Gifts and benefits register

All items, donations, gifts or benefits over $150 given or received by Children’s Health Queensland or its employees are recorded on the Donations, Gifts and Benefits Register below.

24/09/2018 | Donor: Link Healthcare | Recipient: Wayne Nicholls | $3,000

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including accommodation and conference registration to attend the International Society of Paediatric Oncology Conference in Japan.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Wayne Nicholls has been invited to speak at the International Society of Paediatric Oncology conference on 16 – 19 November 2018 as an expert in children’s oncology. Attendance at the conference will provide Wayne with an opportunity to present a seminar on cardioprotective agents for children with cancer.

10/09/2018 | Donor: Australasian College of Emergency Medicine | Recipient: Fiona Thomson | $1,090

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including flights and accommodation to visit Perth’s Children Hospital.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the Perth Children’s Hospital on 26 – 27 November 2018 will provide an opportunity to work with the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) to benchmark standards and become an ambassador for both ACEM and Queensland Health.

25/08/2018 | Donor: St Jude Children's Research Hospital | Recipient: Steve Foresto | $640

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including four nights accommodation to attend the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

An invitation was extended to Dr Foresto to visit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital to understand the best way to use Cerner Oncology to improve the safety, effectiveness and accessibility of cancer treatments by leaning from a leading cancer hospital who already uses this process.

23/08/2018 | Donor: Matthew Chang Kim | Recipient: Katie Hyde | $1,100

Description of gift or benefit

Donation of Hudson coffee vouchers for staff.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Father of patient gifted staff with coffee vouchers as a token of appreciation for providing excellent care to his son who was a patient on Ward 9B.

17/08/2018 | Donor: Astellas Pharma Australia | Recipient: Lana Steward-Harrison | $830

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, travel expenses and accommodation to attend the Australia New Zealand (ANZ) Liver Transplant Meeting 2018 in Melbourne.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the meeting on 17 – 19 August 2018 will provide an opportunity to update new research from Liver Transplant recipients in the Australia and New Zealand cohort, case presentations and new developments in the Liver Transplant and Hepatology field which will improve the care of paediatric patients of Queensland who either will be undergoing or have undergone liver transplantation.

07/08/2018 | Donor: Children's Oncology Group | Recipient: Steve Foresto | $1,000

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including four nights accommodation and daily expenses to attend the Children’s Oncology Group meeting in Texas.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attendance at the meeting provided an opportunity to gain up-to-date knowledge of state of the art treatment modalities, new therapies and oncology clinical trials. Dr Foresto also represented the institutional Clinical Oncology Director Principal Investigator, Dr Helen Irving.

07/08/2018 | Donor: Children's Oncology Group | Recipient: Andrew Paton | $1,000

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including four nights accommodation and daily expenses to attend the Children’s Oncology Group meeting in Texas.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attendance at the meeting provided an opportunity to gain up-to-date knowledge of state of the art treatment modalities, new therapies and oncology clinical trials. There was discussions held regarding the ongoing controversies in the field and an opportunity to attend pharmacy specific information sessions.

06/08/2018 | Donor: Association Vascular Access (AVA) | Recipient: Tricia Kleidon | $2,100

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including return airfares, full conference registration and four nights accommodation to attend the Association Vascular Access conference to Ohio.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Tricia Kleidon was invited to speak at the Association Vascular Access conference as a Paediatric expert in the field of vascular access. Attendance at AVA conference provided an opportunity to network with exemplar clinicians. Additionally, access to international trade provided an opportunity to view and consider products that can improve and compliment current practice.

27/07/2018 | Donor: Admedus (Australia) Pty Ltd | Recipient: Nelson Alphonso | $1,970

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend the 7th Congress of Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society in Bali, Indonesia.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attendance at the congress provided a unique opportunity to gather with peers across the country with a wide-ranging interest and expertise in pediatric cardiology problems and research. In addition, this exhibition also showcased the latest medication and equipment advances in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery within the recent years.

26/07/2018 | Donor: Haemophilia Foundation of Australia | Recipient: Hayley Coulson | $480

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including return flights to Melbourne to attend the annual Haemophilia Group (ANZPHG) meeting and one nights accommodation.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the meeting on 18 – 19 October 2018 will provide an opportunity to discuss national standards of care in Haemophilia including future research, current research and the streamlining of practises nationally. The knowledge gained at this meeting will be translated back into Hayley’s practice and she will ensure the physiotherapy management of children and young people with haemophilia uses latest evidence based standards and aligns with national standards of care. Hayley will also provide feedback to the LCCH physiotherapy team and to physiotherapists across Queensland.

26/07/2018 | Donor: Molnlycke Health Care | Recipient: Catherine McMillan | $412

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including flights to attend the International Conference of Emergency Nurses (ICEN).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the International Conference of Emergency Nurses on 10 October 2018 will provide an opportunity to build professional relationships with international emergency nurses and gain an insight into the care and treatment provided by other hospitals.

24/07/2018 | Donor: Children's Oncology Group | Recipient: Amy Smalley | $1,000

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including four nights accommodation and daily expenses to attend the Children’s Oncology Group meeting in Texas.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attendance at the meeting provided an opportunity to gain up-to-date knowledge of state of the art treatment modalities, new therapies and oncology clinical trials. There was discussions held regarding the ongoing controversies in the field and an opportunity to attend clinical research associate sterring and network meetings.

19/07/2018 | Donor: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd | Recipient: Andreas Schibler | $7,169

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including travel and accommodation to attend the Critical Care Society of South Africa in Johannesburg.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Professor Schibler’s attendance at the meeting held 24 – 25 November 2018 offers the opportunity for him to connect, network and build relationships with people at the forefront of emergency medicine research and practice, as well as seek opportunities to present Queensland Health research findings and offer a new group of medical experts the opportunity to translate research into better practice.

19/07/2018 | Donor: Haemophilia Foundation of Australia | Recipient: Moana Harlen| $700

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including return airfare, one nights accommodation, meals and transit costs to attend the Australian and New Zealand Haemophilia Social Worker and Counselor Group annual meeting.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the meeting on 11 – 12 October 2018 will provide an opportunity to collaborate with other haemophilia psychosocial workers in Australia and New Zealand and receive professional development on issues specific to psychosocial support for the haemophilia community to enhance practice and improve patient care.

18/07/2018 | Donor: Nestle Health Science | Recipient: Jane Peake| $500

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and travel expenses to attend Nestle Health Science Paediatric Allergy Expert Panel in Melbourne.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Nestle Health Science Paediatric Allergy Expert Panel is a forum whereby a selected group of expert health professionals in the area of paediatric allergy are brought together to discuss and workshop a number of topics related to the management of paediatric allergy and emerging therapies. It was important there was Queensland representation within this group as this allowed CHQ clinicians to contribute to discussions and ensure that any unique aspects relevant to Queensland children are highlighted and shared with staff to improve and update current practice.

12/07/2018 | Donor: Cystic Fibrosis Queensland (CFQ) | Recipient: Ryan Black | $4,000

Description of gift or benefit

Donation of exercise equipment for children.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The exercise equipment assists children with Cystic Fibrosis admitted at The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital or attending outpatient appointments for physiotherapy. Management of patients with Cystic Fibrosis is complex and requires thorough cleaning practices which limits sharing of exercise equipment. Therefore, having more availability of equipment means patients can continue to exercise during their admission without having the equipment share between patients.

26/06/2018 | Donor: DEBRA Australia | Recipient: Samantha Hay | $500

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including return airfares and two nights accommodation to attend Epidermolysis Bullosa Nursing Group meeting.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attendance at the Australian and New Zealand Epidermolysis Bullosa Nursing Group meeting provided an opportunity to up-to-date information on current wound care practices other EB nurses are providing for their patients and enabled Samantha to use these new practices in her role at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

25/06/2018 | Donor: Max Power Consulting Pty Ltd, Healthcare Research Specialists | Recipient: Paediatric General Medicine, CHQ | $250

Description of gift or benefit

Recipient of a gift card for participating in an online dialysis survey.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift card was offered for completing a research questionnaire conducted by Max Power Consulting Pty Ltd – Healthcare Research Specialists. The gift card will be used for purchasing office supplies from Officeworks for Paediatric General Medicine department.

19/06/2018 | Donor: Children's Health Queensland | Recipient: Radiometer Pacific Pty Ltd | $472

Description of gift or benefit

Children’s Health Queensland donated an obsolete blood gas machine held by the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) to Radiometer Pacific Pty Ltd.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Radiometer Pacific Pty Ltd approached Lady Cilento’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) to donate the obsolete machine to them. The company will be refurbishing the equipment at their expense and donating to the research group at James Cook University.

18/06/2018 | Donor: Haemophilia Foundation of Australia | Recipient: Joanna McCosker | $500

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation, travel expenses and meals to attend the Australian Haemophilia Nurses Group in Adelaide.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attendance at the meeting provided an opportunity for specialist nurses involved in the treatment of people with haemophilia and related bleeding disorders to develop their profession in Haemophilia care such as new novel extended half-life agent. It also provided an opportunity to share the international conference experiences over the last 12 months and to update new information of benchmarking, development of performance indicators specific to Haemophilia and clinical practice reviews. In addition, it allowed nurses to develop a consensus opinion and provide a voice for the patients around the new products to advocate for their accessibility and funding to present to the National Blood Authority who procures product on behalf of the Government. The meeting also fostered consumer engagement and family focused care by assisting with the development of health resources which are produced by Haemophilia Foundation of Australia (HFA).

18/06/2018 | Donor: Haemophilia Foundation of Australia | Recipient: Amy Finlayson | $500

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation, travel expenses and meals to attend the Australian Haemophilia Nurses Group in Adelaide.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attendance at the meeting provided an opportunity for specialist nurses involved in the treatment of people with haemophilia and related bleeding disorders to develop their profession in Haemophilia care such as new novel extended half-life agent. It also provided an opportunity to share the international conference experiences over the last 12 months and to update new information of benchmarking, development of performance indicators specific to Haemophilia and clinical practice reviews. In addition, it allowed nurses to develop a consensus opinion and provide a voice for the patients around the new products to advocate for their accessibility and funding to present to the National Blood Authority who procures product on behalf of the Government. The meeting also fostered consumer engagement and family focused care by assisting with the development of health resources which are produced by Haemophilia Foundation of Australia (HFA).

18/06/2018 | Donor: Australasian Society for Inborn Errors of Metabolism (ASIEM) | Recipient: Aoife Elliott | $1,100

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and conference fee to attend 2018 Human Genetics Society of Australasia conference in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attendance at the conference provided an opportunity for discussion around the proposed development of Australasian best practice guidelines in inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) occurs. It was also an opportunity for networking in specialised area of IEM and to ensure ongoing evidence based practice at Children’s Health Queensland. All learnings from the conference would be shared with the team and applied to patient care at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. In addition, attending the event as the primary author of the Australasian Guidelines for use of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) in Phenylketonuria (PKU) was an opportunity to present on the implementation of those guidelines. Dr Aoife Elliott also presented on a study he led where six health professionals adopted a low protein diet for two days to identify with patients who followed a lifelong low protein diet.

11/06/2018 | Donor: Advanced Paediatric Life Support | Recipient: Andrew Blanch | $1,000

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfare and accommodation to attend Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) course in Melbourne.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation providing advanced paediatric life support training courses to doctors, nurses and paramedics across Australia. Attending the meeting as an instructor provided an opportunity to contribute to improve the standards of healthcare offered to children in Queensland.

07/06/2018 | Donor: BehaviourWorks Australia | Recipient: Mark Waters | $800

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend a Stakeholder Dialogue session on the topic of “Closing the loop on the test results to reduce risks associated with diagnostic error” in Melbourne.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) has commissioned BehaviourWorks Australia to undertake research into Safer Diagnosis. Mark Waters, Medical director learning and workforce was invited to attend a Stake Dialogue session on the topic of “Closing the loop on the test results to reduce risks associated with diagnostic error” to contribute perspective and expertise in this area. It also provided an opportunity to address this high priority healthcare challenge and to improve patient safety with leading researchers, clinicians, policymakers, consumer representatives and other stakeholders.

05/06/2018 | Donor: Rochedale State High School | Recipient: Megan Smith | $590

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including registration fee to attend Resourceful Adolescent Program training in Brisbane.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The Resourceful Adolescent Program is a universal health promotion and prevention program to build resilience and promote positive mental health in teenagers. Attending the program enabled Megan to update her knowledge about a range of protective factors that support positive mental health in teenagers as well as psychosocial risk factors at the individual, family and school levels to prevent the development of depression and other emotional problems in teenagers.

01/06/2018 | Donor: Australasian Medical and Scientific Limited (AMSL) | Recipient: Alison Mclntosh | $755

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation, meals and travel expenses to attend Diabetes Health Care Professional Product Training in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the training was an opportunity to update new changing technology and the latest insulin pump produced by Australasian Medical and Scientific Limited (AMSL) which contributed to service improvement, particularly in relation to care of children with T1 diabetes. The information and knowledge obtained from the training then will be passed to the whole team.

30/05/2018 | Donor: DBV Technologies | Recipient: Sophie Willcocks | $10,038

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation, meals and travel expenses to attend Epitope Investigators meeting in Los Angeles, USA.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of attending this meeting on the 12 – 14 July 2018 is to improve the recepient’s understanding of the study protocol related to recruitment, retention, methods, data collection, and follow up. In addition, participation within this study is critical to improve the healthcare management of children with peanut and other food allergies in Queensland.

30/05/2018 | Donor: DBV Technologies | Recipient: Anna Sullivan | $10,038

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation, meals and travel expenses to attend Epitope Investigators meeting in Los Angeles, USA.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of attending this meeting on the 12 – 14 July 2018 is to improve the recepient’s understanding of the study protocol related to recruitment, retention, methods, data collection, and follow up. In addition, participation within this study is critical to improve the healthcare management of children with peanut and other food allergies in Queensland.

30/05/2018 | Donor: DBV Technologies | Recipient: Justin Gaffney | $10,038

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation, meals and travel expenses to attend Epitope Investigators meeting in Los Angeles, USA.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of attending this meeting on the 12 – 14 July 2018 is to improve the recepient’s understanding of the study protocol related to recruitment, retention, methods, data collection, and follow up. In addition, participation within this study is critical to improve the healthcare management of children with peanut and other food allergies in Queensland.

