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Today's date is Monday, January 27, 2020
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Alumni
 August 2012
Wednesday 15
12:00 - SEMINAR - Choosing science comes more from the heart than from the brain (or the pocket) : A retrospective study of why scientists chose to study science Website | More Information
The ‘science pipeline’ in Australia is under threat because not enough budding scientists are moving through from school to university to science-based jobs. The aim of this research was to retrospectively survey current Australian and New Zealand scientists to ascertain why they chose to study science. The quantitative data from 722 respondents showed that, unsurprisingly, the main reasons were that they were interested in science and they were good at science. Secondary school science classes and one particular science teacher also were found to be important factors. Of more interest are their anecdotes about the challenges of becoming a scientist, some of which will be shared in this presentation.

17:30 - STUDENT EVENT - Student Information Night : Interesting Projects - Generous Scholarships - Inspiring Supervisors Website | More Information
Student opportunities in medical research with the Lung Institute of WA: PhD Scholarships, Hons Scholarships, Vacation Cadetship Program

Join us for pizza and beer and find out more about the great range of research projects and scholarships on offer at LIWA.
Thursday 23
17:00 - WELCOME - NEW ACADEMIC STAFF MEMBER! "By Way of Introduction" : Dr Mylne is soon to join UWA as an ARC Future Fellow. More Information
Currently at University of Queensland, Dr Mylne will speak about his past, current and future plans for his Fellowship at UWA. Welcome Dr Mylne! "At UWA I intend to focus on three areas; 1) study the various genetic ‘innovations’ that create these ultra-stable peptides, 2) hone in on the in vivo biochemical process that produce such biomedically relevant peptides; and 3) develop a new biological system to discover the elusive biochemical targets of important anti-malarials drugs." DETAILED CV AVAILABLE !!! email jennifer.gillett@uwa.edu.au
Monday 27
12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : W/Prof David Mackey presents "Genome-wide Association Studies Success in Ophthalmology" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Genome-wide Association Studies Success in Ophthalmology" by W/Prof David Mackey, Managing Director, Lions Eye Institute. Time: 12 noon for light lunch with 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.
Tuesday 28
13:00 - EVENT - SIFE Information Session : Find out more about SIFE UWA and our latest projects Website | More Information
SIFE is a global network of university teams competing in over 40 countries, creating change in the lives of others through the positive power of business.

Being the 2012 National Australian Champions, SIFE UWA will be travelling to Washington D.C in September to represent Australia at the SIFE World Cup. SIFE UWA has projects in areas including financial literacy, environmental sustainability and economic development whilst simultaneously impacting communities across Australia and beyond.

Want to help make a difference and gain invaluable business experience?? SIFE UWA is looking for talented, switched-on students from a range of disciplines to help us make a difference.

If you are interested in getting involved, we would like to invite you to the SIFE UWA Information Session WHEN: 1pm, Tuesday 28th of August, 2012 WHERE: Law Lecture Room 1, G.31

For more information – please contact nancy.zheng@sifeuwa.org

 September 2012
Wednesday 19
18:30 - EVENT - COURSE INFORMATION SESSION: Health Professional Education : Course Information Session for Postgraduate Courses in Health Professional Education Website | More Information
ACHIEVE MORE AS A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

Are you a health professional interested in developing or improving your skills as an educator?

To meet the growing need for educators in the health professions, The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences will offer the following Postgraduate Courses in Health Professional Education in 2013:

• Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education • Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education • Master of Health Professional Education (by coursework or research)

We encourage all who are interested to come along to our Course Information Session at the UWA Postgrad & Honours Expo:

Date: Wednesday 19th September Time: 6:30pm Venue: Lecture Room 5, Arts Building

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE AT: http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/about/events/postgradexpo/medicine
Monday 24
12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : Mr Gary Cox presents "Patenting for medical researchers the ins and outs" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Patenting for medical researchers the ins and outs" by Mr Gary Cox, Chairman, Partner, Wray and Associates. Time: 12 noon for light lunch with 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.

 October 2012
Monday 15
16:00 - SEMINAR - Occupational Exposure Assessment : Cancer Epidemiology Website | More Information
Dr. Susan Peters is a postdoctoral research associate at the Epidemiology Group of the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research. Her research activities focus on exposure assessment methods to apply in (occupational) cancer epidemiology.
Wednesday 17
7:00 - EVENT - Breakfast by the Bay with Fiona Wood : Burns research 10 years on; what has been achieved? Website | More Information
In October 2002, Professor Fiona Wood led a Royal Perth Hospital team treating 28 people injured in the Bali bombings. The scale of burns injuries was previously unseen by the hospital, and the exceptional situation required individuals, governments and the private sector to work together closely in coordinating evacuations and treatment. During that time, Fiona witnessed extraordinary bravery, saw incredible acts of courage and was moved by people’s will to survive. The experience inspired her to drive forward on all fronts cutting across boundaries and exploring ground-breaking and innovative research and treatments applicable in burns and other traumatic injuries.

Fiona has now established the Fiona Wood Foundation, which is built on the premise that each and every patient must be given the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcome by combining current treatments with cutting-edge research. At the breakfast, Fiona will share inspiring stories, as well as her vision for the future of burns treatment: a holistic approach encompassing community education, clinical, basic science and population health research to improve wound healing, and the associated long-term physical and psychological complications of burns.

