All future 2014 events

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November
Lecture: Cancer research - where to from here?   View Summary
26 November 2014

Speaker

Professor Ian Frazer AC, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Research at the Translational Research Institute, Brisbane

Hosted by The University of Sydney Cancer Research Network

Symposium - Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare   View Summary
26 November 2014

The event will feature keynote speaker Victor Popov, a sports physiotherapist with
extensive experience in the treatment of musician and dancers' injuries.

December
Seminar - An energy balance approach to reducing obesity   View Summary
2 December 2014

Speaker

Professor James Hill from the University of Colorado.

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Lecture - Challenges of establishing a cervical cancer screening program in rural India   View Summary
2 December 2014

Speaker

Professor Rita Isaac (Head of the Rural Unit for Health and Social Affairs (RUHSA) Department at Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India)

Professor Isaac has hosted and supervised several medical students from the University of Sydney since 2011, who have undertaken their elective term at RUHSA. Professor Isaac has collaborated with Associate Professor Lyndal Trevena on an AusAID funded Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP) entitled "Building capacity to reduce cervical cancer mortality in rural women of Tamil Nadu", which concluded in June 2014.

Seminar - Snoring and sadness: examining the link between OSA and depression   View Summary
2 December 2014

Presenter

Dr Melinda Jackson, University of Melbourne

Biography
Dr Melinda Jackson is a newly appointed VC Senior Research Fellow in the School of Health Sciences at RMIT University, Melbourne. Dr Jackson is a registered Psychologist, specialising in the treatment of sleep disorders, and she is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health. She completed her PhD in Neuropsychology and Sleep at Swinburne University in 2009, before moving to the Sleep and Performance Research Centre, Washington State University, USA as a postdoctoral researcher from 2009-2011. In 2012 she was awarded an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship to research the effects of sleep on mood. Her main research interest is in memory function and mood in obstructive sleep apnoea and other sleep disorders, and the role of treatment for sleep for improving mental health outcomes.

Hosted by the Woolcock Institute

Team-based learning (TBL) seminar and workshops   View Summary
11 December 2014 to 12 December 2014

Speaker

Larry Michaelsen, Professor of Management, University of Central Missouri

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Seminar - Developing in vitro model systems for investigations of motor neurone disease   View Summary
12 December 2014

Speaker

Jeremy Toma, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Summary

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder whereby the cells that control muscles - the motor neurones - degenerate and die, resulting in paralysis and death. As there is no effectivetreatment or cure for MND, there is a great need for developingtherapeutics. The focus of my work has been to generate motor neurones from different cellular sources, including induced pluripotent stem cells and skin cells, and to assess the ability of these sources to generate functional motor neurones capable of being used for MND
therapeutics. The suitability of this approach for developing effective MND therapeutics will be discussed.