Seminar Program 2020
Program coordinated by Professor Anita Wluka
|Professor Louise St-Arnaud|
Department of Foundations and Practices in Education, Université Laval, Quebec (Canada)
|Workplace mental health|
Louise St-Arnaud is a psychologist, career counsellor and full professor at Laval University. She is a Researcher at the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur l'éducation et la vie au travail (CRIÉVAT) and held the Canada Research Chair on Professional Integration and the Psychosocial Work Environment from 2006 to 2016. Her research is characterised by the design and execution of research projects in close collaboration with workplaces. Several of her studies have focused on studying the processes of integration, job retention and return to work following a mental health problem. She has also conducted research in the field of psychodynamics at work for several years.
|A/Prof Megan Wallace, Prof Danny Liew, A/Prof Basia Diug, Dr Darshini Ayton and Dr Joanne Ryan,
|The Honours Truth – Thesis to Publication|
This information session is for current Honours supervisors and those interested in supervising in the future.
|Dr Richard Huysmans|
Author of Connect the Docs: A Guide to getting industry partners for academics
|Using social media for knowledge translation|
This seminar will provide you with an overview, tips and advice for using various social media platforms to maximise your knowledge translation and share emerging evidence with the general public.
|Chad Brummett, MD|
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology; Director, Anesthesia Clinical Research; Director, Division of Pain Research, University of Michigan (USA)
|The role of acute care prescribing in the opioid epidemic|
Dr Brummett's interests include predictors of chronic post-surgical pain as well as failure to derive benefit from interventions and surgeries done primarily for pain. In particular, he is interested in the impact of a fibromyalgia-like or centralized pain phenotype on surgical outcomes and prediction of response to interventions for chronic pain (eg. epidural steroid and facet injections). He also leads an institution-wide initiative to create a biorepository for research of genetic factors associated with the development of disease and response to treatment.
|Professor Robin Haring|
Professor of Comparative Health Sciences, European University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
|Associations between trial characteristics and treatment effects in randomized trials of testosterone therapy in men: meta-epidemiological study|
Subject Librarian, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
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|Using research metrics to measure your impact|
This presentation will provide practical information about metrics such as the Field Weighted Citation Index, H Index, and the tools and resources you can utilise to find your own. Cassandra will also talk about a range of scholarly profiles and identifiers that you may need to curate and link in order to ensure you are maximising your academic visibility and all your research outputs can be attributed to you.
Director of Aboriginal Health, Monash Health
|Black lives matter: Practical examples for addressing Indigenous health in Victoria|
Daniel Carter is a proud Ngarrindjeri/Wergaia man who grew up in Melbourne's south east suburbs. He is a Monash University alumni with over ten years experience in Aboriginal health and community engagement roles with state and local government in addition to NGOs.
|Richard Sengmany and Trevor Grigg – Monash University Cyber Risk and Resilience Team
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|Staying Cyber Safe on Zoom|
With students and staff now learning and working online from home, it is more important than ever to implement best practice cyber safety and privacy measures in our professional and personal lives to help keep ourselves and others protected.
This session will empower staff to confidently run cyber safe, password-protected, Zooms meetings; tailor their Zoom settings to their personal needs, without compromising cyber safety; recognise unsafe and insecure practices; and know where to go for help.
|Prof Stephen Nicholls |
|The Victorian Heart Institute: A Town Hall|
The Victorian Heart Institute is a newly established Monash University initiative led by Prof Stephen Nicholls. The Institute will be a thriving cardiovascular research community extending from idea to implementation, bench to bedside and beyond, and will also form a key platform for strategic education and teaching initiatives. Join Prof Nicholls and his team for a Zoom chat to discuss The Victorian Heart Hospital and Institute; plans, values, mindset and solutions; and most importantly how the Institute can collaborate with you.
|Prof Tony Capon |
Director, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
|Planetary Health in a COVID World|
This seminar will present information relating to planetary health and how our 'new normal' has provided both opportunities and challenges for human health impacts.
|Trevor Grigg and Richard Sengmany – Monash University Cyber Risk and Resilience Team||Cyber Safety Basics and Remote Working|
This presentation covers aspects of safe web behaviour, email, password practices, and working from home and remotely.
|Trevor Grigg and Richard Sengmany – Monash University Cyber Risk and Resilience Team||Cyber Security – Dark Web, Brand Protection and Digital Shadows|
This presentation will teach audience members the three layers of the internet, how the dark web was formed, how to identify if your identity has been stolen and what and how Monash Security monitors and protects the University on the dark web.
|Professor Jane Fisher AO – Finkel Professor of Global Health, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
|Gender and COVID: challenges and silver linings|
In this seminar Professor Jane Fisher will discuss some of the gendered challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also highlight opportunities as we head into recovery.
|Fatima Cody Stanford MD MPH MPA – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Obesity Medicine Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
|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
|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.