Western Health Research Week 2016 aims to highlight and showcase research across Western Health and its partners.
From the 24 to 28 of October 2016, 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.
All Western Health staff are invited to the presentations, along with staff from our on campus and external research partners.
See our Research Week Website here for abstract submissions and presentations. Please note that all applications must have undergone ethical review and approval to be considered.
You can contact Mr Bill Karanatsios, Office for Research on 8395 8073 or via email: [email protected] for further information.
Submit your abstract online by Sunday 31 July 2016 and be in the running for 8 prizes each to the value of $1500:
For Research Week Abstract Submission instructions please refer to the Research Week Website here.
For further information, please contact the Office for Research, email: [email protected] or phone 03 8395 8073.
Mavis Mitchell Award 2016
The Scholarship honours the memory of Mavis J Mitchell who was the first Matron of Western Hospital
Winner: Lana Van Raay
Best Nursing & Midwifery Research Presentation Prize
Winner: Risk Screening Tool Team
Presenter: Dr Anita Panayiotou
Title: An integrated approach to assessment and care planning
Rotary Prize – Best Subacute & Aged Care Presentation Prize
Presenter: Ms Jennifer Zerafa
Title: Preliminary data on the evaluation of a massage therapy service for palliative care patients at Western Health
Best Allied Health Research Presentation Prize
Presenter: Dr Kimberley Haines
Title: What About The Caregivers? Psychosocial Outcomes In Informal Caregivers Of The Critically Ill - Preliminary Results
Neville Yeoman’s Prize – Best Medical Research Presentation
Presenter: Mr Adam Steward
Title: 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 Presentation
Presenter: Ms Essie Low
Title: 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 Presentation
Presenter: Dr Sofia Walker
Title: Understanding the failure to identify severe growth restriction
Presenter: Dr Michael Seman
Title: The Impact of limited English proficiency on hospital readmission rate in patients hospitalised with acute heart failure.
Author: Cindy Olguszko
Best Published Research Paper
Author: 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) study
Journal: Gut 2015;64:57–65. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2013-305516