29/05/2018 | Donor: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd | Recipient: Andreas Schibler | $10,800

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including travel and accommodation to attend the 7th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies in Paris, France.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Professor Schibler’s attendance at the meeting on 30 October – 2 November 2018 offers the opportunity for him to connect, network and build relationships with people at the forefront of emergency medicine research and practice, as well as seek opportunities to present Queensland Health research findings to a group of international leaders. By delivering new information, promoting the research findings, and offering a new group of medical experts the opportunity to translate that research into better practice.

28/05/2018 | Donor: The Royal College of Pediatricians of Thailand | Recipient: Andreas Schibler | $4800

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including travel and accommodation to attend the 2nd Bangkok International Pediatrics Update.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Professor Schibler’s attendance at the meeting on 28 – 30 November 2018 offers the opportunity for him to connect, network and build relationships with people at the forefront of emergency medicine research and practice, as well as seek opportunities to present Queensland Health research findings and offer a new group of medical experts the opportunity to translate research into better practice.

28/05/2018 | Donor: Flagstone State Community College | Recipient: Nicola Taylor | $690

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including registration fee to attend Resourceful Adolescent Program training in Brisbane.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The Resourceful Adolescent Program is a universal health promotion and prevention program to build resilience and promote positive mental health in teenagers. Attendance at the program provided an opportunity to update clinician’s knowledge about a range of protective factors that support positive mental health in teenagers as well as psychosocial risk factors at the individual, family and school levels to prevent the development of depression and other emotional problems in teenagers.

24/05/2018 | Donor: Wynnum State High School | Recipient: Gabrielle Nolan | $690

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including registration fee to attend Resourceful Adolescent Program training in Brisbane.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The Resourceful Adolescent Program is a universal health promotion and prevention program to build resilience and promote positive mental health in teenagers. Attendance at the program provided an opportunity to update clinician’s knowledge about a range of protective factors that support positive mental health in teenagers as well as psychosocial risk factors at the individual, family and school levels to prevent the development of depression and other emotional problems in teenagers.

23/05/2018 | Donor: International Society of Paediatric Adolescent Diabetes | Recipient: Jennifer la Cour | $3000

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including accommodation, airfares and registration fee to attend the 15th International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Science School for Healthcare Professionals.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending this workshop on 8 – 10 October 2018 will enable further opportunities for CHQ to participate in upcoming service improvements, diagnostic and management enhancement. This workshop allowed further investigation in the field of Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes, including looking at alternative and cost-effective screening tools for diagnosis. This could present a change in current practice around the management, long term complications and health outcomes in patients.

17/05/2018 | Donor: The University of Queensland | Recipient: Tania Hobson | $7,287

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including program registration, airfares and accommodation to attend the ehpicTM program in Toronto, Canada.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the program provided an opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and attitudes in inter-professional education which then will be used to teach both learners and fellow colleagues the art and science of working collaboratively for patient-centered care. It was also an opportunity to build an inter-professional Education (IPE) community of leaders in healthcare.

16/05/2018 | Donor: Terumo Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Anthony Black | $4,300

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation, meals and travel expenses to attend Terumo-sponsored perfusion education program in Ashitaka, Japan.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Terumo has been the standard product used for many years and is used across Queensland Health.
Attending the program on 24 – 26 July 2018 will provide an opportunity to discuss and provide feedback on new product development projects which will be beneficial to the future use on patients by using better bio-compatible materials, or a reduction in priming volumes and reduction in stasis.

15/05/2018 | Donor: Department of Education and Training | Recipient: Donna Mort | $472

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend The Queensland Reconciliation Awards in Cairns.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The award was a state-wide program recognising business, community organisations, educational institution and partnerships that are taking positive steps towards reconciliation across Queensland.
Donna has worked in partnership with the school and Non-government organisations (NGOs) to improve the health of indigenous young people at Mabel Park SHS which in turn has increased the educational outcomes for these students through one to one consultations, classroom education and health promotion to support Closing the Gap strategy. An award toward travel and/or costs incurred for attending the event was given in recognition of Donna’s efforts to support these students.

15/05/2018 | Donor: Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Benjamin Anderson | $500

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and conference attendance fees to attend Congenital Heart Intervention Group meeting 2018 in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of attending the congress was to discuss procedural risks, complications and methods to avoid and treat complications of catheter interventions.

12/05/2018 | Donor: Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Cameron John Bevan Ward | $900

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and meals to attend Congenital Heart Intervention Group meeting 2018 in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of attending the congress was to discuss procedural risks, complications and methods to avoid and treat complications of catheter interventions.

03/05/2018 | Donor: Merck Serono Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Shawn Tadgell | $650

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and meals to attend the 4th Annual Growing Success meeting in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The 4th Annual Growing Success meeting is an educational event for Paediatric Endocrinology nurses from around Australia.
Attending the meeting provided an opportunity to support professional development, to review and to develop resources as well as pathways for Paediatric Endocrine nursing. It also enabled networking and collaborating of endocrine practices with interstate endocrine centres.

03/05/2018 | Donor: Merck Serono Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Hellen Smith | $650

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and meals to attend the 4th Annual Growing Success meeting in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The 4th Annual Growing Success meeting is an educational event for Paediatric Endocrinology nurses from around Australia.
Attending the meeting provided an opportunity to support professional development, to review and to develop resources as well as pathways for Paediatric Endocrine nursing. It also enabled networking and collaborating of endocrine practices with interstate endocrine centres.

03/05/2018 | Donor: Merck Serono Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Karen Bragg | $650

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and meals to attend the 4th Annual Growing Success meeting in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The 4th Annual Growing Success meeting is an educational event for Paediatric Endocrinology nurses from around Australia.
Attending the meeting provided an opportunity to support professional development, to review and to develop resources as well as pathways for Paediatric Endocrine nursing. It also enabled networking and collaborating of endocrine practices with interstate endocrine centres.

03/05/2018 | Donor: Merck Serono Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Alison Smith | $650

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and meals to attend the 4th Annual Growing Success meeting in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The 4th Annual Growing Success meeting is an educational event for Paediatric Endocrinology nurses from around Australia.
Attending the meeting provided an opportunity to support professional development, to review and to develop resources as well as pathways for Paediatric Endocrine nursing. It also enabled networking and collaborating of endocrine practices with interstate endocrine centres.

29/04/2018 | Donor: Mylife YpsoPump | Recipient: Jennifer La Cour | $750

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend YpsoPump launch in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of attending the event was to have hands-on experience with the pump and accessories, and to provide them with feedback from the points of view of people who live with insulin pumps. It also provided an opportunity to keep up to date with technological changes in diabetes management.

29/04/2018 | Donor: Mylife YpsoPump | Recipient: Karen Bragg | $750

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend YpsoPump launch in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of attending the event was to have hands-on experience with the pump and accessories, and to provide them with feedback from the points of view of people who live with insulin pumps. It also provided an opportunity to keep up to date with technological changes in diabetes management.

13/04/2018| Donor: International Society of Paediatric Adolescent Diabetes | Recipient: Emily Papadimos | $2000

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including flights and accommodation to attend the International Society of Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes meeting in Japan.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Emily Papadimos was selected to participate in an educational course aimed to advance knowledge and learn new skills in the area of diabetes research in children and adolescents.

09/04/2018 | Donor: Australian and New Zealand Children's Haematology/Oncology Group (ANZCHOG) (PCYC) Bornhoffen | Recipient: Emma Woodhall | $561

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Australia & New Zealand Children’s Haematology/Oncology Group (ANZCHOG) Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Sub-Group Training and Education Workshop, part of the ANZCHOG Annual Scientific meeting (ASM) in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Australia & New Zealand Children’s Haematology/Oncology Group (ANZCHOG) Annual Scientific meeting (ASM) is the leading scientific meeting for paediatric oncology in Australia and New Zealand
Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH) has been selected by ANZCHOG as the National Coordinating Centre (NCC) for the clinical trial, MyeChild 01. This is a Phase III, multi-centre study enrolling children with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Questions within this trial are aimed at improving patient outcomes and limiting treatment-related toxicity, which remains a significant cause of mortality in children with AML due to hi relapse rates. As National Study Coordinator (NSC) for the MyeChild 01 trial, Emma involved in leading site start up and initiation, on-site and central monitoring and reporting on behalf of ANZ sites. At the CRS workshop, Emma provided an update on the progress of the MyeChild 01 trial to co-ordinators from participating sites.
In addition, the workshop also provided updates on ANZCHOD sponsored trials including study status, ANZCHOG’s NCC standard operating procedures, and safety reporting. Attendance at the CRA Workshop was vital for the effective operation of the research office (within the Oncology Services Group) and compliance with the relevant study and regulatory requirements.

06/04/2018 | Donor: Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) Bornhoffen | Recipient: Megan Simons | $460

Description of gift or benefit

Recipient of two tickets to attend Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) Gala Ball in Brisbane.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Megan Simons, occupational therapy consultant has been contributing to Camp OZ and Thrive Project (Camp OZ mentor program and Collaborative Leadership program) over many years. Her contribution was acknowledged at the ball.

6/04/2018| Donor: Admedus (Australia) Pty Ltd | Recipient: Nelson Alphonso | $258

Description of gift or benefit

Dinner sponsored by Admedus Medical Technologies.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attendance at the event provided an opportunity to network and strengthen working relationship with Admedus Pty Ltd and meet the peers working in the paediatric research field.

05/04/2018 | Donor: UQ Business School | Recipient: Avazed (Ava) D Balsara | $159

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including attendance fee to attend the UQ Business School Insight Series – The Modern Workplace event at Marriot Hotel, Brisbane.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of attending the event was to understand new ways to create value and improve productivity in the workplace. It also provided an opportunity to gain knowledge of how the management of people, organisational culture, and work environments evolving in the modern workplace is, and what the role of technology is.

04/04/2018 | Donor: Roche and PPDI | Recipient: Anita Cairns | $12,431

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and meals to attend Roche Investigator meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of participation in a multicentre international clinical trial was to improve the health of Queensland children and adolescent affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) by delivering access to clinical research and potential therapies. DMD is a progressive and life limiting condition causing significant disability and morbidity therefore access to novel drug treatments and inclusion in clinical trials is seen as a vital part of managing and treating this condition.

04/04/2018 | Donor: Roche and PPDI | Recipient: Kate Munro | $12,431

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and meals to attend Roche Investigator meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of participation in a multicentre international clinical trial was to improve the health of Queensland children and adolescent affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) by delivering access to clinical research and potential therapies. DMD is a progressive and life limiting condition causing significant disability and morbidity therefore access to novel drug treatments and inclusion in clinical trials is seen as a vital part of managing and treating this condition.

22/03/2018 | Donor: World Congress on Engineering Asset Management | Recipient: Michael Campbell | $1,300

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including full time standard registration fee to attend the World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM) 2018 in Stavanger, Norway.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The WCEAM congress is an international meeting which provides an opportunity for delegates to broaden their perspectives on engineering asset management, and the theme of the 2018 congress is “Digital assets and public infrastructure in the age of digitalisation”. Invitation as a keynote speaker reflects the global positioning of Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) and the significant recognition of the advanced systems in operation at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH).
Attendance and presenting at this congress on 01 October 2018 will provide an opportunity to liaise with internationally recognised specialists in engineering asset management, and specifically healthcare infrastructure. The knowledge and network gained will improve the extent and reach the infrastructure practices in CHQ and inform department of health advanced asset management in the digital environment. This congress also will be an opportunity to benchmark and network with a range of organisations internationally.

21/03/2018 | Donor: 3M Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Alma Brack | $150

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including lunch to attend I.V Securement in theatre with 3M Tegaderm I.V Advanced Securement Dressings workshop at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the workshop provided an opportunity to demonstrate the usage of the new Tegaderm I.V Advanced Securement dressings, which will instil the confidence needed to support the patients.

14/03/2018 | Donor: Ladies Section Craft and Charity Table of Burleigh Heads Bowls Club | Recipient: Oncology Ward 11B, CHQ | $2,000

Description of gift or benefit

Recipient of Cash Donation.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Cash was donated to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital Oncology Ward 11B research fund towards further research to benefit the community.

13/03/2018 | Donor: The University of Queensland | Recipient: Tania Hobson | $167

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including attendance fees to attend The Committee Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) event in Brisbane.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the event was an opportunity to update information on the national digital health services and systems which contributed to improving the quality of care, service delivery, workforces and what would it mean for social equity. Indeed, better integration of health, ageing, human and social services sectors which is critical to the wellbeing of Australians and to the national economy. In addition, the session also provided an opportunity to understand the work already underway and discuss the next critical linkages across health system join the senior audience of The Committee Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and those working now on integration and advocating for change.

12/03/2018 | Donor: Butterfly Children's Hospices, China | Recipient: Anthony Herbert | $1,800

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Paediatric Palliative Care conference in Beijing, China.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of attending the conference as a presenter was to share with Chinese health professionals and delegates the models of care in Paediatric Palliative Care, using Queensland health provision of care as a world leading example of service provision.
It was also an opportunity to gain insights into how Chinese are delivering palliative care as well as to network with Chinese clinicians and researchers working in Paediatric Palliative Care.

12/03/2018 | Donor: BioMarin | Recipient: Aoife Elliott | $1,350

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation, and meals to attend the Asia Pacific Mucopolysaccharidosis – Phenylketonuria (MPS-PKU) Masterclass in Taipei, Taiwan.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the workshop provided an opportunity to the nurse practitioner to exchange scientific knowledge and clinical experience, diagnosis and management of Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) and Phenylketonuria (PKU) disorders as well as to ensure ongoing evidence based practice at Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ).

12/03/2018 | Donor: BioMarin | Recipient: Anita Inwood | $4,750

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation, travel expenses and meals to attend the Asia Pacific Mucopolysaccharidosis – Phenylketonuria (MPS-PKU) Masterclass in Taipei, Taiwan.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the workshop provided an opportunity to the nurse practitioner to exchange scientific knowledge and clinical experience, diagnosis and management of Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) and Phenylketonuria (PKU) disorders as well as to ensure ongoing evidence based practice at Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ).

