The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-03-20T00:21:10Z On World Oral Health Day, Mercy Ships Recognises Australian Dental Volunteers’ Contribution to the Oral Health of Africa 2019-03-20T00:21:10Z on-world-oral-health-day-mercy-ships-recognises-australian-dental-volunteers-contribution-to-the-oral-health-of-africa Conakry, Guinea, West Africa, March 20, 2019: On World Oral Health Day, Mercy Ships recognises the Australian dental volunteers dedicated to the oral health of West Africa. Mercy Ships is currently working in Guinea, West Africa with a team of 25 volunteer dentists, dental assistants and dental hygienists from Australia and around the world. Through a partnership with the Guinean Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, the facilities, areas, and persons for capacity building projects were identified. The Mercy Ships Medical Capacity Building (MCB) program in dentistry aims to enhance the standards of care within African partner health care institutions. Work also includes mentoring and courses being taught to faculty and students at the Gamal Abdel Nasser University, the only dental school in Guinea. These dental courses contain practical and relevant medical capacity building projects that demonstrate and impart knowledge, skills, and a compassionate, professional attitude to each participant. The training is essential to help fill the need for more qualified dental professionals. Without access to proper dental care, easily curable dental diseases can deteriorate into serious conditions, some of which require the specialty care of an ENT physician or maxillofacial surgeon. Through past work in Guinea, Mercy Ships has confirmed that lack of access to dental, ENT and maxillofacial care represents a serious need in the country.  Australians involved in the projects in Guinea include Queensland dentists Dr. Toni Mitchell and Dr. Ryan Goh and dental assistant Maryanne Casey, and South Australian dentist Dr. Su Fei Ling and dental assistant Kay Barlow. “The people of Guinea and other nations in West Africa face many problems – lack of food, water, shelter, sanitation and access to health care and education. It’s good to be able to train the local people who will then be able to provide care for their own,” said Dr. Toni Mitchell from Mission Beach. “I had the opportunity of helping to train a local person in tooth extraction. We could not communicate because of the language barrier but he learnt by watching. I feel greatly rewarded as the people I serve give back more than I could ever give personally.” The Mercy Ships Dental Team has treated over 5,000 dental patients in a free clinic available to citizens since the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest private hospital ship, arrived in Guinea in August 2018.  To date, 13 dentists and 41 dental students have participated in the mentoring and training program which will continue the entire 10 months that the Africa Mercy is docked in Guinea. After the field service ends this coming June, Mercy Ships will hand over the fully-renovated, equipped and fully-functioning dental clinic designed to meet the training needs of Gamal’s dental students, ensuring future generations of Guinean dentists are properly equipped to enter the local dental workforce and provide quality care to patients.  Mercy Ships will remain engaged in this project for one to three years afterwards to assure the project’s sustainability, evaluating how the level of skills and knowledge are being used and shared, while carefully identifying any external variables that may positively or negatively affect the project’s overall success. Mercy Ships uses this information for continual project design improvements in future field services. END About Mercy Ships  Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class health care services, capacity building and sustainable development aid to those without access in the developing world. Founded in 1978, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $1.3 billion, with more than 2.6 million direct beneficiaries. Each year, more than 1,200 volunteers from over 40 nations serve with Mercy Ships. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, health care trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort. Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time. Mercy Ships Australia, one of 16 international support offices, is based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. For more information, visit www.mercyships.org.au Notes to Editors High resolution photos of Mercy Ships are available upon request, with attribution to Mercy Ships. For more information, please contact: Melissa MasonNational Office ManagerMercy Ships Australia(07) 5437 2992melissa.mason@mercyships.org Camp Quality Convoy Victoria returns to the road again for children’s cancer 2019-03-19T02:44:28Z camp-quality-convoy-victoria-returns-to-the-road-again-for-childrens-cancer I hope you're having a good day. We're reaching out to you today to see if you can help us generate interest for a very valuable children's charity... Camp Quality. The charity is once again hosting its Camp Quality Convoy Victoria to raise much funds to help children and families touched by cancer. Can you help us spread the word and generate some registrations amongst truck drivers and motorcyclists? A full press release is below (and attached). Below the press release is a dropbox link for images, and associated captions. If you need any of these images compressed and emailed direct please don't hesitate to ask. Kind regards, Alison Treloar Senior Account Manager Seftons 0422 093 639 alison.treloar@seftons.com.au Issue date: 19 March 2019 Camp Quality Convoy Victoria returns to the road again for children’s cancer It’s back! The Camp Quality Convoy Victoria will hit the road again on Sunday 7 April after a year off, with dozens of trucks and motorbikes expected to join the fun at Avalon Airport. Australia’s leading provider of aftermarket truck and trailer parts, Truckline has announced it will continue its generous support of the event and is also entering a special guest in the Convoy. The new International Pro-star demonstration truck will take a break from its tour around Victoria to feature in the day’s activities and is expected to draw a lot of interest from truck enthusiasts. For Truckline’s Territory Business Manager (VIC/TAS) Casey Stewart, this event holds special meaning for her and her family, after sadly losing her niece to childhood cancer at just five years of age. “I’m proud that Truckline is continuing their support of and involvement in this event and to see it back again after a hugely successful 2017 Convoy. It was a terrible tragedy for my family when we lost my niece, so I’m keen to do anything I can to support other families living with cancer,” Casey said. “Camp Quality is an incredible organisation that does so much for children growing up with cancer and their families. The programs and services offered to these children and their parents and siblings have a lasting impact and are such a great help through such a difficult time.” Camp Quality State Manager