Australian Health Journal

Clinical Trials in Australia

Shanny Dyer, CEO ARCS Australia talks about a recent summit where the CRO (Contract Research Organization) community was asked on the current state of clinical trials in Australia.

Episode 4 Season 1

Profiling “Inside MS” for trainee doctors understanding MRI data. 10 Year anniversary of the TAVI heart procedure. White Coats Foundation also talk about clinical trials.

AHJ S1E4: Augmented Reality Learning – Inside MS

Augmented learning now has application seeing the changes in a patient’s brain with Multiple Sclerosis through MRI data. Australian Health Journal met the people behind the augmented reality visor technology that will soon be used to teach trainee doctors the transitional phases of MS.

The technology has been developed by Novartis and in collaboration with the Sydney Neuroimaging Analysis Centre, located within the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre and Hatch Australia, a creative design team based in Sydney. To date the technology has been well received by neurology health care specialists attending conferences in Melbourne and in Berlin, Germany. We caught with a demo for all other healthcare professionals at the recent ARCS Conference.

AHJ S1E4: TAVI 10 Year Anniversary

2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of the TAVI device, short for the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. The TAVI system enables the replacement of a diseased aortic valve without open-heart surgery or surgical removal of the native valve.

This minimally invasive surgical option reduces operating time and allows for a shortened recovery period for patients.

AHJ met with the cardiologist teams in Melbourne’s Epworth and Alfred Hospital who have involved in implanting the device over the past 10 years.

Interviews:

  • Associate Professor Tony Walton, Epworth Hospital, Director of Catheter Laboratory and Deputy Director of Cardiology – Alfred Health
  • Associate Professor Ron Dick, Director of Cardiac Sciences – Epworth Healthcare
  • Professor Stephen Duffy, Alfred Health

Episode 3 Season 1

Australian Health Journal returns with Episode 3. In this episode we report on devices shown at the 2018 CeBIT show, Early Career Cancer Researcher and Parkinson’s Disease.

AHJ S1E2: Bipolar Disorder Research by Brain Dynamics Centre

The Brain Dynamics Centre, part of Westmead Institute for Medical Research held a community day for World Bipolar Day on 30th March 2018.

The event was MCed by Dr Mayuresh Korgaonkar, Research Director of Brain Dynamics Centre and Senior Research Fellow of the University of Sydney.

Mayuresh is managing research through the project “Brain Connectivity Imaging Markers to Confirm Diagnosis for Bipolar vs. Unipolar Depression – A Connectome Approach.”

The bipolar group at Westmead Institute of Medical Research is recruiting participants with bipolar disorder, major depression, and controls for participation in this research.

Episode 2 Season 1

This month’s Australian Health Journal is a DOUBLE EPISODE with a special report on mental health. Watch interviews from Biplar Australia, Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Conviction Group, The Resilience Centre and TRED College.

Episode 1 Season 1

Commencing the Australian Health Journal program on key developments in Australian healthcare.

Professor Gregg Suaning (University of Sydney) / Bionic Eye

Australian Health Journal Episode 1 Professor Gregg Suaning of University of Sydney​ talks about the bionic eye and entering the clinical trial phase.

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