host: Central Clinical School, University of Sydney
Registration: Email

Seminar - Fatigue and errors in the hospital workplace
Monday 27 August, 9.00am - 12.00 noon

Venue: Kerry Packer Auditorium, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
More information: Czeisler seminar poster - PDF
Registration: Ph Karen Verzi, 02 9382 7600 or email:

Seminar - Drug delivery and imaging using nanoparticles produced by block-copolymer directed flash nanoprecipitation: paclitaxel for cancer and rifampicin for TB
Tuesday 28 August, 11.00am

Speaker: Professor Robert K Prud'homme, Director, Program in Engineering Biology, Princeton University
Venue: Badham Building (A16) PBL Room 2, Science Road, The University of Sydney
Host: Faculty of Pharmacy
RSVP: Attendance is limited and is by RSVP only. RSVP to by Friday 24 August

Seminar - Cancer inflammation and immune surveillance
Tuesday 28 August, 12 noon - 1.00 pm

Speaker: Professor Mark Smyth, Group Leader, Gene Cellular Immunity Laboratory, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Book launch - Simon Chapman Public Health Advocacy and Tobacco Control: Making Smoking History
Wednesday 29 August, 5.00 - 6.30pm

Venue: Burkitt-Ford Library, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health

Medical Milestones public lecture - Oral rehydration therapy: a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down and Sanitation: pragmatism works
Wednesday 29 August, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Speakers: Professor Elizabeth Elliott, The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Dr Jeremy McAnulty, Communicable Diseases Branch, NSW Health
Venue: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre, Eastern Ave, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Medical Foundation in association with The British Medical Journal
Registration: Medical Milestones lecture series
Registrations essential

Seminar - Disasters and the media
Thursday 30 August, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speakers: Ms Melissa Sweet & Ms Cait McMahon
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Fisher Road
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

September

worldsleep07 - 5th congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research & Sleep Medicine Societies
2 - 6 September

Venue: Cairns Convention Centre
Host: Australian Sleep Association
More information: worldsleep07

Cancer Research Meeting - Molecular alterations on the road to cellular immortality
Monday 3 September, 12 noon - 1.00 pm

Speaker: Dr Karen L MacKenzie, Group Leader, Stem Cell Biology Program, Children's Cancer Institute Australia/UNSW
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, sponsored by BD Biosciences
Enquiries: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Hedgehog-GLI signaling in stem cells, cancer and cancer stem cells
Tuesday 4 September, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Dr Ariel Ruiz i Altaba, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, New YorkVenue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Research Training Course - Clinical research methods
Wednesday 5 September, 1.45 - 4.35pm

Speakers: Professor Bob Cumming, Professor Paul Seale and Dr Qihan Dong
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Host: Central Clinical School, University of Sydney
Cost: $10, pay by cash/cheque on arrival
Registration: Dina Bowe

Lambie Dew Oration
Wednesday 5 September, 7.00pm

Speaker: Professor Chris O'Brien, former Head, Sydney Cancer Institute
Venue: Great Hall, University of Sydney
Host: Sydney University Medical Society
RSVP: Dave Healy

Seminar - Altered sociability, motor learning deficits and decreased seizure susceptibility in Gtf2ird1 null mice: implications for Williams Beuren syndrome
Thursday 6 September, 12.30 - 1.30pm

Speaker: Dr Enoch Tay, Muscle Development Unit, Children's Medical Research Institute, Westmead
Venue: Children's Medical Research Institute, 214 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead
Host: Children's Medical Research Institute
Enquiries: Tracy Bryan 02 9687 2800

Cancer Mini-Symposium - Cancer therapeutics: drug design, resistance and treatment
Thursday 6 September, 2.00 - 4.00pm

Speakers: Dr Lou Rendina, Senior Lecturer, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney; Prof Des Richardson, Department of Pathology, The University of Sydney; Dr John Allen, Research Fellow, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology, The University of Sydney; Dr Britta Stordal, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bill Walsh Cancer Research Laboratories, RNS & University of Sydney
Venue: Kerry Packer Education Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Host: Cancer Research Network
RSVP: Please RSVP for catering purposes to .

Seminar - Suppressor and enhancer screens in the mouse; shedding light on the control of blood cell number and identifying drug targets
Tuesday 11 September, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor Doug Hilton, Head, Molecular Medicine Division, The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Developing and communicating about immunisation policy - the bit we don't talk about
Wednesday 12 September, 4.00 - 5.00pm

Speaker: Professor David M Salisbury, Director of Immunisation, Department of Health, UK
Venue: Conference Room 1, The Darlington Centre, City Road, Camperdown. Map reference R15
Host: Australian Health Policy Institute and the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS)
RSVP: Diana Freeman by Tuesday 11 September

Seminar - Altered PAX2 gene dosage or mis-timed expression critically affects kidney cell fate
Thursday 13 September, 12.30 - 1.30pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Michael Eccles, Department of Pathology, Dunedin School of Medicine, Dunedin, New Zealand
Venue: Children's Medical Research Institute, 214 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead
Host: Children's Medical Research Institute
Enquiries: Tracy Bryan 02 9687 2800

Seminar - Hormones and cancer in women
Monday 17 September, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor Valerie Beral, Director, Cancer Research UK, Epidemiology Unit, Oxford University, UK
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - A public health agenda in complementary medicine research
Monday 17 September, 1.00pm

Speaker: Professor Gerard Bodeker, Green College Fellow, Oxford University, UK
Venue: N410a, Pharmacy Building
Host: Faculty of Pharmacy - Herbal Medicines Research & Education Centre
Further information: Seminar flyer - PDF
RSVP: By Thursday 13 September to Sean Goodwin, 02 9036 7243,

Seminar - Flipping on the death switch for treating cancers
Tuesday 18 September, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Dr David Huang, Molecular Genetics of Cancer Division, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - When and why is choice important in screening?
Wednesday 19 September, 4.30 - 5.30pm

Speaker: Vikki Entwistle, Professor of Values in Health Care, Social Dimensions of Health Institute, Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, Scotland
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre 5, Physics Building, University of Sydney
Host: Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP)
Enquiries: Miranda Cheung, (02) 9351 5994


Seminar - Zebrafish myeloid mutants point to new pathways regulating hematopoietic development
Thursday 20 September, 12.30 - 1.30pm

Speaker: Dr Graham Lieschke, Cancer and Haematology Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria
Venue: Children's Medical Research Institute, 214 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead
Host: Children's Medical Research Institute
Enquiries: Tracy Bryan 02 9687 2800

Central Clinical School Research in Progress seminar
Friday 21 September, 2.00 - 4.15pm

Venue: Harold Dew Room, Rm 412, Level 4, Blackburn Building, University of Sydney
Host: Central Clinical School
Program: Seminar flyer - PDF
Enquiries: Dina Bowe, 02 9351 2405

LIME Network (Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education) - The LIME Connection II
23-25 September

Host: University of New South Wales
More information: LIME Connection II website

Health Technology Assessment workshop
Sunday 23 September, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Sydney
Host: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
More information: ICT Symposium website
Program: workshop flyer - PDF

International Clinical Trials Symposium 2007: Improving health care in the new millenium
23-26 September

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Sydney
Host: NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney
More information: ICT Symposium website
Registration: Online registration
Program: Symposium program

Seminar - Control of protein function by the Nedd4 family of ubiquitin ligases
Tuesday 25 September, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor Sharad Kumar, Head, Molecular regulation Laboratory, Department of Haematology,
IMVS/Hanson Institute, Adelaide
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Confererence - Health matters: health professionals and the future of care (policy, practice and research)
25-27 September

Venue: The Sheraton on the Park, Elizabeth St, Sydney
Host: Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery

Research training course - Thesis, grant and journal article writing
Wednesday 26 September, 1.45 - 4.30pm

Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Host: Central Clinical School
Program: Course flyer - PDF
Cost: $10, to be paid on day by cash/cheque
Enquiries: Please register by email to Dina Bowe

