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2019 Research & Innovation Symposium

CCLHD 2019 Research & Innovation SymposiumThe call for abstracts is now open for the 2019 Research & Innovation Symposium.

The CCLHD Research Office invites staff and students to submit abstracts for presentation at the 3rd Research & Innovation Symposium at the University of Newcastle’s Central Coast Campus on 20 November 2019.

This is an opportunity to share your research and quality improvement projects with colleagues and we welcome abstracts with a focus on integrated care and innovative healthcare. Staff at all career stages are encouraged to submit abstracts to be considered for oral presentation, lightning talk or poster presentation.

Abstracts can be submitted via QARS until 20 August 2019.

Abstract submission guidelines can be downloaded here:

External page link Abstract submission guidelines RIS 2019

Please contact the Research Office for more information or support in preparing your abstract.

The Central Coast Local Health District aims to become a global leader in integrated medical research. We are building our research leadership and expanding our research capacity, striving to see research become core business in all aspects of healthcare.

We encourage staff to strive for innovation and apply their knowledge and skills to investigate new ways of delivering care. Guiding our efforts is the CCLHD 2017-2021 Research Plan, which is aimed at changing the way health care is delivered across the region. The Plan sets out a clear map of achieving the District’s ‘Caring for the Coast’ strategy, focusing on key priorities around leadership, infrastructure, resources, training and collaboration.

PDF Document CCLHD Research Plan for 2017-2021 (374 KB)

Establishing a state-of-the-art Central Coast Medical School (CCMS) and Research Institute within a new Health & Wellbeing Precinct at Gosford Hospital is another significant step forward in paving the way for better health outcomes for our rapidly-growing community.

Developed in partnership with the University of Newcastle, these centres of excellence will deliver world-class medical training and research on the Central Coast. They will have the capacity to transform the regional economy and develop new career pathways for health professionals in the region.

Contact research office

If you want to learn more about the research we undertake or how to get involved contact the Research Office on

Phone: 02 4320 2085 or


Central Coast Local Health District
Level 1, Health Services Building (inside the Library)
Hospital Road, Gosford Hospital
Gosford  NSW  2250

Research being undertaken within a NSW Public Health Organisation (PHO) requires a two-step approval process, it requires a researcher to obtain both Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and Research Governance approval before it can commence.

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