Events in 2008 - Full details

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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 2008 details

Centenary Colloquium IV - Opportunities in microRNAs
Wednesday 30 January, 8.30am-5.00pm

Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Building 93 Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW 2050
Host: Centenary Institute
Registration: Limited to first 100 registrants, please email
Program information: Centenary Colloquium poster - PDF

February 2008 details

Seminar - Measuring psychosocial consequences of false-positive screening results - breast cancer as an example
Friday 1 February, 1.00-2.00pm

Speaker: John Brodersen, MD, GP, PhD, University of Copenhagen, Institute of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP)
Enquiries: Miranda Cheung, (02) 9351 5994


Seminar - Assessing the demand for cancer services
Friday 8 February, 3.30-5.00pm

Speaker: Professor Michael Barton OAM, South West Clinical School, UNSW
Venue: Meeting Rooms A&B, Level 6, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Building F, 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown
Host: NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
Enquiries: Jenny Chow, 02 9562 5000

Schizophrenia Symposium
Friday 15 February, 8.30am - 5.00pm

Venue: Level 1, 100 Mallett Street, Camperdown
Host: Brain & Mind Research Institute
More information: Schizophrenia Symposium poster - PDF
Enquiries: Jodie Sirone, 02 9351 0786

Seminar - New Developments with Bisphosphonate and anti-RANKL therapy in Cancer
Friday 22 February, 10.00 - 11.00am

Speaker: Professor Allan Lipton, Chief, Division of Oncology , Milton S. Hershey Medical Centre, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Venue: Conference Room, Level 7, Concord Hospital Medical Centre, (opposite main building), Concord Hospital
Host: Professor Markus J Seibel
Enquiries: 9767 5000

March 2008 details

Seminar - Quality assuring work based assessment - the view from the UK
Monday 3 March, 4.00 - 5.30pm

Speaker: Dr Julian Archer MB ChB, MRCPCH, PhD
Venue: MEU, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: CIPHER
RSVP: Postgrad Programs Co-ordinator, CIPHER

Seminar - What in the world wide web is going on? Redefining health related advertising and marketing after the Web 2 revolution
Thursday 6 March, 1.00pm

Speaker: Ms Becky Freeman
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
RSVP: Acting Executive Officer, School of Public Health

Seminar - What is Patient Safety? How do we Teach it?
Monday 10 March, 9.00am - 12.30pm

Venue: Darlington Centre Conference Room 2, University of Sydney
Host: CIPHER
More information: What is Patient Safety? - PDF
Registration: Registration form

Seminar - Screening in diabetes – is it worthwhile?
Tuesday 18 March, 4.30pm

Speaker: Professor Stephen Colagiuri, Professor of Metabolic Health
Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise, University of Sydney
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre No 5, Physics Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
RSVP: Acting Executive Officer, School of Public Health

Seminar - Therapeutic Targeting of P1 3-Kinase Signalling Pathways in Cardiovascular Disease
Tuesday 25th March, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Shaun Jackson
Venue: The Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Lunch for all attendees will be provided after the seminar

Seminar - Where is Australian PHC going and where should it go? Does PHC mean 'Powerless to Hear the Community'?
Thursday 27 March, 1.00pm

Speaker: Professor Gavin Mooney, Director of SPHERe and Professor of Health Economics, Curtin University of Technology
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
RSVP: Acting Executive Officer, School of Public Health

Seminar - Protocol 4 and NSW trauma systems
Friday 28 March, 12:30-2pm

Speaker: Dr Paul Middleton, Ambulance Service of NSW
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre, Sydney
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit
More information: Light lunch from 12:00pm
RSVP: RSVP Roslyn Debono by Wednesday 26 March,

Seminar - Developing Research Skills: formulating research questions
Friday 28 March, 2-4pm

Speaker: Professor Ian Cameron, MBBS PhD FAFRM (RACP), Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Faculty of Medicine University of Sydney (located at Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney)
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre, Sydney
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit
More information: Registration fee, $44. Students (ID required), $22.
RSVP: RSVP Roslyn Debono by Wednesday 26 March,

April 2008 details

Seminar - Human mineralised tissues and calcium phosphate-based biomaterials
Thursday 3 April, 1-2pm

Speaker: Dr Ramin Rohanizadeh, Advanced Drug Delivery Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney
Venue: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, Science Rd, University of Sydney
Host: Faculty of Pharmacy
More information or program confirmation: Email: , Tel: 9036 7104

Presentation - National registration, recent legislative changes & governance issues arising from recent high profile cases
Thursday 17 April, 6-7pm

Speaker: Dr Alison Reid
Venue: SCH Conference Room 6 (south end of building, next to the lifts), Sydney Childrens Hospital, High Street Randwick.
Host: Second Meeting of the Scientific Program for 2008
More information:Refreshments, 5.30pm.
RSVP: , Receptionist RCPA, NSW State Secretariat RACMA, by 10 April 2008.

Seminar - Metabolic and cardiovascular consequences of obesity
Thursday 17 April, 1-2pm

Speaker: Professor Margaret Morris, Professor of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales
Venue: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, Science Rd, University of Sydney
Host: Faculty of Pharmacy
More information or program confirmation: Email: , Tel: 9036 7104

Seminar - Germ-line V-genes dictate the three dimensional structures of human antibodies that neutralise cytomegalovirus
Friday 18 April, 4pm

Speaker: Professor John Schrader, Canada Research Chair in Immunology and Director, the Biomedical Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93 RPA Hospital Grounds.
Host: Centenary Institute
More information:

The Mammalian Kruppel-like Factor (KLF) Family and Gene Control
Tuesday 22 April, 12 noon.

Speaker: Professor Merlin Crossley, Professor & Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), USyd.
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPA Hospital.
Host: Centenary Institute
More information:

Seminar - Using animal behavioural models to understand the development of schizophrenia and mechanism of action of antipsychotic drugs
Thursday 24 April, 1-2pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Maarten van den Buuse, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Head, Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory, Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria
Venue: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, Science Rd, University of Sydney
Host: Faculty of Pharmacy
More information or program confirmation: Email: , Tel: 9036 7104

Seminar - Aging and regeneration of the immune system: the highs and lows of sex and drugs
Tuesday 29 April, 12 noon

Speaker: Professor Richard Boyd. Director, Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories, Monash University.
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6 Building 93, RPA Hospital.
Host: Centenary Institute
More information:

Course - Methods in Cell Biology I
Wednesday 30 April, 2-4.30pm

Speakers: Dr Geoff Holst, Centenary Institute, Bldg 93. 'Basic Tissue Culture';
Dr Chuck Bailey, RPAH. 'Basic Molecular Biology'; Prof John Rasko. 'Gene Transfer Technology'.
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Host: Central Clinical School Postgraduate Student Training Program 2008
Cost: $10, to be paid on the day of the course by cash or cheque.
More information: For further information or course registration, contact Dina Bowe at dbowe@med.usyd.edu.au

May 2008 details

Seminar - Target Based Drug Design of Selective GABA(C) Receptor Ligands
Thursday 1 May, 1-2pm

Speaker: Ms Heba Abdel Halim, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney
Venue: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, Science Rd, University of Sydney
Host: Faculty of Pharmacy
More information: For further information or program confirmation, contact Dr Rebecca Roubin. Tel: 9036.7104. Email:

Seminar - Hepatic progenitor cells: links to fibrosis and cancer
Friday 2 May, 11am-12pm

Speaker: Professor John Olynyk, Deputy Director of WAMRI, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of WA
Venue: Centenary Institute, Lecture Theatre 6, Building 93, RPAH Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: All Welcome

Seminar - Effects of respiratory syncytial virus infection in human airway smooth muscle cells
Thursday 8 May, 1-2pm

Speaker: Dr Maria Sukkar, Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney
Venue: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, Science Rd, University of Sydney
Host: Faculty of Pharmacy
More information: For further information or program confirmation, contact Dr Rebecca Roubin. Tel: 9036.7104. Email:

Forum - 10th Sydney University Reproduction Forum (SURF Club)
Thursday 8 May 2-6pm