for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, Kendra Overall acknowledged that continued support from Truckline and other sponsors allowed the event to return and focus on raising as much money as possible. “With the ongoing support from Truckline and principal partner Viva Energy, we wouldn’t be able to hold an event like the Convoy and raise the money we do. Having corporate sponsors means all the funds raised by the truck drivers, the motorbike riders and the community at large supports Victorian kids to help children 0-13 deal with their own diagnosis, or the diagnosis of someone they love, like a brother, sister, mum or dad. We are there for them through the daily ups and downs of cancer. We create opportunities for the kids to be kids again: in-hospital, at home, at school and away from it all.,” Kendra said. “In the words of a family member: Camp Quality provides us with the opportunity to escape the daily treadmill of everyday life. To have smiles and laugher in the midst of a dark time is priceless.” Kendra told us. After a year off, this year’s Convoy will proceed slightly differently from earlier events, including the introduction of a Show and Shine following previous feedback. Registration fees for trucks and motorbikes in the Convoy are also substantially reduced this year, making the convoy accessible for participants, with all Convoy entrants encouraged to use the event to drive fundraising from their own networks. The Convoy will start from Avalon Airport at 8:00am on April 7, arriving back at the airport around midday where the Show and Shine and a range of family-friendly events will take place, including face painting for the kids, courtesy of sponsor Truckline. General entry is a gold coin donation, which includes the family activities on-site, and a raffle will be conducted to support the fundraising initiative. The day will conclude at 3pm. To register for the Convoy, go the website convoy.org.au ENDS About Truckline Truckline is Australia’s largest retailer of aftermarket truck and trailer parts, supporting all makes and models of North American, European and Japanese commercial vehicles. During the company’s 60 years servicing the Australian trucking industry, Truckline has built an extensive network of 22 company owned stores nationally, all with warehousing facilities. Owned by CNH Industrial, Truckline sources renowned products from leading suppliers around the world to cater for Australia’s unique conditions and climate. With a catalogue of more than 25,000 competitively priced parts and accessories, Truckline caters for all road transport needs. Whatever the age, make or model of the truck or trailer, Truckline’s highly skilled team is dedicated to providing parts to fulfil each customer’s requirement. Truckline is committed to keeping its customers moving. PHOTOS A dropbox link for photos is here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b03o5kzh1imzddx/AAAgtw51eknvp4dInvpXWE2na?dl=0 Captions are as follows (easily referenced with filenames): 1. Sponsor Truckline will be entering the new International ProStar demonstration truck in the convoy 2. Truckline’s Casey Stewart whose family has experienced their own childhood cancer tragedy 3. Truckline VIC TAS Territory Business Manager Casey Stewart with Truckline Hallam Manager Ian Miles 4. Truckline's Casey Stewart with the International ProStar demonstration truck which will join the Convoy 5. On the road at past Camp Quality Convoys 6. The line up from past Camp Quality Convoys 7. All parked up at previous Camp Quality Convoys 8. Truck drivers and motorbike riders alike gather for Convoy Dental Care Made Easier and Pain-Free with Dentist For Chickens 2019-03-12T11:55:26Z dental-care-made-easier-and-pain-free-with-dentist-for-chickens Dentist for Chickens is a leading dental clinic based in Newcastle, NSW. Dental care is not just about delivering the best treatment but, also to perform it with care.  In fact, we want to see you smile as we treat your dental concern tenderly. The comfort of the patient is high priority and that is the very approach Dentist for Chickens adopt while delivering top-class services. We offer dental services in Swansea, Edgeworth, Raymond Terrace and Newcastle region. Sitting in a dentist chair is not an easy position to be at! Patients are quite nervous and most of the times suffering from pain. Putting these patients at ease is the first goal for dentists even before they begin to analyse the course of treatment. The caring and supportive team at Dentist for Chickens ensures that a client’s first visit is always comfortable and positive. Patients can expect the most gentle and caring experience at the clinic. We are a team of friendly yet skilled dental care professionals who adopt the most client-friendly techniques to treat all kinds of dental concerns. Dental care has come a long way to establish the stream as a highly comfortable one! The credit for the same goes to the technological advancements in the field. Adopting modern dental technology has enabled the Dentist for Chickens to deliver an unmatched quality of dental care without reducing the comfort level of clients. Bringing a smile their faces has become a lot easier! We specialize in children dentistry, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and root canal treatment. Patients fret going to a dentist for several reasons. Most importantly because a specific treatment may put them through a lot of pain or because the discomfort can be prolonged. One of the experts at Dentist for Chickens says, “Over the several years of our service, the greatest challenge is not to deliver the best treatment. It is to make a nervous client comfortable enough to make them positively respond to the treatment. We at Dentist for Chickens specialize in putting the client at ease.” The team offers a wide range of specialised dental treatments in a most-friendly manner. Clients are assured of pain-free dentistry that to the adoption of advanced dental technology. Everything from dental extraction to implant, dentures, children’s dentistry, and several other expert services are offered with utmost care. Dentist for Chickens claims that a patient’s first visit to their clinic will be totally comfortable. Their ‘Gentle First Visit Guarantee’ shows how confident the team is when it comes to taking good care of their new patients. Treatments are customised and personalised according to the comfort level of the clients to achieve the best and desired results. These services set this dental clinic apart from the others in the dentistry league. Dentist for Chickens is committed to bring smile on people’s face with utmost ease. To know more about the services, visit: https://dentistforchickens.com.au/ Dental Greeting Offers No-Cost and Low-Cost Care for Children 2019-03-08T02:03:16Z dental-greeting-offers-no-cost-and-low-cost-care-for-children Dental Greetings knows the importance of early dental care for children to facilitate a lifetime of good oral hygiene. The practice offers up to $1,000 in select dental treatments over two years for children that are CDBS eligible. One of the keys to a beautiful, healthy smile is preventative treatments and