Dear Biomedical and Health Innovation ECP affiliates
In this Interim Edition of the BHI ECP Newsletter, I'd like to bring to your attention particular funding and engagement opportunities on offer at the moment. The Biomedical Translation Bridge Program (BTB) is now open for Expressions of Interest, offering matching funds and partnering with exceptional organisations like the University of Melbourne, Monash University, UQ, QUT and Flinders University. Another opportunity to collaborate and apply for funding is the through the RMIT Defence Program.
The 4th Annual MARC Symposium is taking place and this year's theme includes looking at redefining quality in ageing and aged care through multidisciplinary perspectives. I encourage researchers within this field of research to attend this event, which will demonstrate current practice and ways to improve the quality of aged care through multidisciplinary facets. There is no cost to register to attend this Symposium due to the BHI ECP's membership with MARC.
One of our PhD students, Amal Dameer is currently working with a research team in the field of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and is calling for the Creative Designers to help this team to design an animation tool to train medical professionals on how to diagnose people with Floppy Eyelid Syndrome.
I hope you find this short and informative Interim Edition useful. Your feedback is always welcome. Please send your comments to Michelle.
Biomedical Translation Bridge Programme
Expressions of Interest - NOW OPEN!
Expressions of Interest are now open for the Biomedical Translation Bridge Program (BTB), an initiative of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), which is currently providing up to $1 million in matching funds to develop and support the translation of new therapies, technologies and medical devices through to the proof of concept stage.
The BTB is managed by the MedTech and Pharma Growth Centre with the following partners, all distinguished organisations engaged in the translation and commercialisation of health and medical research.
BioCurate (University of Melbourne and Monash University);
UniQuest (University of Queensland through QEDDI);
Deadline for submission of Expression of Interest to Central Research Office: 9 August 2019. ALL EOI SUBMISSIONS to the Research Central Office are required to include
the Grant Application Coversheet.
EOI DRAFT SUBMISSIONS to College Research Support for feedback:2 August 2019.
Send draft submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
'Redefining Quality in Ageing and Aged Care - Multidisciplinary Perspectives'
4th Annual MARC Symposium
The Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration
(MARC) is holding its 4th Annual Symposium on Friday 19 July 2019 from 8.45 am - 4.30 pm at RMIT University, Building 80, Level 7, Lecture
Theatre 1, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
This event will be an opportunity to hear from leaders from across the continuum of aged care services, from hospitals and aged care, to allied health and primary health, to economicandpolicy contexts. An expert panel will conclude by discussing how we define quality in both ageing and aged care.
Call for Design & Creative Practice ECP affiliates
Are you interested in using your design
and creative skills to help teach medical professionals
in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea??
Amal Dameer, a PhD student, is actively researching with
a team of sleep and clinical medicine researchers at RMIT's School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Austin Health
and Loyola University Chicago on Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and its widespread systemic implications on the body.
Amal's PhD thesis, 'Determining the prevalence of OSA in a cardiology outpatient population and developing a screening
tool that is more sensitive and specific than the general
screening tools currently available' will require the help of researchers with design skills.
The aim is to create a clinical animated video that will train sleep researchers and trainee medical professionals to diagnose Floppy Eyelid Syndrome (FES). FES appears to be important clinical knowledge to detect OSA, which is a major cardiovascular risk factor and occurs in 1 in 5 people. As FES is underdiagnosed outside the ophthalmology department, other clinical disciplines lack clinical knowledge and struggle to diagnose patients with FES who could otherwise be referred to be tested for OSA. Currently, there is a lack of resources available to teach this and fits necessarily into Amal's PhD research.
If this sounds interesting to you and you have the design/creative skills to help this research team
bring this idea to life, please contact Amal Dameer.
RMIT Defence Program Seminar - 19 July
Hosted by the Sir Lawrence Wackett Centre
The Sir Lawrence Wackett Centre is hosting a university wide seminar to discuss the RMIT Defence Program.This seminar is intended to build staff awareness about defence research & teaching opportunities. This seminar will be invaluable to those who have an interest and the capability to conduct research or education programs for defence and/or the defence industry.
Date: Friday 19 July
Time: 1pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Building 80, Level 4, room 11, RMIT City campus
Speakers will include:
Prof Calum Drummond, DVC, R&I
Prof Michelle Gee, Director, Sir Lawrence Wackett Centre and
Dr Jason Scholz, Chief Scientist at Trusted Autonomous Systems CRC.
Topics will include:
Information about defence projects, funding opportunities and partners.
Case studies – current and recent research and teaching projects.