KT Bronchiolitis Study – Training Day for Control Site Staff


We would like to invite staff from sites in the Control group of the PREDICT Knowledge Translation Bronchiolitis Study to attend a training day to be held in Melbourne at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

The purpose of this day is to share with you the materials and tools used by the intervention sites in the study, that we believe are worthwhile implementing at your site, and to discuss data trends. NB. We originally hoped to have final analysis complete for this day but obtaining the study data has taken longer than expected. 

The day will cover the background to the study; knowledge translation and knowledge translation research; how and why the knowledge translation interventions for this study were decided upon; what the interventions were and how we would recommend they be implemented.  We will also provide you with the results of the 450 infants you collected data on for this study and how this compares to overall trends.

A draft agenda for the day will be available soon and will be emailed to each site/registrant.

Who can attend?

This is a one day event that is only open to staff from sites who were in the control group of the PREDICT Knowledge Translation Bronchiolitis Study.

We would like to invite a total of four members of your staff to attend.  They should be from the Emergency Department and from the Paediatrics ward (where bronchiolitis infants are managed).  Ideally, a nurse and a doctor from each department, who are both prepared to be clinical leaders for the intervention should attend.

Please note, you don’t need to be a senior staff member or clinical expert to be a clinical leader.   Individuals who have a particular interest in improving bronchiolitis management, are keen to organise implementation, work with other staff and keep them informed of progress are ideal.

Date & Time

Monday 12/11/18 from (8.30 registration) 9.00am – 4.00pm


Vernon Collins Theatre, Room 1.050,
Health Education and Learning Precinct (HELP), Level 1,
Royal Children’s Hospital,
50 Flemington Road, Melbourne.
See Map attached.


Attendance is free but members MUST register to attend by 12/10/18 at https://www.trybooking.com/YHWE


PREDICT will cover the costs of accommodation and airfares for all eligible attendees.   Parking fees at RCH will be covered for local attendees. Marian Chandler will forward details regarding the reimbursement process closer to the event.  Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided on the day however additional meals (including breakfast) WILL NOT be provided or reimbursed.

Taxis:  PREDICT will reimburse the cost of taxi fares from Tullamarine Airport to RCH and return, but fares from home to the airport and return WILL NOT be reimbursed. We encourage you to use maxi cabs on the trip from RCH to Tullamarine.  Marian will have cabcharge vouchers available on the day for this purpose. Alternatively you can pay for the taxi and complete a reimbursement form and submit to Marian for processing. Forms will also be available at the registration desk on the day.

Airport parking: Fees WILL NOT be reimbursed.

We appreciate your understanding regarding the reimbursement of costs for this event.


Rooms have been reserved at a corporate rate at The Larwill Hotel which is conveniently located within the hospital.  Please indicate when you register if accommodation will be required.  Marian Chandler will then contact you for further details about IN/OUT dates. Please DO NOT contact the hotel yourself. To reserve your booking you must confirm details with Marian by 31/10/18.  If we have not had confirmation by that date the rooms will be released and you will be required to organise your own accommodation.

It is expected that most interstate members will require a one night stay (the night of 11/11/18).  If you feel that your circumstances require an additional night, please contact Marian to obtain authorisation prior to booking.


Corporate Traveller, the MCRI official booking agent will handle flight bookings.  Please complete the travel request form, making sure to enter flight numbers and clear instructions of departure times required.  Email the completed form to Marian.Chandler@mcri.edu.au and Marian will forward your request to the booking agent.  You will receive booking confirmation directly from Corporate Traveller.  If you have to change your booking, please DO NOT contact Corporate Traveller directly but email or phone Marian to obtain authorisation.  If preferred you may also book your own flights and request a reimbursement. Fares must be cheapest available at time of booking.

To get the most from this day, we encourage participation in the full day program which concludes at 4.00pm.  Please consider this when booking your return flight, allowing for peak hour traffic and freeway works.


Accommodation and flights will be charged directly to PREDICT if you book through Marian as outlined above.  If you do your own bookings or want to claim taxi fares please complete a Reimbursement form 2016-6-03 and ensure ORIGINAL receipts are attached.  Photocopies will not be accepted.  Reimbursement forms will also be available from Marian on the day.  Please lodge one claim only for all expenses by 14/1/19. Claims will not be reimbursed after this date.


Please contact marian.chandler@mcri.edu.au on telephone 03 9936 6049 or your site contact (Sharon, Libby or Cate).