On the 12th of August, we were proud to support the official Guinness World Record attempt for the largest practical science lesson. More than 3000 students from dozens of different schools around Queensland came together at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre for a special kind of school day; a world record attempt.
Students from primary through to high school got involved in a range of science activities, ranging from presentations on drones and magnets, to a special lesson by our very own Professor John Fraser. Assisted by young researchers Andrew Stephens and Eric Wu, Professor Fraser explained to the students how the heart works and changes speed throughout the day, when we do things like run around or even just stand up. He then demonstrated some of the incredible technology utilised at TPCH to help save hearts and lungs; much to the amazement of the captive audience.
Organised as part of National Science Week, Queensland Department of Science was able to set the official Guinness World Record for the largest practical science lesson.
Congratulations to everyone involved the incredible effort and organisation that went into planning the day!
This year, The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) annual Health Discoveries Forum will be incorporated into TPCH week, 17 to 21 October 2016.
The Health Discoveries Forum will focus on innovation in health care, with abstracts from all health care areas considered.
Both Novice and Experienced researchers are invited to submit abstracts which will be considered for poster and / or oral presentation.
Leading abstracts will be invited to present in the afternoon of Tuesday 18th October or Wednesday 19th October in a short 3 minute thesis format (with further information to be provided on acceptance of abstract).
The best of the best will be asked to expand on their presentation in the final on the morning of Friday 21st October where prizes will be awarded.
The closing date for abstracts is 9am, Wednesday 31st August 2016.
For submission details, click here.
The strawberries are growing, the ice cream is in the freezer, and our volunteers are gearing up for 10 days of excitement at this year’s Royal Queensland Show! Every year The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation sells the EKKA Strawberry Sundaes, and we’re now less than a month out from the event.
While it’s easy to get distracted by the food and amusements, it’s really about one thing for us: supporting our researchers and raising crucial funds to help them carry out their life-saving work. We have an incredible team of both young and experienced clinicians, doctors and engineers at the hospital that dedicate their entire careers to improving treatments for patients, and look into some of the biggest medical mysteries we’re faced with every day.
Whether it’s looking into better ways to transplant lungs, discovering new heart disease treatments or pioneering a world-first brain scan for early detection of dementia, every ice cream you buy this year is going to a good cause. We hope to sell enough Strawberry Sundaes in 2016 to power over 4,000 hours of medical research.
We still need plenty of volunteers to help with the event (particularly the night shifts), so if you can spare a few hours between August 5th and 14th we would love to have you on board! Head to our website to register!