STEP Seminar Series 2015

STEP invites local and international colleagues to present their research and ideas on the general themes of health screening, monitoring and diagnostic testing. Speakers vary from academic researchers to public policy makers and are invariably topical and informative.

STEP is the result of a collaboration between the School of Public Health, University of Sydney, and Bond University.

Seminars are usually held from 1.00pm to 2.00pm on Wednesdays. Any time changes will be indicated in the table below. Anyone interested is welcome to join us.

Date Speaker Topic Venue
18 March

Professor Don R Taves
University of Washington
The case for minimization without randomization in clinical trials. Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre
27 July

Dr Pim van Leeuwen
Garvan Institute and St Vincent's Hospital Sydney

Update of the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer and a future approach to improve early detection of prostate cancer. Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre
19 August

Profesor Rafael Perera-Salazar
University of Oxford

Optimal strategies for monitoring lipid levels in patients at risk or with cardiovascular diseases.

Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre

16 September

Dr Ling Li
Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research
Macquarie University

The impact of the implementation of electronic ordering on hospital pathology services.


Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre
21 October
Prof Chris Semsarian
University of Sydney

Cardiac Genetic Testing: Excitement Comes With Challenges.



Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre
18 November

Dr Katy Bell
University of Sydney

Over-diagnosis of prostate cancer: is histopathology an important driver? Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre