CHARM 2023


Abstract submissions for CHARM 2023 now open

You can now submit abstracts for CHARM 2023.

Submissions are open from 5 April to 8 May 2023.

Abstracts can be submitted online

Purpose of CHARM

The Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM) is an annual event connecting researchers, students, clinicians, policy makers, consumers, carers, industry, administrators, leaders and partners in the ACT’s health system.

It explores and demonstrates how research contributes to a learning health system through discovery, collaboration and translation.

CHARM is an opportunity to collaborate and network, strengthening interdisciplinary research while showcasing the far-reaching impact of health research in the ACT.

CHARM partners

CHARM is hosted by ACT Health in collaboration with:

  • Canberra Health Services
  • Calvary Health Care ACT
  • Australian National University
  • the University of Canberra
  • UNSW Canberra
  • Australian Catholic University
  • Health Care Consumers Association

The meeting is a cornerstone event in supporting the ACT’s health system to become a learning health system by investing in its people and showcasing the infrastructure and platforms which facilitate high-value research, directly delivering on objectives within Better Together: A strategic plan for research in the ACT health system 2022-2030.

CHARM topics and presentations

Principal topics covered in the meeting span the National Health and Medical Research Committee’s four pillars of health research:

  • biomedical
  • clinical
  • public health
  • health services research

Topics can also include, but are not limited to: nursing, midwifery, allied health and population health research, data analytics and policy research, pre-clinical and clinical research, quality assessments and evaluations.

Held over 3.5 days the event features presentations from invited international and national speakers; oral and poster presentations from health researchers in our region; a 3 Minute Thesis competition; and a series of workshops.

The research in focus day focusses on the ACT Government’s key priority areas.


Key dates

5 April – Abstract submissions open

8 May – Abstract submissions close

18-21 July – CHARM sessions and workshops

19 July – Poster viewing event

21 July – Awards event

Page last updated on: 5 Apr 2023