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.

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...


SEARCH Annual forum 2017

Discovering pathways to improving Aboriginal child health The SEARCH Annual Forum, on 11 August 2017, provided a platform for discussion on how we can put new research findings to best use to improve the lives of urban Aboriginal children and families. We were joined by the following guest speakers:...


Patient safety: Why we need less hierarchy and more “geeks”

Sir Liam Donaldson, global expert on patient safety

Latest news: 20 April 2017 Reducing patient harm across healthcare systems requires less hierarchy in the medical system, further research, and “more geeks”, global patient safety expert Professor Sir Liam Donaldson told a recent patient safety seminar. The Sydney seminar, co-hosted by Sax Institute, the Australian Institute of Health...


National Longitudinal Data Conference 2016

Health Data Linkage Group

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


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...


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...


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...


HARC symposium: Patient-Centred Medical Home (PCMH)

March 2016. Professor Kevin Grumbach, a family physician and a founding director of the Centre for Excellence in Primary Care at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, addressed a recent symposium hosted by the Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration (HARC) and the Centre for Primary Health Care...


Roundtable on the revised OECD Health Systems Performance Framework

February 2016. International expert Professor Fabrizio Carinci recently appeared at a HARC Roundtable on the revised OECD Health Systems Performance Framework. Professor Carinci is Professor of Health Systems and Policy at the University of Surrey and member of the OECD Health Care Quality Indicators Expert Group and Advisory Panel on Health...


2015 Annual 45 and Up Study Collaborators’ Meeting

24 November 2015. The 45 and Up Study’s 12th Annual Collaborators’ Meeting: Opportunities and challenges in a big data environment was held on 12 November 2015. Professor Karen Canfell, Director of Research at Cancer Council NSW, gave the keynote address on big data’s potential for predictive modelling in health. Plenary presentations...