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April 2015

  The TCRN is a translational cancer research centre program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Institute NSW  
bullet Happy Easter & Welcome to the TCRN's April Nexus
In this month's Nexus we congratulate the Cancer Challenge of the Year 2015 project team led by Dr Natalie Taylor for their project 'Achieving behaviour change for prevention and management of Lynch Syndrome'.
We highlight the Biobanking Stakeholders Network report written by the TCRN: Pre-operative consent project 2013-14.
We raise awareness of the ongoing work of our members including featured member Ellen Barlow for her recent Royal Recognition award.
April marks the opening of second last round of TCRN Conference and Professional Development Grants.
Wishing all of our members a wonderful Easter break.
TCRN Cancer Challenge of the Year 2015; Natalie Taylor Congratulations to Cancer Challenge of the Year Awardee Natalie Taylor

The TCRN is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Cancer Challenge of the Year award as Dr Natalie Taylor of the Australian Institute for Health Innovation at Macquarie University...
Learn more about this project which will be implemented at Prince of Wales and St George Hospitals

HSA Biobank crop3 Biobanking Stakeholders Network report: Pre-operative consent project 2013-14

A consolidated report on the Cancer Institute NSW funded ‘Pre-operative consent project 2013-14.’ This project sought to investigate processes to make patient consent to biobanking and health data linkage part of the standard of care in NSW hospitals.
Download a copy of the Biobanking Stakeholders Network report

Thank You To TCRN Members Thank You to Our Members

We would like to say thank you to all the TCRN members for your assistance in completing the annual Translational Cancer Research Centre report for the Cancer Institute NSW.
The report which covered the 2014 period was submitted on 31 March 2015.
We will provide a breakdown of the membership network in next month's Nexus.

Announcement.PNG Conference & Professional Development Grants Now Open

Conference & Professional Development Grants are on offer to expand and enhance the knowledge and skills of our members in the area of translational cancer-related research or cancer care service delivery, at both national and international levels.
Applications close 12 May 2015
Apply for Round 2, 2015 Conference & Professional Development Grant

Save the Date - 30 April 2015 Save the Date - 30 April

The TCRN will present at the next Prince of Wales Hospital Cancer Grand Rounds, which takes place 30 April 2015 at John Dwyer Lecture Theatre, North Wing, Edmund Blacket Building, POWH (8.00am – 9.00am).
We will be highlighting some of our activity over the last twelve months.
We hope to see you there.

TCRN CAC Member Robert Wynn CAC Recruits New Member Robert Wynn

The TCRN is happy to announce and welcome Robert Wynn as a new member of the Consumer Advisory Committee ("CAC").
The TCRN continues to recruit new consumers to the CAC.
Learn more about appointment of CAC member Robert Wynn

TCRN CAC Chairperson TCRN Consumer Advisory Committee Seeks Independent Chair

The TCRN is seeking a Chair to lead a committed, well-established consumer advisory committee (CAC) and to help facilitate and guide the TCRN’s CAC meetings and consumer workshops.
Do you know someone who would be a suitable candidate to lead the CAC in partnership between consumers and cancer researchers?

Cancer Implementation Science Community of Practice Website Cancer Implementation Science Website Now live!

Brought to you by the Cancer Implementation Science Community of Practice, this online resources hub presents the latest tools, resources and news from Implementation Science to any one working to translate the latest evidence from research into everyday health care practice.

On this site you'll find the latest research completed in implementation science, tools and tips on how to design your research and translate evidence into practice, plus events schedule and key contact information to help you access knowledge and generate collaborative opportunities across the community.

This website is aimed to support:
- Researchers working within implementation science / T3 translational research;
- Health practitioners wanting to best incorporate evidence into practice and quality improvement; and
- Service delivery and innovation managers who are implementing change and quality improvement.

We encourage everyone working in or interested in implementation science and T3 research to bookmark and regularly check these pages for new resources, events and current information.
To directly enrol in the course, please see related links below...
Bookmark the much anticipated online resources site to stay up to date!

UNSW Australia_Medicine MOOC Free UNSW Medicine Course Dispels Myths of the Genetic Revolution

Being able to study at UNSW Medicine for free, from anywhere in the world and with some of the world’s leading medical researchers will become a reality in May, when UNSW Medicine hosts its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
Learn more about UNSW Medicine's first MOOC which focuses on personalised medicine

TCRN Member Ellen Barlow Royal Recognition on International Women’s Day

The annual Royal Recognition Awards, along with celebrations for International Women’s Day, were held at the Royal Hospital for Women on 9 March.
This year TCRN member Ellen Barlow received the Improvement in Patient Care Award.
Read more about RHW Royal Recognition Awards

Australian Museum - Eureka Prize 2015 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Rewards Excellence

The Eureka Prizes is presented annually by the Australian Museum, and rewards excellence by awarding 16 prizes in four categories - research & innovation, leadership, science communication & journalism and school science. Entries are now open for 2015 prizes and will close 7pm, 1 May 2015.
Get involved and enter now

bullet Do you have some news you would like to share?
If you have a news article or event you wish to share with TCRN members, send it to us and we can include it in the monthly TCRN Nexus newsletter.
Missed the last TCRN Nexus Newsletter?
You can view it here.