Dental Greetings offers some services at a discounted fixed rate, in addition to no-gap or nothing-to-pay services for health fund patients. For children who aren’t CDBS eligible, the cost is just $99 and includes a check-up, cleaning, and x-rays if needed. For parents that aren’t sure if their child qualifies, they can call the office or stop in and the practice’s helpful staff will assist them in finding out. Many children don’t obtain the preventative check-ups and care they need. The Banyo dentist wants to make oral health treatments as easy and affordable as possible for everyone. The benefits and necessity of pediatric dentistry is often overlooked. Some conditions are obvious, but many are not. Children often clench or grind their teeth at night. It causes wear and tear on their teeth that can result in permanent damage to their adult teeth, along with headaches, disrupted sleep and even problems with their jaw joints. A popular myth is that baby teeth don’t need much care since they’ll later make way for adult teeth, but the opposite is true. Baby teeth are weaker than adult teeth and the enamel is 50 percent thinner. The dentist Wavell Heights knows how easy it is for decay to set in on baby teeth. Gum disease is something that people normally associate with adults, but the condition also affects children. The gums are responsible for protecting bone that holds teeth in place. Gum disease weakens that structure and teeth may shift. It can cause inflammation, swelling, and bleeding when children brush their teeth. The special offer at Dental Greetings for children that are CDBS eligible helps youngsters obtain the dental care they need at little or no cost and establishes the foundation of good oral health throughout their lifetime. Early dental exams by the Geebung dentist are an investment in a child’s health that also has far-reaching benefits on their physical, social, mental and emotional development. About Dental Greetings Founded by a husband and wife duo, Dental Greetings is dedicated to providing a family approach that treats patients with the utmost care and understanding. Dental services are available throughout Virginia, Banyo, Wavell Heights, Boondall, Toombul, Zillmere, Nudgee, Nudgee Beach, Northgate, Nundah, Geebung and all surrounding suburbs on the Brisbane north side. Dental Greetings will change the way you think of dentists and we aim to make any dental phobia a thing of the past. Connect with Dental Greetings on Facebook and Instagram. Media Contact Dental Greetings Phone: 07 3124 7166 Website: http://dentalgreetings.com.au Dental Greetings Partners with Zip Money to Offer Interest Free Payment Plans 2019-02-22T04:40:58Z dental-greetings-partners-with-zip-money-to-offer-interest-free-payment-plans-1 Many people stay away from the dentist out of fear or trepidation about out-of-pocket costs. Dental Greetings has announced that it has partnered with ZIP Money for interest free repayments for dental treatment with no minimums and up to $5000 if required. While announcing the interest free payment plans the clinic also said, “At Dental Greetings we never want our patients to stay in pain or discomfort while trying to work a dental appointment into their budget. That is why we try to make dentistry as affordable as possible whilst also giving the highest level and quality of dental care.” Sharing further details about the plan Dr Jeffrey Xiao (BOralH, G. Dip. Dent (Griffith University, Gold Coast), owner and lead dentist at Dental Greetings elaborated about the dental care services offered by his clinic. Dental Greetings offers a full range of services for people of all ages, from pediatric dentistry and cosmetic solutions, to orthodontics and emergency dentistry. However we understand that sometimes some assistance is required which is why we offer interest free payment plans to all our patients if required. Cosmetic services for a celebrity smile are available at the Geebung dentist & dentist Wavell Heights encompassing orthodontics, crowns and bridges, teeth whitening, and restorative solutions to repair damaged teeth. Dental Greetings also performs root canals when necessary to eliminate pain and save a tooth. Invisalign® aligners are the removable, unobtrusive and gentle way to straighten teeth for teens and adults. The dentist Wavell Heights is a certified Invisalign® provider. There are no metal brackets or wires to tighten with Invisalign® aligners. About Dental Greetings Founded by a husband and wife duo, Dental Greetings is dedicated to providing a family approach that treats patients with the utmost care and understanding. Dental services are available throughout Virginia, Banyo, Wavell Heights, Boondall, Toombul, Zillmere, Nudgee, Nudgee Beach, Northgate, Nundah, Geebung and all surrounding suburbs on the Brisbane north side. Dental Greetings are leading Toombul dentist will change the way you think of dentists and we aim to make any dental phobia a thing of the past. Connect with Dental Greetings on Facebook and Instagram. Media Contact Dental Greetings Shop 6B/7 Toombul Road  Virginia QLD 4014 Phone: 07 3124 7166 Dental Greetings Announces Special Offer with no Out-of-Pocket Cost 2018-12-19T04:14:43Z dental-greetings-announces-special-offer-with-no-out-of-pocket-cost Many people stay away from the dentist out of fear or trepidation about out-of-pocket costs. Dental Greetings is promoting oral health with its “Bulk-Bill” Check-up and Cleaning that has no out-of-pocket expense to the patient. The “Bulk-Bill” promotion is completely paid for by insurance and individuals receive an extensive examination, x-rays, cleaning and fluoride treatment. The offer includes patients’ every six month regular maintenance appointments and for individuals with concerns, the Banyo dentist can include a treatment planning session. Dental Greetings offers a full range of services for people of all ages, from pediatric dentistry and cosmetic solutions, to orthodontics and emergency dentistry. The dental professionals also understand that many individuals don’t have the budget to address an unexpected dental expense. To assist patients, the dentist Wavell Heights has partnered with Zip Money for interest free payment plans. It’s never too soon for children to receive a dental check-up to identify any potential problems and familiarize youngsters with the dentist. The flexible hours at the Boondall dentist are designed to accommodate school and extracurricular schedules, even on weekends. Preventative dentistry includes a thorough exam of the teeth, gums and palate, along with the jaw and joints. Cosmetic services for a celebrity smile are available at the Geebung dentist encompassing orthodontics, crowns and bridges, teeth whitening, and restorative solutions to repair damaged teeth. Dental Greetings also performs root canals when necessary to eliminate pain and save a tooth. Invisalign® aligners are the removable, unobtrusive and gentle way to straighten teeth for teens and adults. The dentist Wavell Heights is a certified Invisalign® provider. There are no metal brackets or wires to tighten with Invisalign® aligners. Patients can also obtain full or partial acrylic or chrome