SALHN Research Week

Research Week Key Dates:

  • 1 July 2022 - Open Call for Abstracts
  • 8 July 2022 - WHOVA registration open
  • 5 August 2022: Abstract submission deadline
  • 22 August 2022: Acceptance notification
  • 12 September 2022: Deadline for final oral and poster presentations

SALHN Research Week is an opportunity to showcase SALHN’s excellence in enquiry and research. The objectives of Research Week are to:

  1. Increase awareness of research and enquiry activity across SALHN.
  2. Provide an opportunity to recognise research excellence.
  3. Promote collaboration with existing and emerging partners.
  4. Increase staff and consumer engagement with research and enquiry across SALHN.

SALHN Four Fields of Enquiry

The theme for Research Week 2022 will be based on the SALHN Four Fields of Enquiry,  with a day being dedicated to each of the Four Fields: Discovery Science, Clinical Trials, Health Services Research and Continuous Improvement / Implementation Science.

The Four Fields of Enquiry aims to drive a culture of questioning and capability in research and continuous improvement at SALHN through an enquiry framework.

For more information on the SALHN Four Fields of Enquiry please see the following video

2022 Research Week Program

An exciting program has been developed for this year’s SAHLN Research Week, 26 to 30 September 2022. For more information please see the SALHN Research Week Program.

2022 Research Week Registration

SALHN Research week will use an online platform (app) called Whova. You can download the Whova Mobile App or access it from the Web Platform on Desktop.

You can register to attend virtually or in person on the SALHN Research Week registration site.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract for oral presentation and poster discussion at SALHN Research Week.

Presentations are sought for each of the following themes:

Tuesday 27 September          Health Services Research
Wednesday 28 September    Continuous Improvement / Implementation Science
Thursday 29 September        Discovery Science
Friday 30 September             Clinical Trials

Presentation Types

There will be six free oral presentation and three poster discussion places available for each enquiry theme. Prizes will be awarded to the best presentations from early to mid-career researchers and staff.

The closing date for Abstract submissions is Friday 5 August. You can submit for both a paper and poster presentation. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Monday 22 August 2022.

Submitting your Abstract

Submitting author must be a SAHLN employee. Multi-disciplinary and cross-institutional co-authors are welcomed.

To submit an abstract please visit SALHN Research Week Call for Abstracts (you will need your SA Health login details to access the form). For more information, please download the Call For Abstracts Guidelines (PDF 197KB) or contact

2021 Research Week Presentation winners

Congratulations to the paper and poster presentation winners!

Discovery Science

  • Nigel Kelley, Corporate Services (Biomedical Engineering), SALHN
    Poster Presentation: “Development of a portable sub-sensory electrical noise stimulation device to enhance somatosensation via stochastic resonance”
  • Dr Minh-Son To, Division of Surgery and Perioperative Medicine, SALHN
    Paper Presentation: “Opportunistic detection of osteoporosis on chest radiographs with deep learning”

Clinical Trials

  • Kathryn Tiver, Division of Medicine, Cardiac and Critical Care, SALHN
    Poster Presentation: Accuracy of highly limited echocardiographic screening images for determining a structurally normal health; The Quick-Six Study”
  • Dr Tamina Levy, Division of Rehabilitation, Aged Care and Palliative Care
    Paper Presentation: “Effect of additional rehabilitation after Botulinum Toxin-A on upper limb activity in chronic stroke: the intense trial”

Health Services Research

  • Dr Sumudu Narayana, Division of Surgery and Perioperative Medicine, SALHN / Aboriginal Health Council
    Poster Presentation: “Quality measures for Hepatitis B in a remote Australian Aboriginal community”
  • Dr Damien Kearney, Division of Surgery and Perioperative Medicine and Division of Medicine, Cardiac and Critical Care
    Paper Presentation: “Text messaged online survey for tracking of opioid consumption post-discharge after surgery – a cost and time efficient method”

Continuous Improvement / Implementation Science

  • Elizabeth Kapur and Amy Brown, Division of Rehabilitation, Aged Care and Palliative Care, SALHN
    Poster Presentation: “Development of a web-based patient centred Gastronomy Feeding Application for patients with Motor Neurone Disease”
  • Heather Block, Allied Health, SALHN
    Paper Presentation: Implementing a behaviour management approach in the hospital setting for individuals with challenging behaviours during acute traumatic brain injury”

Contact details

For more information, contact the Office for Research.

Ph: (08) 8204 6061