The SA-PCCProstate Cancer Symposium Poster 2017OC‘s South Australian Prostate Cancer Symposium is pleased to announce this years guest speaker will be Associate Professor Tony Lowe, CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.  The Symposium, now in it’s fourth year, brings together prostate cancer researchers, clinicians, educators and advocates from around the state to hear about research and initiatives aimed at advancing the treatment and outcomes of prostate cancer. The forum provides an important opportunity for  networking which has proved to be valuable in the past. The symposium will be held at the Stamford Plaza, North Terrace and is generously sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, IPSEN, AstraZeneca, Tolmar Australia, Abbvie and the SA-PCCOC.  This year Centre speakers include Associate Professor Lisa Butler, Dr Camille Short and Dr Luke Selth.

When: 20 October 9.00am -1.30pm
To book:  (free if booked before 9 Oct)

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Please join us for the October Men’s Health Lunchtime Research Seminar.  We have the Centre’s three honours students presenting their year’s work, so we hope to see as many members as possible there to support them and congratulate them..

FFCMH Speakers
Mr Simon Tyler  
Honours student
Presentation: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) as a predictor of male depression and the moderating role of masculinity

Ms Megan McIntosh  Honours student
Presentation:  Informing the development of patient-centred support for men on active surveillance. 

Mr John Fouyaxis  Honours student
Presentation: Dispositional traits, motivation and automaticity as determinants of adherence to ecological momentary assessments among distressed young adults.

Where:   Room 6052a/6052b  AHMS Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building, North Terrace West.
When:  Tuesday 3 October 2017  12:00 – 1.30pm

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The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health is offering scholarships to support students in undertaking Summer Vacation Research Projects in 2017-2018.  University of Adelaide and Non-University of Adelaide students are eligible to apply.

Men’s health research projects will be based at SAHMRI, the University of South Australia and the Health and Medical Sciences Building at the University of Adelaide. A summary of the projects available may be downloaded here.

Projects are available in the areas of

  • Prostate cancer – clinical / survivorship
  • Prostate cancer – laboratory science
  • Chronic disease
  • Social marketing – research volunteer recruitment

The summer projects, which are for a minimum of 6 weeks over the vacation period, offer many benefits to students. These include providing students with the opportunity to develop essential research skills and gain invaluable experience in a research environment to assist with their studies and guide decisions about career goals and pathways to achieving these.

Honours research projects and scholarships are also open.  Students interested in undertaking an Honours Program in 2018 should contact the Centre to be put in contact with potential supervisors in their area of research interest.  Projects are available in all of the men’s health research programs offered by the Centre.  Scholarships are also available, and students are encouraged to contact the Centre as soon as possible to register their interest.

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When children reject parents whom they love As a consequence of parental conflict, children may reject a ‘good enough’ parent. Children who unreasonably reject a loved and loving parent are considered to have been alienated from a loving parent by the other parent. This scenario, referred to as parental alienation, can have marked adverse outcomes for both alienated children and the parents (and […]

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The Centre congratulates Dr Kate Fennell  (née Gunn) who is a 2017 South Australia Tall Poppy Science award finalist.   The award recognises intellectual and scientific excellence of young Australian scientists.  Kate is a Research Fellow at the Sansom Institute for Health Research in the Division of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia. She is also a practising clinical psychologist and member […]

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The Centre congratulates NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow Dr Camille Short and co-investigators on being awarded a Below the Belt Research Grant from the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate (ANZUP) Cancer Trials Group Foundation. ANZUP supports clinical trials research to improve treatment of bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular cancers. With the support of the Below the […]

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The Centre is pleased to announce that our first Men’s Health Matters podcast is now available. Thanks for listening and sharing. Running Sheet What you will hear In this podcast “Fitness Trackers – Wasting your waist or your money?” 2:10- Who is Dr Camille Short and how does her research relate to men’s health 2:50- National […]

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The Centre welcomes Mr Songnaith (Sonnay) Uy to the Centre.  Sonnay joined the Centre in June, as part of a Volunteer placement until the end of 2017. Sonnay holds a Masters of IT (Networking & Security) from the University of South Australia.  Prior to returning to University in 2012 to change his career path, Sonnay held […]

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Please join us for the August Men’s Health Lunchtime Research Seminar Guest Speaker Dr Azhar Iqbal BSc(Hons), PhD (App Math) Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering whose research interests are in the areas of game theoretical modelling, quantum theory, and geometric algebra. Presentation:  Game theory and cancer. What is Game theory?  It is a […]

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Congratulations Dr Nicole McPherson and Co-Investigators Professor Michelle Lane, Professor Gary Wittert and Dr Tod Fullston, on being awarded a Monash IVF Research and Education Foundation Grant.  The $29,980 will be used to adapt the Centre’s GIRTH lifestyle modification program for a focus on reproductive health. Once developed the program will be piloted with men […]

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