School Seminar Program

All are welcome and no RSVP is required.

Usual time: Wednesdays, 12pm–1pm

Program coordinated by: Professor Anita Wluka

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the School Seminar Program is currently being held online.


Fatima Cody Stanford MD MPH MPAAssistant Professor of Medicine, Obesity Medicine Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School

12pm–1pm AEDT via Zoom

Obesity and its impact on global health

In this presentation, Dr Stanford will teach about the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and etiology of obesity as a disease, and explore how to incorporate lifestyle modifications, medications, and surgical intervention in the treatment of obesity.



Professor Steve Webb – ICU specialist and clinical trialist involved in many of the ANZIC-RC trials and REMAP-CAP, a global Bayesian adaptive platform trial that has been adapted for COVID-19

12pm–1pm AEDT via Zoom

Adaptive Platform Trials: avoiding regret in trial design

Conventional clinical trial methods require a range of fixed design assumptions (size of treatment effect, population being evaluated, what to test, etc) and the validity of these assumptions is not known until the trial is completed whereas Bayesian adaptive platform trials are an alternative method that allows more questions to be answered more rapidly using a design that permits flexible but pre-specified adaptations.

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