COHORT was well represented this year at the 4th Asia Pacific Regional Congress of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR-APR 2019) held in Brisbane from 28-30 Nov 2019. One of COHORT’s PhD students, Nidhi Saraswat, presented a systematic review of general medical practitioners’ views towards oral cancer, and was also asked to chair a session at the conference.
In addition, COHORT’s director, Ajesh George, presented a study on providing undergraduate oral health training to midwifery students in Sydney. We are very proud of these researchers in spreading the word regarding our current projects!
One of our PhD students, Amy Villarosa, had the opportunity to present at the 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care in Melbourne on the 13th of November 2019. She presented the literature review phase of her PhD project, which explores expanding the role of dental practitioners to address childhood overweight and obesity.
COHORT PhD student Prakash Poudel won a SWSLHD Quality Award today for his project “Promoting Oral health among Patients with Diabetes” in the category- Keeping People Healthy. The project was a joint collaboration between WSU/COHORT, SWSLHD Diabetes and Endocrine Services, NSW Health, Diabetes Australia (NSW & ACT) and Australian Dental Association (NSW)
In mid-June 2019, our Research Officer and PhD student Amy Villarosa had an opportunity to meet with Dr Erin Hartnett, the Program Director for the NYU College of Nursing’s oral health programs, and her team at New York University. The oral health programs currently being directed by Dr Hartnett include the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) program and the Teaching Oral Systemic Health (TOSH) program. We are very excited to have established this new international collaboration and look forward to our future work together.
On 25th March 2019, one of our PhD students, Paula Sanchez, had the opportunity to talk with a university expert in African women’s health about the importance of maintaining good oral health among people with heart disease. We are very proud of Paula’s efforts to promote oral health in a population with special oral care needs!