Bold Ideas Better Solutions 2023

The Hopkins Centre's 7th annual Bold Ideas Better Solutions symposium (BIBS23) was held on Thursday 30 November, 2023.

The participation of nearly 200 esteemed presenters, collaborators, lived-experience experts and engaged delegates contributed to a very successful hybrid symposium! The diverse community of clinicians, researchers, service users, consumers, and industry partners collectively enriched discussions and presentations centring around the theme of 'Personalised Rehabilitation and Supports.'

The day-long symposium focused on fostering collaborative research, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovative solutions for the disability and rehabilitation sector. Presentations on a wide range of topics highlighted the value of collaborative efforts to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals with long-term and complex rehabilitation needs, as well as their support networks.

We heard a stimulating keynote address from Associate Professor Grahame Simpson, viewed Poster Displays showcasing research endeavours from across the Centre, enjoyed a lively panel discussion on the topic of Care and Support Transitions, and heard from over 20 speakers on an array of interdisciplinary research. Among other aspects of the day's proceedings, the symposium exemplified our commitment to showcasing, connecting, and sharing new ideas that will shape the future of the disability and rehabilitation sector. The Meet & Mingle Networking Event that followed the symposium provided a delightful opportunity to celebrate the year's successes and foster connections among Hopkins Centre members, supporters, Ambassadors, and collaborators. 

 For those that missed out on attending or tuning in online, copies of event proceedings, presentations, recordings and research posters are now available on the Symposium Resources page. 


Please click below to view and download the Symposium Program.

Front cover of the 2023 Bold Ideas Better Solutions Symposium


To view this year's speakers, please click here. 


Research Awards 

 A photo image of Kelsey Chapman shaking hands with Professor Tim Geraghty, in front of a Metro South Health banner and a green Bold Ideas Better Solutions Banner

Turquoise tile Click here to view all the 2023 Award recipients from this year's Research Awards. 


Poster Displays

Snippets from a number of the posters displayed at BIBS23

turquoise tile Electronic versions of posters displayed during #BIBS23 can be found at the Symposium Resources page of the website.