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Calling all childhood cancer survivors and their parents! Would you like to share your experiences coping through #COVID_19? This important study looks at the impact of #coronavirus on survivors. Let's make sure Australian families are well represented! 🇦🇺https://is.gd/COVIDandSurvivors

South Western Sydney has some excellent robotic surgery training facilities and recently our fantastic final year Medicine students have been exploring their aptitude for surgical training using part of the curriculum on the Mimic robotic surgery simulator at Liverpool #swsydunsw

GRANT: Less than 2 weeks until the deadline for our #ECR seed #grants.

Up to $25,000 over 6 months to progress the Cancer BIG Ideas: https://bit.ly/CancerBIGideas

The Chief Investigator must be an employee or affiliate of @UNSWMedicine. Apply now: https://bit.ly/2zpRvcY

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SWSLHD and Ingham Institute work together on COVID-19 clinical trials

South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) and the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research have been working hard to identify and initiate COVID-19 clinical trials in south western Sydney. There are more than 15 clinical trials, both community and hospital-based. These include:

Community-based: For those people being managed at home who are COVID-19 positive, a device clinical trial is commencing to look for changes in temperature, respiratory rate and oxygen levels. In families with someone who is COVID-19 positive, a trial will explore whether prophylaxis is effective in preventing infection.

In-hospital: In the hospital setting there are multiple clinical trials for those with mild through to severe COVID-19.

Health care workers: Work has commended on clinical trials for local health care workers including a study with a prophylactic medication and a wellness survey to ensure that frontline staff are supported.

Data collection: Data collection studies are being conducted across a wide range of areas for COVID-19 as a repository for south western Sydney data on the effects of COVID-19 in our community.

If you would like more information please contact the SWSLHD Clinical Trials Support Unit on swslhd-clinicaltrialssupportunit@health.nsw.gov.au

 

By Linda Music