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Community engagement news and events


Here we will add updates from our CaRE program.

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Hear from our consumer advocates and researchers on community engagement: Video 59:44 mins can be seen by CCS staff and students via CCS intranet

Engaging consumers for grant success

The CCS’s Consumer and Researcher Engagement (CaRE) program committee hosted an informative webinar entitled "Engaging consumers in grant success”. Are you a researcher interested in working with consumers to write compelling grant applications?

Myeloproliferative neoplasms – towards precision medicine

Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a rare, difficult to treat group of blood cancers. Understanding the genetic lesions in MPNs can transform diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.

Hear from our consumer advocates and researchers on dementia: Video 1:30:21 hours

What we know about the brain and how it changes with dementia

With dementia being one of the leading cause of death and a significant cause of disability in Australia, particularly in older populations, most of us will—at some stage, and in some way—be touched by the disease. This webinar will cover a range of relevant topics and perspectives relating to dementia, from the perspectives of those affected by the disease, clinicians, and researchers. Short presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.

Hear from our consumer advocates and researchers on rare diseases: Video 11:54 mins

Rare Disease Day 2022

The Central Clinical School’s Community and Researcher Engagement (CCS CaRE) program is participating in a global Rare Disease Day, to raise awareness of rare diseases and showcase some of the research that goes into rare diseases now being undertaken across the school.

  • Date: Monday, 28 February 2022
  • News story: Link (2 minute read)
  • Video playlist: Link

Hear more about our 7 Oct webinar on new developments in multiple myeloma research: Video 1:05 mins

'Blood not bone marrow? The potential role for blood testing to improve multiple myeloma
diagnosis and therapy'

Dr Helen Mitchell and consumer Ken Young

    We will be offering lab tours for interested members of the public - please contact us at