MFR 5 - Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia

Matter for Review

5.  "Likely future developments in health and medical research, both in Australia and internationally."



Australia hosted world leaders in medical research to discuss global health challenges facing this generation and the next from 29 November – 1 December 2011.

The NHMRC has attracted researchers who are the policy leaders that set the funding agenda of the international health and medical research system (on behalf of governments all around the world) to attend its 75th anniversary symposium. These guests include members of the Global Alliance for Chronic Disease (GACD), Heads of International (Biomedical) Research Organisations (HIROs) and several high-profile international and Australian presenters.” — Professor Warwick Anderson, CEO, NHMRC

  • Information on topics discussed, including video presentations addressing future international challenges in health and medical research from Heads of International Research Organisations, is available here.

NHMRC Ten of the Best Research Projects 2011

The NHMRC Ten of the Best Research Projects 2011 booklet profiles some of the work done by NHMRC-funded researchers who are leading the way in finding innovative solutions to some of our nation’s greatest health challenges. The link below provides a brief description of the NHMRC projects chosen for ‘Ten of the Best’ on the basis of the strength of the science and significance of outcomes and an opportunity to download the booklet.

Ten of the Best Research Projects publications from 2005 to 2010 are also available from the above link.