Speakers: Dr Kirsten McTavish, ANZAC Institute; Dr Kirsty Walters, ANZAC Institute; Professor Jonathon Morris, Northern Clinical School; Professor Keith Jones, University of Newcastle; Dr Laura Lindsay, School of Medical Sciences; Dr Claire Kershaw-Young, College of Veterinary Sciences.
Venue: ANZAC Institute, Concord Hospital

Faculty of Science Dean's Seminar Series - Duplication of the genome: mechanism and regulation
Friday 9 May, 5:30pm

Speaker: Professor Bruce Stillman, President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA
Venue: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre (upstairs)
Host: Faculty of Science
Abstract: Each time a cell divides, the genome within the cell’s chromosomes must be copied accurately and then segregated to the daughter cells during mitosis. Dr Stillman will discuss his studies on the proteins that are involved in initiating the process of genome replication and how this process is controlled throughout the cell division cycle. Recent studies have linked the proteins involved in the initiation of chromosome duplication to control of centrosome copy number in cells, thereby linking the process of DNA replication and mitosis

Seminar - New insights into the formation and function of caveola
Tuesday 13 May, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Robert Parton, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Any enquiries please contact the Seminar Convenor: Prof Jennifer Gamble or
Prof John Rasko on 02 9565 6156
Caveola seminar poster - PDF
Seminar series available: http://www.centenary.org.au

Lecture - Health related quality of life assessment in clinical oncology research and practice: facts, fictions and future directions
Tuesday 13 May 3.30-5.00 pm

Speaker: Professor Neil Aronson, Head of the Division of Psychosocial Research and Epidemiology at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam and Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology, the University of Amsterdam.
Venue: Carslaw Lecture Theatre 275, University of Sydney
Host: Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG)
More information: lecture is open to the public but please RSVP to

Course - Methods in Cell Biology II
Wednesday 14 May, 2-4.30pm

Speakers: Dr Bernadette Saunders, Centenary Institute, Bldg 93. 'ELISA and ELISPOT'; Dr Nick Shackel, RPAH. 'Real-Time PCR'; Dr Nick Shackel. 'Microarrays'.
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Host: Central Clinical School Postgraduate Student Training Program 2008
Cost: $10, to be paid on the day of the course by cash or cheque.
More information: For further information or course registration, contact Dina Bowe at dbowe@med.usyd.edu.au

Lecture - Science Meets Commerce: Licensing in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Thursday 15 May, 12-1pm

Speaker: Dr Liz Jazwinska, Executive Director of New Business and Strategic Alliances
Johnson & Johnson Research, Sydney
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Lecture poster - PDF

Seminar - Electronic medication management systems in hospitals: Are they effective in reducing prescribing and administration errors?
Thursday 15 May, 1-2pm

Speaker: Professor Johanna Westbrook, Director, Health Informatics Research & Evaluation Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.
Venue: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, Science Rd, University of Sydney
Host: Faculty of Pharmacy
More information: For further information or program confirmation, contact Dr Rebecca Roubin. Tel: 9036.7104. Email:

Seminar - Identification of FHL1 as a critical regulator of muscle mass and function
Tuesday 20 May, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Christina Mitchell, Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Seminar poster - PDF

Seminar - Is there a difference in high-grade cervical abnormalities by 2- or 3-year screening interval?
Wednesday 21 May, 4.30-5.30 pm

Speaker: Dr Stephen Morrell
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre No 5, Physics Building, The University of Sydney
Host: Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP), School of Public Health
More information: Please email or phone 02 9351 5994.
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Grand Challenges in Health & Medicine Public Lecture Series 2008
Population Ageing: What does it mean for the future of health care?

Wednesday 21 May, 5.30-6pm refreshments, 6-7pm lecture

Speaker: Dr Deborah Schofield, Associate Professor and Director of Research, Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health, School of Public Health
Venue: University of Sydney, Easter Avenue Complex
Host: School of Public Health and The Medical Foundation
Registration: Compulsory via the School of Public Health website
More information: 02 9036 7552 or

Thursday lunchtime series: Presenting Science to a Non-Scientific Audience
Thursday 22 May, 12-1pm

Speakers: Dr John Allen, Associate Professor Chris Semsarian and Professor Barbara Fazekas de St Groth
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Poster - PDF

Seminar - New vascular wall directed therapies for the prevention of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease
Thursday 22 May, 1-2pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Peter Little, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
Head, Cell Biology of Diabetes Lab Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne President of Diabetes Australia
Venue: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, Science Rd, University of Sydney
Host: Faculty of Pharmacy
More information: For further information or program confirmation, contact Dr Rebecca Roubin. Tel: 9036.7104. Email:

Forum - 2020 Summit
Thursday 22 May, 1-2pm

Speakers: Professor Stephen Leeder, Professor Louise Baur, Professor Elizabeth Elliott, Professor Ian Hickie
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: School of Public Health
More information: Please contact or phone +61 2 9036 5336

Meeting - Regular Meeting of the Faculty of Medicine
Thursday 22 May, 4pm

Speaker: Professor Warwick Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of the NHMRC
Venue: Professorial Board Room, Main Quadrangle, at the University

Symposium - Iodine Deficiency in Australia. A Call to Action
Monday 26 May, 9am-4.30pm

Speakers: Nicola Roxon, Minister for Health and Ageing; Professor Jennie Brand Miller, University of Sydney; Professor Cres Eastman, University of Sydney; Dr Mu Li, University of Sydney; Professor Carol Nowson, University of Melbourne; Dr Sheila Skeaff, University of Otago, New Zealand; Ms Judy Seal, Department of Health and Human Services; Dr Dorothy Mackerras, FSANZ; Ms Fiona Fleming, George Weston Foods.
Venue: The Australian Academy of Science Shine Dome, Canberra
Host: Australian Academy of Science, International Life Sciences Institute, Nutrition Society of Australia
More information: Cost is $220, contact International Life Sciences Institute Australasia 03 9852 7755

Seminar - Multiple Sclerosis: novel approaches to control the battle between destruction and repair
Tuesday 27 May, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Claude Bernard, Group Leader, Multiple Sclerosis Research Laboratory, Monash University, Melbourne
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: All welcome. Lunch will be provided for all attendees after the seminar. Flyer - PDF

Course - Methods in Cell Biology III
Wednesday 28 May, 2-4.30pm

Speakers: Professor Nick King, Centenary Institute, Bldg 93. 'Flow Cytometry'; Dr Jane Radford, RPAH. 'Immunohistochemistry'; Dr Louise Cole. 'Microscopy'.
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Host: Central Clinical School Postgraduate Student Training Program 2008
Cost: $10, to be paid on the day of the course by cash or cheque.
More information: For further information or course registration, contact Dina Bowe at dbowe@med.usyd.edu.au

Workshop - ACF Flow Cytometry
Thursday 29 May

Host: Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology
More information: Registrations can be made at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/108898719

Lecture - Science Meets Commerce: IP Commercialisation Vehicles
Thursday 29 May, 12-1pm

Speaker: Dr Derek Baigent, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: All welcome. Lecture flyer - PDF

Seminar - Metabolism and hepatotoxicity study of kavalacones
Thursday 29 May, 1-2pm

Speaker: Ms Shuang Fu, Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy,
University of Sydney
Venue: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, Science Rd, University of Sydney
Host: Faculty of Pharmacy
More information: For further information or program confirmation, contact Dr Rebecca Roubin. Tel: 9036.7104. Email:

RSU Continuing Education Program 2008 - Developing a research institute
Friday 30 May, 1-2pm (light lunch from 12:30pm)

Speaker: Professor Robyn Norton, Principal Director, The George Institute For International Health and Associate Dean (International), Faculties of Health, The University of Sydney
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit
RSVP: Essential by Monday 26 May to
Program information: Rehabilitation Studies Unit website

RSU Continuing Education Program 2008 Workshop - Outcome Measures: quality of life and acquired brain injury
Friday 30 May, 2-4pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Robyn Tate, Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit
Cost: Registration fee $44. Students (ID required) $22. RSVP: Please complete the Registration Form and return to the address on the form by Monday 26 May 2008 (limited places)
More information or registration enquiries: Please contact
Program information: Rehabilitation Studies Unit website

June 2008 details

Festschrift - Professor John Pollard
Monday 2 June, 9am-3pm

Speakers: Professor Eva Feldman, University of Michigan School of Medicine; Professor Hugh Willison, Glasgow Biomedical Research Centre; Professor Austin Sumner, Louisiana State University; Professor John Pineas, University of Sydney; Professor Kathryn North, University of Sydney and Children’s Hospital at Westmead; Dr Judy Spies, University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Venue: Centenary Institute
Registration: Please RSVP by May 1 to

Special Seminar - Sphingosine 1-phosphate signaling in the vasculature
Monday 2 June, 4-5pm

Speaker: Professor Tim Hla, Director, Centre for Vascular Biology, University of Connecticut Health Centre, USA
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please contact Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko on 02 9565 6156 or see Seminar flyer - PDF. For more information regarding seminars in June, please see the June Seminar Series 2008 Flyer.

