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.

45 and Up Study Annual Forum 2017

Professor Ian Frazer

Event wrap and photo gallery: 30 October 2017. This year’s 45 and Up Study Annual Forum explored future possibilities for the Study: how researchers and decision makers can use this national treasure in innovative ways to address pressing health challenges. The keynote address was given by Professor Ian Frazer...


Placebo Symposium 2017

17-18 November, Manly Beach, Sydney: This symposium hosted by the Pain Management Research Institute at the University of Sydney is focused on harnessing placebo mechanisms to improve clinical outcomes. Featuring experts from Germany, Portugal, USA, Australia, the symposium is designed for doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists, nurses and other health professionals with...


Health Data Linkage Interest Group meeting

Health Data Linkage Group

9 November 2017: Sydney. The theme of this Health Data Linkage Interest Group meeting is linking health data to welfare datasets from both a researcher and data custodian perspective. We will also have updates about the latest developments from CHeReL (Centre for Health Record Linkage) and the Sax Institute’s Secure...


Designing Healthy Liveable Cities

19-20 October 2017: Melbourne. This conference hosted by the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities will showcase the latest research on the key elements of liveable cities, including the results of our National Liveability Study. It will also consider how evidence can be used to improve...


10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference

The conference (1-3 November 2017) will focus on current and future priorities for resources in acute and primary care, in order to achieve a sustainable and functional system into the future. This conference will examine the structures and processes for the organisation and delivery of healthcare services to society....


Realist Research Evaluation and Synthesis

This conference on 24-26 October 2017 aims to ask the questions: in what circumstances and for whom have realist methods been useful, in what respects, and why? And how do the specific methods used in research or evaluation contribute (or not) to their use? The program will also focus on new...


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...