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Barwon Health Strategic Research Symposium: Harnessing the Medici Effect

Monday, 21 November 2022

All are invited to attend the Barwon Health Strategic Research SymposiumHarnessing the Medici Effect.

The 2022- 2032 Barwon Health Research Strategic Plan is soon to be released, and formalises Barwon Health’s ten year vision; to make internationally important contributions to research that have a measurable impact on the health of our community. We will celebrate this vision at the Barwon Health Strategic Research Symposium, featuring:

  • Presentations from Strategic Research Programs
  • Presentations by finalists in the Best Research Paper of the Year Awards
  • Awarding of the 2022 Barwon Health & Deakin University Best Paper of the Year Awards and Best Research Poster Awards

Symposium Details

When: 10am – 4pm, Tuesday 13 December 2022

Where: John Lindell Theatre

Who: All people with an interest or involvement in research at Barwon Health are invited to attend. Please email [email protected] to request a calendar invitation.

Register:  Please register here for catering purposes.


Full Program

Session 1: 10am

Welcome: Ms Frances Diver & Professor Pete Vuillermin

Enhancing synergy between research, safety and quality to drive continuous improvements in care: Dr Lawrence Gray & Ms Keren Day 

Developing allied health research capacity to drive innovation in digital health: Dr Paula Harding & Dr Denise Jones

Best Paper of the Year Finalist presentations (Clinical researchers):

  • Professor Eugene Athan
  • Ms Brooke Bufton & Ms Kate Ingwerson
  • Dr Anand Ganes
  • Dr Christine Roder

Morning tea

Session 2: 11:35am

Improving outcomes for people with musculoskeletal disease: Professor Richard Page

Building the capacity and capability of cancer services research to drive improvements in person centred care: Ms Katrina Golden

Building the exemplar listening and learning mental healthcare system: Ms Renae Carolin

Improving person centred care for people with Motor Neurone Disease: Associate Professor Paul Talman

Lunch & exhibition of winning posters in the BH DU Best Research Poster Awards

Session 3: 1:25pm

Best Paper of the Year Presentations (Scientists):

  • Dr Moloud Abdar
  • Miss Rebecca Edgar
  • Ms Yuan Gao
  • Mr Nicholas Parsons

Improving shared decision making and goal concordant care: Associate Professor Neil Orford

Improving outcomes for people who require surgery: Professor David Watters

Afternoon tea

Session 4: 2:50pm

Improving the physical and mental health of the frail and ageing: Professors Julie Pasco, Lana Williams and Mark Kotowicz

Improving the outcomes for people with infectious diseases: Professor Eugene Athan 

Preventing childhood allergic disease and asthma: Professor Peter Vuillermin

Closing remarks and Awarding of the 2022 Barwon Health & Deakin University Best Paper of the Year Awards and
Best Research Poster Awards: Professor Peter Enticott