The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, are proud to be co-hosting the 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation. This partnership indicates an alignment of priorities and a strong commitment from our two institutions to deliver a measurable, positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples.

Under the theme "The Butterfly Effect: Translating Knowledge into Action for Positive Change", the Symposium will be an opportunity to bring relevant expertise to the business of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research translation and put forward Indigenous perspectives that inform the most effective policies and programs. It will also be a forum to share knowledge of what successful research looks like at community level and what the key elements of success are.

We look forward to the participation of delegates with community, research and policy expertise, including outstanding keynote speakers Dr Carrie Bourassa (Canada) and Sir Mason Durie (New Zealand). We are confident that through our joint commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, the Symposium will make a significant contribution to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and individuals. This commitment also signals the importance of working together as equal partners, Indigenous and non-Indigenous.

Anne Kelso

Professor Anne Kelso AO


Romlie Mokak

Mr Romlie Mokak

CEO Lowitja Institute

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  • Key Dates
  • Early bird Registration Deadline20 October 2017
  • Symposium14-15 November 2017
Registration Now Open

Jyi Lawton

Translation of Knowledge
2017, Yimbana

Imagine if you will, a society that embraced the knowledge, wisdom, experience and intelligence developed over hundreds of generations embodied in Indigenous culture, for that knowledge to be shared to benefit not only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, but people of all cultures...
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