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June Newsletter
Contributing to the global response to COVID-19, here at Health Translation SA we are connecting researchers, the health system, clinicians and decision makers to ensure that the South Australian COVID-19 response is well informed, effective and efficient.
Our COVID-19 response


The purpose of this register is to:
  • capture and promote COVID-19 research projects taking place in SA
  • support coordination and collaboration between researchers, institutions, health services and industry
  • reduce duplication of research
  • maximise impact of COVID-19 research
  • position SA for upcoming COVID-19 funding opportunities.
Research Register


We are working with SAHMRI, SA Health and the Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health to mobilise the rapid synthesis of COVID-19 evidence.

This is helping to inform the planning and decision making
 of the SA COVID-19 Taskforce, especially the Chief Public Health Officer. These ‘Evidence Updates’ are developed in response to specific questions from the SA COVID-19 Taskforce on a daily basis and are coordinated by Professor Caroline Miller at SAHMRI. 
Read the updates
How do you feel?
Your health and anxiety through COVID-19
COVID-19 has undoubtedly affected us all! Researchers from Central Adelaide Local Health Network and The University of New South Wales (UNSW) need your help to understand how the pandemic has affected many aspects of everyday life.

If you have 15 minutes, please share your thoughts through this anonymous survey.
Take the survey
COVID-19 Mental Health Support web portal
Support Campaign Pack

SA Health is running a campaign to inform South Australians of the network of support services that are available and encourage the community to access help from these services when they need it. 

The COVID-19 Mental Health Support web portal has information about our Virtual Support Network services and other resources to support the mental health of South Australians. 

linked campaign pack is for South Australian government agencies, local government, GPs and healthcare providers, businesses and other organisations. You can download the visual communication tools in the campaign pack at this Dropbox link
It includes a variety of communication tools including:

  • Information about the web portal and Virtual Support Network services
  • Social media graphics 
  • Other graphics (TV screens/email banner)
  • Poster
  • SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line Flyer

If you would like any of the tools tailored for your audience, eg. using specific images, please email HealthCommunications@sa.gov.au
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Call for Expression of Interest
The National Breast Cancer Foundation Grant

Are you a patient survivor of breast cancer (or a carer or family member), or been affected by breast cancer in your life? The National Breast Cancer Foundation Grant research team is looking for someone from the public to help.

The research team, led by Dr Terry Boyle from the University of South Australia, would like to conduct a proof-of-concept study to understand the risk breast cancer survivors have of experiencing negative outcomes including depression, fatigue, and poor sleep quality, based on a range of demographic, clinical, genetic, and behavioural variables.

Your activities will include helping to frame the overarching research question, shaping decisions about the research sub-questions and methodology, and devising the consumer engagement strategy for the project.

If you are interested, please fill out the Expression of Interest form below and send it to 
community@sahmri.com by close of business, Monday 8 June 2020. Please feel free to share this call for expressions of interest to anyone you think might be interested in this opportunity.

For more information, or if you have any questions regarding this opportunity, contact Agustina Gancia at community@sahmri.com.
Expression of Interest form
> JBI COVID-19 Special Collection
Evidence-based resources for health professionals and health organisations. 

This free access Special Collection provides health professionals and health organisations with the best available evidence on infection prevention and infection control measures.

> Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase 2020

in February this year, the National Indigenous Research(er) Capacity Building Network (IRNet), an initiative of AHRA, hosted their first event as part of a strategy to facilitate and coordinate networking opportunities for people engaged in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research. The IRNet Showcase, hosted by Health Translation SA and SAHMRI, was attended by more than 180 people over two days. 

You can view the Showcase Report in the link below.

> Expression of Interest - MRFF Grant Assessment Committee
The Department of Health is seeking interest from a range of stakeholders to assist in MRFF grant review and assessment processes as a member of a Grant Assessment Committee for a number of 2019-20 MRFF grant opportunities. It is not essential to have a research qualification to contribute to MRFF grant assessment.

> CANCELLED: NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, NHMRC will not hold the annual Symposium on Research Translation in 2020. NHMRC will use this year to explore suitable themes and innovative structures for a future Symposium and will provide further updates as they become available.

If you have any enquiries, comments or would like to share your ideas for future Symposia, please send a message to nhmrc.symposium@nhmrc.gov.au.
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Research Essentials
Developing Excellence in Research Design and Practice

A unique research training resource that has been designed to deliver a world class program to meet the specific needs of all those involved in research. 
This discount will expire the end of June.

> FREE ONLINE SUMMIT: Research Impact

Inspiring Change: Creating impact with evidence-based implementation

The 2020 Research Impact Summit features over 20 speaker sessions led by knowledge translation and research impact experts, researchers, proven practitioners and influencers from government, policy and business.


TransCelerate endorsed GCP training
Friday 12 June

In conjunction with Sophie Mepham GCP, PRAXIS are offering sites and institutions a markedly reduced price webinar based GCP training option. With an influx of new Clinical Trials to test new treatments for Covid-19, there is an increased need to ensure that staff are adequately trained in GCP as a minimum standard. 


Looking up before looking forward: the role of evidence-based healthcare through a post-pandemic lens

Hosted by Associate Professor Zachary Munn, Professor Zoe Jordan, JBI Executive Director, discusses the importance of evidence, the lessons we are learning through this pandemic, and implications for the future of evidence-based healthcare.

> WORKSHOP: The Sax Institute

Critical appraisal of research: Skills to use evidence wisely in your work

Are you a policy maker or program manager who needs to use research findings in your work? If so, the Sax Institute’s upcoming training course could be for you.

> ONLINE WORKSHOP: Research Impact Academy
Connecting People and Science in the Disinformation Age
Now, more than ever, we need to rise above misinformation! Learn how to communicate science that gets people on-board, not up in arms.

>> View more upcoming events and training >>

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For any queries please contact:
Jenni Carr, Senior Project Officer
P 08 8128 4380
E enquiries@healthtranslationsa.org.au

Postal address:
PO Box 11060
Adelaide SA 5001

Our staff team location:
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

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