The 2023 Eastern Health Research Forum was held on Wednesday 29th November 2023 at the Box Hill Institute.

This is an annual event that highlights research excellence at Eastern Health. It is an opportunity to celebrate the research across all disciplines advancing healthcare locally, nationally, and internationally through innovative research.

The keynote speaker this year was Sam Campbell, a Senior Data Scientist at Eastern Health. He delivered a topical address on the potential future impact of Machine Learning technology on healthcare.

We would like to congratulate the recipients of the three prizes that were awarded and presented by Eastern Health’s Director of Research David Taylor.

Best 12-minute Presentation

Amy Dennett, Physiotherapy – Titled: “Prehabilitation improves physical capacity before and after autologous stem cell transplant: a randomised controlled trial”

Best 3-minute Presentation

Natasha Brusco, Physiotherapy –  Titled: “Cost-effectiveness of increasing the dosage of therapy participation during inpatient rehabilitation via self-management: “My Therapy””

Best Poster Presentation

Paul Wembridge, Pharmacy – Titled: “Identifying Risk Factors that Contribute to Electronic Discharge Summary Medication Errors at Metropolitan Hospitals”

This year’s forum was kindly supported by BankVic.