Price: Members $45 / Guests $55 / Table of Ten $450

Price includes a two-course sit down breakfast and presentation by Fiona Wood

8:30 - EVENT - Australia China Business Council Education Forum 2012 : Chinese Language and Cultural Competency in Schools and Industry - Real Links to a Sustainable Relationship Website | More Information
Whilst trade and enterprise have led Australia's bilateral relations with China, education promotes mutual understanding and long lasting links. This year's forum will focus on developing Chinese language and cultural competency in schools, universities and industry. His Excellency Mr Chen Yuming, Chinese Ambassador to Australia, will provide the keynote address and a panel of business leaders and education representatives will share their experiences.
Thursday 18
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : Sliding Doors in Academe: Idiosyncrasies of autobiography and controversy in psychometrics Website | More Information
***NOW RESCHEDULED TO 18 OCTOBER***

“Individual(s) ….embrace a new paradigm for all sorts of reasons ... . Some of these … lie outside the sphere of science entirely. Others depend upon idiosyncrasies of autobiography….” (Kuhn, 1970, p.l52). I will highlight some “idiosyncrasies of autobiography” that have led to enjoying an academic life – the opportunity to research and teach, to construct and communicate knowledge. I plan to illustrate how psychometrics, a field in which I had the opportunity to ignore or embrace an emergent, non-standard statistical paradigm, has lead beyond mathematical modelling to areas such as the philosophy of science, the sociology of knowledge and academic controversy. I plan to also illustrate the challenges in negotiating the complex world of academic research and communication.
Monday 22
12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : Dr Keith Giles presents "Tumour suppressor activity of microRNA-7 and microRNA-331-3p" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Tumour suppressor activity of microRNA-7 and microRNA-331-3p" by Dr Keith Giles, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR). Time: 12 noon for light lunch with 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.
Saturday 27
8:00 - EVENT - Infection Control Seminar Day : An educational seminar day about infection control for all members of the health care team Website | More Information
An educational seminar day that will address local and global problems relating to infection control. Topics include antibiotic resistance and stewardship, superbugs, Clostridium difficile,viruses and pandemics, workplace sterilization, sharp safety and immunisation scheduling.
Wednesday 31
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : NAPLAN: Driving school improvement or doing the work of the devil? Website | More Information
Controversy continues to surround national student assessment in Australia. However, I argue that testing is neither good nor bad: the devil lies in what people – teachers, school, systems and even parents – do about the tests and the data they generate. I report the experiences of principals, teachers and curriculum consultants in one educational authority to describe how responsibility for interrogating, interpreting and applying data has gradually shifted from an external top-down approach to an internal bottom-up model in a planned, sustained and centrally supported manner, during the past eight years.

 November 2012
Monday 26
12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series: : W/Prof John Newnham presents "Improving lung health by preventing prematurity" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Improving lung health by preventing prematurity" by W/Prof John Newnham, Head of School, School of Women's and Infants' Health, University of Western Australia. A light lunch will be served from 12.00pm with a 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.
Wednesday 28
12:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Oxygen for non-hypoxemic patients: too much, too soon : Visiting speaker Prof Steve Iscoe from Physiology and Medicine, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Queen’s University, Ontario More Information
Most guidelines concerning the use of O2 for cardiopulmonary disorders recommend the rapid administration of 100% O2 regardless of the patient’s arterial O2 saturation. This reflects the view that 100% O2 is considered safe. However, recent randomised control studies indicate increased mortality in patients with acute exacerbations of COPD or myocardial infarction and treated with high flow O2.

These results are not surprising because the results of older studies raised concerns about the safety of high flow O2. Prof Iscoe will review these studies and indicate other aspects of O2 administration that suggest its use is based on inertia rather than evidence. He will also suggest a simple way -- a breathing circuit -- by which one can retain the benefits of high flow O2 while preventing its adverse consequences.

 December 2012
Tuesday 04
9:00 - COURSE - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling : A Short Course using AMOS and Mplus Website | More Information
SEM is used widely by researchers to test complex relationships among observed (measured) and latent (unobserved) variables. This course will introduce you to SEM and also covers issues relating to model specification, identification and estimation, assessing model fit (goodness-of-fit criteria), and dealing with problem data.

The course is hosted by the Centre for Applied Statistics and we offer discounted rate fees to UWA Graduate Research Students.

Fee information is available on our website http://www.cas.maths.uwa.edu.au/courses. Please register online.
Monday 10
9:00 - COURSE - Applied structural equation models : A Short Course using Mplus Website | More Information
The course is designed as a comprehensive coverage of applied SEM techniques using the Mplus statistical software package. Mplus offers a general modelling framework that allows both the modelling of cross-sectional and longitudinal data using observed variables that are a combination of continuous and categorical variables.

The course is hosted by the Centre for Applied Statistics and we offer discounted rate fees to UWA Graduate Research Students.

Fee information is available on our website http://www.cas.maths.uwa.edu.au/courses. Please register online.
Wednesday 12
13:00 - CONFERENCE - Occupational and Environmental Risk Assessment Half Day Conference : Perth Epidemiology Group brings to you the half day conference: Occupational and Environmental Risk Assessment Website | More Information
*Advanced methods in exposure assessment and epidemiology *Methods for combining exposure assessments and epidemiological models for use in risk assessment and risk prediction *Use of molecular markers in the identification of occupational and environmental risk factors *Heat stress and acclimatisation of workers, development of a biomarker of acclimatisation status *Risk assessment in environmental health decision making *Lessons learned from the Western Australian experience of mesothelioma

 February 2013
Thursday 07
8:20 - SYMPOSIUM - DOHaD-Microbiome symposium : An exploration of the association between the microbiome and metabolome and the early life origins of health and disease More Information
This free symposium, open to all, has been organised by the microbiome working group of the DOHaD Consortium. A total of 16 speakers from throughout the University will cover a range aspects relating to metagenomics/metabolomics and early life origins of health and disease. Please RSVP for catering purposes.

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