Seminar - Organ specific leukocyte recruitment
Tuesday 3 June, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Paul Kubes, Director, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, Professor, Departments of Physiology & Biophysics and Medicine, University of Calgary
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please contact Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko on 02 9565 6156. Please see Seminar Flyer - PDF

Workshop - Cross Cultural Perspectives in Aboriginal Health
Tuesday 3 June and Wednesday 4 June, 9am-5pm

Venue: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo Street, Redfern
Host: The RUSC Program, Discipline of General Practice
Registration: Please complete the Registration Form by Monday 26 May 2008. Each workshop is limited to 15 participants.

Centenary Colloquium V - Opportunities in Stem Cell Biology
Wednesday 4 June, 8.30am - 5.00pm

Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital grounds
Registration: Essential and limited to the first 100 respondents. Please email
More information: Please see Flyer - PDF

Thursday lunchtime series: Cancer Therapeutics – from research to the patient, drug discovery from your cancer research
Thursday 5 June, 12-1pm

Speaker: Guy Heathers, Chief Business Officer, Cancer Therapeutics CRC
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see Flyer - PDF

Seminar - Potential bZIP Transcription Factors that Regulate the Gene Expression of a Special P450 Gene, CYP2J2
Thursday 5 June, 1-2pm

Speaker: Mr Andy Lee, Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney
Venue: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, Science Rd, University of Sydney
Host: Faculty of Pharmacy
More information: For further information or program confirmation, contact Dr Rebecca Roubin. Tel: 9036.7104. Email:

Special seminar - Integrin Signalling and Cancer
Friday 6 June, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Martin A Schwartz, Cardiovascular Research Centre, Depts of Microbiology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia, USA
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please contact Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko on 02 9565 6156 or see Seminar flyer - PDF

Seminar - Health inequalities in England - current understanding and future approaches
Friday 6 June, 1-2pm

Speaker: Professor Gillian Rowlands, visiting from London South Bank University
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: School of Public Health
More information: Please contact or phone +61 2 9036 5336

Seminar - Identifying therapeutic targets for cancer from laboratory to clinical practice
Tuesday 10 June, 12-1pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Grant McArthur, Sir Edward Dunlop Clinical Research Fellow; Consultant Medical Oncologist; Head, Cancer Therapeutics Program; Peter MacCallum Institute, Melbourne, Victoria
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please contact Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko on 02 9565 6156 or see the Seminar flyer - PDF. For more information regarding seminars in June, please see the June Seminar Series 2008 Flyer

Research Presentation Day
Friday 13 June, 9am start

Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, The University of Sydney
Host: School of Public Health
Register: Registration form
More information: Please contact or phone +61 2 9036 5336

Annual Scientific Meeting 2008 - Heart, Vessels and Health
Friday, 13 June

Keynote speaker: Professor John Kearney, Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UMass Memorial Healthcare, Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School, Boston, USA
Venue: Kerry Packer Auditorium, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Host: Bosch Institute
More information: Free however registatration is essential. Please email your title, full name, discipline, catering requirements (all day, lunch only or drinks and canapes only) or any special dietary requirements by 12.00 noon, Monday 2 June 2008. Please see the Preliminary Program

Cancer Research Meeting - Interrogating breast cancer pathology
Friday 13 June, 12-1pm Note: this meeting has been rescheduled

Speaker: Dr Rosemary Balleine, Research Group Leader, Translational Oncology, Sydney West Area Health Service & Westmead Institute for Cancer Research & Cancer Institute NSW Fellow
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds. Please see Map for directions/parking details
Host: This talk is kindly sponsored by GeneWorks and lunch will be provided at 1pm
More information: All welcome
Biographical: Rosemary Balleine is a medical and PhD graduate of the University of Sydney who trained as a Pathologist at Westmead Hospital. She is currently a Cancer Institute NSW Fellow and research group leader in the Translational Oncology section of Cancer Services, Sydney West Area Health Service. In her current role Dr Balleine is involved in a range of clinically orientated research projects. Her major research interest is breast cancer pathology and she is also one of the Chief Investigators involved in establishment of a breast cancer tissue bank.

On the role of the doctor of the future
Wednesday 18 June, 10am-12pm

Speaker: Professor Des Gorman
Venue: MEU, Room 137, Edward Ford Building (A27)
More information: Please RSVP by email to or phone 9351 4551

Grand Challenges in Health & Medicine Public Lecture Series 2008
Increasing the use of evidence in health policy

Wednesday 18 June, 5.30-6pm refreshments, 6-7pm lecture

Speaker: Professor Sally Redmond, CEO Sax Institute
Venue: University of Sydney, Eastern Avenue Complex
Host: School of Public Health and The Medical Foundation
Registration: Compulsory via the School of Public Health website
More information: 02 9036 7552 or . Please also see the Flyer

RSU Continuing Education Program 2008 - Social Cognition in Brain Injury: New Advances
Friday 20 June, 1-2pm (light lunch from 12.30pm)

Speaker: Professor Skye McDonald
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit
RSVP: Essential by Monday 16 June (for catering purposes) to . Admission is free

RSU Continuing Education Program 2008 - Outcome measures for spinal cord injury: ASIA Impairment Scale
Friday 20 June, 2-4pm

Speaker: Dr Lisa Harvey
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit
Cost: Registration fee $44. Students (Student ID required) $22
RSVP: Essential by Monday 16 June (limited places). Please complete the Registration Form
More information: Please contact

Second Alzheimer's & Parkinsons Disease
Symposium: Novel strategies to dissect pathomechanisms in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

Saturday 21 June, 8am-4.45pm

Venue: Brain & Mind Research Institute, 100 Mallett Street, Camperdown NSW
Host: Alzheimer's & Parkinsons Disease Laboratory
More information: For further information or registration, contact Professor Jurgen Götz. Tel: +61-2-9351 0789. E-mail:

Seminar - Of birds and men: the challenge of influenza
Tuesday 24 June, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Anne Kelso, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, Parkville, Victoria
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please contact Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko on 02 9565 6156 or see the Flyer. For more information regarding seminars in June, please see the June Seminar Series 2008 Flyer.

1st Sino-Australian Symposium - Cancer research in the 21st century
Jointly sponsored by the University of Sydney and Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Tuesday 24 June and Wednesday 25 June

Venue: Ke Jiao Building, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, PRC
More information: Please see Flyer - PDF

Forum - Getting published in the lay press
Wednesday 25 June, 12.30-2pm

Speakers: Dr Mark Ragg, Melissa Sweet, Dr Catriona Bonfiglioli, Professor Simon Chapman
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: School of Public Health
More information: Please contact or phone +61 2 9036 5336

Course - Introduction to Biostatistics
Wednesday 25 & Friday 27 June, 2-5pm

Speaker: Dr Federica Barzi, The George Institute Centenary Inst, Bldg93, RPAH.
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Host: Central Clinical School Postgraduate Student Training Program 2008
Cost: $66, to be paid on the day of the course by cash or cheque.
More information: For further information or course registration, contact Dina Bowe at dbowe@med.usyd.edu.au

University of Sydney Cancer Research Network Scientific Meeting - Theme: Angiogenesis
Thursday 26 June, 2-4.20pm

