SiREN Symposium, 7 April 2014

‘Building the foundations for innovation’

SiREN hosted a symposium on April 7, 2014 bringing together practitioners, researchers and policy makers with an interest in evidence-based practice in preventing and reducing the impacts of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs). The Symposium took place at Technology Park Bentley Conference and Function Centre in Perth.

The 2014 symposium program aimed to:

  • Showcase evidence-based research and evaluation projects
  • Share experiences of researchers and practitioners working collaboratively
  • Promote collaboration and facilitate new linkages and partnerships within the sector in WA and nationally
  • Provide examples of innovative practice and
  • Encourage creative thinking to develop inventive solutions to complex issues, both existing issues and emerging issues.

Delegates heard from a range of inspiring and eminent speakers on examples of innovation and the importance of effective planning, research and evaluation to build evidence to support innovative practice.

Concurrent sessions presented examples of partnerships and community engagement, research and evaluation, and innovative practices in the sexual health and blood-borne virus sector.

Panel discussions provided an opportunity for audience participation on topical issues.

A creative workshop encouraged participants to challenge their minds to think outside the box and break down the barriers that create silos.

A number of satellite workshops followed the symposium to provide further opportunities for skills building and networking.

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