dentures. The practice performs denture repairs and provides consultations that enable individuals to make informed decisions about their needs. The “Bulk-Bill” Check-up and Cleaning offer at Dental Greetings is helping individuals maintain good oral hygiene and health, with no out-of-pocket expense to the patient. The Boondall dentist is on a quest to help as many people as possible identify potential problems early, rectify existing tooth conditions, and develop a treatment plan for a brilliant Hollywood smile. About Dental Greetings Founded by a husband and wife duo, Dental Greetings is dedicated to providing a family approach that treats patients with the utmost care and understanding. Dental services are available throughout Virginia, Banyo, Wavell Heights, Boondall, Toombul, Zillmere, Nudgee, Nudgee Beach, Northgate, Nundah, Geebung and all surrounding suburbs on the Brisbane north side. Dental Greetings will change the way you think of dentists and we aim to make any dental phobia a thing of the past. Connect with Dental Greetings on Facebook and Instagram. Media Contact Dental Greetings Phone: 07 3124 7166 Website: dentalgreetings.com.au IMC19 brings the future of science into focus 2018-09-25T22:43:44Z imc19-brings-the-future-of-science-into-focus-1 Critical discoveries and research that will help to transform health, science and industry are set to be the lasting legacy of the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), according to leaders of the scientific world. Held every four years, IMC19 saw more than 2,100 of the world’s top scientists and researchers from 48 countries come together at ICC Sydney to network, collaborate and discover the latest high-tech instrumentation and systems in microscopy and microanalysis. IMC19 also inspired the next generation of young scientists with its Schools Outreach Program, which welcomed 570 students from 19 schools. The program also featured a “Young Scientists Assembly” where 50 young scientists from around the world enjoyed the opportunity to discuss career planning with some of the most senior figures in the field. Professor Simon Ringer, Congress Chair, said the impact of IMC19 would be revealed over time from the global scientific community. “Innovations in microscopy enable us to extend our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. IMC19 brought together leaders in both the development and the application of microscopy in a huge range of disciplines,” he said. “These connections will ultimately lead to breakthroughs, as researchers take the insights from advanced microscopy to develop a treatment for cancer, a vaccine for a virus, or a new 3D printed metallurgical alloy that improves our atmosphere by being strong and light and thereby fuel and greenhouse gas efficient.” The week-long scientific program included presentations by four expert plenary speakers, two Nobel Laureates, 150 invited presenters as well as 26 pre-congress workshops and 463 oral talks, bridging the primary streams of Frontier Issues; Instrumentation and Techniques; Physical and Life Sciences. The pioneering IMC19 Outreach Learning Program welcomed high school students to experience the very latest light and electron microscope equipment and a chance to meet with researchers and specialists in microscopy. Mrs Diane Fairweather, Head of Science, Riverstone High School, said the program allowed students to access cutting-edge technology. “This was a great STEM initiative by IMC19 and an amazing experience for the students who came. We don’t have these microscopes at our school and without the IMC19 Outreach Program, most of our students wouldn’t be able to use this equipment,” said Fairweather. “Our students are engaged; they are learning directly from experts on things like using the lens to focus – it’s a real hands-on experience.” The Outreach Program offered students access to the latest equipment including, VR, four scanning electron microscopes, 20 life microscopes and 3D printing. Equipment and demonstrations were supported by Zeiss, Leica, AXT, Keepad Interactive, NewSpec, ATA, Coherent, UNSW Art and Design and Me3D. Citing recent examples of some of the life-changing advancements that have developed as a direct result of microscopy, Dr Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist, inspired the audience at IMC19 and set the scene for a week of breakthroughs in his opening address. “An investment in this field (microscopy) is an investment in nanoparticles that target such things as a drug directly to malignant cells; 3D printed lattices that act like tiny factories for T-cells; vital in the new generation of cancer immunotherapies and more,” said Dr Finkel. “Without Microscopy, there is no modern science – end of story.” Professor Paul Munroe, Congress Co-Chair, said IMC19 had laid the foundations for great things. “We are excited to see where the collaborations from IMC19 take the industry, and what new technology and research will be showcased at the next congress in Korea in 2022,” he said. For more information on IMC19 visit: http://imc19.com. IMC19 brings the future of science into focus 2018-09-25T22:34:39Z imc19-brings-the-future-of-science-into-focus Critical discoveries and research that will help to transform health, science and industry are set to be the lasting legacy of the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), according to leaders of the scientific world. Held every four years, IMC19 saw more than 2,100 of the world’s top scientists and researchers from 48 countries come together at ICC Sydney to network, collaborate and discover the latest high-tech instrumentation and systems in microscopy and microanalysis. IMC19 also inspired the next generation of young scientists with its Schools Outreach Program, which welcomed 570 students from 19 schools. The program also featured a “Young Scientists Assembly” where 50 young scientists from around the world enjoyed the opportunity to discuss career planning with some of the most senior figures in the field. Professor Simon Ringer, Congress Chair, said the impact of IMC19 would be revealed over time from the global scientific community. “Innovations in microscopy enable us to extend our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. IMC19 brought together leaders in both the development and the application of microscopy in a huge range of disciplines” he said. “These connections will ultimately lead to breakthroughs, as researchers take the insights from advanced microscopy to develop a treatment for cancer, a vaccine for a virus, or a new 3D printed metallurgical alloy that improves our atmosphere by being strong and light and thereby fuel and greenhouse gas efficient.” The week-long scientific program included presentations by four expert plenary speakers, two Nobel Laureates, 150 invited presenters as well as 26 pre-congress workshops and 463 oral talks, bridging the primary streams of Frontier Issues; Instrumentation and Techniques; Physical and Life Sciences. The pioneering IMC19 Outreach Learning Program welcomed high school students to experience the very latest light and electron microscope equipment and a chance to meet with researchers