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

8.00-9.00 Registration

Room: ABS Foyer Area

9.00-11.00 Opening session

Room: ABS Auditorium
Welcome to Country - Yvonne Weldon
Video Welcome from the Minister - The Hon Greg Hunt MP

Keynote address

Room: ABS Auditorium
Introduction - Sir Iain Chalmers

11.00-11.30 Morning Tea
11.30-1.00 Plenary session 1: Re-imagining failure when conceptualising research

Room: ABS Auditorium

1.00-2.00 Lunch break
2.00-3.30 Parallel session 1: Abstract presentations
2.00-3.30 1A - Implementation science
Room: Lecture Theatre 1050
Erica Crone
  Quantification of translational success: rates of concordance between the results of animal experiments and human trials – A systematized review Cathalijn LeenaarsView abstract
  Utilizing the stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial design to test the effectiveness of health systems interventions: A “real-world” implementation research study to assess the effectiveness of a new model of care for community-acquired Harin KarunajeewaView abstract
  Defining and measuring ‘implementation success’ in health service research: a case study of implementation of the Clinical Pathway for the Screening, Assessment and Management of Anxiety and Depression in Adult Cancer Patients (ADAPT CP). Heather ShepherdView abstract
  Process evaluations of complex primary health care interventions addressing chronic disease - a systematic review Hueiming LiuView abstract
  Evidence-informed framework to Re-focus qualitative health services research Joanna MasonView abstract
  Understanding and defining implementation fidelity to facilitate better understanding of intervention implementation outcomes Rajna OgrinView abstract
2.00-3.30 1B - Setting Research Priorities
Room: Lecture Theatre 1060
Tania Pocock
  Research priorities in chronic kidney disease: report of a national workshop Allison TongView abstract
  Involving consumers and community members in setting research priorities Anne McKenzieView abstract
  A whānau-centred approach to producing justifiable research priorities: Insights from an indigenous Commissioning Agency Haze WhiteView abstract
  Identifying research priorities in childhood chronic conditions. Pamela Lopez-VargasView abstract
  Development of a multi-attribute tool for setting priorities for trials in the musculoskeletal field: A project of the Australia and New Zealand Musculoskeletal (ANZMUSC) Clinical Trial Network Rachelle BuchbinderView abstract
2.00-3.30 1C - Improving Research Systems
Room: ABS Auditorium
Paul Glasziou
  Turning the tables: Examining the feasibility of an institutional league table based on good research practice Adrian BarnettView abstract
  Exemptions from ethics reviews – comparing Australia to the UK, USA and the Netherlands Anna ScottView abstract
  Ensuring Value in Research International Funders’ Collaboration and Development Forum Guiding Principles ( Matthew WestmoreView abstract
  Maximising the probability of impact: The UK’s National Institute for Health Research Adding Value in Research Framework Matthew WestmoreView abstract
  Netherlands’ ZonMw programme More Knowledge with Fewer Animals Merel Ritskes-HoitingaView abstract
  Principles for prospective research impact assessment in health and medical research: Embedding research quality within research impact assessment Simon DeemingView abstract
2.00-3.30 1D - Capacity to Ensure Research Value
Room: Lecture Theatre 1170
Saraid Billards
  Acting for positive change: Improving the health of rural communities Elena WilsonView abstract
  Long term outcomes of a supported funding initiative to promote allied health research activity: A qualitative realist evaluation Joanne HilderView abstract
  Beyond the usable report: whose responsibility is it to translate research outside the academic sphere to optimise its value to human society? Shanthi RamanathanView abstract
  Ensuring Value in Research: Capacity Building in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Ruth FernandesView abstract
  Evidence into action: building organisational capacity for realising the value of research. Ken KnightView abstract
  How does clinical staff participation in research change with a dedicated staff role focusing on academic support? Kylie DundasView abstract
3.30-4.00 Afternoon Tea
4.00-5.30 Plenary session 2: Is cumbersome governance killing research

