Dr Suzanne Orchard and local ASPREE Senior Study Co-ordinator Rosalind (Ros) Whittaker hosted the first ASPREE study update for 2016 in Wollongong on March 17. “It was terrific to meet so many participants and guests at the ASPREE study update in Wollongong last week,” said senior research manager, Dr Suzanne Orchard, who is based at the ASPREE Head Office…Details
The President of Golden Days FM, Melbourne’s Senior Broadcast radio, recently spoke to Professor Andrew Tonkin, a senior investigator to the ASPREE trial on the progress of the study. Prof. Tonkin, Head of the Cardiovascular Research Unit at Monash University, oversees cardiovascular aspects of ASPREE. Our thanks to Larry James for the opportunity to discuss the study with listeners…Details
We are delighted to have Australian of the Year, Ita Buttrose, feature in two ASPREE Community Service Announcements (CSAs). The short 30 second and 15 second videos thank ASPREE participants for their extraordinary contribution to the health of future generations. Both CSAs are currently being aired on TVs across south eastern Australia. The radio CSA can be…Details
Woo hoo! Thanks to the strong support for research from members of the Australian community, the ASPREE Healthy Ageing Biobank has stored blood samples from more than 12,000 (yes, that’s twelve thousand!) healthy older people. As far as we know, the ASPREE has the largest ‘bank’ of biospecimens from healthy older people in the world.…Details
The ASPREE team always enjoys sharing a cuppa with participants and guests at these events. Two more terrific mornings spent with our ASPREE participants and guests at the AMREP Theatre in the Alfred Hospital precinct on January 29th & 30th.
The ASPREE team hosted two study updates in two states on January 30th 2015 – one in Melbourne and one in Salisbury, Adelaide. Professor Nigel Stocks, who gave the presentation in Adelaide, is an ASPREE Chief Investigator, Head of the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Adelaide and acting Deputy Head of the School…Details
Thanks to the wonderful support from older members of the community, their families and GPs, ASPREE hit a number of new milestones as it strove towards the recruitment target this year. Highlights of the year include: • ASPREE reached the recruitment target of 19,000 participants across both countries in November 2014; 16,700 participants are Australian.…Details
Chief Investigator to the ASPREE Study, Professor Mark Nelson hosted the Hobart study update at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research today. We’d like to thank our participants and their guests and Jess Stewart, daughter of ASPREE’s Hobart team member, Kirby Donaldson for the pics from today’s event.
Frankston turned on the weather at the 19th ASPREE study update this year. Participants and guests living in south east Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula met at the Monash University Peninsula Campus for a very informative session and afternoon tea. Thanks to our guests for such a great day.
A letter from Principal Investigator, Prof John McNeil to 16,500 Australian ASPREE Participants and their GPs
To our ASPREE participants and co-investigating GPs, The ASPREE team sincerely thanks you for supporting the ASPREE study. Without your ongoing support for medical research, this significant trial would not be possible. For the next 3 years, ASPREE will be in the ‘observational’ stage until the trial concludes at the end of 2017. This 3 year…Details