Events in 2009

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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 | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

January 2009 in brief

Seminar - publishing excellence: beyond impact factor
Friday January 23, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Key presenters: Dr Leslie Sage, Senior editor, physical sciences, Nature; Dr Berenika M Webster, Strategic Business Manager, Thomson Reuters Scientific, Asia Pacific; and Dr Dugald McGlashan, Associate Publisher, Asian Academic Journals

February 2009 in brief

Seminar - Virulence and vaccines – the interaction of the malaria parasite with the human host
Tuesday 3 February, 12 - 1pm
Speaker: Professor Alan Cowman, Infection and Immunity Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Victoria

Grand Rounds - Answering clinical questions in practice
Thursday 5 February, 1 - 2pm
Speaker: David Tovey, Editor in Chief, Cochrane Library

NHMRC CTC research seminar - A systematic review and assessment of the evidence for the clinical effectiveness of FDG-PET in staging colorectal cancer and melanoma
Friday 6 February, 3:30 - 5pm
Speakers: Dr Suzanne Dyer and Mr Luke Marinovich

Seminar - Stimulating T cell subsets with cytokine/mab complexes
Tuesday 10 February, 12 - 1pm
Speaker: Professor Jonathan Sprent, NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Group Leader, Immunology & Inflammation Research Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Peking University research day
Thursday 12 February, 10am - 4:30pm

Workshop - Conversations in evolutionary psychology & psychiatry
Monday 16 February, 2 - 5pm
Presenter: Professor Randolph Nesse, Professor in Psychiatry & Professor in Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Seminar - Insulin resistance and the antioxidant stress response
Tuesday 17 February, 12 - 1pm
Speaker: Professor David James, Director, Diabetes and Obesity Research Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Seminar - Do bowel symptoms predict colorectal cancer?
Wednesday 18 February, 4:30 - 5:30pm
Speaker: Dr Barbara-Ann Adelstein, Screening & Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health

Seminar - High Content Screening - the Cellomics advantage
Thursday 19 February, 2pm
Speaker: Rebecca (Henderson) Palmer, Senior Research Scientist, Thermo Scientific Cellomics, USA

Seminar - Unlocking the secrets of the Sirtuins: regulators of health and lifespan in mammals
Tuesday 24 February, 11am - 12pm
Speaker: Professor David Sinclair, Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School and Director, Glenn Laboratories for Aging Research

Seminar - Growth factor regulation of lens development and cataract
Tuesday 24 February, 12 - 1pm
Speaker: Professor John McAvoy, Professor of Experimental Ophthalmology, Director of Laboratory Research, Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney

March 2009 in brief

Seminar - Cyclin A – it’s not supposed to do that!
Tuesday 3 March, 12 - 1pm
Speaker: Associate Professor Brian Gabrielli, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Head, Cell Cycle Group, Diamentina Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane

Seminar - Urbanisation and non-communicable disease risk in Tamil Nadu, India: exploring the relationship between urbanicity and NCD risk factors applying a quantitative measure of the urban environment
Wednesday 4 March, 1 - 2pm
Speaker: Dr Steven Allender, Senior Researcher, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre research seminar
Friday 6 March, 3:30 - 5pm
Speakers: Dr Kushwin Rajamani, Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Professor Alberto Zambon, Clinical Medica 1° University of Padua, Italy

Symposium on patient safety education: where are we at?
Monday 9 March, 8:45am - 4:30pm

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre research seminar
Monday 9 March, 12:30 - 1:30pm
Speakers: Ms Nandini Mathur, St John’s Medical College, India and Professor Denis Xavier, St. John’s Medical College (SJMC), India, and Coordinator of the Division of Clinical Trials

Lecture - An Eldorado of quackery - a history of Phrenology in New South Wales
Monday 9 March, 6:30pm
Speaker: Associate Professor Cate Storey, Royal North Shore Hospital

Seminar - Remodelling tumour vasculature: a new approach to therapy
Tuesday 10 March, 12 - 1pm
Speaker: Associate Professor Ruth Ganss, Group Head, Angiogenesis & Tumour Immunology Laboratory for Cancer Medicine, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Perth

Workshop - Bioinformatics for the future
Wednesday 11 March, 9:30am - 12pm
Speakers: Dr Ewan Birney, Senior Scientist, European Bioinformatics Institute; Professor Nadia Rosenthal, Director, ARMI; and Professor Ian Dawes, Director, Ramaciotti Centre

Seminar - Helicopter use in out-of-hospital systems
Wednesday 11 March, 1 - 2pm
Speaker: Colman Taylor, Research Fellow, Critical Care & Trauma Division

Seminar - The delicate balance between resident duty hours and patient safety
Thursday 12 March, 10 - 11am
Speaker: Dr Vineet Arora, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, USA

