Interested in practice based research?

VicReN meetings provide the opportunity for knowledge exchange between researchers and clinicians.  

At the recent meeting, we discussed Stem Cell treatments with Associate Professor Megan Munsie and Dr Claire Tanner.

Prof Jon Emery presented the new I-PACED cancer project (Implementing Pathways for Cancer Early Diagnosis), and offered a first peak at a new resource card being developed as a tool to facilitate the upskilling of GPs around all aspects of colorectal cancer. We also heard from Ms Grace Kim a Scholarly Selective Student. Grace reported her findings from a project with Dr Jane Crowe at her Deepdene Surgery using the web based CRISP tool, for health professionals to communicate to patients the risks and benefits of specific screening strategies for colorectal cancer. Grace has recruited over 200 patients and has identified some interesting trends relating to people’s decision and preferences for different cancer screening options.

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Dr Jade Bilardi an Honorary staff member and Post-Doctoral student working with Meredith Temple-Smith spoke about her study which is focused on early miscarriage. The study aims to better understand health professional’s attitudes, awareness and use of current resources with regard to early miscarriage, as well as the support needs of patients and any barriers for support.

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 1st December. If you are interested in coming along as a guest, please contact Natalie Appleby - VicReN Coordinator, Ph 03 83443392 or email

Interested in joining VicReN?
VicReN is free to join, and members receive information about educational and research opportunities. We warmly invite all GPs and practice nurses at your practice to join VicReN.
For further information, please contact Natalie Appleby
on +61 3 8344 3392 or or follow the link to the website