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Image - Virology research laboratory seminar series 2014 - 26 June

Virology research laboratory seminar series 2014 - 26 June

We are pleased to welcome Prof Karen Canfell who leads the Cancer Modelling Group at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre UNSW. She will speak about the interplay between HPV vaccination and cervical screening. For further information feel free to contact Dr Wendy van Zuijlen or Dr Ammira Al-Shabeeb (; All are welcome to attend.

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Update on cervical screening- expert seminar

Australia's National Cervical Screening Program currently recommends biennial Pap smear screening in women 18 to 69 years, and has been very successful in reducing incidence and mortality from cervical cancer. The rollout of the National HPV Vaccination Program, which has already reduced high grade abnormalities in young women in Australia has prompted major change. Together with an accumulation of evidence on primary HPV DNA testing, this has led to new recommendations for cervical screening in Australia.

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Application and Advancement of Quality Control Charts in Healthcare Monitoring: Quantitative Research Methods Seminar

During recent decades, quality control charts have been developed as the technical core of quality management and continuous improvement philosophy. In recent years, control charts are increasingly being used in healthcare to aid in process understanding, assess process stability, and identify changes that indicate either improvement or deterioration in quality of care. They are used in hospital process improvement projects, by accrediting bodies and governmental agencies, and for public health surveillance.

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Cancer Grand Rounds

Researchers are invited to attend " The impact of HPV vaccination on cervical screening in Australia: Update on new recommendations for the National Cervical Screening Program”, presented by Karen Canfell, Epidemiologist, Cancer Modelling Group, UNSW Lowy Cancer Research Centre and Dr Michael Campion, Senior Staff Specialist, Pre-invasive Disease, Gynaecological Cancer Centre, Royal Hospital for Women.

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Application of a generalised mixed linear model to the analysis of a cluster-randomised crossover study: Quantitative Research Methods Seminar

This talk will be describe the design and implementation of a cluster-randomised crossover study that was implemented to quantify the effect of in-class exposure to unflued gas heaters on respiratory symptoms and lung function in primary school children. The design required a complex mixed model analysis with both continuous and binary outcomes, two random intercept terms, and several fixed effect terms, including interactions. The analysis was performed in SAS using Proc Mixed and Proc GLIMMIX.

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How UNSW's Tech Transfer Office can help promote and develop your research

As part of the Postdoctoral Academy’s “Show Me The Money” series, Dr Cullen will present on new activities at NSi that support UNSW researchers.  He will also provide guidance on Easy Access IP as he was the leader in launching this initiative.

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An Optimization Model for Disease Intervention: Quantitative Research Methods Seminar

For many diseases a variety of interventions are available for the control of morbidity and mortality. An optimal intervention strategy is one which simultaneously attempts to achieve cost-effectiveness and decrease of disease burden. A strategy typically involves only one type of intervention though, on occasion, multiple types are simultaneously used. This analysis develops a method to find optimal interventions with no restriction on the number and type of interventions. The framework is applied to data on malaria from Nigeria.

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Annual AIHI Research Symposium

The Australian Institute of Health Innovation's (AIHI) Annual Research Symposium will be held on Thursday 15th May, 2014.  The theme of this year's symposium is "Translation, Transformation and Technology: The impact of our Health Services Research".

We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers: the New South Wales Minister for Health, and Minister for Medical Research, the Hon. Jillian Skinner MP, and Dr Diane Watson, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Performance Authority.

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Supervising & Leading a Research Team - Postdoctoral & ECR Academy Program

Professor Merlin Crossley, Dean of Science, will discuss the various issues and skills needed for successfully supervising and leading a research team.  This will be the first session for the 2014 ECR & Postdoc Academy.  The Academy holds monthly seminars with high level speakers for UNSW Early Career Researchers and Postdoctoral academics.  The presentation will be followed by light refreshments and networking opportunities.

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Image - AIHI 2014 Lunchtime Seminar Series - Working in a system-level knowledge mobilisation initiative: experiences and reflections on the first 5 years in the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Greater Manchester

AIHI 2014 Lunchtime Seminar Series - Working in a system-level knowledge mobilisation initiative: experiences and reflections on the first 5 years in the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Greater Manchester

The NIHR CLAHRC for Greater Manchester was one of nine CLAHRCs established in 2008 to support knowledge translation and mobilisation in the English National Health Service (NHS). Each CLAHRC received 5 years funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and had to secure a similar level of matched funding from local NHS organisations. The total budget over the 5 year period was £20 million.

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