2016 AAMRI National Convention summary

2016 AAMRI National Convention summary

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2016 AAMRI National Convention and Annual Dinner in Canberra. It was another hugely successful two days of discussions on health and medical research from corporate, workforce and policy points of view, along with some vital networking among our 47 member institutes.

AAMRI was honoured to have Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Health and Aged Care Minister Sussan Ley speak at our dinner, attended by 180 Ministers, MPs and Senators in addition to sector guests, and have them launch the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy and Priorities. You can see their speeches here, along with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s address at the following morning’s President’s Breakfast.

A number of presentations from the MRI Business Managers’ Meeting and the AAMRI Strategy Meeting can be viewed by clicking on the below links.

Improving the health outcomes for Australians through better cooperation of CRCs and Australian Medical Research Institutes (video)

Tony Peacock, Chief Executive, CRC Association
Presentation PowerPoint

Gazing into the crystal ball: the Australian health and medical research industry of the future (video)

Prof Ian Frazer AC FRS FAA, President, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Working together to create value and manage cost (video)

Nick Northcott, Managing Director, Chrysalis Advisory
Nick Wood, Director of Corporate Services, Telethon Kids Institute
Presentation slides

Does AAMRI need to bother with research translation and commercialisation? (video)

Mr Bill Ferris AC, Chair, Innovation & Science Australia

Strategic Skills Development for Researchers in the MRI Sector – a workforce development initiative (video)

Chris Walton, Chief Executive, Professionals Australia
Presentation PowerPoint

Measuring research impact in Australia’s Medical Research Institutes (video)

Simon Deeming, Health Research Economist, Hunter Medical Research Institute
Presentation PowerPoint

An MRI takes on Athena SWAN (PPT)

Professor Terry Speed, Honorary Fellow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Louise Naughton, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Implementation of the Defence Trade Controls Act – experience to date (PPT)

Tina Mathewson, Assistant Secretary, Department of Defence