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Wrap it up for 2016!

Merry Christmas from PREDICT

2016 has been a year of growth and productivity for the network. Thank you to all members and collaborators for helping to bring about the following achievements:

  • 12 Journal publications and 19 conference presentations
  • 5 successful grant applications
  • Completion of Australasian Bronchiolitis Guidelines
  • Made significant progress in our current studies
  • Collaborated with researchers from PICUs, Neurology, ENT, General Paediatrics, Neuropsychology and Respiratory Medicine
  • Welcomed 19 new members to the network from several new sites
  • Established research links with another 28 hospitals across Australia and New Zealand – in addition to the 14 foundation PREDICT sites
  • Collaborated internationally with researchers from other paediatric emergency medicine networks – PERC, PECARN, PEM CRC, PERUKI, REPEM, PERN
  • Held two well attended and stimulating members meetings in Brisbane and Melbourne
  • Dr Nate Kuppermann from California visited the network in Melbourne and Queensland
  • Continued to mentor 5 PREDICT research higher degree students
  • Established the CRE Training-lab and co-produced 12 pod-casts
  • Appointed a Knowledge Translation Co-ordinator – Emma Tavender
  • Co-funded two Regional Research Co-ordinators, Kelly Foster in QLD, and Inas Hanna in NSW
  • Awarded a PREDICT prize at ACEM – won by Jono Kaufman
  • Completed a 5 year strategic plan for PREDICT
  • Voted in the next PREDICT Executive – welcome Sharon O’Brien
  • Created two one year positions on the PREDICT Executive for a PhD candidate and a Research Assistant – welcome Elliot Long and Kelly Foster
  • Establishment of the PREDICT newsletter