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Month: March 2023



What needs to happen before we can pursue psychedelic medicine?

The role of medicinal psychedelics in treating psychiatric conditions is increasingly being supported by clinical trials, sparking a significant rise in industry investment over the last few years. At present, around eighty drug companies, globally, are pursuing psychedelic medicines and, in 2021, more than $370 million was channelled into the sector. By 2027, the global…

29 Mar 2023, by Amy Sarcevic


Patients with regional musculoskeletal pain may be receiving unnecessary tests, medications and referrals, researcher says

Regional musculoskeletal pain in the low back, neck, shoulder or knee is among the most common reason people seek health care in Australia. The majority of these presentations only require reassurance and advice, as they are likely to improve quickly without treatment. However, new research by Monash University has suggested a high proportion have tests,…

24 Mar 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Next Generation Q&A with Sam Stojanovski

Following up from her winning scholarship idea of giving ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ a zero-emissions makeover, we had the pleasure of catching up Aurecon’s Sam Stojanovski for our latest instalment of the Next Generation Q&A. An enthusiastic champion of rail's benefits, Sam shares her excitement in the new technologies changing industry and the real impacts…

21 Mar 2023, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Speaker spotlight: Charlotte Moss, Rio Tinto

Having carved out a successful career in the male-dominated world of engineering in the rail industry, Charlotte Moss knows from first-hand experience exactly what it takes to succeed. She is an engineering and leadership professional delivering a technical, complex and safety-critical multi-million-dollar portfolio including one of Australia’s biggest and most complex rail automation projects. Recognized by…

21 Mar 2023, by Informa Insights


Identifying red flags in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery candidates

CONFERENCE WEBSITE BOOK NOW An experienced cosmetic or reconstructive surgeon knows that various cohorts of people are not good candidates for surgery, for reasons other than their physical health. People who live with mental health conditions, abusive partners, or who have unrealistic expectations, often become dissatisfied with the outcome of surgery, irrespective of how well…

21 Mar 2023, by Amy Sarcevic


Transport & Logistics

What makes for quality rail turnout maintenance?

Bearing the movement of vehicles as they transfer between tracks means that rail turnouts endure high dynamic forces and often wear out quickly. For this reason, the cost of maintaining a turnout throughout its lifecycle can be significant – sometimes exceeding the price of acquisition. However, as Daniel Cuddy, Engineering Manager at voestalpine Railway Systems…

15 Mar 2023, by Amy Sarcevic


Easing the health burden of joint replacements

Demand for joint replacements in Australia has more than doubled in the past ten years, with 22.5 percent of older Australians and 3.4 percent of the general population now requiring the surgery. As longevity and rates of obesity increase, the health burden of joint replacements is set to rise enormously. By 2030, total knee and…

13 Mar 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

How Yarra Trams is overcoming network challenges

Managing junctions, turnouts, points and crossings can be a significant challenge for light rail operators. With their track and electrical overhead system located within busy road environments, the design, maintenance and renewal of light rail networks has to factor in the surrounding traffic. Older tram networks must also consider how existing track geometry, sub-structure and…

10 Mar 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Combating the major talent shortage in WA

Western Australia (WA) is experiencing a chronic shortage of skilled labour to the tune of 25,000 workers – a figure that Consultant Peter Dyball predicts to get “worse before it gets better”. Speaking to Informa Connect before the Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference, Peter said the mining sector will remain among the hardest…

1 Mar 2023, by Amy Sarcevic