The Sax Institute hosts regular events to promote networking, collaboration and learning among health policy makers and researchers.

We also list externally run events for your interest. Check regularly for upcoming seminars, conferences and training events relevant to health research and policy making.

Know of a great event coming up? Contact the communications team to have it listed.

Patient Experience Symposium 2017

Registrations are now open for this year’s symposium, with the theme ‘Communication and Connecting People’, to be hosted from 2-3 May in Sydney by the Agency for Clinical Innovation and the Clinical Excellence Commission. Event partners include the Health Education and Training Institute, Bureau of Health Information, Cancer Institute NSW, eHealth NSW,...

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National Longitudinal Data Conference 2016

The ways in which SURE (the Secure Unified Research Environment) is helping to address challenges in making the best use of data were outlined in a presentation by the Sax Institute’s Jo Khoo to the National Longitudinal Data Conference in Canberra in October. View the presentation

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Knowledge synthesis for policy and practice

The Sax Institute’s Gai Moore and Jo-Ann Atkinson joined the McMaster Health Forum to lead a webinar describing lessons learned from implementing a rapid evidence review program to support health policy and practice. View the presentation Find out more Read more about the Sax Institute’s Knowledge Exchange program Learn about...

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National Rural Health Conference

The 14th National Rural Health Conference will be held in April 2017 in Cairns, Queensland. The biennial event is for people who are involved with the healthcare of those who live in communities of rural and remote Australia, and will see the presentation of contemporary reports on health status in...

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45 and Up Study Collaborators’ Meeting 2016

Event wrap and photo gallery: 12 September 2016. More than 160 people attended this year’s 45 and Up Study Collaborators’ Meeting, held Tuesday 6 September. The theme was Data, evidence and decision making: innovation for a better future. The annual meeting is an opportunity to hear about research using the...

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15th World Congress on Public Health

The 15th World Congress on Public Health will be held in April 2017 in Melbourne. The Congress is held every 2-4 years by the World Federation of Public Health Associations, attracting more than 2000 delegates. It serves as an international forum for the exchange of knowledge and experiences on key public health...

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Keeping it real: the potential of big data in simulation modelling

Event wrap: 11 May 2016. The tremendous volume of data being collected from social media, environmental sensors, lab tests, smartphones and browsing patterns is providing vital insights into real-life human behaviour. And it’s transforming the modelling of public health interventions, according to internationally respected health data science expert Professor...

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Integrating big data and dynamic models to support health decision making

The Sax Institute and The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre were delighted to host international health data science expert Professor Nate Osgood at a seminar that attracted 170 participants in Sydney in May 2016. Professor Osgood, from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, told the audience that the tremendous volume of data being collected from...

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HARC Forum: How can accreditation drive change in health services?

Our May 2016 HARC Forum featured Accreditation Canada President and CEO Ms Leslee Thompson, who challenged the audience to think about major changes to the way accreditation systems should operate in order to “move the needle” on improving patient care. The health system needed disruption to help keep patients...

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HARC symposium: Patient-Centred Medical Home (PCMH)

March 2016. Professor Kevin Grumbach, a family physician and a founding director of the Centre for Excellence in Primary Care at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, addressed a recent symposium hosted by the Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration (HARC) and the Centre for Primary Health Care...

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