ASPREE study updates roll out in 2014

Aug 1, 2014

An update on study updates


We’ve had a fantastic time meeting participants and guests at study updates this year and are pleased to shared a few photos from some of the events. ASPREE Executive Officer, Associate Professor Robyn Woods, gave all the presentations in Victoria. In ascending order, pictures from study updates thus far this year:


Shepparton, Victoria on 25th March, 2014

The Shepparton RSL was home to the first of a series of study updates being held across south-eastern Australia this year. These celebratory events provide an opportunity for participants and their guests to receive an update on the ASPREE trial’s progress, as well as a chance to catch up with one another over a cuppa. Local media are often interested to hear about rural and regional participants enrolling in a bi-national aspirin trial.

News interview with older lady and gentleman
Above: Several ASPREE participants were happy to talk to local WIN NEWS and Southern Cross TV journalists about about their participation in the trial at the Shepparton study update.

Bendigo, Central Victoria, on 23rd June, 2014

Terrific to meet 190 ASPREE participants and guests from Central Victoria at the Bendigo study update. Special thanks goes to ASPREE participants and long-time friends, John and Lois , who not only brought their partners to the update, but also very kindly featured in the local Bendigo newspaper, ‘The Addy’.

Older lady with black rimmed glasses holds an ASPREE brochure, next to an older gentleman wearing a red tie and blue shirt.
Above: Our thanks goes to Lois and friend John, who spoke to the Bendigo Advertiser about their experienced in the ASPREE trial.

Bundoora (Melbourne North) on 2nd July, 2014

Another fantastic audience! Around 180 ASPREE participants and guests living in and around north Melbourne attended a study update at RMIT, Bundoora. The ASPREE team would like to thank RMIT for generously providing such a great venue for the day.

Inside a large lecture theatre, with a map of ASPREE sites projected onto the wall
Above: Inside the huge lecture hall at an ASPREE study update held at RMIT, Bundoora Campus.

Canberra on 24th July, 2014

Such was the huge response from ASPREE participants wanting to attend the study update, that the ACT ASPREE team held an additional presentation in the afternoon to accommodate all the guests.

A slide of the ASPREE research team is projected onto a white screen while a dark haired, suited man stands at a lecturn
Above: ASPREE Chief Investigator in the ACT, Prof. Walter Abhayaratna introduces himself to local participants and their guests in the first of two study ASPREE study updates.

Geelong on 30th July, 2014

In terms of numbers, the biggest single study update so far this year belongs to Geelong, with more than 300 ASPREE participants and guests attending the event at Simonds Stadium (Kardinia Park) in July.  A fantastic morning enjoyed by all.


Rows of people seated facing a white screen
Above: A full house at the Geelong study update in July.

More updates are expected later this year.

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