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February 2017

  The TCRN is a translational cancer research centre program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Institute NSW  
bullet Welcome to the February Nexus newsletter
Thank you to all of our members who have completed their annual survey. This survey allows us to collect important details about our membership including your achievements over the year, particularly in publications, collaborations and funding leveraged. We report this back to the Cancer Institute NSW as part of the annual progress report.

Congratulations to the Round 1, 2017 Conference and Professional Development Grants who include four PhD Students and one researcher who will attend and present at international conferences and meetings promoting their work. Details about our future rounds can be found in the newsletter.

We also congratulate TCRN Cancer Challenge of the Year recipient Natalie Taylor on her Cancer Institute NSW Career Development Fellowship as well as past TCRN Conference grant recipient Dominik Beck, UNSW for his Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellowship.

This month we feature TCRN Chief Investigator Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite who applies his international expertise in health systems improvement, implementation science and patient safety to strengthen T3 activities, getting evidence into practice and increasing take up and diffusion of evidence across the TCRN.

UNSW Sydney will run a free open online course; 'Myths and Realities of Personalised Medicine: the Genetic Revolution'. The course will explore the power of genetics to impact disease prevention and diagnosis, and the social, legal and ethical implications of this new knowledge.
Cancer Challenge of the Year Recipient Natalie Taylor TCRN Members Grant Success at CINSW Announcement

Congratulations to our TCRN Members on their grant success, particularly Cancer Challenge of the Year recipient Natalie Taylor.
The Cancer Institute NSW this week announced successful applicants for their Career Support Grants. The grants were announced by Minister for Health and Medical Research, Brad Hazzard.
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TCRN Conference and Professional Development Grants Round 1 2017 Congratulations to Recipients of TCRN Conference & Professional Development Grants

Recipients for the latest round of the TCRN grants offered have just been announced with researchers and clinicians awarded both national and international grants in professional development.
Recipients presenting at conferences for Round 1, 2017

Prof David Goldstein AIHI Seminar: From Bench to Bedside and Back

From the bench to the bedside and back, the TCRN as an example of fostering translational research
Speaker: Professor David Goldstein, conjoint clinical professor at the UNSW Prince of Wales Clinical school
Register for this event; 28 February, 2017; 12.00-1.00pm - Macquarie University

Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grants Research Equipment Grants 2017

The budget limit for Research Equipment Grant applications has been increased to a maximum of $1,000,000...
Closing date for applications is 9 March, 2017

TCRN Grants Announcement TCRN Grants Calendar Announcement

The TCRN has a number of Conference, Professional Development and both Clinical PhD top-up opportunities in 2017.
Dates for upcoming TCRN grants opening throughout 2017

TCRN CI Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite Feature: TCRN Chief Investigator Jeffrey Braithwaite

TCRN Chief Investigator Jeffrey Braithwaite is the Founding Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation and leads the TCRN and its flagship programs in implementation science and T3 research..

Johanna Westbrook_AIHI HISA NSW Symposium - 3 March 2017

Towards an inclusive My Health Record: Tackling evidence, engagement, and participation in safe and person-centred healthcare
Keynote by Prof Johanna Westbrook, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, AIHI (Australian Institute of Health Innovation), Macquarie University
- HISA (Health Informatics Society Australia) invites you to join an audience of consumers, healthcare providers, policy-makers, and researchers to consider burning issues surrounding implementation of a person-centred My Health Record – is this possible? How can healthcare consumers/patients drive this process? What are the views of all key stakeholders in implementation?
Register to attend; 3 March 9.30am-3.30pm - Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), Newcastle NSW

Health Outcomes Workshops Two Workshops by the Australian Health Services Research Institute

The use of patient-reported outcome and experience measures and standardised outcome measurement suites will be reviewed within the context of quality improvement and health service evaluation.
Invitation to Health Outcomes Workshops 9 March, 2017

MOOC: Personalised Medicine Upcoming MOOC: Myths and Realities of Personalised Medicine: the Genetic Revolution

Are you interested in learning about how genetic testing can be used to inform disease treatment?
How genetic testing is currently used to guide treatment across diseases including cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and mental health, and infectious disease.
Online course starts 6 March 2017

Macquarie University_ Masters of Research/PhD Domestic Scholarship to Study with AIHI

Opportunity to study with the Australian Institute of Health Innovation; new Masters of Research/PhD Domestic Scholarship.
Project Name: Consumer perspectives and experiences of the implementation of genomic sequencing in Australian healthcare organisations
Scholarship Program Expiry: 24 March 2017

Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Award Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Award

The Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Award is offered across two categories:
1. Members of the community and
2. Health professionals and researchers working in the area of gynaecological cancer.
Closing date for applications; 31 March 2017

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