Optional Pre-Symposium Workshop, Monday 26th November 2018

1.00-5.00 The importance of user involvement when justifying new research

Room 1060 Abercrombie Business School, University of Sydney

The Pre-conference workshop will be held by Malcolm MacLeod (Professor of Neurology and Translational Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, UK), Matt Westmore (Operations Director NIHR, UK), Jennifer Yost (Associate Professor, Villanova University, USA) and Hans Lund (Professor at the Centre for Evidence-Based Practice, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway) on behalf of the “Evidence-Based Research Network”.

Anyone can participate in this workshop but it would be particularly relevant for clinical researchers who would like to / already involve end-users in their research and/or are end-users themselves.

Symposium Day 1, Tuesday 27th November 2018

9.00-11.00 Opening session Keynote address
11.00-11.30 Morning Tea
11.30-1.00 Plenary session 1: Re-imagining failure when conceptualising research
1.00-2.00 Lunch break
2.00-3.30 Parallel session 1: Abstract presentations
3.30-4.00 Afternoon Tea
4.00-5.30 Plenary session 2: Is cumbersome governance killing research
5.30-7.30 Close of Day 1 - Welcome reception

Symposium Day 2, Wednesday 28th November 2018

9.00-10.30 Plenary session 3: The Reproducibility Crisis
10.30-11.00 Morning Tea
11.00-12.30 Parallel session 2: Abstract presentations
12.30-1.30 Lunch break  
1.30-3.00 Parallel session 3: Abstract presentations
3.00-3.15 Afternoon Tea
3.15-4.45 Plenary session 4: Accessing the outputs of research: will “traditional peer reviewed publication” become a relic of the past?
4.45-5.00 Final speakers - Symposium close
  • Key Dates

  • Early bird Registration Deadline 26 October 2018
  • Symposium 27-28 November 2018


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