Month: September 2014

Health & Healthcare

The challenge of gaining international consensus in clinical testing

Despite the routine nature of comparing sequence variations identified during clinical testing to database records, few databases meet quality requirements for clinical diagnostics. To address this issue, The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) in collaboration with the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA), and the Human Variome Project (HVP) is developing standards for…

30 Sep 2014, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

Higher Education Reform: What are Pyne’s options for compromise?

Despite vocal opposition from some quarters, the Abbott government remains strongly committed to its Higher Education reforms– but how will it go about securing the support of the Senate? We asked several of the sector’s leading experts, all speakers at the Financial Review’s Higher Education Reform Summit in November, where they expect to see changes…

29 Sep 2014, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare


The role of ethics in emerging health technologies

In the lead up to the 3rd Annual Health Technology Assessment Conference, which is taking place on the 24th and 25th November at Swissotel Sydney, we caught up with Dr Monique Jonas, Lecturer in Health Systems at the University of Auckland. Dr Jonas will be presenting a session on "Integrating Ethics in the HTA" at the event…

24 Sep 2014, by Informa Australia


Leadership & Communication


Triumphs and Regrets: Tim Pallas talks Melbourne infrastructure and inspirations

Infrastructure investment has been big news in 2014. The Victorian Labor Opposition has ignited debate with the launch of its Project 10,000 transport alternative, which includes an ambitious plan for Melbourne Metro Rail. We recently sat down with Tim Pallas, Shadow Treasurer, who shared with us some insights on the Project. Do you have a…

23 Sep 2014, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Challenging times not a barrier for Moranbah North

Anglo America's Moranbah North longwall mine has been producing metallurgical coal since it opened in 1998. Located north west of Mackay within the Bowen Basin, the mine site has been producing 5-6 million tonnes of high quality hard coking coal for its customers; primarily steel manufacturers in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, India and throughout Europe. Late last year, it won…

22 Sep 2014, by Informa Australia


Your guide to Whyalla

Whyalla may not be the most recognised conference location on the business calendar, but this picturesque South Australian seaport has a lot to offer event attendees. Located on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula, the city is the third most populous in SA after Adelaide and Mount Gambier. Boasting a rich cultural history, great…

19 Sep 2014, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

3 interesting facts for gas turbine vibration issues

If you are a gas turbine engineer, solving vibration problems is an issue that you may be dealing with.  We spoke with Chris White of SVT Perth and asked him to share 3 little facts on vibration implications for gas turbines. Did you know? Manufacturers own permissible acceptance test levels for most gas turbines are…

18 Sep 2014, by Informa Australia


Your guide to Brisbane

Brisbane is among Australia's leading conference venues, with the Queensland capital offering a vibrant atmosphere, world-class infrastructure and a supportive environment for event organisers. In fact, the city will be hosting the G20 Leaders Summit in November 2014, which is set to attract 7,000 delegates and media representatives from across the globe. Aside from Brisbane's excellent…

18 Sep 2014, by Informa Australia


Telecoms industry leaders to debate future opportunities at Ovum 2020 Summit

Global telecoms analysts Ovum and Informa have brought together a unique panel of speakers at the inaugural Ovum 2020 Telecoms Summit, due to be held on the 30-31 October at the Sydney Harbour Marriott. Telecoms operators are now in a position to be able to provide a myriad of new entertainment, content and ICT services.…

17 Sep 2014, by Informa Australia

Community Healthcare

Domestic violence – The hard truth in numbers

Between 2008 and 2010, 89 women were KILLED by their current or former partner - this equates to almost 1 woman killed every week. A 2012 survey revealed that 17% of women participants had suffered physical or sexual violence by a current or former partner since the age of 15, and 5.3% of their male counterparts…

17 Sep 2014, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

Heel healing made easy

Dressing the heel is rather awkward and is made difficult by the fragility of the skin in this area. Mepilex Border Heel is an all-in-one foam dressing shaped to fit the heel that effectively absorbs and retains exudate and maintains a moist wound environment. The Safetac layer seals the wound edges, prevents exudate leakage onto…

16 Sep 2014, by Informa Australia



Layne Beachley calls for equality for women in sport

Layne Beachley, widely regarded as the most successful female surfer in history, and Director of Aim For The Stars Foundation, took the time to have a chat with us recently about how she feels are some of the most pressing issues for women in sport. What is the #1 change you would like to see…

15 Sep 2014, by Informa Australia