To view video footage from the latest Insight Series of Franz Babl presenting ‘Head Injuries in Children Finding the Needle in the Haystack‘ and Ed Oakley presenting ‘Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative: A Multicentre Research Network in Paediatric Emergency Medicine‘ please view http://mediavisionz.com.au/qemrf/2013/.Leave a comment
Where: Victoria Park Complex, Quartz Room, Herston Road, Herston Qld
When: Wednesday 30 October 2013 from 6:00 pm
Head injuries are common in children of all ages. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in children.
Causes include falls, sporting accidents, road traffic accidents and non-accident injuries.
There are no “magic bullets” that have significantly changed outcomes in the past decade and outcomes are still linked to the severity of the initial insult.
Although most injuries are mild, they account for a large portion of Emergency Department visits. These patients provide a significant diagnostic challenge to the emergency physician, as only a small fraction of head injured patients will have life threatening intracranial complications resulting from their injury.
PREDICT is the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative. Established in 2004, it consists of all major tertiary children’s hospital Emergency Departments in Australia and New Zealand as well as some larger mixed (adult and paediatric) Emergency Departments. The vision of PREDICT is to improve emergency care for children and adolescents through rigorous multicentre research.
PREDICT currently has 13 member sites which have a combined annual visits of >450,000 children. It is a growing organisation which has successfully completed national and international studies funded by NHMRC and QEMRF.
This evening will highlight the research done by the PREDICT group, their challenges and the future of paediatric head trauma research.
Proudly supported by:
And the Queensland Government through Queensland Health.
RSVP by Friday 18 October to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be networking drinks and nibbles before and after the presentations. Please advise of any special dietary requirements at time of registration.Leave a comment
In 2014, there will be two grant rounds;
14th March 2014 and 18th July 2014
Both grant rounds will be accepting applications for;
Program Capacity Building
Project Staff Specialist and
Research Fellow Trainee grants.
For more information, please see our forms and guidelines, or contact our Research Manager Dr Carla Baldwin on (07) 3129 7520. If you are unable to call please fill out the contact us form and Dr Baldwin will contact you..Leave a comment
If you would like to re-live the experience of our Grants Award Ceremony on 16 July click here to view it.
* who was awarded a grant
* what outcomes have been achieved on 3 projects to date which will benefit the outcomes of patients in Qld Public Hospitals
* what the Health Minister the Hon Lawrence Springborg MP had to say about our work
If the above link does not work, please cut and paste the below into your browser:Leave a comment
The deadline dates for the 2013 grant rounds are as follows:-
|Round 17||Staff Specialist & Trainee||Monday 11 February|
|Round 18||Staff Specialist & Trainee||Monday 25 March|
|Round 19||Program, Project, Fellowships, Capacity Bldg||Monday 6 May|
|Round 20||Staff Specialist & Trainee||Monday 12 August|
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On 16 May 2012, QEMRF held the first of their Insight Series at the XXXX Ale House Theatre. The evening started with pre-clinical use of blood from Dr Dan Bodnar, who is trialling the use of blood at the side of the road. The next presenter, Dr John Paul Tung, looked at sheep models in order to ascertain effective use of blood. Dr Catherine Hurn spoke of protocols she is involved with at the RBWH in optimizing massive transfusion and the grand finale was an incredibly entertaining lecture from Prof James Isbister on the use of blood throughout history and the difficulties with current methodologies. To view the evening, please visit http://mediavisionz.com.au/qemrf/2012/Leave a comment
Our latest newsletter has just been published and circulated. In this issue we thank the QEMRF Board retiring Directors and welcome the new faces to the Board. In addition we are seeking feedback from interested parties on attending a Special Interest Group Event on Blood Transfusion and provide links to some upcoming EM conferences. We also highlight Bond University’s ‘Evidence Based Practice Workshop’ which will be held in May 2012.
Happy Easter everyone!Leave a comment
The next round for Staff Specialist and Trainee Grants is open now and you have 15 days to go before the round closes on the 30 March 2012.
New application forms are online now.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr Carla Toland, Research Manager on (07) 3129 7520 or firstname.lastname@example.orgLeave a comment
The Board and staff of QEMRF would like to thank Dr Peter Logan for his contribution to the Foundation as a Director on the Board. As a result of the quality and number of nominations for the two casual vacancy director positions, Peter has decided to also retire from the Board.
Welcome to Prof Anthony Brown who is taking up the casual vacancy position. Prof Brown is a senior staff specialist at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.Leave a comment