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Sydney Vital Travel Awards 2018 – CLOSED

Sydney Vital invites applications for Travel Awards to the value of $1,500 for domestic travel and $3,000 for international travel. Our aim is to encourage outstanding PhD students, ECRs, researchers and clinicians from within the Sydney Vital network and institutions to present their scientific research progress at national or international conferences.

Submission Guidelines

Applications must be combined in a single PDF file and must be submitted as attachment in an email to [email protected]. Please use the following naming convention:

Last Name_ First Name_ Travel Award_ Application_2018

Last Name_ First Name_ Travel Award_ Supervisor_2018

Applications will close on Monday 23rd July 2018. Sydney Vital Centre Manager, Suzie Nguyen, can be contacted on 9926 4726 or at [email protected] to assist with any queries.

Download guidelines here:

Sydney Vital_Travel Award_Guidelines_2018_Round 3

Please note, you must be a confirmed member of Sydney Vital with a minimum of 8 weeks membership from the advertising date of this travel application round for your application to be considered. 

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Ms Angela Cho Awarded Sydney Vital Travel Award

With the travel grant awarded to Phd Student Ms Angela Cho, she was able to attend a large international conference with the sole focus on Neuro-oncology which is aligned with the focus of her PhD.

The 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting and Education day of the society for Neuro Oncology focused on the ‘Cancer Moonshots’ program, an initiative instigated by the National Cancer Institute, USA and with $1.8 billion committed funding.

With a diverse program encompassing a wide range of both clinical and research topics, the meeting saw clinicians, basic scientists, nurses and other health care professionals with an interest in neuro-oncology come together to discuss the latest advances in brain tumour research.

Highlights of the meeting included keynote speaker Elizabeth Maher discussing the potential utility of 2-HG imaging in distinguishing pseudoprogression from actual clinical progression, by complementing traditional imaging.

We’d like to congratulate Ms Cho and encourage her to continue her outstanding research. Keep up-to-date with our scholarships, funding and awards and check out our grant schemes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Angela Cho

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Mr John Delaney Awarded Travel Award

Mr John Delaney

Sydney Vital would like to congratulate Mr John Delaney who was awarded a Travel Grant which supported his attendance to the 12th Annual European Society of Coloproctological (ESCP) scientific meeting in Berlin.

The meeting saw pathologists and surgeons come together to what was its largest annual meeting yet, to enjoy a schedule overflowing with the most current evidence in colorectal surgery. Keynote speakers included Professor Jan Deprest, Professor Paola Giamundo and Professor Harry Sokol.

Mr Delaney commented that Yves Panis of France provided an “early highlight,” outlining the evidence for preoperative bowel preparation. However, the keynote lecture from Professor SØren Laurberg’s presentation “from bedside to bench and back,” was possibly the highlight of the meeting according to Delaney. With insights from Laurbergs’ experience in the challenges and rewards of translational medicine and the intersection between basic sciences and clinical practices, it was an insightful talk with practical applications.

Good work John! Keep up-to-date with our scholarships, funding and awards and check out our grant schemes.

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Dr Amanda Hudson Awarded Sydney Vital Travel Award

Through the Sydney Vital travel award, Dr Amanda Hudson was able to attend the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting and Education day of the Society for Neuro Oncology (SNO) based in San Francisco, USA. SNO is the leading international conference for the field of Neuro Oncology. The meeting attracted oncologists, scientists and health care workers alike, with the primary interest in brain cancer research. A multi-disciplinary conference, it’s dedicated to promoting developments in neuro-oncology through research and education, hence why the conference would present Dr Hudson with invaluable opportunities.

This year the main theme of the meeting focused on the ‘Cancer Moonshots,’ an initiative instigated by the National Cancer Institute which aims to accelerate cancer research to make more therapies available to more patients while also improving the ability to prevent and detect cancer from an early stage.

The conference presented a number of common and interesting themes including the importance of the immune system, in particular neutrophils and macrophages, and fatty acid metabolism. Albert Kim, who spoke on sub-clonal architecture and tumour evolution, was of particular relevance to Dr Hudson as the talk had particular relevance to her research.

We’d like to congratulate Dr Amanda Hudson and invite you to keep up-to-date with our scholarships, funding and awards and check out our grant schemes.

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Dr Kelly McKelvey Awarded Sydney Vital Travel Award

 

Sydney Vital supported Dr Kelly McKelvey’s attendance to the 10th Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO), which focused on Tailoring Therapies for Brain Tumours: Challenges and Opportunities. Highlights of the meeting included keynote speakers such as Professor Patrick Wen, Professor Daniel Kelly and Professor Koichi Ichimura, as well as a range of International and Australian specialists for a current and scientific program expanding over 2 full days.

