School Seminar Program

All are welcome and no RSVP is required.

Usual time: Wednesdays, 12pm–1pm

Usual venue: Monash Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Ground Floor Conference Rooms, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004

Enquiries: Professor Anita Wluka via email or +61 3 9903 0994 / SPHPM Reception +61 3 9903 0444

Please check back close to the dates below for any changes to the schedule.

2019 schedule

16 OCT


Professor Patrick Olivier
Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Monash University
Human Computer Interaction

Professor Olivier is an expert in human-computer interaction with particular research interests include the application of social and ubiquitous computing, the development of new approaches to interaction (including as novel sensing platforms and interaction techniques) and human-centred design methods.

16 OCT


Jesse D Raffa, PhD
Research Scientist, Laboratory for Computational Physiology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (USA)
Making data available for research: the need for open medical data in the era of machine intelligence

Jesse will overview the work being done at the Laboratory for Computational Physiology (LCP) at MIT with respect to open medical data, including: MIMIC III, eICU-CRD and others distributed through PhysioNet. He will describe the need for more open medical data, the experience of LCP in providing such resources, and a few examples of innovative original research done using these datasets.

Presented by Helix / Monash eResearch Centre (MeRC) and MIT

23 OCT


Professor Rolf Lefering
Institut für Forschung in der Operativen Medizin (IFOM) Köln
TraumaRegister DGU® and prognostic scoring

The TraumaRegister DGU® sets worldwide standards for the quality management of seriously injured patients. The aim of the registry was to establish an inter-hospital quality assessment tool with the option to use the increasing database for scientific evaluations of acute care. Starting with 6 German hospitals and 260 cases in 1993, 20 years later more than 600 hospitals from 11 countries deliver over 30,000 trauma cases per year, resulting in over 150,000 reported cases by 2013. This seminar will present a historical perspective and the current status of the TraumaRegister DGU®.

24 OCT

(Thursday, 12pm–1pm)

Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis
Professor of Physical Activity, Lifestyle, and Population Health, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
Physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and heath: What we know, what we think we know, and what we need to find out

Professor Stamatakis will offer an overview of his research program, with a focus on recent and emerging international studies and consortia of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and prospective health outcomes. He will also discuss how the use of wearable motion and posture sensors in epidemiological studies could drastically change what we know about the health effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

30 OCTProfessor Karen Adams
Director, Gukwonderuk Indigenous Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
Australia's healthcare system is about 120,000
years old

Australia’s First Peoples have the oldest continuing culture on the planet, some 120,000 years old. This is underpinned by a robust and vibrant healthcare system that supports wellbeing in sophisticated and sustainable ways. So why is that studies of Indigenous health and wellbeing continually paint such poor pictures and describe deficits, problems and gaps? In this talk Professor Adams will discuss First Peoples' determinants of health and wellbeing which largely focus on sustainability, relationship and connection.

Part of the Medical Education Research and Quality (MERQ) seminar series

20 NOVProfessor Keith Hill
Director, Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living (RAIL) research centre, Monash University
27 NOVProfessor John McNeil AO
Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor, Monash University
ASPREE update
28 NOV

(Thursday, 12pm–1pm)

Tomi Mikkola, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland

Chaired by Prof Susan Davis, President of the International Menopause Society; Head, Women's Health Research Program, Monash University

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