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We would like to continue our engagement with academic staff to ensure our focus is directed where it can make the most impact. Please register for the following session:  23/04/24 10:00am – 12:00pm 

2024 Biostatics unit workshops

We are very pleased to announce a sequence of twelve Biostatistics workshops commencing Early April 

The workshops are free of cost and cover core concepts of Statistical Reasoning and Power Calculations, Study Design (Clinical Trials and Observational Studies), STATA (basic, more advanced commands and graphs), R software, Statistical Models (Linear and Logistic Regression, and repeated-measures analysis), and Meta-Analysis. 

Targeted to PhD students and early career researchers in the Faculty of Health, the presentations will be conceptual with an emphasis on practical issues. These workshops are not aimed at substituting formal training in Biostatistics or Epidemiology but to complement it.   

Please note that all workshops will be offered at Deakin downtown.  

Workshop participant numbers are capped to allow for discussion and interaction. We expect a high demand for these workshops therefore we strongly encourage registration only if you can attend. We do understand that unforeseen circumstances occur which can prevent attendance, and in that case, we ask that you cancel your registration as a priority so that places can be filled by other interested candidates.  

For further information and to register, please click here.  
Queries regarding workshop content can be submitted to Health-OD@deakin.edu.au. 

2024 World Health Summit Regional Meeting, 22-24 April 2024 

Register now to attend this unique global health forum. 

2024 brings a unique opportunity for the Asia-Pacific region, and particularly for those of us in Victoria, as the annual World Health Summit Regional Meeting visits our shores for the first time. 

Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre between 22-24 April, #WHSMelbourne2024 features an outstanding program, filled with topics relevant to tomorrow’s health leaders. Registrations are now open, with discounted rates and day passes for students and youth. 

The World Health Summit community of over 25,000+ health protagonists from more than 120 countries draws from academia, government, industry and civil society. Their annual Summit in Berlin draws thousands of health and wellbeing leaders and advocates from across the world, underscoring the importance of global collaboration and shared responsibility in addressing the challenges that impact the health and wellbeing of our planet. 

The Faculty of Health at Deakin is proud to be sponsoring two sessions at the meeting that will showcase innovative childhood obesity prevention policy and practice in Asia and the Pacific and call for community and corporate action. These sessions will feature leading Faculty of Health researchers and international experts. 

Register now: www.whsmelbourne2024.com 

IHT Grant Development Sessions

IHT is running a series of opportunities for members to present and receive constructive and supportive feedback on their idea/proposal.

These sessions can be used to request feedback and advice on specific area(s) of their idea/proposal. For example, idea significance, methods, challenges, schemes to target, support finding collaborators. The sessions also provide presenters the opportunity to obtain feedback from researchers/academics beyond their research group and network.

A/Prof Stéphane Bouchoucha – NHMRC Ideas Grant
Project title: Ensuring Effective Compassionate Infection Prevention and Outbreak Management in Vulnerable Populations
2:00-2:30pm 23 April 2024

A/Prof Serene Yoong – MRFF (NHMRC) Early to Mid-Career Researchers
Project title:Developing models of care for delivery of equitable prevention programs in rural and remote communities to improve child health and wellbeing – from evidence generation to scale up
2:00-2:30pm 7 May 2024

Please come along and support your colleagues. All welcome.
Note: calendar invites will be sent through shortly.
Any queries please contact Aneta Stefanidis.

Online launch – ‘Inside Our Supermarkets’: 2024 Australia Report

This is the only report in Australia that rates Australia’s four major supermarkets on their (voluntary) nutrition policies and practices. 

Monday, April 29, 12-12.45pm AEST
Via Zoom – registration essential to receive the link 

  You’re invited to attend the online launch of the 2024 Australian ‘Inside Our Supermarkets’ report on Monday, April 29 – the anticipated follow-up from the release of the first evaluation results in 2018. 

