CHARM 2021

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The Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM) is hosted by the Centre of Health and Medical Research in the ACT Health Directorate and Canberra Health Services, in collaboration with the region’s university partners, the Australian National University, the University of Canberra, UNSW Canberra, Australian Catholic University and Australian Institute of Sport.

Essential to successful research translation is the communication of research with our stakeholders. CHARM is a three-and-a-half day meeting which includes expert presentations from international and national speakers, local clinicians and scientists, panel discussions and workshops. The meeting seeks to explore how interdisciplinary research can contribute to a sustainable health system through discovery and collaboration.

CHARM facilitates collaboration between health researchers, students, policy makers, carers, consumers, industry and clinicians from a diverse range of health disciplines and is the premier meeting for the communication and translation of health-related research practice in the ACT.

CHARM 2021 will be held as an online conference, 27-30 July. The program committee is pleased to present the exciting program that was developed for CHARM 2020, prior to its cancellation due to COVID-19.

There will be a virtual online poster display as well as the opportunity for researchers to display printed posters at the Canberra Hospital.

Principle themes of the meeting include pre-clinical and clinical research, nursing, allied health, population health research, data analytics, policy research, quality assessments and evaluations.

By providing opportunities to collaborate and network this professional meeting strengthens interdisciplinary research. The meeting showcases the far-reaching impact that health research in the ACT has on the advancement of health care and service delivery practices demonstrating benefits to society, culture, our environment and the economy.

CHARM 2021 key dates

Monday 12 April: Abstract submissions open - submit an abstract online today

Monday 17 May: Abstract submissions close

Friday 4 June: Notification of submission outcome

CHARM 2021 provisional program overview

Tuesday 27 July – ACT in profile: big initiatives

Big initiatives from partner universities

Keynote speaker: Dr Jordan Nguyen - Removing barriers to disability

Wednesday 28 July – Transitions in mental health care

Showcasing the latest research in clinical and service delivery, and technological innovations in mental health care. A panel discussion will conclude the day

Keynote speaker: Dr Andy Cope - The happiness advantage

Thursday 29 July – ACT research in focus

Medical, allied health, nursing and midwifery sessions

Keynote speaker: Prof Kim Usher - Psychosocial impact of emergencies and disasters

Friday 30 July – ACT research in focus

3 Minute Thesis, Medical and translational research sessions and Health Analytics Research Collaboration (HARC)

Keynote speaker: A/Prof Barbara Mintzes - Bias in clinical trials research


For more information, contact the Centre for Health and Medical Research on 02 5124 5257 or email

Page last updated on: 12 Apr 2021