Speakers: Professor Philip Hogg, Director, UNSW Cancer Research Centre; Professor Jennifer Gamble, Vascular Biology Program, Centenary Institute; Dr Martin Ng, Cardiologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Venue: Kerry Packer Auditorium, Kerry Packer Education Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Download a map
RSVP: Please RSVP for catering purposes by Wednesday, 19 June 2008 to or phone 02 9036 6309
More information: If you would like to join the meeting by videoconference from another site, please contact or phone 02 9036 6309. For presentation times, please see the Full seminar program - PDF

Meeting - Regular Meeting of the Faculty of Medicine
Thursday 26 June, 4pm

Speaker: Professor Warwick Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of the NHMRC
Venue: Auditorium, Medical Foundation Building (K25), Parramatta Road

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre Research Seminar - PhD Student Presentations
Friday 27 June 2008, 3.30-5pm

Venue: Meeting Rooms A&B, Level 6, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Building F, 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown. Please see Campus map for further details
More information: Please see Seminar details

July 2008 details

Seminar - Human elastin: flexing proteins, quantized assembly and elastic tissue repair
Tuesday 1 July, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Tony Weiss, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney
Venue: Centenary Institute, Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see Seminar Flyer - PDF

Cancer Research Meeting - Pre-Clinical Development of Ex-Vivo Expanded Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells for Use in Allogeneic Transplantation
Friday 4 July, 12-1pm

Speaker: Dr Alla Dolnikov, Principal Hospital Scientist, Cord and Marrow Transplant Facility, Sydney Children's Hospital
Associate Investigator, Leukaemia Gene Therapy Group, CCIA
Conjoint Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, School of Women's and Children's Health, UNSW
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Host: The Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
More information: This talk is kindly sponsored by Stemcell Technologies and pizza will be provided at 1pm.

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre Research Seminar - Bias modelling in evidence synthesis for decision making
Monday 7 July, 3.30-5.00pm

Speaker: Professor Simon Thompson, MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Venue: Meeting Rooms A&B, Level 6, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Building F, 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown. Please see Campus map for further details
More information: Please see Abstract and presenter details

Seminar - Sunlight (ultraviolet rays) and asthma: links and immunological mechanisms
Tuesday 8 July, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Prue Hart, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Perth
Venue: Centenary Institute, Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see Seminar Flyer - PDF

Seminar - The enigma of cardiac regeneration
Tuesday 15 July, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Robert Graham, Head, Molecular Cardiology & Biophysics Division, Executive Director, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Venue: Centenary Institute, Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see Seminar Flyer - PDF

Seminar - the role of randomised controlled trials, accuracy studies and other sources of comparative evidence for test evaluation
Wednesday 16 July, 4.30-5.30pm

Speaker: Dr Sally Lord, Epidemiologist, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre No 5, Physics Building, University of Sydney
Host: Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP), School of Public Health
More information: Please see the abstract

Seminar - Cardiovascular disease: a global perspective
Tuesday 22 July, 12-1pm. Lunch will be provided after the seminar

Speaker: Professor Stephen MacMahon, Principal Director, The George Institute for International Health, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Epidemiology, University of Sydney
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer - PDF

China Health Forum
Wednesday 23 July, 5-7pm. Refreshments served from 5pm

Speakers: From the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
Topics: The Chinese Health System, Medical Education in China, and Major Health Issues in China
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
More information: Take this opportunity to discuss these topics with our colleagues from Shanghai Jiao Tong University
RSVP: Please email

Sydney Cancer Conference 2008 - Research translation: Innovation to practice
Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 July

Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium and Lecture Theatre complex, University of Sydney
Host: University of Sydney Cancer Research Network
More information: www.cancerresearch.med.usyd.edu.au/SCC2008/

Linear Models: a flexible and powerful way of analysing just about anything
Friday 25 July 2008, 1-2pm. Light lunch from 12.30pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Robert Herbert
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit
More information: RSVP essential by Monday 21 July to . Admission is free

Developing Research Skills: formulating research questions
Friday 25 July, 2-4pm

Speaker: Professor Ian Cameron, MB BS PhD (Medicine) FAFRM (RACP)
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit
Cost: Registration fee: $44. Students (ID required): $22
More information: RSVP essential by Monday 21 July. Please complete the Registration Form. For further information, please contact .

Seminar - Functional specialisation of the actin cytoskeleton by tropomyosins
Tuesday 29 July, 12-1pm. Lunch will be provided after the seminar

Speaker: Associate Professor Edna Hardeman, Professor of Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer - PDF

Course - Intermediate/Advanced Biostatistics
Tues 29 & Thurs 31 July, 2-5pm

Speaker: Dr Federica Barzi, The George Institute Centenary Inst, Bldg 93, RPAH.
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Host: Central Clinical School Postgraduate Student Training Program 2008
Cost: $66, to be paid on the day of the course by cash or cheque.
More information: For further information or course registration, contact Dina Bowe at dbowe@med.usyd.edu.au

Grand Challenges in Health & Medicine Public Lecture Series 2008
The 50 year revolution in global public health

Wednesday 30 July, 5.30-6pm refreshments, 6-7pm lecture

Speaker: Sir Gustav Nossal, AC CBE, Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne
Venue: University of Sydney, Eastern Avenue Complex
Host: School of Public Health and The Medical Foundation
Registration: Compulsory via the School of Public Health website
More information: 02 9036 7552 or

August 2008 details

Human Genome Epidemiology Symposium
Friday 1 August, 9am-2pm (coffee and tea from 8.45am)

Speakers: Dr Nat Rothman, Dr Qing Lan, Dr Sophia Wang, Dr Mark Purdue and Dr Lindsay Morton from the National Cancer Institute, USA and Dr Angie Brooks-Wilson, Head, Cancer Genetics Laboratory, Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre
Venue: Royal Australasian College of Physicians Education Centre, Level 8, 52 Phillip Street, Sydney
Host: University of Sydney Cancer Research Network
Cost: Full delegates - $110 + GST. Students - $55 + GST. Coffee and tea, morning tea and lunch are included in the registration fee. Prior registration and payment is essential.
Registration: Please see how to register. For assistance with registration please call GTH Events on 02 8247 6240 or email
More information: Please see the program. For more information on speakers or topics please contact Merilyn Heuschkel by or phone +61 2 9036 6309.

RPAH Clinical Week
Monday 4 to Friday 8 August

Venues: Kerry Packer Education Centre Complex RPAH and John Greenaway Lecture Theatre
Host: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Medical Officers Association
More information: Free to all Faculty staff and students. Please see the symposia program for detailed information

Lecture - An ethnographic study of barriers to and enabling factors for tuberculosis treatment adherence in Timor Leste
Tuesday 5 August, 4.15-6.15pm

Speaker: His Excellency Dr Nelson Martins, Minister of Health, The Democratic Republic of Timor Leste
Venue: Education Seminar Room 459, Level 4, Education Building (A35), The University of Sydney. Map of the Education precinct within the University
Host: Faculties of Health International Office
RSVP: By 4 August 2008 to
More information: Please take this opportunity to discuss TB and other health issues in Timor Leste with the Minister

Postcards from wherever
Wednesday 6 August, 6-8pm

Venue: Footbridge Theatre
Hosts: Faculties of Health International Office and globalHome
More information: Please see event flyer

Workshop - Fundamentals of Rasch Measurement
Monday 11 August, 8:30am-4:30pm and Tuesday 12 August, 9am-4pm

Speaker: Professor Trevor Bond, Head, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Learning Needs, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Venue: To be confirmed closer to the date
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit
Cost: Registration fee $385, Students $235. Please complete the registration form and return to the address provided. Registration closes Monday 4 August, 5pm. Places are limited
More information: Please contact or phone 02 9808 9236

Seminar - Activating Neurogenesis in the Adult Hippocampus
Tuesday 12 August, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Perry Bartlett PhD, FAA, Director, The Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane
Venue: Centenary Institute, Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer - PDF

Lecture - China's recent health reforms
Tuesday 12 August, 3-3.45pm

Speaker: Vice-Minister Huang Jiefu, Vice-Minister of Health, PRC
Venue: Professorial Board Road, Main Quadrangle
Host: Faculties of Health International Office and the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor International
RSVP: Please RSVP to

Special seminar - Chemokine Interceptors: bringing order into chemokine chaos
Tuesday 12 August, 4-5pm

