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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 National...

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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 living in rural...

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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 a...

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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...

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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. All these are...

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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 this important decision. The...

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Translation of Omics-Based Discoveries into Clinical Research and Practice

On 20 March 2014, NHMRC hosted a workshop on evidential standards for the “Translation of Omics-Based Discoveries into Clinical Research and Practice”. The NHMRC Strategic Plan 2013-2015 identifies Preparing Australia for the ‘omics’ evolution in health care as one of ten strategic priorities for action during the next three years. While omics-based technologies have the potential to lead to more effective and better targeted therapeutics, and to increase population...

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