Research Symposia

The Sansom Institute for Health Research Symposium Series brings together Sansom research concentrations with leading international and national researchers. The symposia are designed to promote cutting-edge research and explore collaborative opportunities. The Symposium Series, is also designed to establish and strengthen research relationships and create avenues for an exchange of knowledge on important health questions.


May 2016

A Pharmaceutical Seminar for Industry, Academics and Students

Dr Michael Hageman, Executive Director of Discovery Pharmaceutics, Matrix Lead for Biologics Biophys Characterization at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton NJ, is pleased to present 2 lectures:

'Overview of the Early Drug Discovery Process' - A broad overview of the early preclinical/clinical phases of the drug discovery process for both small molecules and biologics. Including the role of pharmacists and health care workers in the overall drug discovery process and challenges that exist in developing and commercializing a successful drug

'Application of Supersaturation and Solid Dispersion Technology to Enhance Oral Absorption' - A focus on the value of supersaturation in drug delivery and the formulation strategies that might be employed to enhance oral bioavailability

Futher details are attached here



December 2015


Dr Vimal Karani - Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition, University of Reading, UK
From Nutrigenetics to Personalized Nutrition

SAHMRI Auditorium
14 December
1pm to 2pm

October 2015

Dr Julie Bruneau - Professor, Family Medicine and Emergency Department
Université de Montréal Head, Department of General Medicine, CHUM
Drug use patters and Hepatitis C infection: the case of prescription opiod injection

SAHMRI Auditorium
16 October
1pm to 2pm

Dr Zumin Shi - University of Adelaide, School of Medicine
Nutritional determinants of anemia among adults in Eastern China

SAHMRI Auditorium
12 October
1pm to 2pm  

August 2015

Professor Peter Clifton – University of South Australia
Diet and risk of type 2 diabetes 

SAHMRI Auditorium
31 August 2015
1pm to 2pm

Dr Margarita Tsiros – University of South Australia
Obesity related disability in childhood: How should we intervene?

SAHMRI Auditorium
17 August 2015
1pm to 2pm

Dr Andrea Fielder – University of South Australia
An Improved Model of Care for Substance Using Pregnant and Parenting Women

SAHMRI Auditorium
3 August 2015
1pm to 2pm

July 2015

Dr Scott Hanson-Easey – University of Adelaide
Entering the conversation: A dialogic approach to public health and science communication

SAHMRI Auditorium
20 July 2015
1pm to 2pm

Health Care: Engaging with Families and Communities
Mothers, Babies and Families Health Research Symposium

C4-16 & C4-17, Level 4 Centenary Building, City East Campus
22 July 2015
9am - 4pm

An exchange workshop on antibiotic resistance

P3-20, Level 3 Playford Building
6 & 7 July 2015
City East Campus, Adelaide, South Australia 

June 2015 

Dr Nicole Pratt – University of South Australia
Using electronic health claims data to monitor the safety of medicines and medical devices

SAHMRI Auditorium
22 June 2015
1pm to 2pm

South Australian Men’s Health Research Symposium
Its purpose it to showcase the important men’s health research being undertaken across the state and to connect researchers with key stakeholders in men’s health.

SAHMRI Auditorium
18 June 2015
9am to 4.30pm

The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Medical Research Week

28 May - 5 June 2015
Adelaide, South Australia
Program - Adelaide 

March 2015

Dr Michelle Blanchard – University of Melbourne
Developing an R&D Pipeline for New Solutions to Improve Young People's Mental Health: Project Synergy

SAHMRI Auditorium
2 March 2015
1.00pm to 2.00pm 

February 2015

Professor Robert Scragg – School of Population Health, the University of Auckland
Overview of the Vitamin D Assessment (VIDA) Study

SAHMRI Auditorium
16 February 2015
1:00pm to 2.00pm

Lecture sponsored by the School of Population Health, University of South Australia

'If we want more Evidence-Based Practice, We need more Practice-Based Evidence'
presented by Professor Lawrence W Green, University of California, San Francisco.

SAHMRI Auditorium
6 February 2015
1:00pm to 2.00pm 

December 2014

Royal Australian Chemical Institute Congress

Adelaide Convention Centre
7-12 December 2014
Adelaide, South Australia

Researcher Conversation Series event for 2014 - Linking Data Across Australia

SAHMRI Auditorium
4 December 2014
3:00pm to 4:20pm

November 2014

SA NT DataLink Community Conversation

Pavilion (South Terrace and King William Street)
27 November 2014
10:00am to 1:30pm

Australian Health and Medical Research Congress

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Nov 16-19 2014
Melbourne, Victoria

June 2014

The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Medical Research Week

June 1-7 2014
Adelaide, South Australia




March 2014


Pain Adelaide 2014

National Wine Centre
31 March 2014
Adelaide, South Australia

Eighth Clare Bone Meeting

Clare Convention Centre
28-31 March 2014
Clare Valley, South Australia 

February 2014

ANS Sensorimotor Satellite Meeting

UniSA, H2-02, Basil Hetzel Building
1 February 2014
City East Campus, Adelaide, South Australia

January 2014

Australasian Neuroscience Society 34th Annual Meeting

Adelaide Convention Centre
28-31 January 2014
Adelaide, South Australia

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