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Australian Medicinal Cannabis Safety and Effectiveness Study

Approvals for the use of medicinal cannabis products have been rapidly increasing over the past 12 months. However, the vast majority of products being prescribed are not registered on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods, and hence lack usual clinical trial evidence of effectiveness and adverse effects. To help address this evidence gap, state health […]

Have your say on heart disease and mental health

The Heart Foundation is beginning work on a new position statement about heart disease and mental health. To ensure it’s relevant and useful for your work, please provide your feedback regarding the scope of this resource for health professionals. The survey takes less than five minutes and upon completion, you’ll be in the running to win a […]

Provide your feedback on dementia risk reduction in primary health care

What do you know about dementia prevention? GPs and primary care nurses are invited to answer a 15-minute online survey at bit.ly/irndp. Tell us what you already know, what you need to know, and where the barriers might be for dementia risk reduction in primary health care. Your responses will help the International Research Network […]

The National Allergy Strategy wants your feedback

The National Allergy Strategy is an important project addressing the epidemic of allergic disease in Australia, particularly with a recognition of capacity constraints and the consequent need to more closely engage with general practice. As you know, general practice has an important role in the prevention, management and appropriate referral of patients with allergic conditions. […]

Survey for primary health care providers about their experiences of providing menopause-related care to immigrant women

Monash University is conducting research investigating menopause-related experiences and health care needs among women who have migrated from low and middle income countries. If you provide care for women in midlife who have migrated from low and middle-income countries to Australia, we are very keen to learn about your experiences and information needs. Please assist […]

Do you know a person with MND?

Gold Coast University Hospital is recruiting adults with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) to participate in a research study investigating the effects of medicinal cannabis in the progression of MND. This study will include comprehensive neurological and diagnostic assessments at no-cost. Eligibility adults with MND diagnosis (probable or definite) ages between 25 and 75 symptom onset […]

Have your say: Aged Care Diversity Framework – Homelessness Action Plan

The Diversity Sub-group of the Aged Care Sector Committee has started work on an action plan under the Aged Care Diversity Framework to help the aged care sector support older people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness (the Homelessness Action Plan). The Sub-group is supported in this work by a reference group which has been […]

Public Consultation: Maternal Pertussis Vaccination Recommendations

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to the maternal pertussis vaccination recommendations for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to submit the recommendation to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for its approval under section 14A of the National Health and Medical […]

Opportunity to identify focused topics for strategic funding by the National Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation’s One Heart 2018-2020 Strategy is underpinned by the five pillars of: ‘Prevention, Support and Care, Research, Strengthening our Organisation and Our People’. One Heart shapes the way the Heart Foundation reduces the impact of risk factors, how they support Australians affected by heart disease, with a special focus on communities disproportionately affected […]

Seeking individuals to join QUT’s University Human Research Ethics Committee

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is seeking individuals in several categories as a member for the University Human Research Ethics Committee (UHREC). The role of the members of the UHREC is to decide whether a research proposal submitted for review meets the requirements of the National Statement of Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007, […]

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