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Tropical Disease Research Stakeholder Workshop

NHMRC convened a workshop of key stakeholders on 24 November 2015 to discuss implementation plans for the programme, including alignment with existing Australian Government tropical health programs. The key objectives of the workshop were to identify: strengths and challenges in tropical health research in Northern Australia; significant gaps, opportunities and health policy priorities in Northern Australia tropical disease research; and the scope for the new  Northern Australia...

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Research Administrators’ Seminar 2015

In November 2015,  NHMRC and the Australian Research Council (ARC), in association with the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS), hosted the Research Administrators’ Seminar. The seminar was a valuable opportunity for both new and experienced Research Administration Officers to hear the latest updates from senior staff at ARC and NHMRC. The seminar was held in Canberra on 16 and 17 November 2015. The venue for both days was Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600...

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2015 NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

The 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation  was held on 27-28 October, 2015. The theme for this year was “Policy and Research: Working together to improve the health of Australians”. This year the Symposium was held in collaboration with the Centre for Informing Policy in Health with Evidence from Research (CIPHER). The goal of the Symposium in 2015 was to create more effective working relationships between health and medical researchers and policy...

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NHMRC Women in Health Sciences Workshop

NHMRC hosted a workshop in Melbourne on 25 May 2015 at the University of Melbourne/Florey Institute. The key objectives for the workshop were to identify: better ways of assessing career disruptions including potential metrics; ways to promote part-time research or provide better support for those wishing to work full-time with career disruptions; factors that should underpin the assessment Re-entry Fellowships; and how institutional gender equity policies should be assessed, as stated...

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Management of lead exposure in lead endemic communities

On 31 March 2015 NHMRC hosted a forum on behalf of the Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth), a standing committee of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, on the management of lead exposure in lead mining and smelting communities.  The primary objective of the forum was for state and territory health authorities to share experiences and lessons learnt on existing public health practices for the management of lead exposure in communities where lead is mined...

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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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