Registrations are now open for 2018 Mater Research Translating Research into Practice Symposium

Tuesday 04 September 2018

Registrations are now open for the 2018 Mater Research Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) symposium, a full day event that will be held on Tuesday 30 October 2018 at the Russell Strong Auditorium, Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Now in its sixth year, the annual Mater Research TRIP symposium brings together researchers, clinicians and health professionals and consumers from Queensland’s leading medical research institutes, hospitals, health organisations and universities.

The topic for the 2018 symposium is Making research matter in clinical practice: Understanding the journey from research to implementation.

The program features thought-provoking presentations and case studies from leading Australian researchers, many of whom will be co-presenting with members of the community involved in their research.

The 2018 symposium will focus on three main themes:

  1. engaging and partnering with consumers and communities in research and practice;
  2. finding success in clinical translation of research through integrated care; and
  3. using technology to enable and improve research translation to drive advances in health care.

With a key focus on the pivotal role that consumers and communities play in the design and success of clinical translation; this symposium will uncover key tools, actions and frameworks that have proven effective in accelerating the implementation of evidence-based interventions at the local, state, national and international level.

Speakers include:

  • Prof Sue Kildea, Director of the Midwifery Research Unit at Mater Research
  • Dr Jake Begun, Leader of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Research Group at Mater Research
  • Prof Vicki Flenady, Leader of the Stillbirth Research Group at Mater Research
  • Dr Helen Gooden, Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney
  • Prof Michael Sawyer, Head of Research and Evaluation Unit, Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, The Women's and Children's Hospital in South Australia.

The symposium will also showcase a selection of presentations from Mater researchers who have participated in the BRIDGE (BRInging researchers and Donors toGEther) Training Program. It will conclude with a panel discussion with health consumers and researchers sharing their vision for more efficient and effective ways to translate scientific findings into clinical practice and improved health outcomes for the broader community.

Ticket prices 

Mater staff: $65
Students: $45
General admission: $95

The Mater Research TRIP symposium is truly a worthwhile investment in your professional development, and all researchers, clinicians, nurses, health professionals or university students interested in or currently undertaking clinical research are encouraged to attend this high-calibre event.