6/03/2018 | Donor: Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors Organisation | Recipient: Kymberley McElroy | $635

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including return airfare and one nights accommodation to attend the Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry Data Managers Group annual general meeting.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry Data Managers Group annual general meeting on 25 – 26 October 2018 provides an opportunity for the Data Managers to collaborate in a face to face setting and contribute to discussions and ideas related to the ABDR and the improvement of health outcomes for the bleeding disorders community through the provision of accurate and consistent data collection.

05/03/2018 | Donor: Siemens Healthcare | Recipient: Wayne Nicholls | $5,000

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend the 54th annual meeting of Japanese Society of Pediatric Radiology in Japan.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the meeting on 15th – 16th June 2018 will provide an opportunity to network and share knowledge of “Pediatric Radiology: What Imaging Modality is Best for Children” which will contribute to improving care for patients.

05/03/2018 | Donor: Biogen Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Jacqueline Duc | $650

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Together in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) forum – Type 1 in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) require significant input from physiotherapists due to neurological and respiratory complications. Attending the forum provided an opportunity to obtain knowledge from experts based in USA and Australia on the recent advances in the management of SMA. The multidisciplinary management of children with this complex condition is vital and attending the forum ensured that this knowledge is shared so that the children in Queensland receive the best possible evidence-based care. Representation from Queensland was also important to ensure continued networking and to maintain the profile of Children’s Health Queensland across the country.

27/02/2018 | Donor: Advanced Paediatric Life Support | Recipient: Andrew Blanch | $1,000

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfare and accommodation to attend Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) course in Melbourne.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) is a not- for- profit volunteer organisation providing advanced paediatric life support training courses to doctors/ nurses/ paramedics across Australia. Attending the meeting on 3rd – 5th May 2018 as an instructor will provide an opportunity to contribute to improving the standards of healthcare offered to children in Queensland.

27/02/2018 | Donor: Children’s Oncology Group | Recipient: Tim Hassall | $960

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including accommodation and daily expenses (Up to $50 per day) to attend Children’s Oncology Group Spring Group meeting in St Louis, USA.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attendance at subcommittee meetings and voting body sessions was a core part of business for the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Principal Investigator of Oncology Services Group at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. This enabled international research collaboration, scientific exchange in paediatric oncology, discussion regarding ongoing controversies in the field as well as the planning of investigational agent trials and new therapies. This also ensured children and adolescents with cancer in Queensland and Northern New South Wales have access to current, ethically approved clinical trials.

22/02/2018 | Donor: Advanced Bionics | Recipient: Gillian Wesche | $150

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including registration fee to attend Advanced Bionics Introductory Workshop for audiologists in Brisbane.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of attending the workshop on 19th April 2018 is to obtain knowledge on binaural cochlear implant solutions, adult and paediatric rehabilitation, as well as cochlear implant sound processing strategies. It will provide an opportunity to participate in programming activities to build the necessary skills required for initial stimulation and troubleshooting appointments. The information from the workshop will be used for comparing with cochlear implant (CI) system currently being implanted through CI program so that best possible systems offer to each individual patient accessing CI services through Children’s Health Queensland.

22/02/2018 | Donor: Biogen Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Jeanne Marshall | $800

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Together in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) forum in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) require significant input from physiotherapists due to neurological and respiratory complications. Attending the forum provided an opportunity to obtain knowledge from experts based in USA and Australia on the recent advances in the management of SMA. The multidisciplinary management of children with this complex condition is vital and attending the forum ensured that this knowledge is shared so that the children in Queensland receive the best possible evidence-based care. Representation from Queensland was also important to ensure continued networking and to maintain the profile of Children’s Health Queensland across the country.

22/02/2018 | Donor: Biogen Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Sally Clarke | $800

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Together in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) forum in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) require significant input from physiotherapists due to neurological and respiratory complications. Attending the forum provided an opportunity to obtain knowledge from experts based in USA and Australia on the recent advances in the management of SMA. The multidisciplinary management of children with this complex condition is vital and attending the forum ensured that this knowledge is shared so that the children in Queensland receive the best possible evidence-based care. Representation from Queensland was also important to ensure continued networking and to maintain the profile of Children’s Health Queensland across the country.

22/02/2018 | Donor: Biogen Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Rachel Thomas | $800

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Together in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) forum in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) require significant input from physiotherapists due to neurological and respiratory complications. Attending the forum provided an opportunity to obtain knowledge from experts based in USA and Australia on the recent advances in the management of SMA. The multidisciplinary management of children with this complex condition is vital and attending the forum ensured that this knowledge is shared so that the children in Queensland receive the best possible evidence-based care. Representation from Queensland was also important to ensure continued networking and to maintain the profile of Children’s Health Queensland across the country.

16/02/2018 | Donor: Biogen Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Katrina Ronlund | $1,036

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and meals to attend Together in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) forum in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) require significant input from physiotherapists due to neurological and respiratory complications. Attending the forum provided an opportunity to obtain knowledge from experts based in USA and Australia on the recent advances in the management of SMA. The multidisciplinary management of children with this complex condition is vital and attending the forum ensured that this knowledge is shared so that the children in Queensland receive the best possible evidence-based care. Representation from Queensland was also important to ensure continued networking and to maintain the profile of Children’s Health Queensland across the country.

15/02/2018 | Donor: CSL Behring | Recipient: Joanna McCosker | $10,875

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation, travel expenses and registration fee to attend The World Federation of Haemophilia Congress 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the Congress on 20th May 2018 will be an opportunity to obtain up-to-date evidence & best practice and to advance knowledge about the most recent research as well as clinical innovations which impact the management of haemophilia. The professional development and education resulting from the congress will allow providing up-to-date care in line with international standards and improve interventions to meet the needs of the haemophilia community Statewide whilst maintaining a world-class haemophilia treatment centre. In particular, it will be an opportunity to learn and improve the care of young women with bleeding disorders including carriers in Queensland. In addition, the opportunity for networking and collaboration will promote service improvement and ensure the inherited bleeding disorders community is provided with evidence-based care, aware of novel treatments and new ways of thinking in haemophilia care.

15/02/2018 | Donor: Biogen Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Anita Champion | $1,620

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Together in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) forum in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) require significant input from physiotherapists due to neurological and respiratory complications. Attending the forum provided an opportunity to obtain knowledge from experts based in USA and Australia on the recent advances in the management of SMA. The multidisciplinary management of children with this complex condition is vital and attending the forum ensured that this knowledge is shared so that the children in Queensland receive the best possible evidence-based care. Representation from Queensland was also important to ensure continued networking and to maintain the profile of Children’s Health Queensland across the country.

13/02/2018 | Donor: Med-El | Recipient: Gillian Wesche | $700

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and conference fee to attend The Art of Hearing conference in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the conference on 09th – 10th April 2018 will provide an opportunity to advance knowledge of new Middle Ear Implant (MED-EL) system software, MED-EL system for cochlear implant mapping, electrode array, processor features, and surgical techniques which contribute to improving services delivery for current MED-EL cochlear implant recipients accessing Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital for Audiological service and also will improve counselling ability with cochlear implant candidates in the pre-implant stage. In addition, the information from the conference will be used to train and support other audiological staffs involved with post and pre-implant children accessing MED-EL devices.

05/02/2018 | Donor: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare | Recipient: Jasneek Chawla | $1,615

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Annual Homecare Clinical Forum in Auckland, New Zealand.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of attending the forum was to develop a pilot study to access the use of high flow for paediatric patients with chronic Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) who do not tolerate current standard therapy which is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy. This study has the potential to benefit a number of patients under the care of the sleep Medicine department at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital who at this stage remains untreated for OSA as a result of being unable to tolerate CPAP therapy. The complications of untreated OSA are well recognised and therefore this study could lead to significant health benefits for the patients enrolled.

02/02/2018 | Donor: Biogen Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Hayley Coulson | $800

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Together in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) forum in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) require significant input from physiotherapists due to neurological and respiratory complications. Attending the forum provided an opportunity to obtain knowledge from experts based in USA and Australia on the recent advances in the management of SMA. The multidisciplinary management of children with this complex condition is vital and attending the forum ensured that this knowledge is shared so that the children of Queensland receive the best possible evidence-based care. Representation from Queensland was also important to ensure continued networking and to maintain the profile of Children’s Health Queensland across the country.

02/02/2018 | Donor: Biogen Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Tessa Fulton | $800

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Together in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) forum in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) require significant input from physiotherapists due to neurological and respiratory complications. Attending the forum provided an opportunity to obtain knowledge from experts based in USA and Australia on the recent advances in the management of SMA. The multidisciplinary management of children with this complex condition is vital and attending the forum ensured that this knowledge is shared so that the children of Queensland receive the best possible evidence-based care. Representation from Queensland was also important to ensure continued networking and to maintain the profile of Children’s Health Queensland across the country.

02/02/2018 | Donor: Biogen Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Megan Reading | $800

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Together in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) forum in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) require significant input from physiotherapists due to neurological and respiratory complications. Attending the forum provided an opportunity to obtain knowledge from experts based in USA and Australia on the recent advances in the management of SMA. The multidisciplinary management of children with this complex condition is vital and attending the forum ensured that this knowledge is shared so that the children of Queensland receive the best possible evidence-based care. Representation from Queensland was also important to ensure continued networking and to maintain the profile of Children’s Health Queensland across the country.

02/02/2018 | Donor: Biogen Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Nicole Thomas | $800

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Together in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) forum in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) require significant input from physiotherapists due to neurological and respiratory complications. Attending the forum provided an opportunity to obtain knowledge from experts based in USA and Australia on the recent advances in the management of SMA. The multidisciplinary management of children with this complex condition is vital and attending the forum ensured that this knowledge is shared so that the children of Queensland receive the best possible evidence-based care. Representation from Queensland was also important to ensure continued networking and to maintain the profile of Children’s Health Queensland across the country.

30/01/2018 | Donor: Biogen Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Anita Cairns | $1,036

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and meals to attend Together in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) forum in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the event provided an opportunity to obtain a high quality and interactive educational program that ultimately ensured the best possible standards of care and outcomes for patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Participation in a multidisciplinary medical education event brought together members of the multidisciplinary neuromuscular teams involved in the care and treatment of patients with SMA in Australia and New Zealand. The main aim was to focus on the changing landscape of care in SMA through scientific exchange and practice workshops.

30/01/2018 | Donor: Biogen Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Kate Munro | $1,036

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and meals to attend Together in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) forum in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the event provided an opportunity to obtain a high quality and interactive educational program that ultimately ensured the best possible standards of care and outcomes for patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Participation in a multidisciplinary medical education event brought together members of the multidisciplinary neuromuscular teams involved in the care and treatment of patients with SMA in Australia and New Zealand. The main aim was to focus on the changing landscape of care in SMA through scientific exchange and practice workshops.

25/01/2018 | Donor: World Congress Vascular Access (WoCoVA) | Recipient: Tricia Kleidon | $4,512

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and conference registration fee to attend the 5th World Congress Vascular Access (WoCoVA) in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the congress was an opportunity to present the topics including skin lesions in children and neonates, catheter securement & catheter dressing in paediatric patients, and most appropriate peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), in the patients’ interest. This aligns with the 10 years vision my health, Queensland’s future: Advancing health 2026: promoting wellbeing, delivering healthcare, connecting healthcare, and pursuing innovation.
In addition, participation in the congress provided an opportunity to network and benchmark current practice with world leading clinicians in vascular access.

25/01/2018 | Donor: Vuly Trampolines | Recipient: Stuart Howe | $1,800

Description of gift or benefit

Recipient of therapy trampoline.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Therapy trampoline is an item of equipment in high-frequency usage in direct patient care by therapists as part of individualised exercise programs. Vuly Trampolines donated a newer design of trampoline with safety improvements to spring and netting. It is safer for patients as well as satisfying equipment maintenance and upkeep requirements.

23/01/2018 | Donor: Tristel | Recipient: Katie Walker Smith | $350

Description of gift or benefit

Recipient of supporting and cleaning product for scope disinfection.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH) speech pathology and Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) departments hosted a Paediatric Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) workshop which was the first held in the Asia-Pacific region. The workshop had renowned specialist guest speakers attending from Cincinnati Children’s hospital to provide this specialised training. Without this multidisciplinary training, Queensland children could not have access to a complete range of assessment options for diagnosis and management of dysphagia.

Appropriate disinfection of these scopes was required to ensure participants safety and to promote networking regarding effective clinical safety guidelines.

22/01/2018 | Donor: Australian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition | Recipient: Julia Fox | $420

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Australian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AUSPEN) at Royal Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the meeting as the sole paediatric representative on the Australian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition council provided a unique advocacy role for best practice for paediatric patients at a nationwide level which contributed to service improvement, particularly in relation to parenteral nutrition provision. It was also a way to push for evidence and research development in paediatric enteral and parenteral feeding as well as to ensure nationwide standards are developed and adhered to. In addition, it was an opportunity to network with a broad range of health professionals.

19/01/2018 | Donor: Rebecca Husthouse | Recipient: Wayne Nicholls | $1,000

Description of gift or benefit

Recipient of cash donation.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Cash was donated to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital Oncology Ward 11B and neuroblastoma research fund towards further research to benefit the community.

17/01/2018 | Donor: Storz | Recipient: Katie Walker Smith | $301

Description of gift or benefit

Donation of ten scopes (loan) which were used at Paediatric Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) workshop.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Ten scopes were used at Paediatric Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) workshop which was hosted by Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH) speech pathology and Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) departments. This workshop was the first held in the Asia-Pacific region which had renowned specialist guest speakers attending from Cincinnati Children’s hospital to provide this specialised training. Without this multidisciplinary training, Queensland children could not have access to a complete range of assessment options for diagnosis and management of dysphagia.
Due to the specialised equipment required and the number of course participants anticipated, a large number of scopes were required.

17/01/2018 | Donor: World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies | Recipient: Sarah Wright | $700

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including accommodation to attend the pre-congress workshop at 9th Congress of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies in Singapore.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending as an organiser and presenter at the pre-conference physiotherapy workshop was an opportunity to network and ensure recognition of expertise in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. In addition, it provided an opportunity to advance knowledge and update current research and best practice in the critical care arena.

15/01/2018 | Donor: Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals | Recipient: Shawn Tadgell | $7,000

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfare, accommodation, travel expenses and conference fee to attend Paediatric Endocrine Conference in Florida, United States.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the conference on 13th – 21st May 2018 will be an opportunity to support professional development as well as network with other specialist nurses and see what products or services are currently in use on an international scale which will allow for revision of practice and resources offered to the children in Queensland.