Room: ABS Auditorium

5.30 Welcome Reception - ABS Foyer
7.30 Close of Day 1

Symposium Day 2, Wednesday 28th November 2018

8.00-9.00 Registration

Room: ABS Foyer Area

9.00-10.30 Plenary session 3: The Reproducibility Crisis

Room: ABS Auditorium

10.30-11.00 Morning Tea
11.00-12.30 Parallel session 2: Abstract presentations
11.00-12.30 2A - Implementable Clinical Practice Guidelines
Room: ABS Auditorium
Geraint Duggan
  Moving stroke research into policy and practice: experience and access of the MAGICapp online clinical guideline platform Kevin Hill View abstract
  Agents of Change: Making the evidence accessible to disrupt the status quo in dementia care Monica CationsView abstract
  Describing a user-informed approach for developing key questions for general practitioner guidelines Samantha ChakrabortyView abstract
  Implementation of acute low back pain guideline recommendations: a cluster randomized controlled trial with chiropractors and physiotherapists Simon FrenchView abstract
  Treating changed behaviours in dementia and appropriateness of medication use in residential aged care: Addressing research priorities of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for People with Dementia Stephanie HarrisonView abstract
  Identifying and integrating patient and caregiver perspectives in clinical practice guidelines for percutaneous renal biopsy Talia GutmanView abstract
11.00-12.30 2B - Evidence Informed Priorities
Room: Lecture Theatre 1050
Chendur Palaniapan
  Does industry involvement influence study characteristics at time of trial registration? Anna Lene SeidlerView abstract
  How to Optimise Refugee Children’s Health/Wellbeing in Preparation of Transitions into Primary and Secondary School: A Qualitative Inquiry. Jess BakerView abstract
  Systematic reviews of animal studies - Towards more evidence-based pre-clinical research and translation Judith Van LujikView abstract
  PCORI Methodology Standards in Practice: Use of systematic reviews to support proposals for new research Kelly DunhamView abstract
  Identifying alternative delivery models to increase value and sustainability of healthcare: A scoping review of systematic reviews Polina PutrikView abstract
  Maximising value by increasing usability of research findings: assessing the impact of a novel participatory approach to disseminating findings from an Indigenous primary healthcare project Shanthi RamanathanView abstract
11.00-12.30 2C - Conducting Robust Research
Room: Lecture Theatre 1060
Julia Tresidder
  Using the R statistical software to improve the reproducibility, transparency and translation of research Adraian BarnettView abstract
  Studies within a trial (SWAT): Improving the evidence base for trial recruitment and retention Elaine PascoeView abstract
  A review and synthesis of the knowledge user engagement frameworks to identify essential features: toward building understandings of collaborative research practices Ian GrahamView abstract
  Every (research) tree needs SAP: Why Statistical Analysis Plans are vital to robust research? Lauret BilliotView abstract
  Improving the management of infants with bronchiolitis: developing tailored research translation interventions for a cluster randomised controlled trial Libby HaskellView abstract
  Facilitating healthcare decisions by assessing the certainty in the evidence from preclinical animal studies. Merel Ritskes-HoitingaView abstract
11.00-12.30 2D - Ensuring Value Through Data Sharing and Data Linkage
Room: Lecture Theatre 1170
Pat Ridgway
  Using Cost-Benefit Analysis to Determine an Accurate Value for Research Biobanking Amanda RushView abstract
  Bolstering evidence-informed health policy: Using the National Data Linkage Demonstration Project (NDLDP) to identify evidence-practice gaps in post-discharge cardiac care Andrea SchafferView abstract
  A FAIR Data Sharing Framework for Large-Scale Human Cancer Proteogenomics Brett TullyView abstract
  Applying FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) principles to linked datasets: opportunities and challenges Keith RussellView abstract
  Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data Kate LeMayView abstract
  Improving supportive care in cancer with innovative use of AI for invasive fungal diseases Michelle Anandra-rajahView abstract

NHMRC’s ‘Guidelines for Guidelines’ Handbook Launch: This online resource aims to Help Guideline Developers Meet the NHMRC Standards for Guidelines and Ensure Their Guidelines Meet Best Practice.