and specialists in microscopy. Mrs Diane Fairweather, Head of Science, Riverstone Highschool, said the program allowed students to access cutting-edge technology. “This was a great STEM initiative by IMC19 and an amazing experience for the students who came. We don’t have these microscopes at our school and without the IMC19 Outreach Program, most of our students wouldn’t be able to use this equipment,” said Fairweather. “Our students are engaged; they are learning directly from experts on things like using the lens to focus – it’s a real hands-on experience.” The Outreach Program offered students access to the latest equipment including, VR, four scanning electron microscopes, 20 life microscopes and 3D printing. Equipment and demonstrations were supported by Zeiss, Leica, AXT, Keepad Interactive, NewSpec, ATA, Coherent, UNSW Art and Design and Me3D. Citing recent examples of some of the life-changing advancements that have developed as a direct result of microscopy, Dr Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist, inspired the audience at IMC19 and set the scene for a week of breakthroughs in his opening address. “An investment in this field (microscopy) is an investment in nanoparticles that target such things as a drug directly to malignant cells; 3D printed lattices that act like tiny factories for T-cells; vital in the new generation of cancer immunotherapies and more,” said Dr Finkel. “Without Microscopy, there is no modern science – end of story.” Professor Paul Munroe, Congress Co-Chair, said IMC19 had laid the foundations for great things. “We are excited to see where the collaborations from IMC19 take the industry, and what new technology and research will be showcased at the next congress in Korea in 2022,” he said. For more information on IMC19 visit: http://imc19.com. Images: IMC19 Outreach Learning Program: Notes to editors: Interviews with Professor Simon Ringer, Congress Chair, IMC19 Interviews with Professor Paul Munroe, Congress Co-Chair, IMC 19 Media enquires contact Zadro Sinead Andrews | Account Coordinator | Zadro 02 9212 7867 | sinead@zadroagency.com.au Elizabeth Williams | Group Account Director | Zadro 02 9212 7867 | elizabeth@zadroagency.com.au NOTE: About the 19th International Microscopy Congress, 9 – 14 September 2018 Held once every four years, the International Microscopy Congress (IMC) is the preeminent meeting for researchers, practitioners, decision makers, national microscopy societies, industry partners and stakeholders involved in microscopy sciences from all over the world. Now in its 19th year, IMC19 ‘Microscopy: Bridging the Sciences’ is the only platform to bring together international, national and local professionals to discover new opportunities, uncover findings, learn techniques, collaborate with peers, and network with global leaders in the field of microscopy. About the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Society (AMMS) The Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Society (AMMS) is Australia’s industry association for the promotion, co-operation and development of microscopy, microanalysis, and related techniques across a broad range of scientific disciplines. About the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) The International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) comprises microscopy societies from all around the world to contribute to the advancement of microscopy in all its aspects. Microscope that gets to the heart of matter 2018-09-10T03:41:58Z microscope-that-gets-to-the-heart-of-matter Two Nobel Laureates and the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer will officially unveil a vital piece of scientific infrastructure at the University of Sydney at a special event. The Thermo Fisher Themis-Z transmission electron microscope (TEM) has the highest resolution of any microscope in Australia. Its addition to the University of Sydney will provide researchers with unparalleled access to the mysteries of the atomic structure of materials. The 4.5-metre tall microscope is housed in the purpose-built $150 million Sydney Nanoscience Hub in a room that is shielded from electromagnetic interferences and ‘floats’ architecturally independent from the building to minimise vibrations. The resolution of this analysis technique is breathtaking. The machine can obtain images with resolution better than 0.06 billionths of a metre (0.06 nanometres). That is about 10 times smaller than the distance between silicon atoms or five times smaller than the distance between carbon atoms in diamond. The microscope, which is available for industry as well, also has applications in geosciences, mining, chemical and mechanical engineering. The new NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte will unveil the device in his first week of his official functions alongside two Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, Prof. Dan Shechtman, The Technion, Israel and Professor Joachim Frank, Columbia University, USA, who are visiting Sydney for the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), which is jointly hosted by the University of Sydney and UNSW. Event details: What: Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis launch event Aberration-corrected Transmission Electron Microscope Where: Research Foyer, Sydney Nanoscience Hub, Physics Road, University of Sydney When: Tuesday, 11 September 2018. 1.45pm for 2pm start. The 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), 9-14 September, at ICC Sydney, will centre around the theme, Microscopy: Bridging the Sciences, promoting collaboration across the primary streams of Frontier Issues; Instrumentation and Techniques; Physical and Life Sciences. Complimentary media passes to the launch event are available; apply by sending your name, position and publication title to sinead@zadroagency.com.au. Complimentary media passes to IMC19 are also available; apply by sending your name, position and publication title to sinead@zadroagency.com.au. Image: The Thermo Fisher Themis-Z transmission electron microscope (TEM) How many scientists does it take to look through a microscope? 