Speaker: Dr Antal Rot, Head, Section of Experimental Pathology, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Vienna
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer - PDF

Special seminar - Genetic manipulation in the cardiovascular system: application to basic science and to the development of novel therapies
Wednesday 13 August, 11.30am-12.30pm

Speaker: Professor Andrew Baker, Professor of Molecular Medicine, BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Glasgow
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer - PDF

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre Research Seminar - Apolipoprotein C-III: the causal link between triglycerides and coronary heart disease
Thursday 14 August, 3.30-5pm

Speaker: Frank M Sacks, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Cardiovascular Division, Brigham & Women’s Hospital; and Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Nutrition Department, Harvard School of Public Health
Venue: Meeting Rooms A&B, Level 6, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Building F, 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown. Please see campus map for further details
More information: Please see abstract and presenter details - PDF

Special seminar - Mechanisms of neutrophil recruitment and tissue injury in antibody-mediated diseases
Friday 15 August, 12-1pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Tanya Mayadas, Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Hosts: Centenary Institute and the Bosch Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer - PDF

Seminar - Targeting a locally misfolded region of tumour associated EGFRs
Tuesday 19 August, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Tony Burgess, Director, Ludwig Institute, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see seminar flyer - PDF

Grand Challenges in Health & Medicine Public Lecture Series 2008
Rethinking the role of medicine

Wednesday 20 August, 5.30-6pm refreshments, 6-7pm lecture

Speaker: Professor Stephen Leeder, Co-Director, Menzies centre for Health Policy, Medical Foundation Fellow, University of Sydney
Venue: University of Sydney, Eastern Avenue Complex
Host: School of Public Health and The Medical Foundation
Registration: Compulsory via the School of Public Health website
More information: 02 9036 7552 or

Careers in Medicine and Public Health Information Forum
Thursday 21 August, 5-7pm

Venue: Eastern Avenue Complex
More information: Please click here for more information and to register

Proteomics Workshop
Friday 22 August, 9.30am-4.30pm

Venue: Room 142, Medical Foundation Building (K25)
Registration: Places are limited. Please register here
More information and cost: Please see flyer

ATSI Week
Monday 25 to Friday 29 August

More information: Please see the flyer or contact The Koori Centre on 02 9351 7003, free call 1800 622 742 or email

Special seminar - Efficacy of DPP-4 inhibitors as a novel treatment of type 2 diabetes
Monday 25 August, 12pm

Speaker: Dr Carolyn Deacon, Department of Medical Physiology, The Panum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer - PDF

Course - Thesis, Grant and Journal Article Writing
Wednesday 27 August, 2-4.30pm

Speakers: A/Prof Jillian Kril, Centenary Institute, Bldg 93. 'Planning & Writing a Thesis'; A/Prof Jillian Kril, RPAH. 'Writing a Grant Application'; Dr Cheryl Salome. 'Writing a Journal Article'.
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Host: Central Clinical School Postgraduate Student Training Program 2008
Cost: $10, to be paid on the day of the course by cash or cheque.
More information: For further information or course registration, contact Dina Bowe at dbowe@med.usyd.edu.au

Electronic laboratory notebooks - securing our data
Thursday 28 August, 12 noon

Speaker: Dr Margaret Smith, Senior Research Fellow, Raymond Purves Bone and Joint Research Laboratories, Royal North Shore Hospital
Venue: Auditorium, Medical Foundation Building (K25)
More information: No RSVP required

Health Services Research Journal Club
Thursday 28 August, 4-5pm

Theme: Methods in Cancer Services Research lead by Associate Professor Jane Young, Executive Director, Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe)
More information: Please see the Health Services Research special interest group objectives or contact Angela Beaton from the Cancer Research Network on 02 9036 6307 or

RSU Continuing Education Program 2008 - Training Communication Partners of People with Brain Injury: challenges and issues
Friday 29 August, 1-2pm. Light lunch from 12.30pm

Speaker: Dr Leanne Togher
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney
Host: Royal Rehabilitiation Studies Unit
RSVP: Essential by Monday 25 August (for catering purposes). Please email . Admission is free

Sydney Uni Live! 2008
Saturday 30 August, 9.30am-4pm

Venues: Camperdown, Mallett Street, Macquarie Street and Rozelle campuses
More information: Please see www.live.usyd.edu.au

September 2008 details

Seminar - Mendelian Inheritance in Man: Disorders of aminoacid transport
Tuesday 2 September, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor John Rasko, Head, Gene and Stem Cell Therapy, Centenary Institute, Sydney
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Any enquiries please contact the Seminar Convenors: Prof Jennifer Gamble or Prof John Rasko on 02 9565 6156

Fertile on a famished road
Tuesday 2 September, 1-2pm

Speaker: Conjoint Associate Professor Stephen Corbett, Director, Centre for Population Health, Sydney West Area Health Service
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Cnr Fisher and Physics Road, University of Sydney
Cost: Free
RSVP:
More information: Please see www.health.usyd.edu.au/news/seminars.php

Workshop - Cell preparation for flow cytometry
Wednesday 3 September, 2-5pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the workshop flyer or email

Seminar - Estimating threshold patient risks to justify clinical interventions
Wednesday 3 September, 4.30-5.30pm

Speaker: Professor Steve Walter, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Canada
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre No 5, Physics Building, University of Sydney
Host: Screening and Test Evaluation Program (STEP), School of Public Health
More information: Please see the abstract or contact Miranda Cheung on 02 9351 5994 or

Seminar - Identification of a critical link between TRAIL and CCL20 for the activation of TH2 cells and the expression of allergic asthma
Thursday 4 September, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Paul Foster, Centre for Asthma & Respiratory Diseases, University of Newcastle
Venue: The Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

Cancer Research Meeting - Liver cancer surveillance and outcomes
Friday 5 September 2008, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Jacob George, Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Services, Westmead Hospital, SWAHS
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Please see map for further details
Host: Sydney Cancer Centre Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Seminar - Regulation of p53 by c-Abl
Tuesday 9 September, 12-1pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Ygal Haupt, Head, Tumour Suppression Laboratory Research Division, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

Forum - From Tablets to Tabloids: The use of popular communication for social change
Tuesday 9 September, 1-2pm

Speaker: Dr Garth Japhet, founder and Director, Soul City Institute and Chair, Communications Initiative Network
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Cnr Fisher and Physics Roads
Host: School of Public Health
Cost: Free
RSVP: Please email

Lambie Dew Oration
Wednesday 10 September, 7pm

Orator: Professor Ian Frazer, President, Cancer Council Australia
Venue: The Great Hall
Host: MedSoc
More information: Entry is free and a light supper will follow. The oration is an annual event organised by the students for the students, staff and general public. The talk was created in order to honour the Faculty of Medicine's first full time occupiers of the Chairs or Medicine and Surgery, C.G. Lambie and Sir Harold Dew, respectively. Each year, the oration is given by an esteemed individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of medicine and health or by someone whose experience in either of these fields, be it personally or by association, has given them a perspective that we would like them to share. Professor Ian Frazer was the 2006 Australian of the Year and was pivotal in the creation of the world's first cervical cancer vaccine

Seminar - Structural Studies on Membrane Proteins – Production, Crystallisation and Crystallography
Monday 15 September, 2-3pm

Speaker: Professor So Iwata, David Blow Chair of Biophysics and Director of Centre for Structural Biology, Imperial College, London, UK
Venue: The Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

Seminar - Electron microscopy and x-ray crystallography as complementary methods to study membrane protein structure and function
Monday 15 September, 3-4pm

Speaker: Professor Werner Kühlbrandt, Director, Department of Structural Biology, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysics, Frankfurt, Germany
Venue: The Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

Seminar - MicroRNA’s control leukemic cell differentiation by affecting RNA binding protein function: the BCR/ABL – MAPK-HnRNP2 – miR328 – CEBPa Network
Tuesday 16 September, 12-1pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Danilo Perrotti, Human Cancer Genetics, The Ohio State University Medical Centre, Columbus, Ohio
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Any enquiries please contact the Seminar Convenors: Prof Jennifer Gamble or Prof John Rasko on 02 9565 6156

