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 safety: strategic insights on harm reduction with special guest Sir Liam Donaldson

The Sax Institute, the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University and the Clinical Excellence Commission are pleased to invite you to a free event on 18 April featuring global patient safety and public health champion Professor Sir Liam Donaldson. Despite the priority given to reducing avoidable harm...

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Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

This symposium on 14 November themed “The Butterfly Effect: Translating Knowledge into Action for Positive Change”, is an opportunity to focus on action needed to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples through effective translation of health, wellbeing and medical research into policy and practice. It is also a forum...

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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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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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