SiREN Symposium – 7 April 2014

‘Building the foundations for innovation’

The Sexual Health and Blood-Borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network (SiREN) is proud to host a symposium 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 will take place at the Technology Park Bentley Conference and Function Centre in Perth.

Our exciting symposium program aims 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 will hear 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 will present examples of partnerships and community engagement, research and evaluation, and innovative practices in the sexual health and blood-borne virus sector.

Panel discussions will provide an opportunity for audience participation on topical issues.

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

A number of satellite workshops will follow the symposium to provide further opportunities for skills building and networking. You are able to express your interest in attending these events when you register for the Symposium. Please note that some events carry a cost however you will be contacted regarding payment if the event reaches sufficient numbers.

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