Medicine and Radiology, RMH GR Seminar Series

Every week on Friday, until 13 Dec 2019
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Medicine and Radiology@ Royal Melbourne Hospital runs a weekly GR Seminar Series every Friday (mostly) in the Ewing Lecture Theatre, 5th Floor, Clinical Sciences Building, Royal Melbourne Hospital (note: alternative venues will be notified).

Postgraduate seminars give students the opportunity to present their research projects during the confirmation process and to provide annual progress updates. For students presenting their Orations, it is an opportunity  to receive constructive feedback from an expert audience prior to thesis submission. We strongly encourage students and staff at Royal Melbourne Hospital to attend these presentations; independent input and feedback is greatly valued and helps the students to consolidate their ideas.

Note: Please contact Ms Kim Ng to schedule your seminars.

DateTimeHostSpeakerTitle
25 Jan 2019 11.30 am - 12.30 pm Stephen Rogerson Alex Voskoboinik

PhD Oration: A multi-faceted approach to atrial fibrillation: from lifestyle factors to invasive therapies

1 Feb9.00 - 9.30 amMark ParsonsIzanne RoosPhD Confirmation: Therapeutic Lag in Multiple Sclerosis
1 Feb9.30 - 10.00amStephen RogersonMichael SilkPhD Progress: Understanding the genetic changes that contribute to neurological disorders
1 Feb10.30 - 11.00 am Stephen Rogerson Ai-lan Nguyen PhD Progress: Predicting and monitoring long-term outcomes in multiple sclerosis
1 Feb 11.00 - 11.30 amMary Galea Felix Ng PhD Confirmation: Beyond Revascularisation: Maximizing Acute Stroke Treatment Outcome Post-reperfusion
1 Feb 11.30 am - 12.30 pm Stephen Rogerson Chrishan Nalliah PhD Oration: Novel Mechanisms of Atrial Fibrillation
1 Feb

12.00 pm - 1.00 pm

Venue: Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Bldg, Grattan St.

Scott KolbeFrederique BoonstraPhD Oration: Tremor in multiple sclerosis, a study of pathophysiology.
Thurs 7 Feb9.00 - 9.30 amJohn HamiltonShah UddinPhD Progress: Development of Microfluidic Point-of-Care System for Molecular Diagnosis
Thur 7 Feb1.30 - 2.00 pmMary GaleaJohn-Paul NicoloPhD Progress: Glutamate as a biomarker of post-stroke epilepsy
8 Feb9.00 - 10.00 amStephen RogersonJamie Young

PhD Oration: Non-pharmacological management of chronic pain in multiple sclerosis and rehabilitation outcomes

8 Feb 11.30 am - 12.00 pm Stephen Rogerson Angeline Shen PhD Progress: Clinical and Molecular genetic determinants of pituitary tumours
15 Feb10.00 - 10.30 amCassandra SzoekeJames HaridyPhD Progress: An eHealth enabled model of care in the community management of chronic hepatitis C
15 Feb11.30 am - 12.30 pmJohn HamiltonMervyn Kyi

PhD Oration: Early intervention models of diabetes care to address adverse glycaemia in hospital

Mon 18 Feb3.00 - 3.30 pmBruce CampbellRose VaughanPhD Confirmation: The Role of Intestinal ultrasound in prognosticating clinical Outcomes in IBD and its feasibility as a Treat-to-Target tool
Friday 22 Feb9.30 - 10.00 amHongJian ZhuZammam AreebPhD progress: Overcoming Glioblastoma resistance to irradiation and temozolomide'
Thur 7 Mar12.00 - 1.00 pmMary GaleaHongyuan JiangPhD Oration: Peripheral quantitative computed tomography-based finite element (pQCT-FE) analysis and its application in different populations
8 Mar9.00 - 9.30 amBruce CampbellStacey Peters

PhD Confirmation: Genetically mediated dilated cardiomyopathy: natural history, subclinical disease and the influence of environmental factors

8 Mar1.30 - 2.00 pmMary GaleaKelei DuMaster of Research Progress: Manipulation of Natural Killer cells to improve stem cell transplant outcomes
15 Mar10.00 - 10.30 am Karin ThurskyNaomi SpotswoodPhD Confirmation: Neonatal Sepsis: Diagnostic Pathways and the Potential Utility of a Point of Care Test
15 Mar11.00 - 11.30 amHongJian ZhuClarissa WhiteheadPhD Progress: The role of invadopodia in glioma invasion and response to therapeutics
22 Mar

