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MJA Centenary Series 3
Volume 200, Issue 6 – 7 April 2014
The third podcast in our Centenary Year series features Professor Michael Ashby, director of palliative care at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) and Southern Tasmania Area Heath Service. He holds a conjoint position as professor of palliative care, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Tasmania, and chairs the Clinical Ethics Committee at RHH. Professor Ashby talks about the need for more open debate about death and dying and the ways doctors can facilitate a "good death". Their conversation also canvasses the public health response to the discussion of death and the future of palliative care, including the controversial topic of euthanasia.
Interviewee: Professor Michael Ashby MD FRCR FRACP FAChPM FFPMANZCA
The second podcast in our Centenary Year series features Professor David Cooper, Director of the Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society at the University of New South Wales. Professor Cooper was there when Harvard Medical School researchers discovered the cell surface markers of T cells in 1983. He established the HIV/AIDS ward at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney and has been at the forefront of HIV research ever since.
Cate Swannell and Professor Cooper reflect on the history of the HIV and AIDs pandemic. They review the turning point in the treatment of the disease, from a death sentence to chronic illness. They also take a look at the current data, including the worrisome increase in rate of infection in Australia and what factors might be causing this trend. Finally they round off the discussion with the future of the disease, what treatment options are currently being researched (including the exciting world of vaccination) and whether a cure is practicable.
Interviewee: Professor David Cooper AO BSc (Med) MBBS (Syd), MD, DSc (UNSW), FRACP, FRCPA, FRCP, FAA
Volume 200, Issue 4 – 3 March 2014
Published 24 Feb 2014
Cate Swannell, Staff Journalist at the MJA, sits down with Professor Stephen Leeder AO, MD, FRACP. Their wide ranging conversation canvasses the future of medical journals, public health policy and his expectations for the Abbott Government.
mp3 Dr Tane Luna MD, Obstetrics & Gynaecology - Adviser in Women's Health to Medecins sans Frontieres
Volume 199, Issue 5 – 2 September 2013
The MJA talks with Dr Tane Luna, obstetrician and gynaecologist and adviser in women's health to Medecins sans Frontieres, on the progress being made in reducing high maternal mortality rates in developing countries, and discusses the role of integrated mother and child emergency care during delivery.
mp3 Associate Professor Ruth Colagiuri RN CDE BEd GradCertHlthPolicy&Management, Director, Health & Sustainability, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney
Volume 199, Issue 4 – 18 August 2013
The MJA talks with Associate Professor Ruth Colagiuri, from the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney, on the global and sustainability issue affecting the prevention and management of diabetes.
Interviewee: Professor Emily Banks MBBS BMedSci PhD, NHMRC Fellow and Scientific Director, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU
mp3 Professor Ian Hickie MD FRANZCP - Executive Director of the Brain and Mind Institute and a National Mental Health Commissioner
Volume 198, Issue 09 – 20 May 2013
The MJA interviews Professor Ian Hickie about the new Online Mental Health Clinic - What it is, the difference between our current system and the proposed system and the change of the psychiatric clinician’s role. He also discusses equity of access, the utilisation of current technologies and motivating patients and clinicians to use the system.
Interviewee: Professor Ian Hickie MD FRANZCP - Executive Director of the Brain and Mind Institute and a National Mental Health Commissioner
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mp3 Michael J Hollands, MBBS FRACS FRCS DHMSA, President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Volume 198, Issue 08 – 06 May 2013
The MJA talks with Associate Professor Michael Hollands, current President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He discusses the role and importance of a surgeon's non-technical skills and training surgeons to enhance these skills for improvements in surgical patient care.
Interviewee: Michael J Hollands, MBBS FRACS FRCS DHMSA, President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
mp3 Part 1 Dr Gina Samaan, Team Leader at the Influenza Division of the Indonesian office of the Centers for Disease Control, based in Jakarta Part 1
mp3 Part 2 Dr Gina Samaan, Team Leader at the Influenza Division of the Indonesian office of the Centers for Disease Control, based in Jakarta Part 2
Volume 198, Issue 05 – 18 March 2013
The MJA talks with Dr Gina Samaan, Team Leader at the Influenza Division of the Indonesian office of the Centers for Disease Control, based in Jakarta. She explains how surveillance and control of influenza is approached, particularly in developing countries, and the current incidence of influenza in Indonesia and its implications for Australia and elsewhere.
Interviewee: Dr Gina Samaan, Team Leader at the Influenza Division of the Indonesian office of the Centers for Disease Control, based in Jakarta
mp3 part 1Professor Jürgen Sandkühler, head of the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Vienna
Volume 198, Issue 04 – 4 March 2013
Dr Astika Kappagoda, Deputy Editor at the MJA, talks with Professor Jürgen Sandkühler. They discuss the neurophysiological differences between acute and chronic pain, the changes in neuronal response in spinal cord pathways associated with chronic pain, and the role of opioid analgesics in affecting these changes to manage patients.
Interviewee: Professor Jürgen Sandkühler, head of the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Vienna
mp3 part 1Professor Peter Ebeling MBBS MD FRACP Part 1 mp3 part 2Professor Peter Ebeling MBBS MD FRACP Part 2
Volume 198, Issue 2 - 4 February 2013
Dr Giovanna Zingarelli, Deputy Editor of the MJA, speaks with Professor Peter Ebeling, Head of Endocrinology at Western Health and Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne. In this two-part podcast they discuss the White Paper entitled "Building healthy bones throughout life: an evidence-informed strategy to prevent osteporosis in Australia."
Interviewee: Professor Peter Ebeling MBBS MD FRACP
Dr Astika Kappagoda, Deputy Editor of the MJA, speaks with Professor Ian Olver, CEO of the Cancer Council Australia.
They discuss measuring the psychosocial aspects of cancer; some important research questions that remain unanswered in clinical trials for colorectal cancer — commenting on a research article by Dear and colleagues, published in the 5 November issue of the MJA; an Editorial in the same issue from Professor Ingrid Winship and Dr Aung Ko Win on the Australasian Colorectal Cancer Family Register; and Professor Olver’s own research into spirituality and cancer care.
Interviewee: Professor Ian Olver MD PhD FRACP FAChPM MRACMA
Click here to read the Research article under discussion. Read the Editorial here.
mp3Professor Bill Sievert MD FRACP, President of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia
Volume 197, Issue 08 – 15 Oct, 2012
Professor Bill Sievert, President of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, discusses the highlights of the Society’s upcoming conference, and tackles some controversial questions on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Professor Bill Sievert MD FRACP, President of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia
mp3The role of statin therapy in patients with lower vascular risk: Part 1 mp3The role of statin therapy in patients with lower vascular risk: Part 2
Volume 197, Issue 03 — 6 Aug, 2012
In this two-part podcast the Editor talks to Professor Tony Keech from the National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Centre, who is also a member of the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’ Collaborators.
They discuss the role and implications of statin therapy in patients who are at low vascular risk.
Professor Anthony C Keech MBBS MScEpid FRACP