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“Mine the Gap”, will be hosted by the Australian Osteoarthritis Summit and NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence and Program Grants (1091302 and 1079078 respectively). The workshop is scheduled to take place over the 14th and 15th of October online through the Zoom Conference App.

This workshop aims to:

i) explore existing translation gaps between basic and clinical researchers and clinicians, and

ii) identify strategies to overcome these gaps through the recognition of professional similarities and opportunities, while understanding cultural (research and clinical) differences.

Early Career Researcher 2019 Infographic Competition

A competition was held for all ECRs across the CRE sites to develop an infographic to display their research, as it is becoming more common for journals to accept infographics for publication. 


Like previous years we had wonderful infographics submitted, standards high and yet again the submissions are a great inspiration for all of us to translate our work into accessible formats.

We had one winner who received a prize of $800 to go towards research related activities, and 3 x runners up ($300) prizes. 

A huge congratulations to all winners! Keep an eye out for next year's competition! 


Vicky Duong-  A guide to managing knee osteoarthritis

Melanie Plinsiga:  What does the patient think? Being assigned to a 'wait and see' intervention to manage lateral hip pain

Natalie Costa: Can poor sleep and sedentary behaviour trigger a low back pain flare? 

CRE and Program Grant Presentations

These sessions are intended to provide educational opportunities for all researchers from each centre included on the CRE and Program grants.

The schedule for the second half of 2020 has been released. Click here to find out who will be presenting!



2019 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellow

In Feb-March 2019, CHESM at The University of Melbourne hosted one of the CRE Chief Investigators, Professor Nadine Foster as the 2019 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellow. The Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Program enables international scholars to make an extended visit to the University and contribute to the University's academic, intellectual and cultural life.
On Tuesday 5th March, Professor Nadine Foster presented a public lecture as part of the fellowship program titled "Managing the global burden of chronic musculoskeletal pain"

Professor Nadine Foster at the Miegunyah Public Lecture on Tuesday 5th March, 2019.

NHMRC CRE musculoskeletal research