IRNet National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase


UPDATE: Due to the spread of COVID-19 infections currently affecting several states and territories, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event. The new dates are Thursday 2 and Friday 3 December.

Where possible, we will retain and build on the conference program that has already been developed and are looking forward to seeing everyone together in Sydney in November.

If you have already registered, you will be contacted in late August to reconfirm your attendance on the new dates.

On Thursday 2 and Wednesday 3 December, IRNet, proudly supported by the University of Sydney and Sydney Health Partners, will host the second annual IRNet National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase.

We will hear from some of the country’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health experts on topics including the intersection between COVID-19 vaccinations and trust, telehealth and clinical trials in Indigenous communities, and the strengths of consumer and community involvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and medical research.

The Showcase will also bring together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers across all career stages to present their research, reflect and discuss some of today’s most critical health challenges and solutions during abstract presentation sessions.

Day 1 concludes with a networking function that will provide attendees with an opportunity to come together, relax and re-connect.

Key Information

Date: 23-24 November
Location: Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney or online via stream
Cost: FREE
Register: Stand by as we update the registration form.

Download draft program (pdf)

For more information, please email:

Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions have now closed.

If you have submitted your abstract, you should receive confirmation by the end of June.

For more information, please contact

The black cockatoo feather

The Black Cockatoo feather symbolises connectedness, abundance and the rejuvenation of energy and spirit A familiar and well-loved bird, the Black Cockatoo is found across Australia often hailing the onset of rain.

Illustrated by Wiradjuri man, Paul Gilsenan.

Check out photos from last year's event: