A note from our Executive Director:

WAHTN continues to play an active role in bringing WA researchers together to examine possible national initiatives. We coordinated many of our partners to submit an application to create the WAHTN Health Data Node, to be embedded within the WAHTN Clinical Trials Centre at Curtin University run by Professor Chris Reid. We have also arranged a meeting with Silvio Tiziani - Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine Australia (CCRM Australia) - to speak on a proposed CRC bid that he is putting together. He is keen to have a suitable WA input/role for the project and we have arranged for many of our partners to hear his proposal. 

For those who didn't make it to Science on the Swan last month - or those who want to relive it - recordings of presentations from the COVID-19 day are now available, including the very interesting talks from WA's Chief Scientist, Chief and Deputy Chief Health Officer, and Department of Health Director-General. You can also find photos on our Facebook page.

In July, WAHTN is pleased to be sponsoring the AICC(WA)'s Annual Healthcare event featuring Dr Norman Swan: “So you think you know what’s good for you?”. I hope to see you there.

For the past 12 months, WAHTN has chaired the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) Council. It was a busy year for us involving launching a greatly improved website and overseeing development of AHRA Networks and Initiatives by improving reporting, governance and Terms of Reference. As of July 1, Sydney Health Partners will take up the chair and we look forward to seeing them lead and develop AHRA's activities over the next year.

We were delighted to see nine Western Australians associated with WAHTN partner organisations being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours list. Congratulations to them all!

Congratulations also to the three WA recipients of AHRA Women's Health Research Translation Network Early and Mid-Career Researcher Awards announced today. 

For more great achievements as well as events and opportunities in the WA health research community, keep reading below.

Until next month,
Professor Gary Geelhoed

Grants for Women's Health

WAHTN has received a $50,000 establishment grant for a collaborative to promote women researchers and women’s health research.

Dr Jacqueline Frayne and A/Prof Jennifer Stone will lead the collaborative. Plans for the two-year grant period include identification of local research priorities and collaboration opportunities, a mentorship program, and a conference.

Additionally, three Western Australian women have won AHRA Early and Mid-Career Awards for projects relating to the burden of frailty in older women, acceptance of radiotherapy in breast cancer treatment, and harms of infant removal from Aborginal women. 

Watch COVID talks online

Recordings are now online from day three of our Science on the Swan conference, which focused on the COVID-19 response in WA, featuring several of the state's key leaders and scientists.

High honours for health

The outstanding dedication of WA’s health and medical research community was well-recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours list, with nine Western Australians associated with our partner organisations receiving honours.

Help identify unmet needs

MTPConnect invites you to participate in a 10-15 minute survey to identify unmet needs in the areas of diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase

Registrations are now open for the second annual AHRA IRNet National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase, to be hosted on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 July by the University of Sydney and Sydney Health Partners. The showcase will bring together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers across all career stages to present their research, reflect and discuss today’s most critical health challenges and solutions. Tickets are FREE and online attendance is available!


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Current funding opportunities include:
  • PCH Foundation Annual Grants
  • Spinnaker Grants 2022
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Please be aware that the following events may be affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Check with event organisers for real time updates.
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CCIProgram update

If you're currently developing grant applications or have a project which requires community involvement, why not reach out to the CCIProgram to see how they can help your research project succeed? 
Get in touch to book a time to discuss your application or project.

If you would like to stay up to date with CCIProgram activities sign up to their mailing list or join their Program to get involved (please note signing up for the mailing list does not create a Program account).
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RETProgram update

A 90-minute Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Refresher course is now available.

This is the latest addition to our suite of Research Education and Training Program courses available free for staff within WAHTN Partner Organisations. To stay updated on current and new RETProgram courses, register here!
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CTDMC update

Our Clinical Trials and Data Management Centre offers a Clinical Research Support Service, with on-site meetings available for WAHTN partners. 
They will be visiting Royal Perth Hospital on Tuesday 20 July. If you would like help with clinical research, please visit the website or email Christine Robins at for further information or to book a session.
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