Clinical Connections Series

Partnerships for Impact

THRI is facilitating a number of workshops over the next few months, bringing together various clinical units within and across our local health partners to identify areas of common interest and future partnerships.

Researchers from across Western are invited to participate in any or all workshops. This is an opportunity to create clinical connections for research projects, hear about the priorities and challenges experienced in front line health care, and share research findings. Opportunities for innovation with disciplines outside of health and medicine will also be explored.

Please look through the current program for topics and areas of focus. Even if the topic doesn’t exactly match your research area, please feel free to attend as these events often bring out links which have not previously been understood or recognised.

We are seeking expressions of interest to present your research at these workshops. Generally, this would involve a 5 to 10 minute presentation to discuss your research and relate it to the workshop topic. These presentations can be topic specific or can introduce a research discipline which is relevant to the discussion.

If you are interested in finding out more information on any of these workshops or you are interested in presenting, please contact THRI at

Confirmation of dates, location and programs will be advised closer to the event.

Blacktown Hospital (opens in a new window)

Tuesday 24 April 2:30pm to 5:30pm @ Blacktown Clinical School

Blacktown Hospital is home to one of Western’s Clinical Schools and is seeking to grow its research capabilities, including in the area of metabolic surgery to support its new Metabolic & Weight Loss Clinic. This workshop will be attended by clinicians from the Clinic and hospital researchers from related fields.

Blacktown Hospital is also interested to learn more about research opportunities and new connections with Western Sydney University.

Health Services Research for Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Prevention (opens in a new window)

Monday 19 March 12pm to 2pm @ Campbelltown Campus

Drug Health Services operates across South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), providing a range of treatments and interventions at hospitals and community health centres to support individuals, their families and carers who have problems associated with alcohol and other drug use. Workshop participants will include staff from DHS, the South Western Sydney Primary Health Network and Western academics.

Cardiovascular Research Institute Brainstorming Session (opens in a new window)

Friday 23 March 12pm to 4pm @ Liverpool Hospital

THRI and MARCS will run a brainstorming session involving clinicians from the Cardiology, Cardiothoracic, Vascular Surgery, Research Nursing Staff, Centre for Applied Nursing (CANR) and other researchers from Western Sydney University to share ideas, thoughts and discuss new initiatives for the Institute.

Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease (opens in a new window)

Thursday 29th March from 2pm to 4pm @ Liverpool Hospital

THRI and MARCS will run a workshop with doctors, nurses and allied health professionals from the stroke and cerebrovascular disease units at Liverpool Hospital to discuss programs to build research capability within the Units, learn more about research opportunities and build new connections with Western Sydney University.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Research Capacity Building Workshop (opens in a new window)

Friday 13 April 1pm to 5pm @ Nepean Hospital

A half-day program designed to encourage clinicians to engage in research. The program will incorporate a range of themes, with a focus on Obesity, Aboriginal Health and Drug and Alcohol disciplines, and will be attended by doctors, nurses and allied health professionals from the LHD and staff from the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network.