Inaugural Nursing and Midwife Life as a Clinician-Scientist Symposium

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) held their inaugural Nursing and Midwifery Life as a Clinician-Scientist online symposium on 6 October 2021.

The event was a joint initiative of the Academy and the Australasian Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Trials Network (ANMCTN). Experts across nursing and midwifery shared how their findings from research are translated into better patient care with the aim to inspire early career researchers, nurses and midwives to pursue health and medical research careers.

Speakers and panellists included leaders in the field: Dr Zoe Bradfield, Dr Nicole Gavin, Prof Jeroen Hendriks, Keera Laccos-Barrett, Alanna Geary, A/Prof Caleb Ferguson, A/Prof Allison Cummins, Dr Evan Alexandrou, and Dr Lynne Roberts.

Prof Marion Eckert who leads ANMCTN said, “the engaging, informative symposium, highlighted the quality of research being undertaken across Australia by nurses and midwives and in particular the critical value that research based knowledge can have on addressing challenges in clinical care”.

ACTA would like to congratulate Prof Claire Rickard, Prof Marion Eckert and Prof Caroline Homer from ANMCTN on co-hosting their first Life as a Clinician-Scientist event.