In this express lunchtime webinar you will see the headline results from the brand new report that rates Australia’s four major supermarkets on their nutrition policies and practices.  

GLOBE Co-Director Prof. Gary Sack, who is also a Chief Investigator with the Centre of Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health: Next Generation, will deliver the headline results. 

Event is free, with registration essential to receive the Zoom link. More info + registration here  

Cyber Conversations with our CIDO, 1pm Mon 29 April

I warmly invite you to join our next webinar, Cyber Conversations with our CIDO, on Monday 29 April. We’ll delve into the latest cyber trends and discuss strategies to stay secure online.  

Calling all new IHT Members! Our next new members day is 10.00am Tues 30 April at the Burwood IHT Hub

The Institute for Health Transformation would like to invite you to attend the first IHT New Members Day for 2024 being held in the IHT Hub at Burwood, BC3.019 on Tuesday 30 April at 10.00am.

The two-hour face to face meeting will focus on:

  1. Orientating new members to the Institute’s work across domains,
  2. Introducing new members to the IHT operational team,
  3. Sharing the various funding and support mechanisms available to them as new members, and
  4. Create an opportunity to connect with other researchers

Please find the agenda for the day in the calendar invitation and we look forward to welcoming you.   Please note that lunch will be provided following the event – if you have you any dietary requirements please rsvp to health-transformation@deakin.edu.au by 20 April 2024.

See you at the IHT Morning tea, 10.30am Thurs 2 May at Waterfront Geelong

Come along and connect with your fellow IHT members over a casual morning tea. You should have received a calendar invite with more details. Any questions, please email health-transformation@deakin.edu.au. 

Save the date for the following morning teas for the year:  

  • Monday 17 June Burwood 
  • Tues 30 July Geelong 
  • Wed 28 August Burwood 
  • Wed 18 September Geelong 
  • Mon 14 October Burwood 
  • Wed 27 November Burwood 

Please note these dates are subject to change. 

Digital Health Festival 2024, 7 & 8 May

See the future of healthcare at DHF24, 7 & 8 May at Melbourne’s MCEC: digitalhealthfest.com.au 

Once upon a time, there was a planet called Earth where people strived to be healthy & happy 🧘‍♀️ 

Day by day, outdated healthcare systems and a lack of innovation were putting its people’s well-being at risk. 

Passionate healthcare professionals sounded the alarm. They warned of a looming healthcare crisis and the urgent need for change. 

And that’s why we created DHF, a meeting place for the ecosystem to break free from the shackles of outdated healthcare practices.   

Until finally, a new era of healthcare emerged. 

It’s a healthcare party, and you’re invited. 

Nourish Network Healthy and Sustainable Tertiary Food Environments (HASTE) Community of Practice meeting, 10am Wed 15 May

Join Dr Catherine Elliot and Sandra Murray from the University of Tasmania discussing the University’s Sustainable and Equitable Food Strategic Plan 2023-2028.
Download the flyer to find out more. If you would like to join please email Bella Bertolacci.

Past Events

IHT Morning Tea at Burwood

It was great to see so many people connecting at the first IHT morning tea of the year at Burwood on Thursday 14 March 2024. 

Please join us at the next IHT Morning tea, 10.30am Thurs 2 May at Waterfront, Geelong. 

 IHT All Members Day  

It was great to see so many of you at our All Members Day last Thursday 28th March. A huge thank you to all our wonderful speakers on the day. Particular thanks to our key note speaker, Wade Kelly, Senior Lecturer at Deakin’s Researcher Development Academy, who gave an inspiring and thought provoking talk on embedding impact into our practice. 

All presentations are now available via the Members Portal on the following link:
March 2024 

Danielle Hitch’s presentation on Exploring the lived experience of women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities with Long COVID  is also available via the link below.
Members Day Presentation 27.03.2024.mov   

A link to the full day’s proceedings is available here:
Passcode: W3%+ycZq 


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