Malcolm shines a light on Black Lung

Prof Malcolm Sim was invited to give the keynote address at the recent Asian Conference on Occupational Health held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. His talk was entitled “Re-emergence of traditional occupational diseases” with a featured case study of the recent MonCOEH project investigating Black Lung in Queensland coal miners. Malcolm also represented the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the management meeting of the Asian Association of Occupational Health, which was held during the conference. The next conference will be held in Seoul in 2020.


Sarah presents in Thailand

Sarah Ashton, a PhD Candidate at the Jean Hailes Research Unit, was supported by a Monash University travel grant to present some of her research results at the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS) on 14 July in Bangkok, Thailand. Her presentation, titled “Australian young women's experience of pornography in relationships”, was well received and led to some valuable international and Australian contacts.


CCRET presents on the horizons of cardiology

Co-Director of CCRET, Prof Chris Reid was invited to speak at the recent Asia Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress, held in Singapore. Chris’s first presentation was titled “Commentary Nishihara et al, - The JAMIR Registry The Impact of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions for the Aging Population and Heart Failure Incidence – what’s looming on the horizon”.  Chris also presented, “Heart Failure Incidence – what’s looming on the horizon?” CCRET’s Ms. Angela Brennan also spoke at the conference. Angela’s presentation was titled “Melbourne Interventional Group – Future for Big Data”. Whilst at the Congress, Chris and Angela also hosted a meeting of the ASia Pacific Evaluation of Cardiovascular Therapies (ASPECT) PCI Collaboration with cardiologists attending from Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.


Ilana’s joint fellowship

A/Prof Ilana Ackerman was one of three recipients to secure a four-year fellowship from the Victorian Labor Government. Ilana will be using the fellowship to research how and why hip and knee replacements can sometimes fail, and develop methods to minimise it. Brigitte Smith, chair of the panel that awarded the fellowships said that they were selected “to prioritise the key research projects which we are confident will have a real and lasting impact on people’s health and wellbeing.”


James appointed to global TB body

Congratulations to James Trauer, who has been appointed as a rotating committee member for TB-MAC (the TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium), the global coordinating body of tuberculosis modelling and analysis. James was one of four successful applicants from around the world selected to serve on the committee over the course of the next three years from a field of high-quality applicants.  James will be travelling to Geneva in September to attend TB-MAC’s face-to-face meeting on coordination of global TB modelling activities.

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