Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

MSPGH Seminar: 14th March 2018 – Oral anticoagulants for prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation: Can network meta-analyses overcome the limitations of evidence from randomized trials?

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 14th March 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Jonathan Sterne, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol, UK; and Deputy Director, NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre

The oral anticoagulant warfarin is effective for prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. However, bleeding associated with warfarin is a major cause of hospitalisation, and warfarin treatment requires monitoring to ensure optimal efficacy while limiting the risk of bleeding. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 14th March 2018 – Oral anticoagulants for prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation: Can network meta-analyses overcome the limitations of evidence from randomized trials?”


MSPGH Seminar: 28th February 2018 – Piloting an intervention to improve social inclusion for young people affected by psychosocial disability in Uttarakhand, India

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 28th February 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Associate Professor Michelle Kermode, Nossal Institute for Global Health,
Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, The University of Melbourne

The experience of social exclusion can be both a cause and a consequence of poor mental health for young people. We piloted an intervention to improve social inclusion for young people affected by psychosocial disability (PSD) in Uttarakhand, India, Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 28th February 2018 – Piloting an intervention to improve social inclusion for young people affected by psychosocial disability in Uttarakhand, India”


CMH PHD Confirmation Seminar: 20th February 2018 – Identification of key messages for a suicide prevention campaign aimed at family and friends

Tuesday 20th February 3pm-5pm
Seminar Room 410 – Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr Angela Nicholas PhD candidate in the Centre for Mental Health

The rate of Suicide in Australia has steadily increased over the last decade and novel approaches to suicide prevention are needed. Research evidence suggests that people at risk of suicide often communicate their suicidal thoughts and intentions to family members and friends before they make a suicide attempt.  Continue reading “CMH PHD Confirmation Seminar: 20th February 2018 – Identification of key messages for a suicide prevention campaign aimed at family and friends”


CMH Seminar: 15th February 2018 – Building the evidence base of Prevention and Recovery Care Services (PARCS) in Victoria

Thursday 15th February 12.30-1.30pm
Seminar Rooms 302/303 – Level 3, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenters: A/Prof Lisa Brophy is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Mental Health, Ms Justine Fletcher is a Psychologist, PhD candidate and Prof Carol Harvey – Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne.

This presentation will introduce the PARCS project, an NHMRC funded partnership project that aims to explore the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of Victoria’s adult PARCS. Continue reading “CMH Seminar: 15th February 2018 – Building the evidence base of Prevention and Recovery Care Services (PARCS) in Victoria”


MSPGH Seminar: 21st February 2018 – Preventable deaths: Understanding intellectual disability can save lives

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 21st February 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Mr Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australia

A recent study has found that people with intellectual disability are more than twice as likely to experience preventable deaths than other members of the community, and on average die twenty-seven years earlier than the general population. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 21st February 2018 – Preventable deaths: Understanding intellectual disability can save lives”


MSPGH Special Seminar: 19th February 2018 – The challenges of health systems across the world: shared diagnoses, differing prescriptions?

12.30-1.30pm, Mon 19th February 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Dame Anne Mills, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Given similar diagnoses, and global influences, there has been a tendency for health system reforms across the world to follow similar patterns. Anne will argue that similar diagnoses should not lead to similar prescriptions, Continue reading “MSPGH Special Seminar: 19th February 2018 – The challenges of health systems across the world: shared diagnoses, differing prescriptions?”


MPSGH Seminar: 14th February 2018 – Epidemiology of Australian Aboriginal Child and Adolescent Health

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 14th February 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Sandra Eades, Associate Dean (Indigenous), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne; with two of her research team’s members: Dr Lina Gubhaju and Dr Bridgette McNamara

A healthy start to life is essential for life-long health. Currently, Aboriginal children (0-5 years) and adolescents (10-24 years) suffer greater morbidity and mortality than non-Aboriginal Australians. Importantly, Continue reading “MPSGH Seminar: 14th February 2018 – Epidemiology of Australian Aboriginal Child and Adolescent Health”


MSPGH Seminar: 7th February 2018 – Sámi health and wellbeing and working with First 1000 Days Australia

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 7th February 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Jan Erik Henriksen, Professor in Social Work, Institute for Child Welfare and Social Work, The Arctic University, Norway

The Sámi community of Norway has evolved after the Second World War and become an integral part of the Norwegian welfare state where traditions, including emphasis on extended family, Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 7th February 2018 – Sámi health and wellbeing and working with First 1000 Days Australia”


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


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


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