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HDA & Women's & Children's Hospital Grand Round on 'A tale of omega-3s and ADHD'

  • On 18 October 2017, HDA co-hosted a Grand Round with the Women's and Children's Hospital on A tale of omega-3s and ADHD presented by Dr Natalie Parletta a Senior Research Fellow within the Centre for Population Health Research at the University of South Australia. The grand round was chaired by Ms Naomi Dwyer, CEO of the Women's and Children's Health Network. The talk can be found here and the video here.

HDA holds 13th annual Oration

  • On 20 September 2017, HDA held it's 13th annual Oration presented by Professor Jozef Gecz, NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and Chair for the Prevention of Childhood Disability, University of Adelaide and SAHMRI on Not born equal, when DNA is in charge. Professor Gecz was presented with the Healthy Development Adelaide Award for 2017. The event was held at Elder Hall and chaired by HDA Co-Convenor Professor Michael Sawyer. To view the presentation please click here.

l to r: 1. Prof Jozef Gecz 2. Prof Gecz with HDA Convenors Prof Claire Roberts and Prof Michael Sawyer.

HDA co-hosts National Child Protection Week Forum

  • On 6 September 2017, NAPCAN, HDA, Department for Child Protection, and the Australian Centre for Child Protection - University of South Australia held the National Child Protection Week Forum on 'Prevention: the key to addressing child abuse and neglect' at Elder Hall to an audience of close to 300 people. The forum was chaired by Teresa Scott, NAPCAN Board President. The forum was opened by Susan Close MP, Minister for Education and Child Development.

    Professor Leah Bromfield (Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection, UniSA) presented on Earliest intervention: what are we really talking about? This was followed by a panel of experts that included Professor Leah Bromfield, Ms Cathy Taylor (Chief Executive, Department for Child Protection), Ms Helen Connolly (SA Children’s Commissioner), and Ms Lesley Taylor (NAPCAN National Manager of Prevention Strategies). The panel was chaired by Ms Leesa Waters (NAPCAN Deputy CEO). The full video to the forum can be found here.

l to r: 1. Panel 2. Play Your part award recipients 3. Audience

HDA co-hosts SciPub event on Epigenetics

  • On 1 September 2017, HDA and EpicSA co-hosted along with SciPub a community event at the Rob Roy Hotel on 'A Taste of Epigenetics' to an audience of ~150 people. The presenters included Dr Bastien Llamas - Genetics and Evolution, University of Adelaide; Dr Hannah Brown - Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, University of Adelaide; and Dr Carlos Rodriguez Lopez - School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide.

HDA holds 'Maternal Health Care and Wellbeing' event

HDA and Robinson Research Institute hold joint public forum Good Sleep Matters

l to r: 1. Dr Kate Bartel, Prof Sarah Robertson, Dr Mark Kohler, Prof David Kennaway, Dr Tamara Varcoe 2. Dr Mark Kohler speaking.

HDA holds 'Multicultural Youth & Families' event

HDA & Women's & Children's Hospital Grand Round on 'parenting as investments in children's health and development'

  • On 21 June 2017, HDA co-hosted a Grand Round with the Women's and Children's Hospital on Parenting as investments in children's health and development presented by Dr Angela Gialamas a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the School of Public Health at the University of Adelaide. The grand round was chaired by HDA Co-Convenor, Professor Michael Sawyer. The talk can be found here and the video here.

HDA holds second Women's Excellence in Research Award

  • On 17 May 2017, HDA held the second Women's Excellence in Research Award presentation by A/Professor Carol Maher from the University of South Australia who presented on Children's health, activities and lifestyles around the world. Carol was awarded $1,000 in prize money and presented with a plaque for winning this prestigious award. The evening was chaired by Professor Janna Morrison from University of South Australia and a member of the HDA Steering Group and Executive Committee. The talk can be found here.

l to r: 1. Professor Janna Morrsion presenting A/Professor Carol Maher with her award 2. Audience

HDA co-hosts joint forum with Novita Children's Services - Real World Research in Childhood Disability

