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School of Surgery
 February 2013
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.

 April 2013
Wednesday 10
16:45 - STAFF EVENT - Retirement Planning & Centrelink : Presented by Unisuper and Centrelink experts Website | More Information
This presentation combines the Retirement Planning seminar with an additional presentation from a Centrelink representative. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from both UniSuper and Centrelink experts on key retirement planning and Centrelink issues. Members wishing to attend the seminar must register with UniSuper refer web site link.
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.

 May 2013
Thursday 09
13:00 - SEMINAR - TACTILE IMAGES: RAPID PROTOTYPING RENDERING 3-DIMENSIONAL MEDICAL IMAGING : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: Advances in scanning geometries, detectors and computer vision are providing increasing detail in medical imaging, including dynamic 3-dimensional (3D) rendering allowing the user to view 3D structures of interest on a monitor. However, the interface between computer vision and pattern recognition by the brain has limitations. For example, when examining tactile objects rapid changes in orientation in respect to a light source provides multiple images for the visual cortex to ‘render’ for pattern recognition. The capacity to handle an object also provides tactile information. These limitations to computer vision are well known and considerable effort is being directed at developing virtual reality systems where the operator is immersed in the computer image in attempt to provide enhanced perception. These systems are cumbersome, slow and expensive. An alternative is to construct an accurate tactile model of the structures of interest. This is now possible with the development of rapid protypying systems where volumes rendered from 3D medical images can be processed into tactile models. Models are portable, can be sterilised, and mechanically altered. These attributes make them most useful as surgical aides providing detailed diagnostic anatomical information, as a means to assist with surgical navigation and trialling surgical procedures. For these reasons the Cranio-Maxillo-Facial unit at Princess Margaret Hospital obtained a rapid prototyping technology since 2002. This technology coupled with 3D surface scanners, reverse engineering software and haptic virtual clay tools provides a comprehensive surgical planning facility. This facility is now providing planning support for complex craniofacial reconstructive procedures for both paediatric and adult patients. This presentation will outline some of the in-house developments and workflows employed from diagnostic imaging, virtual surgical planning through to intra-operative navigation illustrated by case studies.

The Speaker: Mark is a graduate of the School of Anatomy and Human Biology obtaining BSc (Hons) and MSc by research. His primary research focus is bone biology with particular emphasis on craniofacial dental-skeletal dynamics. For the past decade he has been establishing computer assisted surgical planning facility in the Cranio-Maxillo-Facial and Cleft Lip &Palate Units at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. This facility is equipped with a range of 3-dimensional scanners; laser and optical stereophotogrammetry systems; haptic devices; 3D printer and polygon editing facilities. In consultation with oral-maxillo-facial and plastic & reconstructive surgeons Mark has developed workflows utilising these technologies to provide a comprehensive surgical planning facility that can render and fuse 3D medical images of different modalities to reverse engineer a 3D virtual patient, produce anatomical models, plan surgeries, design and manufacture patient specific surgical navigational aids. Most recently this facility has been developing spatially dense geometric morphometric synthesis of 3D faces that now can provide a statistical 3D rendering of normalisation of patient faces to be incorporated into the virtual patient environment to assist surgical planning.
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
7:00 - COURSE - Clinical Group & Studio Pilates Available on Campus!! Website | More Information
Through the UWA Health & Rehabiliation Clinic a variety of Clinical Pilates options are now available to staff and general public!

Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. It incorporates mat and equipment based exercises to optimise function, improve fitness and aid the management or rehabilitation following pain or injury. Using the experitse of Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology trained staff to tailor exercises, Clinical Pilates is able to ensure optimal gains whilst minimising risk of injury or aggravation.

Initial assessment may be required prior to starting classes. Sessions are available Mon-Fri at various times between 6am-6pm. Private Health Rebates May Apply.

9:00 - EVENT - Meta-Analysis : A Short Course Website | More Information
Statistical meta-analysis deals with a variety of sophisticated statistical methods to efficiently combine the results of several studies that have a common target. In this course, we will describe the basic concepts of effect size for continuous measurements as well as qualitative attributes, combination of tests and estimates of effect size, tests for homogeneity of effect sizes, fixed versus random effects model of meta-analysis, combination of Gallup polls, meta-analysis of binary data, meta-regression, and publication bias.

12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : "A microscope in a needle: New technologies to image disease" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "A microscope in a needle: New technologies to image disease" by A/Professor Robert McLaughlin, Optical+Biomedical Engineering Lab, The University of Western Australia. A light lunch will be served from 12.00pm with a 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.