Medical Milestones public lecture - Anaesthesia: symbol of humanitarianism and Discovery of DNA structure: the arrival of molecular medicine
Wednesday 26 September, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Speakers: Professor Michael Cousins, Anaesthesia & Pain Management, Royal North Shore Hospital and Professor Ron Trent, Molecular Genetics, University of Sydney
Venue: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre, Eastern Ave, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Medical Foundation in association with The British Medical Journal
Registration: Medical Milestones lecture series
Registrations essential

Sydney Bioinformatics symposium
Thursday 27 September 8.50am - 5.10pm

Venue: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney
Host: Sydney Bioinformatics
Further information: Download the Symposium flyer
Registration: Download the Registration form - Word
Registration essential - only 30 places left

Seminar - Skeletal muscle stem cell behaviour during mouse development and regeneration
Thursday 27 September, 12.30 - 1.30pm

Speaker: Dr Shahragim Tajbakhsh, Stem Cells & Development, Pasteur Institute, Paris
Venue: Children's Medical Research Institute, 214 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead
Host: Children's Medical Research Institute
Enquiries: Tracy Bryan 02 9687 2800

Cancer Research Meeting - The effect of UV radiation on TNF release from human skin cells
Friday 28 September, 12 noon - 1.00 pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Terrence Piva, Cell Biology & Anatomy, RMIT University, Melbourne
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, sponsored by Invitrogen
Enquiries: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks, 02 9565 6156

Workshop - Rating methodological quality of single-subject designs (n-of-1 trials)
Friday 28 September 9.30am - 4.30pm

Speakers: Associate Professor Robyn Tate & the PsycBITE™ team
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre, 227 Morrison Rd, Ryde NSW 2112
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of Sydney
Cost: Full registration: $150
Student registration (Student ID required): $88
Registration: Registration form - PDF
Registration closes Monday 24 September
Enquiries: Rosalyn Debono

October

Seminar - A Novel role for neuronal nitric oxide synthase in muscle function and disease
Thursday 4 October, 12.30 - 1.30pm

Speaker: Professor Stanley C Froehner, Professor and Chair, Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle
Venue: Children's Medical Research Institute, 214 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead
Host: Children's Medical Research Institute
Enquiries: Tracy Bryan 02 9687 2800

Seminar - Climate change and mosquito-borne disease in Australia
Thursday 4 October, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Professor Richard Russell, Director of Medical Entomology, Department of Medical Entomology, Westmead Hospital
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Fisher Road
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

Cancer Research Meeting - Hypomethylation of the
genome and its role in cancer development

Friday 5 October, 12 noon - 1.00 pm

Speaker: Dr Peter Molloy, Chief Research Scientist, Preventative Medicine Flagship, CSIRO
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, sponsored by KI Scientific P/L
Enquiries: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Infectious diseases and international security
Thursday 11 October, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Dr Christian Enemark, Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Fisher Road
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

A&PD symposium - Novel technologies and strategies to dissect pathomechanisms in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
Monday 15 October, 8.30am - 4.40pm

Venue: Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI), 100 Mallett Street, Camperdown NSW
Host: Alzheimer's & Parkinsons Disease Laboratory
Program and registration: A&PD symposium flyer - PDF

Seminar - Cigarette smoking: is the target hardening, softening or imploding?
Monday 15 October, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: David Burns MD, Professor Emeritus, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, USA
Venue: Education Building Lecture Theatre 351, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Ms Nafisa Alam, 02 9036 9262

Seminar - A common link between diseases of the modern age
Thursday 18 October, 12.30 - 1.30pm

Speaker: Professor David James, Diabetes and Obesity Research Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Venue: Children's Medical Research Institute, 214 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead
Host: Children's Medical Research Institute
Enquiries: Tracy Bryan 02 9687 2800

Seminar - What is a healthy university: Malaysian model
Thursday 18 October, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Dr Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, University of Sains, Malaysia
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Fisher Road
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

Seminar - Nothing else is important when you can't breathe!
Friday 19 October, 1.00 - 2.00 pm

Speaker: Professor Judith Black AO
Venue: Education Building Lecture Theatre 351, University of Sydney
Host: Bosch Institute
Enquiries: Kathleen Evans, 02 9036 3338

Medical Milestones public lecture - Vaccines: conquering untreatable diseases and Transplantation - transforming outcomes
Wednesday 24 October, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Speakers: Professor Robert Booy and Professor Peter McIntyre, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Associate Professor Phil O'Connell and Clinical Professor Jeremy Chapman, Renal Medicine, Westmead Hospital
Venue: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre, Eastern Ave, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health & The Medical Foundation in association with The British Medical Journal
Registration: Medical Milestones lecture series
Registrations essential

International Doctors' Health Conference
Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 October

Speakers: International keynote speakers are Prof Reidar Tyssen from Norway and Richard Gunderman from the United States.
Doctors, dentists, veterinarians and others interested in doctors' health are invited to hear Australian and international speakers. By caring for their own health, doctors help themselves, their families and their patients. Share ideas and strategies to assist doctors to look after their own health and to improve wellbeing in the wider community of doctors. Medical, dental and veterinary students are especially welcome.
Venue: Sheraton on the Park Hotel, Sydney
Further information and registration: The 2007 IDHC website

Seminar - Reducing the burden of hepatocellular carcinoma: to screen or not to screen?
Thursday 25 October, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Dr Monica Robotin, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Fisher Road
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

Forum - Development of a multimedia learning system in the First Faculty of Medicine in Prague
Tuesday 30 October, 2.30 - 4.00pm

Speaker: Professor Stanislav Stipek, Cestmir Stuka, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Venue: MEU, room 137, Edward Ford Building, A27, Corner of Fisher & Physics Roads, The University of Sydney
Host: CIPHER
More information: Forum information - PDF
RSVP: Please email Jamie McFarlane

Workshop - Measuring professionalism: a slice of the research evidence
Wednesday 31 October 8.45am - 3.45pm

Venue: Vibe Hotel, Milson's Point, Sydney
Host: CIPHER
Program: Workshop flyer
Enquiries: Jamie McFarlane , 02 9351 3687

Workshop - Designing and co-ordinating clinical trials
Wednesday 31 October 9.30am - 4.00pm

Speakers: Dr Lisa Harvey & Dr James Middleton
Venue: Education Centre, Macquarie Hospital
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of Sydney
Cost: Full registration: $150
Student registration (Student ID required): $88
Registration: Registration form - PDF
Registration closes Friday 19 October
Enquiries: Rosalyn Debono

Seminar - Standardising and individualising: what matters for health care quality?
Thursday 31 October, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Professor Vikki Entwistle, Values in Health Care, Social Dimensions of Health Institute, Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, Scotland
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Fisher Road
Host: School of Public Health
Enquiries: Susan Martinez

November

Cancer Research Meeting - Functions and clinical
significance of chromosome 8q amplification target genes in breast and other cancers

Friday 2 November, 12 noon - 1.00pm

Speaker: A/Prof Jennifer A Byrne, USyd Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health & Head, Molecular Oncology, Oncology Research Unit, The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, sponsored by Life Sciences Biolab P/L
Enquiries: Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks, 02 9565 6156

Seminar – Making the Connection: Social Justice and Mental Health
Monday 5 November, 3.00 - 4.30pm (refreshments at 2.30pm & 4.30pm)

Speaker: Dr. Ezra Susser, Department Chair, Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry, Columbia University; Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health and Australian Health Policy Institute
RSVP: Diana Freeman on 02 9351 2818 or email
More Information: Visit the AHPI website

Seminar - Facing the challenges of membrane protein crystallization
Tuesday 6 November, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Dr Mika Jormakka, Head, Structural Biology,
Centenary Institute for Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Seminar – Patients' experiences of health and illness
Thursday 8 November, 6.30pm (Drinks and canapés: 5.30 pm)

Speaker: Sue Ziebland, a medical sociologist and a Reader in qualitative health research at the University of Oxford. She is an International Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sydney during November. Sue is keen to extend her research projects internationally and is seeking expressions of interest from Australian academics.
Venue: Sutherland Room, Holme Building, Science Road, University of Sydney
RSVP: Email Tricia Parnell
More information: To find out more more about Sue's research please contact Dr Lorraine Smith on +61 2 9036 7079, or email or see the event flyer.

