Our new Independent Chairperson
Our new Chair Appointment
Dr Leanna Read, our new Independent Chairperson of our Board of Partners
Health Translation SA is pleased to announce Dr Leanna Read as the new Independent Chairperson of our Board of Partners. Dr Read replaces Professor Steve Wesselingh, Executive Director of SAHMRI, who chaired the board and was integral to the establishment of Health Translation SA since it was accredited by the NHMRC.
Chair and CEO of the recently completed Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Cell Therapy Manufacturing (CTM CRC), and chair of the CRC‘s two spin-out biotechnology companies, Carina Biotech Pty Ltd and TekCyte Pty Ltd, Ms Read brings a wealth of experience gained from board, CEO and investment roles across government, industry and the academic sectors, particularly in biotechnology. Her experience includes a 4-year term as SA’s Chief Scientist, board member of Uniseed, chair of the SA Government’s Agtech Advisory Group and longstanding membership of BioAngels/Southern Angels.

Dr Read’s appointment comes at a very important time for Health Translation SA with several projects gaining traction and her experience and expertise in fast tracking and scaling up research findings into practice will be invaluable.

We look forward to working with Dr Read to enable our valuable health and medical research to be translated into action to improve health outcomes for all South Australians.
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Upcoming Events
Seminars, Showcases and Forums

> Research Impact Showcase 

Tuesday 18 February 2020 
9.00am - 12.30pm
SAHMRI Auditorium
North Terrace

Health Translation SA (HTSA) is holding a Research Impact Showcase to showcase exciting South Australian research projects that are ‘driving impact’.

All Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Rapid Applied Research Translation and Flagship Programs project teams will provide short presentations highlighting the impact of their research followed by interactive sessions focusing on the key learnings on maximising the pathway to impact.

Register here

> Implementation of the Birch Review Forum

Tuesday 18 February 2020 
2.00pm – 5.00pm
SAHMRI Auditorium
North Terrace

We invite you to attend a Forum which will provide important information on the current status of the implementation of the Birch Review.
Health Translation SA is facilitating this initiative to implement the 17 recommendations included in the Review of Research Governance in the Department for Health and Wellbeing and related Local Health Network’s Report (the Birch Review).

If you are involved in medical, surgical, or allied health research and clinical trials, this is an opportunity to learn about further information on developments in South Australia.
A strategic leadership group – the SA Clinical Research Governance Steering Committee – has been established to drive this initiative and to date there has been significant work and engagement.
Register now to secure your attendance at this important event. Places are limited so please register early.

For further information on Health Translation SA’s involvement in this initiative please visit our website.

Register here

> Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase 2020

27 - 28 February 2020 
University of Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building
4 North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000

The Australian Health Research Alliance, Indigenous Research(er) Capacity Building Network and Health Translation SA would like to invite you to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research in 2020. Join us while we celebrate our progress to date whilst imagining a shared vision for the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.

If you have not already, please register, as places are limited. We hope to see you in February! 

Register here

> Research Projects across Allied Health

South Australian Allied Health Research Forum
“Communicating value, creating impact”

Thursday 26 March 2020

This forum is an opportunity for allied health clinicians with an interest in research and quality improvement activities to learn about the breadth of research projects being undertaken across allied health in South Australia and for clinical researchers to showcase their work.

Details of registration are coming soon. Please check back shortly.

For further information please contact HealthAlliedandScientificHealth@sa.gov.au.

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> State of Science Presentation and Consultation Session - Health and Medical Industry

Thursday 23 January 2020
3.30pm - approx. 5.00pm
SAHMRI Auditorium
North Terrace, Adelaide

You are invited to hear from Professor Caroline McMillen, Chief Scientist for South Australia and share your thoughts on the development of South Australia’s STEM Research and Innovation Strategy - this Strategy is focussed on supporting the State’s Growth Agenda and aims to support a growth in productivity and Gross State Product to place South Australia in the top quartile measures in the OECD relative to the size of our economy.

We hope you can join the discussion and help shape the Science and Innovation Strategy for South Australia. If you have any queries please contact Gillian Hewlett, Department for Innovation and Skills: gillian.hewlett@sa.gov.au.

Register here

> Medical Device Symposium

10 - 11 February 2020
Flinders at Tonsley, Lecture Theatre 2                                                                                 
1284 South Rd, Adelaide

This symposium brings together international experts in digital health and medical devices to share knowledge and discuss issues and trends. Learn how digital health can support medical device quality and safety.

Download the program here

Register here

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Jenni Carr, Senior Project Officer
P 08 8128 4380
E enquiries@healthtranslationsa.org.au

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PO Box 11060
Adelaide SA 5001

Our staff team location:
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North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

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