Alfred Health Week 2021

This year’s Alfred Health Week will take place from 18-22 October.

Alfred Health Week is an annual event that showcases all the research that happens on the Alfred Research Alliance here in Melbourne. It celebrates the researchers and clinicians making a real impact to healthcare locally, nationally and internationally through their innovative research.

As COVID-19 restrictions continue in Melbourne, we’ll be celebrating this year’s event virtually – including our very first online keynote address on Tuesday 19 October.

Join us on Twitter at @Alfred_Research, or read on to find out more about what’s happening on our precinct.

Nadia Khan

'Meet the Researcher' Video Showcase

Get to know some of the researchers from the Alfred Research Alliance, working hard to solve some of the biggest health challenges of our time.

Click through to hear 20 Alliance researchers talk about what they’re working on and how their research will benefit the health of all Australians.

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Raf Epstein

Keynote Address and Prize Presentations

The Research Day Keynote Address will be held online on Tuesday 19 October at 11am.

This year’s speaker is Raf Epstein, one of Australia’s top journalists and host of ABC Drive, with “Communicating complex ideas: the role of the media in a public health crisis”.

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Alfred Research Alliance Prizes

Each year, the Alfred Research Alliance prizes recognise excellence in research across the precinct.

The winners of the Alfred Research Alliance publication prizes will be announced at the keynote address on Tuesday 19 October – check back after 12pm to see the winners’ presentations. All other prizes will be announced on Thursday 21 October.

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AHW abstract book 2021

Scientific Abstract Competition

This year, more than 100 researchers entered the inaugural Alfred Health Week Scientific Abstract Competition.

Abstracts covered 17 different categories, with a number of prizes on offer. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday 21 October in a special edition of the Alliance eNews.

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Prof Allen Cheng

Alfred Health Week 2020

For the first time in many years, Alfred Health Week was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the precinct was fortunate to host Prof Allen Cheng for the keynote address, who shared his experiences on the front line of the Victorian COVID-19 response.

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