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HIC 2024
HIC 2024

Early Career Researcher Pre Conference Symposium

Academic Translational Research in Digital Health Conference
Academic Translational Research in Digital Health Conference
Put the spotlight on your future research goals and showcase your talents as a scientist.

NEW TO HIC 2024!!! Join us for an inspiring exploration of the academic landscape at our preconference Early Career Researcher Symposium.

Designed exclusively for graduate and postgraduate students, PhD candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty, this symposium is your gateway to unlocking the full potential of your research career. Find guidance, qualified support, and network with some of Australia’s leading researchers.

Program overview

8:30 am
9:00 am
Welcome and acknowledgement of country
Anja Nikolic CEO, AIDH
9:05 am
About ATRiDH – Academic Translational Research in Digital Health network and overview of the day
Prof Clair Sullivan, Director, Queensland Digital Health Centre (QDHeC), University of Queensland
9:15 am
Keynote address TBC
9:35 am
Keynote address
Dr Christopher Longhurst Chief Medical Officer & Chief Digital Officer, UC San Diego Health
9:55 am

Pathways to a successful research career – from Australia and around the world

Hear from leading researchers on their different pathways to success….

  • How can this shape your own research career?
  • What would you consider doing differently to shape your career trajectory?

Dr Lee Woods, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Services Research, University of Queensland

2-minute lightning talks about our career pathways followed by audience questions

  • Prof Wendy Chapman Associate Dean of Digital Health and Informatics, University of Melbourne
  • Prof Karin Verspoor FAIDH Executive Dean, School of Computing Technologies, RMIT University
  • Prof Chris Bain FAIDH Prof of Practice in Digital Health, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University
  • Dr Adam Dunn Prof of Biomedical Informatics, University of Sydney
  • Prof Enrico Coiera FAIDH Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation
  • Prof Clair Sullivan FAIDH CHIA Director, Queensland Digital Health Centre, University of Queensland
  • A/Prof Daniel Capurro FAIDH A/Prof in Digital Health, Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne
10:30 am
Morning tea
10:50 am

Hacking your research career in digital health: Ingredients to success

Becoming a successful researcher involves mastering various dimensions beyond mere academic prowess. Hear from digital health leading researchers who will share a range of key factors to consider that will provide you with a holistic perspective for a successful research career.

Some themes that will be addressed include

  • What people are looking for when hiring
  • How to get published
  • Obtaining grants
  • Partnering with industry, government, and primary care/health services

This panel will take questions from the floor and participants will also break into smaller groups for more in-depth discussion.

12:30 pm
Lunch | Networking lunch
1:30 pm

Research feedback session:

This session provides an opportunity for informed feedback on a research idea. The idea can be new or partly formed and at a stage that will benefit from hard questions and feedback. The research presentation should contain the following elements:

  • Your proposed solution: A high-level overview of the solution and the hypothesis or research question you will address.
  • Aims of your research: Each aim you will use to test your hypothesis or answer the research question.
  • The impact that will result from your proposed research: innovation, expected outcomes, and impact.

Participants interested in presenting in this session will be invited to provide a one-page summary of their research proposal before the event using the sections above. They will give a 5-minute talk without slides and be prepared to write on the board if needed. They will then field questions from the leaders in the room.

3:00 pm
Small group mentoring
Participants will break into small groups for personal discussion and networking
3:45 pm
Summary of the day and next steps
4:00 pm
Symposium close


Dr Christopher Longhurst

Dr Christopher Longhurst

Chief Medical Officer & Chief Digital Officer
UC San Diego Health

Dr Lee Woods

Dr Lee Woods

Research Fellow
Centre for Health Services Research, University of Queensland


Registrations for the symposium will open on Monday May 6 and close Tuesday June 30 2024.

Attendance atthe symposium is free for full conference delegates of HIC 2024. If you only plan to join us for the symposium the fee is $100 for AIDH members and $130 for non-members.

When and Where

When: Sunday 4th August
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre


Don’t forget to book your hotel.

We’ve secured preferential pricing for you at a selection of nearby hotels. You can book directly with the hotels and get a discount on the best available rates.

Present at HIC

Attending ATRiDH and want to be involved? Present at HIC – submit a lightning or poster presentation by May 30 2024.

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Lightning Presentations

In five minutes, speakers will electrify the stage, delivering impactful research insights, innovative ideas, and compelling case studies that will leave you enlightened, engaged, energised and informed.


5 min

Max Presenters



Poster Presentations

Posters provide a visual forum in which authors can present their work to conference attendees to access in their own time and during dedicated poster sessions.

Posters are an opportunity to describe new work or work that is still in progress.

Submissions can include, but are not limited to late-breaking and preliminary results, smaller results not suitable for an oral presentation, contributions by collaborative (inter-)national research projects, innovative ideas not yet validated through user studies, early student research, and other research best presented in a self-directed form.


3 min

Max Presenters


Poster Submission Guidelines

Poster submissions are descriptions of original research on the use of information methods, systems and technologies to improve the quality and safety of care, enhance care outcomes, promote patient-centred care, facilitate translational research, enable precision medicine, and improve education and skills in informatics.

Accepted papers will have their poster displayed digitally at HIC 2024. There will be an opportunity for pre-recorded audio to accompany the poster. The poster will be made available on the conference app. Detailed information about poster displays will be provided in June 2024.

Poster Guidelines
  • Maximum of two pages in length, including references
  • The following paper structure must be used: Abstract (75 – 100 words), Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, and Address for Correspondence. The discussion section may be removed
  • Students: typically have the mentor/teacher/guide as the senior author, as well as any other collaborators, mentors or authors

ios pressThe poster will be made available on the conference app. The poster will be published in IOS Press, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics unless selected for submission to the Applied Clinical Informatics Journal for consideration.

Lightning Talk Submission

Electrify the Ignite stage on the Innovation Expo floor by delivering an impactful research insight, innovative idea or compelling case study.

Lightning Talk Abstract Guidelines
  • You will have a maximum of 300 words to describe your presentation
  • To assist the review process, please ensure you:
  • Describe the problem being addressed and the healthcare setting it applies to
    • Describe the approach including any technological solutions or health informatics principles being applied
    • Include description of implementation, current status, findings and outcomes
    • End with conclusions and describe lessons learnt
  • Include a presentation title and use sentence case
  • Check spelling and grammar replacing American spelling with British English where applicable
  • Presentations will be 5 minutes in length and will be delivered in person on the Ignite Stage on the Innovation Expo Floor.
  • Accepted speakers must register and pay to attend the conference by 12 June 2024. Failure to register will result in the submission being
  • Presentations are blind reviewed by a panel of industry leaders for relevance, importance and topical interest to the sector