Susan Wakil Health Building, University of Sydney

Join us for the Sydney Health Partners Annual Forum 2024, as we will bring together leaders in health and medical research to discuss health and medical research translation, integration and impact.

This year’s Forum features a stellar line-up of researchers and health service leaders, who will discuss the theme supporting translational research, strengthening research translation.

We are delighted to confirm our keynote speakers:

Professor Mary O’Kane AC
, Chair of the Australian Universities Accord higher education review, and
Adjunct Professor Jean-Frédéric Levesque
, Deputy Secretary for Clinical Innovation and Research, NSW Health.

As in previous years, a key component of the afternoon will be robust panel discussions. The opening panel will be asked “What do we need to do to encourage better integration of research in our healthcare system and increase its impact?”. The second panel will consider “How is our research ecosystem looking and what do we have to do improve its performance?”

The forum will also reflect on Sydney Health Partners’ activities of the past 12 months and celebrate the achievements of emerging clinician-researchers with the presentation of our Annual Early Career Research Awards.

Sydney Health Partners Annual Forum 2024 will be held on Wednesday 5 June between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm, followed by an informal networking function.

Register now to secure your spot.

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, two of our previously advertised speakers - NSW Health Secretary, Susan Pearce and CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council, Professor Steve Wesselingh - are no longer able to attend.

Program

Session 1: Supporting Translational Research - 1:00 - 2:45pm

Welcome to Country | Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council

Opening Remarks | Professor Don Nutbeam - Executive Director, Sydney Health Partners

Opening Address | Adjunct Professor Jean Frédéric Levesque - Deputy Secretary for Clinical Innovation and Research, NSW Health

Introduction | Diana Trickett – Board Member, Sydney Health Partners

Video | Involving consumers in research

Discussion Panel | Chair: Professor Don Nutbeam - Executive Director, Sydney Health Partners

  • Adjunct Professor Jean Frédéric Levesque - Deputy Secretary for Clinical Innovation and Research, NSW Health
  • Professor Louise Baur AM – President, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Dr Teresa Anderson AM – Chief Executive, Sydney Local Health District
  • Professor Sarah Hilmer AM - Conjoint Professor of Geriatric Pharmacology Medicine, The University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Ruth Griffiths – Director, Patients and Infrastructure, Medical Research Future Fund

Introduction | Dr Heather Shepherd – Co-Lead, Implementation Science Academy, Sydney Health Partners

Video | Building capacity and capability in implementation science


2:45 – 3:15pm: Afternoon Tea


Session 2: Strengthening Research Translation - 3:15 - 5:00pm

Introduction | Professor Philip O’Connell – Executive Director, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Keynote Address | Professor Mary O’Kane AC – Chair, Australian Universities Accord higher education review

Introduction| Dr Mitchell Sarkies – Co-Lead, Implementation Science Academy, Sydney Health Partners

Video | Our Research Translation Fellows

Discussion Panel | Chair: Professor Andrew Baillie - Professor of Allied Health with Sydney Local Health District

  • Professor Mary O’Kane AC – Chair of the Australian Universities Accord higher education review
  • Professor Roger Reddel AO - Director, Children's Medical Research Institute
  • Professor Susan Woolfenden – Professor of Community Paediatrics, The University of Sydney
  • Professor Annemarie Hennessy AM – Deputy Executive Dean (Westmead), The University of Sydney University
  • Professor Chris White – Executive Director, Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE)
  • Professor Andrew McLachlan AM, Head of School and Dean of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney

Introduction| Andria Ratchford – Program Manager, Sydney Health Partners

Video | Sydney Health Partners' year in review

Presentation | Associate Professor Angela Todd Research Director, Sydney Health Partners

Annual Awards | Cathryn Cox PSM Chief Executive, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network

Closing Remarks | Professor Don Nutbeam - Executive Director, Sydney Health Partners


5:00 – 6:30pm: Networking