 June 2013
Thursday 13
13:00 - PRESENTATION - Preparing and presenting a Three Minute Thesis talk : Guidelines on how to present a suitable talk for UWA's 3MT competition in 2013. Website | More Information
The rules and details of UWA's Three Minute Thesis Competition will be described, and guidance will be given on how to present a talk suitable for this event. Doctoral and Masters Researchers, ECRs and academics within 7 years of PhD completion are eligible to compete.
Monday 24
9:00 - CONFERENCE - Call for Paper: ROGE-2013 (London-UK): International Conference of Restructuring of the Global Economy : ROGE-2013 Website | More Information
CALL FOR PAPERS The Academy of Business & Retail Management is proud to have an established record to organising and managing international academic conferences. Please join us for one of our annual conferences in location given below. All our Conference seek to elucidate a wealth of issues in all aspects of business management, health and social care sciences, management education, teaching and learning methodologies and many more.. Contributions should therefore be of interest to scholars, practitioners and researchers in management in both developed and developing countries targeting a worldwide readership. All our conferences offer various tracks which include: The Finance, Accounting and Organisational structure, The Growth and Economic Development, the Globalisation and International Trade, Education and teaching for the Life Long Learning Sector, The HRM, Marketing & Information Technology, Health and Social care Management, Science and Engineering Authors are invited to submit their original research papers, case study, review, work in progress, reports, abstract, students’ papers or research proposals within the broad scope of each conference. Author’s submission will be published in both the conference proceeding under The Business & Management Review (Printed copy) and online.

For further details about our conferences and our academic journals, please visit our website on www.abrmr.com or send us an email on [email protected] ACADEMIC CONFERENCES London, UK (Summer Conference) International Conference of Restructuring of the Global Economy (ROGE-2013) 24th -25th June 2013. Please click here.

Paris, France International Academic Conference (IACP-2013) 6th -7th August 2013. Please click here.

London, UK (Winter Conference) International Trade and Academic Research Conference (ITARC-2013) 4th – 5th November 2013. Please click here

Dubai, UAE International Academic Conference (IACD-2014) 20-21st January 2014. Please click here.

New York, NY. (USA) International Conference on Business and Economic Development (ICBED-2014) 24th -25th March 2014. Please click here.



ACADEMIC JOURNALS Journal of Business & Retail Management Research (JBRMR) JBRMR is a scholar and referred journal that provides as authoritative source of information for scholars, academics and professionals in the fields of business and retail management. For further information please visit at www.jbrmr.com

The International Journal of Business and Economic Development (IJBED) IJBED`s mission is to promote and publish research inquiring into the behaviour of business , their ways of upgrading themselves in response to changes in the environment and the way the policy framework is being developed to encourage them to expand in a rational manner.

BOOK PUBLICATION Globalisation Revisited: A Global Phenomenon under the Microscope Globalisation has become one of the watchwords of the latter Twentieth and early Twentieth First century. Whilst globalisation is written and talked about in a general sense this book seeks to take stock and reflect on the `era of globalisation’ through a series of regional case studies aimed at elucidating examples of globalisation in action. The book will begin with an attempt to define ‘globalisation’ as well as to give a brief history of the theoretical nature of globalisation along with schools of thought about the nature and purpose of the topic. It will also present a brief explanation of how globalisation itself has inadvertently assisted those individuals and organisations who are committed to containing or curtailing that which they refer to as globalisation.

ABRM announces a Call for Papers for the publication of a book entitled Globalisation Revisited: A global phenomenon under the microscope to be edited by Professor P.R.Banerjee and Dr P.R.Datta. Interested authors are invited to contribute chapter(s) in the book. For further details please click here


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.
Tuesday 25
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).

The course is subsidised for UWA postgraduate research students.
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.

 July 2013
Monday 01
9:00 - EVENT - Masterclass: Research with Impact : Planning a pathway to impact for your research Website | More Information
This masterclass for doctoral and early career doctoral researchers will focus on the development of plans for achieving research impact through collaborations and the two-way exchange of knowledge between the university and a range of external stakeholders.
Tuesday 02
9:00 - COURSE - R Basics : A Short Course Website | More Information
The course is designed for those who have no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. Those without this experience are encouraged to attend the Introductory Statistics course first.
Thursday 04
8:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Translational Research Symposium on Skeletal Health More Information
Skeletal Health is one of the key initiatives in health care. More than 30% of patients admitted to hospital are for skeletal health related issues including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, trauma and other degenerative diseases.

This one day symposium brings together a wide range of professionals in the field of Skeletal Health with the aim of encouraging collaboration and the sharing of new ideas in Western Australia.

Topics of discussion will be 'A Solution Looking for a Problem'; 'A Problem Looking for a Solution'; 'Not Only a Mechanism'; and 'Working Together'.

A Highlight of the program will be master lectures from Raine Visiting Professors from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver - Professor Heather McKay 'Moving Research Findings into Action: the Science of Implementation' and Professor Karim Khan 'Do You Want Your Teams to Work Together Better? Team Science Can Help Research and Clinical Teams'.

This symposium is open to students, young career researchers, medical professionals and allied health professionals.

Convenor: W/Professor Ming Hao Zheng, School of Surgery

9:00 - COURSE - Survival Analysis : A Short Course using R Website | More Information
This course covers material ranging from Kaplan Meier curves to the analysis of censored data and Cox's proportional hazards models.

Participants must bring their own laptop with R installed.
Monday 08
12:00 - SEMINAR - “Canadian Research in Respiratory Health Care Delivery” : A presentation on the latest research on Alpha1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, pulmonary function testing and respiratory health care delivery issues. Website | More Information
By Professor Kenneth R. Chapman, Director, Asthma and Airway Centre of the University Health Network; President, Canadian Network for Asthma Care; Director, Canadian Registry for Alpha1 Anti-trypsin Deficiency. 12 noon for light lunch, 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation

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