Course - Informatics, Genomics & Proteomics
Wednesday 17 September, 2-4.30pm

Speakers: Professor Ron Trent, Centenary Institute, Bldg 93. 'SUPAMAC'; Dr Jonathan Arthur, RPAH. 'Bioinformatics'; Professor Marc Wilkins. 'Proteomics'.
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Host: Central Clinical School Postgraduate Student Training Program 2008
Cost: $10, to be paid on the day of the course by cash or cheque.
More information: Click here for course program. For further information or course registration, contact Dina Bowe at dbowe@med.usyd.edu.au

Cancer Research Fair 2008
Wednesday 17 September, 3-5pm

Venue: MacLaurin Hall, Main Quadrangle, The University of Sydney
Host: The University of Sydney Cancer Research Network
Cost: FREE, plus drinks and canapés will be provided
More information: Please see the flyer and visit the Cancer Research Network website

Seminar - Should we monitor blood pressure after starting anti-hypertensive treatment?
Wednesday 17 September, 4.30-5.30pm

Speakers: Les Irwig (Professor of Epidemiology), Katy Bell (PhD student) and Andrew Hayen (Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics), Screening & Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, A27
Host: Screening and Test Evaluation Program (STEP), School of Public Health

Forum - The decline of traditional media and the rise of new forms: what are the threats and opportunities for Public Health
Thursday 18 September, 1-2pm

Facilitators: Margaret Simons and David Higgins
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: School of Public Health
Cost: Free
More information: Please click here for further details
RSVP: Please email

University of Sydney Health Record Linkage Workshop
Thursday 18 September, 3.30-5pm

Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27). Please click here to view a map
Cost: Free. Coffee and tea will be available on arrival from 3.15pm
More information: This workshop is open to all researchers in all Faculties of the University of Sydney, its teaching hospitals and affiliated research institutes. Please visit the website

A good death: Challenging law and medical ethics
Thursday 18 September, 5.45-7.30pm (registration from 5.15pm)

Keynote speaker: Dr Rodney Syme, author of A Good Death: An Argument for Voluntary Euthanasia
Venue: Sydney Law School, 173-175 Phillip Street, Sydney
Host: Centre for Health Goverance, Law and Ethics
More information: Admission to the Oration is free, however places are limited and registration is required. Click here for the flyer and registration form

Seminar - Molecular and cellular aspects of Hepatitis C : From Acute Hepatitis to Allograft Failure
Tuesday 23 September, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Geoff McCaughan, Head, Liver Immunobiology, Centenary Institute, Sydney
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Any enquiries please contact the Seminar Convenors: Prof Jennifer Gamble or Prof John Rasko on 02 9565 6156

Official launch of The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
Tuesday 23 September, 4-5.30pm

Speaker: Her Excellency the Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO
Venue: Menzies Common Room, The Women's College, University of Sydney.
RSVP: By 19 September 2008 to Ancella Cheung on 02 9036 9030 or email
More information: Invitation

Postgraduate health information evening 2008
Tuesday 23 September, 4.30-7.15pm

Venue: Eastern Avenue Complex, University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus
More information and registration: Please see www.health.usyd.edu.au/news/events/pginfo.php

Course - Commercialisation of Research
Wednesday 24 September, 2-4.30pm

Speakers: Dr Sandra Anderson, RPAH. 'From an Idea to Commercialisation'; Dr Rob Silberstein. ' Protecting Medical & Surgical Technologies'.
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, RPAH
Host: Central Clinical School Postgraduate Student Training Program 2008
Cost: $10, to be paid on the day of the course by cash or cheque.
More information: Click here for course program. For further information or course registration, contact Dina Bowe at dbowe@med.usyd.edu.au

Grand Challenges in Health & Medicine Public Lecture Series 2008
Lifting the last straw: the challenge of chronic illness

Wednesday 24 September, 5.30-6pm refreshments, 6-7pm lecture

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong, Professor of Public Health and Medical Foundation Fellow, University of Sydney
Venue: University of Sydney, Eastern Avenue Complex
Host: School of Public Health and The Medical Foundation
Registration: Compulsory via the School of Public Health website
More information: 02 9036 7552 or

RSU Continuing Education Program 2008 - PhD students of the Rehabilitation Studies Unit
Friday 26 September, 1-2pm. Light lunch from 12.30pm

Speakers: Dr Bonne Lee (Quality of Life in Spinal Cord Injury), Ms Joanne Glinsky (Effectiveness of Strength Training in People with Tetraplegia) and Ms Leanne Hassett (Fitness Training After Traumatic Brain Injury)
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit
More information: Admission is free. RSVP essential by Monday 22 September for catering purposes. Please email

Systematic reviews: an introduction for the clinician
Friday 26 September, 2-4pm

Speaker: Dr Lisa Harvey
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit
Cost: Registration fee $44. Students (ID required) $22. Please complete the registration form and return to the address provided. Places are limited. RSVP essential by Monday 22 September
More information: Please email

Seminar - From health research to social research: privacy, methods, approaches
Tuesday 30 September, 3-4pm

Speaker: Professor Leslie Roos, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, University of Manitoba, Canada
Venue: R1 Lecture Theatre, National Drug and Alcohol Centre, Randwick Campus, 22-32 King Street, Randwick
RSVP: Places are limited so please register by 23 September 2008 to Deborah Randall on 02 9385 0318 or
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

October 2008 details

University of Sydney Early Career Research Showcase
Wednesday 1 October, 2-5.30pm, followed by refreshments

Venue: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre N342, Camperdown campus
More information: The Early Career Research Showcase spans the broad research capacities of the University of Sydney, and spotlights the current work, achievements and aspirations of our youngest and brightest researchers in a series of short and accessible presentations. The Showcase will be opened by the Vice Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence. For more information, please see the program and abstracts
Registration: Please register online by Friday 26 September 2008 for catering purposes

Seminar - Mining the IBCSG Clinical Trials Database
Friday 3 October, 3.30-5pm

Speaker: Clinical Professor Alan S Coates, School of Public Health, University of Sydney; Co-Chair, Scientific Committee, International Breast Cancer Study Group
Venue: Level 5 Training Room, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Medical Foundation Building, (K25), University of Sydney, 92 – 94 Parramatta Road, Camperdown. Please click for the campus map and local street map
More information: Please see the abstract or contact Jenny Chow on 02 9562 5000 or email

Seminar - Molecular Pathogenesis of chronic Hepatitis B: Role of the HBeAg/Precore Protein
Tuesday 7 October, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Stephen Locarnini, Head, Research & Molecular Development, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory; Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Virus Reference & Research, Melbourne
Venue: The Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

Seminar - Cancer Control 2020: Challenges now for behavioural research
Tuesday 7 October, 1-2pm

Speaker: Professor Bruce Armstrong, School of Public Health, University of Sydney; and Director of the Sax Institute
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: School of Public Health
More information and RSVP: Please see the flyer

Seminar - Multidisciplinary collaborations towards improving illicit drug policy: the example of the Drug Policy Modelling Program
Wednesday 8 October, 1-2pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Alison Ritter, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW
Venue: The George Institute for International Health - Training Rooms, Level 6, 341 George St, Sydney (visitors, please head to reception on Level 7)
Host: The George Institute
RSVP: Please email
More information: Please visit the website for the event details

Peking University Day Lecture - China’s Current Development in Higher Education and the Progress and Challenges of Peking University
Wednesday 8 October, 5-6pm

Speaker: Professor CSU Zigong, President of Peking University
Venue: The Great Hall, The University of Sydney
More information: Please see the flyer
RSVP: Please complete the registration form and return to Sunny Chen by Friday 26 September

Postgraduate scholarships information session
Wednesday 8 October, 6-7pm

Speakers: Associate Professor Brett Hambly & Dr Jennifer Nicholls
Venue: Edward Ford Building (A27)
Purpose: For Faculty of Medicine students applying for APA, UPA or faculty scholarships: find out the eligibility criteria and how to apply. This information session is NOT relevant to students with first-class honours awarded within the last five years.
More information: Please click for the APA information evening invitation

Seminar - Oestrogen, the cell cycle & breast cancer
Tuesday 14 October, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Rob Sutherland FAA, Director, Cancer Research Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

