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School of Population Health
 July 2012
Tuesday 31
17:00 - EVENT - Mother's eating habits affect her daughters' milk production : Public lecture on the effects of fetal programming and their transmission to offspring Website | More Information
What makes a healthy start to life? This is the single overarching question and focus of the NRCD, a New Zealand government-funded Centre of Research Excellence, bringing together leading scientists from six organisations across New Zealand to answer this question. Acting Director, Prof Hugh Blair, is leading several projects investigating the effects of fetal programming on later life productivity in sheep and cattle and the possibility that these programming effects may be transmitted between generations. His public lecture examines how this applies to sheep, focusing on how a mother's eating habits affect her daughters' milk production.

 August 2012
Friday 03
9:00 - CONFERENCE - Meningococcal Disease Conference More Information
The Amanda Young Foundation is proud to present their fourth conference in Australia on meningococcal disease. We invite you to come along and hear from experts in the fields of diagnosis, clinical care and education relating to meningococcal disease. Come and hear from four preeminant local speakers: Dr Clay Golledge (SCGH, Consultant in Infectious Disease and Microbiology), Dr Paul Effler (Medical coordinator at Communicable Diseases Control Directorate, Department of Health, WA), Dr Steven Webb (Clinical Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology RPH Unit) and Dr. Peter Richmond (Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Immunologist). We are also proud to present Dr David S. Stephens, MD from Emory University, USA who will discuss the prospects for the next generation of meningococcal vaccines. Who Should Attend: • Nurses, including emergency department, triage, general practice, infection control, and school nurses • Paramedics • Medical Professionals • Pharmacists • Students (nursing, medicine, pharmacy, paramedics) • Parents • Interested members of the public

Certificate of attendance provided Cost: Standard: $50.00/ Student: $10.00/Bookings and payment may be made online at: www.amandayoungfoundation.org.au. Fee includes a great morning tea.
Sunday 12
10:00 - EVENT - 2012 Open Day : Experience what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
UWA opens up the whole campus to the public.

Come and find out about the courses on offer, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family.
Monday 13
13:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - A life course approach to understanding ethnic differences in health - insights from the DASH study : Raine Visiting Professor Seeromanie Harding More Information
The overall aim of Professor Harding research programme is to focus on how the timing and duration of social exposures are related to ethnic differences in health and health related behaviours over the life course. Professor Harding established the first large scale cohort study of ethnic minority children in the UK, designed to examine the contribution of social, biological and economic influences on health. The Determinants in Adolescent Social well-being and Health (DASH) study has created a unique longitudinal social-epidemiological resource that can be used to examine ethnic specific effects, particularly in relation to the effects of deprivation and family life on cardiovascular, mental and respiratory health. About 6,000 children aged 11-13y took part in the baseline survey in 2002/3, 80% of whom are ethnic minorities.
Tuesday 14
13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre-Public Sector Commission : Considering a career in the public service? Graduating soon and still searching for a job? Website | More Information
Come along to the Working in WA State Government information session. The session is open to students from all years and all disciplines. You will be surprised at the opportunities available in the public service.

Bookings on CareerHub – https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Wednesday 15
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : Reflecting on how education researchers are tackling some of Australia's pressing issues Website | More Information
The Graduate School of Education invites you to participate in this inaugural Seminar Series.

With a focus on sharing personal insights into timely and relevant topics in education research, these seminars will engage participants in a lively discussion of some of the pressing issues affecting Australia’s academics, schools and society today.

Speakers and topics for 2012

15 August

Winthrop Professor Grady Venville

“Choosing science comes more from the heart than from the brain (or the pocket)”: A retrospective study of why scientists chose to study science.”

26 September

Winthrop Professor Stephen Houghton

“Are the seeds of antisociality and psychopathic traits sown early in life?”

10 October

Winthrop Professor and Chapple Chair David Andrich

“Sliding Doors in Academe: Idiosyncrasies of autobiography and controversy in psychometrics”

31 October

Winthrop Professor and Faculty Dean Helen Wildy

“NAPLAN Data: Improving student learning OR doing the work of the Devil?”

14 November

Winthrop Professor Thomas O’Donoghue

The primary school’s invasion of the privacy of the child: Unmasking the potential of some current practices

Venue Details

RSVP to Ms. Alyce Green, Administrative Assistant, GSE [email protected]

Abstracts and additional details will be distributed closer to the event date.

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.

13:00 - SEMINAR - Volunteering Opportunities Seminar – UWA Careers Centre & Guild : Learn how volunteering can improve your employability. Website | More Information
Not only is volunteering an opportunity to give back to the community but it provides invaluable experience which can be included on your resume and helps to boost your employablity.

