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September
Seminar - Tissue engineering of a blood producing organ   View Summary
19 September 2014

Full title

Tissue engineering of a blood producing organ: Human blood on demand for clinical & experimental applications

Speaker

Professor Dietmar Hutmacher, QUT Chair in Regenerative Medicine

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Hosted bythe Charles Perkins Centre

Seminar - Defining the role of innate immunity and nerve signalling   View Summary
23 September 2014

Full topic title

Defining the role of innate immunity and nerve signalling in the regulation of adult salamander limb and heart regeneration

Speaker
Dr James Godwin, Research Fellow Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash University

Abstract

Adult mammals possess a limited capacity to regenerate and restore complete function to damaged tissue and organs. In contrast, adult salamanders display a remarkable capability to resolve injury, and can regenerate complex structures such as amputated limbs or damaged hearts. Using the axolotl (Ambystomamexicanum) as a model to study vertebrate regeneration, we have previously demonstrated a temporally defined requirement for macrophages during the limb regeneration process and identified nerve dependent signals capable of rescuing regeneration in the absence of nerve. We have isolated specific cell populations during the early phase of axolotl limb regeneration and have performed gene expression analysis to identify candidate molecules involved in the regeneration specific response. These studies provide the foundation to identify and investigate novel genetic programs that promote scar-free wound healing or regeneration and define important aspects of the neuroimmunological axis of regeneration. By understanding scar-free healing and regeneration in amphibians it is hoped that we can improve repair outcomes in adult human tissues.

Bio

Dr. James Godwin is at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) where his lab's main focus is to understand the underlying mechanisms that promote adult tissue regeneration, using the Axolotls (salamander) as a model system. He is the recipient of the Newcomb Cleveland Prize for his paper investigating the molecular basis of nerve dependence in salamander regeneration. Prior to his return to Australia, he completed his postdoctoral studies at University College in London (UCL) in the lab of Prof. Jeremy Brockes, investigating the mechanisms of salamander regeneration in both the limb, heart and the eye. His current research program examines the immunological pathways in salamanders that promote regeneration and limit the scarring response.


Hosted by the Centenary Institute

2014 APRU Global Health Program Workshop    View Summary
24 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

The themes this year are: global health education and technology; non-communicable diseases; health systems, trade and governance; and environmental health/other.

PC4 concept development workshop   View Summary
24 September 2014

An opportunity to have nationally-recognised experts (and potential grant application reviewers) provide feedback on your research

ClinTeach 2014: The experience of assessment   View Summary
28 September 2014

The focus will be on assessment and evaluation in the clinic, exploring and expanding our understanding of the research evidence and scholarly practice to improve the assessment experience for clinical educators and students.

Symposium - Wireless wellbeing and personalised health   View Summary
29 September 2014

The aim of this symposium is to showcase examples of electronic and mobile-technologies in diet and physical activity promotion, to explore how we might be able to use personal data to predict and change behaviour, and to examine the role of social media in promotion and discouragement of healthy lifestyles. Advances in personal monitoring of lifestyle will be included and potential for new research partnerships formulated.

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A practical intermediate/advanced masterclass in time to event analysis   View Summary
29 September 2014

The aim of this symposium is to showcase examples of electronic and mobile-technologies in diet and physical activity promotion, to explore how we might be able to use personal data to predict and change behaviour, and to examine the role of social media in promotion and discouragement of healthy lifestyles. Advances in personal monitoring of lifestyle will be included and potential for new research partnerships formulated.

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Inter-university Neuroscience and Mental Health Conference   View Summary
29 September 2014 to 30 September 2014

Ajoint conference between The University of Sydney, Macquarie University, The University of New South Wales and the University of Western Sydney.

Call for abstracts: deadline COB Wednesday 20 August 2014.

October
Emerging Health Policy Research Conference   View Summary
2 October 2014

The conference will showcase the work in progress of current masters, doctoral and early career research workers, as well as those new to the field of health policy research.

Mini symposium - New developments in metabolic phenotyping   View Summary
14 October 2014 to 15 October 2014

Speaker

Dr John Lighton of Sable Systems International.

Shared Decision Making Symposium: Developing tools and skills for clinical practice   View Summary
16 October 2014

International speakers

Professor Dawn Stacey (University of Ottawa) and Professor Richard Thomson (Newcastle University, UK)

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7th COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting   View Summary
24 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Theme

Translating science to patient centred trials

Sydney Medical School Pain Management Symposia   View Summary
24 October 2014

This is an opportunity to learn how to help prevent acute and sub-acute pain from progressing to chronic and disabling pain, and to understand how to work with other health professionals to achieve this goal.

Conference - Medicie for the rural curious   View Summary
24 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

An event devoted to the practice of internal medicine in rural Australia.

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Global Community Engaged Medical Education Muster   View Summary
27 October 2014 to 30 October 2014
'The Muster' will bring together internationally recognised leaders in community engaged medical education and will continue to stimulate important discussions about key concepts and practices at the forefront of medical education: Longitudinal Learning, Community Engagement, Social Accountability and Aboriginal Health.
November
2014 Lifespan Research Day    View Summary
3 November 2014

Showcasing research activities within the Sydney Medical School encompassing the fields of reproduction, maternal and child health and healthy ageing.

ST Lee Lecture - Health policy in East Asia: Responding to demographic and epidemiologic transition   View Summary
3 November 2014

Presented by Karen Eggleston, Stanford University, Faculty Director, Asia Health Policy Program, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center' Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Conference - Physics of the mind   View Summary
6 November 2014
Understanding the mind could boost knowledge-based industries via productivity gains or neural enhancements. Understanding the nature of thought and consciousness may one day lead the way to creating machines able to excel in science and art the way they currently populate production lines
Colloquium - Centre for Research Excellence in Critical Infection   View Summary
17 November 2014 to 21 November 2014
The CRE Colloquium will begin with the annual Short Course in Critical Infection.
December
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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