Seminar - mTOR signalling, translation and cell growth control
Friday 9 November, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor John Blenis, Department of Cell Biology,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Lysophospholipid signaling: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Monday 12 November, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor Gabor Tigyi, Harriet Van Vleet Professor & Chair Department of Physiology, University of Memphis, USA
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Oncogenomics-based cancer drug development
Tuesday 13 November, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor Azel Ullrich, Director, Max Planck Inst for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Frontiers of Knowledge Symposium: Modernisation and Internationalisation of Chinese Medicines
Tuesday 13 November, 2.30 - 5.30pm

Venue: Dongfang Hotel, Guangzhou, Guandong Province, People's Republic of China
Speaker: Hear speakers from the University of Sydney Faculties of Pharmacy and Medicine and from Sun Yatsen University discussing their collaborative work to modernise and internationalise Chinese medicines. Join us, and Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AO CVO, at this symposium in Guangzhou.
Further information: Download the symposium schedule or contact Louise Freckelton on 02 9036 3366 or email

Research Training Course - Commercialisation of Research
Wednesday 14 November, 1.30 - 4.45pm

Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Host: Central Clinical School
More information: Commercialisation program - PDF
Register: Please email
Enquiries: Dina Bowe, 02 9351 2405

Conference - 3rd Barossa Meeting - Signalling Systems
14-17 November

Venue: Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, South Australia
Host: South Australian Postgraduate Medical Education Association (SAPMEA)
Further information: Visit the SAPMEA website

EdHealth conference 2007 - Shaping the future
15-16 November

Venue: Crowne Plaza Terrigal

Seminar - Self-renewal, cell fate specification and therapeutic potential of embryonic stem cells
Friday 16 November, 12.30 - 1.30pm

Speaker: Dr Steve Dalton, Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Georgia, USA
Venue: Children's Medical Research Institute, 214 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead
Host: Children's Medical Research Institute
Enquiries: Tracy Bryan on +61 2 9687 2800 or email

Centenary Colloquium III - Opportunities in Systems Biology
Monday 19 November, 8.30am - 2.00pm

Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Further information: Centenary Colloquium program - PDF
Reminder: Registration necessary - places limited to 100. To register email
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Thanks for the memories: structure-based drug discovery
Tuesday 20 November, 12.00 noon

Speaker: Professor Michael Parker, Associate Director & ARC Federation Fellow, St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Seminar - Underestimation of malignancy of breast core needle biopsy (CNB): clinical epidemiology, clinical and pathology perspectives
Wednesday 21 November, 4.30 - 5.30pm

Speaker: Nehmat Houssami, Screening and Test Evaluation Program (STEP), School of Public Health, University of Sydney & Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica (CSPO), Florence, Italy and Michael Bilous, Department of Tissue Pathology, ICPMR, Westmead Hospital
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP)
Enquiries: Miranda Cheung, (02) 9351 5994


Celebration Symposium and dinner - Professor David Henderson-Smart
Thursday 22 November, 10.00am - 5.30pm

Venue: University of Sydney
Registration: Download the Symposium/Dinner flyer - PDF
Enquiries: Antonia Tupai, 02 9351 7318 or email


Seminar - Hedgehog signalling in limb and face development
Thursday 22 November, 12.30 - 1.30pm

Speaker: A/Prof. Carol Wicking, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland
Venue: Children's Medical Research Institute, 214 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead
Host: Children's Medical Research Institute
Enquiries: Tracy Bryan on +61 2 9687 2800 or email

Conference - Crossing Borders: Legal, Security and Health Perspectives on Pandemic Influenza
Friday 23 November, 9.00am - 4.00pm

Venue: Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, 173-175 Phillip Street, Sydney
Hosts: Faculties of Health, Centre for Health Governance Law & Ethics, & Centre for International Security Studies
Registration: Crossing Borders program & registration form - PDF

Seminar - Carryover effects in prevention studies: trophies or dreams?
Friday 23 November, 3.30 - 5.00pm

