Active clinical studies

New study into febrile seizures in children - can you help?

Our study will examine the developmental outcomes and possible genetic link in young children who have had febrile seizures.

We are looking for children aged 12 to 42 months who have never had a seizure to be in our control group. You will need to come to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for a free developmental and clinical assessment.

If your child is aged 12 to 42 months, has never had a seizure, with Australian English spoken at home, then you may be eligible to participate.

For further information, please contact:

Karen Orr
P: (02) 9845 0134

This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Project No: HREC/14/SCHN/135.


Planning to go to Hajj or Umrah?

Do you know that you MUST have a vaccination to get a Hajj visa?

Join us in our study and we will provide you with the vaccines free of charge.

Study: Optimising immune response to vaccination in Australian Hajj pilgrims

Hajj is one of the great mass gatherings in the world. It involves a lot of crowding and there is a high risk of catching serious infectious diseases such as meningococcal disease, pneumococcal disease and whooping cough.

In order to be eligible to enter Saudi Arabia for Hajj or Umrah, there is a compulsory vaccine to be taken against meningococcal disease (inflammation of the lining of the brain and blood poisoning).

There are other important vaccines against pneumococcal pneumonia (chest infection) and pertussis (whooping cough). We will offer you vaccines to protect you from these diseases.

We are not testing new vaccines; the vaccines in this study are already registered and are widely used for adults.

No study has been done before to find out the best order of which to give the vaccines recommended for pilgrims.

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