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Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Alumni
 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.
Saturday 16
8:00 - SEMINAR - Musculoskeletal Disease & Chronic Pain Seminar : This unique educational seminar will provide an update on the best clinical practice for community management of consumers with complex and/or chronic musculoskeletal disease, including musculoskeletal pain, in Western Australia. Website | More Information
This unique educational seminar will provide an update on the best clinical practice for community management of consumers with complex and/or chronic musculoskeletal disease, including musculoskeletal pain, in Western Australia.
Monday 18
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A short course using SPSS Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA).

Subsidised rates are available for UWA Graduate Research Students.

Please register online.

 March 2013
Monday 04
10:00 - EVENT - UWA Historical Society March 4th Convocation Centenary: Photo Shoot at 10am : All welcome on the steps of the old St George's Hall 500 Hay St Perth to celebrate 100 years to the day of the first meeting of UWA's Convocation. Website | More Information
You are invited to join us mark the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of the University of Western Australia’s Convocation.

The First meeting was held on March 4th 1913 in St George’s Hall, Hay St near the corner of Irwin Street. The historic façade including the portico, steps and tall white columns were restored when the new Perth District Court was constructed behind it at 500 Hay Street. To celebrate the Centenary of this meeting, a photo-shoot of 100 'graduates' will take place on the steps of the façade at 10am on Monday March 4th 2013.

The UWA Historical Society would be delighted if you could join us.

If you have academic robes, please bring them. If not please come anyway, as having just a few robed members will provide the ‘flavour’. Balloons for a joint release will be provided.

Monday March 4th is a public Holiday (Labour Day). There should be nearby street parking available and there is a public parking station across the road at King’s Hotel.

The UWA Centum will be there
Wednesday 27
16:00 - SEMINAR - What does smoking and drinking have to do with breastfeeding? An epidemiological study of Australian and Western Australian women More Information
Dr Giglia will present her research titled 'Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking of Australian women; changes with pregnancy and lactation'. In March 2009 the recommendations from her research were included in the revised NHMRC; 'Australian Alcohol Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol'.

 April 2013
Wednesday 10
13:00 - EVENT - Food 2050 - The UWA Institute of Agriculture 2013 Industry forum : Join us for an afternoon of discussion about arguably the biggest issue facing humanity: how to feed nine billion people in 2050 without destroying the planet. Website | More Information
Building on the theme of the UWA Future Farm 2050 Project

The biggest issue facing humanity: how to feed 9 billion people in 2050 without destroying the planet. What science and technology is needed to meet this challenge?

Time: 1:00pm – 5:15pm followed by refreshments

Cost $40 + GST - RSVP for catering purposes by 2 April 2013 purchase tickets online at https://www.ioa.uwa.edu.au/industry-forum/

****************Program**************

1.00pm Welcome: W/Professor Kadambot Siddique, AM FTSE, Hackett Professor of Agriculture Chair, Director,The UWA Institute of Agriculture (IOA), UWA

1.10pm Why are we here?: Mr Graham Laitt, Managing Director, Milne Agrigroup Pty Ltd

1.28pm Future Food and Health: W/Professor Peter Leedman, Deputy Director, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR)

1:40pm Food Security or Food Quality for Australia?: Professor William Erskine, Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA), UWA

1.53pm CGE animal food production: W/Professor Graeme Martin, Head, School of Animal Biology, Deputy Director,Chair of Animal Science, The UWA Institute of Agriculture

2.05pm Farming and Biodiversity: Mr Chris Curnow, Program Manager – Southwest Australia Land Manager Engagement WWF-Australia

2.17pm Energy Independence: W/Professor Dongke Zhang, Director, UWA Centre for Energy

2.30pm Valuing Water: Asst/Professor Nik Callow, School of Earth and Environment, UWA

2.43pm Soils alive and productive: W/Professor Andrew Whiteley, School of Earth and Environment, UWA

2.55pm Afternoon Tea

3:22pm Food provenance: W/Professor John Watling, Centre for Forensic Science, UWA

3:35pm Instant monitoring of food quality: W/Professor Laurie Faraone, School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, UWA 3.48pm People/Rural Communities: Professor Matthew Tonts, Head, School of Earth and Environment, UWA

4:00pm Farmhouse Design for the Regions: Asst/Professor Patrick Beale, Chair of Architecture, School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, UWA

4.12pm Rural Enterprises: W/Professor Tim Mazzarol, UWA Business School

4.25pm Financial World View

4.38pm The Oxford Example and US Examples: Dr Annie Kerr, 3E Farming; Catherine Marriott, Influential Women,2012 WA RIRDC Rural Women’s Award recipient and the National Runner-up

