A series of Pre-Conference Workshops will be held on Tuesday 5 December  at the Crawford Building, Australian National University.  Workshops bookings are open to SMHR 2017 registered conference delegates, bookings can be made during the online registration process

The Crawford Building at the Australian National University located Acton, ACT, approximately 10-15 minutes’ walk from the city.

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Workshop 1: Australian Rotary HEalth: Media and presentation training workshop for early career researchers

Date: Tuesday 5 December 2017
Time:  9:30am – 3:30pm
Max Participants: 10
Minimum Participants: No minimum
Venue/Room: Crawford School, The Australian National University / Lennox Room
Cost: Nil (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided)

Presenters: Professor Rob Morrison OAM, Flinders University of South Australia
Professor Michael Sawyer OAM, University of Adelaide, South Australia

Australian Rotary Health will again hold a Media and Presentation Training Workshop. The first session, Media Training, will be run by scientist and long-time broadcaster, Professor Rob Morrison.  It covers some of the essentials that researchers, especially those at the start of their careers, should be aware of when interacting with the media; an increasingly important aspect of every scientist’s work. The second session, Presentation Training, will be conducted by Professor Michael Sawyer of the University of Adelaide and will primarily focus on approaches to presenting research to community groups (e.g., Rotary Clubs). However, the principles covered will apply equally well to presentations prepared for general scientific audiences. Both sessions will concentrate on translating theory into practice, with lots of active participation. 


Workshop 3:  Partners in Research: Collaborating with people with lived experience for high quality mental health research

Date: Tuesday 5 December 2017
Time: 9am-12pm
Max Participants: 20
Minimum Participants: 8
Venue/Room: Crawford School, The Australian National University / Griffin Room
Cost: SMHR Delegate $100pp, Student $60pp (morning tea will be provided)

Presenters: Dr Michelle Banfield1, Dr Amelia Gulliver1, Ms Alyssa Morse1

1ACACIA: The ACT Consumer and Carer Mental Health Research, Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University

ACACIA was established in 2013 at the Australian National University. Staffed by academic consumer researchers, the initiative is intended to combine the expertise of qualified researchers with those who are experts by virtue of their lived experience. This will ensure that the research is both of high scientific quality and meaningful for consumers and carers. A key priority for ACACIA is training and capacity-building for collaborative research. The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with an understanding of good research design and methods that actively involve consumers, carers, service providers and other stakeholders in the process.

This workshop will guide participants on the design and conduct of a research project in mental health services, focused on methods for collaborative research with consumers and carers. Participants are encouraged to think about research they would like to conduct or in which they would like to be involved and come prepared for discussion.


Workshop 4: Knowledge translation for mental health researchers

Date: Tuesday 5 December 2017
Time: 1pm-4pm
Max Participants: 20
Minimum Participants: 8
Venue/Room: Crawford School, The Australian National University / Griffin Room
Cost: SMHR Delegate $100pp, Student $60pp (morning tea will be provided)

Presenter: Professor Katherine Boydell, Black Dog Institute.

Prof Katherine Boydell is Professor of Mental Health at the Black Dog Institute. She also holds a number of Adjunct positions at leading Canadian institutions: Adjunct Senior Scientist, Child and Youth Mental Health Research Unit, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto; Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in Theatre, York University, Toronto.

The workshop will cover the basics of knowledge translation (KT), including the history and definitions of KT, models of KT, developing a KT plan and KT strategies. The workshop will be practically focused, providing attendees with strategies for developing their own KT plans applicable to their research and grant applications.


Workshop 5: Health Economics – integrating health economics in mental health research

Date:  Tuesday 5 December 2017
Time: 1PM-5PM
Max Participants: 20
Minimum Participants: 8
Venue/Room: Crawford School, The Australian National University / Seminar Room 2
Cost: SMHR Delegate $100pp, Student $60pp (afternoon tea will be provided)

Presenter: Associate Professor Cathy-Mihalopoulos, Deakin University

Cathy Mihalopoulos is Associate Professor of Mental Health Economics at Deakin University. She leads Australia’s first research group dedicated to the economics of mental health, which specialises in the use of economic evaluation methods in the mental health care context. She is a member of the Economics Sub-Committee of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and Associate Head of Research in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin. The workshop will cover the basics of health economics and will assist attendees in better understanding health economics and how it can be applied in their research.


DISCOUNTED RATE FOR TWO HALF DAY WORKSHOPS

Please note if you wish to attend Workshops 3 and 4 or 3 and 5 (two half day workshops) you can do so at a discounted rate. 

Cost: SMHR Delegate $180pp, Student $100pp (morning tea/afternoon tea will be provided)


WORKSHOP 2: DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF CLINICAL TRIALS has been cancelled