Monday 23 – Friday 27 October

SVSHIP Research Week 2023

Come to 1 event, or 3, or 4 – or more! Our program provides a smorgasbord of exciting opportunities to connect, learn, and celebrate the fascinating depth and breadth of research happening across our Precinct. Check out the events page to decide how you’re going to get the most out of Research Week 2023!

The St Vincent’s Sydney Health Innovation Precinct (SVSHIP) Research Week 2023 is building on over 30 years of history. We will be showcasing the breadth and depth of the exciting research that’s happening across SVSHIP. 

With the Precinct’s cornerstone partners of St Vincent’s Sydney, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, and Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, along with university partners including UNSW Sydney, Notre Dame and ACU, and other collaborators like the Nursing Research Institute and the Kirby Institute, we’re in for a treat!  

Come along and hear about the latest breakthroughs in everything from cutting edge molecular science to patient care, as well as having many opportunities to take part in workshops and an array of skills development activities, to meet more of your peers, and even form new collaborations. As well as enjoying lots of delicious catering and plenty of opportunities to win prizes.

How can I take part?

We are changing things up a little this year – but making sure there are still lots of opportunities for researchers to showcase their work. We are moving to in-person only for most events to help foster an environment for more interactions. 

See our Events Schedule for full details.  

Present your research

We’ll have a number of prizes for posters, presentations and Fast Forwards.

Come along to the various sessions and hear from your Precinct colleagues about their research. We’ll have posters, oral presentations, Fast Forwards and a Research Rumble.

Proliferate your skills

We are also running a number of skills development and broader sessions around research ethics, data security in research, science communication and more

  • Fast Forward competition
  • Inclusion, diversity & e-consent in research  
  • Science communications workshop (limited numbers)  
  • Introduction to research ethics and governance
  • Cyber security in research
  • AI in health and research
  • Health economics
  • Research impact
  • Research Rumble competition
  • SVSHIP Showcase – Power through Partnerships – data, health, research  

Partake and socialise! 

Finally – come along to as many of the events as you can! There will be opportunities to meet your peers, learn more about the amazing research going on across SVSHIP’s fantastic partners, engage in new scientific and clinical conversations, develop skills and deepen your understanding of some broader topics around research – as well as enjoy opportunities to socialise, the odd free lunch, and even win lucky door prizes! 

Social events 

  • Closing ceremony – will include the awards of prizes and drinks – 4 pm, Fri 27th, Lowy Packer building seminar room 

See the Events Schedule for full details. 


Back by popular demand, our Fast Forward presentations will once again inspire and provide a snapshot of some of the fantastic research happening across the Precinct. 

This event is fast and furious with presentations limited to 3 minutes and 1 minute for questions. This will take place Mon 23rd 12-1 pm, Public Hospital (Xavier building) Mezzanine, Level 4.

The session will be moderated, and a “Chair’s Choice Award” given to the best presentation on the day.  

More details available here


Wednesday 25th October – Garvan Auditorium

In these sessions you will hear from our Precinct’s own researchers. And they are for anyone who works or studies on the SVSHIP Precinct – from researchers to clinicians, to allied health and professional staff. From PhD students to professors. Abstracts from all disciplines have been submitted and reviewed – and we’re in for a treat!

Make sure you look at the research posters from your colleagues, while enjoying the coffee and pastries to kick off the day, as well as morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. There will be a fabulous trade display from our generous sponsors, and even lucky door prizes for each session!

Pop in and out as you can – we’ve organised a smorgasbord of pick-and-mix presentations throughout Research Week that will be fantastic.

Judge’s Prizes will be awarded for the best student and EMCR talks and posters.

More details available here