2018-09-06T02:03:09Z how-many-scientists-does-it-take-to-look-through-a-microscope More than 2,000 of the world’s top scientific brains will explore new findings, share research, and experience the latest state-of-the-art scientific microscopy equipment helping to reinvent and expand human knowledge, in Sydney next week. Field emission guns and new electron exploration systems are two of the many innovations and leading advancements in medical science that will be on show when the world’s largest microscopic community descends on Sydney for the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19). The event, held every four years, starts on 9 September and will see presentations by world-renowned thought leaders and Nobel Laureates Professor Dan Shechtman and Professor Joachim Frank, from The Technion Israel, who won the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work as founder of the single-particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). By bringing together experts working across a multitude of academic and industrial fields, IMC19 will showcase - and define - how clear, crisp microscopic magnification, helps advance life on Earth. The genesis of our future’s most significant discoveries including reproductive breakthroughs and a step towards a cure for cancer can be found at this world-famous science event and the multi-million-dollar equipment on display. Tek-Event, Sydney based manufacturer of equipment dedicated to the field of human and animal reproductive technologies (ART), will showcase its range of brand new technologies providing a safe environment for tissue observation. Dieter Regel, Sales Director, Tek-Event, commented on the increasing requirement to provide accurate temperature control as well as CO2 and humidity in the latest technologies advancing human IVF laboratories, animal research and veterinary ART facilities. “Researchers who have the requirement to view cells or tissue microscopically, are often challenged when their environment is not stable. TEK-Event are excited to showcase our latest Cell-Tek microscope chambers, which helps create a controlled environment for examination in many fields of research, including the handling of oocytes and embryos in ART,” said Regel. Thermo Fisher Scientific will offer attendees a chance to take part in live demonstrations with technical experts working in innovative software and automated microscopy products and showcase a wide range of microscopy solutions. Attendees can register for a learning lunch with ZEISS, to experience their innovative microscopy technologies and applications. Sessions will cover 3D electron microscopy; X-ray microscopy and analytical microscopy and guests can win a ZEISS VR One Plus virtual reality headset. Tek-Event, Thermo Fisher Scientific and ZEISS will be joined by over 60 other confirmed exhibitors at IMC19, including Jeol, Quorum Technologies, Tescan, Technoorg Linda Co Ltd, Delmic, Hitachi, Leica and Nano Technologies Solutions. Delegates will also enjoy a range of activities and a vibrant social program in conjunction with the congress, aimed to engage attendees and help spark new connections among the scientific community. The IMC19 Outreach Learning Program will host 21 schools across Australia, to offer students the chance to undertake four storyline-based challenges, featuring the latest light and microscopy equipment alongside leading researchers and instrument specialists. Microscopy Australia will present a unique exhibition during the congress, Stories & Structures - New Connections, bringing together microscopy and Indigenous art through visual and story-telling parallels. The exhibition will showcase 21 artworks and 24 micrographs, as well as feature live painting by Indigenous artist Kurun Warun in residence. The 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), 9-14 September, at ICC Sydney, will centre around the theme, Microscopy: Bridging the Sciences, promoting collaboration across the primary streams of Frontier Issues; Instrumentation and Techniques; Physical and Life Sciences. $566,000 Grant For Innovative Dental Product Inventor 2018-08-17T00:01:34Z 566-000-grant-for-innovative-dental-product-inventor The Australian Government has awarded an Accelerating Commercialisation Grant worth over $566,000 to HyGenie Australia Pty Ltd, an innovative small business dental product manufacturer and member of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA). The grant was awarded to support the commercialisation of a world-first innovative device that cleans, stores, and protects removable oral appliances such as dentures relied upon by millions in Australia and overseas. “ADIA congratulates HyGenie Australia on being awarded this substantial grant from the Australian Government in recognition of the innovation and global export potential of this small business,” said Mr Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer. The grant is part of the Accelerating Commercialisation component of the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme which is designed to help small-medium businesses, entrepreneurs, and researchers to access expert guidance and find the right solutions for novel products, processes, and services. “Australia has a reputation for developing innovative products that deliver enhanced dental and oral healthcare and supporting this sector is a high priority for ADIA. It’s in this context that we couldn’t be more pleased that the Australian Government is backing this product to ensure that it’s available to patients across Australia and overseas,” Mr Williams said. The device’s inventor, Dr Mark Wotherspoon, and the business' Managing Director, Steve Plakotaris, said the grant will support the advancement of consumer and clinical trials for the innovative device that will begin in September 2018. This will facilitate a national and, eventually, an international launch of the device in 2019. “There is still a lot of work to do and no doubt some challenges lie ahead, however we have made a good start to becoming a worldwide brand,” Mr Plakotaris said. ADIA will continue to support HyGenie Australia, and other local dental product manufacturers through policy advocacy efforts to cut the red-tape associated with dental product development, manufacturing and commercialisation. Support for export activities is also provided through ADIA’s pavilions at key international trade shows. “ADIA’s commitment to supporting local dental product manufacturers is strong and it’s great when businesses such as Hygenie Australia are recognised for their innovation and receive assistance from the Australian Government to tackle international markets,” Mr Williams said. Ends. .Image —■ Hygenie Australia Product Graphic [.JPG] .Media Contact — Brittany ButterworthADIA Communications Officert: 1300 943 094.....e: media@adia.org.au 2018 ADIA Research Grant Tackles Periodontitis 2018-08-09T04:30:23Z unisyd-paper-on-gifts-and-the-dental-profession-misses-the-mark Pioneering research to address chronic periodontitis has been awarded the Australian Dental Industry Association Research Grant bestowed by the Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), the nation’s leading funding body for early-career researchers into dental and oral health issues. The grant is funded by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing innovative dental product manufacturers and suppliers. The most recent award was provided to Associate Professor Neil O’Brien-Simpson from the University of Melbourne Dental School into research associated with antimicrobial peptides that target periodontal pathogens. He’s a project manager for the Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre. The research project will be supported by Dr Jason Lenzo and Dr James Holden, both from the Melbourne Dental School. The research seeks to address chronic periodontitis, an inflammatory disease associated with a pathogenic subgingival bacteria leading to the destruction of the tooth’s supporting tissues and ultimately tooth loss. It is a major public health problem in all societies and is estimated to affect at least 30% of the adult population, including 5% to 6% who experience severe forms of the disease. The