Welcome

The National Health and Medical Research Council is very pleased to present the 8th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation. NHMRC has hosted an annual symposium since 2012. Each year, more than 300 delegates have participated, comprising NHMRC's community of researchers and others with an interest in the creation and use of research evidence, to share information and experiences, and to be challenged by new ideas.

This year will be no exception. The theme will be 'Research Translation in the digital age: harnessing the power of data and analytical technologies'. This is an area of health that has gone from strength to strength over the past few years and is an area of growth for many research groups and organisations. It is also an area of focus for the Australian Government, with the establishment of the Australian Digital Health Agency and recognition of 'Data and infrastructure—digital health intelligence' as a priority for the Medical Research Future Fund.

During this Symposium, we want to reflect on how we might optimise the use of health and medical research data to inform health care policy and practice. We want to address the opportunities and challenges offered to us in this new age as well as looking at how we can overcome the barriers to effective data linkage for the purposes of health and medical research. We also focus on the social, legal and ethical aspects of the impact of the digital age on health.

I look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne in November to an inspiring and stimulating Symposium.

Professor Anne Kelso AO
Chief Executive Officer, NHMRC

  • Key Dates

  • RegistrationsNow Open
  • Call for Abstracts9 April 2019
  • Abstracts Close1 July 2019
  • Notification to authorsEarly August 2019
  • Early bird deadline18 October 2019