12/01/2018 | Donor: Advanced Paediatric Life Support | Recipient: Andrew Blanch | $274

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including travel airfare to attend Support Instructor Development Committee meeting in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation providing advanced paediatric life support training courses to doctors/ nurses/ paramedics across Australia. Attending the meeting as an instructor provided an opportunity to contribute to improving the standards of healthcare offered to the children in Queensland.

03/01/2018 | Donor: Children's Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai | Recipient: Luregn Schlapbach | $1,000

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including accommodation, lecture fee and meals to attend International Children’s Critical Care Medicine Forum at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Dr Luregn Schlapbach is chairing the Queensland Statewide Paediatric Sepsis Group and is a frequently invited expert in the field. Attending the forum provided an opportunity to liaise with internationally recognised clinicians as well as to improve care for patients. It was an opportunity for Queensland community to gain access world-class treatments that they may be unable to access otherwise.

31/12/2017 | Donor: Advance Paediatric Life Support (APLS) Australia | Recipient: Jason Acworth | $2,610

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfare and accommodation to attend Australian Resuscitation Council meetings in Melbourne (3 meetings per annum).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Advance Paediatric Life Support (APLS) is a not- for- profit volunteer organisation providing advanced paediatric life support training courses to doctors/ nurses/ paramedics across Australia. Attending the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) meeting as an APLS Australia representative on the ARC was an opportunity to represent the interests of children in advancing resuscitation science and guidelines which contributed to improving the standards of healthcare offered to the children in Queensland.

31/12/2017 | Donor: Advance Paediatric Life Support (APLS) Australia | Recipient: Jason Acworth | $2,680

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfare and accommodation to attend Advance Paediatric Life Support (APLS) National Board meetings in Melbourne (4 meetings per annum).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Advance Paediatric Life Support (APLS) is a not- for- profit volunteer organisation providing advanced paediatric life support training courses to doctors/ nurses/ paramedics across Australia. Attending the meeting as the president of APLS Australia was an opportunity to instruct & direct APLS courses that contributed to improving the standards of healthcare offered to the children in Queensland.

18/12/2017 | Donor: Haemophilia Foundation of Australia | Recipient: Hayley Coulson | $3,086

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation, travel expenses and congress registration fee to attend The World Federation of Haemophilia Congress 2018 in Glasgow, UK.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the Congress on 20th – 24th May 2018 will provide an opportunity to update information and education on emerging research as well as recommend evidence-based management in the care of individuals with bleeding disorders. It also will be an opportunity to network and establish contacts with others involved in haemophilia care.

Continual collaboration and service improvement are essential to maintaining a world-class haemophilia treatment centre which provides high-level care that aligns with the Children’s Health Queensland values, haemophilia international standards of care and up to date evidence-based practice.

15/12/2017 | Donor: Danone Nutricia | Recipient: Kristie Bell | $2,127

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and registration fee to attend and present at Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine conference in Auckland, New Zealand.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the conference provided an opportunity to obtain knowledge and experience from international contributors in a recognised and respected environment. The conference also addressed a variety of clinical issues relevant to the advancement of the clinical care children with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. New practice and pertinent information gained from the conference was shared with Dietetic & Medical colleagues and was incorporated into current practice to improve the nutritional care of children with neuro-disabilities within Queensland and across Australia.

14/12/2-2017 | Donor: Pfizer Endocrine Care | Recipient: Shawn Tadgell | $1,200

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the 15th annual Paediatric Endocrine Nurses meeting in Melbourne (travel expenses, airfare, accommodation and meals included).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the meeting provided an opportunity to support the professional development of paediatric endocrine nursing as well as to network with colleagues from interstate centres. This was also a valuable opportunity to review, to develop resources and pathways regarding national Growth Hormone programs.

14/12/2017 | Donor: Pfizer Endocrine Care | Recipient: Helen Smith | $1,200

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the 15th annual Paediatric Endocrine Nurses meeting in Melbourne (travel expenses, airfare, accommodation and meals included).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the meeting provided an opportunity to support the professional development of paediatric endocrine nursing as well as to network with colleagues from interstate centres. This was also a valuable opportunity to review, to develop resources and pathways regarding national Growth Hormone programs.

14/12/2017 | Donor: Pfizer Endocrine Care | Recipient: Helen Kearney | $1,200

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the 15th annual Paediatric Endocrine Nurses meeting in Melbourne (travel expenses, airfare, accommodation and meals included).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the meeting provided an opportunity to support the professional development of paediatric endocrine nursing as well as to network with colleagues from interstate centres. This was also a valuable opportunity to review, to develop resources and pathways regarding national Growth Hormone programs.

14/12/2017 | Donor: Pfizer Endocrine Care | Recipient: Alison Smith | $1,200

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the 15th annual Paediatric Endocrine Nurses meeting in Melbourne (travel expenses, airfare, accommodation and meals included).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the meeting provided an opportunity to support the professional development of paediatric endocrine nursing as well as to network with colleagues from interstate centres. This was also a valuable opportunity to review, to develop resources and pathways regarding national Growth Hormone programs.

06/12/2017 | Donor: European Academy of Paediatric Societies | Recipient: Luregn Schlapbach | $2,750

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfare and accommodation to attend the 7th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies in Paris, France.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Dr Luregn Schlapbach is the Chair for the Queensland Statewide Paediatric Sepsis Group and is considered as an expert in the Paediatric Sepsis field. Attending the congress on 30 October – 3 November 2018 will provide Luregn an opportunity to liaise with internationally recognised clinicians as well as exchange ideas on improved care for patients. It also will be an opportunity for Queensland community to gain access world-class treatments that they may be unable to access otherwise.

23/11/2017 | Donor: Symporg SA | Recipient: Andreas Schibler | $2,000

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including travel expenses, airfare, accommodation and meals to attend the 14th European conference on Pediatric and Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation in Montreux, Switzerland.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Queensland is the leading research in nasal high flow and also is the region with the highest uptake of this new therapy. The Paediatric Critical Care Research Group (PCCRG) is leading research group in the field. Attending the conference on 25th – 28th April 2018 will provide an opportunity to connect, network and build relationships with people at the forefront of emergency medicine research and practice, as well as seek opportunities to present Queensland Health new information and research findings to a group of international leaders. It also will be a chance to offer a new group of medical experts the opportunity to translate that research into better practice.

22/11/2017 | Donor: Nutricia (Caroline Proud) | Recipient: Jane Peake | $500

Description of gift or benefit

Airfare and accommodation to attend Nutricia Advisory Board in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of participating in Nutricia Advisory Board was improving knowledge and understanding of nutrition for young children with allergies.

16/11/2017 | Donor: World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies | Recipient: Luregn Schlapbach | $1,050

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including accommodation to attend the 9th Congress of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies in Singapore.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Dr Luregn Schlapbach is chairing the Queensland Statewide Paediatric Sepsis Group and is a frequent invited expert in the field. Attending the congress provided an opportunity to liaise with internationally recognised clinicians. Knowledge gained from the congress helped to improve care for patients and provided an opportunity for Queensland community to gain access world-class treatments that they may be unable to access otherwise.

14/11/2017 | Donor: University of Queensland (Nestle) | Recipient: Melinda White | $3,590

Description of gift or benefit

Airfare, accommodation and registration to attend American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2018; Nutrition Science and practice conference in Las Vegas, USA.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2018, Nutrition Science and practice conference are international meetings which address a variety of clinical issues relevant to the advancement of clinical nutrition care of children particularly those at nutrition risk. Therefore, attending the meetings provided opportunities to obtain knowledge and experience from international contributors in a recognised and respected environment. New practice and pertinent information gained at the conferences will be shared with Dietetic and Medical colleagues and will be incorporated into current practice to improve the nutritional care of children within Queensland and across Australia.

13/11/2017 | Donor: Vitaflo Australia | Recipient: Catherine Bonifant | $1,030

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and meals to attend Live Life Well 3 (National Metabolic Dietitians meeting) in Melbourne.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of attending the annual meeting was to network with other dietitians working in the dietary management of inborn errors of metabolism in children. It was an opportunity to share evidence & the best practice guidelines, discuss complex cases and compare resources & protocols. In addition, the research, quality activities and case studies were presented from each state which contributed to informing practices at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and Children’s Health Queensland.

The information from the meeting was brought back to the Dietetics & Metabolic units and was shared via in-servicing and presentation at department meetings, as well as other education forums (eg. Queensland paediatric dietitians interest group). Families and children in CHQ benefit because the incorporation of new knowledge into clinical practice ensures clinicians are using evidence-based, benchmarked guidelines and procedures.

7/11/2017 | Donor: Actelion Pharmaceuticals Australia ( Derren Rushton) | Recipient: Paula Dickin | $700

Description of gift or benefit

Airfare to attend IV Epoprostenol Best Practice Guidelines Nurse Steering Committee meeting in Melbourne.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of participating in the meeting was developing National Guideline that will benefit both paediatric and adult patients who are not currently able to access treatment locally and provide safer practice nationally.

6/11/2017 | Donor: PTC Therapeutics and Medpace (Julia Birk) | Recipient: Kate Munro | $6,890

Description of gift or benefit

Airfare, accommodation and meals to attend PTC 12-GD-041-DMD Investigator meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of participating in the multicenter international clinical trial was to improve the health of Queensland children and Adolescents affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) by delivering access to clinical research and potential therapies. DMD is a progressive and life limiting condition causing significant disability and morbidity therefore access to novel drug treatments and inclusion in clinical trials is seen as a vital part of managing and treating this condition.

6/11/2017 | Donor: PTC Therapeutics and Medpace (Julia Birk) | Recipient: Deepa Srinivasan | $6,890

Description of gift or benefit

Airfare, accommodation and meals to attend PTC 12-GD-041-DMD Investigator meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of participating in the multicenter international clinical trial was to improve the health of Queensland children and Adolescents affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) by delivering access to clinical research and potential therapies. DMD is a progressive and life limiting condition causing significant disability and morbidity therefore access to novel drug treatments and inclusion in clinical trials is seen as a vital part of managing and treating this condition.

2/11/2017 | Donor: Healthcare Management Financial Management Association (Trudi O'Donnell) | Recipient: Alan Fletcher | $2,200

Description of gift or benefit

Recipient of a prize won at HFMA Congress 2016.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was a prize won by CHQ Finance team. Representing CHQ at the annual conference titled “Innovation: Revolutionizing the Healthcare of Today for the Evolution of Tomorrow” provided networking and educational opportunities for CHQ Finance.

1/11/2017 | Donor: Starlight Children's Foundation (Kirby Creighton) | Recipient: Jaime O'Donovan | $380

Description of gift or benefit

2 x Concert tickets to attend the Guy Sebastian Concert.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the Guy Sebastian Concert provided an opportunity to build clinical relationships by being visible and connect with stakeholders in a community setting as well as with non-government partner – Starlight Children’s Foundation.

31/10/2017 | Donor: Starlight Children's Foundation (Kirby Creighton) | Recipient: Elizabeth Stafford | $190

Description of gift or benefit

1 Concert tickets to attend the Guy Sebastian Concert.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the Guy Sebastian Concert provided an opportunity to build clinical relationships by being visible and connect with stakeholders in a community setting as well as with non-government partner – Starlight Children’s Foundation.

31/10/2017 | Donor: Starlight Children's Foundation (Kirby Creighton) | Recipient: Janine Kemp | $760

Description of gift or benefit

4 x Concert tickets to attend the Guy Sebastian Concert.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the Guy Sebastian Concert provided an opportunity to build clinical relationships by being visible and connect with stakeholders in a community setting as well as with non-government partner – Starlight Children’s Foundation.

30/10/2017 | Donor: Starlight Children's Foundation (Kirby Creighton) | Recipient: Sherean Rattan | $380

Description of gift or benefit

2 x Concert tickets to attend the Guy Sebastian Concert.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the Guy Sebastian Concert provided an opportunity to build clinical relationships by being visible and connect with stakeholders in a community setting as well as with non-government partner – Starlight Children’s Foundation.

23/10/2017 | Donor: Palliative Care Australia | Recipient: Paediatric Palliative Care Services, CHQ | $4,000

Description of gift or benefit

Recipient of National Palliative Care Award 2017.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The award was given in recognition of the excellent education and leadership the Quality of Care Collaborative for Australia in Paediatric Palliative Care (QuoCCA) team provided to palliative care services in Queensland.

21/10/2017 | Donor: Fisher and Paykel Healthcare (David Boyle) | Recipient: Andreas Schibler | $4,600

Description of gift or benefit

Airfare and accommodation to attend 20th Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Respirology and Allergy Annual Scientific meeting in Hong Kong.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending as a key note guest speaker at the 20th Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Respirology and Allergy Annual Scientific Meeting provided an opportunity to present findings of Paediatric Acute Respiratory Intervention Studies conducted at CHQ and share the knowledge related to field to further improve the treatments for children in Queensland.

16/10/2017 | Donor: Interest in self-interest in society (Trish Parr) | Recipient: Oncology Services | $1,000

Description of gift or benefit

Cash donation towards wig library.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Oncology services have a wig library where patients can borrow wigs. The Donation (cheque) was used to purchase more wigs for this library.

9/10/2017 | Donor: Fisher and Paykel Healthcare (Michelle Muir) | Recipient: Andreas Schibler | $14,300

Description of gift or benefit

Travel expenses and accommodation to attend the 2017 Pediatric Nasal High Flow Global Thought Leadership meeting in Washington DC, USA.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The meeting was aimed to bring together experts in pediatrics from around the world to discuss the use of nasal high flow therapy and shape the direction of future research and clinical practice. Queensland is leading research in nasal high flow and is the region with the highest uptake of this new therapy. The Paediatric Critical Care Research Group at CHQ is the leading research group in the field.