prevention of chronic periodontitis relies on removing the bacterial burden by effective tooth cleaning, sometimes in combination with antibiotics and / or antiseptics; however, long-term use of antibiotics is undesirable due to the emergence of resistant bacteria. Indeed, several reports have highlighted an increasing trend towards antibiotic resistance in oral bacteria. The increasing reports of multi-drug and antibiotic resistant bacteria and the limits on the use of antiseptics, such as chlorhexidine, have resulted in extensive research to discover and develop new and novel classes of antimicrobials that are effective and safe for human use. “The objectives of the research align with the conditions of the Australian Dental Industry Association Research Grant that provides funding for projects that may, following commercialisation, support the development of new and / or innovative dental and oral healthcare treatment pathways or products,” said Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer. The Australian Dental Industry Association Research Grant provides funding to explore the potential of a novel class of antibiotics called antimicrobial peptides (AMP). The research team have already identified several AMPs by altering their sequence and adding chemical moieties that reduce toxicity to mammalian cells while targeting and enhancing antibacterial activity towards periodontal pathogens. “ADIA has a long track-record of supporting the development of innovative patient diagnostic and treatment options and it's in this context that we’re committed to the long-term funding of the Australian Dental Industry Association Research Grant is funded,” Mr Williams said. Ends. Photograph & Images — ■. Neil O'Brien Simpson - University of Melbourne [.JPG] Media Contact —ADIA Communications Officert: 1300 943 094.....m: 0450 013 446.....e: media@adia.org.au ADIA Background Information — Founded in 1925, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is the peak business organisation representing innovative manufacturers and suppliers of dental products.  Active in each mainland state and with a strong presence in Canberra, ADIA is a strong advocate for policy reforms that allow member businesses to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably.  ADIA's vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians.  The services offered by ADIA that support member businesses include industry statistics, training programmes and trade shows including ADX Sydney, the nation's largest healthcare exhibition that attracts some 10,000 stakeholders from across the oral healthcare community. For further information on ADIA visit the website at:www.adia.org.au  Exposing “serial killers”, Quasi-Periodic Materials, and Sub-particles at IMC19 Sydney 2018-08-06T04:14:11Z exposing-serial-killers-quasi-periodic-materials-and-sub-particles-at-imc19-sydney Examining ‘serial killer’ cells and their behaviour will be at the centre of leading Australian Immunologist, Dr Misty Jenkins’, plenary talk - Understanding Serial Killers: Investigating the Function of Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes using Microscopy’ at IMC19 in Sydney next month. Approximately 1,600 Australians are diagnosed with brain cancer each year. Dr Misty Jenkins, NHMRC RD Wright Fellow and Laboratory Head at Walter Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, is seeking to change that, and will share how microscopy is directing her research into fighting brain cancer. Ahead of the IMC19 Congress, Dr Jenkins shares how her research is using imaging to understand how killer T-cells in the immune system could be modified to develop a cure for brain cancer. “T-cells are like the snipers of the immune system, they take out very specific targets and throw grenades at them to make them blow up. These cells are genetically designed to kill cancer cells, and we image this process to uncover new insights into the behaviour of these engineered killers,” said Dr Jenkins. With a series of accolades including the L’Oréal for Women in Science Fellowship (2013) and the Westpac/Australian Financial Review Top100 Women of Influence Award (2016), Ballarat-born Dr Jenkins is a testament to the high calibre of scientists that will be representing Australia at the Congress. It is such an exciting time for science, and this is our chance to show the world the great work we are doing on our own shores. But it is also a rare and unique opportunity to collaborate with, learn from and share the stage with renowned scientists from across the globe,” said Dr Jenkins. Dr Jenkins will be joined by the world’s most prominent plenary speakers including: Nobel Laureate Professor Dan Shechtman, from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, presenting on The Discovery of Quasi-Periodic Materials – The Role of TEM Associate Professor Jennifer Dionne, from Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford, USA, who recently featured on Oprah Winfrey’s list of “50 things that will make you say ‘Wow’!” with In Situ Visualisation of Photochemical Transformations at the Single and Sub-particle Level Professor Zhiwei Shan, from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, who has published over 70 prestigious papers and presented more than 130 invited talks discussing Mechanical Testing Laboratory Inside TEM The 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), 9-14 September, at ICC Sydney, will centre around the theme, Microscopy: Bridging the Sciences, promoting collaboration across the primary streams of Frontier Issues; Instrumentation and Techniques; Physical and Life Sciences. To register and for more information: http://imc19.com Image: Dr. Misty Jenkins, Walter Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, Australia Professor Dan Shechtman, The Technion, Israel Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Dionne, Stanford, USA Prof. Zhiwei Shan, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China How cannabis research revealed the Endocannabinoid System and its influence on homeostasis 2018-07-23T00:29:02Z how-cannabis-research-revealed-the-endocannabinoid-system-and-its-influence-on-homeostasis Medicinal cannabis, its use and benefits for illness and disease are still being appreciated, and with new legislation introduced in Australia to legalise the use and supply of medicinal cannabis means the spotlight is on the medical profession to see how this herbal medicine can treat chronic illness. Justin Sinclair, an Australian Pharmacognosist and Educator will share his insights at the upcoming A5M Medical Conference in Melbourne and present: Cannabis Phytochemistry and the Endocannabinoid System. For more than 15 years Justin’s research and experience spans several scientific disciplines, including cultivation, botany, plant genetics, ethnopharmacology, and analytical phytochemistry. As coordinator for the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Research and Education Collaboration at NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, Sinclair is an advocate for medicinal cannabis research and believes worldwide studies have proven medicinal cannabis has provided