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June 2020

Transforming Healthcare Systems: Israel Delegation

June 6, 2020 - June 13, 2020

In partnership with the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC), RMIT's Health Transformation Lab and Flinders University Digital Health Design Lab, CISCO is bringing together a unique delegation of Hospital CEO's, CIO's and Clinical Executive Directors from across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The focus of the delegation is to work with the leading hospitals and innovation organisations in Israel to understand how to take cutting edge technology and optimise its use in large operational healthcare systems. The objective is to…

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Summer by Design – International Workshop on Translating and Commercialising Regenerative Medicine

June 6, 2020 - June 21, 2020
University of Toronto St George Campus, 27 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S1A1 Canada
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Organised by Medicine by Design and the Rotman School of Management in Toronto and now in its fourth year, Summer by Design brings together trainees from the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals and other Canadian and international universities to learn from experts in clinical translation and commercialisation, explore the city's dynamic life sciences hub, and make connections with emerging researchers from around the world. This workshop is for high-performing PhD candidates and post-doctoral fellows from around the world…

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Fireside Chat with Denise Sullivan: Staying well in a time of pandemic

June 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

The third in the Health Consumers’ Council’s series of Fireside Chats will be held on Thursday 11 June with Dr Denise Sullivan. It will tackle your questions about how to minimise the risk of infection, how the impact of the pandemic is being tracked and preparation for recovery. It will also explore what it’s been like for Public Health staff during this unprecedented time. Register for this free virtual event  

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ISHR Asia-Pacific Cardiovascular Webinar Series: Cancer therapies and the heart

June 17, 2020

The International Society for Heart Research (ISHR) is holding an Asia-Pacific Cardiovascular Webinar: Cancer therapies and the heart. A/Prof Nicole Beard, University of Canberra will address cancer treatment, cardiotoxicity and calcium and A/Prof Doan Ngo, University of Newcastle will address cardiovascular toxicities associated with cancer treatments. Please register for this webinar. You can view the Asia-Pacific time zones online program or the European/American time zones online program. Previous webinar recordings can be accessed via youtube.  

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Re-imagining the future of e-health

June 25, 2020

Join a workshop to help imagine the future of the outpatient e-Health experience. About this Event COVID-19 has shown that our health system can pivot to deliver telehealth outpatient services which ensure quality and support patient choice. The success of maintaining connectivity during COVID-19 has been exciting, and is a gain we don't want to see backslide as we navigate towards our new normal. Our health system has shown it can work towards a future vision of: Transforming the patient…

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Fireside Chat with Wendy Casey: Aboriginal Health

June 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

This Q&A session will explore how the WA health system has prioritised responding rapidly to the risks posed to, and the needs of, Aboriginal communities in Western Australia during COVID-19. The WA Aboriginal Advisory Group was established in March 2020 and has been working through the many challenges posed during this time of a pandemic. You can find some of the work reflected on this webpage. Register for this event    

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July 2020

Hypertension Winter School

July 16, 2020 - July 17, 2020

The High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA) is holding a free online event on the pathophysiology, management and treatment of hypertension. Internationally renowned speakers include President of HBPRCA Prof. Markus Schlaich (University of Western Australia), President of the International Society of Hypertension Prof. Alta Schutte (University of New South Wales) and many more! See the full program or register for the event. For more information please contact q.dinh@latrobe.edu.au or hamdi.jama@monash.edu.au.  

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Fighting the war against COVID-19

July 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

This virtual event will discuss the battle against COVID-19 which almost literally put WA’s Health Department in wartime mode. The urgency to save lives, respond to an unprecedented and rapidly changing environment and communicate factually to the public, are some of the factors WA’s Director General of Health, Dr David Russell-Weisz and WA’s State Health Incident Controller and Deputy Chief Health Officer, Dr Robyn Lawrence are managing. Meanwhile, in Israel, on the other side of the world, the same pandemic…

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August 2020

Webinar: Accessing Cross Jurisdictional Linked Data in Australia

August 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this webinar, you will hear from key personnel in the data linkage world on how to access cross-jurisdictional linked data. The keynote speakers will cover topics including the PHRN Online Application System (OAS), what data is currently available in Australia, the role of a state data linkage unit in accessing cross jurisdictional data, what the AIHW has to offer researchers for cross jurisdictional data and explain the need for virtual laboratories and how SURE works. The keynote speakers and…

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Life as a Clinician Scientist: The Prep and the Pivot – responding to a pandemic as a clinician scientist

August 8, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Clinician Scientists have been leading the charge in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether searching for new treatments and vaccines, advising on public health measures or addressing the broader impacts such as mental health, they have been crucial to the response so far. Join the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for a free webinar to hear from some of Australia’s leading clinician scientists about how we're going and the opportunities and challenges they have experienced in their lives as…

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Workshop: Quantitative Imaging and Precision Medicine in WA

August 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

This workshop will showcase existing research in medical imaging in WA and provide a forum to discuss opportunities and future direction. Quantitative imaging is a convergence of medical imaging, computer science, multi-omics and the clinical sciences. It is focused on the extraction of image features, which can be used as actionable biomarkers regarding disease and normal pathology. Improvements in imaging technology and quantitative harmonisation, computational methods such as machine learning, and the increased availability of high performance computing infrastructure, are…

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September 2020

Diversity Dialogues: Quality care from a physical distance

September 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The focus of this panel discussion is delivering quality and culturally responsive telehealth services to people from culturally and linguistically diverse populations, through the pandemic and beyond. COVID-19 quickly thrust us into using telehealth (phone, online and video consultations) which has resulted in a range of great benefits as well as numerous issues, particularly for this hard to reach population. Our panel will discuss lived experience and use expert knowledge to explore and unpack the issues and provide practical strategies…

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Bettering Aboriginal Heart Health in WA

September 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Cardiovascular disease remains a significant contributor to the health inequities experienced by Aboriginal people. It is heartening that the CVD mortality gap has been narrowing and that daily smoking rates have reduced by 12.6% since 2004 in the Aboriginal population. In fact, between 2006 and 2018, the WA Aboriginal mortality rate has improved by 27%, driven by CV improvements. While much good work has been done in this space, there remains so much more to do. Bettering Aboriginal Heart Health…

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October 2020

RSEOH Annual Conference 2020

October 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Respiratory, Sleep, Environmental and Occupational Health Clinical Academic Group (RSEOH CAG) aims to bring together expertise to progress the results/outcomes of current projects, build collaborations and partnerships for further larger-scale projects and foster improved healthcare delivery and outcomes. The RSEOH Annual Conference 2020 will provide all stakeholders with the opportunity to: Learn more about current projects, mainly RSEOH's COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Initiative Share contributions towards progressing the RSEOH CAG Define future priorities and strategies Identify potential collaborations and…

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RPH Research Foundation Annual Research Symposium

October 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Royal Perth Hospital

RPH Research Foundation's Annual Research Symposium and Awards Day celebrates some of the cutting-edge research that's currently being produced within the East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS). This year, the event has been tailored to support and encourage early career researchers, while also enabling established clinicians and scientists to showcase their work. This event will be held in person and online with morning tea and lunch being provided at the venue. Please see the event flyer for full details and to…

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November 2020

2020 International Population Data Linkage Network Conference

November 1, 2020 - November 13, 2020

The 2020 International Population Data Linkage Network Conference - Data Linkage: Information to Impact, will be held virtually on 1 - 13 November 2020. The Conference Organising Committee and Scientific Committee are very pleased to offer a comprehensive package that will include a structured program with invited keynote addresses and presentations from selected papers, as well as workshops covering cutting edge theory and practice critical to successful data linkage and use of linked data. The conference will bring together a…

