Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Moving towards answers on the longer term outcomes of sports-related knee injuries

Associate Professor Ilana Ackerman and her collaborators have been awarded a research grant by MOVE, Australia’s national organisation for muscle, bone and joint health. The grant will support a data linkage project that will, for the first time, quantify the burden of knee replacement surgery in Victoria after sports-related injury.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Australian Cystic Fibrosis Data Registry comes to SPHPM

Earlier this month SPHPM welcomed the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Data Registry (ACFDR) and the registry’s Director/Data Manager Geoff Sims to the fold, as the School took over operations of the ACFDR on September 1.

Monday, 19 September 2016

PhD candidate Briony Murphy asks the tough questions in MJA reflective piece

SPHPM PhD candidate Briony Murphy has written a piece for the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on her experience reviewing coroner’s files of suicide deaths among nursing home residents, and how this influenced her views on voluntary euthanasia. The reflective piece was accompanied with a podcast interview on the MJA news platform, InSight.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Ken Harvey debunks ‘evidence’ used in chiropractic advertisements

SPHPM’s Adjunct Associate Professor Ken Harvey has recently turned his attention to Australian chiropractors and their promotion of therapeutic interventions, publishing an article this month in the Chiropractic Journal of Australia critically appraising the evidence and arguments used by Australian chiropractors to promote therapeutic interventions. He hopes the article will clarify for practitioners the difference between high-level and low-level evidence used by some practitioners in the industry to promote certain therapeutic interventions.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

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