After completing a comprehensive process, including stakeholder engagement and workshops, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has established a Cancer Flagship to bring together child health researchers across multiple disciplines interested and invested in childhood cancer across the research continuum.
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The Grand Rounds will explore:
Bringing the voice of the child and family into our day-to-day interactions, and the importance of lived experience perspectives when designing new approaches to support mental health and wellbeing.
Multi-disciplinary care is vital for the treatment of complex patients, especially those with rare diseases. The benefits of multi-disciplinary collaboration go beyond clinical outcomes and include research.
In recent years there has been increasing policy attention paid to child mental health, at a state and national level, given the marked increase in mental health problems in children. In addition to causing distress for children and families, when mental health difficulties are not addressed in a timely way, they can become entrenched and have serious effects into adult life.
The Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, a 100-year-old vaccine usually given to protect against tuberculosis, also has ‘off-target’ effects on the immune system that protect against other infections and allergic diseases.
The healthcare informatics landscape is changing rapidly as the pandemic accelerated digital health trends like virtual care, remote patient monitoring, and artificial intelligence-enabled clinical decision support. In this presentation, Dr. Chris Longhurst, Chief Medical and Digital Officer at UC San Diego Health, will share how these tools can support the journey to a highly reliable learning health system.
Racism as a fundamental cause of health and health inequalities is increasingly recognised as a major public health crisis, echoing what First Nations peoples have been saying since colonisation. There is growing empirical evidence of the multiple ways in which racism impacts health and wellbeing for children and young people.
Our Healthy Trajectories research is done in partnership with consumers, clinicians, and researchers with diverse disciplinary expertise. Our goal is to contribute evidence to rapidly improve the health, wellbeing, and participation of those with child-onset disability and their families. We will only be able to ensure that people with disability can participate as equal members of society if we collaborate effectively across disciplines and sectors: we invite your involvement.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual global campaign, marked on 8th March, which celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. Each year the IWD campaign has a new theme, and in 2023 the theme is #EmbraceEquity. https://www.internationalwomensday.com/theme
This Grand Rounds presentation was originally given as The Ruth Sanger Oration at the Blood conference in 2022. The Ruth Sanger Medal is awarded annually by the Australian and New Zealand Society of blood transfusion to someone who has made a significant contribution to the field of transfusion medicine. It is made in memory of the extraordinary contributions of Ruth Sanger, an Australian scientist and blood group serologist whose meticulous work led to significant increases in our knowledge of blood groups, blood-group antibodies, and the genetics of blood groups.