2/10/2017 | Donor: Merck Sharp and Dohme Australia Pty Ltd (Sia Rafiee) | Recipient: Emely Hernandez Mateo | $750

Description of gift or benefit

Travel expenses, airfare, accommodation and meals to attend Australia/ New Zealand Investigator meeting for the clinical trial, MK-3475 in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

MK-3475 is a clinical trial that has been opened since 2016 at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH). This Phase I and II clinical trials determined the effectiveness and safety of a new investigational agent, pembrolizumab, in treating advanced melanoma, relapsed solid tumour and lymphoma. Eligible patients have failed previous chemotherapy regimens. These patients have a guarded overall survival and as such, this investigational agent offers a further treatment option.The Australia/ New Zealand Investigator meeting provided protocol amendment training study status and progress, recruitment discussion, quality and compliance session as well as information relevant to the study co-ordinator.

29/09/2017 | Donor: Gama Healthcare - Clinell (Paul Horan) | Recipient: Sarah Tate | $1,700

Description of gift or benefit

Clinell’s sponsorship including accommodation and dinner to attend Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) 2017 conference at Canberra.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the conference provided an opportunity to advance the knowledge of contemporary infection management and prevention practices including hand hygiene, as well as the safety and quality of patient care at CHQ HHS which was useful for looking into research around Provision of feedback to Medical officers around their hand hygiene compliance.

28/09/2017 | Donor: Australian Rheumatology Health Professional Association (Ausrhpa) | Recipient: Gabrielle McFarlane | $3,000

Description of gift or benefit

Airfare, accommodation and registration fees to attend American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual meeting scientific conference in California, USA.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the conference provided an opportunity to connect with colleagues and international health professionals, to advance knowledge of effective nursing interventions, innovative research and personal professional development which is very limited in Australia at the moment.

26/09/2017 | Donor: Business South Bank, Brisbane State High School and Australian Catering Services. | Recipient: Speech Pathology Department | $2,500

Description of gift or benefit

Prize won at Business South Bank Professional Development event. Prize includes venue hire of Kurilpa rooftop venue at Brisbane State High School and catering provided by Australian Catering Services.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Gift can be utilised by Children’s Health Queensland to support any additional activity assisting the treatment of children that may otherwise be unfunded.

22/09/2017 | Donor: Australian and New Zealand Childrens Haematology/Oncology Group (Brenton Ward) | Recipient: Nancy Patel | $1,055

Description of gift or benefit

Travel expenses, airfares, accommodation and meals to attend CRA Trial Development/Research Skills Training Forum in Melbourne.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of participating in the forum was updating on Clinical trial, academic and human research training and presenting COG Audit Experiences. The forum also provided study status and progress, recruitment discussion,quality and compliance sessions as well as information relevant to the Clinical Research assistance and managing the Oncology Services Group within Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

22/09/2017 | Donor: Australian and New Zealand Childrens Haematology/Oncology Group (Brenton Ward) | Recipient: Natasha Brown | $1,055

Description of gift or benefit

Travel expenses, airfares, accommodation and meals to attend CRA Trial Development/Research Skills Training Forum in Melbourne.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of participating in the forum was updating on Clinical trial, academic and human research training and presenting COG Audit Experiences. The forum also provided study status and progress, recruitment discussion,quality and compliance sessions as well as information relevant to the Clinical Research assistance and managing the Oncology Services Group within Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

11/09/2017 | Donor: Kelvin Grove State High School | Recipient: Rosemary Hollett | $517

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including registration fees to attend the School Based Youth Health Nurse (SBYHN) conference.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of attending the conference was to enhance skills and knowledge which supported best practice in promoting positive health outcomes for young people, their families and state school communities in Queensland.

10/09/2017 | Donor: Cochlear Limited | Recipient: Kate Hearn | $1,257

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Introduction to Cochlear Nucleus Implant training at Macquarie University in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of attending the training was to build clinical skills and instilling the confidence needed to support the patients.

10/09/2017 | Donor: Cochlear Limited | Recipient: Candice Stone | $1,257

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Introduction to Cochlear Nucleus Implant training at Macquarie University in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of attending the training was to build clinical skills and instilling the confidence needed to support the patients.

10/09/2017 | Donor: Cochlear Limited | Recipient: Emily Mahoney | $1,257

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares and accommodation to attend Introduction to Cochlear Nucleus Implant training at Macquarie University in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of attending the training was to build clinical skills and instilling the confidence needed to support the patients.

07/09/2017 | Donor: Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. | Recipient: Benjamin Whitehead | $1,602

Description of gift or benefit
Invitation to attend trial investigator meeting for Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH) study in New York (Travel expenses, accommodation and meals for 2 days in New York included).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
The purpose of the travel was to continue international research collaboration for Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH) and to provide feedback to other investigators regarding the current trial. Continued engagement is likely to lead to Queensland children gaining access to a treatment to this currently untreatable condition.

07/09/2017 | Donor: White Rabbit Research and Brand Consulting (Rebecca Leat) | Recipient: Sarah Wright | $400

Description of gift or benefit

A gift to sponsor the professional development and education of physiotherapists at CHQ.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift benefits the Physiotherapy Department by engaging and training with clinical experts and thus developing the knowledge and skill of therapists in the clinical area.

30/08/2017 | Donor: Haemophilia Foundation Australia (Natashia Coco) | Recipient: Hayley Coulson | $572

Description of gift or benefit

Return airfares to Melbourne for the Annual Haemophilia Physiotherapy meeting and a nights accommodation.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attendance at the annual Physiotherapy meeting by LCCH’s lead physiotherapist for Haemophilia care is vital. The meeting discusses national standards of care in Haemophilia including future research, current research and the streamlining of practices nationally (including New Zealand therapists).

23/08/2017 | Donor: Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (Jacqueline Latham-Browne) | Recipient: Alex Ferguson | $850

Description of gift or benefit

Delegate registration for 2017 Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Intensive Care Conference held on the Gold Coast.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the conference ensures that the physiotherapy provided to all critically ill children at LCCH is evidence-based and up-to-date. In addition, it also provides networking opportunities with colleagues across the country and internationally while gaining recognition as a clinical expert in acute paediatric physiotherapy.

23/08/2017 | Donor: Australian and New Zealand Burn Associate (Jillian Custance) | Recipient: Kristen Storey | $790

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including registration fees to attend the ANZBA conference.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the annual Scientific Conference for medical, nursing and allied health from all Burns unit throughout Australia and New Zealand, provided an opportunity to share and learn from peers from the other Burns unit. This conference also included International speakers hence was a platform to advance knowledge from units throughout the world on different techniques and innovation in burns care and apply the knowledge at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

17/08/2017 | Donor: Indonesian Pediatric Critical Care Foundation in collaboration with Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care Working Group | Recipient: Andreas Schibler | $4,300

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including travel expenses, airfare, accommodation and meals to attend the 10th Indonesian Picu Nicu Update with the theme “Comprehensive Management of Perioperative Newborn Infants & Children” at The Stone Legian Bali, Indonesia.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Queensland is the leading research in nasal high flow and is the region with the highest uptake of this new therapy. The Paediatric Critical Care Research Group (PCCRG) is leading research group in the field. Attending the conference provided an opportunity to connect, network and build relationships with people at the forefront of emergency medicine research and practice, as well as seek opportunities to present Queensland Health new information and research findings to a group of international leaders. It was also a chance to offer a new group of medical experts the opportunity to translate that research into better practice.

17/08/2017 | Donor: Honeywell Building Solutions (Carolina Flammia) | Recipient: Michael Campbell | $200

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the annual Honeywell User Group Asia Pacific 2017.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Honeywell provided this opportunity to enable networking and benchmarking data comparisons including data that is not readily available in the open market. It presents an opportunity for analysis with other tertiary hospitals and like-sized large scale businesses. By doing so it provides important performance data on operating efficiencies, cost saving and improvement opportunities based on actual business experience.

15/08/2017 | Donor: Pfizer Pty Ltd (Deidre Watson and Soteria Simos) | Recipient: Louise Conwell | $11,295

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship to attend the Endocrinology FIRST Global Summit Athens, Greece including airfares, ground transportation in Athens, accommodation and registration/meals.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was offered to attend the Endocrinology Global Summit representing as the Queensland Paediatric Endocrinologist. The Summit programme will include expert international speakers with a focus on translational endocrinology. Hence attendance will facilitate learning of the most recent advances in paediatric endocrinology. This will enhance knowledge and provision of care for patients within Paediatric Endocrinology in Children’s Health Queensland.

11/08/2017 | Donor: Central Queensland University | Recipient: Nicola (Nicky) Graham | $850

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including travel expenses, airfares, accommodation and meals to attend 5 years Curriculum review panel at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main purpose of participating in 5 years Curriculum review panel at Central Queensland University was to support the provision of an industry partner perspective on curriculum that prepared speech pathologists for the workplace – particularly in the healthcare services.

27/07/2017 | Donor: Cystic Fibrosis Queensland (Courtney Cronin and Gemma Nolan) | Recipient: Physiotherapy Department | $4,500

Description of gift or benefit

Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing Device, model Alpha 302.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The device improved the care for patients with Cystic Fibrosis who are admitted to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital with an acute respiratory exacerbation.

27/07/2017 | Donor: Studies in Paediatric Liver Transplantation Education Committee | Recipient: Charlton Noble | $3,009

Description of gift or benefit

Travel grant to attend the 22nd Annual SPLIT Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Includes free meeting registration and up to $1,000 reimbursable travel expenses.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The meeting included presentations on Eliminating Paediatric Wait-List Mortality: A Path Forward, Technology and Liver Transplantation: Tools to Improve Value, Living Donation: Expanding Access to All Wait-Listed Children, Challenging Cases: Cholangiocarcinoma, Ethical Issues in Transplantation, ABOi Liver Transplantation. The forum also facilitated initiatives and supported the research of the gift recipient thus reducing the overall cost of the research.

26/07/2017 | Donor: Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd (Michelle Blanshara) | Recipient: Karen Bragg | $750

Description of gift or benefit

Medtronic Diabetes Clinical & Innovation Symposium – The Future of Diabetes Development. Including registration, return airfares and one night’s accommodation.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the symposium provided an opportunity to improve skills in technology in diabetes management.

26/07/2017 | Donor: Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd (Michelle Blanshara) | Recipient: Jennifer Allen | $250

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend Medtronic Diabetes Clinical & Innovation Symposium – The Future of Diabetes Development. Registration fees included.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the symposium provided an opportunity to improve skills in technology in diabetes management.

13/07/2017 | Donor: The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (with support from Astellas Pharma Australia) | Recipient: Bruce Chio | $830

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship to attend the ANZ Liver Transplant Meeting organized by The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The meeting was an educational activity to enhance the care of paediatric patients of Queensland who either will be undergoing or have undergone liver transplantation.

13/07/2017 | Donor: The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (with support from Astellas Pharma Australia) | Recipient: Lana Steward-Harrison | $830

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship to attend the ANZ Liver Transplant Meeting organized by The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The meeting was an educational activity to enhance the care of paediatric patients of Queensland who either will be undergoing or have undergone liver transplantation.

11/07/2017 | Donor: North Australian Contracting Pty Ltd | Recipient: Oncology Services Group | $40,000

Description of gift or benefit

Cash donation.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Cash was donated to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital Oncology Research fund towards further research to benefit the community.

06/07/2017 | Donor: Darjack Pty Ltd T/A Cgov (Darryl Stuart) | Recipient: Jonathan Rea | $300

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend and present at the Annual National C. Gov Conference.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Childrens’ Health Queensland has an existing contract with C Gov for the use of the C Gov Information system (GITC Q-3895) used as a single data repository and end-to-end Medical Workforce, Credentialing and Education tool.  Attending as a keynote speaker at Annual National C. Gov Conference would be beneficial for maintaining the relationship with C Gov.

29/06/2017 | Donor: CSL Behring | Recipient: Justin Gaffney | $3,258

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the QPIAS Australia and New Zealand Clinical Immunology meeting for 2017.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the meeting provides an opportunity to participate in the specialty area’s signature meeting for allergy and immunology. As a smaller specialty in regards to the number of the professionals, participation allows exposure and networking with other Paediatric Nurse Specialists in allergy and immunology. As well as the significant growth in demands and complexity of service provision attendance at this conference allows the ability to grow and learn as well as consolidate knowledge and practice, with the aim for gold standard levels of service to the Queensland Paediatric community.

29/06/2017 | Donor: CSL Behring | Recipient: Anna Sullivan | $2,410

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the QPIAS Australia and New Zealand Clinical Immunology meeting for 2017.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the meeting provides an opportunity to participate in the specialty area’s signature meeting for allergy and immunology. As a smaller specialty in regards to the number of the professionals, participation allows exposure and networking with other Paediatric Nurse Specialists in allergy and immunology. As well as the significant growth in demands and complexity of service provision attendance at this conference allows the ability to grow and learn as well as consolidate knowledge and practice, with the aim for gold standard levels of service to the Queensland Paediatric community.

26/06/2017 | Donor: Actelion Pharmaceuticals (Derren Rushton) | Recipient: Paula Dickin | $300

Description of gift or benefit

Airfare to Melbourne to join the national steering committee to collate information on the best practices followed around Australia for the administration of IV Epoprostenol.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The National steering committee assists in formulating guidelines for the administration of IV Epoprostenol to benefit centres. This includes practices within a hospital and those outside a hospital that could potentially be modified.

26/06/2017 | Donor: World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies | Recipient: Liz (Elizabeth) Crowe | $1,350

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including accommodation and registration fee to attend the 9th Congress of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies in Singapore.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the congress was an opportunity to network, share knowledge and build relationships with other international leading medical professionals in paediatric critical care. It also provided an opportunity to present innovative Queensland Health research findings, which offered other medical researchers the ability to translate this into better health practices.

26/06/2017 | Donor: World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies | Recipient: Deborah (Debbie) Long | $1,050

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including accommodation to attend the 9th Congress of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies in Singapore.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the congress was an opportunity to network, share knowledge and build relationships with other international leading medical professionals in paediatric critical care. It also provided an opportunity to present innovative Queensland Health research findings, which offered other medical researchers the ability to translate this into better health practices.

23/06/2017 | Donor: Humpty Dumpty Foundation | Recipient: Paediatric Intensive Care Unit | $63,060

Description of gift or benefit

Servo U Ventilor.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The new piece of equipment donated by the Humpty Dumpty Foundation benefits the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

21/06/2017 | Donor: Eli Lilly Australia (Tania Maroun) | Recipient: Erin Sharwood | $1,000

Description of gift or benefit

Travel, registration and accommodation to attend Directions In Diabetes 2017 meeting in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The meeting for endocrinologists and paediatric endocrinologists provided updates on the latest research and highlights of the American Diabetes Association meeting.

