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Bold ideas, better solutions 2018

On behalf of the organising committee, we invite you to attend the annual research symposium of The Hopkins Centre: Bold ideas, better solutions 2018. The symposium will be held on Thursday 15 November 2018 at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) Auditorium, Princess Alexandra Hospital campus in Brisbane.

Bold ideas, better solutions 2018 will highlight the valuable contributions of collaborative research through ‘enhancing the experience of rehabilitation’ as the theme of the event. This will provide the opportunity to showcase, connect and share new ideas, experiences and enable innovative solutions that enhance the health and wellbeing of people with long-term and complex rehabilitation needs, and their support networks.

The symposium will bring together a diverse array of experts to share their knowledge and experience. The day-long symposium will present a stimulating and interdisciplinary program of oral and poster presentations, internationally renowned keynote speaker, featured invited speakers, and spotlight session during which we will have candid conversation with consumers.

Register now and with your complimentary ticket, join us for an action packed day to:

  • Hear from internationally renowned headline keynote and social policy expert, Dr Karen Fisher
  • Listen to invited speaker Robin Franklin on his 'insider' perspective and journey of recovery from an acquired brain injury
  • Converse in candid conversations featuring Nick Rushworth, Belinda Adams and Tim McCallum
  • Learn from a multitude of invited speakers and industry experts
  • Discover more about research projects and innovative technologies in enhancing the rehabilitation experience
  • Enjoy viewing a photographic exhibition curated by platinum sponsor NIISQ
  • Meet Mr Kevin Cocks AM, Patron of The Hopkins Centre and former Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commissioner

Check out the preliminary symposium program as this event promises to be bigger and better than last year!

The Hopkins Centre is leading the way in interdisciplinary collaborative and responsive research that is user-informed and embedded in practice and service delivery. It provides a vehicle for finding research-based solutions to complex challenges across disability and rehabilitation. Through partnerships and respectful sharing of diverse knowledge, The Hopkins Centre is is generating system wide evidence and promoting the use of existing data to extend the quality, capacity and impact of rehabilitation and disability research.

The symposium will be convened by the founding partners of The Hopkins Centre, Griffith University and the Division of Rehabilitation at Metro South Hospital and Health Service. Our affiliate partners, Queensland Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance Commission, Spinal Life Australia, Synapse and Health Consumers Queensland, will help drive our focus on industry collaboration and service user engagement.

Join us to ignite new ways of thinking, harness new collaborations and inspire excellence.

BIBS 2017

Last updated 12 October 2018
Last reviewed 12 May 2017