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

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Australian National Data Service webinars on health and medical data

The Australian National Data Service is hosting a series of three short 30 minutes lunchtime webinars in May to support better management and publication of health and medical data. The three health and medical data webinars titled Funders and publishers, Storing and publishing health and medical data and Ethics, legal issues and … Continue reading

End-of-life care – the next steps

The Deeble Institute is hosting a workshop on end-of-life care on 22 May 2017. The workshop will bring together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and consumers to build on the policy issues brief ‘Improving end-of-life care in Australia’ published by the Deeble Institute and previous workshops convened in 2015 and 2016. Presentations … Continue reading

Communicable Diseases Control Conference 2017

The 2017 Conference to be held in Melbourne from 26-28 June is themed ‘Infectious Diseases: a global challenge’. The conference, convened by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia, the Public Health Laboratory Network and the Public Health Association of Australia, will focus on the threats to health security from old and new infectious … Continue reading

Australian Social Policy Conference

The Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) 25-27 September 2017, hosted by the Social Policy Research Centre at the UNSW, will address the most pressing challenges facing Australian policy makers, practitioners and researchers. Conference discussion will be organised around the following themes: Poverty, welfare and social inequality Communities, families and children … Continue reading

Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

This symposium on 14 November themed “The Butterfly Effect: Translating Knowledge into Action for Positive Change”, is an opportunity to focus on action needed to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples through effective translation of health, wellbeing and medical research into policy and practice. It is also a forum to … Continue reading

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

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

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