The 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation, will be co-hosted this year by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Lowitja Institute.
The Symposium will present an outstanding 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 will also be a forum to share knowledge of what successful research looks like at community level and what the key elements of success are.
The Symposium is for anyone with an interest in improving the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples through the better use of high quality research in practice and policy.
It will include researchers, policy makers, health care practitioners, community health workers, community members and consumers.
Symposium participants will have the opportunity to network with, learn from, and establish collaborations with others committed to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Theme: “The Butterfly Effect: Translating Knowledge into Action for Positive Change ”
Date and time: 14-15 November, 2017 (9am-5pm)
Location: Brisbane, Australia
** Call for abstracts has now been extended to Friday 23 June) **
Registrations for the Symposium will open in June 2017.
Choose from: Workshops (90 minutes); oral presentation (15 minutes); or poster
Abstracts are to be submitted online by Friday 23 June on “The Butterfly Effect: Translating Knowledge into Action for Positive Change “.
The submission of abstracts that translate the knowledge authors have gained from their community groups, workplace, research and policy environment into action for positive change are encouraged. In particular:
- demonstrate the embedding of the principles of research knowledge translation throughout the research
- celebrate accomplishments
- facilitate nurturing and support of early career researchers and community members
- facilitate collaboration between experienced and less experienced researchers
- engage Centres of Research Excellence
- involve allied health, clinical, and community health personnel; and
- engage policy makers.
Themes and life course
Authors are encouraged to consider their abstracts under the following broad themes in conjunction with the life course stages in which projects may reside.
The five stages of the life course are maternal and child health, children, youth, adults and older adults and are aligned with the priorities described in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023. The themes are:
- Capacity building
- Social and cultural determinants of health
- Data sovereignty: Capturing, storing and managing knowledge
- Indigenous knowledges and community engagement: receiving and interpreting knowledge
- Translation and impact: integrating knowledge to shape outcomes
Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words for oral and poster abstracts and no longer than 500 words for workshop abstracts.
Registrations for the Symposium will open in June 2017. All accepted authors must register for the Symposium.
Further information, including details regarding the Symposium program, will be provided in the coming months.
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