Departmental Seminars

Every week on Monday, until 10 Nov 2019
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2019 Seminars Series

(no RSVP required)

light lunch served from 12.20pm

Next Seminars:

Global prevalence of macrolide and fluoroquinolone resistance-associated mutations in Mycoplasma genitalium
Monday 24 June 2019 - 12.30pm - Level 7, RWH Hospital Seminar Room 7D/E

Dr. Dorothy Machalek, Research Officer, Women's Centre for Infectious Diseases,
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,The University of Melbourne

Over the past decade, Mycoplasma genitalium has increasingly been recognised as an important sexually transmitted infection, with accumulating evidence for its causal role in non-gonococcal urethritis in men, and cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, preterm birth and spontaneous abortion in women. Resistance-associated mutations and declining efficacy of recommended first-line (the macrolide azithromycin) and second-line (the fluoroquinolone moxifloxacin) treatments for M. genitalium have increasingly been reported. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of published data from studies reporting macrolide and fluoroquinolone resistance-associated mutations in M. genitalium, and examined temporal trends and associations with geographical location, sex and sexual orientation. Results from this systematic review will be presented.


Correlative imaging using calcium imaging and immunofluorescence in the gastrointestinal tract
Monday 1 July 2019 - 12.30pm - Level 7, RWH Hospital Seminar Room 7A/B

Pradeep Rajasekhar, Research Fellow & Simona Carbone, Research Fellow
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sceinces

Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) is a cation channel activated by mechanical stimuli, lipid derivatives, and G protein-coupled receptor-mediated signaling cascades. It is involved in visceral hypersensitivity symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Despite its important roles in gut physiology, little is known about the localization of TRPV4. Using in situ calcium imaging and confocal microscopy, we identified novel sites of functional TRPV4 expression in the mouse and primate colon. To determine the functional role of TRPV4 in gut physiology, we used in vitro motility assays to study the movements of the intestine.


WHAM: Women’s Health After Surgical Menopause
Monday 08 July 2019 - 12.30pm - Level 7, RWH Hospital Seminar Room 7D/E

Professor Martha Hickey, Deputy Head, Department of Obstetrics,he University of Melbourne and Gynaecology and Co-Director Gynaecology Research Centre Royal Women's Hospital

Oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries) in premenopausal women is the most common cause of premature and early menopause. Despite this, there is minimal information about the short and long-term health consequences of surgical menopause, although these are thought to be more problematic than natural menopause. No previous large studies have prospectively followed women from before surgical menopause, to measure key physical and psychological outcomes affecting health and wellbeing.

This study will address outcomes of direct clinical and translational importance by collecting data over a two-year, post-oophorectomy period that relates to sexual function, menopausal symptoms, sleep quality and mental, bone and cardio-metabolic health.

The study is controlling for the effects of age and lifestyle by concurrently recruiting age matched premenopausal women not planning to undergo surgical menopause. The findings of this study will provide new evidence to inform decision making around surgical menopause for high risk women and those considering oophorectomy for other indications. They will also address the knowledge gap and inform new international evidence-based guidelines for surgical menopause.


Keeping up with new research in your field
Monday 15 July 2019 - 12.30pm - Level 7, RWH Hospital Seminar Room 7A/B

Catherine Voutier
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,The University of Melbourne

Want to stay abreast of the latest evidence in your field?

Come to this session to learn about the tools available to stay on top of the latest publications:  eTOC’s, mobile apps, and subject alerts.


TBC
Monday 22 July 2019 - 12.30pm - Level 7, RWH Hospital Seminar Room 7A/B

Kate Hodgson, PhD Student
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,The University of Melbourne


The role of decidual mesenchymal stem/stromal cell ageing in labour
Monday 29 July 2019 - 12.30pm - Level 7, RWH Hospital Seminar Room 7A/B

Joan Wijaya, MSc Final Seminar
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,The University of Melbourne


Models of transgender care
Monday 05 August 2019 - 12.30pm - Level 7, RWH Hospital Seminar Room 7A/B

Mat Watson
The Royal Women's Hospital


Prognosis is not static: Changing outcomes of extremely preterm newborns & its application in counselling of families
Monday 12 August 2019 - 12.30pm - Level 7, RWH Hospital Seminar Room 7A/B

Prof Jeanie Cheong
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,The University of Melbourne


TBC
Monday 19 August 2019 - 12.30pm - Level 7, RWH Hospital Seminar Room 7A/B

Dr Raelia Lew
The Royal Women's Hospital


TBC
Monday 26 August 2019 - 12.30pm - Level 7, RWH Hospital Seminar Room 7A/B

Nicky Hollebrandse, Masters Student
University of Groningen, The Netherlands


TBC
Monday 2 September 2019 - 12.30pm - Level 7, RWH Hospital Seminar Room 7A/B

Anna Kidman
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,The University of Melbourne


Environmental chemicals and fertility: A handmaid's tale
Monday 9 September 2019 - 12.30pm - Level 7, RWH Hospital Seminar Room 7A/B

Dr Mark Green
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,The University of Melbourne


Any queries regarding this seminar, please contact Elise Newman elise.newman@unimelb.edu.au