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December 2016

  The TCRN is a translational cancer research centre program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Institute NSW  
bullet Welcome to the TCRN December Nexus
2016 has been a very successful year for the TCRN; we have been refunded to continue the body of research projects. Under TCRN Director Professor David Goldstein, the TCRN has seen many new collaborations with local hospitals, universities and institutions as well as the local health district.
TCRN Program Manager Stephanie Macmillan will continue to lead the management of the TCRN and its five Flagship Programs.
The TCRN would like to take this opportunity to wish all its members and those who have worked with us throughout the year a peaceful Christmas break and a Happy New Year.
Professor Jack London visiting Lowy A Data Driven Approach to Research - Lowy Seminar; 5 December

TCRN Members are invited to attend a Lowy presentation by Prof Jack London, which is sponsored by the TCRN.
Visiting from Thomas Jefferson University and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Prof London's medical informatics research efforts are focused o­n the application of computer technology to cancer-related basic science and cancer clinical trials research, his work involves the development of intranet-based translational research data acquisition...
Lowy Cancer Research Centre Seminar; Monday 5th December @ 10.30am

TCRN Clinical PhD Scholarship Top-ups TCRN Clinical PhD Scholarship Top-up Now Open

For the first time, the TCRN has opened Clinical PhD Scholarship Top-ups to members to support Clinical PhD students with a strong alignment to our flagship programs;
Share this opportunity with your network and colleagues
Learn more about this new Clinical PhD Scholarship Top-Up

Apply Now for Research Grant Support Last Chance to Apply for Research Grant Preparation Administrative Support

The TCRN is offering competitively awarded Research Grant Preparation Administrative Support exclusive to our members to assist with administrative efforts involved in putting together a grant application for the NHMRC or ARC in the area of translational cancer-related research or cancer care service delivery.
Deadline for members' applications: 5.00pm, 2 December 2016

TCRN Annual Consumer Engagement Workshop TCRN Consumer Engagement Workshop Summary

The TCRN held the annual Consumer Engagement Workshop at the end of November, one of the most anticipated and successful research support services provided by the TCRN.
Whether applying for funding in 2017 or not, all TCRN researchers had a valuable opportunity to engage with consumers and present their research plan to TCRN consumers for feedback.
Thank you to all of our dedicated consumers who have participated throughout the year and assisted many of our members in their cancer research projects.

Professor Jane Phillips TCRN Chief Investigator Jane Phillips

TCRN Chief Investigator Jane Phillips leads the 2025 Cancer Workforce and Capacity flagship..
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TCRN Project Manager Nicki Meagher Meet the Operations and Projects Team - Project Manager Nicki Meagher

Nicki Meagher is the Project Manager for biobanking and data linkage and has extensive experience working with population-based cancer registries...
Learn more about Nicki's role at the TCRN

Prof Chris Lehmann EHR _AIHI Seminar Series AIHI Seminar Series - Upcoming Seminars; EHRs, Leadership & healthcare behaviour

Making care safer through EHRs - 5 December 2016
Speaker: Professor Chris Lehmann, Professor for Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University
Electronic Health Records have become common features in hospitals and offices. However, despite the notion that they will make care safer, many providers and patients have experienced that they have brought more work, less personal interaction, and unfortunately little improvements in safety and quality. Dr Lehmann will discuss his twenty-year experience in making EHRs safer in children through clinical decision support. He will also discuss costs savings and improved outcomes through modification and improvements in EHRs.

Resilient leadership: Exploring the most appropriate leadership style for resilient organizations within the health care sector - 8 December 2016
Speaker: Associate Professor Eric Arne Lofquist, BI Norwegian Business School, Bergen, Norway
For the past 10 years, a multi-disciplined, theoretical approach to risk management and safety has emerged to address the issue of improving safety performance in complex, dynamic-adaptive socio-technical systems. The field is called Resilience Engineering. The health care sector has taken the lead in this initiative to adapt the concepts and methods of this field through conferences, books, and practice to improve patient safety performance through an approach called Resilient Health Care.

Making good quality care habitual: An exploration of the concept habit in relation to healthcare professional behaviour - 15 December 2016
Speaker: Sebastian Potthoff, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University
Translating evidence-based guidance into improved care in routine practice involves healthcare professionals adopting new, and changing existing, behaviours. Research has demonstrated that changing healthcare professionals’ behaviour is difficult, especially if it involves changing existing routinized ways of providing care.
For more information and registration details

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Annual Public Meeting 2 December 2016

Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Public Health at the University of Strathclyde and former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, will present the keynote address on health and wellbeing, to SESLHD staff, colleagues and community members alike.

When: 2 December 2016, 3.00 – 4.00pm, followed by afternoon tea and drinks
Location: St George Hospital Auditorium, Research and Education Centre, 4-10 South Street, Kogarah NSW 2217

Please share this invitation with your colleagues and community members, and in particular any staff or volunteers who may not have access to a computer.
Celebrate the achievements of the SESLHD in 2016 at this event on 2 December

UNSW RSPO & Cancer Council NSW Project Grants UNSW RSPO & Cancer Council NSW Project Grants - Information Session

The Research Strategy and Partnerships Office (RSPO) along with the Cancer Council NSW, are hosting an information session covering tips and strategies for developing a competitive application for the Project Grants 2017 round, for funding commencing 2018.

Date: 8 December 2016,10.00am – 12.00pm
Location: Ainsworth Building G03, UNSW (Map Ref J17)

The RSPO is available to assist with any enquiries - email
Registrations close 7 December 2016

Join MDT Network Implementation Science Community of Practice - Multidisciplinary Teams

The Community of Practice is collecting expressions of interest to join a MDT Network.
If you would like to join the network, you need to register as a Community of Practice member.
MDT Network for Community of Practice members

NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention 2017 NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention - Call for Applications (Application Deadline: February 15th, 2017)

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) hosts the “NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention” in Rockville, Maryland 2017.
The Curriculum provides scientists and health care professionals training on cancer control, prevention and research.
The Principles and Practice of Cancer Control Course; 10 July – 4 August 2017; focuses on concepts, methods, issues, and applications related to cancer prevention and control.
The Molecular Prevention Course, 7 – 11 August 2017; provides a strong background in the molecular biology and genetics of cancer and an overview of basic laboratory approaches applied to cutting-edge research in the fields of molecular epidemiology, chemoprevention, biomarkers, and translational research.

Center for Global Health (CBH) webpage:
Summer Curriculum website for application and further information - Application deadline: 15 February 2017

Cancer Innovations 2016 2016 Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference

Missed out on the Cancer Institute NSW 'Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care' conference in September? You can view all of the presentations online, including the Pilot study by TCRN project manager Dr Mahnaz Fanaian "Patient views of the process of consent for Biobanking in POWH".
View presentations here

Christmas & New Year Holidays Christmas & New Year Holidays

The TCRN will be closing in line with the end of year shutdown from 19 December 2016 to 2 January 2017 inclusive.

The TCRN staff will be back in the office from 3 January 2017.

The TCRN wish to thank all of its members for their valuable contribution throughout the year and we look forward to continued success in 2017.

We wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas and best wishes for the new year!

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