Medibank Bank Better Health Foundation PhD Scholarship applications are now open

The Australia & New Zealand Musculoskeletal (ANZMUSC) Clinical Trials Network in collaboration with Medibank Better Health Foundation (MBHF) is offering a PhD scholarship for a suitable candidate to conduct musculoskeletal research in the area of osteoarthritis or low back pain. The scholarship is sponsored by MBHF who are providing funds for the entire duration of the candidature. The candidate has the opportunity to work on one of the ANZMUSC projects and to be supervised by an ANZMUSC member.

Applications close May 3rd.

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2018 Annual Scientific Meeting Report

The 2018 ANZMUSC Annual Scientific Meeting held in Melbourne was attended by 75 participants representing 18 universities and research institutes, 14  professional associations, health insurance and consumer organisations, and 6 public hospitals.

Invited speakers included Prof John Zalcberg from ACTA, Prof Chris Reid from ANZACT, A/Prof Manuela Ferreira from the Kolling Institute, Ms. Anneliese Synnot from the Cochrane Consumers & Communication Review Group, Prof Lyn March from the University of Sydney, Mr Mick Gooda, Former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Prof Rebecca Ivers from the University of New South Wales, Ms Julia Medew – Walkley Award-winning journalist and Dr Ivan Lin from the University of Western Australia.

The two-day Scientific meeting also included the ANZMUSC CRE launch by Hon Greg Hunt, Federal Minister for Health on the second day.

 A detailed report of the scientific meeting can be found here.