News and events

The OHIOH team regularly hosts events to get together with our Health Experience Teams and share research updates with the MS and type 1 diabetes community.

How AI could put diabetes on autopilot

15 NOVEMBER 2023

A bowl of cereal for breakfast, a skipped lunch, and a slice of cake to celebrate a co-worker’s birthday: Most of us choose our meals and snacks spontaneously and without giving it too much thought. For people living with type 1 diabetes, such choices could be life threatening. Although modern diabetes technology has come a long way, people with type 1 diabetes still have to calculate carb contents and administer insulin twenty minutes before every meal. Self-monitoring blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, and managing insulin levels is a 24/7 challenge. Dr Chirath Hettiarachchi from the Australian National University (ANU) School of Computing aims to solve this challenge with AI algorithms. >>Read more

ACT MS Symposium on 3 November 2023

2 OCTOBER 2023

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us on 3 November for a day filled with insightful presentations and engaging panel discussions. Hosted by Our Health in Our Hands (OHIOH), a research initiative of The Australian National University (ANU), and the ANU MS Team, the Symposium was a platform to share knowledge and the latest research findings on Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Participants had the opportunity to connect with MS experts, stay updated on OHIOH's latest projects, and foster connections within the ACT MS community. 

We hope you found the Symposium both informative and inspiring. 

Health and computing: An interview with Professor Hanna Suominen

9 AUGUST 2023

Professor Hanna Suominen wears many hats: She teaches at The Australian National University (ANU) School of Computing, is a leader of Our Health In Our Hands (OHIOH), an ANU strategic initiative that is developing personalised precision medicine for people with chronic diseases, and the Associate Director (Neuroinformatics) at the John Eccles Institute of Neuroscience. In this interview, she discusses how combining health and computing is resulting in innovative health solutions and how she is successfully juggling so many projects. >>Read more

Breathtaking: the whistle that might save lives

10 JULY 2023

Your breath doesn't just reveal what you had for lunch or if it's been a while since you brushed your teeth - it can actually disclose important information about your health.

For people living with diabetes, knowing what's on your breath can even be life-saving. However, without a convenient way to do breath tests, they have had to make do with more invasive checks.

But researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) are developing an innovative technology that could change this, allowing people to more easily and comfortably monitor their health by simply blowing a whistle. >>Read more

The magic of machine learning in medicine: Hanna Suominen for TEDxCanberra

5 APRIL 2023

In her inspiring and insightful TEDxCanberra talk, ANU Professor of Computer Science Hanna Suominen showed the audience how the magic of machine learning can help us detect health conditions and diseases. Professor Suominen is the Associate Director (Engagement & Impact) of the ANU School of Computing and an Executive Leader (Computing and Engineering) of OHIOH.

Watch her talk to learn more about the magic of machine learning.

MS OHIOH Sydney Symposium

30 MARCH 2023

On 30 March 2023, researchers of Our Health in Our Hands (OHIOH), a strategic initiative of ANU, were excited to speak at the MS OHIOH Sydney Symposium. The event introduced the MS community in Sydney to OHIOH and celebrated the expansion of the OHIOH MS Cohort Study to the Sydney Adventist Hospital. Amongst the speakers were Associate Professor Anne Bruestle, Professor Chris Nolan, Dr Jo Lane, as well as Mr Mark Elisha, a person with MS and member of the OHIOH MS Health Experience Team.

ANU honoured with MS Australia 50 Years President’s Medal

30 JANUARY 2023

The Australian National University (ANU) has been recognised as one of the recipients of the MS Australia 50 Years President's Medal by Australia's national multiple sclerosis (MS) organisation.

Since its establishment in 1972 as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Australia (NMSSA), MS Australia has been a tireless advocate for improvements in the lives of people affected with MS, a chronic condition of the central nervous system.

To mark its 50th anniversary of progress in driving awareness, research, and support for people with MS, the nonprofit organisation has selected 50 recipients to be awarded the MS Australia 50 Years President's Medal. ANU Associate Professor Anne Bruestle, who is chairing Our Health in Our Hands (OHIOH), a multidisciplinary research project focusing on MS and diabetes, received the Medal on the University's behalf. >>Read more

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