PRESENT YOUR NEW RESEARCH IDEAS

We have scheduled time for presentation of a “New research idea” at the PREDICT Members Meeting being held face to face in Gold Coast University Hospital and via ZOOM on Thursday 31/10 /24 and Friday 1/11/2024.

  • Do you have a proposal you would like to develop and present for feedback? 
     
  • If so, please email the PREDICT research co-ordinator Catherine.wilson@mcri.edu.au,  a 1 – 2 page proposal by Monday 2nd September 2024.
  • The researchers selected to present their idea will receive mentoring from one of the PREDICT Executive with relevant expertise.
  • Presenters will be given 5 minutes to present the idea with an extra 10 minutes for discussion and questions.

Presentation will be confirmed by 12th September 2024 and presentation times given later on. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Grant success for Elliot Long

Congratulations to PREDICT Executive Member, Associate Professor Elliot Long from Melbourne Children’s Campus, who has secured a $589,520.00 NHMRC Investigator EL1 grant over 5 years. His fellowship will focus on transforming clinical care for children with sepsis. The program of work includes:

  • SENTINEL study: a landscape analysis of the burden of community acquired sepsis in Australian Emergency Departments.
  • SENTINEL International: an international landscape analysis extending the SENTINEL dataset to over 30 low and middle-income countries and some high-income countries.
  • BASIS: an exploratory biomarker discovery study looking for early markers of severe disease.
  • PASSPORT: an adaptive platform trial that will evaluate multiple sepsis interventions simultaneously and sequentially, using the data and capacity established through SENTINEL and SENTINEL International. 

Expected to commence in early 2025, the initiative aims to improve the evidence for sepsis therapies in ANZ, which will be scaled globally under Associate Professor Long’s leadership.

 

Grant success for Bronwyn Griffin

Congratulations to PREDICT Executive Member, Associate Professor Bronwyn Griffin from Griffith University/Queensland Children’s Hospital, who has secured a $1.6 million NHMRC Investigator EL2 grant over 5 years. Her fellowship will focus on transforming burn care for Australian children, regardless of location, the initiative integrates advanced technologies for rapid and effective treatment within the critical 24-hour window post-injury.

Key objectives include:

  • Improved Urgent Care: Tailored urgent burns care model for remote areas.
  • Pain and Distress Alleviation: Evaluating virtual reality’s efficacy in reducing distress during treatment.
  • Access Expansion: Adapting advanced therapies for regional emergency care.

Expected to commence in early 2025, the initiative aims to enhance paediatric burn care nationally, under Associate Professor Griffin’s leadership.

Research education sessions – next session 10th July 2024

Research education session #4 is scheduled for 10th July from 11am-12.30pm (AEDT).

Presentations will be by Shane George, Meredith Borland and Natalie Phillips and will cover the process for getting a study up and running, to the role of an investigator and setting up a research team.  

Calendar invites have been forwarded.  See timetable for further details of sessions and topics for the remainder of the year.

We hope you can join us.

Getting to know you – meet Lauren Thurlow

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 Lauren Thurlow from Royal Hobart Hospital.

“I work at the Royal Hobart Hospital as a Research Nurse within the Emergency Department, and as an Associate Nurse Unit Manager in Interventional Radiology. In my role as part of the research team in the Emergency Department, I am responsible for clinical data collection and patient follow up for studies currently underway. I am currently completing a PhD through the Tasmanian School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania, with my thesis focusing on quality improvement within Tasmanian emergency departments”.

Welcome to PREDICT Lauren!

 

 

 

 

 

Getting to know you – meet David Troxler

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 David Troxler from the Royal Children’s Hospital.

“I’m a Swiss paediatric emergency physician currently at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne for a Fellowship to further develop my clinical skills as well as research experience. My main research focus is point of care ultrasound in the Emergency Department, testing new applications to improve outcomes and/or patient flow.”

Welcome to PREDICT David!

 

 

 

 

 

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 year.

We hope you can join us.

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.

 

FUNDING SUCCESS FOR PASSPORT

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 trial will incorporate adaptive enrolment, treatment allocation, and domain completion/commencement over time so that participants are always exposed to the best treatment combination.

Study planning and statistical simulations will commence mid-2024, with the aim to begin enrolment in 2026.