Tag: professional development

BioMedVic hosts professional development for HRECs

The BioMedVic Hospital Research Managers were delighted to host an enthusiastic gathering of Victorian HREC Chairs and Executive Officers for a Twilight Education Session on Tuesday 29 August.

Prof David Taylor (Eastern Health) presented his talk “Cannabis 101: New (renewed) uses for an old drug”. Mr James Cameron (DHHS) presented on the changes to the Medical Treatment Planning and Decision Act 2016 in relation to instructional and values directives, appointment of medical treatment decision makers and the impact on a patient’s ability to be involved in medical research. Continue reading

The Art of Communication

“An essential day in my calendar”, “engaging and well curated program”, “a ripper of a day – beautifully organised and conceived”, “loved the content”, “thanks for this great event that supports our profession” was the feedback we received from participants of our second annual BioMedVic Communications Professionals Forum.

The highly successful event held on Friday 28th of April attracted media, communications and engagement professionals from a diverse range of organisations involved in the health and medical research sector. Participants learnt about branding and rebranding, designing infographics on a shoestring, communicating within complex organisations, different ways of measuring success in communications, communications in a crisis and public engagement. The day ended with a spirited discussion about how to communicate evidence in the age of fake news with panellists from Fairfax, IFL Science and The Conversation, among others. The discussion continued over networking drinks and nibbles. Continue reading

Collaboration and Idea Sharing explored at the BioMedVic Communications Professionals Forum

Telling stories to engage our audiences

Story telling is a skill that never dates. However, where we once sat around a fire and talked about the current news, we now check our smartphones to read the latest on our social media feeds.

People are plugging into podcasts, short videos meet limited attention spans and content interaction is king! In this explosion of media and channel opportunities, how does the biomedical sector not only keep up, but lead?

Collaboration and idea sharing

The BioMedVic Communications Professionals Forum, held in early March, provided an environment for media advisors, digital managers, marketing producers and event coordinators from across Victoria’s biomedical sector to discuss opportunities to stay ahead of the technology curve and continue to deliver engaging content. Continue reading