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  1. Training
  2. Positions Vacant
  3. Announcements
  4. Vale Professor Francesco Lo Coco 

 

   

Training 

 

Expressions of Interest

 

Speakers required for NEW on-line training program for Haematology trainees

We are looking for speakers across all states to deliver an innovative online clinical training program for haematology trainees. Trainees have highlighted a gap in clinical training. This program aims to complement pathology training by focusing on clinical aspects of haematological disease. The program is endorsed by HSANZ and the CJCT. We have a steering committee including state training co-ordinators and we have partnered with MD briefcase, a company that delivers online educational content.

If interested, please contact:
Dr Nada Hamad
Email: nada.hamad@svha.org.au.
Please identify your area of interest or expertise.

 

  

POSITIONS in HAEMATOLOGYl

  


Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist (Haematology)

Gold Coast University Hospital, Southport
Permanent full time
Applications close 27 May 2019

Provide a full range of high quality tertiary level medical services for Haematology for the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (GCHHS). Provide clinical care to patients within the inpatient setting (ward and day unit) and outpatient clinics inclusive of after-hours (on call and recall service) to clinically manage the provision, development and maintenance of an effective, efficient and equitable service to ensure appropriate patient care. Provide leadership and development in the specialty area and provide training, education and supervision to advanced trainees, junior medical staff and other health care members. Work collaboratively across all departments within GCHHS, in particularly with Oncology, the Emergency Department and Pathology Queensland to provide a comprehensive haematology service. 

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Apply here: https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/jobs/QLD-GC309425

  

 

  

   

Announcements

 

  1. HSANZ Queensland Branch Haematology Travel Grants 2019 (Applications close Tues 28 May 2019)
  2. Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision release 2019 Granting Round Information (Call for grants open 1 May 2019)
  3. The Victorian Cancer Cytogenetics ServiceInterim arrangements for clinical support

 

   


HSANZ QLD Haematology Travel Grants 2019

 

Haematology Trainees, Nurses and Scientists

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The Queensland Branch of the HSANZ is pleased to call for applications for travel grants to be taken up in 2019.

The HSANZ QLD Branch Travel Grant is designed to assist members to attend and present at a local or international scientific meeting of their choice. Applicants must plan to submit an abstract to that meeting.

Open to trainees, nurses and scientists, applicants must be members of HSANZ, or have applied to become members two working days before applications close on Tuesday 28 May 2019. Membership forms are available on the HSANZ website.

Each travel grant has a maximum value of $2500 and is to be used toward paying meeting registration, economy airfares and/or accommodation costs. The grant cannot be used in conjunction with other grants or pharmaceutical company funding to attend the proposed conference.

To be considered, applicants should provide the following:

  1. A covering letter outlining the proposed research project with a synopsis of what is hoped to be achieved and the name of the conference you would like to attend. (Max. 1 pages).
  2. A full curriculum vitae, including details of undergraduate training, awards and prizes, postgraduate training and experience, publications and presentations at state, national and international meetings. (Max. 4 pages)

Travel Grant Award Criteria
The award of the HSANZ QLD Branch Travel Grants will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Proposed research project
  2. Past academic record
  3. Publications and presentations at meetings 

Note: Preference will be given applicants who have not received prior Qld Branch Travel Grants

Applications are be addressed to:

Dr Steven Lane
HSANZ Councillor
Cancer Care Services, RBWH
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research

Applications are to be emailed to:
Julie Blake: Julie.blake@qimrberghofer.edu.au

HSANZ QLD Branch Travel Grants 2019  

 

Applications Close Tuesday 28 May 2019

Only successful applicants will be contacted.
The award will provide reimbursement for expenses up to the value of $2500 AUD.
A copy of a tax invoice or receipts will be required for reimbursement.

