More than 700 ASPREE participants and guests attended ASPREE study updates at the Monash Biomedical Imaging (MBI) Centre on the 12th & 13th of February 2015. The larger crowd attended on Friday, suggesting that our audience is not at all superstitious. The ASPREE team thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet our participants and to answer questions about the study.
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.
This packed edition, which has been posted to ASPREE participants, answers frequently asked questions about aspirin stories in the media, study medication, the Healthy Ageing Biobank, study visits and what to do with damaged study medication. We give a round up of Australian ASPREE participant locations, study updates and the newest edition to the ASPREE-RetCam Fleet.…Details
Wonderful to meet so many ASPREE participants and guests in Gippsland this month. We kicked off at the Traralgon Tennis Association rooms on 3rd December followed by a second presentation in Bairnsdale on 4th December. ASPREE Executive Officer, Assoc/Professor Robyn Woods gave the presentations, accompanied by Dr Carlene Britt, ASPREE’s Regional Manager. Local ASPREE study co-ordinators…Details
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