21/06/2017 | Donor: Eli Lilly Australia (Tania Maroun) | Recipient: Stephanie Johnson | $1,000

Description of gift or benefit

Travel, registration and accommodation to attend Directions In Diabetes 2017 meeting in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The meeting for endocrinologists and paediatric endocrinologists provided updates on the latest research and highlights of the American Diabetes Association meeting.

21/06/2017 | Donor: Eli Lilly Australia (Tania Maroun) | Recipient: Emily Papadimos | $1,000

Description of gift or benefit

Travel, registration and accommodation to attend Directions In Diabetes 2017 meeting in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The meeting for endocrinologists and paediatric endocrinologists provided updates on the latest research and highlights of the American Diabetes Association meeting.

21/06/2017 | Donor: Eli Lilly Australia (Tania Maroun) | Recipient: Yassmin Musthaffa | $1,000

Description of gift or benefit

Travel, registration and accommodation to attend Directions In Diabetes 2017 meeting in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The meeting for endocrinologists and paediatric endocrinologists provided updates on the latest research and highlights of the American Diabetes Association meeting.

20/06/2017 | Donor: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Arthas Flabouris) | Recipient: Fionnagh Dougan | $667

Description of gift or benefit

Travel expenses, airfares and accommodation at Ovolo Lanways Hotel to attend Trauma Verification Symposium conference in Melbourne.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the event provided an opportunity to profile Children’s Health Queensland and network with interstate health organisations.

16/06/2017 | Donor: Haemophilia Foundation Australia (Sharon Caris) | Recipient: Moana Harlen | $650

Description of gift or benefit

Travel expenses, airfares, accommodation and meals to attend the Australian & New Zealand Haemophilia Social Worker and Counsellor Group annual meeting.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the annual meeting will facilitate collaboration with other haemophilia psychosocial workers in Australia & NZ and receive professional development on issues specific to psychosocial support for the haemophilia community to enhance practice and improve patient care. This group is supported by the Haemophilia Foundation Australia and they provide funding to all states for one psychosocial member from each Haemophilia Treatment Centre to attend and co-chairs.

10/06/2017 | Donor: BioMarin Pharmaceutical (Kathryn Evans) | Recipient: Neurosciences and EEG 6C OPU | $1,500

Description of gift or benefit

Honorarium to be part of BioMarin CLN2 advisory board meeting.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The advisory board meeting relates to therapies that may be implemented in Queensland. Attendance and participation increased the knowledge on the improvements in this field.

10/06/2017 | Donor: BioMarin Pharmaceutical (Kathryn Evans) | Recipient: Stephen Malone | $500

Description of gift or benefit

Airfares and transfers to be part of BioMarin CLN2 advisory board meeting.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The advisory board meeting relates to therapies that may be implemented in Queensland. Attendance and participation increased the knowledge on the improvements in this field.

09/06/2017 | Donor: DOPSQ Student Education and Training Standing Group (Paul Barber) | Recipient: Physiotherapy Department | $600

Description of gift or benefit

Donation of electronic teaching stethoscope.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The donation benefits the training of physiotherapy students at Children’s Health Queensland.

08/06/2017 | Donor: DEBRA Australia (Sue McKenna) | Recipient: Samantha Hay | $1,500

Description of gift or benefit

Funding to attend the DEBRA International conference in New Zealand.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Recipient’s position as the Epidermolysis Bullosa Nurse was fully funded from DEBRA Australia. As the only Queensland Epidermolysis Bullosa nurse and one of the three national recipients provided Queensland representation at the conference and the knowledge gained and discussions had could be incorporated into Children’s Health Queensland upon their return.

07/06/2017 | Donor: UCB Australia Pty Ltd (Jeremy Welton) | Recipient: Stephen Malone | $2,500

Description of gift or benefit

Travel arrangements and honorarium for Advisory Board participation.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Participation in the Advisory Board provided a better understanding the role of lacosamide in refractory focal epilepsy in paediatric patients and apply the knowledge in Children’s Health Queensland services.

05/06/2017 | Donor: Crosscut Partners, LLC | Recipient: Christian Stocker | $285

Description of gift or benefit

Recipient of honorarium.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The honorarium was given in recognition of time educating other researchers (Dr Stocker is working accordance with Queensland Health vision of pursuing innovation and connecting healthcare). Dr Stocker delivered new information, promoting research findings and giving an opportunity to other researchers to translate that research into better practice which helped improve care for patients, and provided an opportunity for the Queensland community to access world-class treatments that they may be unable to access otherwise.

01/06/2017 | Donor: The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (with support from Astellas Pharma Australia) | Recipient: Charlton Noble| $830

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship to attend the ANZ Liver Transplant Meeting organized by The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. with funding support from Astellas Pharma Australia.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The meeting was an educational activity to enhance the care of paediatric patients of Queensland who either will be undergoing or have undergone liver transplantation.

01/06/2017 | Donor: The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (with support from Astellas Pharma Australia) | Recipient: Elizabeth Shands | $830

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship to attend the ANZ Liver Transplant Meeting organized by The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. with funding support from Astellas Pharma Australia.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The meeting was an educational activity to enhance the care of paediatric patients of Queensland who either will be undergoing or have undergone liver transplantation.

31/05/2017 | Donor: Queensland Rail Travel Train | Recipient: Children's Health Queensland Trust Arts Program | $2,700

Description of gift or benefit

Cash donation.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The donation benefited the Children’s Health Queensland Arts in Health program which provides arts programs to children at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

31/05/2017 | Donor: Pfizer Australia (Emma Parkin) | Recipient: Gabrielle McFarlane | $1,117

Description of gift or benefit

Financial contribution to attend Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, California including registration, accommodation and airfares.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

As representative of Children’s Health Queensland at the Australian and New Zealand Rheumatology Conference attending the meeting has increased the knowledge base and experience in contemporary rheumatological nursing practice that can be used in improving the current practices at Children’s Health Queensland.

23/05/2017 | Donor: Australian Haemophilia Centre Director's Organisation (Dr Megan Sarson) | Recipient: Kymberley McElroy | $1,000

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the Australian Bleeding Disorder’s Registry Data Manager’s Annual General Meeting (Face to Face) as supported by the Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors’ Organisation. The gift included airfares, accommodation and meals.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The attendance facilitated the collaboration with other haemophilia Data Managers from other states of Australia and allowed for professional development on issues specific to the Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry, data management, and its role in patient care. Discussions were also held on the streamlining of work practices to improve efficiency, standardize data, support colleagues and initiate future planning.

18/05/2017 | Donor: American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine | Recipient: Joanne George | $2,105

Description of gift or benefit

Travel scholarship to attend the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Development Medicine conference in Montreal, Canada including airfares, accommodation and meals.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the event provided an opportunity to showcase innovative research that has been conducted in Queensland in partnership with Children’s Health Queensland and the University of Queensland.

18/05/2017 | Donor: Croomo (Wayne Bell) | Recipient: Katie Walker-Smith | $449

Description of gift or benefit

Conducting Croomo Know How Workshop free of charges.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Croomo Know How Workshop is a methodology used by Croomo’s to better understand learners prior to the design phase of learning projects. This was a prize offered through attendance at Queensland Health’s EHealth Expo. The Speech Pathology department conducts multiple education and training sessions for clinicians, students and families. A variety of platforms and presentation types are used. Croomo workshop offers an opportunity to build additional skills in the development of training and education materials. The free trial will provide information as to whether this company can provide services that Children’s Health Queensland  is unable to offer (e.g.. through iLearn, SLIPAH etc.)

17/05/2017 | Donor: Australian and New Zealand Childrens Haematology/Oncology Group (ANZCHOG) | Recipient: Andrew Moore | $4,800

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation, travel expenses and meals to attend MyeChild01 Clinical Trial meeting held during 29th Annual Meeting of International BFM Study Group and 11th Biennial Childhood Leukemia & Lymphoma Symposium in Helsinki, Finland.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attendance at Myechild01 Clinical Trial committee meetings has been a core part of business for the National Principal Investigator of Myechild01 Clinical Trials, with Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) being the National Co-Ordinating Centre within Australia.

This was an opportunity for international research collaboration as well as scientific exchange in paediatric oncology, discussion regarding ongoing controversies in the field, the planning of investigational agent trials and new therapies to ensure children and adolescents with cancer in Australia have access to current, ethically approved clinical trials.

5/05/2017 | Donor: Fisher and Paykel Healthcare (Michelle Muir) | Recipient: Andreas Schibler | $10,600

Description of gift or benefit

Airfare and accommodation to attend Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in San Francisco, USA.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending Pediatric Academic Societies meeting provided an opportunity to present “Late Breaking Abstract Oral”. The paper was about nasal high flow therapy for infants with bronchiolitis – a multicenter randomized controlled trial under the paediatric acute respiratory intervention study by the Paediatric Critical Care Research Group at CHQ.

03/05/2017 | Donor: Nestle (Sarah Starr) | Recipient: Ayala Rogany | $1,100

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the Paediatrics Forum 2017. A gathering of key industry experts speaking on a range of paediatric topics including allergies, gastroenterology, ketogenic diets and neurology. Includes the forum, return flights (Brisbane to Melbourne), one nights accommodation (Melbourne), meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), transfers.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of participating in the Paediatric dietetics forum was upskilling/ education on this subject and dissemination of the information back to Children’s Health Queensland Dietetics department assisting the management of patients in the dietetic service using latest evidence based standards.

03/05/2017 | Donor: Nestle (Sarah Starr) | Recipient: Anna Majchrzak | $1,100

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the Paediatrics Forum 2017. A gathering of key industry experts speaking on a range of paediatric topics including allergies, gastroenterology, ketogenic diets and neurology. Includes the forum, return flights (Brisbane to Melbourne), one nights accommodation (Melbourne), meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), transfers.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The main aim of participating in the Paediatric dietetics forum was upskilling/ education on this subject and dissemination of the information back to Children’s Health Queensland Dietetics department assisting the management of patients in the dietetic service using latest evidence based standards.

02/05/2017 | Donor: University of Queensland (Jenny Ziviani) | Recipient: Kathryn Witt | $500

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend “ICHOM inaugural Australasian Forum: Catalysing the Value Agenda” in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The Forum’s main aim was to focus on strategies to transform health care globally with system-wide collaboration.

10/04/2017 | Donor: Abbvie Pty Ltd | Recipient: Peter Lewindon | $12,500

Description of gift or benefit

Attendance at pIBD Ahead in Prague, Czech Republic including return business class flights from Brisbane and Prague. pIBD Ahead is a steering committee for pIBD Network to discuss and set treatment agendas for children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). This meeting is sponsored by Abbvie Pty Ltd.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Paediatric IBD is a core business of the statewide Gastroenterology service based at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. As an expert in Paediatric IBD Dr Lewindon was invited to take part in this process and in doing so, represented the interests and best care of children in Queensland and Australia.

10/04/2017 | Donor: Merck Serono Pharmaceuticals | Recipient: Katherine Leighton | $628

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the 3rd Annual Endocrine Nurses’ Meeting in Coogee, NSW.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of the meeting was to enhance nursing endocrine knowledge in this diverse area. The Endocrine Nursing team could also network with national peers regarding current best practice in this field. In addition, they also had the opportunity to comment on or be involved in the development of national resources and standards. The program was coordinated by a National Paediatric Endocrine Nurses Group and Children’s Health Queensland was represented by Karen Bragg (Clinical Nurse) on this group.

10/04/2017 | Donor: Merck Serono Pharmaceuticals | Recipient: Charmaine Griffin | $628

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the 3rd Annual Endocrine Nurses’ Meeting in Coogee, NSW.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of the meeting was to enhance nursing endocrine knowledge in this diverse area. The Endocrine Nursing team could also network with national peers regarding current best practice in this field. In addition, they also had the opportunity to comment on or be involved in the development of national resources and standards. The program was coordinated by a National Paediatric Endocrine Nurses Group and Children’s Health Queensland was represented by Karen Bragg (Clinical Nurse) on this group.

10/04/2017 | Donor: Merck Serono Pharmaceuticals | Recipient: Helen Kearney | $628

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the 3rd Annual Endocrine Nurses’ Meeting in Coogee, NSW.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of the meeting was to enhance nursing endocrine knowledge in this diverse area. The Endocrine Nursing team could also network with national peers regarding current best practice in this field. In addition, they also had the opportunity to comment on or be involved in the development of national resources and standards. The program was coordinated by a National Paediatric Endocrine Nurses Group and Children’s Health Queensland was represented by Karen Bragg (Clinical Nurse) on this group.

10/04/2017 | Donor: Merck Serono Pharmaceuticals | Recipient: Helen Smith | $628

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the 3rd Annual Endocrine Nurses’ Meeting in Coogee, NSW.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of the meeting was to enhance nursing endocrine knowledge in this diverse area. The Endocrine Nursing team could also network with national peers regarding current best practice in this field. In addition, they also had the opportunity to comment on or be involved in the development of national resources and standards. The program was coordinated by a National Paediatric Endocrine Nurses Group and Children’s Health Queensland was represented by Karen Bragg (Clinical Nurse) on this group.

10/04/2017 | Donor: Merck Serono Pharmaceuticals | Recipient: Alison Smith | $628

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the 3rd Annual Endocrine Nurses’ Meeting in Coogee, NSW.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of the meeting was to enhance nursing endocrine knowledge in this diverse area. The Endocrine Nursing team could also network with national peers regarding current best practice in this field. In addition, they also had the opportunity to comment on or be involved in the development of national resources and standards. The program was coordinated by a National Paediatric Endocrine Nurses Group and Children’s Health Queensland was represented by Karen Bragg (Clinical Nurse) on this group.

10/04/2017 | Donor: Merck Serono Pharmaceuticals | Recipient: Karen Bragg | $628

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the 3rd Annual Endocrine Nurses’ Meeting in Coogee, NSW.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of the meeting was to enhance nursing endocrine knowledge in this diverse area. The Endocrine Nursing team could also network with national peers regarding current best practice in this field. In addition, they also had the opportunity to comment on or be involved in the development of national resources and standards. The program was coordinated by a National Paediatric Endocrine Nurses Group and Children’s Health Queensland was represented by Karen Bragg (Clinical Nurse) on this group.

