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
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
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Queensland Emergency Medicine Research Foundation is funding research into the treatment of elderly patients presenting at emergency departments. ABC Radio report aired at 8:09 am AEST 19 December 2012 with Dr Ellen Burkett, Department of Emergency Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital. Grant ID: QEMRF-PROJ-2010-020.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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Our Research Manager Carla has recently returned from a trip to Dublin where she attended the highly successful International Conference on Emergency Medicine.
Spanning four days, the conference featured eight parallel informative sessions daily, with content ranging from clinical management to health care policy, disaster management to the Emergency Department’s of the future.
Despite the location, Australia was well represented throughout with thirty six speakers and forty seven posters stemming from national researchers and medical professionals; ensuring that we provided a significant footprint at this international level.
Also special congratulations to Ed Oakley- who sits on our Scientific Advisory Council- who was presented with the Post Original Research Award for his presentation on his ‘Randomised Trial Comparing Intravenous and Nasogastric Hydration in Infants with Bronchiolitis’ research.
Attending this event really reiterated how we are so lucky to have funding for Emergency Medicine research and fellowships in Queensland; QEMRF really is only one of a kind.Leave a comment
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