Welcome to the September Issue. Many of our current TSANZ Awards will be closing next month, following the Abstract Submission deadline for our TSANZSRS2020 ASM. Preparations are well and truly underway for the ASM so we hope to see you there and presenting your work!
If you are interested in attending the APSR Congress in November, we have one LFA A/Menarini Travel Award closing on 13 September to sponsor those researching or involved in COPD.
Submissions are always open for our “Research Roundup Holy Grail,” supported by the limbic. If you have been trying to uncover some hidden academic riches locked away in the recesses of respiratory research, we want to hear about it! You will be featured in an upcoming Research Roundup and also published on the limbic website. This is a great opportunity to tell us about your research and inspiration, and provides a platform to be able to connect your passion project with our network of TSANZ members and the limbic subscribers. Details can be found here.
Lastly, please support the research of TSANZ members and supporters by contributing to the surveys at the end of this newsletter.
We hope you enjoy this edition of your Research Roundup!
Prof Sandra Hodge
Chair, Research Sub-Committee
Thoracic Society Awards
TSANZ ASM 2020 abstract-linked Awards – closing 11 October 2019
TSANZ Indigenous Respiratory Nursing Award – closes 30th October 2019
TSANZ Peter Phelan Research Award – closes 30th October 2019
TSANZ Rob Pierce Grant-in-Aid for Indigenous Lung Health – closes 30th October 2019
Lung Foundation Awards
Lung Foundation Australia / A Menarini Pty Ltd 2019 Travel Awards – APSR closing 13th September 2019 (5pm AEST)
Lung Foundation Australia / Brian Eaton PhD IPF Scholarship 2019 – EXTENDED closing date 30 October 2019
How to participate
Follow the links above to access each award application form and download the information sheet.
Please email the TSANZ Awards Coordinator with any questions, comments or enquires.
The following articles will take you to thelimbic.com
Respirology – Editor’s Choice
Respirology Issue 24.9 September 2019
In support of Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness month September, Respirology offers free access to selected articles during the month of September 2019.
The articles will be available at
Research Project and Survey Requests
Dear TSANZ Members,
You are invited to participate in a survey that is being conducted as part of a research study. The following survey asks a series of questions about your current practice in regards to Advance Care Planning in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
This study is being conducted by:
Ms Mary Roberts, Dr Tracy Smith, Professor Wheatley and Dr Jin-Gun Cho. Details and affiliations of the research team can be obtained by contacting Ms Mary Roberts by phone 0408 490 371 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The results of the survey will form part of a research project with the aim to develop resources to improve the quality and uptake of advanced care planning in patients with COPD. This survey has been approved by the WSLHD HREC under authorisation number 5990 2019/ETH00197.
The estimated time to complete the survey is 10-15 minutes. If you exit out the survey early or don’t click DONE on the final page, your responses will not be saved. You may skip questions if you wish, though we would prefer you didn’t.
Your participation is voluntary and anonymous. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
We thank you in advance for your participation.
Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8S6TLF6
Ms MM Roberts
Clinical Nurse Consultant | Respiratory Ambulatory Care
Clinical Lecturer, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
Determining a Patient-Centred Model of Care in Severe Asthma: What can we learn from the views, needs, and challenges of Clinicians’ and Carers of people with Severe Asthma and COPD?
Phase 1- Clinicians’ group
Investigators: Dr Vanessa Clark, Professor Vanessa McDonald, Professor Peter Gibson, and Eleanor Majellano
You are invited to participate in a research study that explores the barriers and facilitators to the optimal management of severe asthma. This research is being conducted as part of the requirements for a PhD at the University of Newcastle by Eleanor Majellano, under the supervision of Professor Vanessa McDonald and Dr Vanessa Clark. We are investigating the barriers, facilitators and attitudes of clinicians and allied healthcare professionals towards the optimal management of severe asthma in various healthcare settings.
Before you decide whether or not you wish to participate in this study, it is important for you to understand why the research is being conducted and what it will involve.
Please download the information and participation forms here if you are interested or would like to contact the investigators:
This study has been approved by the Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee Reference. If you have concerns or complaints about the conduct of this study you should contact:
Dr. Nicole Gerrand
Research Ethics & Governance Office
Hunter New England Local Health District
The manager is the person nominated to receive complaints from research participants.
You will need to quote reference number 2019/ETH00143.
Thank you for taking the time to consider this study.
If you wish to take part in it, please sign the attached consent form.
This information sheet is for you to keep.
Can you help TSANZ make a difference?
Your support makes a difference, and helps us continue to provide funding for research and our TSANZ awards. If you would like to support our work, you can leave a tax deductible donation of your choice in our areas of need.
1. Making a donation to our Benevolent Fund
The Benevolent Fund supports projects aimed at improving the respiratory health care of individuals who are in a setting where health care resources and delivery are poor.
CLICK HERE to make a donation or by filling out the Support TSANZ form. Once you have completed the form, please email TSANZOffice@thoracic.org.au.
2. Making a donation to support research
With your support, we can continue to support Australia and New Zealand’s most significant and cutting edge respiratory health research, and benefit Australians and New Zealanders suffering from lung disease.
Please CLICK HERE to make a donation or by filling out the Support TSANZ form. Once you have completed the form, please email TSANZOffice@thoracic.org.au.
3. Establishing a named award
For significant donations of above $10,000 AUD, a TSANZ award can be established in your name. Please call the TSANZ office on +61 2 9222 6200.
4. Leave TSANZ a gift in your will
If you are interested in supporting TSANZ in the future, one way to do so is to leave TSANZ a gift in your will. Any support is greatly appreciated and will leave a lasting legacy.
If interested, please notify us by ticking the box on the Support TSANZ form. Once you have completed the form, please email TSANZOffice@thoracic.org.au. Alternatively, please call the TSANZ Office on +61 2 9222 6200.
5. TSANZ New Zealand Branch Incorporated
New Zealand members are reminded that you are also able to make a tax deductible donation directly to the NZ branch. You can assist the NZ branch to provide services to members across NZ. If you make a payment via electronic funds transfer (EFT), please notify the TSANZ office so that we can arrange a receipt.
CLICK HERE to make a donation.
Thank you for your continued support of TSANZ