Research education sessions – next session 24th May 2024

Research education session #3 is scheduled for 24th May from 11am-12noon (AEDT).  Cate Wilson will present consumer involvement and Emma Tavender will present different types of research designs such as: Audit/QI Qualitative  Mixed methods Implementation designs Calendar invites have been forwarded.  See timetable for further details of sessions and topics for the remainder of the … Continued

New PREDICT publications

Congratulations to the following PREDICT authors: Long E, Davidson A, Lee KJ, Babl FE, George S. Adaptive platform trials rather than randomised controlled trials for paediatric sepsis. Emerg Med Australas. 2024 Apr 10. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.14409. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38600436.  


PREDICT has been successful in securing RCH Foundation funding of $666,000.00 over 3 years for development of the Paediatric Adaptive Sepsis Platform Trial (PASSPORT) study. A/Prof Elliot Long will lead the study which will use novel trial design to test multiple treatments for sepsis simultaneously with the aim of improving sepsis outcomes for children. The … Continued

PREDICT Prize – ACEM 2024

The PREDICT Prize in Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PREDICT Prize) will be presented at the 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting for ACEM, held in Adelaide, Australia, 24 – 28 November 2024. PREDICT, will award $500 cash for the best oral presentation that addresses an important topic in Paediatric Emergency Medicine.  Award criteria will be made available upon … Continued

Membership update completed

Thank you to our members for recently updating your details and confirming your ongoing PREDICT membership.  We lost some members who have moved on but have gained others.  We look forward to working with you all again in 2024.

PREDICT members meeting 2024 – 20th Anniversary

The PREDICT members meeting for 2024 will be held on the Gold Coast on 31st October (2.30pm-5.30pm) and 1st November (8.30am-3.30pm).  At this meeting we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the network.  This 1.5 day event will include a dinner on the evening of 31st October.  Further details will be advised and a calendar … Continued

New PREDICT publications

Congratulations to the following PREDICT authors: Tavender E, Eapen N, Wang J, Rausa VC, Babl FE, Phillips N. Triage tools for detecting cervical spine injury in paediatric trauma patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2024, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD011686. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011686.pub3.

A new PEM research network!

Four members of the PREDICT Executive (Elliot Long, Stuart Dalziel, Franz Babl and Simon Craig) were invited to assist with a workshop aimed at furthering the development of a Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) research network in India. The March 2024 workshop was held in Bengaluru alongside the National Assembly on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (NAPEM) and … Continued

Research resources added to library

A number of new documents have been added to the Research Resources section of the PREDICT website. Please take a look at this section of the website as there are some useful research tools and information available to download. New resources include:  Family Engagement resources –  Recruitment advertisement template (can be adapted when you need … Continued