Article of Interest:

New life-saving technique for shark attack victims

A simple new first-aid technique could help avoid fatalities from shark attacks, according to a new study by The Australian National University (ANU). 

The method involves a bystander using their own bodyweight to make a fist and "push hard between the hips and the bits". 

Lead author, surfer, emergency physician and Associate Dean of the ANU Medical School, Dr Nicholas Taylor, said the method reliably stops or reduces blood loss by using immediately available resources to treat lower limb haemorrhage.  


HEAL 2021 Conference

Join us at the 2-day live and virtual HEAL 2021 Conference to experience an inspirational forum for knowledge transfer, scientific debate, and community-wide conversations about research and policy priority setting on human health, climate and environmental change solutions in Australia.

It involves researchers, policy makers, health practitioners, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, community members, charities, businesses and other stakeholders from across Australia and neighbouring countries in the Indo-Pacific region.


Implementation Science Health Conference Australia 2021

The inaugural Implementation Science Health Conference Australia 2021 (ISHCA 21): Ensuring Equity Through Engagement and Research will bring together international and Australian leaders in implementation science – including Sydney Health Partners, Maridulu Budyari Gumal SPHERE and the National Centre of Implementation Science – to explore contemporary themes in health equity and how implementation science can be harnessed to increase the benefits of health and medical research to all.

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Article of Interest:

Research translators: powering the MRFF to save lives and create jobs

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60th ASMR Virtual National Scientific Conference 

Examining the Pipeline from Discovery to Translation and Innovation 


22nd to 23rd November 2021 

Abstract submission deadline 18th October 2021 


Join in the ASMR’s Diamond Jubilee Virtual National Scientific Conference 


Conference Highlights: 

  • Virtual conference using Gathertown  

  • Interactive virtual poster sessions  

  • Up to 20 oral presentations within a multi-disciplinary program:  

    • Fundamentals of Basic and Clinical Research in Australia  

    • Translational Clinical Research  

    • Commercialising Research and Industry Partnerships  

    • Epidemiology and Health Policy into the Future of Australia Healthcare  

  • Professional Development Sessions 

    • Research Impact  

    • Science Communication  


Spatial mapping

Learn more about how spatial maps are used to solve health pattern puzzles and please try this new national information system for tracking COVID-19. This interactive mapping tool is being developed to empower primary care providers and community to track COVID-19. Your feedback is welcomed.