patients with significant health benefits. “In countries where cannabis is legal, where they have a standardised medical supply of cannabis, the majority of patients are utilising it to treat chronic pain. Studies have shown benefits for many other illnesses, such as intractable epilepsy (non-responsive to normal modern pharmacological treatment), and evidence from overseas countries has demonstrated that medicinal cannabis may reduce spasticity in multiple sclerosis, amongst other illnesses. “Years of research has discovered a broad ranging neuro-modulatory system involved in most facets of homeostasis. This system is known as the Endocannabinoid System and was revealed only through research conducted on the Cannabis genus,” acknowledged Mr Sinclair. Sinclair believes that this is one of the greatest scientific discoveries in the last 50 years, with ongoing research into the endocannabinoid system likely to elucidate our understanding of various human diseases, with existing research suggesting that the endocannabinoid system is one of the primary regulators of homeostasis in the body. Speaking at the A5M Medical Conference in Melbourne, Mr Sinclair will discuss the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) with a focus on receptors, ligands and enzymes that are involved in this modulator of homeostasis within the body. The 12th Annual A5M Anti-Ageing & Aesthetic Conference will take place on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August 2018 delivering cutting-edge research into this new frontier at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, with a Preconference Workshop on Friday, 3 August 2018. To register for the Conference, visit: www.a5m.net Western Sydney University’s NICM Health Research Institute (NICM) is Australia’s leader in integrative and complementary medicine research and policy. As an ERA 5 ranking institute, NICM is globally recognised for its world-class research and innovations in integrative and complementary medicine. An initiative of NICM, the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Research and Education Collaboration (AMCREC) brings together a highly skilled transdisciplinary team and state-of-the-art facilities, providing a platform for high-quality, independent research, education and consultancy services in medicinal cannabis. For more information about NICM Health Research Institute, visit: www.nicm.edu.au Hashtag: #A5MConf18 - ENDS - - ENDS - Media Contacts: For further information, images, interviews or industry commentary, please contact: Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director | +61 2 9212 7867 | debbie@zadroagency.com.au Julie Donovan, Senior Account Manager | +61 2 9212 7867 | julie@zadroagency.com.au Notes to editor: The AustralAsian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A5M) is committed to providing medical practitioners, pharmacists and allied health professionals with support and education about the latest evidence-based methods to improve patient outcomes as they age - both internal and external. A5M is currently about to celebrate its 12th Annual Conference, one of the longest running conferences of its kind, which will take place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins For more information on A5M visit: www.A5M.net Connect through social media channels: Facebook: /A5Meducation Twitter: /A5Meducation LinkedIn: /A5M Medical Conference to Address Inner and Outer Health 2018-07-09T04:13:59Z medical-conference-to-address-inner-and-outer-health In August 2018, the AustralAsian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A5M) will host their 12th Annual Conference and Expo in Melbourne, presenting an unrivalled line up of Australian and international aesthetic, integrative and anti-ageing experts to build the bridge between inner and outer health. With the continued integration of evidence-based conventional medicine with the complementary and aesthetics industry and a rise in a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to patient care – the A5M Conference will provide a truly encompassing view for medical professionals to learn, discuss and drive the future of integrative medicine across Australasia. Delegates will hear from over 20 speakers discussing interventions for both internal and external causes of chronic conditions, while focusing on examining the impact that exercise and lifestyle, diet and nutrition, supplementation, hormonal/metabolic imbalance and genetic factors, have on the ageing process. EVENT DETAILS: WHAT: AustralAsian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine Annual Conference WHEN: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2018 TIME: 8:00am – 5:30pm WHERE: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins PRICE: Members: $1050; Non-members: $1250 WEBSITE: https://www.a5m.net/conference-information/2018-annual-conference The Conference covers a range of topics including: Connecting Inner and Outer Health Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Chronic Disease Telomeres, Cancer and Ageing Metabolic and Hormonal Health Issues Reversing Mild Cognitive Decline Brain Health Healthy ageing and wellbeing New Frontiers in Medicine: Medical Cannabis And much more! To register, visit: https://www.a5m.net/conference-information/a5m-annual-conference/2018-a5m-conference Hashtag: #A5MConf18 - ENDS - For further information, images, interviews or industry commentary, please contact: Debbie Bradley, Account Director | +612 9212 7867 | debbie@zadroagency.com.au Julie Donovan, Senior Account Manager | +612 9212 7867 | julie@zadroagency.com.au Notes to editor: The AustralAsian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A5M) is committed to providing medical practitioners, pharmacists and allied health professionals with support and education about the latest evidence-based methods to improve patient outcomes as they age - both internal and external. A5M is currently about to celebrate its 12th Annual Conference, one of the longest running conferences of its kind, which will take place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins For more information on A5M visit: www.A5M.net Connect through social media channels: Facebook: /A5Meducation Twitter: /A5Meducation LinkedIn: /A5M The role of A5M is to develop and promote all aspects of preventative, anti-ageing and integrative medicine among practitioners and the community A5M is dedicated to educating medical practitioners, allied healthcare professionals, scientist and researchers by providing training, certification and continuing education in preventative, integrative and anti-ageing medicine As the leading academic body of Anti-Ageing Medicine in AustralAsia, A5M offers Certification and access to a world-class Fellowship Program in Anti-Ageing, Regenerative and Functional Medicine with Metabolic Medicine Institute (MMI) and the American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A4M) The principles of A5M education and programs are based on scientific evidence based medicine, which involves the integration of the five pillars of ageing: diet and nutrition, supplementation, hormones, genetics and exercise and lifestyle