Medical Research Project

In 1987, State Conference delegates decided to support a Medical Research Project each year.
The successful projects that have been assisted are:

 

1988-91
Research into sulphated polysaccharide based pharmaceuticals - 
John Curtin School of Medical Research, Department of Microbiology Australian National University (Cancer Research).

1991-94
Lupus

1994-97
Motor Neurone Disease

1997-2001
Rett Syndrome

2001-2003
Retinitis Pigmentosa

2004-2007
Haemophilia

2008-2009        
Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Research

2010-2011        
Prostate Cancer

2012- 2014        
Crohn's disease

2015-2017

Lyme disease

2018-

Endometriosis

 

The same Research Project can be supported for a maximum of three years.

Nominations follow normal channels through Branch to Group Conference and to State Executive.  Supporting information should be attached to nominations.

Three funds are selected by State Executive at their November Meeting and these appear on the Annual General Meeting Agenda with one to be decided by the Annual General Meeting.

Medical Research Presentation at State Conference
A two minute presentation at State Conference (1 minute for mover and 1 minute for seconder). During the presentation, the following four criteria must be addressed for the research project to be considered:

• Current level of funding or non-government funding
• Percentage of population affected
• Current research priorities
• Potential outcomes from further investment


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