2022 has been another challenging year due to the pandemic and natural disasters however things are gradually looking up and we can reflect on another significant year for our network – despite these things! This year also marks the third year of our 2020-2024 NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) collaboration which will continue to … Continued

New PREDICT publications

Congratulations to the following PREDICT authors: Bourke EM, Knott JC, Craig S, Babl FE; Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT) Research Network. Management of paediatric acute severe behavioural disturbance in emergency departments across Australia: A PREDICT survey of senior medical staff. Emerg Med Australas. 2022 Nov 3. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.14105. Epub ahead of print. … Continued

PREDICT Members Meeting 2022

The annual PREDICT members meeting was held on Thursday October 20th 2022 with 30 people attending in person (in Melbourne at the Larwill hotel) and another 26 – 36 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 … Continued

New PREDICT Executive

Each two years the eight positions on the PREDICT Executive are re-elected.  This year there were exactly eight nominees from our membership, so all of these people automatically became the new Executive members (without further vote) and they selected a new Chair and two Vice Chairs. Congratulation to: Simon Craig – Chair Elliot Long – … Continued

Telethon Fellowship awarded to PCH appendicitis study (SPASMs)

Perth Children’s Hospital paediatric emergency trainee, Dr Wei Hao Lee, has been awarded the prestigious Telethon Fellowship for his research study into improving the diagnosis and management of appendicitis in children. The SPASMs trial has been endorsed by PREDICT with PCH being the primary site and starting recruitment on 1st November 2022. Eight other sites are … Continued

Elizabeth Molyneux Prize awarded to PREDICT for Bell’s multicentre trial paper

Each year at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) Annual Scientific Conference, the prestigious Elizabeth Molyneux Prize is awarded. The prize, named in honour of Professor Elizabeth Molyneux, recognises outstanding work in the field of Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM).  This year, the prize was awarded to PREDICT for the paper “Prednisolone for Bell’s Palsy … Continued

New PREDICT publications

Congratulations to the following PREDICT authors: O’Brien S, Haskell L, Schembri R, Gill FJ, Wilson S, Borland ML, Oakley E, Dalziel SR; Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT) network, Australasia. Prevalence of high flow nasal cannula therapy use for management of infants with bronchiolitis in Australia and New Zealand. J Paediatr Child Health. … Continued