Speaker: Davina Ghersi and Geraint Duggan
Room: Auditorium

12.30-1.30 Lunch break  
1.30-3.00 Parallel session 3: Abstract presentations
1.30-3.00 3A - Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA)
Room: Lecture Theatre 1050
Gary Jennings
  Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) - National priority setting in Data Driven Healthcare Improvement Helena Teede View abstract
  Challenges for Australia’s healthcare system: Addressing the gaps in the evaluation of health technology and implementation at the ‘local’ level Andrew SearlesView abstract
  Strengthening consumer and community involvement in health research across Australia – where are we and where might we go? Gary Geelhoed and Garry JennningsView abstract
  Driving research translation and measuring impact across the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research & Enterprise (SPHERE) Christopher LeviView abstract
  The Australian Heath Research Alliance (AHRA) National Framework for Health Services Improvement and Sustainability - an MRFF funded National Systems Level Initiative Christopher LeviView abstract
  Addressing barriers in Clinical Research – Monash Partners ReForm (Research Facilitation platform) Helena TeedeView abstract
1.30-3.00 3B - Partners in Co-Production
Room: Lecture Theatre 1060
Tony Keech
  Why should we pay attention to power within co-production research and integrated knowledge translation Chris MccutcheonView abstract
  Research translation: engage decision-makers at the beginning, middle, or end? Jennifer ThompsonView abstract
  A robust translational research, all of health sector approach to improving continuity of care for Aboriginal people with chronic diseases Herbert MackView abstract
  Using research evidence and community knowledge to address local priorities: Community-directed development of a diabetes prevention program for young Aboriginal people Kimberly SeearView abstract
  Identifying principles and strategies for involving patients and caregivers in research in chronic kidney disease: a report of three workshops Talia GutmanView abstract
  Consumer Involvement in Clinical Trial: A Scoping Review and Australian Perspective Anne McKenzieView abstract
1.30-3.00 3C - Embedding Research in Practice
Room: ABS Auditorium
Davina Ghersi
  Feasibility and acceptability of living systematic reviews: results from a mixed methods evaluation Tanya MillardView abstract
  The PROMPT-Care eHealth system to support patient-centred care: The long road to transition to business as usual Ivana DurcinoskaView abstract
  AuTOMATIC: Implementation of a highly automated response adaptive trial design Julie MarshView abstract
  “Good Beginnings” - increasing early childhood developmental surveillance for children from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds. Susan Woolfenden and Tania RimesView abstract
  The new generation of clinical trials: is Australia ready? Katherine LeeView abstract
  Embedding Clinical Trials within the Australian Healthcare System Nik ZepsView abstract
1.30-3.00 3D - Knowledge Translation in Practice
Room: Lecture Theatre 1170
Wee-Ming Boon
  Reducing low-value knee arthroscopy: Development of a patient decision aid to support research translation Denise O`ConnorView abstract
  Implementation in the real world: Current screening for gestational diabetes is failing to detect women at risk of adverse birth outcomesErica Spry and Emma Jamieson View abstract
  Lessons learnt from using critical appraisal to inform emerging health technology funding decisions at the Accident Compensation Corporation Melissa BarryView abstract
  Action for positive change in lung cancer care: Using accessible research methods in implementation science to drive change in clinical practice and build capacity. Nicole RankinView abstract
  The Costs of Confronting Osteoporosis: Cost Study of an Australian Fracture Liaison Service Rod LingView abstract
  Thrombolysis and Endovascular Flow Network (Teflon) Trial - A Novel Systems Implementation Trial to Streamline Acute Stroke Workflow Towards Improved Reperfusion Therapy Delivery and better Patient Outcomes Sonu BhaskarView abstract
3.00-3.30 Afternoon Tea
3.30-4.30 Plenary session 4: Accessing the outputs of research: will “traditional peer reviewed publication” become a relic of the past?

Room: ABS Auditorium

4.30-5.00 Final speakers - Symposium close
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  • Symposium 27-28 November 2018


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