Research Australia Events

Research Australia’s mission is to use our unique convening power to position health and medical research as a significant driver of a healthy population and contributor to a healthy economy. As the independent national peak body representing the entire health and medical research pipeline, we are exclusively positioned to draw together representatives from each section of the pipeline to collaborate on to seize the opportunities and bold ideas that will drive change.

To do this, we convene several events designed to unite the health and medical research sector behind a common platform. Some of the events include:

Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards

Research Australia’s Health and Medical Research (HMR) Awards are the peak industry awards for the HMR sector. Established in 2003, the awards provide an opportunity to shine a light on the most outstanding achievers and achievements in our sector. Winners are announced at our annual HMR Awards Gala Dinner, to be held this year on Thursday 8 November in Sydney.

Research Australia Speaker Series

Research Australia’s Speaker Series events bring together sector leaders in panel-style discussions over corporate breakfast or lunch at venues across major cities around Australia, discussing the most critical and topical issues facing the Australian health and medical sector and its consumers today. The events create new opportunities to talk about the bold ideas that will drive change in Australian health care and health technology, and enable the whole of the research pipeline to participate and create a deeper understanding of the role each part of that sector plays in the whole ecosystem.

University Roundtable

The Research Australia University Roundtable provides a forum for Research Australia’s university members to discuss issues relating to health and medical research which are particular to universities. Membership of the Roundtable consists of individuals nominated by their university. The Roundtable meets four times each year.

Pre-Election Summit

Our Pre-Election Summit brings together key representative organisations from across the health and medical research pipeline to identify the key issues that unite us as we approach each federal election. Research Australia captures the issues our sector wants commitment to – from a future Australian Government of any political persuasion.

Health Economists Roundtable

Research Australia convenes a core group of leading health economists drawn from the university, public and private sectors at our Health Economists Roundtable. The group exists as a forum for collaboration, comment and research and was established to play a key and unique role in the development of state and federal health and medical research policy.

CEO lunches

Each year, members of the Research Australia Executive team visit capital cities around the country to host our CEO lunches with members. Representatives from our members are given the opportunity to meet with other leaders from the entire health and medical research pipeline, as well as hearing the latest news and updates from Research Australia’s CEO.

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Sponsorship of all our events is open to Research Australia member organisations, and is a great way to reach our engaged and diverse research-oriented membership base. Opportunities to sponsor vary from event to event, with medallion members receiving priority access to new sponsorship offers. Contact Michael Martin on 02 9295 8545 or by email to michael.martin@researchaustralia.org if you would like to discuss sponsoring an upcoming Research Australia event.