The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Translation Long Weekend 2022 will be a hybrid event held in collaboration with the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA), the Sax Institute, and the Australian Living Evidence Consortium (ALEC)/ Cochrane Australia.

Event date

The NHMRC Research Translation Long Weekend 2022 will be a hybrid event, combining in-person events with online events.

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Thursday 17 November to Tuesday 22 November 2022 (with a weekend break).

Sessions will start at 12.00 noon AEDT (9.00 am Perth, 2.00 pm Auckland) and end by 4.00 pm each day.

Open for registration

You can now register for the 10th NHMRC Research Translation Symposium.

There is no fee to register but spaces are limited so get in early!

Details of the program, including plenary sessions and speakers, as well as most satellite events, are now available.

For questions regarding the symposium please email

Theme: Embracing Diversity

The theme this year is 'Embracing Diversity', and the intention is to encourage the translation of research that improves equity and respects the health and health care decision making needs of people of different cultures, ethnic groups, socio-economic groups, abilities or ages. It includes (but is not limited to):

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • people who live in rural and remote areas
  • culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities
  • people living with disability.

The Symposium includes speakers from diverse backgrounds and life experience. The live stream presentations will all be AI captioned, and presenters have been asked to consider accessibility when they are pulling together presentations; pointing them to examples of good practice such as the WAI checklist. The conference platform being used to host the symposium complies with the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines).

Key features

The Symposium will:

  • be a hybrid event, designed to minimise the impact of any changes in circumstance that may arise from new outbreaks of COVID-19 or other factors
  • consist of a combination of keynote/ plenary, abstract and panel sessions, with face-to-face elements to enable local/ regional in-person networking
  • have abstract presentations that will be pre-recorded and available to view online one to 2 weeks before the Symposium
  • hold in-person satellite events in the capital city of each State and Territory.