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Research Events

Research Events

2021 Research Week

Virtual Event - Monday 18 to Friday 22October, 2021

2021 Research Week is a virtual program of interactive sessions designed to support staff in undertaking research and projects at Bendigo Health. You are invited to join the research journey exploring research strategic directions, research ethics and governance, the research process, the importance of registry trials, and how to find the best available evidence.

On Monday 18 October from 9am to 10am CEO Peter Faulkner and Dr Angela Crombie will discuss the strategic direction of ‘Research at Bendigo Health’, officially launch the ‘Research Report 2020’, and provide an overview of the ‘National Clinical Trial Governance Framework
From 12 noon dedicated members of Bendigo Health’s Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) who will host a Q&A session about the ethics process at Bendigo Health.

An informative lunchtime session  from 12 noon on Tuesday 18 October, will focus on the topic ‘From idea to outcome: the research process in a nutshell’, presented by Dr Angela Crombie, Director of Research and Innovation, and Dr Sam Davis, Research Governance Manager.

Wednesday 20 October, 8:55am to 5pm is the highlight of the week with the Research Symposium Day themed “Making a Difference”. This event is open to everyone interested in research, innovation and/or improvement that ‘makes a difference’ to improving health care and/or health outcomes for our regional communities.

The day will comprise of three sessions:

  • Session One: Applying evidence to practice.
  • Session Two: Innovation and quality improvement in practice.
  • Session Three: Research in practice.

Keynote Speaker Associate Professor Julian Elliot, Executive Director of the Australian National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce and Chair of the Australian Living Evidence Consortium will present on ‘Living evidence for COVID-19 and beyond’. Guest Speaker Felicity Czarnecki, Manager, Improvement Partner from Safer Care Victoria (SCV), will present on Small moments, big results’, drawing on examples of the small moments of change and action in the context of large scale improvement.

Various Bendigo Health staff will also share current research projects’being undertaken that have ‘made a difference’ to improving health care and/or health outcomes for our regional communities.

ARegistry Trials Roadshow’ will feature on Thursday 21 October, 9:30am to 10:30am with speakers Dr Vanessa Wong from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, and Dr Wasek Faisal from Ballarat Health Services.

On Friday 22 October from 9am to 12 noon learn from ‘How To Sessions’ on library resources to assist with your research, featuring presenters from EBSCO, UpToDate, Ovid and Lippincott.
A final lunchtime session from 12 noon is designed for you to ask questions, discuss ideas or provide any feedback on research and projects at Bendigo Health - ‘Come and discuss all things research and improvement, and ask how we can help with your idea or project.’

Please find the Research Week full program here.

Please find the Research Symposium full program here.

Information about the Registry Trials Roadshow can be found here.

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To register for sessions as part of Bendigo Health Research Symposium, please visit Eventbrite at:

We look forward to seeing you during this exciting week.

For any questions or further information, please email the friendly Research and Innovation team at [email protected] or phone 03 5454 6397.



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