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 Forum, 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.

Get directions >

-35.282223, 149.1221543

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

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

Call for Abstracts now open!

The call for abstracts for the 10th NHMRC Research Translation Symposium is open. The deadline for submission is Monday 29 August 2022 (5.00 pm AEST).

It will not be possible to extend this deadline.

Abstracts are invited on any topic relevant to research translation and the theme of Embracing Diversity. Authors submitting an abstract should nominate one of the following sub-themes:

  • Knowledge mobilisation: making information usable and accessible
  • Knowledge know-how: the skills and expertise needed to translate knowledge effectively
  • Impact evaluation: assessing the change that could be attributed to a particular intervention, project, program or policy
  • Implementation science: the methods used to promote the uptake of research findings.

To submit an abstract go to Call for Abstracts and follow the instructions.

For questions regarding Abstracts 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.

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 1 to 2 weeks before the Symposium
  • hold in-person satellite events in the capital city of each State and Territory.

Key dates

Key dates and other updates are provided below and in Tracker.

Key events/ dates
Event Day Date
Abstract submissions open Monday 18 July 2022
Abstract submissions close Monday 29 August 2022 (5.00 pm AEST)
Notification of abstract acceptance Friday 7 October 2022
Deadline for presenters to upload their presentation Monday 7 November 2022