Emerging Leaders Symposium 2023

Event Details


Event Series CERI

Location Online

Into the next generation: supporting future ways of working together in prevention, presented by the Prevention Centre and associated Centres of Research Excellence, through the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI).

As Australia moves towards a referendum on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament, an Australian Centre for Disease Control takes shape and the National Preventive Health Strategy rolls out, how can prevention researchers, policy makers and practitioners align our work more closely to make a positive impact?

The Emerging Leaders Symposium is two days of facilitated networking and interactive online sessions that consider the future of prevention. Where do we need to go, how can we develop and sustain our partnerships, and what new and emerging challenges will we face in the future?

Plenary speakers

  • Mr Thomas Mayo, a Torres Strait Islander man who lives on Larrakia Country in Darwin, speaking on what you need to know about the ‘Yes’ Campaign
  • Professor Andrew Wilson AO, Co-Director of the Prevention Centre, speaking on current issues in prevention, including how research, policy and practice can work together more effectively to meet upcoming challenges
  • Dr Jan Shanthosh, a public health law researcher, speaking on the transformative potential of human rights for achieving equity in prevention 

Expert-led workshops

The Symposium includes three unmissable workshops:

  1. The value of prevention: This session will provide an introduction to the health economics concepts used in building the case for prevention, and explain how economic evidence can be used and framed to help strengthen the case for prevention, drawing on practical examples.
  2. Co-design with clinicians and consumers: Co-creation and co-design between community members, researchers and policy makers is useful for finding solutions to complex health problems that are accessible, useful and meaningful. Participants will find out how to increase the participation and involvement of end-users to strengthen innovation, implementation and overall success of population health initiatives.
  3. Working with public health policy, law and regulation: This session provides an introduction to public health law and regulation. By working through the policy cycle, with examples from the  preventive health field, participants will explore different strategies they may use in their own practice to influence the policy cycle.

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