2018 MHTP Research Symposium success

This year’s MHTP Research Symposium was an overwhelming success.  More than 220 posters were submitted and displayed throughout Monash Medical Centre, the Monash Children’s Hospital and the Translational Research Facility.  For the third consecutive year there were ‘standing room’ only crowds for the keynote speaker.  Professor Ian Frazer AC spoke about the history of papillomavirus and the development of a vaccine.

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Poster competition winners

Poster CategoryAbstract titleBest Poster Prize Winner - $500
Women's Health and Female Reproduction The Role of PFN1 in Endometrial Cancer Lisanne George
Public Health & Health Services Antibiotic prescribing patterns in the paediatric community Sabrina Yeh
Oncology (supported and sponsored by MPCCC) DNMT1 depletion by Guadecitabine induces potent anti-T-cell lymphoma activity in vitro andin vivo Belinda Maher
Nursing and Midwifery Person-Centredness in a Complex Care Program: Perspectives of Clients and Staff Julie White
Mental Health and Neurosciences Do patients with Motor Neurone Disease experience disorders of olfaction? Chi Hsuan Hu
Inflammatory & Infectious Diseases Glucocorticoid-Induced Leucine Zipper (GILZ) Represents A Checkpoint Limiting Type 1 Interferon (IFN) Production In SLE Champa Nataraja
Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Surgery Just Say No To the Just In Case Cannula: Does a Multimodal Intervention Reduce Peripheral Intravenous Cannula (PIVC) Associated Health-care Acquired Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemias? Chhavi Raj Bhatt
Diabetes, Obesity, Men's Health & Reproduction & Endocrinology Does combined osteopenia/osteoporosis and sarcopenia confer greater risk of fracture than either condition alone in older men? The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project David Scott
Child & Neonatal Health Epidemiology of adenotonsillectomy in Victoria and risk factors for postoperative complications Aimy Tran
Cardiovascular Disease Application of the DILEMMA score to improve lesion selection for invasive physiological assessment Michael Michail
Allied Health and Other Cultural empathy in physiotherapy students: a pre-test post-test study utilising virtual simulation Annika Ward

Translational research young investigators poster competition winners

Poster CategoryAbstract titleBest Poster Prize Winner
Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases Assessment of gut dysfunction in a mouse model of stroke Kathryn Kumar (1stprize $500)
Other Development of assisted reproductive techniques to conserve Australia’s native fish Nicola Rivers (2nd prize $200)
Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases Prospective Validation of the Lupus Low Disease Activity State - a Treatment Target for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Dr Vera Golder (3rdprize $100)

Oral presentation winners

  • Best oral presentation: Nicole Free (winner of the Moash Univesrity 3MT final)
  • Second place: Dr Jasna Aleksova
  • People’s Choice award: Gloria Leung