The Sax Institute hosts regular events and training to promote networking, collaboration and learning among health policy makers and researchers. Here you will find coverage of past events and presentations.

Evaluation that Matters

Professor Don Nutbeam, internationally recognised leader in evaluation

5 June 2019. This workshop provides an introduction to evaluation theory and practice for improving evidence-based policies and programs. Led by world-renowed public health expert Professor Don Nutbeam, the course will introduce participants to a core set of knowledge and skills to facilitate the use of the best and most...

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Webinar series: Working with MBS and PBS data

Dr Anna Kemp-Casey

11, 18, 25 June 2019. Presented by: Dr Anna Kemp-Casey The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) are valuable data resources with untapped potential to identify and monitor patterns of health service use and inform health service planning. The Sax Institute invites you to attend a...

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Critical appraisal of research to support policy and program professionals

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31 July 2019. Are you a policy maker or program manager who needs to use research findings in your work? If so, the Sax Institute’s upcoming training course could be for you. In this 3.5 hour workshop, participants will gain: A greater understanding of different types of evidence from...

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Introduction to Economic Evaluation in Health

13 August 2019. Join us for an “Introduction to Economic Evaluation in Health”, conducted by experienced health economists from the Sydney Health Economics Collaboration (comprising the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, UNSW, The George Institute). The course will cover: An introduction to economic concepts and the health...

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Webinar series: Working with MBS and PBS data

12, 19 & 26 March 2019 – FULLY SUBSCRIBED Presented by: Dr Anna Kemp-Casey The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) are valuable data resources with untapped potential to identify and monitor patterns of health service use and inform health service planning. The Sax Institute invites...

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Building successful partnerships for policy-relevant research – 28–30 August

Research conducted with policy partners can have a greater chance of impacting on policies, programs and services. But how do early career researchers build these partnerships? How do they manage and sustain them? And how do they get their research findings known and used? Our new skills-based three-day training...

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Evaluation that matters – 18 April 2018

This workshop provides an introduction to evaluation theory and practice for improving evidence-based policies and programs. It will introduce participants to a core set of knowledge and skills to facilitate the use of the best and most relevant evaluation evidence when assessing the value, impact and outcome of their...

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Event wrap: Measuring the impact of research

Public lecture by Professor Trish Greenhalgh and Professor Anne Kelso 21 March 2018. Measuring the impact of research is receiving ever-greater priority from research institutes, funding bodies and even researchers themselves. Yet an over-emphasis on many commonly used impact metrics can paradoxically encourage short-term thinking that camouflages the real...

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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...

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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...

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