As the Sydney Vital Flasgship 1 Inflammation and Cancer Fellow and Irradiation Manager for the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP), Kelly’s role is to develop a preclinical research theme that will advance knowledge of therapy for brain cancer and advise the medical community. The clinical perspective of COGNO 2017 gave Dr McKelvey the opportunity to develop a pre-clinical research theme utilising a mouse model of astrocytic glioma and radiation.

We’d like congratulate Dr Kelly McKelvey and encourage her to keep up the good work. Keep up-to-date with our scholarships, funding and awards and check out our grant schemes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Kelly McKelvey

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Sydney Vital – Allied Health Projects Seed Funding-Closed

Sydney Vital is pleased to invite applications for its Allied Health Projects Seed Funding Awards to the value of $25,000 each. The Sydney Vital Allied Health Projects Seed Funding Scheme intends to seed new ideas in allied health research, with the goal of generating data to a point where external funding may be sought. The ideas to be tested should be (i) new in concept and (ii) distinct from currently or previously funded research. Projects should focus on Translational Cancer Research and should align with Sydney Vital’s goals.

 

Key Dates

Call for Applications: 20th February 2018

Closing Date for Applications: 12th March 2018

 

Useful Documents

Seed Funding Guidelines

Application Form 

 

Any queries should be directed to [email protected]

 

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Sydney Vital Seed Funding – Closed

Sydney Vital is pleased to invite applications for its Seed Funding Awards to the value of $25,000 each. The Sydney Vital Seed Funding Scheme intends to seed new ideas, with the goal of generating data to a point where external funding may be sought. The ideas to be tested should be (i) new in concept and (ii) distinct from currently or previously funded research. Projects should focus on Translational Cancer Research and closely align with one or more of Sydney Vital’s Flagship Programs and/or Translational Cancer Research Centres (TCE) which are;

Flagships

Inflammation
Translational Theranostics
Nanotechnology

TCEs

Pancreatic Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Breast Cancer Implementation
Neuroendocrine Tumours
Glioblastoma
Sydney 1000 CRC
Adrenocortical Cancer

 

Key Dates

Call for Applications: 14 February 2018

Closing Date for Applications: 9th March 2018

 

Useful Documents:

Sydney Vital_Seed Funding Award_Guidelines_Feb 2018

SV_Seed Funding_Application Form_Feb 2018

Any queries should be directed to [email protected]

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Sydney Vital Travel Awards 2018 – Closed

Sydney Vital invites applications for Travel Awards to the value of $1,500 for domestic travel and $3,000 for international travel. Our aim is to encourage outstanding PhD students, ECRs, researchers and clinicians from within the Sydney Vital network and institutions to present their scientific research progress at national or international conferences.

Submission Guidelines

Applications must be combined in a single PDF file and must be submitted as attachment in an email to [email protected]. Please use the following naming convention:

Last Name_ First Name_ Travel Award_ Application_2018

Last Name_ First Name_ Travel Award_ Supervisor_2018

Applications will close on Wednesday 28th February 2018. Sydney Vital Centre Manager, Suzie Nguyen, can be contacted on 9926 4726 or at [email protected] to assist with any queries.

Download guidelines here:

Sydney Vital_Travel Award_Guidelines_2018_Round 1

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Sydney Vital Human Research Ethics Service

Sydney Vital members can now access our Human Research Ethics Service. Sydney Vital has employed an Ethics Coordinator, Ms Hanumasri Matturi, to assist with HREC applications. In order to access the service the project must;

  1. Have a PI who is a member of Sydney Vital
  2. Must be an Investigator Initiated Study (company sponsored studies will not be supported)
  3. Focused on cancer research

The service will be prioritised on a first come, first served basis.

For further information regarding this service please contact Sydney Vital at [email protected]

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SYDNEY 2000

Development and pilot implementation of an evidence-based clinical pathway and toolkit for survivorship care in young women with breast cancer at high risk of stopping endocrine therapy prematurely (T2-T3).

Flagship Lead
Prof Boyle
Chief Investors
Prof Clarke
Prof Clarke
Prof Molloy
Prof Marsh
R. Fellow
Dr Dhillon
Dr Dhillon

Welcome to the Implementation Science Community of Practice:

The Community of Practice holds educational and networking events to support clinicians, researchers and health service managers working in implementation science. Click to jump down to:

WORKSHOPS

WEBINARS

JOURNAL CLUB MEETINGS

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Proposal Title: Development and pilot implementation of an evidence-based clinical pathway and toolkit for survivorship care in young women with breast cancer at high risk of stopping endocrine therapy prematurely.

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