Academic forum series - Economics analysis of HIV prevention interventions in Andhra Pradesh state of India
Tuesday 14 October, 1-2pm

Speaker: Professor Lalit Dandona
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: School of Public Health
Cost: Free
RSVP: Please email
More information: Please see the forum flyer

Special seminar - Specifying the T cell fates required for immunity
Wednesday 15 October, 12-1pm

Speaker: Dr Steve Reiner, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Venue: The Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

Seminar - Effects of antioxidants on cancer and cardiovascular outcomes: results from the SU.VI.MAX trial
Wednesday 15 October, 1-2pm

Speaker: Sébastien Czernichow, Visiting Research Fellow, Nutrition and Lifestyle
Venue: The George Institute – Large meeting Room, Level 10, King George V Building, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Host: The George Institute for International Health
RSVP: Please email
More information: Please visit the events calendar

Gala dinner - Global Illumination for breast cancer research
Thursday 16 October, 7pm

Venue: The Great Hall, University of Sydney
More information: Please visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets

The George Institute for International Health 2008 Research Showcase
Tuesday 21 October, 9am-5.30pm

Venue: The Refectory, Holme and Sutherland Building, Science Road, The University of Sydney
Host: The George Institute for International Health
More information: Please see the program. To confirm participation, please email or phone 02 9657 0300 before 13 October 2008

Seminar - Driving Stem Cell Research – the Californian Model
Tuesday 21 October, 12-1pm

Speaker: Emeritus Professor Alan Trounson, President, The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, California, U.S.A
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

Seminar - Teaching and learning about patient safety
Wednesday 22 October, 2-3pm

Speaker: Professor Amanda Howe, Course Director MB/BS Programme, School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, UK
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, Education Block, Westmead Hospital
More information: Please see the flyer

Grand Challenges in Health & Medicine Public Lecture Series 2008
Tackling public health’s deadly sins – the epidemiology of gluttony and sloth

Wednesday 22 October, 5.30-6pm refreshments, 6-7pm lecture

Speaker: Adrian Bauman, Sesquicentenary Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, Medical Foundation Fellow, University of Sydney
Venue: University of Sydney, Eastern Avenue Complex
Host: School of Public Health and The Medical Foundation
Registration: Compulsory via the School of Public Health website
More information: 02 9036 7552 or

The why and how of graduate-entry medicine
Wednesday 22 October, 6-7.30pm

Venue: Conrad Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
More information: Please see the flyer

Seminar - Enhancing mammalian regeneration
Thursday 23 October, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Nadia Rosenthal, Head, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Melbourne
Venue: The Centenary Institute, Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: ]Please see the seminar flyer

Học Mãi Foundation's inaugural conference - Changing patterns in Vietnamese healthcare
Friday 24 October

Co Chairs: Professor Bruce Robinson, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney and The Rector, Hanoi Medical University
Venue: Hanoi, Vietnam
Registration: There is no registration fee and registrations close on 30 September 2008
More information: Please see the flyer or contact Rhondda Glasson on 0434 565 606 or

Sydney Cancer Centre Research Meeting - Novel and selective anti-tumour agents with a double punch: pharmacological targeting of iron
Friday 24 October, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Des R. Richardson, Professor of Cancer Cell Biology, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Director, Iron Metabolism and Chelation Program, Department of Pathology, University of Sydney
Venue: Level 6 Lecture Theatre, Centenary Institute, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Host: Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
More information: Professor Richardson’s major contributions to cancer research are focussed on understanding the role of iron in cancer cell proliferation and the development of novel anti-tumour agents known as iron chelators. Indeed, these studies have resulted in highly promising and potent anti-cancer drugs and are subject of a suite of active national patents.

Symposium - Obesity: The Reality Check
Tuesday 28 October, 10am-4pm

Venue: MacLaurin Hall, Camperdown Campus, The University of Sydney. Please click for location, travel and parking information
Cost: Free for University of Sydney staff and students
Registration: Please return the information and registration form by Monday 20 October

Seminar - Nuclear targeting of chromatin remodelling factors; developmental switches in the mammalian testis
Tuesday 28 October, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor David A Jans, Nuclear Signalling Lab, Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Victoria
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

Seminar - Colorectal cancer patient outcomes and care coordination: an overview of the CONNECT Research Program
Tuesday 28 October, 1-2pm

Speakers: Associate Professor Jane Young, Drs Rebecca Dennis, Jennifer Walsh and James Harrison
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: School of Public Health
Cost: Free
RSVP: Please email
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

Seminar - Ultrasound screening in women with mammography-negative dense breasts
Wednesday 29 October, 4.30-5.30pm

Speaker: Dr Stefano Ciatto, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica (CSPO), Istituto Scientifico della Regione Toscana, Florence, Italy
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health
More information: Please see the abstract

RSU Continuing Education Program - Post-Doctoral students of the Rehabilitation Studies Unit
Friday 31 October 2008, 1-2pm. Light lunch from 12.30pm

Speakers: Dr Cheryl Soo (Psychological treatment for anxiety following traumatic brain injury: a systematic review) and Dr Shameran Slewa-Younan (Traumatic brain injury: the role of a patient’s sex in outcome)
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit
More information: Admission is free. RSVP essential by Monday 27 October for catering purposes to

RSU Continuing Education Program - Methodology: finding and using clinical guidelines
Friday 31 October 2008, 2-4pm

Speaker: Professor Ian Cameron, Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit
More information: Registration fee $44. Students (ID required) $22. RSVP essential by 27 October 2008. Please complete the registration form

November 2008 details

Seminar - What poxviruses teach us about immunology
Tuesday 4 November, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Wayne Yokoyama, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Venue: The Centenary Institute, Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

Seminar - Healthy lifestyle across the lifespan
Wednesday 5 November, 6-7.30pm. Refreshments from 5.30pm

Speakers: Professor Anita Bundy, Dr Dr Edouard Rene Ferdinands, Professor Hal Kendig
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Camperdown Campus
Host: Faculty of Health Sciences
Cost: Free
More information: Please visit the website to find out more and to register

Seminar - Exploring the functional role of microRNAs and cancer
Tuesday 11 November, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Peter Leedman, Head, Laboratory for Cancer Medicine and Deputy Director of WAIMR; Professor of Medicine, The University of Western Australia
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

Seminar - TB DOTS in Papua New Guinea: a policy critique
Tuesday 11 November, 1-2pm

Speaker: Dr John Hall, School of Public Health
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: School of Public Health
Cost: Free
RSVP: Please email
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

Biennial Faculties of Health Research Conference - From Cell to Society 6
Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 November

Venue: York Fairmont Resort, Blue Mountains, Leura
Host: Faculties of Health
More information: Abstracts close 30 August 2008. Please see the website for program information

UTSpeaks: No drugs for bad bugs
Wednesday 12 November, 6.30pm. Drinks from 6pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Elisabeth Harry, Principal Researcher, UTS Institute for the Biotechnology of Infectious Diseases
Venue: UTS University Hall, UTS Science Building, 745 Harris Street Ultimo (diagonally opposite ABC headquarters)
RSVP: Tuesday 11 November 2008. Register attendance with Robert Button - email or telephone 02 9514 1734
More information: Please see the lecture flyer

15th Hong Kong International Cancer Congress
Wednesday 12 - Friday 14 November

Venue: The University of Hong Kong
More information and registration: Please see the invitation and registration form or visit the website

Interprofessional Learning Day
Thursday 13 November

Venue: Education Building, Level 4, Manning Road, Camperdown Campus
Registration fee: $100 inc. GST. Registrations close Tuesday 11 November 2008
More information: Please click here for more information and the registration form
Contact: Jacqueline Wells by or phone 02 9351 4551

Lecture - The Australian Embassy bombing investigation: A turning point for forensic DNA research in Indonesia
Monday 17 November, 5.30-7pm

Speaker: Professor Sangkot Marzuki, Director, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Jakarta, Indonesia
Venue: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, Pharmacy Building, University of Sydney
Registration: Please email
More information: Please see the lecture flyer

