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Join us for the Maridulu Budyari Gumal SPHERE Respiratory, Sleep, Environmental and Occupational Health (RSEOH) Annual Conference 2020

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The Respiratory, Sleep, Environmental and Occupational Health Clinical Academic Group (RSEOH CAG) aims to bring together expertise to progress the results/outcomes of current projects, build collaborations and partnerships for further larger-scale projects and foster improved healthcare delivery and outcomes.

The RSEOH Annual Conference 2020 will provide all stakeholders with the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about current projects, mainly from our COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Initiative
  • Share contributions towards progressing the RSEOH CAG
  • Define future priorities and strategies
  • Identify potential collaborations and partnerships for further larger-scale projects

Our Annual Conference will be held on Wed, 14th Oct 2020, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM via Zoom:

RSVP by clicking the REGISTER button above. Please forward any enquiries to

*The Conference will be recorded (for distribution only within our CAG); kindly note that your participation is your consent*


10:00 – 10:15 Acknowledgment of the Traditional Owners of the Land & Welcome/Overview of RSEOH CAG ~ Dr Hima Vedam

10:15 – 10:20 RSEOH CAG Education and Training Activities ~ A/Prof Maria Sukkar

10:20 – 10:35 RSEOH CAG Online Curated Gateway ~ Dr Sarah Dineen-Griffin

Presentations By Past Years’ Seed Grant Recipients

10:35 – 10:45 E-Breathe: Decision Support for the Evaluation and Management of Breathlessness ~ Dr Anthony Paulo Sunjaya

10:45 – 10:55 Simple Interventions to Reduce Viral Infections and Infective Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ~ Dr Sacha Stelzer-Braid

10:55 – 11:05 Development of an Innovative and Rapid Point-of-Care Testing Method for Respiratory Viruses ~ Prof William Rawlinson

Presentations By COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Initiative Seed Grant Recipients

11:05 – 11:15 Investigating the Spatial Distribution of the Transcriptional Response of Respiratory Tract Epithelium to SARS-CoV-2 Infections ~ Dr Alen Faiz

11:15 – 11:25 Dysbiosis of the Lung and Gut Microbiome in Severe COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Sub-Study of the St Vincent’s “ADAPT” Observational Cohort Study ~ Dr Anthony Byrne

11:25 – 11:35 A COVID-19 Supportive Care Team to Improve Symptom Management and Quality of Goals of Care Discussion to Improve Patient Care, Family Experience and Resource Allocation During COVID-19: A Pilot Study at Sutherland Hospital ~ Dr Corinna Pan speaking on behalf of A/Prof Ben Kwan

11:35 – 11:40 Managing Psychosomatic Breathlessness in Post-COVID-19 Patients ~ Prof Christine Jenkins

11:40 – 11:45 The Effect of Respiratory Support on Aerosol Droplets Spread in Respiratory Patients ~ Prof Brian Oliver speaking on behalf of Dr David Chapman

11:45 – 11:50 Impact of Different Methods of Oxygen Administration and Non-Invasive Ventilation on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Aerosolisation ~ Dr Hima Vedam

11:50 – 12:00 SARS-2 Induced Acute Lung Injury In Vivo: From Mechanism to Potential Therapeutic Intervention ~ Prof Nicodemus Tedla

12:00 – 12:05 Investigating the Efficacy of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEi) and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) as Novel Treatments for COVID-19 ~ Dr Matt Johansen

12:05 – 12:15 Plans for a Community-Based Bayesian Adaptive Randomisation Platform for COVID-19 ~ Prof Guy Marks

12:15 – 13:00 CAG Performance Review: Research and Innovation, Translation into Health Outcomes, Education and Training Activities, Collaboration and Partnerships, Leveraged Funding ~ RSEOH CAG Steering Committee and RSEOH CAG members only

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