In November, 2019, team members from right across the Melbourne Brain Centre at Royal Melbourne Hospital once more gathered for our annual research symposium. After such a successful meeting in 2018, this year's event was again held at the Arts Centre Melbourne.
As always, the day provided a fantastic opportunity to showcase the breadth of research being undertaken throughout the organisation. During session breaks, some of the presenters took time to share their insights on camera and these short videos can be viewed below.
ENHANCING ONLINE SUPPORT FOR BRAIN TUMOUR PATIENTS
By Dr Heidi McAlpine
In this video, Dr Heidi McAlpine discusses how her research has revealed that quality online resources for people living with brain tumours are currently lacking. She explains the actions being taken to try and correct this in future.
USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO PROGRESS RESEARCH
By Dr Uwe Aickelin
Dr Uwe Aickelin (Head of Computer Science, The University of Melbourne) shares how his work using artificial intelligence and data mining is transforming the way that we conduct medical research.
MONITORING DISEASE PROGRESSION IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
By A/Prof Mark Slee
A/Prof Mark Slee (Flinders University) joined us as a guest presenter at our symposium and discussed the importance of developing more accurate and sensitive tools to monitor disease progression in people living with multiple sclerosis.
VITAMIN D & DISEASE PROGRESSION IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
By Veronica Voo
One of the fantastic aspects of our symposium is that it provides an opportunity for our students to discuss their research. In this video, Veronica Voo talks about her work that is seeking to understand the role Vitamin D may be playing in disease progression in multiple sclerosis.
NOVEL THERAPY DEVELOPMENT FOR GLIOBLASTOMA
By Matt Drill
Patients diagnosed with a type of brain tumour called glioblastoma have very few treatment options available. Research to develop novel therapies for this disease are incredibly important. In this video, Matt Drill tells you about his Ph.D. research, which is investigating a new therapeutic target for glioblastoma.
BRAIN IMAGING IN NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS
By Dr Milanka Visser and Dr Peter Goodin
Imaging is a powerful tool for research into neurological conditions. In this video, Dr Milanka Visser and Dr Peter Goodin discuss how they are using brain scans in their studies, in order to improve our understanding of common symptoms and identify factors that determine long-term outcomes in people living with neurological disorders.