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Call for abstracts

Clinicians, researchers, industry partners, people with disability and lived rehabilitation experiences, are invited to submit an abstract to be considered for The Hopkins Centre symposium, Bold ideas, better solutions 2018.

’Enhancing the rehabilitation experience’ is the focus of the 2018 symposium to be held on Thursday 15 November at the Translational Research Institution Australia, Princess Alexandra Hospital. This is 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.

Bold ideas, better solutions 2018 will present an interdisciplinary program of oral and poster presentations, highlighting the valuable contributions of collaborative research towards enhancing the experience of rehabilitation through a number of subthemes:

  • Evaluating and translating therapeutic practices and interventions
  • Developing and supporting front-line capacity
  • Optimising service systems and transitions
  • Enhancing service user experiences and engagement
  • Promoting positive environments


A judges’ choice and people’s choice award will be awarded to the best oral presentations and will be announced during closing remarks at Bold ideas, better solutions 2018.

The annual Hopkins Centre Translational Research Award will also be announced during event closing remarks and acknowledges the value of collaboration and productive interdisciplinary research links between practice, academia and industry, and the importance of research having translational potential. This Award recognises research and evaluation projects that demonstrate translational impact or have potential to translate into better practices, health service delivery, and ultimately, contribute to improving the wellbeing of people with complex health needs or lifelong disabling conditions.

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Key dates

  • 4 June 2018 – abstract submission open
  • 16 July 2018 – abstract submission extension
  • 30 July 2018 – abstract submission close
  • 23 August 2018 – authors notified
  • 15 November 2018 – Bold ideas better solutions 2018 symposium
Last updated 17 July 2018
Last reviewed 23 May 2017