Come and learn more about the value of volunteering and the opportunities available.
Monday 20
15:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - New and Complementary Approaches to Equality : Guest lecture regarding alternative ways to achieve equality policy objectives More Information
The presentation is concerned with alternative ways to achieve equality policy objectives - drawing upon unrelated areas such as dietary health or workplace health and safety. It is based on current inter-disciplinary work with the UK Government to generate practical insights to inform policy and institutional design. It begins by assessing how well - and why - interventions work to mitigate public harm or detriment in other unrelated spheres (such as public health, food safety, professional standards and financial regulation). Citing the public interest, government and regulatory agencies are able to utilise such knowledge to deliver safer homes, more punctual pupils, healthier diets, cleaner streets, and so on. It then looks at how far attitudinal change and behavioural change are interconnected, and specifically the degree to which attitudinal change serves as a pre-requisite to behavioural change. For instance, securing a legal framework that creates minimum standards of fire safety in workplaces or homes may be influenced by public attitudes but is certainly not dependent on such settled public attitudes to start with. Indeed, legislation, and what this requires of employers and households in practice, can have a demonstration effect, normalising behavioural change in the process. And attitudinal change alone is unlikely to drive behavioural change and may be unwanted or unnecessary in any case, particularly where the potential citizen detriment is hard to spot by individuals themselves. Finally, it considers the implications for policymaking in three regards: first, optimally blending incentives and sanctions to sustain behavioural change relevant to equalities outcomes; second, mapping relationships between background factors that indirectly shape decision-making and choices and foreground factors that can be influenced through policy; and third, targeting policy instruments at hard-to-move individuals, groups and interests.
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 [email protected]
Friday 31
9:00 - SEMINAR - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series: One Health - Equality for All? More Information
Professor Andrew Thompson will give a talk on "One Health - Equality for All?" in the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar room, Friday, 31 August 2012 at 09.00am. Professor Andrew Thompson Heads the Parasitology Section in the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Division of Health Sciences, Murdoch University and is a Visiting Professor of Parasitology in the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok. He is a recent past President of the Australian Society for Parasitology and has over 30 years experience in basic and applied parasitology. His research covers the biology, taxonomy and ecology of protozoan and helminth parasites, and he is a lead investigator of a major research programme of drug discovery against vector-borne neglected tropical diseases.

 September 2012
Friday 07
9:00 - SEMINAR - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series: Data linkage: bringing information together for infectious disease research More Information
Dr Hannah Moore will give a talk on "Data linkage: bringing information together for infectious disease research" in the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar room, Friday, 7 September 2012 at 09.00am. Dr Hannah Moore is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. She has worked at the Telethon Institute in the area of epidemiology, child health and infectious diseases for the past 8 years. Her PhD, which was awarded in 2011 from the University of Western Australia, investigated the epidemiology of acute lower respiratory infections in Western Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children using population-based data linkage. This involved initial negotiations with stakeholders to link laboratory data to other Western Australian health datasets demonstrating proof-of-principle in laboratory data linkage. She currently holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship and will be further exploring her interests in epidemiology of pathogen-specific respiratory infections and vaccine-preventable diseases in children.
Friday 14
9:00 - SEMINAR - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series: How BMPs signal to target cells in musculoskeletal tissues More Information
Professor Vicki Rosen will give a talk on "How BMPs signal to target cells in musculoskeletal tissues" in the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar room, Friday, 14 September 2012 at 09.00am. Dr Vicki Rosen has been a full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard School of Dental Medicine since 2001, and Chair of the Department of Developmental Biology since 2005. Dr Rosen’s laboratory studies the physiological roles that bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) play in the development, maintenance, and repair of musculoskeletal tissues (bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, meniscus, muscle). Her research has led to the development of novel strategies for repair and regeneration individual components of the musculoskeletal system.

14:30 - FREE LECTURE - IELTS Masterclass™ : The IELTS Masterclass is designed to support people aiming to achieve a band score of 6 or above Website | More Information
This FREE IELTS Masterclass™ is designed for anyone who’s preparing to take the IELTS test and will provide: • insights into common mistakes you can avoid • practical tips on how best to enhance your English • interactive tasks using the assessment criteria
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: https://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/about/events/postgradexpo/medicine
Thursday 20
12:30 - EVENT - Raine Visiting Professor Lecture: Myopia genetics : Shortsightedness is a major global health problem. Hear how gene discoveries will help uncover the biology underpinning this condition Website | More Information
Prof Terri Young specialises in the medical and surgical management of paediatric eye disorders and adult/childhood strabismus and has developed a program with clinical geneticists to provide comprehensive care and evaluation of patients with genetic disorders with accompanying eye issues. She is the world’s leading researcher in myopia genetics and will outline work to date that is determining the genes involved to uncover the biological underpinnings of this condition.

16:00 - SEMINAR - PEG seminar - The Epidemiology of Injury in Scuba Diving : Dr Buzzacott will describe the epidemiology of injury in recreational scuba diving, coincident with the release of the latest volume in the Karger “Science and Medicine in Sport” series of peer-reviewed, edited epidemiology books. Website | More Information
Dr Peter Buzzacott, BA, MPH, PhD, is a research associate at the School of Sports Science, Exercise and Health at the University of Western Australia. His area of specialty is environmental injury epidemiology, particularly diving injury risk factors but also high altitude and tissue super-saturation. When not researching diving injuries Dr Buzzacott is an active technical diver. Dr Buzzacott will describe the epidemiology of injury in recreational scuba diving, coincident with the release of the latest volume in the Karger “Science and Medicine in Sport” series of peer-reviewed, edited epidemiology books. Orders for the book may be made after the presentation.
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
Tuesday 09
16:00 - WORKSHOP - Business Awareness Workshop : Start to make your idea a reality in this interactive workshop for young people aged 15-21 More Information
You might have a great idea, but are you ready for the business world?

Whether you are working on a specific project or have a bunch of ideas that might be a future business or product, this workshop will help you get started!

Our presenter, Jane Garrett is an entrepreneur with firsthand experience of the path to success and can help you develop your skills. Jane is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship and is the instigator and program director of the inspirational ‘Ignition’ program for inventors and business developers at the Curtin Centre for Entrepreneurship. Jane is also a regular contributor to the WA Innovator of the Year program and part of the WA Innovation Centre Team.

Come and join the discussions and learn!

Register your interest with Kerry for a tour of the Scitech workshop where we make our amazing exhibitions. Tour will start at 3.00pm. Refreshments and complimentary entry to Scitech are included in the ticket price.

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