Course - Functional management of people with brain injuries and similar neurological conditions
Thursday 12 and Friday 13 March, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Seminar - The evaluation of biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis, and prediction: bias, design and sample size
Wednesday 18 March, 4:30 - 5:30pm
Speaker: Professor Patrick MM Bossuyt, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Scientific meeting - University of Sydney Cancer Research Network: Early phase clinical trials
Thursday 19 March, 2 - 4:20pm
Speakers: Dr Lisa Horvath, Medical Oncologist, Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Associate Professor Andrew Biankin, Head, Pancreatic Cancer Research, Garvan Institute of Medical Research; and Associate Professor Martin Stockler, Oncology Co-Director, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney

Seminar - Genetic networks controlling the terminal differentiation of lymphocytes
Tuesday 24 March, 12 - 1pm
This seminar has been postponed until 16 June 2009
Speaker: Dr Stephen Nutt, Group Head, Immunology Division, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne, Victoria

Cambodia interest group meeting
Tuesday 24 March, 4:30 - 6pm

Seminar - A novel electronic decision support system to assist General Practitioners in cardiovascular disease risk management- a mixed methods pilot evaluation
Wednesday 25 March, 1 - 2pm
Speaker: Dr David Peiris, Senior Research Fellow, Renal Division

Health Services Research Special Interest Group Journal Club
Thursday 26 March, 4 - 5pm

RSU Continuing Education Program 2009: Treatment of back pain - where does rehabilitation fit in?
Friday 27 March, 12:30 - 1:30pm
Speaker: Professor Chris Maher, The George Institute

Seminar - Transcriptional silencing of HIV-1: Stabilising the reservoir?
Tuesday 31 March, 12 - 1pm
Speaker: Associate Professor Anthony Kelleher, Head, Immunovirology & Pathogenesis Program, National Centre in HIV Epidemiology & Clinical Research, University of New South Wales

April 2009 in brief

The next Cochrane Challenge – diagnostic tests
Wednesday 1 April, 4:30 - 5:30pm
Speaker: Jon Deeks, Professor of Health Statistics, University of Birmingham, UK

Seminar - OncomiRs: Targeting of p53 by microRNAs in cancer and stem cells
Tuesday 7 April, 12 - 1pm
Speaker: Dr Alex Swarbrick, Senior Research Officer, Group Leader Tumour Progression Group, Cancer Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Tobacco control in China and Australia
Tuesday 14 April, 8:50am - 3pm
Presenter: Professor Simon Chapman, School of Public Health

Seminar - Tissue-specific immune responses during parasitic infections
Tuesday 14 April, 12 - 1pm
Speaker: Dr Christian Engwerda, Head, Immunology & Infection Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Brisbane, Queensland

Sydney West's Chief Executive's Innovation Forum - Transforming healthcare for NHS patients: The role of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
Tuesday 14 April, 3 - 5pm
Speaker: Ms Simone Jordan, Deputy CEO and COO, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

Introduction to Flow Cytometry workshop
Thursday 16 April, 2pm

Seminar - An iron bridge to cancer research
Tuesday 21 April, 12 - 1pm
Speaker: Professor Des Richardson, Professor of Cancer Cell Biology, NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and Director, Iron Metabolism and Chelation Program, Department of Pathology, University of Sydney

Seminar: - Human STAT3 deficiency impairs antigen-specific humoral immune responses
Tuesday 28 April, 12 - 1pm
Speaker: Dr Stuart Tangye, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader, Immunology and Inflammation Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Seminar - We have the maps but can we follow the tracks? Our journey to being the healthiest country by 2020
Tuesday 28 April, 5:30pm
Speakers: Professor Mike Daube, Curtin University of Technology; Professor Fran Baum, Flinders University and Professor John Catford, Deakin University

May 2009 in brief

RSU Continuing Education Program 2009 - Rehabilitation research in the Netherlands
Friday 1 May, 12:30 - 1:30pm
Speaker: Dr Rob Smeets, The George Institute

RSU Continuing Education Program 2009 - Reading clinical trials
Friday 1 May, 1:45 - 3:45pm
Speaker: Dr Lisa Harvey

Sydney Forensic Medicine and Science Network research seminars
Monday 4 May, 4 - 5:30pm
Speakers: Associate Professor Tony Masters, School of Chemistry, and Dr Bing Yu, Central Clinical School

Microarray analysis (introduction)
Monday 18 May

Applied bioinformatics workshop
Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 May

3rd Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease Symposium
Thursday 21 May to Friday 22 May

RSU Continuing Education Program 2009 - The nature of fatigue and its association with neurological injury
Friday 29 May, 12:30 - 1:30pm
Speaker: Professor Ashley Craig, The Rehabilitation Studies Unit

RSU Continuing Education Program 2009 - Funding your research
Friday 29 May, 1:45 - 3:45pm
Speaker: Professor Ashley Craig, The Rehabilitation Studies Unit

June 2009 in brief

Microarray analysis (advanced)
Monday 1 June

August 2009 in brief

Annual scientific meeting 2009 - Local and global perspectives on rural health care
Friday 7 to Sunday 9 August