The very smoky conditions experienced in the north of Canberra last night have lifted but patches of smoke haze are expected to continue to impact the city today. Our health advice remains the same – Canberrans should continue to avoid prolonged or heavy physical activity outside when there is smoke around.
For 25 years, the Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM) has facilitated collaboration between health researchers, students, policy makers, carers, consumers, industry and clinicians from a diverse range of health disciplines. The meeting seeks to explore how interdisciplinary research can contribute to a sustainable health system through discovery and collaboration.
CHARM is hosted by the Centre of Health and Medical Research ACT Health and Canberra Health Services, in collaboration with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra, UNSW Canberra, Australian Catholic University and Australian Institute of Sport.
Principle themes of the meeting include pre-clinical and clinical research, nursing, allied health and population health research, and data analytics and policy research, quality assessments and evaluations. CHARM is a three and a half day meeting which includes presentations from invited international and national speakers, and oral and poster presentations from health researchers in our region.
By providing opportunities to collaborate and network, this professional meeting strengthens interdisciplinary research and education portfolios of the institutions involved while showcasing the far reaching impact of health research in the ACT. Outcomes from CHARM contribute to the advancement of health care and service delivery practices, including benefits to society, culture, our environment and the economy.
ABC Radio National Broadcast panel ‘Good living, safe dying’
Speakers (left to right): Geraldine Doogue (ABC Radio National), Dr Kerrie Noonan, Professor Imogen Mitchell, Nurse Practitioner Nikki Johnston and Dr Suzanne Rainsford
The importance of planning for a ‘good death’
Too often we put off talking about death until the final weeks or days of someone's life.
How can we break down the cultural and structural barriers preventing us from having a 'good' death?
As part of this year’s CHARM, we heard from some of Canberra's leading minds in palliative and end of life care speak about some of the key issues in this space.