Spring has sprung, and so have the events showcasing South Australian health and medical research!
Together and individually, the Local Health Networks (SALHN, NALHN, CALHN and WCHN) Research Weeks underscore the vital role that health and medical research, and research translation, play in advancing health care quality, improving patient outcomes and individual wellness, and the overall effectiveness of our health services.
It’s not too late to register for several of these upcoming research showcase events:
RAHSearch 2023 – featuring clinicians and patients talking about groundbreaking research insepsis and kidney disease (Oct 16 - 17).
TQEH Research Expo – kicking off with a plenary lecture by Health Translation SA’s Chair, DrLeanna Read (Oct 19 - 20)
The inaugural WCHN Research Week – including a session co-chaired by our Executive Director, Wendy Keech on “Seeking answers for challenging diseases” (Oct 25 - 27).
If you missed out on the SALHN event, we recommend viewing the keynote presentation: “17 Years to change practice – ain’t nobody got time for that”.
Our Team has enjoyed supporting and being involved in these showcase events.
Closer to home, our inaugural HTSA Research Translation Essentials course was held in September. This comprehensive 2-day program introduced the key competencies of research translation and a provided a wealth of experience and resources that could be immediately applied to all health service improvement projects. Click here for more information or to register for our upcoming December course.
In September, we also held the latest Implementation Science Network (ISN) meeting, co-hosted by Dr Liz Sutton and the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The ISN meets quarterly to network, share, andlearn about the science and practice of implementation. Register here to be informed about upcoming events and training opportunities.
Lastly, the Research-Policy Partnerships Spotlight Series is one not to be missed! Details on how to view the presentations is outlined in our news section below.
On behalf of the HTSA Team, I also want to farewell Nicole Sargent – our Business Operations Manager. Nicole is one of the founding HTSA staff members and has been pivotal in supporting Wendy, the Team, our Board and flagship projects (just to mention a few). We appreciate the incredible dedication she has shown to her work and we’re thankful she is not going far, having taken up a position in the SAHMRI Research Office.
Dr Ecushla Linedale
Acting Executive Director, HTSA