The Sax Institute hosts regular events and training courses 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.

Critical Appraisal of Research to Support Policy and Program Professionals


This workshop will help busy policy and program professionals understand how to critically appraise research when designing their policy and programs. The workshop will include a practical focus on how to use tools when critically appraising research to judge its quality and relevance to ‘real world’ policy and program...


Working with MBS and PBS data – 14 September

The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) generate large amounts of valuable data with untapped potential to identify and monitor patterns of health service use and inform health service planning. The Sax Institute invites you to attend this one-day seminar on working with MBS and PBS...


Introduction to program evaluation – 6 September

** FULLY SUBSCRIBED ** This workshop will help participants understand how to select the most appropriate approach when seeking to evaluate programs and policies. It will introduce participants to a range of evaluation methods, designs and measurement techniques, including both qualitative and quantitative methods useful for process, outcome and impact...


Knowledge Mobilisation Conference 2018

Sax Institute hosts Knowledge Mobilisation conference as field moves “beyond the rhetoric” Hyatt Regency Sydney, 4 – 5 July 2018 National and international experts gathered to share their research and experiences in the emerging knowledge mobilisation field at the Sax Institute’s inaugural conference earlier this month. The two-day Knowledge...


Translating Evidence into Policy

Implementation Science Online Course. Design, adapt, and evaluate more effective strategies to facilitate implementation of health interventions in communities. The 10-week course is delivered by the University of California, San Francisco. Participants will emerge from this class with a clearer understanding of the policy process and how they can...