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Enabling research to be translated into action to positively impact on the health of people.
November Newsletter
The week is NAIDOC Week and this year’s theme is Always Was, Always Will Be.  The theme recognises that Australia’s First Nations people have lived on and cared for this continent for more than 65,000 years.

HTSA supports prioritising the voices and needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in research and health service delivery to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples. HTSA works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders to drive the National Indigenous Research(er) Capacity Building Network (IRNet), on behalf of the Australian Health Research Alliance. The Network creates opportunities to connect researchers, projects, training, evaluation and knowledge translation and identify clear and robust pathways to careers and stable employment in the health researcher workforce. We aim to embed this workforce and associated projects in mainstream and Aboriginal health services to improve health outcomes. To find out more click here. 

Stay safe and healthy.
Wendy Keech, CEO
Introduction to Good Clinical Practice 


Friday 20 November
9am - 2pm ACDST

Health Translation South Australia (HTSA) in partnership with PRAXIS Australia and Sophie Mepham GCP™ invites anyone involved in the design and conduct of Clinical Trials to attend a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Introductory Webinar.
This session covers the required minimum GCP elements, as articulated by TransCelerate, to provide evidence of compliance with GCP, to ensure your site and institution remain compliant with the minimum training requirements.
The training is available free to all Health Translation SA Partners across SA (see list of our Partners below).
Importantly in 2021 we will also be rolling out a SMGCP/PRAXIS ‘Train the Trainer' scheme to enable organisations to manage their future training needs. We will be seeking expressions of interest from those who have completed ICH-GCP E6 (R2) and who are interested in becoming accredited GCP Trainers.  
Join us at this session and register your interest.

> Primary/Acute Care Interface Data Project - Update
Health Translation SA is currently scoping a project that aims to better use the rich supply of healthcare data in South Australia to enhance and improve continuity of care and to ensure a smooth progression of care as people transition between our hospitals and the community. Our project team has been interviewing GPs, hospital clinicians, health service providers, researchers and data experts to understand the current system pain points in continuity of care across these transitions, and how data might be used to improve care.

A critical aspect of this work is understanding and incorporating the perspective of patients and carers as we identify the problems and prioritise the areas to target in the development and testing of a solution. In October we were privileged to hear the stories and experience of patients and carers in two focus groups. 

It was clear in these group discussions that capturing and communicating information in a timely fashion at all stages of care, and effective co-ordination of care were key themes. Stand-out reflections from the participants were that there is a much needed role for digital solutions to enhance these pillars of care. However such solutions need to facilitate and support the ‘knowing and understanding’ of the patient as a whole person rather than become a substitute for that highly valued relationship.

You can read the full Consumer Report here
> The science behind SAHMRI's COVID response
The evidence synthesis work led by Professor Caroline Miller from SAHMRI and the Health Policy Centre team continues to be a key source of knowledge for those making decisions about how South Australia manages the COVID-19 pandemic.
The large and diverse body of work continues to inform media reporting also, with recent News Ltd articles focussing on the 
science behind COVID-19 restrictions in public settings and another that focussed on the risk factor of a range of (once) common activities.

> Expression of Interest – Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Grant Assessment Committee 

Are you interested in participating in the review and assessment processes of MRFF grant opportunities?

The NHMRC would like to hear from people with experience or expertise in:
  • translation of research into clinical practice
  • commercialisation of health research
  • transdisciplinary research, e.g. collaboration and/or engagement between researchers, consumers, patient groups, those involved in health service delivery and industry
  • international research projects, including clinical trials
  • health economics and biostatistics
  • representing consumer and/or community organisations.
You do not need to have a research qualification to be a member of a Grant Assessment Committee.

You can express your interest in becoming a member in the link below


Webinar: Omega 3 fatty acids to reduce risk of early birth
By SAHMRI - Child Nutrition Research Centre

Tue, 17 November 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ACDT

On World Prematurity Day, we invite you to hear the latest data about omega-3 fatty acids and prematurity and how clinical guidance is changing to optimise benefits for women and their babies.

Register in the link below.


Current Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Grant Opportunities:
  • MRFF – PPHR Initiative – 2020 Maternal, First 2000 Days, and Childhood Health Grant Opportunity
  • MRFF 2020 Quality, Safety and Effectiveness of Medicine Use and Medicine Intervention by Pharmacists MRFF Grant Opportunity
  • MRFF 2020 Childhood Cancer Research Grant Opportunity
  • MRFF 2021 Frontier Health and Medical Research
  • MRFF 2020 Silicosis Research Grant Opportunity
  • MRFF 2020 Primary Health Care Research Grant Opportunity
  • MRFF 2020 International Clinical Trial Collaborations Grant Opportunity
  • MRFF 2020 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need General Grant Opportunity
  • MRFF 2020 Mental Health Research Grant Opportunity
  • MRFF 2020 Medicinal Cannabis Clinical Trials Grant Opportunity
>> View all funding opportunities >>

NAHLN Aboriginal Consumer Reference Group
The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) is now accepting expressions of interest for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to join our established Aboriginal Consumer Reference Group (ACRG).

The group currently meets monthly to:
  • Provide leadership, advocacy and advice to Northern Adelaide Local Health Network
  • Encourage communication, participation and the sharing of information and knowledge
  • Gain new skills and experience
  • Enhance our health services to be more culturally responsive
  • Celebrate and embrace the successes of the service

If you're interested in registering, find out more below.

  • Adelaide BioMed City (ABMC): Weekly research mini-reviews
  • The Embedded Economist: Free fortnightly series
  • SAHMRI: World Prematurity Day - Webinar: Omega 3 fatty acids to reduce risk of early birth
  • Health Translation SA: Introduction to Good Clinical Practice
  • Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners: QLD Human Research Ethics Training Conference Online
  • MTP Connect: Tips for Preparing Successful Commercialisation Funding Applications
  • PRAXIS: Project Management Fundamentals - for Research and Clinical Trials
  • PRAXIS: Marketing and Communications - Building your Research or Clinical Trial Brand
  • Joanna Briggs Institute: Scoping Review Workshop
>> View all upcoming events and training >>

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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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