Speakers: Associate Professor Thomas Lumley, University of Washington, Seattle
Venue: Meeting Rooms A&B, Level 5, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Building F, 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown
Host: NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
Enquiries: Jenny Chow, 02 9562 5000

Mini Symposium: Diagnostic Toxicologic Pathology
Monday 26 November, 10.00am - 1.00pm

Speaker: Professor Wanda Haschek-Hock, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, USA
Venue: Clunies Ross Lecture Theatre, JD Stewart Building B01
Host: Faculty of Veterinary Science

Health Data Linkage Advice session
Monday 26 November, 10.30 - 11.30am

Speakers: Professor Bruce Armstrong, Professor of Public Health, Medical Foundation Fellow and Chair of the Health Data Linkage Committee, University of Sydney; Director of Research, Sydney Cancer Centre, Dr Christine Roberts, Research Director, Clinical and Population Perinatal Health Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore Hosp, Dr Glenda Lawrence, Acting Manager, Centre for Health Record Linkage
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), The University of Sydney (Camperdown)
Host: Centre for Health Record Linkage
RSVP: Please email or phone 02 9036 6309.

Seminar - Inhibitors of c-Jun N-terminal Kinases: JuNK no more?
Tuesday 27 November, 12.00 noon

Speaker: A/Professor Marie Bogoyevitch, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bio 21 Molecular Science & Biotechnology, University of Melbourne
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
Enquiries: Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko, 02 9565 6156

Cancer Pharmacology Symposium
Thursday 29 November, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Venue: Concord Hospital
Host: ANZAC Research Institute
More information: Symposium flyer - PDF
Register: Please contact Anne Warby 02 9767 6775 or
Registration due by Friday 23 November

December

Workshop - Applying clinical practice guidelines
Monday 3 December 4.00 - 6.00pm

Speakers: Professor Ian Cameron & Dr James Middleton
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre, 227 Morrison Rd, Ryde NSW 2112
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of Sydney
Cost: Full registration $44, Student registration (student ID required) $22
Registration: Workshop registration form
Enquiries: Rosalyn Debono
Registrations close 5pm, Thursday 29 November. Please note places are limited.

Seminar - Bayesian non-proportional hazards survival analysis
Thursday 6 December, 4.00 - 5.00pm

Speaker: Professor Wesley Johnson, Department of Statistics, University of California Irvine, USA
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP)
Enquiries: Miranda Cheung, (02) 9351 5994


Seminar - Genetics in Healthcare, and the Survival of the Fittest
Thursday 6 December, 6.00 - 7.00pm

Speaker: Dr Graeme Suthers, Head of SA Familial Cancer Unit and Chair of RCPA Genetics Advisory Committee
Venue: John Dwyer Lecture Theatre, Edmund Blackett Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, High Street, Randwick
Host: Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators NSW State Committee and The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
Enquiries: Dr Michael Hills, (02) 9382 7620, Michael.Hills@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au or Dr Tamsin Waterhouse, 02 8356 5858,

6th Australian Kynurenine Pathway of Tryptophan Metabolism Conference
Friday 7 December

Venue: Medical Foundation Building (K25)
Host: sponsored by the Bosch Institute
Enquiries: Please email Silvia Weiser, for registration form
Closing date for registrations is 26 November

Medical education forum - The role of the patient in medical education
Tuesday 11 December, 12.30 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Ms Mais Al-Hity, Medical Student, The University of Leeds, UK
Venue: MEU (Medical Education Unit), Edward Ford Building
Host: Centre for Innovation in Professional Health Education and Research (CIPHER)
Enquiries: Please RSVP by Friday 7 December
Videoconferencing: If you wish to attend via video conference please book a room at your site then let Rachel know so that she can arrange the AVIT booking.

Seminar - Congenital hyperinsulinism: from bench to bedside….and back?
Friday 14 December, 12 noon

Speaker: Professor Mark Dunne, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
Venue: Auditorium, Medical Foundation Building K25
Enquiries: Dr Anuwat Dinudom or 9036 3317