4.50pm Summing Up and Discussion: W/Professor Peter Davies, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

5:10pm Refreshments
Friday 19
17:30 - FREE LECTURE - Raine Lecture : Raine Visiting Professor Lecture - Strabismus and other eye motor disorders Website | More Information
Professor Engle’s research combines clinical, genetic, and molecular biological approaches to the study of strabismus (commonly referred to as 'misaligned eyes' or 'squint') and ocular motor neuron and axon development. As a paediatric neurologist, her research has focused primarily on a set of disorders referred to as the congenital cranial dysinnervation disorders. These are incomitant forms of strabismus in which primary gaze may be aberrant and one or both eyes are unable to move into one or multiple fields of gaze. These disorders can cause significant visual impairment and can be cosmetically disfiguring. Professor Engle's Lecture will discuss recent advances in causes, genetic diagnosis and treatments for these disorders.
Monday 22
12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : "Liver progenitor cells: friend or foe" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Liver progenitor cells: friend or foe" by Prof George Yeoh, Head, Liver Disease and Carcinogenesis, Centre for Medical Research, UWA Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, UWA. A light lunch will be served from 12.00pm with a 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.

16:30 - SEMINAR - Sleep as a potential risk factor for breast cancer Website | More Information
Jennifer has recently submitted her PhD in epidemiology investigating the role of sleep as a risk factor for breast cancer. She has previously worked with the cancer epidemiology group at the WA Institute for Medical Research on studies of non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer and bowel cancer.
Tuesday 30
16:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Health Symposium : The benefits of exercise across the life course Website | More Information
International Health experts will be speaking about the benefits of cognitve and physical exercise across the life course. Topics covered include- o Physical activity as a 'product': Time to sell it like Coke? o Exercise and Cognitive Function o Children and Exercise o Exercise to reduce falls in older people- what works, and barriers and facilitators to engaging older people in exercise

 May 2013
Thursday 02
16:00 - SEMINAR - Social Justice and Higher Education: A good partnership or mutually exclusive? : SESE Seminar More Information
What is the relationship between Higher Education and Social Justice? Is there one? Does Higher Education promote social justice in society or, rather, does it create social injustice? These troubling questions are the ones we attempt to address in our recent publication ‘Social Justice and Higher Education’ (Baillie et al, 2012, Engineering and Social Justice, London). We decided to explore these questions in more detail by interviewing a range of educators from all over the world about their views on this topic. As we chose not to define what we meant by social justice the conversations were very rich and diverse, prompting many insights into the working experience of the respondents. We did not conduct these interviews as a traditional researcher might. The project became more of a long, ongoing conversation and the resulting, illustrated book, is authored by us all, including the artist whose interpretations of our conversations added extra depth and insight. The responses ranged from the belief that HE can enhance social justice in society to the view that HE is inherently based on unjust principles and alternatives are needed now. This seminar will share some of these views to provoke broader discussion about changes in the role of HE in society.
Sunday 05
15:30 - CONCERT - 'Something Old, Something New' : A mixture of old and new works for cello and piano. Website | More Information
A mixture of old and new works for cello and piano covering the last 100 years. Older pieces from the start of the century with new interpretations plus new works from the later part of the century. There will also be original music written by a UWA Music School student.

Entry is free, bookings are essential. Visit EpicEvents for bookings.
Friday 24
15:00 - EVENT - FMDHS Education Research Symposium 2013 : A research showcase from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Website | More Information
The Education Centre is pleased to present the 2nd Biennial FMDHS Education Research Symposium on Friday 24th May at the University Club.

This is a great opportunity to lend your support and hear about the innovative research ideas, best practices and projects undertaken in the Faculty by staff and students.

A full program of events is offered this year, including the keynote address by Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Professor Lambert Schuwirth on the reliability of clinical assessment, a research showcase of 18 staff and student presentations from a cross-section of disciplines, and ending with the Excellence in Teaching Awards Ceremony.

This event gives our staff and students a chance to share their research and accomplishments with the wider Faculty community and we hope that you will join us in supporting this special event.

For full program details visit: https://www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/teaching/research-symposium
Monday 27
16:00 - SEMINAR - The experiences of migrant workers after a work-related injury: A qualitative study from Toronto, Canada Website | More Information
Agnieszka Kosny has a PhD in Public Health (University of Toronto) and has worked as a Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto, Canada. She is a qualitative researcher and her research has primarily focused on examining the experiences of new migrants after a work-related injury. During this presentation Agnieszka Kosny will discuss findings from a study examining migrant workers’ experiences after a work-related injury, including their experiences with the workers’ compensation board, health care providers and employers. One practical outcome of this study was the developed of a tool for migrants and staff at settlement agencies in Ontario, Canada. The purpose of the tool was to better prepare migrant workers for entry into the labour market by providing information about occupational health & safety and workers’ compensation. Agnieszka will also discuss plans for a study examining the employment preparation process of migrants coming to Australia.