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Implementation Science Symposium 2020

November 17, 2020 - November 19, 2020

How can implementation research and practice-based learning be transformative during times of great change? And what role does health system resilience play in controlling a pandemic? Sydney Health Partners (an Australian Health Research Alliance translation centre) are hosting their fourth annual Implementation Science symposium and will debate these questions, mindful of the challenges currently confronting our healthcare services. Leading the online conversations will be an esteemed line-up of presenters and panellists from Australia and abroad. This event will run 17-19…

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ACTA Summit 2020

November 30, 2020 - December 4, 2020

The ACTA Summit 2020 will be a ‘virtual’ gathering of Australian and international experts in the design and conduct of clinical trials, embedding research into service delivery, digital health care and data custodianship, healthcare policy and regulation, health economics, and consumer engagement. The ACTA Summit 2020 will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing the sector from the perspective of ACTA’s vision of better health through best evidence. The underlying themes of the ACTA Summit 2020 are: Innovations in Trials…

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December 2020

Webinar: How can we reduce the waste in health care research?

December 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am

The WA Health Translation Network (WAHTN) is delighted to announce that Professor Paul Glasziou will provide a webinar on "How can we reduce the waste in health care research?" on Tuesday 1 December 2020. Professor Glasziou, Professor of Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University and the Director of the Institute for Evidence Based Healthcare, was the Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford from 2003 - 2010. His key research interests include identifying and removing the barriers to using…

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Digital Health and Telemedicine Annual Summit

December 3, 2020 - December 4, 2020

The Indo-Asia Digital Health Centre for Innovation and Commercialisation is holding the Digital Health and Telemedicine workshop in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Medicine. This year new and exciting topics will be discussed including applications relevant to COVID-19. Experts from around the globe will discuss successful telemedicine and digital health solutions, projects and successful business models, with the keynote being delivered by burns specialist and Australian of the Year, Professor Fiona Wood. Topics include: Telehome…

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Health Services Researchers: partners for COVID-19 response and recovery

December 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand are holding a half-day event to showcase how Australia and New Zealand’s health services researchers are at the forefront of the health system response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Health services researchers are working alongside clinicians, managers and policymakers providing evidence to tackle the immediate impact and longer term health, social and economic fallout from the pandemic; and ensuring that the lessons learned will help future proof our health systems. This…

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Australasian Neuroscience Society: 40th Annual Scientific Meeting

December 8, 2020 - December 11, 2020
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS) will be hosting the 40th ANS Meeting on 8 - 11 December 2020 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Annual Scientific Meeting of the ANS is one of the largest annual biomedical conferences held in the Australasian region. The 2020 ASM also marks 40 years of ANS, the future of neuroscience has never been more exciting. The local organising committee, chaired jointly by Associate Professor Stuart Hodgetts (The University of Western Australia), Dr…

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Seven steps for statistical success in clinical trials [Good clinical practice guidelines] Webinar Part 1

December 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ACTA STInG in collaboration with Cytel, invite you to come on a whirlwind tour of the current and developing statistical guidelines for clinical trials, all distilled into seven steps. This is an opportunity to be introduced, refreshed or updated on the statistical aspects of GCP in two 1 hour seminars. ICH-GCP guidelines are used in clinical trials around the globe with the main aim of protecting and preserving human rights, which is relevant for both investigator-led and industry sponsored trials.…

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Seven steps for statistical success in clinical trials [Good clinical practice guidelines] Webinar Part 2

December 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ACTA STInG in collaboration with Cytel, invite you to come on a whirlwind tour of the current and developing statistical guidelines for clinical trials, all distilled into seven steps. This is an opportunity to be introduced, refreshed or updated on the statistical aspects of GCP in two 1 hour seminars. ICH-GCP guidelines are used in clinical trials around the globe with the main aim of protecting and preserving human rights, which is relevant for both investigator-led and industry sponsored trials.…

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