BIBS Symposium 2020

The symposium will be held on Wednesday 9 September 2020 at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) Auditorium adjoining the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus.

This year the symposium theme, Health interventions that people want and that work, will feature interdisciplinary research focused on contemporary and emerging therapeutic interventions, rehabilitation practices that promote dignity and respect and the unmet needs in rehabilitation services identified by citizen and clinical researchers. Our goal is to find BOLD ideas and BETTER solutions to the complex challenges that people with a lifelong disability face in managing and sustaining wellbeing and active participation in our community. 

Bold ideas better solutions 2020 symposium promises to bring together more than 300 service users, citizens of all abilities, rehabilitation practitioners, academic researchers and industry stakeholders to exchange ideas and share the latest knowledge and information about health interventions that work and that people want. The day-long symposium will present a stimulating and interdisciplinary program of international keynote speakers, featured invited speakers, poster presentations, panel session and networking. With a focus on embedded citizen research and learning from people with lived experiences, you will hear from a series of people with disability presenting on their lived experience in health interventions and research for disability and rehabilitation.

The symposium is convened by the founding partners of The Hopkins Centre—Griffith University and the Division of Rehabilitation at Metro South Hospital and Health Service. Together with our affiliate partners, Queensland Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance Commission, Spinal Life Australia, Synapse, Health Consumers Queensland, RACQ and Gold Coast University Hospital, the Centre has built a strong platform of industry collaboration and service user engagement. The Hopkins Centre is leading the way in interdisciplinary and responsive research that is user-informed and embedded in practice and service delivery. It provides a vehicle for finding research based solutions to complex challenges in disability and rehabilitation. Through partnerships and respectful sharing of diverse knowledge, The Hopkins Centre is generating system wide evidence and promoting the use of existing data to extend the quality, capacity and impact of rehabilitation and disability research.

Clinicians, researchers, industry partners, people with disability and lived rehabilitation experiences, are invited to register to attend the symposium. Registeration will open in May 2020.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to be involved and support in the symposium, as well as feature in the interactive expo or a presetnation session. Please refer to the sponsorship prospectus and contact us if you are interested to be involved.

To view previous successful BIBS symposiums and see what the event is all about, click here for BIBS19, BIBS18 and BIBS17.

Stay tuned for more symposium annoucements via Twitter and Wrap up e-newsletter.