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

Project Snapshot – Bronchiolitis sustainability study

Sustaining improvements in the management of infants with bronchiolitis – a PREDICT study Co-ordinating PI Emma Tavender/Sandy Middleton/Stuart Dalziel/ Ed Oakley Study Co-ordinator Emma Tavender/Tory Ramsden (PhD student) Aim/s: The aim of this study is to: determine if the use of targeted interventions from the PREDICT Bronchiolitis KT Study have been effective at sustaining improvements … Continued

Getting to know you – meet Kate Loveys

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 Kate Loveys, Research Fellow from the University of Auckland. “I am a Research Fellow at the Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health at the University … Continued

More grant success for PREDICT

PREDICT has been awarded a $3.8 million Rapid Applied Research Translation (RART) grant to spearhead a nation-wide project to boost healthcare and research across regional and rural Australia – with a focus on bronchiolitis. Bronchiolitis is an acute lung disease caused by viral infections and the most common reason for hospital admissions in infants. This … Continued

New PREDICT publications

Congratulations to the following PREDICT authors: Long E, Borland ML, George S, Jani S, Tan E, Neutze J, Phillips N, Kochar A, Craig S, Lithgow A, Rao A, Dalziel S, Oakley E, Hearps S, Singh S, Gelbart B, McNab S, Balamuth F, Weiss S, Kuppermann N, Williams A, Babl FE; Paediatric Research In Emergency Departments … Continued