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Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) QLD, Cybersecurity Findings and Debate, Herston

HISA QLD’s Welcome to the Year Event is being held at the UQ Centre for Clinical Research in Herston. QGHA Executive Director David Bunker is presenting on “Cybersecurity Findings” which will then be followed by a debate; "60 cups of coffee are just as satisfying as a HISA membership".

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22 February 2018

Australian Society for Antimicrobials Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane

The 19th Annual Scientific Meeting "Antimicrobials 2018" will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in February. The programme's symposia will cover many different aspects on antimicrobials and be highly relevant to a diverse background of professions interested in the study of antimicrobials, including clinical microbiologists and infectious diseases physicians, respiratory and ICU physicians, medical and non-medical microbiologists and scientists.

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22-24 February 2018

Queensland Genomics Health Alliance Seminar Series: Dr Teri Manolio, Herston

Dr Teri Manolio is the Director of the Division of Genomic Medicine at the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Dr Manolio will be visiting Brisbane briefly and QGHA are delighted to have the opportunity to host this seminar with her. The seminar will be held at the Lecture Theatre at UQ Oral Health Centre in Herston and will be followed by a light morning tea. We hope that you are able to join us as she shares her experiences of implementing genomics into healthcare.

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23 February 2018

28 February 2018

University of Queensland Health Symposium, UQ Brisbane City

The Health Symposium, themed "Challenging the future of health: research insights" links health-centric research with contemporary industry insights. The symposium gives senior health administrators, policy makers, health insurance representatives, and health practitioners the opportunity to discuss and critically reflect on the future of the health sector with world-leading researchers. 

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2-4 March 2018

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney

Pathology Update 2018 is the Annual Scientific Meeting for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA). The meeting will cover the scientific disciplines of Anatomical, Chemical, Forensic, Genetic, General, Haematology, Immunopathology and Microbiology.

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Queensland Genomics Health Alliance Seminar Series: Dr Simon Patton, Herston

Dr Simon Patton is the Director of the European Molecular Genetics Quality Network (EMQN) within the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine. Dr Patton will be visiting Brisbane briefly and we are delighted to have the opportunity to host this seminar with him. The seminar will be held at the RBWH Education Centre Auditorium and will be followed by a light afternoon tea. We hope that you are able to join us for his presentation "How good is your Next Generation Sequencing? Setting a benchmark for the quality of diagnostic sequencing."

This seminar is brought to you by Queensland Genomics Health Alliance, Australasian Society of Diagnostic Genomics, and Pathology Queensland.

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5 March 2018

Global Strategic Trends Seminar, St Lucia

The UQ Centre for Policy Futures is hosting the Global Strategic Trends Seminar at the Global Change Institute in St Lucia. The seminar will be presented by Simon Cole and will describe the key trends that are suspected to have a major impact in the decades ahead.

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8 March 2018

14 March 2018

5th Annual Macgregor Lions Health & Wellbeing Expo, Mt Gravatt

The Lions Club of Brisbane Macgregor are holding their  5th Annual Health & Wellbeing Expo at the Hillsong Auditorium in Mt Gravatt on the 14th March 2018. QGHA Melanoma Project Investigator Ms. Betsy Peach is presenting during the expo on “Melanoma Risk: What's Going On Under the Skin?”.

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Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Research Centre Sunscreen Summit, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Herston

To adopt a consensus approach to sunscreen policy, the Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Research Centre (ASSC) is hosting a Sunscreen Summit. This two-day invitation-only meeting will bring together all stakeholder groups (including NGOs, government agencies, specialist colleges, research institutions, policy makers, consumers and investigators) in one forum to review the latest developments in skin cancer prevention.

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19-20 March 2018

21-25 March 2018

World Science Festival, Brisbane

The World Science Festival explores and celebrates the entanglement of science and art through a curated program of thought-provoking conversations, inspiring theatrical and cinematic experiences, interactive workshops and engaging demonstrations.

Queensland Museum Network has secured the exclusive licence to host World Science Festival in the Asia Pacific from 2016-21. World Science Festival Brisbane is the only global extension of this hugely popular New York initiative.

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14th Annual e-Health Research Colloquium, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Brisbane

The e-Health Research Colloquium brings world leaders in Digital Health to Queensland, showcases Australia's digital health programs and provides an opportunity for the health community to hear about leading research in the application of digital across healthcare. 

The first keynote speaker this year will be Professor Enrico Coera, Professor of Health Informatics at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at MacQuarie University. Professor Coiera is a world leading Health Informatician, recognised through a number of prestigious awards including the 2015 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) François Grémy Award for Excellence.

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27 March 2018

Australasian Society of Diagnostic Genomics Interim Scientific Meeting, Melbourne

The Australasian Society of Diagnostic Genomics (ASDG) is hosting its inaugural Interim Scientific Meeting in Melbourne at Crown Convention Centre.

The theme for the meeting is ‘Evolving problems, new solutions’ and it will look at how new technologies are being applied to existing genetic problems – which continue to evolve as more information from new technologies emerges. The meeting will be engaging, interesting, and inclusive to all in the expansive field of Diagnostic Genomics.

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31 March -2 April 2018

Australian Lung Cancer Conference, Sydney

The Lung Foundation Australia’s 7th Australian Lung Cancer Conference is themed ‘Improving Patient Care with Technology’. The conference aims to provide a forum to raise and discuss issues in a multidisciplinary team environment, for non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma. Pertinent topics will ensure that the program appeals to many delegates, including Physicians, Surgeons, Oncologists, Pathologists, General Practitioners, Nurses and people holding similar responsibilities involved in the management, treatment and research of lung cancer and mesothelioma throughout Australia.

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5-7 April 2018

4th International Conference on UV & Skin Cancer Prevention, Toronto

The objectives of the 4th International Conference on UV & Skin Cancer Prevention are to bring together the leading international researchers and practitioners in skin cancer prevention to showcase the latest research findings and best practices in community-based interventions; create collaborative opportunities between the skin cancer prevention community and allied disciplines such as urban planners, architects, and radiation scientists; respond to current concerns about gaps in the skin cancer prevention literature; and to foster discussions about innovative emerging directions in skin cancer prevention research and practice.

The delegate profile includes behavioral scientists, epidemiologists, radiation scientists, policy makers, public health advocates, public health practitioners, general practitioners, dermatologists, and related clinicians.

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QGHA Evaluation of Clinical Genomic Projects in Action Project Lead Assoc. Professor Louisa Gordon is presenting during the Screening for Skin Cancer Prevention Plenary Session on “Primary prevention versus early detection of melanoma – assessing healthcare costs, quality of life and survival outcomes in the long-run”.

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1-4 May 2018

International Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Conference 2018, Brisbane

The International Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Conference 2018 will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in May. This international scientific conference is a forum for the sharing of cutting edge research and showcasing clinical advancements in cardiovascular genetics. The program will focus on major disease themes of Cardiomyopathies such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, inherited arrhythmogenic disorders such as long QT syndrome and sudden unexpected death in the young, familial dyslipidaemias such as familial hypercholesterolaemia, arteriopathies such as Marfan Syndrome and Congenital Heart Disease.

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23-25 May 2018