PREDICT Members Meeting 2023

The annual PREDICT members meeting was held on Wednesday November 15th 2023 with 34 people attending in person in Melbourne at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and another 23-30 online at various stages of the meeting.  

The meeting included a range of informative presentations from the project leads covering projects now analysed, those in development and those that are currently active.  It was also a great opportunity to hear ideas for new research projects and to thrash these out with the membership. 

We also enjoyed hearing from guest speakers. Prof Tom Snelling, clinical scientist, Director of Health and Clinical Analytics in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, and an infectious diseases physician in the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, presented on how AI can assist us in the management of serious infections in children. Prof Kate Lee, Group Leader and Senior Principal Research Fellow with the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU) at the MCRI, also presented on adaptive platform and stepped wedge trial designs. 

The highlight of the afternoon however, was a research panel consisting of RAs from Royal Darwin Hospital, Starship Childrens, Perth Childrens and Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Adelaide discussing strategies to enhance recruitment and staff engagement in research.

We thank everyone who was involved (presenters, chairs, moderators and audience) and hope you enjoyed it.   

We look forward to another exciting year of collaborative research and another meeting in 2024!