IRNet National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase


On Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 of July, 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

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Dawn Casey PSM, Deputy CEO, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (Canberra)
  • Professor Gail Garvey, Menzies School of Health Research (Brisbane)
  • Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Strategy and Services (Sydney)
  • Professor Alex Brown, Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (Adelaide)
  • And many more still to come!

Tickets are free for both online and in-person registration.

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

The Showcase concludes with a lunch on Day 2, followed by a guided tour of the Gululu dhuwala djalkiri Exhibition at the Ian Potter Gallery, Chau Chak Wing Museum.

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Key Information

Date: 27-28 July
Location: Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney or online via stream
Cost: FREE
Register now!

Abstract submissions have now closed.

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: