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2015 Research Translation Faculty Symposium

The 4th annual Research Translation Faculty Symposium will be held on 27-28 October, 2015. 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). The goal of the Symposium is to create more effective working relationships between health and medical researchers and policy makers. Knowledge...

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NHMRC Women in Health Sciences Workshop

NHMRC are hosting a workshop in Melbourne on 25 May 2015 at the University of Melbourne/Florey Institute. Discussion will focus on metrics for assessing career disruptions and key factors that should underpin assessment of applicants applying for re-entry fellowships. Entry is free but places are limited. Registration Please register using the form below by Friday 8 May 2015, spaces are limited. NHMRC Women in Health Sciences Workshop - Event Registration Enquiries Please email wihs@nhmrc.gov....

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NHMRC / A*STAR Joint Scientific Symposium

NHMRC / A*STAR Joint Scientific Symposium: Molecular Mechanisms of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases In September 2011, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) signed an agreement with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore (A*STAR) to promote and encourage research and development activities amongst researchers from Singapore and Australia. The first activities under the agreement were a NHMRC/A*STAR joint scientific symposium in Singapore in 2012 on Combating...

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Research Administrators’ Seminar 2014

We are pleased to confirm that the Australian Research Council (ARC) and NHMRC, in association with the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS), will again be hosting a Research Administrators’ Seminar in December 2014. The seminar is a valuable opportunity for both new and experienced RAOs to hear the latest updates from senior staff at ARC and NHMRC.  The seminar is to be held in Canberra on 3 and 4 December 2014. The venue for both days is the Bradman Theatrette at the...

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Illuminating the Pathways to Commercialisation

An Australian Government initiative hosted by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Industry The second Illuminating the Pathways to Commercialisation workshop was held in Melbourne on 14 November 2014. Building on the success of the inaugural workshop in Sydney in 2013, this year’s event was expanded to include a networking function on the evening of 13 November. Featuring a keynote address by Professor John Shine AO, recipient of the 2010 Prime...

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3rd Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

The 3rd annual Research Translation Faculty Symposium was held on 12-13 November 2014. The theme for the conference was “Achieving better health outcomes for Australians living with chronic conditions through more effective research translation”. The aim of the Symposium in 2014 was to showcase, promote and discuss Australia's research translation capabilities in the area of better health outcomes for Australians living with chronic conditions. With interests including those...

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NHMRC Dementia Key Stakeholder Forum

On 20 June 2014, NHMRC convened a Dementia Key Stakeholder Forum to discuss the Australian Government’s Boosting Dementia Research Initiative and seek ideas on how Australia could best direct its research efforts in dementia. Dementia is a National Health Priority Area. It is third leading cause of death in Australia and by 2050 it is estimated that nearly one million Australians will have dementia. Accelerating research into prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of dementia is...

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National Forum – Research Excellence through Building Capacity of Indigenous Researchers

This National Forum builds on the following NHMRC events: 2011 NHMRC Indigenous Scientific Forum; and 2013 Tripartite Agreement Mentorship Workshop The aim of this Forum is to bring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers and key stakeholders together to: Develop a model to build and strengthen the capacity and research excellence of Indigenous health researchers; Encourage applicants to apply to NHMRC schemes; and Seek feedback on Chapter 3 of the Australian Code for the...

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CEO Roundtable: New Insights into the biology of obesity

NHMRC’s CEO, Professor Warwick Anderson, hosted an all day roundtable at the NHMRC Canberra Offices titled New Insights into the biology of obesity on 1 April 2014. Topics included genetics (including epigenetics), neurobiology and the microbiome.  The causes, prevention and management of obesity are complex.  They include social and cultural issues, the local environment, food industry practices and public policies, personal attitudes and behaviours, and human biology. ...

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Roundtable on the “Early Triage” of NHMRC Grant Applications

NHMRC’s CEO, Professor Warwick Anderson, AM, hosted a half day roundtable on the “Early Triage” of NHMRC Grant Applications at the NHMRC Canberra Office on 21 March 2014. The primary objective of NHMRC’s peer review is to inform high quality decision making about the expenditure of public funds. In our 2013-15 Strategic Plan, NHMRC committed to evolve and hone peer review to ensure efficient use of applicants’ and peer reviewers’ time and effort in informing...

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