22 Sep 2016

Photo movie of the week: Google does 2016 AMREP student information night

Google liked our 2016 AMREP student information night photo album, and kindly provided a movie montage. See link, then click again to play the 30 second movie. For more about Honours at CCS, see: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/education/honours.html

Forthcoming CCS events: 26-30 Sep 2016

Dr Nirmala Kampan
Central Clinical School has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. All event notices are maintained on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff & students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the Intranet's Announcements page. Various departments have their own calendars. See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

What's on for 19-23 Sep 2016

Tue 27/09/2016 11:00 PhD Pre-Submission Seminar: Dr Sung Kai Chiu
Wed 28/09/2016 11:00 Immunology Seminar Series: PhD Mid-Candidature Dr Nirmala Kampan
Thu 29/09/2016 12:00 Grand Rounds: Psoriasis – is it skin deep?
Cutting Edge Journal Club: Tim Gottschalk
Fri 30/09/2016 all day AFL Public Holiday

Forthcoming events

http://med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/2016-public-lecture-fitzgerald.html

MAPrc where it's at: Mental Health Week launch 11 Oct 2016

The Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre team is going to be at the Mental Health Week launch, on Tuesday 11 October, 2016 from 5.00pm – 7.30pm at The Edge Theatre, Federation Square. The team will have a stall, and be able, ready and willing to answer any question you like to ask about mental health research, therapies and treatments. A variety of brains wanted for their research studies too! Links:

21 Sep 2016

Recent CCS publications: Week ending 23 Sep 2016

Pain, depression and the post-operative stiff
shoulder. See article
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of ACBD, AIRmed, Gastroenterology, MSHC, MAPrc, Medicine, Surgery:

Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory medicine (AIRmed)

McCluskey J, O'Hehir RE. Editorial overview: Allergy and hypersensitivity. Curr Opin Immunol. 2016 Sep 9. pii: S0952-7915(16)30089-9. doi: 10.1016/j.coi.2016.08.005. [Epub ahead of print]

19 Sep 2016

Visual prostheses are moving from idea to reality

What can bionic eyes see? Image: SPIE
Since the 1950s, vision researchers have been working towards the ambitious goal of restoring a functional level of vision to the blind via electrical stimulation of the visual pathways. Groups based in Australia, USA, Germany, France and Japan report progress in the translation of retinal visual prosthetics from the experimental to clinical domains, with two retinal visual prostheses having recently received regulatory approval for clinical use.

Protecting the elderly with vaccines

The elderly are vulnerable to infection, and vaccines can help.
Image: www.newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org
Monash immunologists describe the global health challenge for an ageing demographic, and how developing better vaccines might help.

The world's population is ageing, posing a significant health burden on both the developed and less well-developed nations of the world. Maintaining a healthy aging population is now a major public health priority, and vaccination is an ideal means by which to do this.

Lung Health Promotion Update: AIRmed news no. 41

The Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory medicine has published issue 41 of its news. Highlights include recent publications, courses, awards to staff, etc. Featured here is the Lung Health Promotion update.

2016 has proven to be our busiest year yet as we update to meet the challenges of education delivery in the digital age. The Centre is on track with the rollout of updated website and material, with website release and switch to cloud based online booking, payment and customer management plan on course to be completed by year's end.

Opportunities: Grants, EOIs, funding

Congratulations to Alfred Health physician trainees!

Alfred Health physician trainees with A/Prof Anne Powell (back row, 3rd from left)
Alfred Health physician trainees have achieved an 89% pass rate (24 registrars passing) in the recent  Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) clinical exams.  This result compares with a 73.1% national and 80.9% Victoria state pass rate.  Victoria is the highest performing state in Australia with many of the hospital training sites being Monash University affiliated.

All Monash University associated clinical sites are to be congratulated for contributing to the excellent results for Victoria, with Mildura having five basic physician trainees from Alfred and Peninsula rotating through and Monash University's other main teaching sites of Box Hill, Monash Medical Centre and Peninsula Health also getting an additional 42 registrars through the exams.

The program for Alfred Health was coordinated and supervised by the Directors of Physician Education Associate Professors Anne Powell and Laila Rotstein who are also our Directors of Central Clinical School's (CCS) Medical Education programs.  The physician training program involves over 100 highly trained consultants and senior registrars, who also contribute to CCS's medical student teaching program.

A big thankyou and warm congratulations to everyone involved.
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