  • On 29 March 2017, HDA held a joint forum with Novita Children’s Services on Real world research in childhood disability: the challenges and achievements. The event was chaired by Mr Jeremy Brown. Novita's Chief Operating Officer to an audience of 50 people.
  • The presenters and their topics included Dr Toan Nguyen (Novita) on Determining the rater reliability of the Novita Switch Access Solutions Assessment; Mrs Kanchana Pathirana (Novita) on Let’s play to enage, explore, and learn about the world; Dr Annemarie Wright (Novita) on Activity Boost Challenge trial: impact of a foot muscle stimulator on physical activity participation of kids with Cerebral Palsy, and Dr Virginia Wright (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Canada) on Three-year trajectories of global perceived quality of life for youth with chronic health conditions. The talks can be found here.

l to r: 1. audience 2. Mrs Kanchana Pathirana, Dr Toan Nguyen, Dr Annemarie Wright, Dr Virginia Wright and Mr Jeremy Brown

HDA holds 'Impact of early life exposures on child wellbeing' event

HDA co-hosts child protection week forum - Getting it Right from the Start

  • On 7 September 2016, HDA, NAPCAN, UniSA and supporting partners Department for Education and Child Development, Act for Kids and Time for Kids co-hosted Getting it Right from the Start forum at the Adelaide Oval as part of the National Child Protection week. This event received tremendous interest with 280 registrations. The MC was Mr Etienne Scheepers, Deputy Chief Executive, Child Protection, Department for Education and Child Development.

    Speakers included The Hon Susan Close, Minister for Education and Child Development; The Hon Senator Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Social Services; Ms Amanda Shaw, Guardian, Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People; Mr Simon Schrapel, Chief Executive, Uniting Communities; Professor John Lynch, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Adelaide; and Ms Leesa Waters, Deputy Chief Executive Officer NAPCAN.

    There was presentations of the Play Your Part Awards for Inspiring Prevention Initiatives with two SA Winners. Sarah Decrea (Individual Award) an employee at Relationships Australia (SA) recognised for her work in the Playford region of Adelaide; and Australian Council on Children and the Media (Organisation Award) for the Know Before You Load App.

    Please click on links above for the presentations. A radio interview by The Wire with Minister Susan Close can be found here.

l to r: 1. Minister Susan Close 2. Prof John Lynch and audience 3. Senator Zed Seselja, Sarah Decrea, Leesa Waters and Prof Elizabeth Handsley representing ACCM

HDA holds 12th annual Oration - Obesity Wars Revisited!

  • On 10 August 2016, HDA held its 12th annual Oration presented by Professor Tim Olds, University of South Australia on Obesity Wars Revisited. Professor Olds was presented with the Healthy Development Adelaide Award for 2016. The Oration and topic received a tremendous response of over 200 registrations. Professor Pat Buckley, University of South Australia was also recognised for her outstanding contribution to HDA over the past 12 years, in her roles on the HDA Steering Committee and Executive Committee. The event was held at Elder Hall and chaired by HDA Co-Convenor Professor Claire Roberts. To view the presentation please click here

l to r: HDA Co-Convenor Professor Michael Sawyer, Professor Pat Buckley, Professor Tim Olds and HDA Co-Convenor Professor Claire Roberts

HDA holds 'SA's Lost Children' event

HDA holds inaugural Women's Excellence in Research Award

  • On 18 May 2016, HDA held the inaugural Women's Excellence in Research Award presented by winner Dr Alice Rumbold, NHMRC Career Development Fellow within the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide. The event was chaired by HDA Co-Convenor Professor Michael Sawyer and held at the Women's and Children's Hospital. The talk can be found here.

l to r: Dr Alice Rumbold with her award plaque and HDA Co-Convenor Professor Michael Sawyer

HDA and Robinson Research Institute hold joint public forum Making healthy babies - men's health matters

HDA and Novita Children's Services hold 'igniting fitness possibilties for children' event

HDA holds 'genetics of childhood diseases' event

HDA holds joint seminar with Flinders University

  • On 2 March 2016, HDA held a joint seminar with the School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University on Wellbeing and Marginalisation: Findings from a National Study of 9-14 Year olds presented by A/Professor Gerry Redmond and Dr Gabbie Zizzo from Flinders University. The event was chaired by Professor Colin MacDougall, Public Health, Flinders University. The talk can be found here.

HDA holds joint Grand Round with Women's and Children's Health Network

  • On 2 March 2016, HDA held a joint grand round with the Women's and Children's Health Network on Using improvement methods to deliver safe, effective and person centred care in Scotland presented by Rosamund Gray. Rosamund is the National Clinical Lead for the Quality and Safety Fellowship, NHS Scotland. The talk can be found here.

 

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