06/04/2017 | Donor: ArkBiosciences Pharmaceuticals LTD (Jimmy Wu) | Recipient: Andreas Schibler | $5,500

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend a clinical trial investigator’s update and training meeting being conducted by ArkBiosciences Pharmaceuticals in Shanghai, China, on 10 June 2017.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) Paediatric Intensive Care Unit is the lead ethics coordination site in Australia and the lead recruiting site internationally. Attendance was required to ensure trial compliance and validity. Failure to attend the training would breach National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) policy, National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) and other regulatory guidelines, resulting in the inability to meet the obligations of Good Clinical Practice thereby excluding CHQ from participation.

06/04/2017 | Donor: ArkBiosciences Pharmaceuticals LTD (Jimmy Wu) | Recipient: Debbie Long | $5,500

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend a clinical trial investigator’s update and training meeting being conducted by ArkBiosciences Pharmaceuticals in Shanghai, China, on 10 June 2017.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) Paediatric Intensive Care Unit is the lead ethics coordination site in Australia and the lead recruiting site internationally. Attendance was required to ensure trial compliance and validity. Failure to attend the training would breach National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) policy, National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) and other regulatory guidelines, resulting in the inability to meet the obligations of Good Clinical Practice thereby excluding CHQ from participation.

05/04/2017 | Donor: Actelion Pharmaceuticals Australia Ltd | Recipient: Scott Fox | $5,000

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology being held at the Cavalieri Congress Centre in Rome.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) has been invited by Actellion Pharmaceuticals Ltd to attend a training meeting for the RUBATO Study in San Francisco as part of The annual Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPCC) meeting is internationally recognised as a key event in the paediatric cardiology educational calendar. By attending the meeting, Dr Fox will gain exposure to the latest in paediatric cardiology research and current practice internationally at this conference. He will bring this back to the department where it is likely to be applied in the care of patients and can be used in the education of his colleagues.

31/03/2017 | Donor: Stratpharma AG (Elizabeth Warde) | Recipient: Rebecca Beardmore | $2,105

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship including registration fees and airfares to attend the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology/Oncology Group in Adelaide 2017.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending and presenting the findings of research to national and international colleagues at ANZCHOG has increased the knowledge in this area and allows for future developments in research to continue.

28/03/2017 | Donor: Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd | Recipient: Paula Dickin | $8,600

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend clinical trial investigator meeting for the RUBATO study in San Francisco, USA as part of Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) in a clinical trial (flights and accommodation in San Francisco included).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) has been invited by Actellion Pharmaceuticals Ltd to attend a training meeting for the RUBATO Study in San Francisco as part of Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) in a clinical trial. This is a mandatory training for participation in the RUBATO study (a prospective, multi-centre, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study assessing the efficacy and safety of Macitentan in Fontan-palliated patients). Failure to attend the mandatory training would breach National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) policy, National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) and other regulatory guidelines, resulting in the inability to meet the obligations of Good Clinical Practice, thereby excluding CHQ from participation.

28/03/2017 | Donor: Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd | Recipient: Robert Justo | $8,600

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend clinical trial investigator meeting for the RUBATO study in San Francisco, USA as part of Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) in a clinical trial (flights and accommodation in San Francisco included).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) has been invited by Actellion Pharmaceuticals Ltd to attend a training meeting for the RUBATO Study in San Francisco as part of Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) in a clinical trial. This is a mandatory training for participation in the RUBATO study (a prospective, multi-centre, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study assessing the efficacy and safety of Macitentan in Fontan-palliated patients). Failure to attend the mandatory training would breach National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) policy, National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) and other regulatory guidelines, resulting in the inability to meet the obligations of Good Clinical Practice, thereby excluding CHQ from participation.

21/03/2017 | Donor: NovoNordisk Pharmaceuticals | Recipient: Wendy Poulsen | $3,894.29

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend World Federation of Haemophilia MSK Meeting,

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The 15th WFH International Musculoskeletal Congress had over 250 delegates participating from 61 countries. A wide range of researchers, experts, and practitioners came together to discuss the current developments that are having an impact in the musculoskeletal community with a focus on education of the management of haemophilia.

07/03/2017 | Donor: Bright Sky Australia (Rachel Shaw) | Recipient: Samantha Hay | $500

Description of gift or benefit

Airfare and accomodation to attend Clinical Advisory Committee for the National Epidermolysis Bullosa dressing scheme.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was offered to attend Clinical Advisory Committee for the National Epidermolysis Bullosa dressing scheme and learn about the new methods of treatment from the industry peer group.

01/03/2017 | Donor: Cystic Fibrosis Queensland (Anne Li) | Recipient: Physiotherapy Department | $800

Description of gift or benefit

Apple iPad provided by Cystic Fibrosis Queensland for use by patients in the Physiotherapy Department during their therapy sessions.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The donation was made for the use of patients in the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital Physiotherapy Department during their therapy sessions. Most paediatric patients connect well with technology and using this device, in conjunction with other methods, could improve outcomes during the therapy sessions.

13/02/2017 | Donor: Eden Ritchie Recruitment (Qld Government event, sponsored by Eden Ritchie, Davidson, PWC) | Recipient: Deidre Roos-Korf | $295

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend Aspiring Women’s Leadership Summit (One day event, Rachel Hunter – Chair, Speaker).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The event facilitated networking, information sharing and also developing productive culture, dynamic partnerships with the industry peer group including interactions with guest speakers and group discussions.

05/02/2017 | Donor: Biogen Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Sarah Wright | $1,485

Description of gift or benefit
Sponsorship including airfares, accommodation and service fee ($130 per hour for presentation on Saturday 17th March 2018) to attend Together in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Medical Education forum 2018 in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
The main purpose of participating in a multidisciplinary medical education event was to present on the cardiorespiratory complications that this condition can lead to due to muscle weakness. As a recognised expert in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy for neuromuscular disease, presentations such as these continued to maintain the profile of the service and ensure the children in Queensland receive the best possible evidence based care. It was also an opportunity to network with physiotherapists from Australia and New Zealand attending.

02/02/2017 | Donor: Biogen Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Sarah Wright | $285

Description of gift or benefit
Sponsorship including airfare to attend and present at Biogen Rare Diseases Team Cycle meeting in Sydney.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
“Infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) require significant input from cardiorespiratory physiotherapists. The main aim of attending the meeting was to inform Biogen of the important aspects of care that is provided and the rationale for interventions.

In addition, attending the meeting as a recognized expert in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy for neuromuscular disease provided an opportunity to present and support the education for physiotherapy strategies as well as to continue to maintain the profile of the service and ensure the children in Queensland receive the best possible evidenced-based care.”

24/01/2017 | Donor: Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (Stephanie Moses) | Recipient: Helen Kearney | $1,115

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the National Paediatric Endocrine Nursing Conference.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of the conference was to gain advanced knowledge in endocrine nursing to help develop and enhance the skills of nurses. Attendance was essential as this was the only conference in Australia available for Endocrine nurses.

24/01/2017 | Donor: Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (Stephanie Moses) | Recipient: Alison Smith | $1,115

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the National Paediatric Endocrine Nursing Conference.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of the conference was to gain advanced knowledge in endocrine nursing to help develop and enhance the skills of nurses. Attendance was essential as this was the only conference in Australia available for Endocrine nurses.

24/01/2017 | Donor: Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (Stephanie Moses) | Recipient: Karen Bragg | $1,115

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the National Paediatric Endocrine Nursing Conference.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of the conference was to gain advanced knowledge in endocrine nursing to help develop and enhance the skills of nurses. Attendance was essential as this was the only conference in Australia available for Endocrine nurses.

24/01/2017 | Donor: Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (Stephanie Moses) | Recipient: Jennifer Allen | $1,115

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the National Paediatric Endocrine Nursing Conference.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of the conference was to gain advanced knowledge in endocrine nursing to help develop and enhance the skills of nurses. Attendance was essential as this was the only conference in Australia available for Endocrine nurses.

24/01/2017 | Donor: Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (Stephanie Moses) | Recipient: Jennifer La Cour | $1,115

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the National Paediatric Endocrine Nursing Conference.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of the conference was to gain advanced knowledge in endocrine nursing to help develop and enhance the skills of nurses. Attendance was essential as this was the only conference in Australia available for Endocrine nurses.

24/01/2017 | Donor: Matthew's Friends ( Julie Fountain) | Recipient: Sophie Calvert | $1,635

Description of gift or benefit

Airfare, accommodation and meals to attend and speak at the Ketocollege Australia.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was offered to attend as a guest speaker at Keto college on basic sciences and mechanisms of action, neuro-metabolic disease, ketogenic therapy for infants and adults and management of emergency situations such as its use in intensive care.

23/01/2017 | Donor: CSL Behring (Sebastian DiNatale) | Recipient: Joanna McCosker | $750

Description of gift or benefit

Sponsorship to attend the Nuero Orthopaedic Institute Explain Pain two day seminar.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending the Nuero Orthopaedic Institute’s Explain Pain seminar improved knowledge of pain management skills and understanding of the concept of pain within the current evidence base. The knowledge gained assisted in improving the care and outcomes of children and adolescents with haemophilia and acute and chronic pain issues with the Queensland community.

18/01/2017 | Donor: Matthew's Friends ( Julie Fountain) | Recipient: Katie Barwick | $1,100

Description of gift or benefit

Airfare, accommodation and meals to attend and speak at the Ketocollege Australia.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was offered to attend as a guest speaker at Keto college on basic sciences and mechanisms of action, neuro-metabolic disease, ketogenic therapy for infants and adults and management of emergency situations such as its use in intensive care.

12/01/2017 | Donor: Mater Health Services (Dr Shane Kelly,Group CEO) | Recipient: Fionnagh Dougan | $199

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the Mater Foundation annual ball.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Mater Foundation facilitates an annual Mater ball to raise fund to support patients of the hospital.

14/12/2016 | Donor: Merck Serono Australia Pty Ltd (Anthony Iwers) | Recipient: Karen Bragg | $1,500

Description of gift or benefit

Attend steering committee to discuss endocrine conference in May 2017.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

This gift was offered as a travel grant to attend the steering committee meeting in May 17 to plan the upcoming Merck educational event for paediatric endocrine nurses across Australia. Additional to providing a professional development opportunity the meeting will also provide an opportunity to be involved in a committee organising and discussing endocrine conditions and treatments. This will also be a platform to meet the similar professional from hospitals across Australia.

12/12/2016 | Donor: Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd | Recipient: Amy Sawyer | $4,500

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend Tomorrow AC-055-312 Investigator Meeting in Singapore (flight and accommodation included).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital Cardiology department was chosen as sole clinical trial participant within Australia. Attendance was required to comply with regulatory and protocol guidelines. The objective of the study was to evaluate whether Macitentan can delay disease progression in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension and assess the safety and tolerability of this medication in children. A successful clinical trial offers the possibility of improved length and quality of life for children with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

12/12/2016 | Donor: Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd | Recipient: Scott Fox | $4,500

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend Tomorrow AC-055-312 Investigator Meeting in Singapore (flight and accommodation included).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital Cardiology department was chosen as sole clinical trial participant within Australia. Attendance was required to comply with regulatory and protocol guidelines. The objective of the study was to evaluate whether Macitentan can delay disease progression in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension and assess the safety and tolerability of this medication in children. A successful clinical trial offers the possibility of improved length and quality of life for children with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

12/12/2016 | Donor: Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd | Recipient: Paula Dickin | $4,500

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend Tomorrow AC-055-312 Investigator Meeting in Singapore (flight and accommodation included).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital Cardiology department was chosen as sole clinical trial participant within Australia. Attendance was required to comply with regulatory and protocol guidelines. The objective of the study was to evaluate whether Macitentan can delay disease progression in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension and assess the safety and tolerability of this medication in children. A successful clinical trial offers the possibility of improved length and quality of life for children with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

09/12/2016 | Donor: Flights - International Society of Nephrology (Paul Harden); Accomodation/Meals - Dr Mehta's Hospital (Dr Sudha Ekambaram) | Recipient: Peter Trnka | $1,500

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation for Dr Peter Trnka to be an international speaker for the CME course update in Paediatric Nephrology – Neph Kids 2017 Workshop in Chennai, India.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Through participation CHQ fulfilled the requirements of the International Society of Nephrology Renal Sister Program of providing an international speaker at this Forum.

01/12/2016 | Donor: Pfizer Pty Ltd (Hsien Kee Lim-Paraexel International) | Recipient: Anita Cairns | $13, 750

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend Pfizer EU investigator’s meeting including business class airfare, 3 nights accommodation and meals.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The purpose of the travel was to attend the Pfizer EU investigator’s meeting, a multicentre international clinical trial. The program provided an overview of the Pfizer clinical development programme to discuss the study rationale, recruitment and retention strategies. It also helped the participants to study the protocol, its procedures and associated vendors. The program provided a comprehensive training in the outcomes measures of the trial.

01/12/2016 | Donor: Pfizer Pty Ltd (Hsien Kee Lim-Paraexel International) | Recipient: Kate Munro | $13, 750

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend Pfizer EU investigator’s meeting including business class airfare, 3 nights accommodation and meals.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The purpose of the travel was to attend the Pfizer EU investigator’s meeting, a multicentre international clinical trial. The program provided an overview of the Pfizer clinical development programme to discuss the study rationale, recruitment and retention strategies. It also helped the participants to study the protocol, its procedures and associated vendors. The program provided a comprehensive training in the outcomes measures of the trial.

22/11/2016 | Donor: Children's Hospital Foundation | Recipient: Emma Gee Kee | $750

Description of gift or benefit

Recipient of the Children’s Hospital Foundation CHQ Research Symposium Travel Award.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was offered as an award for a presentation given at Children’s Health Queensland  Research Symposium 2016.

12/11/2016 | Donor: Fisher and Paykel Healthcare (David Boyle) | Recipient: Andreas Schibler | $4,870

Description of gift or benefit

Airfare and accommodation to attend 21st Congress of Asian Pacific Society of Respirology in Bangkok, Thailand.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attending 21st Congress of Asian Pacific Society of Respirology conference provided an opportunity to represent CHQ as the key note guest speaker and present the paper “Is High Low oxygen therapy the magic bullet” to the wider group of experts in the field.

