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2016 NAFOSTED-NHMRC Joint Networking Symposium for Health and Medical Researchers

Overview The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is pleased to announce a joint symposium with the National Foundation for Science and Technology Development of Vietnam (NAFOSTED). This is the first official activity under the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NAFOSTED and NHMRC, which aims to promote ongoing Vietnamese-Australian scientific co-operation between researchers in the two countries. The outcomes of this symposium will help inform future joint...

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2016 NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

We are pleased to announce the 5th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation. The theme for this year is "Embedding research into health care: building a culture of quality". The goal of the Symposium is to inspire, influence and create a culture in health care that focuses on quality, underpinned by strong research evidence. Such a culture is exemplified by NHMRC's Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres (AHRTCs) that represent nodes of excellence in evidence-based health care....

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Research Administrators’ Seminar 2016

We are pleased to confirm that NHMRC and the Australian Research Council (ARC), in association with the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS), will be hosting the annual Research Administrators’ Seminar on 14 and 15 November 2016. The seminar is a valuable opportunity for both new and experienced RAOs to network with one another, gather useful knowledge and hear the latest updates from senior staff at NHMRC and ARC. The seminar will be held at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra over two...

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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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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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Research Administrators’ Seminar 2013

On 25 and 26 November 2013, ARC and NHMRC hosted a Research Administrators’ Seminar, in association with the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS). The seminar was a valuable opportunity for both new and experienced RAOs to hear the latest updates from senior staff at ARC and NHMRC. The seminar included RGMS Help Centre staff training sessions, RAO-led sessions, and opportunities to network and participate throughout the event. Information for Attendees The slides from all...

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Illuminating the Pathways to Commercialisation

A joint initiative of NHMRC and Commercialisation Australia Australia boasts the largest listed biotechnology sector as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) in the world and pharmaceutical exports represent Australia's largest manufacturing export category. Despite such growth, translating innovative research into a commercial success remains challenging and calls on skills and expertise that may be unfamiliar to many researchers. To help bridge this gap between proof-of-principle...

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2nd Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

2nd Annual NHMRC Research Translation Faculty Symposium - From Bench to Bourke: improving practice, policy and commercialisation The aim of this multi-disciplinary event was to showcase Australia’s talent and creativity across the entire spectrum of research translation: including advances from innovation and industry, through to clinical and public health practice and health policy. It provided an opportunity for exchange about research translation across disciplines. Program 2nd Annual...

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National Forum - Clinical Trials Research Governance

As part of the Expediting Clinical Trials Reforms initiative, NHMRC hosted a national clinical trial research governance forum in Melbourne on 5 September 2013 to discuss prospective solutions to the delays in commencing clinical trials in Australia. Specifically the facilitated discussion focused on the site-specific authorisation process and its intersection with ethical review processes. Delays in ethics approvals and site specific authorisation for the commencement of clinical trials have...

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Project Grant Funding Scheme 2013 - Grant Review Panel Briefing webcast

This year the NHMRC CEO’s briefing to GRP members will be streamed live on Monday 12 August from 9:00AM, and will be available on demand via this webpage following the live event. Questions for NHMRC regarding the content of this presentation should be directed to projects@nhmrc.gov.au. View the on-demand video of this event Project Grant Funding Scheme 2013 - Grant Review Panel Briefing PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 307KB)

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NSFC - NHMRC Type Two Diabetes Scientific Symposium

On 27 and 28 June NHMRC and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), China jointly hosted a Scientific Symposium on Type 2 Diabetes Research. The aim of the Symposium was to develop and promote ongoing Australian-Chinese scientific co-operation to foster potential for future collaborations between research scientists from Australian and China. In focusing on Type 2 Diabetes, NSFC and NHMRC hope to: Engage researchers between and within both countries. Develop bilateral...

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Tripartite Agreement - Mentorship Workshop

NHMRC in conjunction with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) held a Tripartite Agreement - Mentorship Workshop on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 May in Melbourne. The Mentorship Workshop discussed: Fostering appropriate linkages with mentors with the goal of developing a cadre of highly qualified Indigenous researchers; and Supporting joint capacity building specifically for Indigenous post-doctoral scholars and fellows. The...

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NHMRC funding announcement: Partnership Projects and NHMRC-A*STAR

Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek yesterday announced $7.9 million for 11 Partnerships for Better Health – Partnership Projects and joint funding of $3.5 million for a collaboration between Australian and Singaporean researchers. View the media release about the Partnership Projects announcement. View the media release about the NHMRC-Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) announcement. Below are some photos from the announcement, held at the University of Adelaide...

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Launch of first NHMRC Partnership Centre

Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler yesterday launched Australia’s first Partnership Centre that will address the complex problems faced by older people with cognitive decline, including dementia. Below are some photos from the launch, held at Brightwater Madeley, WA. View the media release about this event...

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National Road Safety Research Strategy Workshop

NHMRC and the Australasian College of Road Safety are hosting a workshop towards developing a national road safety research strategy.  Stakeholders from around Australia will meet to discuss the research strategy, determining national research priorities in line with the current National Road Safety Strategy and the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. It’s anticipated that the research strategy will provide a high quality and effective framework for efficient research, development...

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Evolutions in Peer Review Symposium

NHMRC leads Australia’s health and medical research effort. It has also built Australia’s reputation for high-quality and relevant research and developed Australia’s outstanding health and medical research workforce. It has achieved this through its research strategy of creating knowledge, building research capacity and translating knowledge, while targeting research in areas of need. The funding provided by NHMRC is decided on the basis of rigorous peer review and open competition in a cost...

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Launch of Staying Healthy in Childcare publication

Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, and Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care, Kate Ellis today launched the revised Staying Healthy - Preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education and care services publication. Below are some photos from the launch, held at KU Queanbeyan South Early Learning Centre. View the media release about this event.

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Research Administrators’ Seminar 2012

We are pleased to confirm that NHMRC and ARC, in association with ARMS, will again be conducting a Research Administrators’ Seminar in November 2012. The seminar will be held in Canberra on 19 and 20 November 2012. The venue for both days will be the Bradman Theatrette at the National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Avenue Canberra. Registrations Registrations have now closed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email the NHMRC Project Manager. Agenda Day 2 NHMRC...

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