2008 Archived Seminars

TB DOTS in Papua New Guines: a policy critique - 11 November 2008

Presented by John Hall, Senior Lecturer in International Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Date: Tuesday 11th November
Time: 1-2pm
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)

Abstract

This seminar will outline the research John is currently undertaking in collaboration with Dr. James Gillespie on Tuberculosis policy development and transfer to developing countries. This work was largely carried out during John's sabbatical leave in the first half of 2008.

About the Presenter
John Hall

John is a Senior Lecturer in International Public Health, here are the School of Public Health. He has been part of the team who have established and consolidated the Masters of International Public Health within the School of Public Health. Passionate about Global Health he has a broad experience in Public Health in the Asia Pacific Region.

John is leaving the School in 2009 to take up a position of Director of the AusAID funded Human Resources for health Knowledge Hub at the University of New South Wales.

Biennial Faculties of Health Research Conference
From Cell to Society 6

The FCTS6 Conference is the premier biennial gathering for researchers from Health Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Nursing and their postgraduate research students at the University of Sydney. Over 300 Masters and Doctoral students from the Faculties of Health will attend and most will present their recent research findings in an interactive Thematic Poster format. The FCTS6 Conference will also showcase the top medical research from across the University with a series of nine exciting symposia that bring together our established and emerging research stars in inter-disciplinary forums. In addition, two early morning workshops and master class training sessions will be offered to postgraduate students interested in particular career paths, working with industry and improving thesis writing skills.

REGISTER NOW! ABSTRACTS CLOSE 30th AUGUST 2008!

Alaina Ammit (Faculty of Pharmacy)
Jennifer Byrne (Faculty of Medicine)
Glen Davis (Faculty of Health Science)

Co-chairs, Faculties of Health Research Conference "From Cell to Society 6" (FCTS6)

Date: 11-12 November 2008
Venue: York Fairmont Resort, Blue Mountains in Leura, NSW

Register and find more information here

Health Economics Collaboration Seminars 2008

The Intergenerational Reports (2002 and 2007) - are we now better placed to fund health care in 40 years and how do we know?
Presented by: Associate Professor Deborah Schofield, Director of Research Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health (NRUDRH),
School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Date: Thursday, 20 March
Time: 4-5:00pm
Location: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), The University of Sydney

Where has health economics gone wrong? And how can we get it righter?
Presented by: Professor Gavin Mooney, Social and Public Health Economics Research (SPHERe) Group, Curtin University, Perth
Date: Thursday, 27th March
Time: 4-5:00 pm
Location: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), The University of Sydney

The use of economic evaluation to inform hospital infection control policy.
Presented by: Dr Kate Halton, Health Economist, Queensland University of Technology
Date: Tuesday, 15 April
Time: 4-5:00 pm
Location: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), The University of Sydney

Modelling the cost-effectiveness of a telephone & print intervention to improve diet & exercise. Methods and preliminary findings.
Presented by:
Associate Professor Nick Graves, Health Economist, Queensland University of Technology
Date: Tuesday, 20 May
Time: 4-5:00 pm
Location: The George Institute, Level 10, KGV Building, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

MABEL (Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life). Methods and pilot results from the Australian longitudinal survey of doctors.
Presented by:
Professor Tony Scott, Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne
Date: Tuesday, 17 June
Time: 4-5:00 pm
Location: The George Institute, Level 10, KGV Building, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

2008 Indigenous Health Forum - 27 May 2008

Sydney University Medical Society and MIRAGE invites you to the 2008 Indigenous Health Forum.

Following from a resounding success last year, the Forum is an opportunity to hear from amazing panelists on issues impacting Indigenous healthcare now and into the future.

The theme this year Sorry: From here to 2030 will explore, amongst other things, the Federal Government pledge to reduce the life expectancy gap by 2030.

With the wonderful Julie McCrossin as MC, the evening is going to be extremely enlightening, interactive and enjoyable.

Panel members:
Dr Marlene Kong
Dr Marlene Kong was the first Aboriginal graduate from the Sydney University medical program. She now works as a GP and is the the Medical Officer for the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association.

Dr Sandra Meihubers
Dr Meihubers is a Public Dental Health Consultant specialising in Indigenous Oral Health working with Aboriginal Medical Services and government Health bodies. Dr Meihubers is a Senior Lecturer in the University of Sydney Dental Faculty.

Mr Shane Hearn
Shane Hearn is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Sydney. Mr Hearn teaches Indigenous Health Promotion to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and the community and has a depth of experience in academia relating to Indigenous health.

Mr Noel Bulter
Mr Butler is from the Budawang tribe on the NSW Southcoast. Mr Butler teaches Aboriginal culture to a wide variety of community members, including Aboriginal communities around the country, troubled children, medical professionals and university students. He has written nationally accredited curriculum on Aboriginal culture, has a particular interest in traditional bush medicine and is a horticulturalist by profession.

Date: Tuesday 27 May 2008
Time: 6.30 pm Light refreshments, 7.00pm Panel discussion
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please RSVP to leas6169@med.usyd.edu.au as seating is strictly limited.

Enquiries:
Laura Eastman
Indigenous Health Officer
University of Sydney Medical Society
Tel: 0421 437 462