Stuart Dalziel is a professor of paediatric emergency medicine in Tāmaki-makau-rau (Auckland), the director of research at Starship Hospital. He is a past chair of PREDICT and current chair of PERN. It is in this role that he spoke at DFTB19.
The DFTB team are passionate about creating networks to drive change and by combining research outputs PERN looks to foster research networks to answer many of the questions we have. Take a look at the global network of research groups…
… and it becomes very apparent that a large proportion of the world have been left out of this conversation. Working with teams like PECC-Kenya we would like to see a new version of the map soon – one that truly covers the global nature of paediatric health care.
As well as including the global community it is important to recognise that whilst most of the research output is provided by tertiary children’s hospitals the vast majority of children present to our smaller units. The research we do has to reflect that.
Finally, once the research is done it is important to get the results out there. It is unethical just to keep it to yourself (even if it is a negative study) and if it might change practice then shouldn’t everyone know? DFTB are incredibly proud to partner with both PREDICT and PERUKI to try and get knowledge from the bench to the bedside in less than 17 years.
This talk was recorded live at DFTB19 in London, England. With the theme of “The Journey” we wanted to consider the journeys our patients and their families go on, both metaphorical and literal. DFTB20 will be held in Brisbane, Australia.
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