Western Alliance Annual Symposium

Western Alliance’s Sixth Annual Symposium

The Western Alliance Sixth Annual Symposium is scheduled for October 24th 2019 at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre. The symposium will focus on research translation, and in addition to showcasing our regional research through presentations, we will also be attempting to tackle the big issues through practical workshops and panel discussions!

We are very excited to announce our keynote speakers for the Symposium!

The theme for the Symposium is ‘lost in research translation, demystifying the approach from knowledge into action’, and we are lucky to have a range of national and international leaders in this field:

  •  Anne McKenzie AM: Senior consumer representative for Consumers Health Forum of Australia and former Chair of Health Consumers Council WA. Community Engagement Manager at the Telethon Kids Institute. Please click here for Anne’s bio
  • Professor Stacy Carter, Director of the Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values (ACHEEV), University of Wollongong. Please click here for Stacy’s bio
  • Professor Rachelle Buchbinder, Rheumatologist, Director of the Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology and NHMRC senior principle Research Fellow. Please click here for Rachelle’s bio
  • Dr Denise O’Connor, Implementation Scientist and Senior Research Fellow, Monash University, and Director of the Australasian Satellite of the Cochrane Collaboration Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (AusEPOC) Group. Please click here for Denise’s bio.

The program for the Symposium will be released soon, so keep your eye out!

The event will again be free of charge, registration to attend is now OPEN and you can register here.… but be quick as there are limited places and they will disappear fast!

Registrations to attend close 30 September 2019.

Call for Abstracts 2019

The Call for Abstracts is now CLOSED.

Abstracts are invited from health professionals, researchers, rural professionals and associates from all disciplines and sectors, with a focus on rural and regional health.

The theme for this year is ‘lost in research translation, demystifying the approach from knowledge into action’, submitted abstracts should identify with this theme and also align with the Western Alliance focus areas as per below:

Click here to submit your abstract.

Abstract submissions are now CLOSED for 2019.