Every week, there are a range of seminars and events held across the Alfred precinct, by the Alfred Research Alliance members. Check in here regularly to see what’s on!
Gene-Disrupting Variants in 141,456 Humans: Lessons for Biology and Drug Target Discovery.
12.30 – 1.30pmFRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY | Seminar Room, Education Centre
BAKER HEART AND DIABETES INSTITUTE
Presenter: Prof Daniel MacArthur
Chair: A/Prof Mike Innouye
Daniel MacArthur is an institute member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and co-director of the Broad’s Program in Medical and Population Genetics. In addition to his roles at the Broad, MacArthur is a group leader in the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. His work revolves around the use of large-scale genomic data to interpret genetic variants, particularly in the context of rare, severe genetic diseases.
Reflections on primary prevention from the ASPREE trial
2 pm – 3pm, February 19, 2019 | Seminar Room, Education Centre
This Burnet Institute event is part of the Institute’s WoI seminar series.
Presenter: Professor John McNeil
Professor John McNeil AM, MBBS (Adelaide), MSc (London), PhD (Melbourne), FRACP, FAFPHM, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.
Professor McNeil was Head of Monash Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) at the Alfred Hospital from 1986 to January 2019. His principal expertise is in epidemiology and his research activities have typically involved the application of epidemiological methods to problems in clinical medicine and public health.
Under his leadership the SPHPM has experienced a sustained period of growth, increasing from 8 staff in 1986 to a current staff complement of over 700 (including 49 Professors). It contains core ‘methodology platforms’ in epidemiology, biostatistics and data-management which have enabled DEPM to establish itself as one of the major national centers of expertise in clinical trials and clinical registries. The SPHPM is regularly involved in sensitive & urgent public health investigations such the Fiskville firefighters, the Hazelwood mine fire & the cancer clusters amongst Victorian Parliamentarians. In 2010 he was awarded membership of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to public health.
The ASPREE Trial
ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderley) is an international clinical trial to determine whether daily low-dose aspirin increases survival, free of dementia and physical disability, for healthy older people. The randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study assesses aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular disease, dementia, depression and some cancers. It is being undertaken in more than 19,000 participants in Australia and the USA.
Sports Cardiology Conference
8am – 5.30pm SATURDAY 19 JANUARY 2019 | Lecture Theatre, Education Centre
Hosted by Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, this one-day conference is aimed at medical professionals who have an interest in sports cardiology, including general practitioners, sports scientists, trainees in cardiology or sports and exercise medicine, cardiac physiologists, and consultants.
A keynote address from Prof Ben Levine, ‘Exercise, the antidote for the ageing heart’ will kick off a packed program of case studies, international perspectives on screening, practical sessions, quizzes and real-world learnings and advice.
It’s your best opportunity to update yourself on the very latest in sports cardiology, so don’t miss out.
Cost: $260 | Students: $160 | SPECIAL DISCOUNT Alfred Research Alliance members* – $160
*Students and employees of Alfred Health, Monash University CCS or SPHPM, Baker Institute, Burnet Institute, and of La Trobe University or Deakin University at the Alfred precinct in Melbourne, are members of the Alfred Research Alliance.
WEDNESDAY 5 DECEMBER
NEUROLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
9 – 10am | Seminar Room, Education Centre
Dr Emma Foster
Determinants of Disability Progression in Secondary-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Dr Nathanial Lizak
Followed by morning tea
MONASH BIOINFORMATICS PLATFORM, MONASH CCS
2.30 – 3.30 pm | Boardroom 1, Level 6, Alfred Centre
High Throughput ANI Analysis of 90K Prokaryotic Genomes Reveals Clear Species Boundaries
Andrew Perry – Read article here prior to the seminar
Multi-Omic Profiling Reveals Dynamics of the Phased Progression of Pluripotency
Anup Shah – Read article here prior to the seminar.