10.00 - 10.30 am

Venue: Rm 315, Economics Building, 111 Barry St,

Mary GaleaScott McAlisterPhD Confirmation: Environmental and economic impacts associated with unnecessary routine pathology testing in Victorian public hospitals
29 Mar

12.00 - 12.30 pm

Venue: Tute Room 2, Level 4, Centre for Medical Research Building, RMH

Stephen RogersonHariharan SugumarPhD Progress: CAPLA trial: Catheter Ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation: A Multicentre randomised trial of Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) vs PVI with posterior Left Atrial wall isolation (PWI).
29 Mar3.00 - 4.00 pmStephen Rogerson Chia Sharpe PhD Oration: The immunology of small molecule inhibitors in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
5 Apr9.00 - 9.30 amJohn HamiltonPeravina ThergarajanMPhil Progress: Neuroinflammation as biomarker and preventive treatment for acquired epilepsy
5 April10.30 - 11.00 amStephen RogersonJaclyn Bishop

PhD Progress: Antimicrobial Stewardship in regional and remote hospitals

Thur 11 April

10.30 - 11.00 am

Venue: Clinical Trials Australia Meeting Room, Level 10, VCCC

HongJian ZhuKen ChowPhD Progress: Tracking the genetic developments in metastatic prostate cancer
12 April8.00 - 8.30 amStephen RogersonTanya Lupancu

PhD Confirmation: Elucidating Roles of CCL17 and CCL22 in Inflammatory Arthritis

12 April8.30 - 9.00 amHongJian ZhuDilshan UdayasiriDMedSc Confirmation: Colorectal Cancer resection outcomes using administrative data
12 April1.00 - 1.30 pmSteven CollinsKai Sin ChinPhD Confirmation: The influence of Alzheimer's disease proteinopathies in dementia with Lewy bodies
19 April   NO SEMINARS - EASTER FRIDAY
26 Apr9.30 - 10.00 amJohn HamiltonMeseret KassaPhD Confirmation: Dissecting the antibody response in pregnancy malaria
Thur 2 May

11.30 am - 12.00 pm

Venue: 5/5008 and 5009 Seminar Room, L5, Doherty Institute

Bev BiggsFiona GottersonPhD Confirmation: Exploring the role of nurses in antimicrobial stewardship
Mon 6 May 11.00 am - 12.00 pm Paul Waring Diar Aziz Aziz

PhD Oration: The clinical significance of cyclin E1 deregulation in high grade serous ovarian cancer and basal-like breast cancer

24 May

11.30 am - 12.00 pm

Venue: Tute room 2, Level 4, Centre for Medical Research Building, RMH

Mary GaleaRam ParameswaranPhD Progress: Mechanisms driving persistent Atrial Fibrillation: Insights from regional high-density activation and phase mapping and transmural activation dynamics.
31 May9.00 - 9.30 amMark ParsonsLucy FoxDMedSc Confirmation: Clinical, genomic and molecular determinants of outcome in patients with Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
31 May9.30 - 10.00 amStephen RogersonCourtney Ierano

PhD Progress: Surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis prescribing in Australia

21 June9.00 - 9.30 amHongJian ZhuAhmad ZulkifliPhD progress: Understanding and Overcoming Resistance to EGFR-targeted Therapy
21 June9.30 - 10.00 amJohn HamiltonAgersew MengistPhD Progress: The role of neutrophils in immune response in malaria
21 June10.30 - 11.00 amStephen RogersonSimon ChongDMedSc Progress: Publication Bias and The Effect of Mandatory Trial Registration in Anaesthesia Literature?
21 June2.00 - 3.00 pmMary GaleaKelei Du

Master of Research Oration: Achieving the balance between GVHD and GVL: Manipulation of Natural Killer cells to improve stem cell transplant outcomes

Thur 18 July

12.00 - 1.00 pm

Venue: 5/5008 Seminar Room, Doherty Institute

Bev BiggsDilini RathnayakePhD Confirmation: Interactions between antibody, complement and innate immune cells in pregnancy associated malaria.
19 July9.30 - 10.30 amStephen RogersonLachlan HealyMPhil Oration: Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia: Genotype, Phenotype and Clinical Practice
2 Aug10.30 - 11.00 amMary GaleaTze Jian Chin

PhD Confirmation: Medication use of anti-cholesterol medicine and cognitive decline in ageing

