The theme of the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting will be ‘Health Equity: Challenges & Solutions’, reflecting the need to align the diverse range of disciplines involved in health across Australia to better strategically address the needs of our community. Better integration of research, education and clinical care, and targeting our efforts where the need is greatest will improve the health of our nation.
This year, we will meet across 3 days and join with the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) for part of the events. Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of the Lancet, joins us as our international guest.
The Academy’s Mentorship Workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 18, and the main AAHMS meeting will commence on Thursday, October 19 at SAHMRI. Later that evening we will join with our sister Academy, ASSA, to celebrate a spectacular dinner at Adelaide Oval, before a joint symposium on Friday, October 20, to explore our theme – ‘Health Equity: Challenges & Solutions’.
The collaborative AAHMS/ASSA 2017 meeting will bring Australia’s leaders in health and medical research, social and political science together to strategically address the needs of our community. By working with our sister Academy we are uniquely placed to drive greater integration between clinical and research settings and policy engagement, to positively impact health outcomes.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on the day!
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Mentorship Workshop 11:00am – 4:30pm (SAHMRI)
AAHMS Fellows Meeting 9:00am – 4:30pm (SAHMRI)
0900-1030 Session 1 – Opening and Keynote
Keynote speaker – Dr Richard Horton (Editor Lancet)
1030-1100 Morning tea
1100-1200 Session 2 – New Fellow Presentations
1200-1300 Annual General Meeting
1400-1500 Session 3 – New Fellow Presentations
1500-1530 Afternoon tea
1530-1630 Session 4 – New Fellow Presentations & Mentorship Program update
Evening DAY 2: October 19th, 2017
Fellows’ Dinner (Ian McLachlan Room, Western Stand, Adelaide Oval)
1830-1900 Predinner drinks on Oval Terrace
Joint AAHMS & ASSA Symposium (SAHMRI)
Professor David Watson FAHMS (SA/NT Convenor) Professor Ian Frazer AC FAHMS (AAHMS President) Professor Glenn Withers AO FASSA (ASSA President)
0910-1030 Session 1 – Defining the Challenges
Chairs – Professor Steve Wesselingh FAHMS & Professor Fran Baum AO FASSA
0910-0930 Health inequalities in Australasia: Who, how much is it changing over time, and how might they change with policy interventions?
Professor Tony Blakely (Department of Public Health, University of Otago; and Health Economics Unit in the Centre for Health Policy, University of Melbourne)
0930-0950 Australia’s equity policy, or lack thereof!
Emeritus Professor Stephen Duckett FASSA FAHMS (Director, Health Program, Grattan Institute)
0950-1010 Global Equity and Discovery Science
Professor Ian Frazer AC FAHMS (University of Queensland and Translational Research Institute)
1010-1030 Health Equity – an international perspective
Dr Richard Horton (Editor Lancet)
1030-1100 Morning Tea
1100-1300 Session 2 – Finding solutions
Chairs –Professor David Watson FAHMS and Emeritus Professor Stephen Duckett FASSA FAHMS
1100-1120 Policy and translation – evidence from the real world
Professor Sally Redman AO (CEO, Sax Institute)
1120-1140 ‘Its not all about Medicine’, The social determinants of health equity.
Professor Fran Baum AO FASSA (Director, Southgate Institute of Health, Society and Equity, Flinders University).
1140-1200 Funding research in Australia: How does the NHMRC consider population needs when targeting research funding?
Professor Anne Kelso AO (CEO, NHMRC)
1200-1300 “Richard Horton’s Hypothetical” Research and innovation increase health disparities
Facilitator – Dr Richard Horton (Editor Lancet)
– Professor Alex Brown FAHMS
– Professor Anne Kelso AO (CEO NHMRC)
– Professor Fiona Stanley AC FASSA FAHMS(Hon)
– Professor Ian Frazer AC FAHMS
– Professor Jane Hall FASSA FAHMS
– Professor Chris Baggoley FAHMS
– Honourable John Hill
1345-1545 Session 3 – Indigenous Health – can we close the gap?
Chairs – Professor Alex Brown FAHMS & Professor Sue Richardson AM FASSA
1345-1410 Indigenous health in a global context. Implications for domestic policy.
Professor Ian Anderson (Deputy Secretary Indigenous Affairs, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Government)
1410-1435 Social Gradients in non-communicable diseases – Lessons from Indigenous Australians.
Professor Alan Cass FAHMS (Director, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin)
1435-1500 Racism and social discourse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health disparity.
Dr Chelsea Bond (Senior Lecturer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, The University of Queensland)
1500-1525 What do we need to do to close the gap?
(Speaker to be confirmed)
1525-1545 Panel Discussion
Professor David Watson (Convenor), Professor Ian Frazer AC FAHMS (AAHMS President), Professor Glenn Withers AO FASSA (ASSA President)
1600 Drinks at SAHMRI
For your convenience, we have secured a range of deals on nearby hotels: details available here. We encourage you to book your accommodation as soon as possible as rooms are subject to availability.
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
Adelaide, South Australia
The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute opened in 2013 as an independent health and medical research institute. It is centrally located in the city of Adelaide, and a short walk from the major hotels on North Terrace. Home to 600 research staff, it operates across the State of South Australia as a partnership between SA’s three universities and the SA State Government.
The conference will be held in SAHMRI’s ground floor auditorium, within a unique and iconic, purpose-built building in South Australia’s health and biomedical precinct on North Terrace, Adelaide. The adjacent large breakout area will provide spaces suitable for catering and trade displays, and an opportunity to meet and greet during breaks.
Ian McLaughlan Room, Adelaide Oval
Home to Cricket and AFL football, the redeveloped Adelaide Oval seats more than 50,000 people in an iconic and beautiful setting. The Ian McLaughlan Room is located in the Western Stand, and overlooks the Oval playing field and the Eastern Stands. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks outdoors on the Terrace followed by a spectacular dinner at Adelaide Oval’s premier function room.