CHARM 2017

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CHARM is the premier conference for the communication and translation of health related research practice in the ACT. The conference showcases health and medical research from across the region and provides opportunity for networking, collaboration and capacity building for researchers and clinicians in the ACT and beyond.

CHARM is held annually as a joint venture between ACT Health, University of New South Wales Canberra, University of Canberra and the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Catholic University, and the College of Medicine Biology and Environment at the Australian National University.

CHARM 2017 Winners

Award Institution Winner Title
Canberra Hospital Private Practice Fund Award for the Best Clinical Research Poster ACT Health Ming Chen Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus in the Neonatal Intensive Care and Special Care Nursery
Canberra Hospital Private Practice Fund Award for the Best Clinical Research Oral Presentation Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, ANU Erin Walsh Hormone replacement therapy, insulin, and hippocampal volumes in postmenopausal women: a longitudinal study
Radiation Oncology Private Practice Trust Fund Award for the Best Laboratory Research Poster RSPH ANU Naomi Clarke Efficacy of anthelminthic drugs and drug combinations against soil-transmitted helminths: a systematic review and network meta-analysis
Radiation Oncology Private Practice Trust Fund Award for the Best Laboratory Research Oral Presentation ACT Health Claire O’Brien Gene expression differences between Crohn’s Disease aphthous ulcers and healthy Peyer’s patches highlights novel therapeutic targets
Smart Leasing Best Student Research Poster ANU Medical School Student Hillary Dinning Effects of Flow Interventions on Quality of Care and Patient Outcomes in Psychiatric Admissions from the Emergency Department
CHARM Student Research Oral Presentation Eccles institute, ANU Joshua Chu-Tan Therapeutic potential of miRNA-124 in retinal degenerations
ACT Health Chief Allied Health Office and University of Canberra Professional Development Grant for the Best Allied Health Poster ACT Health Vince Marzano Walking for the weekend - is there a weekend effect for mobilisation practices in ICU? An observational study
ACT Health Chief Allied Health Office and University of Canberra Professional Development Grant for the Best Allied Health Oral Presentation ACT Health Rosalyn Stanton Biofeedback Improves Performance in Lower Limb Activities More than Usual Therapy in People Following Stroke: A Systematic Review
SYNERGY Award for the Best Nursing Research Poster ACT Health Rebekah Namgyal Scoping NICU Golden Hour-Improving Outcomes for Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants
SYNERGY Award for the Best Nursing Research Oral Presentation Department of Health Services Research and Policy, Research School of Population Health ANU Jane Desborough Examining the interface between acute and primary care: understanding unplanned 30-day readmissions
3 Minute Thesis
3rd Place
UC Caroline Gouws The sweet side of Prickly Pear
3 Minute Thesis
2nd Place
ANU Matthew Waters A novel way to rest the β-cell and avoid diabetes
Inspiring Australia 3 Minute Thesis Winner ANU Jennifer Robertson Calming the hyper excitable sense of smell

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to welcome four high quality Keynote Speakers in 2017.

CHARM Program

New additions to the program in 2017 include two partnering in care sessions, a 3 Minute Thesis competition and a presentation from NHMRC about the review of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

View a copy of the daily program and poster list on the CHARM Program page.

Registrations and Dinner Bookings

Register to attend on the CHARM registration page.

Dinner bookings must be made by Friday 28 July. Book your dinner ticket with the dinner booking form.


Download the CHARM Mobile App

CHARM Mobile App

Download the App from Google play for Android devices HERE

Download the App from iTunes for Apple devices HERE.

Use the web App online HERE.

CHARM Mobile App FAQ

Q: Where can I download the app?

A: Apple’s App Store, Android’s Play Store or Mobile Web Version for all other devices

Q: What if I’m not receiving notifications?

A: When you first download the app it prompts you to “Accept push notifications”. If you select "no", you will not receive any of your updates and reminders. To update this option, you can go to the settings controls on your device, click on CHARM 2017 and turn notifications back on at any point.

Q: Why can’t I scan anything?

A: When you first download CHARM 2017 it asks for access to a user’s camera. If you selected "no", you cannot scan anything. To update this, you can go to settings on your device, click on CHARM 2017 and turn on camera access.

Q: What if I can’t remember my password?

A: You can reset it yourself or request a password reset via email.