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Modelling HPV prevention and cervical screening: Quantitative Research Methods Seminar

We provide a short overview of a comprehensive HPV and cervical cancer model platform (POLICY1) that has been used to perform multiple evaluations of HPV and cervical screening, including evaluations for national reviews of cervical screening in Australia, England and New Zealand. We will provide three short case studies to illustrate some different applications of the platform. Megan Smith will discuss the impact of heterogeneity on estimates of the effect of male HPV vaccination. Kate Simms will discuss an evaluation of the optimal age of ceasing cervical screening.

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UNFED meeting

UNSW Network of Faculty Educational Developers (UNFED)

UNSW Medicine is hosting the next UNFED meeting

We have an excellent line-up of local best practice in blended learning:

1. Improving feedback quality, consistency and usefulness in postgraduate programs in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Dr Lesley Halliday, SPHCM

2. Analytics for Retrieving Feedback on Skills Development. Dr Patsie Polly, SOMS

3. Introducing the User Engagement Scale. A/Prof Gary Velan, SOMS

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School of Psychiatry Academic Forum Series 2014

Title: An inflammatory view of schizophrenia

Speaker: Dr Stuart Fillman

Chair: Marie-Paule Austin

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Synthesizing genetic markers for incorporation into clinical risk prediction tools: Quantitative Research Methods Seminar

Clinical risk prediction tools built on standard risk factors are important devices for many different diseases. Newly discovered genetic and high-dimensional-omic markers, such as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and gene expressions, have the potential to increase the practical utility of clinical risk prediction tools. Typically, these markers are assessed among multiple large case-control studies but not in the original cohorts used to build the existing risk prediction tools, making their incorporation into those tools complicated.

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AIHI Lunchtime Seminar Series with guest speaker Professor Dean Sittig

Future Directions for Patient Safety through Health IT


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Health and Biomedical Big Data for Translational Research

Professor Jack Li of the College of Medical Science and Technology (CoMST) at Taipei Medical University is currently visiting the Translational Cancer Research Network (TCRN) to help shape a new translational Cancer Bioinformatics course which is currently being developed by TCRN and UNSW.. His seminar will examine the availability of tools and data sets that can facilitate this transformation and will present examples and evidence of how this transformation will change the way we look at biomedical research forever.        

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Quantitative Research Methods Seminar: Clinically driven meta-analysis simulations and their performance

Meta-analysis is a commonly used technique to formally combine results of multiple randomized trials, yet controversy regarding its use remains, often involving the role of heterogeneity, both clinical and statistical. We aim to comprehensively explore meta-analysis performance in a clinically driven simulated model and the impact on performance of common dimensions of clinical heterogeneity. We model varying size and number of RCTs using different means and distributions of background event risk and relative risk reduction.

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AIHI Lunchtime Seminar Series: False as Water

Fluid resuscitation is the second most common intervention in the intensive care unit, following the administration of supplemental oxygen. Notwithstanding, the physiological principles, clinical indications and patient-centred outcomes for this ubiquitous therapy remain a matter of debate. Recent large randomized, controlled trials in Scandinavia and Australia/New Zealand have provided robust evidence to guide clinical practice.

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AIHI Lunchtime Seminar Series: What is the best method of blood pressure measurement in routine clinical practice?

High blood pressure (hypertension) is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The diagnosis and management of hypertension depends on accurate measurement of blood pressure in order to target antihypertensive treatment appropriately and avoid unnecessary healthcare costs. Traditionally, blood pressure measurement takes place in the physician’s clinic. However, this measurement frequently under/overestimates true blood pressure and may result in incorrect classification and hence subsequent management.

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Museum of Human Disease

Surviving the zombie apocalypse -a holiday adventure

10am-4.30pm June 30 - July 11 This really is your only hope to train to defeat possible real Zombie* diseases in Australia's only public disease museum, teaching you to avoid the Zombie Apocalypse. The Museum’s display of human tissue specimens may not be appropriate for everyone please consider this prior to purchasing your ticket. * Zombies may not be real, but the science, and fun are very real.

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