Here you will find upcoming events relevant to enhancing the use of research evidence in policy making and program development.

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Please note that, with the exception of CIPHER events, we are unable to take bookings for events. For further information, or to book, please contact the event organiser directly.

Emergency Care Institute Research Symposium

This inaugural event on Tuesday 28 March has been planned to support emergency care professionals and EDs who are undertaking research or have an interest in developing their skills in research and establishing a research portfolio. Read more Inaugural Emergency Care Institute Research Symposium

The Digital health show

The Digital Health Show, 29-30 March 2017, features two days of high level discussions which look at how technology is redefining healthcare strategies, models of collaboration, lowering costs and dramatically improving patient outcomes. Read more The Digital health show

HSRAANZ: Knowledge Translation

Getting evidence into practice: steps to success is a three-day, highly interactive and outcome focused workshop that covers the essential skills and knowledge needed to facilitate the implementation of evidence and innovation into everyday practice between 22-24 May 2017. Read more Knowledge Translation

HSRAANZ Webinar Series – Changing the focus of workforce planning models

This free webinar, on 29 March 2017, presented by Dr Steve Birch, Professor in The Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis at McMaster University in Canada and in the Centre for Health Economics at the University of Manchester, explores a new approach to health workforce planning. Read more HSRAANZ … Continue reading

Embedding evidence in health: Practical strategies to mobilise knowledge in complex systems

In this free webinar on Tuesday 28 March 2017, international experts Dr Bev Holmes and Professor Diane Finegood will propose practical strategies to encourage the use of evidence in complex systems, including co-production of knowledge, shared goals and measures, and leadership. Read more Embedding evidence in health: Practical strategies to … Continue reading

2017 Primary Health Care Research Conference

The 2017 PHC Research Conference, convened by the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (PHCRIS), will be held in Brisbane from 7-9 August and will cover research as well as practice, policy, management and consumer/community perspectives. This year’s theme is Evidence and Innovation in Primary Health Care. Read more 2017 Primary … Continue reading

Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting 2017

NPS MedicineWise is hosting the inaugural Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting for members and supporters in Melbourne on Thursday 4 May 2017. The meeting will: showcase the progress of Choosing Wisely Australia in the two years since launch, including measures of success and impact offer an exchange of ideas and connections … Continue reading

Patient Experience Symposium 2017

Registrations are now open for this year’s symposium, with the theme ‘Communication and Connecting People’, to be hosted from 2-3 May in Sydney by the Agency for Clinical Innovation and the Clinical Excellence Commission. This event will showcase innovative work and initiatives aimed at improving the patient experience. Find out more … Continue reading

2017 Australian Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting

The theme of this meeting, to be held 9-12 April 2017 in Adelaide, SA, is ‘Expanding horizons’. Sessions will cover topics such as neural plasticity, psychological therapies, body-behaviour-environment links, issues associated with opioid therapy and contemporary approaches to outcome assessment. Find out more 2017 Australian Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting

10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference

The 10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, on 1-3 November 2017. The theme is Shifting Priorities: balancing acute and primary care services. The conference will focus on current and future priorities for resources in acute and primary care, in order to achieve … Continue reading