MPSGH Special Seminar: 6th February 2018 – Biostatistical Contributions to the Planning of Clinical Trials: Examples from Three Studies

Tues 6th February 2018

12.00-12.45pm, seminar (Room 515, Level 5); 12.45-1.15pm, light refreshments (Hub, Level 4), Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Andreas Ziegler, Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, University of Lübeck, Germany

Proper methodological planning and excellent logistics are key to success or failure of clinical trials. In this presentation, Professor Ziegler will illustrate the impact of biostatistical planning on clinical trials using three randomized controlled trials as examples. Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 31st January 2018 – Lessons learned from the opioid crisis in British Columbia, Canada; What next?

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 31st January 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Jane Buxton, Epidemiologist and harm reduction lead, BC Centre for Disease Control, School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia, Canada

An unprecedented increase in opioid-related overdoses is occurring in British Columbia, Canada. A provincial public health emergency was declared in April 2016. In 2017 more than 7,000 take-home-naloxone kits were used; oral and supervised injectable opioid agonist therapy expanded, Continue reading

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CHP Seminar: 9th February 2018 – Reducing potentially inappropriate prescribing in primary care in Ireland: An economic evaluation of the OPTI-SCRIPT intervention

12.30pm-1.30pm Friday 9th February
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Paddy Gillespie – Professor of Health Economics at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics and the Director of the Health Economics & Policy Analysis Centre (HEPAC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Potentially inappropriate prescribing describes sub-optimal prescribing practices that may increase the risk of adverse drug events in circumstances where safer, more effective treatment alternatives are available.  Continue reading

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Special MDHS Public Lecture: 18th December 2017 – Medicine and Health in the Information Age

1.30-2.30pm, Mon 18th December 2017
Theatre 1 (G21), Ground Floor, Alan Gilbert Building, Grattan Street, Carlton

Presenter: Professor Aziz Sheikh OBE, Director, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, U.K.

Professor Sheikh is visiting Melbourne to assist in the planning and implementation of the University’s Data and Health strategy, jointly led by the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and Engineering. Continue reading

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CMH Seminar: 13th December 2017 – Engagement of Youtubers for Suicide Prevention

Presenter Professor Paul Yip is the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chair Professor (Population Health) of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration and the Director of the HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention in The University of Hong Kong.

We are experiencing the era of social media. The ubiquity of social media among the youth has created a platform for them to disclose their emotional distress and suicidal ideation.  Continue reading

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CMH PhD Completion Seminar: 12th December 2017 – Community Health Workers in Integrated Mental Health Care for Perinatal Depression in Surabaya, Indonesia

9.30am-10.30am, Tues 12th December 2017
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter Endang R. Surjaningrum – Endang is a clinical psychologist and is a staff member of the Faculty of Psychology at Airlangga University in Surabaya, Indonesia. She holds Master Degree in Community Psychology from Victoria University.

Despite the high prevalence of depression among pregnant and postpartum women, mental health services for those groups are not available in Indonesia. Policies suggested community health workers (CHWs) to take part in identifying perinatal depression. The thesis aimed to examine the possible role for CHWs in integrated mental health care for perinatal depression identification in Surabaya, Indonesia.

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CMH Seminar: 18th December 2017 – Suicide and Suicide Prevention Strategies in Japan

12.30pm-1.30pm, Monday 18th December 2018
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Michiko Ueda is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University, in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to joining Waseda University, she has taught at Syracuse University and California Institute of Technology.

Suicide is a particularly serious problem in Japan, where from 1998 to 2011, the annual number of suicides has exceeded 30,000. In the 2000s, the suicide rate in Japan has ranked eighth in the world and third among the OECD countries.

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CMH PhD Confirmation Seminar: 15th February 2018 – Development and Implementation of a Sanford Meisner Based Drama Intervention for ‘colonized Other’ Communities.

9am-10am, Thursday 15th February 2018
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Mikel Moss is a PhD student in Global and Cultural Mental Health, a recent Masters of Arts in Education in Clinical Psychology degree (minors in Global Mental Health and Trauma, Community Psychology, and Research Methods) from Columbia University, and a former Alternative Training Student in Drama Therapy and Counseling Psychology through the North American Drama Therapy Association.

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CHP Seminar: 20th November 2017 – Comprehensive evaluations of research institutes and clinical departments at the University of Zurich

11.30pm-12.30pm Monday 20th November , Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street

Presenter: Prof. Hans-Dieter Daniel who holds a dual professorship at ETH Zurich and at the University of Zurich.

The Evaluation Office of the University of Zurich (UZH) is mandated to organise evaluations for all parts of the university at all levels. The evaluation of academic units comprises the fields of research, teaching, promotion of the next generation of academics, services, leadership, and administration as well as organisational structures. Continue reading

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CHP Seminar: 23rd November 2017 – Risk equalisation in Chile: an empirical evaluation and proposals for reform

12.30-1.30pm, Thurs 23rd November 2017
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter – Dr Francesco Paolucci: Associate Professor in Health Economics & Policy at the School of Business & Governance,  Murdoch University in Perth.

In the Chilean healthcare system all insurers are obliged to offer a minimum set of services, which in the private insurance market are subject to community-rating and risk-equalization regulations. In this paper, we evaluate the current risk-equalization mechanism as well as propose new ones that use all services, new adjusters and methods. Continue reading

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