2024 Symposium: Bringing it home...Embracing collective wisdom to grow our future

Symposium Co-Chairs: Prof Sallie Pearson and Dr Jack Janetzki

Previously we have 'bridged the gap between evidence and use' and 'mobilised data to accelerate evidence- generation'; we have learned from colleagues across the globe, and from consumers and policy makers.

As MI-CRE enters its fourth year, it's time to Bring it home...

This year's Annual Symposium will feature an exciting program of presentations and panel discussions from MI-CRE researchers, including two special themed sessions showcasing consumer involvement and research impact.

As always, there will be plenty of opportunity to network with friends and colleagues from across the MI-CRE nodes and our external stakeholders.

In keeping with this year's theme, we have two wonderful Keynote Speakers who are 'bringing it home':

  • Prof Andrew Wilson, Chair of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (2015-2024) and MI-CRE Chief Investigator, who will be reflecting on 9 years as Chair of the PBAC and the role of pharmacoepidemiology in PBAC decision-making.
  • Dr Andrea Schaffer, Epidemiologist, University of Oxford and UNSW alumna, who will be bringing home some of her insights about working in pharmacoepidemiology in Australia and abroad.

Wednesday 14 August


Arrive and register


Opening and welcome: Symposium Co-Chairs


Keynote speaker: Prof Andrew Wilson

10:20-10:45 Abstract session 1


Morning tea


Abstract session 2 




MI-CRE Project Incubator 


Afternoon tea


Keynote speaker: Dr Andrea Schaffer


Awards and closing remarks


Canapes and networking drinks at The Lounge

Thursday 15 August

8:45-9:00 Arrive and register 
9:00-11:00 Science Communication Workshop - David Crisante
11:00-11:30 Morning tea
11:30-12:45 Portfolio meetings 
12:45-2:00 Lunch and 'Minute with a Mentor'
2:00-2:30 Portfolio meetings continued 
2:30-3:15 Project and Portfolio updates 
3:15-4:15 Team activity 
4:15-4:30 Closing remarks and wrap-up