05/11/2016 | Donor: Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd (Peter Linskey) | Recipient: Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) | $500

Description of gift or benefit

Funding for the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) family event.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was offered to assist with the running of the inaugural Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) family event. The event was held on 5 November 2016 to showcase areas of the cardiac service not ordinarily seen by the service users and their families. This was a free event for the families to raise awareness on the Paediatric Cardiac Service undertaken at CHQ.

05/11/2016 | Donor: St Jude Medical Pty Ltd (Peter O'Rourke) | Recipient: Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) | $500

Description of gift or benefit

Funding for the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) family event.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was offered to assist with the running of the inaugural Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) family event. The event was held on 5 November 2016 to showcase areas of the cardiac service not ordinarily seen by the service users and their families. This was a free event for the families to raise awareness on the Paediatric Cardiac Service undertaken at CHQ.

05/11/2016 | Donor: Terumo Australia Pty Ltd (Christine Roach) | Recipient: Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) |$500

Description of gift or benefit

Funding for the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) family event.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was offered to assist with the running of the inaugural Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) family event. The event was held on 5 November 2016 to showcase areas of the cardiac service not ordinarily seen by the service users and their families. This was a free event for the families to raise awareness on the Paediatric Cardiac Service undertaken at CHQ.

05/11/2016 | Donor: Abbott Australasia Pty Ltd (Melissa Dingli/Matthew Johnson) | Recipient: Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) |$500

Description of gift or benefit

Funding for the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) family event.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was offered to assist with the running of the inaugural Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) family event. The event was held on 5 November 2016 to showcase areas of the cardiac service not ordinarily seen by the service users and their families. This was a free event for the families to raise awareness on the Paediatric Cardiac Service undertaken at CHQ.

05/11/2016 | Donor: Admedus (Australia) Pty Ltd (Danny Zanardo) | Recipient: Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) | $1,000

Description of gift or benefit

Funding for the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) family event.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was offered to assist with the running of the inaugural Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) family event. The event was held on 5 November 2016 to showcase areas of the cardiac service not ordinarily seen by the service users and their families. This was a free event for the families to raise awareness on the Paediatric Cardiac Service undertaken at CHQ.

05/11/2016 | Donor: Wil Gore & Associates Pty Ltd | Recipient: Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) | $500

Description of gift or benefit

Funding for the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) family event.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was offered to assist with the running of the inaugural Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) family event. The event was held on 5 November 2016 to showcase areas of the cardiac service not ordinarily seen by the service users and their families. This was a free event for the families to raise awareness on the Paediatric Cardiac Service undertaken at CHQ.

05/11/2016 | Donor: Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd ( Mayu Pasupati)| Recipient: Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) | $500

Description of gift or benefit

Funding for the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) family event.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was offered to assist with the running of the inaugural Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) family event. The event was held on 5 November 2016 to showcase areas of the cardiac service not ordinarily seen by the service users and their families. This was a free event for the families to raise awareness on the Paediatric Cardiac Service undertaken at CHQ.

03/11/2016 | Donor: Children's Hospital Foundation)| Recipient: Jeanne Marshall | $750

Description of gift or benefit

Recipient of the travel award for the best early career researcher at the second Annual Children’s Health Queensland Research Symposium.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was offered as an award towards travel and/or costs incurred for attending a conference/education sessions with the intention of developing research and education skills of the recipient.

29/09/2016 | Donor: Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne Vic (Roberto Chiletti, ECLS Program)| Recipient: Paediatric Intensive Care Unit | $10,000

Description of gift or benefit

Rotaflow ECMO system (including console, drive unit, emergency drive, cart and heater unit)

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

LCCH Paediatric Intensive Care Unit program activity exceeds the amount of equipment currently on hand. RCH Melbourne has replaced their fleet and donated the Rotaflow ECMO system to CHQ ECLS Service to assist with the equipment shortage at LCCH.

31/08/2016 | Donor: Women and Children's Healthcare Australasia | Recipient: Stuart Bowhay | $335

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to speak to Chief Executive Forum.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Invitation to present to the Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) Chief Executive Forum.

19/08/2016 | Donor: The University of Queensland | Recipient: Emma GeeKee | $3,000

Description of gift or benefit

The University of Queensland PhD Student funding.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Funding accepted to present PhD research findings at an international conference. Research has been translated into clinical practice and has helped improve clinical outcomes for Children’s Health Queensland patients.

18/08/2016 | Donor: Novonordisk | Recipient: Yassmin Musthaffa | $1,500

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the 18th Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society (APPES) Fellow School (conference) (accommodation and other expenses are covered).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Attendance at a Fellow’s school is a mandatory training requirement for paediatric endocrine sub-speciality trainees. The schools aims to provide up-to-date teaching in some selected areas of paediatric endocrinology, to promote discussions and interactions between younger and more senior paediatric endocronologists and to develop the next leaders in paediatric endocrinology. The school will enable to improve skills and expertise in managing children with paediatric endocrine disorders and will be of enormous benefit for children managed in Queensland within this sub-speciality. The objective of the school is to provide up to date postgraduate education for medical trainees in paediatric endocrinology from the Asia Pacific region, covering major areas of paediatric endocrinology and diabetes. The course is designed for fellows who are in the later years of paediatric endocrine training. It also helps enhance learning using a variety of education formats including case presentations, evidence-based learning, small group discussion, problem based tutorials and an endocrine quiz. It promotes understanding about different management practices across the region.

15/08/2016 | Donor: Novo Nordisk (Tim Richards) | Recipient: Joana McCosker | $255

Description of gift or benefit

Educational grant for Haemophilia treatment and complex bleeds.
Dinner meeting, accommodation and meal in Toowoomba from 2-3rd November 2016.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was to attend the Haemophilia Treatment and Complex Bleeds Education dinner at Toowoomba. The program comprised of an education session on day-1 and running an outreach clinic at Toowoomba base hospital on day-2 and also included accommodation and meal for the participants. The education event was the result of a critical event occurred in the Toowoomba hospital with a baby with severe haemophilia A earlier last year. The purpose of this education session was to provide information about the management of haemophilia and the treatment of haemophilia.

15/08/2016 | Donor: Novo Nordisk (Tim Richards) | Recipient: Moana Harlen | $230

Description of gift or benefit

Educational grant for Haemophilia treatment and complex bleeds.
Dinner meeting, accommodation and meal in Toowoomba from 2-3rd November 2016.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift was to attend the Haemophilia Treatment and Complex Bleeds Education dinner at Toowoomba. The program comprised of an education session on day-1 and running an outreach clinic at Toowoomba base hospital on day-2 and also included accommodation and meal for the participants. The education event was the result of a critical event occurred in the Toowoomba hospital with a baby with severe haemophilia A earlier last year. The purpose of this education session was to provide information about the management of haemophilia and the treatment of haemophilia.

10/08/2016 | Donor: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc | Recipient: Joyce Cheney | $6,780

Description of gift or benefit

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc invitation to participate in the Vertex Investigator Meeting for Protocol VX15-440-101 Elevate CF Study/Clinical Trial (travel, accommodation and transfers).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

This invitation has been extended to Joyce Cheney as nurse research/project manager responsible for delivering care for patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) through the Department of Respiratory & Sleep Medicine at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH). The clinical trial requires a project manager to be trained and accredited in the administration of the standardized outcome measures, procedures, protocols and recruitment requirements. In order for this to occur face to face workshops need to be attended. Attendance at this meeting is required in order for LCCH and Queensland Health to participate in this clinical trial. Vertex Phamaceuticals Inc has 3 groundbreaking drugs which it has developed for the treatment of CF, a respiratory condition which causes significant morbidity and mortality in those individuals affected. There are currently limited approved therapies for CF with sometimes only supportive care being available. Being able to offer Queensland children and their families the opportunity to participate in the emerging drug treatments is one of the aims of the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine CF clinic at the LCCH.

10/08/2016 | Donor: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc | Recipient: Susan Edwards | $6,780

Description of gift or benefit

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc invitation to participate in the Vertex Investigator Meeting for Protocol VX15-440-101 Elevate CF Study/Clinical Trial (travel, accommodation and transfers).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

This invitation has been extended to Susan Edwards as clinical nurse research responsible for delivering care for patients with cystic fibrosis through the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH). The clinical trial requires a Research Nurse to be trained and accredited in the administration of the standardized Outcome measures, procedures, protocols and recruitment requirements. In order for this to occur face to face workshops need to be attended. Attendance at this meeting is required in order for LCCH and Queensland Health to participate in this Clinical Trial. Vertex Phamaceuticals Inc has 3 groundbreaking drugs which it has developed for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF), a respiratory condition which causes significant morbidity and mortality in those individuals affected. There are currently limited approved therapies for CF withsometimes only supportive care being available. Being able to offer Queensland children and their families the opportunity to participate in the emerging drug treatments is one of the aims of the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine CF clinic at the LCCH.

08/08/2016 | Donor: Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition | Recipient: Katie Barwick | $500

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend and present at the National Nutricia KetoMeeting in Sydney (19 and 20 August 2016) (flight and accommodation included).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

This is a professional development event for Dietitians and Nurses working with the ketogenic diet, for the dietary management of epilepsy and other neurological disorders. The KetoMeeting include sessions on new research and evidence, sharing best practice guidelines, local case studies and experiences and nutricia update. The specific purpose of attendance is to share the model of care as the largest Ketogenic service in Australia and advance knowledge of most recent national clinical and research innovations impacting on the ketogenic diet and applying it to direct patient care. This will be achieved by supporting the staff to attend this event.

29/07/2016 | Donor: Association Vascular Access (AVA) | Recipient: Tricia Kleidon | $1,026

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend and present at the AVA 30th Annual Scientific Meeting on 16-19 September 2016.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

Tricia Kleidon has been invited to attend to present a one hour lecture on different catheter materials and how to choose appropriate material for patient population to reduce complications. This experience will provide her with opportunities to review new equipment and be involved in discussions with other international experts in this field.

20/07/2016 | Donor: Astellas Transplant, Astellas Pharma Australia Pty Ltd | Recipient: Elizabeth Shands | $1,025

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend Astellas Liver Transplant weekend 2016 in the Intercontinental Rialto, Melbourne (9-11 September 2016) (flight, accommodation and meals).

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

International experts are invited to this meeting. Attending this meeting enhances our commitment to learning change and development and also contributes to excellent interstate/cross-Tasman networking, information sharing links to national guidelines.

08/07/2016 | Donor: Milestone Family | Recipient: Child and Youth Mental Health Services | $170

Description of gift or benefit

Decorations and soft toys for ward.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The gift is intended to brighten ward environment for other Child and Youth Mental Health Service inpatients. As stated, it is also intended to allocate it to appropriate patient and or consumer as a gift for them to take home upon their discharge.

05/07/2016 | Donor: Biogen Pharmaceuticals | Recipient: Megan Reading | $630

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Physiotherapist Training on 28 – 29 July 2016 (Sydney,
Australia)

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The training will help staff gain knowledge and be proficient in the use of and application of disease specific assessment tools for infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and will translate the knowledge gained at the meeting back into practice at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. The staff will be able to use her increased clinical assessment skills to support the management of children within the specialist outpatient neuromuscular clinic.

05/07/2016 | Donor: Biogen Pharmaceuticals | Recipient: Nicole Thomas | $1,190

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Physiotherapist Training on 28 – 29 July 2016 (Sydney,
Australia)

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The training will help staff gain knowledge and be proficient in the use of and application of disease specific assessment tools for infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and will translate the knowledge gained at the meeting back into practice at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. The staff will be able to use her increased clinical assessment skills to support the management of children within the specialist outpatient neuromuscular clinic.

05/07/2016 | Donor: Biogen Pharmaceuticals | Recipient: Yolande Noble | $630

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Physiotherapist Training on 28 – 29 July 2016 (Sydney,
Australia)

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The training will help staff gain knowledge and be proficient in the use of and application of disease specific assessment tools for infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and will translate the knowledge gained at the meeting back into practice at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. The staff will be able to use her increased clinical assessment skills to support the management of children within the specialist outpatient neuromuscular clinic.

10/06/2016 | Donor: Humpty Dumpty Foundation | Recipient: Emergency Department | $70,000

Description of gift or benefit

Xporte Ultrasound Machine.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

New piece of equipment donated by the Humpty Dumpty Foundation to assist Emergency Department’s functions.

10/06/2016 | Donor: Humpty Dumpty Foundation | Recipient: Paediatric Intensive Care Unit | $28,000

Description of gift or benefit

Arctic Sun Hyperthermia Unit.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

New piece of equipment donated by the Humpty Dumpty Foundation to assist PICU’s hyperthermia unit.

02/10/2016 | Donor: Vertex Pharmaceuticals)| Recipient: Retained by Children's Health Queensland | $1,500

Description of gift or benefit

Motivational workshop for Cystic Fibrosis Team- Financial assistance.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

A motivational interviewing trainer session for staff was arranged to help them manage better and consider different approaches when the going gets tough and they have difficult parents/patients.

06/04/2016 | Donor: Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition | Recipient: Katie Barwick | $2,500

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend and present at the 5th Global Symposium on Ketogenic Therapies in Banff, Alberta, Canada from the 20th to 24th September 2016.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

This gift was offered as a travel grant to attend the 5th global symposium on ketogenic therapies in Canada on 20-24th Sept 2016. Attendance allowed access to advance knowledge of most recent clinical research innovations impacting on the ketogenic diet to be translated back to the CHQ community, QLD Ketogenic diet service and dietitians at LCCH and Statewide and be applied to direct patient care using the latest evidence based standards.

04/03/2016 | Donor: World Congress Vascular Access ( WoCoVA) | Recipient: Tricia Kieidon | $1,025

Description of gift or benefit

Invitation to attend Association of Vascular Access Annual Scientific meeting, including flight, accommodation and meals.

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The aim of the conference was to share knowledge in the use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) and discuss how complications can be minimised by correct catheter choice, often informed by design.

01/12/2015 | Donor: Nestle (Lynn Quah) | Recipient: Queensland Paediatric Immunology and Allergy Service (QPIAS) | $500

Description of gift or benefit

Coffee machine

Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)

The coffee machine was donated for Paediatric Immunology & Allergy Service staff benefit and use.

Contact

For more information, please contact Finance and Business Services, Children’s Health Queensland
e: CHQ_Finance@health.qld.gov.au