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November 27, 2018: Australian NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

The Australian government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)  is holding its  seventh annual  Symposium on Research Translation. The theme is 'Ensuring Value in Research.' Issues covered include appropriate research governance, replicability of research, and the future of peer-reviewed publication.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website - NHMRC

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November 5-6, 2018: Norway to host GFF replenishment conference

Norway, Burkina Faso, the World Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will host the Global Financing Facility (GFF)'s replenishment conference November 5-6, 2018. This is the first replenishment conference for GFF since it was started in 2015. Today Norway is one of the seven largest contributors to GFF, with NOK600 million (US$ 71.4 million) per year. 

Location: Oslo, Norway

Announcement - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Norwegian)

December 12, 2018: Annual Norad conference addresses civil society's role in global development

Civil society represents a diverse set of knowledge and services, including providing services and political activism. While 20% of Norway's development assistance is channeled through civil society, globally its role is threatened, argues Norad, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, which is centering its annual conference around meeting these new challenges. 

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website - Norad

December 14, 2018: Innovative Medicines Initiative 10-year anniversary event

Luxinnovation and partners plan to host an international conference and networking event celebrating 10 years of medical breakthrough funding by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). The IMI partners the European Union and the European pharmaceutical industry to fund health-related research, infrastructure, and innovation. The conference will address neurodegeneration, oncology, biomarkers, and diagnostics; analyze how long-term use of data can be made secure, sustainable, and of best benefit to patients; and discuss future IMI priorities with collaboration partners for forthcoming projects. The event will bring together healthcare professionals from academia, industry, research infrastructures, patient organizations, and EU funding experts. Registration opens in early autumn, when the detailed event program will also be available.

Location: Luxembourg

Event website – IMI

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June 18, 2019: Australian government to organize Global Health Security Conference in Sydney

An inaugural Global Health Security Conference will be held in Sydney next year. Conference partners include the Australian government’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, the New South Wales government, and the University of Sydney. The three-day conference will provide a venue for researchers, government officials, and international organizations to advance the health-security agenda. It aims to establish a health-security community of practice. It will also provide an opportunity for students to showcase their research.

Sectors involved include veterinary science, agriculture, medicine, and public health.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website - Global Health Security Conference

June 18, 2018: Global health security conference 2019

The University of Sydney and the Australian government’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security are sponsoring a global health security conference in June 2019. The program will focus on health emergencies, emerging threats, and challenges in governance and financing for global health security. Themes will include new technologies and partnerships for global health security. The conference aims to include government officials,  international organizations, civil society, and private industry.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website - ghs2019

June 18-20, 2019: First international conference on global health security to be held in Sydney

The Australian government and Sydney University host a global health security congress to allow international organizations, officials, researchers, students, and others to share news of the latest developments in health security. The main conference themes are health emergencies, emerging threats and challenges, partnerships for global health security, governance and financing, and new technologies and approaches.

The meeting will also consider creating a professional association for global health security.

Location: Sydney, Australia 

Conference website - GHS 2019

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