The 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation, co-hosted by the Lowitja Institute and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), was held in Brisbane on 14–15 November 2017.
Under the theme "The Butterfly Effect: Translating Knowledge into Action for Positive Change", the Symposium focussed 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.
The partnership between the NHMRC and the Lowitja Institute delivered a Symposium that was led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, brought together national and international expertise, and put forward Indigenous perspectives that inform successful policies and programs.
The event also provided an opportunity for researchers, policy makers, community organisations and funding institutions to learn from each other about research translation that has had positive impacts in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
Links and resources
- Videos and presentations
- Joint communique
- Croakey coverage
- #ResearchTranslation17 Twitter feed
- Symposium report by the Lowitja Institute to follow
NHMRC CEO Prof. Anne Kelso, The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Lowitja Institute CEO Romlie Mokak
Prof. Sandra Eades (MC) with international keynotes Sir Mason Durie and Dr Carrie Bourassa
Achieving a shared vision for the future panel: Mr Darryl Wright, A/Prof. Kelvin Kong, Mr Ali Drummond, Prof. Yvonne Cadet-James, Ms Vonda Moar-Malone