Connections at the 2023 Preventive Health Conference



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We will be celebrating our decade of prevention and sharing our insights over this time.

One of the opening plenaries will include Co-Director Professor Lucie Rychetnik on lessons from the last 10 years of the Prevention Centre and helping to set the scene for current case for prevention research in Australia.

The conference will feature more than 40 presentations from researchers, practitioners and policy decision makers involved with the Prevention Centre through research, collaboration or as a member of one of our funding partners.

They will be sharing updates on chronic disease prevention research covering areas from smoking, vaping and alcohol to obesity and nutrition, food security and preconception health. Presenters will also focus on co-design, implementation science and citizen science. A guide to presentations from our networks is included here.

A highlight of the conference will no doubt be an advocacy workshop on the first morning hosted by Deakin University’s Professor Anna Peeters and other members of the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI) on how to increase investment in public health research. The release of the latest data on outcomes of EMCR applications to the MRFF paints a bleak picture, and confirms that funding for public health research in Australia is disproportionately low relative to other fields.

The workshop on ‘Improving investment in public health research: Identifying pathways to action’ will also feature Professor Helene Teede AO and Professor Katina D’Onise and aims to identify possible solutions and prioritise advocacy steps for increasing future funding.

Follow us on Twitter for highlights from #Prevention2023 @TAPPCentre and if you are there in person please visit our trade stand and say hello.