Faculty meeting
Monday 17 November, 4pm

Venue: Professorial Boardroom, Main Quadrangle (A14)
More information: If you require AV to attend this meeting, please book on-line at: www.avit.med.usyd.edu.au

Seminar - T cell polarity and the regulation of T cell fate
Tuesday 18 November, 12-1pm

Speaker: Dr Sarah Russell, Group Leader, Immune Signalling, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Cell Biology Lab, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

Phylogenetics Workshop
Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 November

Venue: Computer Room 142, Level 1, Medical Foundation Building (K25)
Host: Sydney Bioinformatics
Cost: $480/$528 University of Sydney students/staff paying by Journal Transfer only/all other academics and credit card payments. Lunch and refreshments will be included
More information: Please see the flyer and registration form for further details. For more information please contact

Seminar - A systematic review and assessment of the evidence for the clinical effectiveness of FDG-PET in staging colorectal cancer and melanoma
Wedneday 19 November, 4.30-5.30pm

Speakers: Suzanne Dyer and Luke Marinovich from the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre No. 5, Physics Building, University of Sydney
Host: Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health
More information: Please see the abstract

Seminar - Anti-cytokine therapy: anti-TNF and the future
Thursday 20 November, 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Marc Feldmann, Head, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology Division, Imperial College, London, UK
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Please see the seminar flyer

Lecture - Addressing unmet health needs in Bangladesh: the public private partnership initiative for essential health services
Friday 21 November, 12.30-1.30pm

Speaker: Dr Don Bandaranayake, Senior Advisor - Public Health Medicine, Population Health Directorate, Ministry of Health, New Zealand
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Host: Office for Global Health
More information: Please see the flyer and abstract or contact

Bioinformatics symposium
Wednesday 26 November, 8.50am-5.10pm

Keynote speakers: Dr Jarno Tuimala, CSC Scientific Computing, Finland and Dr Gordon Symth, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne
Venue: Footbridge Theatre, University of Sydney
Host: Sydney Bioinformatics
Registration: Free but strictly limited due to catering restraints. Please complete the registration form
More information: Please see the symposium flyer. The website will be updated with abstracts as they become available. For enquiries, please email

Research in quality of life issues in cancer patients: challenges and future directions
Wednesday 26 November, 3.30pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Jurg Bernhard, Bern University and the International Breast Cancer Study Group (IBCSG)
Venue: Carslaw Lecture Theatre 273, University of Sydney
Hosts: The Psycho-oncology Co-operative research Group (PoCoG) and Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED)
More information: Please visit the PoCoG website
RSVP: If you would like to attend this lecture, please email

Seminar - The Role of Osteopontin in Erythropoiesis and Red Cell Physiology
Thursday 27 November, 12-1pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Amittha Wickrema, Director, Clinical Cell Processing Laboratory, Haematology/Oncology Section, The University of Chicago, USA
Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds
Host: Centenary Institute
More information: Any enquiries please contact the Seminar Convenors Professor Jennifer Gamble or Professor John Rasko on 02 9565 6156

Seminar - The origins of monotreme sex chromosomes
Thursday 27 November, 3pm

Speaker: Professor Malcolm Ferguson-Smith, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Venue: Clunies-Ross Lecture Theatre, J.D. Stewart Building B01
Host: Faculty of Veterinary Science
More information: Professor Ferguson-Smith will be on campus for most of Thursday 27th November. Anyone wishing to spend time with him that day is asked to contact

Microarray Workshop
Thursday 27 and Friday 28 November

Venue: Computer Room 142, Medical Foundation Building (K25)
Host: Sydney Bioinformatics
Cost: $480/$528 University of Sydney students/staff paying by Journal Transfer only/all other academics and credit card payments. Lunch and refreshments will be included
More information: Please see the flyer and registration form for further details. For more information please contact

2nd Annual Stem Cell Symposium at UNSW
Friday 28 November

Venue: Edmund Blacket Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick
Host: NSW Stem Cell Network
Cost: Free for UNSW staff and students / others are $80 full or $30 student
More information: This full day symposium shows the breadth of stem cell research being carried out across various stem cell disciplines at the University of New South Wales and affiliated institutions such as the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, Garvan Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, St George Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. It is hoped that this annual update of stem cell research across all affiliated departments and institutions of the UNSW will foster closer connections with fellow stem cell researchers and encourage greater communication and collaboration.
Program: Please click here for the program
Registration: To register online, please visit the website

RSU Continuing Education Program - How to run a community rehabilitation service in a rural or remote area
Friday 28 November, 1-2pm. Light lunch from 12.30pm

Speaker: Professor Craig Veitch
Venue: Charles Blunt Conference Room, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney
Host: Rehabilitation Studies Unit
RSVP: Admission is free however RSVP is essential by Monday 24 November for catering purposes. Please email

NSW Flow Cytometry Prize 2008 final presentations
Friday 28 November, 2pm

Venue: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre
More information: Please see the flyer for further details

December 2008 details

NHMRC Grants Forum
Wednesday 3 December, 2-6pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre (upstairs), Eastern Avenue Complex, Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney
RSVP: Please RSVP for catering purposes to or to organise video conferencing
More information: The aim of this forum is to assist researchers who are planning to submit NHMRC Project grants in 2009 with up-to-date information on the grant process and strategic advice to help polish your application and improve your competitiveness. The forum will be interactive and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of successful researchers who have significant experience of the NHMRC. It is open to all researchers affiliated with the University of Sydney and researchers from other Faculties are welcome to attend. Please click here for the detailed program

Consultation forum - Sustainability and Health
Friday 5 December, 8.30am-4.30pm

Venue: Medical Foundation Auditorium, Medical Foundation Building (K25), The University of Sydney
Registration: Registration has been extended until COB Tuesday 2 December. Contact Renee Slade on ext 40646 or email
More information: Please see the flyer or visit the website

The University of Sydney Cancer Research Network Tumour Banking Forum
Friday 5 December, 2-4.30pm

Speakers: Associate Professor Christine Clarke (Westmead Institute for Cancer Research), Professor Rob Baxter (Kolling), Dr Daniel Catchpoole (Children's Hospital at Westmead), Dr Charles Chan (Concord), Dr Kerrie McDonald (Kolling) and Associate Professor Graham Mann (Westmead Institute for Cancer Research)
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Westmead Hospital
Host: The University of Sydney Cancer Research Network
More information: Please click here for more information or contact Angela Beaton by or phone 02 9036 6307. RSVP is not required

Seminar - Improved risk forecasts for AMI patients from HERO-2
Friday 5 December, 3.30-5pm

Presenters: Rachel O’Connell and Malcolm Hudson
Venue: Level 5 Training Room, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Medical Foundation Building K25, University of Sydney, 92 – 94 Parramatta Road, Camperdown
Host: NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
More information: Please see the abstract

Guest lecture - Ghrelin as a multifaceted metabolic and anabolic signal
Tuesday 9 December, 8.30am

Speaker: Professor Johannes Veldhuis MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota USA
Venue: Level 5 Education Block, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, 431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Host: Woolcock Institute
More information: Please see the lecture flyer

Symposium: The current state of knowledge on dietary protein and weight control
Tuesday 9 December, 1-5pm

Presenters: Professor Gary Wittert, Associate Professor Manny Noakes, Professor Jonathan Shaw, Professor Steve Simpson, Elizabeth Delbridge, Associate Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli
Venue: Medical Foundation Buildling Auditorium, 92-94 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown, The University of Sydney or videoconferenced by arrangement
Registration: Essential by 4 December. Please register online here
More information: Please see the flyer or contact Kathryn on 9036 3102 or email

Extraordinary faculty meeting
Monday 15 December, 4pm

Venue: Professorial Board Room
More information: Videoconferencing to all remote and distant sites will be available and may be booked at www.avit.med.usyd.edu.au

Seminar - Forecasting the future cardiovascular disease epidemic in China: an introduction to the Coronary Heart Disease Policy Model-China
Tuesday 16 December, 1-2pm

Speaker: Andrew Moran, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Columbia University, New York, USA
Venue: Conference Room 201A, Edward Ford Building (A27), Fisher Rd, University of Sydney
Host: Australian Health Policy Institute
RSVP: Monday, 15th December to
More information: Please see the abstract