CHARM 2019

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Registrations are now open for CHARM 2019 – register online today!

For 25 years, the Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM) has facilitated collaboration between health researchers, students, policy makers, carers, consumers, industry and clinicians from a diverse range of health disciplines. The meeting seeks to explore how interdisciplinary research can contribute to a sustainable health system through discovery and collaboration.

CHARM is hosted by the Centre of Health and Medical Research ACT Health and Canberra Health Services, in collaboration with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra, UNSW Canberra, Australian Catholic University and Australian Institute of Sport.

Principle themes of the meeting include pre-clinical and clinical research, nursing, allied health and population health research, and data analytics and policy research, quality assessments and evaluations. CHARM is a three and a half day meeting which includes presentations from invited international and national speakers, and oral and poster presentations from health researchers in our region.

By providing opportunities to collaborate and network, this professional meeting strengthens interdisciplinary research and education portfolios of the institutions involved while showcasing the far reaching impact of health research in the ACT. Outcomes from CHARM contribute to the advancement of health care and service delivery practices, including benefits to society, culture, our environment and the economy.

Key dates

1 April: Abstract submissions open

6 May: Abstract submissions close

22 May: Notification of submission outcome

30 July – 2 August: CHARM 2019

31 July: Poster viewing event

2 August: Awards dinner at The Boat House, Barton

Program at a glance

Day 1: Big initiatives and Grand Challenges – How Canberra leads in global health research
Including 3 Minute Thesis competition and Health Analytics Research Collaborative

Day 2: End of Life Care – Past trends, future projections and implications for services
Including panel discussion: What will end of life care look like for baby boomers?

Day 3: ACT Research in Focus
Including medical, allied health, nursing and midwifery research sessions

Day 4: ACT Research in Focus
Including medical and translation research session

Workshops: Heart Foundation, Health Analytics Research Collaborative, plus special interest group workshops to be confirmed

CHARM 2019 Program

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If you have any questions, please contact the Centre for Health and Medical Research on 02 5124 5247 or email 

Watch the highlights from CHARM 2018

Page last updated on: 30 May 2019