WRAP IT UP – Merry Christmas from PREDICT IN 2019!

2019 has been a big year for PREDICT with significant growth in our network.  It also marks the final year of the current NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) collaboration and the beginning of the next NHMRC CRE which will promote more excellent research for the 2020-2024 period.

Please join us in reflecting on these and other outstanding achievements:

  • PREDICT now has 122 members – in the past year we welcomed 34 new members.
  • PREDICT has commenced working actively with consumers in our research and the Perth Children’s Hospital ED team have their own designated ED consumer group.
  • 55 hospitals across Australia and New Zealand have been actively involved in PREDICT research!
  • Data collection was completed for the APHIRST-Gap, CSE registry pilot and the Asthma Retrospective studies!
  • The international PERN pneumonia and the PERC BIPED (Dexamethasone and Adrenalin for bronchiolitis) studies have commenced.
  • The PREDICT Executive reviewed and endorsed 10 new projects which are now in various stages of development.
  • The successful completion of 3 PhDs (Elliot Long, Jeremy Furyk and Donna Franklin) and continued mentoring of another 5 PhD scholars.
  • 7 successful grant applications with combined funds of over $8,500,000.
  • Twenty papers were published in various Journals including the Lancet, Medical Journal Australia, BMJ and others!
  • The annual PREDICT members meeting was held in Perth and attended by 44 members.
  • The PREDICT prize was awarded at the ACEM meeting to Emma Fauteux-Lamarre, an Advanced PEM Trainee at Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne for her study called “A Double-Blind, Randomised, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Ondansetron to reduce vomiting in children receiving Intranasal Fentanyl and N2O for procedural sedation”
  • The Acute Head Injury Guidelines are drafted – final consultations will be completed early next year!


Thank you to all members and collaborators for your contributions and support.