Below is a wrap of news and opinion stories from the 45 and Up Study Collaborators’ Meeting, held in Sydney on 6 September 2016.

Highlights video: 45 and Up Study Collaborators’ Meeting

More than 160 people attended the 2016 45 and Up Study Collaborators’ Meeting, held Tuesday 6 September. The theme was Data, evidence and decision making: innovation for a better future. View the highlights from the meeting.

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45 and Up Study a source of “cohort envy”, says Minister

Latest News: 19 September 2016. The Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study has proven to be a “truly valuable tool” to help address health priorities in NSW and nationally, prompting “cohort envy” from other states,  NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner says. Opening the Study’s 13th annual Collaborator’s Meeting in Sydney...

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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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Getting the right evidence to the right person at the right time to make a difference

Opinion: 28 September 2016. Making evidence and data useful in policy and action takes a lot more than publishing a research paper, says Dr Diane Watson*, who offered insights into “useful evidence” in a keynote address to the 45 and Up Study annual meeting.  For many researchers, the ultimate goal...

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45 and Up Study meeting attracts media attention

Latest news: 19 September 2016. This year’s 45 and Up Study Collaborators’ meeting attracted widespread media coverage, with news outlets including The Guardian, Huffington Post, SBS News and Nine TV News and news.com.au reporting on findings that being overweight but active won’t prevent the risk of type 2 diabetes. Another presentation on the cost...

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Review urges support for data assets like 45 and Up Study

Latest news: 19 September 2016. A national review of longitudinal data architecture will recommend that existing national longitudinal data assets be maintained and supported, the 45 and Up Collaborators Meeting heard this month. National Centre for Longitudinal Data (NCLD) Executive Manager Adam Rowland, who gave a plenary address to...

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