Grand Rounds

The Grand Rounds Seminar Series

  • The RCH Grand Rounds Seminar Series runs from February through to November each year.
  • Event Time and venue Description
    Generation Victoria (GenV) Solving complex issues affecting children and adults – a whole-of-state cohort with whole-of-campus implications 25 Sep 2019, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

    Venue: Ella Latham Auditorium


    The aim of the GenV project is to help solve complex issues affecting Victorian children and adults through research and translation. Led from the Melbourne Children’s Campus, the GenV 2020 Cohort will be open to the families of all 170,000 Victorian newborns over 2021-2. GenV is a multi-dimensional cohort study involving consent, geospatial, clinical and administrative data; biosamples; GenV-specific data, and observational and intervention research methods. GenV’s solutions focus is shaping its core digital phenotyping and health economic measures in order to maximally support trials, registries, health services research, informatics, genomics, precision population health and public policy. Ultimately, we aim for lasting change in the landscape of large scale research. GenV was launched in December 2017 with philanthropic and state funding. We seek input from across the Campus and beyond to maximise GenV’s value to all those who care for and about children and their parents.



    Professor Melissa Wake is a paediatrician and Director of the Generation Victoria (GenV) initiative. She aims to speed up children’s research and test interventions that change children’s care.


    A/Professor Joanne Said is an obstetrician and Head of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Joan Kirner Hospital. She is passionate about improving pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies.


    Dr Suzanne Mavoa, health geographer and Senior Research Fellow at the UoM School of Population & Global Health, captures and communicates the impacts of outdoor environments on health.


    Professor Richard Saffery studies the molecular and cellular origins of complex diseases. As GenV’s Deputy Director-BioSciences, his team are establishing Australia’s largest biorepository on campus.


    Professor Sharon Goldfeld is a paediatrician, public health physician, Director of the Centre for Community Child Health and Theme Director Population Health. She seeks policy-relevant solutions that eliminate inequities for all children.  

    2019 Vernon Collins Oration 02 Oct 2019, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

    Venue: Ella Latham Auditorium