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Burnet posts its work at Alfred Health Week

Burnet Institute

19 June, 2018

Alfred Health Week was a great success with a range of special events and displays showcasing the groundbreaking research carried out across the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP). AMREP is a collaborative alliance which includes Alfred Health, Monash University, Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute, Burnet Institute, Deakin University and La Trobe University.

Burnet researchers featured strongly among the posters mounted in the halls of The Alfred, as authors on topics including infectious disease, immunity and drug and alcohol research.

Some examples of Burnet poster topics were:

  • Associations between red blood cell polymorphisms and maternal and birth outcomes in a malaria endemic region of Papua New Guinea

  • Implementation of a nurse–led model of care to treat people who inject drugs for hepatitis C in the community

  • Effectiveness of repellent delivered through village health volunteers on malaria incidence in villages in Southeast Myanmar

  • Understanding hepatitis C risk behaviours and attitudes among HIV-diagnosed gay and bisexual men

  • Pre-migration screening rates of HIV, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis among offshore permanent visa applicants in Australia.

More than 170 research posters were on display spanning from asthma to cardiac surgery, and from communicable diseases to nursing. The posters detailed just some of the hundreds of projects carried out in one year at AMREP.

Read the full guide to Alfred Health Week poster abstracts.

Contact Details

For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Professor Brendan Crabb AC

Director and CEO; Co-Head Malaria Research Laboratory; Chair, Victorian Chapter of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI)

Telephone

+61392822174

Email

brendan.crabb@burnet.edu.au

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