What's been happening at Health Translation SA
February Newsletter
Enabling research to be translated into action to positively impact on the health of people
Researcher in Action
Our feature story
Researchers who are experts in research translation are often characterized by their deep commitment to working with others to improve people’s lives.
Dr Janet Kelly, one of our translation research project leads from the University of Adelaide epitomises these qualities.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Janet and her husband Tim for their contribution to the emergency service response to the recent bushfires in the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island.
Janet and Tim have worked tirelessly with the rest of our CFS heroes as part of the incident management team – tracking and anticipating the fires, pulling in fire appliances and strike teams as needed, getting community warnings out, and closing roads. They also assisted with the search for people and houses to save in fire affected areas, putting out spot fires and saving trees where they could.
“Tim and I have a method where you end up climbing inside the base of this tree once you have cooled it down enough, and treat it like a chimney fire. You shoot the water up inside each of the hollow trunk/branches and feel the temperature of the water and foam raining back down again. If it is warm you keep going until it is cold. Then you follow each of the root systems into the ground to make sure you put them out. We have to save these old trees or there will be none left. We lost so many again in this fire.”
When she is not protecting us from fires, Dr Janet Kelly works collaboratively with Aboriginal community members and health and research professionals in urban, rural and remote areas to improve health care experiences and outcomes for Indigenous people. You can read more about her exceptional research “aKction - Aboriginal Kidney Care Together - Improving Outcomes Now” 
Welcome Agustina!
Our new Senior Project Officer
We are delighted to welcome Agustina to our team at Health Translation SA. As our new Senior Project Officer, she is responsible for the implementation of consumer engagement activities within SAHMRI and national consumer engagement partner organisations.

Agustina has a PhD in Population Health, through which she gained experience in public health program planning,
implementation and evaluation. Most recently, she was a project manager at the Centre of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public (CEPPP) in her hometown of Montreal, Canada, where she was responsible for the evaluation of patient partnership projects in research and stakeholder organisations.

If you see her around, be sure to say hi! 


> 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

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
> Submit your abstract to SOTS today!

Conference: Sunday 17 to Tuesday 19 May 2020 

Discover opportunity - join us where the industry moves forward, together.

SOTS organising committee is pleased to announce that request for abstracts has now opened and look forward to receiving your submission.

This year SOTS is excited to be offering both Poster Presentation Prizes and Rising Star Awards. View the website for more information on how to apply.

Submit here

> Developing applied skills in cost-effectiveness analysis 

Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 February 2020 

This three-day course will develop applied skills in cost-effectiveness analysis, each subsequent day will build on knowledge from the previous day.

Day one is a beginner’s guide to cost-effectiveness analysis and is offered as a stand-alone course. Days two and three cover building and evaluating cost-effectiveness models.

Who is this course designed for?

Policy makers, clinicians, researchers, managers, and others making or informing decisions. Academics and students will also benefit from this course.

Day 1: A beginner’s guide to cost-effectiveness analysis – Mon 17 February
Day 2: Building cost-effectiveness models – Tue 18 February
Day 3: Evaluating cost-effectiveness models –  Wed 19 February

Learn more here

Register here

> 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.

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

Register here

NHMRC Toolkit for Consumer and Community Involvement in Health and Medical Research

NHMRC is pleased to release the Toolkit for Consumer and Community Involvement in Health and Medical Research (the Toolkit), providing practical advice on engaging with consumers and the community to undertake high quality and relevant research.
View the toolkit

This month, the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) has launched their first newsletter. The Newsletter will provide the latest news and information about the MRFF, including open grant opportunities.


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Jenni Carr, Senior Project Officer
P 08 8128 4380
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Adelaide SA 5001

Our staff team location:
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North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

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