Western Health Research Week 2017 aims to highlight and showcase research across Western Health and its partners.From the 23rd to 27th of October 2017, the Western Centre for Health Research and Education (WCHRE) will become the centre of activity as researchers from across all Western Health sites and partner institutes come together to celebrate and showcase the year's research achievements.
This year Research Week will aim to inspire Western Health employees to consider undertaking research as part of the course of their employment, and/or support research being undertaken by other staff. During this year's Research Week you will hear from high profile external presenters. You will also hear from our own homegrown researcher talent on the rewards and career options that undertaking research has afforded them. All Western Health staff are invited to the presentations. We also encourage staff from our on campus and external parteners to also attend.
See our Research Week 2017 Website here: https://www.ivvy.com/event/2017RW/
Research Week Abstracts
For Posters and Oral Presentations
WH Best Published Paper
Any Questions? More information?
You can contact Mr Bill Karanatsios, Office for Research on 03 8395 8073 or via email: [email protected] for further information.
Mavis Mitchell Award 2016The Scholarship honours the memory of Mavis J Mitchell who was the first Matron of Western HospitalWinner: Lana Van Raay
Best Nursing & Midwifery Research Presentation PrizeWinner: Risk Screening Tool TeamPresenter: Dr Anita PanayiotouTitle: An integrated approach to assessment and care planning
Rotary Prize – Best Subacute & Aged Care Presentation PrizePresenter: Ms Jennifer ZerafaTitle: Preliminary data on the evaluation of a massage therapy service for palliative care patients at Western Health
Best Allied Health Research Presentation PrizePresenter: Dr Kimberley HainesTitle: What About The Caregivers? Psychosocial Outcomes In Informal Caregivers Of The Critically Ill - Preliminary Results
Neville Yeoman's Prize – Best Medical Research PresentationPresenter: Mr Adam StewardTitle: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Conventional Film/Screen Principles of Exposure Selection in the Digital Age.NB: This research has halved radiation exposure by 50% for all radiological procedures at WH. This has national and international implications.
Inaugural Robert Helme Prize for Best Neuroscience Research PresentationPresenter: Ms Essie LowTitle: Inspection Time as a Valuable Screening Tool to Measure the Recovery of Temporal Attention Post-Stroke
Inaurgural Women's & Children's Prize for Best Research PresentationPresenter: Dr Sofia WalkerTitle: Understanding the failure to identify severe growth restriction
Best Cardiology Research Presentation PrizePresenter: Dr Michael SemanTitle: The Impact of limited English proficiency on hospital readmission rate in patients hospitalised with acute heart failure.
Best Oncology/Haematology Research Abstract PrizeAuthor: Cindy Olguszko Abstract Title: Benefits of a Specialist Prostate Cancer Nurse at Western Health
Best Published Research PaperAuthor: Alan Moss et al.Paper Title: Long-term adenoma recurrence following wide-field endoscopic mucosal resection (WF-EMR) for advanced colonic mucosal neoplasia is infrequent: results and risk factors in 1000 cases from the
Australian Colonic EMR (ACE) studyJournal: Gut 2015;64:57–65. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2013-305516
Best Research Poster PrizeAuthors: Candice PoupardPoster Title: A Co-Located Subacute Amputee Service Reduces Length of Stay at Footscray Hospital
Kendall Francis Prize – Best Surgical Registrar Research Presentation PrizePresenter: Michael BullenTitle: Use Of Intra-Operative Fluoroscopy While Seated Increases Radiation Exposure To Radiosensitive Organs
Robert Smith's Prize – Best Critical Care Research Presentation PrizePresenters: Jana Lau & Elizabeth WyattTitle: Surveying Junior Medical Staff in a Metropolitan Hospital: Engagement, Wellbeing & Support