The Epworth Research Institute offers a number of key education forums, aimed at increasing clinician knowledge and awareness of current and emerging research programs.
Epworth research week
The Epworth Research Institute (ERI) hosts a successful research week each year, to discover, enjoy and celebrate the wide variety of research activities currently underway at Epworth HealthCare and in partnership with many of its academic and research partners.
Epworth HealthCare continues to drive excellence in clinical research programs by promoting and supporting investigator-initiated and commercially-sponsored research, strengthening existing research collaborations and developing national and international industry associations and government relations.
Epworth research grand rounds
A research grand round is held on the third Tuesday of each month in the Epworth Richmond auditorium and video-conferenced to other Epworth sites. These sessions provide an opportunity for Epworth health professionals to hear about, and engage in, the diversity of high-quality research being conducted.
The presenters are leaders in research in their field, and not only share their knowledge but inspire new and creative research ideas and future collaborations. We encourage all staff and Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs) to attend the research grand rounds.
Epworth research week 2017, 05 to 09 June
Through an assortment of presentations and events taking place at a variety of locations this year's Epworth research week program will again provide the opportunity to celebrate the diverse range of research being undertaken at Epworth HealthCare.
An essential part of Epworth Research Week is our poster display. The poster display provides Researchers with the opportunity to showcase their achievements, whilst allowing the wider Epworth community to view the diverse range of research being undertaken across Epworth.
Further updates on the Epworth research week schedule of events and poster submission requirements will be available soon.
Epworth research week 2016
Another successful Epworth Research Week occurred on the 11–15 of July and included many exciting events and activities, as listed in the presentation details.
A highlight of the week was the Epworth Research Institute dinner held on a Tuesday night . Close to 290 guests attended the dinner, held at the MCG, with representatives from state government, the Epworth Board, and the Epworth Medical Foundation as well as university and research organisation partners.
Three new Epworth clinicians; Mr Arthur Day AM, gynaecologist; Mr Campbell Penfold, colorectal surgeon and Professor Jack Mackay AM, colorectal surgeon were added to our list of seven Epworth honourees.
The Epworth Research Institute grants, posters, and awards were announced during the dinner with a total funding of $655,000 awarded.
Poster award winners
Experienced researcher poster award
Dr Homayoun Zargar, urology fellow at Epworth Eastern
The Impact of United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPTSTF) Recommendations Against PSA Testing on PSA Testing in Australia
New researcher poster award
Mr Nicholas Tan, Monash medical student
Long-term survival outcome after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Epworth allied health research poster award
Elizabeth Moore, physiotherapist, Richmond rehabilitation
Therapy adherence increases goal achievement following BoNT-A for focal spasticity in adults
Epworth nursing research poster award
Rachel Waugh, registered nurse, Epworth Freemasons
An observation audit tool for nurse-to-nurse bedside clinical handover
ERI research excellence award winners:
Researcher of the year
Associate Professor Gavin Williams, specialist neurological physiotherapist, Epworth Rehabilitation
Research leader of the year
Professor Mari Botti, Director Epworth/Deakin Centre for Clinical Nursing Research
Research benefactor of the year
The E.J. Whitten Foundation
2016 research week presentation details
How to cure cancer
Professor Miles Prince
Professor/Director of molecular oncology and cancer immunology, Epworth HealthCare
Research grand round
Regenerative medicine and cell therapies - new medicine in development
Professor Alan Trounson
Emeritus Professor, Monash University
ERI dinner guest speaker
Medical research in the 21st century
Professor Anne Kelso AO
CEO of NHMRC
Cardiac sciences research forum
What have we learnt from plaque imaging
Professor Stephen Nicholls
Deputy Director, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
Point of Care/digital health Symposium
Oneview – revolutionising the patient experience
Dr Louise Messara
CEO, Oneview ANZ
Delivering value-based patient-centred care with the Point-of-Care system
Professor Nilmini Wickramasinghe
Epworth Chair in Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare
E-VieWeR - The Epworth Virtual Ward Round Study
A/Professor Jeremy Grummet
Urologist, Epworth HealthCare
Nurse compassion fatigue: A priority research agenda
Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of California
Practice guidelines for the care of patients undergoing radiotherapy
Nurse Unit Manager, Radiation Oncology, Epworth HealthCare
Research about the road to recovery: an Allied Health symposium
Consequences of olfactory impairment following traumatic brain injury
Special Projects Coordinator/Speech Pathologist Olfactory Impairment Clinic, Epworth HealthCare
Return to driving after traumatic brain injury - processes, outcomes, and interventions
Senior Occupational Therapist, Epworth HealthCare
Adherence to exercise influences outcome following botulinum neurotoxin in adults with focal spasticity
Physiotherapist, Epworth HealthCare
Mental health plenary presentation
Comprehensive management of bipolar disorder
Professor David Castle
Chair of Psychiatry, St Vincent’s Health and University of Melbourne
Prostate cancer symposium
Distinct origins of metastasis and castration-resistance in prostate cancer: insights from sequencing studies in paired samples
Dr Niall Corcoran
Epworth Prostate Centre, Epworth HealthCare
Prostate cancer - PSA screening in Australia in 2016
A/Professor Nathan Lawrentschuk
Targeted radiotherapy research in prostate cancer
Dr Pat Bowden
Radiation Oncology, Epworth HealthCare
Imaging of prostate cancer in 2016: New frontiers in clinical research
Dr Alain Lavoipierre
Epworth Research Week photos 2016
View a slideshow of images from the 2016 event.