4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation jointly with CIPHER

The 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation will be held on 27-28th October 2015 in Sydney. The theme for this year is ‘Policy and research: Working together to improve the health of Australians’. This year the symposium is being held in collaboration with the Centre for Informing Policy in Health with Evidence from Research (CIPHER), located at the Sax Institute, Sydney.

The goal of the symposium is to create more effective working relationships between health and medical researchers and policy makers. Knowledge exchange, better engagement and integration of policy makers with researchers, and the provision of systems to allow this to happen are some key areas of the symposium.

Professor Chris Ham (CEO, The King's Fund, UK) and Professor John Lavis (McMasters University, Canada), both leaders in health systems and policy, will be two of the plenary speakers.

The topics of the conference will include:

  • Policy and research partnerships: The push and the pull
  • Knowledge exchangers: The role of brokers, entrepreneurs and other change agents
  • Communicating research findings for policy decision-making
  • Behaviour change and evidence-based policy making
  • Interventions/strategies to increase the use of evidence in policy
  • Governance and constraints in policy making
  • Methods for policy relevant research
  • Measuring the use of research policy and its impact
  • Systems perspectives in knowledge exchange

Abstract submission deadline: 1 May 2015

For more information, see the 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium event page.

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