Publicity for PeaChY in WA

Some great publicity with commentary provided by Meredith Borland from Perth Children’s Hospital, appearing in The West Australian (22/10/20).  Under the headline “Youth mental health boost” it highlights the increasing rate of children with severe mental health issues currently accessing emergency departments, and outlines the “ground-breaking research” to be undertaken by PeaChY on behalf of … Continued

PREDICT members meeting held 28/10/20

The first “virtual” PREDICT members meeting was held last Wednesday 28/10/20.  It was well attended with 53 members “zooming” in to hear the latest updates on research being undertaken by the network. Whilst nothing beats a real face-to-face meeting complete (with catering and time to catch up with friends), this was a great opportunity to … Continued

Voting outcome for PREDICT executive 2021-22

Nine people nominated themselves for eight positions on the next PREDICT Executive (2021-2022). 73 votes were received over a four week voting period. Congratulations to the following PREDICT members who were elected to be part of the next PREDICT Executive: Shane George, Simon Craig, Natalie Phillips, Sharon O’Brien, Bronwyn Griffin, Amanda Williams, Meredith Borland and … Continued

PREDICT Project Report now available

The combined presentation and project report from the PREDICT members meeting on 28/10/20 is now available in the secure members login section of the website under PREDICT member meetings 2020.

Guideline development resources

For those who may be developing guidelines now or in the future, Dr Emma Tavender, PREDICT Knowledge Translation Co-ordinator has advised that there are some useful resources about guideline development and the implementation of guidelines locally at: ANZ Guideline Network newsletter

New PREDICT publications

Congratulations to the following authors: Craig SS, Dalziel SR, Powell CVE, Graudins A, Babl FE, Lunny C. Interventions for escalation of therapy for acute exacerbations of asthma in children: An overview of Cochrane reviews. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2020 Aug 20:S1526-0542(20)30122-6. doi: 10.1016/j.prrv.2020.08.006. PMID: 32952049. [Epub ahead of print]. [link]. McMullan BJ, Haeusler GM, Hall L, … Continued

Getting to know you – meet Julian Stella

Our “Getting to Know You” segment ensures PREDICT members are aware of new members, their interests and areas of expertise and where they are located. This month we introduce Dr Julian Stella from University Hospital Geelong.  Welcome to PREDICT Julian. I am a Senior Staff Specialist at University Hospital Geelong (UHG) Emergency Department in Geelong … Continued

Project Snapshot – BellPIC study finishes recruiting

BellPIC study: A randomised, triple blinded, placebo controlled trial for the use of prednisolone to improve recovery from Bell’s palsy at 1 month. Recruitment finished September 1st 2020. Since commencement of recruitment in 2015 at 10 hospitals within the Australian and New Zealand PREDICT research network, we have randomised 186 participants aged between 6 months … Continued

PREDICT Members Meeting Online – October 28th 2020

The PREDICT members meeting will be held on Wednesday October 28th 2020 online via Zoom, time: 11.00am – 2.00pm (AEST). Please find AGENDA attached. There may be slight adjustments as things progress so check the website for the latest version.  Due to time constraints this year, presentations will be very focused and questions contained.  Written … Continued