WCHN Research Week 2023
WCHN’s inaugural Research Week was held from Wednesday 25 until Friday 27 October 2023.
This three-day event showcased the exciting future of research, the impressive wealth of talent and world-leading expertise at our Network.
Research week started with an immersive community day at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital followed by two days of collaboration, information sharing and networking at our Research Symposium at Adelaide Oval.
Thank you to the WCH Foundation for their generous support of this event and for their ongoing support of research at WCHN.
Research Community Day – Wednesday 25 October – Women’s and Children’s Hospital
The Research Community Day began with an address from Her Excellency the Governor of SA, Mrs Francis Adamson AO, followed by the first Community Day Oration.
There were children’s activities in the Starlight Room and Hospital School, a WCH Foundation sponsored artist in residence for the day, morning tea, lunch, and a Grand Round for staff to attend.
Research Symposium – Thursday 26 and Friday 27 October – Adelaide Oval
The Thursday afternoon program commenced with a Keynote Address from Professor John Prins, Executive Director, Health Translation Queensland.
This was followed by sessions on “Research in South Australia and beyond”, “Research Strategy: Embedding research to enable change”, “Seeking the best start to life” and “Delivering better outcomes for our community”.
Friday began with a workshop for trainees and other early career researchers on “How to get your research project started”.
After lunch, sessions included “Discovering new treatments and technologies” and “Seeking answers for challenging diseases”, and a panel discussion on “Changing the future of child health”.
The Symposium also included publication awards, and closed with drinks and canapés on Friday evening.