 June 2013
Wednesday 12
17:30 - EVENT - MBA Information Evening : Discover the UWA MBA Website | More Information
The Business School is hosting an information evening for its Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programs.

We invite you to attend the upcoming information evening which will give you the opportunity to learn about the programs on offer, to discuss your study options, meet Business School staff and have all your questions answered before applying for your chosen MBA course.

The event starts at 5.30pm with the following format

5.30-6.00pm: Meet the current students and professors 6.00-7.00pm: Presentation 7.00-7.30pm: Individual question time

Register now to attend https://www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/news/infoevenings/register
Friday 21
12:30 - EVENT - TMS and Movement Disorders by Professor Chen : Dr. Robert Chen is Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at the University of Toronto, the Catherine Manson Chair in Movement Disorders, Senior Scientist at the Toronto Western Research Institute and the Director of the Eliot Phillipson Clinician Scientist Training Program at the University of Toronto. His research interests are human motor physiology, brain plasticity and pathophysiology of movement disorders such as dystonia and Parkinson’s disease. He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed research papers and two books. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of CJNS, Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Muscle & Nerve, and a reviewing editor of PLOS ONE, Frontiers in Neuroscience and Neural Plasticity. He was recently appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. He holds research funding from Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research and the Ontario Brain Institute More Information
Monday 24
9:00 - COURSE - Food and Nutrition in Population Health : Winter School - 5 day intensive unit Website | More Information
This five-day 6 point unit introduces the principles of essential human nutrition with applications to public health. This unit will provide students with a basic introduction to food and nutrition as well as applications to public health. Applied topics include nutrition for different life stages; popular diets; nutrition and chronic disease; Indigenous nutrition; global nutrition issues; regulation of the food supply; nutrition for athletic performance and public health nutrition interventions. Students are able to summarise the key nutrients essential for human health in terms of their roles and dietary sources; identify the different nutritional requirements at various life stages; describe and illustrate the role of nutrition in maintaining optimal health and preventing or delaying the development of chronic disease; identify factors that influence dietary choices in Australia; outline global nutrition issues including food security and food ecology; illustrate public health nutrition interventions; summarise key aspects of nutrition policy; demonstrate key examples of food regulation in Australia, and compare different methods for assessing nutritional status.

Unit outline

The five-day unit will consist of a combination of lecture, practical case studies and discussions. In preparation for the teaching week, you will be sent pre-reading prior to the start of the unit.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in food and nutrition and how it pertains to public health, human movement, and food supply among other applications. This includes science, human movement and education students, health department staff, doctors, nurses, researchers, managers and students of public health.

This unit is available for postgraduate students as a 6 point unit. It is also available for professional development. Fees apply, please visit our website for details.

12:00 - SEMINAR - Medical Research Seminar : "New approaches to prevent airway inflammation in early CF lung disease – from mummies to MetaGex" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "New approaches to prevent airway inflammation in early CF lung disease – from mummies to MetaGex" by Clin/Prof Stephen Stick, Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children; School of Paediatrics and Child Health, UWA. A light lunch will be served from 12.00pm with a 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.
Wednesday 26
16:00 - SEMINAR - The socioeconomic pattern of Aboriginal health: the evidence and consequences Website | More Information
Carrington Shepherd is a senior analyst at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth, with qualifications in economics and statistics (BEc) and health sciences (PhD). His research focuses on the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and the use of population-level datasets to examine the social determinants of child and youth health. His research interests include Indigenous identification in linked administrative datasets, and the use of these data to investigate intergenerational determinants of health. He was previously the manager of the National Children and Youth Statistics Unit at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and has undertaken a range of statistical consultancy projects prior to commencing a role in health research.
Friday 28
9:00 - SYMPOSIUM - A Life Worth Hearing : 3rd Annual Symposium on ear and hearing research More Information
This is the 3rd Annual Symposium highlighting research in ear and hearing. The keynote speakers have a high international profile. Dr Wayne Wilson (UQ) will be speaking about (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder, and Dr De Wet Swanepoel will be speaking on mHealth. Presentations by other researchers will be given on cognition and hearing, diagnosis of hearing loss in newborns, pitch perception training, auditory neuro-physiology, the epidemiology of hearing loss, and tissue engineering.

Email Dr Rob Eikelboom for Symposium Flyer and registration information. Student registrations rates available.

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