ANZAN 2019

MEETING INSIGHTS

 

In May 2019, many members of the MBC-RMH team travelled to Sydney, Australia, for the annual Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) Meeting, held at the International Convention Centre on Darling Harbour.  Throughout the event, participating researchers filmed short videos illuminating the work they were presenting while at the conference.  

Also at the meeting, the head of our Clinical Outcomes Research (CORe) Unit, A/Prof Tomas Kalincik, had the fantastic honour of being given the Leonard Cox Award by ANZAN.   This award recognises investigators who have made significant contributions to the field of neuroscience in the early stages of their career. A fantastic achievement!

STROKE & AUTOIMMUNE ENCEPHALITIS RESEARCH 

By Dr Henry Zhao & Dr Robb Wesselingh
 

In this video, we share the insights of Dr Henry Zhao and Dr Robb Wesselingh, who gave presentations at the conference regarding their stroke and autoimmune encephalitis research respectively.

DEVELOPMENTS IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS RESEARCH

By A/Prof Tomas Kalincik & Prof Jan Hillert
 

In this video, A/Prof Tomas Kalincik (head of our Clinical Outcomes Research Unit) caught up with international guest speaker, Prof Jan Hillert (from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden), to discuss some of the current hot topics in multiple sclerosis research.

THE MISDIAGNOSIS OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

By Sinali Seneviratne

 

One of our students, Sinali Seneviratne, has been researching case studies where patients initially diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) have been later diagnosed with anti-MOG disease following unsuccessful treatment with alemtuzumab. These cases are part of emerging evidence suggesting that patients that are non-responsive to alemtuzumab should have their initial MS diagnosis re-evaluated.

DEMENTIA RESEARCH AT THE MBC-RMH

By A/Prof Amy Brodtmann

 

In this video, A/Prof Amy Brodtmann illuminates the incredible breadth of research she is conducting in the important fields of dementia and cognitive research at the Melbourne Brain Centre at Royal Melbourne Hospital (MBC-RMH).

THE MELBOURNE HEALTH COGNITIVE NEUROLOGY SERVICE

By A/Prof Amy Brodtmann

 

In this video, A/Prof Amy Brodtmann tells us about the Melbourne Health Cognitive Neurology Service.  Established in 2018, it's a clinic designed specifically to help patients during their “diagnostic journey” with cognitive conditions.

EPILEPSY & PREGNANCY RESEARCH

By Prof Frank Vajda

 

In this video, Prof Frank Vajda talks to us about his incredible journey improving the outcomes for pregnant women with epilepsy and their babies.

REGISTRAR RESEARCH INTERESTS (PART 1)

By Suyi Ooi & Minh Nguyen

 

In this video, registrars, Suyi Ooi and Minh Nguyen, share the research interests they're pursuing as part of their advanced traineeships, investigating multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and stroke.

REGISTRAR RESEARCH INTERESTS (PART 2)

By Nabil Seery

 

In this video, registrar, Nabil Seery, provides an overview of his experiences at the ANZAN Meeting, illuminating the fantastic opportunity it provides to engage with, and learn from, leading neurologists and clinicians based both nationally and internationally.

THERAPEUTIC LAG IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

By Dr Izanne Roos

 

When a person living with multiple sclerosis starts treatment or switches to a new therapy, there is often a period of time before benefits are seen. It is critical that neurologists are able to differentiate between this 'lag' period and the treatment not working for the individual. In this video, Dr Izanne Roos, from the CORe Unit, explains the research she is undertaking to greatly improve our understanding of this topic.

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