2 Aug 11.00 am - 12.00 pm Stephen Rogerson Geoffrey WongPhD Oration: Determinants of atrial electrical substrate in atrial arrhythmias
23 Aug9.30 - 10.00 amStephen RogersonClarissa MoreiraPhD Confirmation: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies in Papua New Guinea: the impact of prenatal and postnatal factors on infant growth
Tues 27 Aug

3.30 - 4.00 pm

Venue: 5/5008 Seminar Room, L5, Doherty Institute

Bev BiggsBill Karanatsios

MPhil Confirmation:

Building Capacity for Registry Randomised Clinical Trials (RRCTs) - Identifying the barriers, enablers and registry essential elements

30 Aug8.30 - 9.00 amStephen RogersonSu Yi LeePhD Progress: The Role of Rehabilitation in Disasters 
30 Aug9.30 - 10.00 amMary GaleaJohn DibatoPhD Confirmation: Exploring a Bi-directional Association Between Depression and Diabetes: A Real-world Electronic Medical Records Based Study
Thur 12 Sept9.30 - 10.00 amHongJian ZhuKen ChowPhD Progress: Identifying the drivers of aggression in prostate cancer
13 Sept10.30 - 11.30 amMary GaleaEric WongPhD Oration: Immunologic Manipulation to Prevent or Treat Relapse of Haematological Malignancies after Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation
Thur 26 Sept

3.00 - 3.30 pm

Venue: Tute Room 2, Level 4, CMR, RMH

Stephen RogersonLihuan GuanPhD Confirmation: Cellular senescence as a biomarker of age-related diseases
Mon 7 Oct 11.30 am - 12.30 pmHongJian ZhuThomas WarePhD Oration: Glioblastoma: treatment stagnation and novel molecular and cellular mechanisms
11 Oct9.00 - 9.30 amStephen RogersonJoanne Tropea

PhD Confirmation: IMproving Palliative care Education and Training Using Simulation in Dementia (IMPETUS-D):  a cluster randomised controlled trial with process evaluation

11 Oct

9.00 - 9.30 am

Venue: Tute Room 2, Level 4, CMR, RMH

Bruce CampbellRobert AndersonPhD Confirmation: Ventricular Tachycardia - From Mechanisms to Therapies
Thur 24 Oct

12.00 - 1.00 pm

Venue: 5008, Level 5 (tearoom), Doherty Institute

Stephen RogersonCourtney IeranoPhD Oration: Antimicrobial stewardship for surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis
Thur 24 Oct

2.15 - 2.45 pm

Venue: Room 6/ 6057 Pittard Meeting Room at the Peter Doherty Institute

Bev BiggsAmaya OrtegaPhD Progress: Identifying Antibody Responses Associated with Protection from Malaria in Pregnant Women
25 Oct

9.00 - 10.00 am

Venue: Ewing Lecture Theatre

Bruce CampbellHenry ZhaoPhD Oration: Improving Pre-Hospital Care in Acute Stroke
25 Oct

9.00 - 9.30 am

Venue: Tute Room 2, Level 4, CMR, RMH

Mary GaleaIsobel WalkerPhD Confirmation: Immune responses to Plasmodium falciparum Erythrocyte Membrane Protein-1 that protect from severe malaria
25 Oct

10.30 - 11.00 am

Venue: Tute Room 1, Level 4, CMR, RMH

Mary GaleaFana AlemsegedPhD Progress: Treatment and prognosis in posterior circulation ischaemic stroke
25 Oct

1.00 - 2.00 pm

Venue: Boardroom, Level 1, Albert Road Cllinic

Mal HopwoodMichael Piperoglou

MPhil Oration: Adjunctive natural low dose docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega 3 in a 16 week randomised double blind placebo controlled (RDBPC) crossover withdrawal study  in a group of chronic psychiatric outpatients with anxiety and mood disorders

1 Nov9.00 - 9.30 amStephen RogersonFei Fei PanPhD Progress: Pleiotropic Effects of Sevelamer
15 Nov9.00 - 9.30 amStephen RogersonNicole LioufasPhD Confirmation: Serum phosphate, vascular calcification and cardiovascular events in the CKD population
15 Nov11.00 - 11.30 amStephen RogersonPeter LangePhD Progress: Pharmacological management of delirium in hospitalised elderly
Mon 25 Nov

12.30 - 1.30 pm

Geoffrey HebbardLeon FisherDMedSc Oration: Liver-bone relationships: selected aspects
29 Nov 9.30 - 10.30 am Stephen Rogerson Matthew Sypek PhD oration: Re-designing deceased donor kidney transplant allocation in Australia