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Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision release 2019 Granting Round Information

For the first time, Maddie’s Vision will offer funding opportunities in 3 separate categories:

• Grants-In-Aid, to support research projects into the causes and treatment of Bone Marrow Failure (BMF) - $50,000 AUD per annum for up to two years

• Fellowships, to support research into the causes and treatment of BMF - $100,000 AUD per annum for up to three years

• Programs, high clinical impact, multidisciplinary investigators/multiple site research collaboration of international standard - $1 million AUD to be awarded over a minimum three and maximum of five year period

The Call for Grants will be offered twice a year for Grants-In-Aid (May and Nov), and once a year for Fellowships (May) and Programs (November).

We seek expressions of interest from appropriately qualified scientific or medical researchers and research that is specifically directed towards finding a cure for both congenital and acquired BMF syndromes.

Further details and application templates are available for download on our website.

The Call for Grants will be offered twice a year for Grants-In-Aid (May and Nov), and once a year for Fellowships (May) and Programs (November)

We seek expressions of interest from appropriately qualified scientific or medical researchers and research that is specifically directed towards finding a cure for both congenital and acquired BMF syndromes.  

For detailed information, please download our Granting Round Information Document.

Application Templates are available for download:

  1. GIA EOI Application
  2. GIA Full Application
  3. Program EOI Application
  4. Program Full Application
  5. Fellowship Application 

Please direct any enquiries or questions to Dr Simonne Neil

CALL FOR GRANTS OPENS 1ST MAY 2019
http://www.mrv.org.au/news/89/grants-opens-1st-may-2019

First round closes 5pm AEST 1st June 2019

 

 

   


Important Announcement for Victoria

The Victorian Cancer Cytogenetics Service,
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Interim arrangements for clinical support

As the longstanding provider of the Victorian Cancer Cytogenetics Service, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne is committed to continuing to provide this well-regarded service and maintain the quality of the service following the resignation of the Medical Director. 

We would like to inform you of the interim arrangements for clinical support while we recruit to the ongoing position. 

The following arrangements will be in place from 1 March 2019.

A clinical consultant with expertise in clinical and laboratory haematology is being engaged to provide clinical support and medical liaison to referrers.

Service Operation Hours
There is no change to the service hours of operation and afterhours arrangement will continue for management of clinically urgent samples.

For enquiries please contact:
Fran O’Malley, Principal Scientist,
Victorian Cancer Cytogenetics Service,
Telephone: +61 3 9231 4151

After hours
For management of clinically urgent samples after hours:
Telephone +61 3 9231 2211 ( St Vincent’s switch) and ask to be connected to  Fran O’Malley’s mobile phone.

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Vale

 

Vale Professor Francesco Lo Coco 

It is with great sadness that we must advise the haematology community in Australia and New Zealand of the tragic death of Professor Francesco Lo Coco on 3 March 2019 at the age of 63.

Internationally renowned for his numerous achievements in acute leukaemia, including as recipient of the José Carreras Award, Prof Lo Coco was especially recognised for his inspirational clinical and laboratory research in acute promyelocytic leukaemia.

Prof Lo Coco led the GIMEMA group’s APL clinical trial program which pioneered the AIDA-based protocols, and subsequently demonstrated the superiority of a chemotherapy-free ATRA and arsenic protocol for patients with standard-risk APL.

Together with Miguel Sanz, he was the driving force behind the highly successful quadrennial International APL Symposia and the recently published update of the European LeukemiaNet guidelines on the diagnosis and management of APL. Prof Lo Coco’s work benefitted haematologists and patients enormously, and he leaves behind a great legacy in what was once an almost uniformly fatal disease.

Francesco was a personal friend to many Australian and New Zealand haematologists. He will be remembered for his charm, generosity, brilliance and compassion, and he will be greatly missed.

Peter Mollee
Chair
Scientific Advisory Committee
Australasian Leukaemia & Lymphoma Group
www.allg.org.au 

William Stevenson
President 
Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand

Harry Iland
Principal Investigator
ALLG APL trials
Australasian Leukaemia & Lymphoma Group

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Last Updated: 14 March 2019