5 Oct 2014

Photo of the week: AXM launch today

The AXM development team
L-R Ms Fiona Foley, Mr Marcus Leonard
& A/Prof Rob Selzer
Pictured are Ms Fiona Foley (AXM Project Manager), Mr Marcus Leonard (IT developer) and Associate Professor Rob Selzer (Project Lead). They have developed an interactive learning system, unique to Monash, which is now available for the University’s third year medical students. The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (FMNHS) developed AXM (Augmented eXperience Modules) to help students rapidly update their knowledge on a range of medical and surgical conditions. AXM was funded and supported by the Faculty. The official launch is this afternoon. See links:

HDR seminars and major CCS events

All event notices are maintained on the CCS Events calendars (including local events such as professional development and trade fairs and HDR calendars). For a consolidated view, details of events and to see all events and deadlines, see Announcements. To save a particular event to your own calendar, please click on the "Google calendar" icon found near the event name.  Various Departments have their own calendars, see CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

What's on for this week

Mon Oct 6 12:30 PM Psychiatry Professorial Grand Round - Dr Karen Gaunson
Tue Oct 7 11:00 AM ACBD and Dept Med Seminar - Nhu-Y Nguyen & Antony Friedman

1:00 PM Oral review seminar: Ms Patricia Veitch
Wed Oct 8 12:30 PM Wednesday Seminar Series - Evelyn Tsantikos

Forthcoming events

Mon Oct 13 1:30 PM Psychiatry Professorial Grand Round - Dr Josephine Beatson / Dr Sathya Rao
Tue Oct 14 12:00 PM ACBD and Dept Med Seminar Series 2014 - Sara Rhost & Yunshan Hu
Wed Oct 15 7:30 AM National Ride2Work day rider breakfast
Wed Nov 5 9:00 AM 7th Annual ANZSCDB Melbourne Cell and Developmental Biology Symposium
Wed Nov 19 10:00 AM 2014 AMREP Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium

Major CCS events

Postgraduate symposium call for abstracts

Central Clinical School invites you to attend the 2014 Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium.
Date:  Wednesday 19 November 2014
Lecture Theatre, level 5, Alfred Centre for oral presentations and hallway for poster presentations and refreshments.
Enquiries: Laisa Tigarea, hdr.ccs@monash.edu.
Abstract submission and RSVP: CLICK HERE   
Students have the opportunity to explain their research to other students and by participating, will foster collaborations, networking and a greater awareness of the expertise and research being conducted at AMREP. Current PhD students will be running the program, including chairing the presentations: Ms Jodie Abramovitch (chair), Ms Kay Sin Lee, Ms Sara Mohktar, Mr Timothy Colgan and Mr Man Kit Lee, assisted by Ms Dussy Kuttner.   Participants will be judged by a panel of senior academics and postdocs. Attractive monetary prizes will be given for outstanding work.  For more information, please visit: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/education/hdr-symposium.html

Australian-first report shines spotlight on trauma care

The inaugural Australian Trauma Registry Report was released on Saturday 4 October 2014, at the Australian Trauma Society Conference. The collective effort of the nation’s 27 designated trauma centres has been revealed in the first report of the Australian Trauma Registry. The report quantifies the actual extent of the nation’s collective response to the 20,000 critically injured individuals who required treatment in an Australian trauma centre between 2010 and 2012. Australian Trauma Quality Improvement Program (AusTQIP) Co-Chair, Professor Russell Gruen, said the report offers us some vital national data for the first time. Download full report.  Also see media release and follow the hashtag #AusTrauma on Twitter.

Media mentions

16/09/2014  Dr Steven Petratos, Department of Medicine, received a funding grant from the International Progressive MS Alliance.  Monash story link
Reuters, Yahoo News, Morningston Star, 936 ABC 
22/09/2014 Dr Steven Petratos, is one of the 22 MS Researchers awarded a research grant as part of the International Progressive MS Alliance.
Australian Life Scientist

National Ride2Work day rider breakfast

Come and join Australia's biggest celebration of commuter riding, Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 15 October 2013.  Promoting the daily commute on two wheels:
Whether you ride regularly or haven't been in the saddle for a little while, there has never been a better time to get involved.  Aside from realising all the benefits riding to work can provide, your registration will help improve bike facilities Victoria wide. There are also prizes to be won if you register through the link above.

Faculty powerpoint templates available for your presentations

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences powerpoint templates are available for all staff to use for presentations.
Standard version here
16-9 version here

Staff news

CCS welcomes the following new starters:

Dr Christina Chang was previously in the Department of Infectious Diseases and moved to the Peter Doherty Institute with Sharon Lewin's group. Christina maintains her association with CCS as a Teaching associate, Undergraduate Teaching, UMED.

Mr Matthew Gibson, Department of Gastroenterology. Matthew is a casual assisting with the deliveries for Gastroenterology clinical trial participants.