On the 3rd August 2018, the inaugural UoM/AIMSS Musculoskeletal Research Forum was held at the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS), Sunshine Hospital, St Albans. The day was very successful with an excellent Keynote talk from Professor Arthur Conigrave, Head of School and Dean, Sydney Medical School. In addition, Dr. Heather St John, Coordinator of the MRFF strategy at The University of Melbourne presented the upcoming opportunities and provided very useful guidance on how to submit high quality applications.
A total of 18 presentations were given, introducing all in attendance to the wide array of MSK research being undertaken at The University of Melbourne and AIMSS. Feedback from the group will be incorporated into a White Paper to be distributed amongst University authorities and related networks to highlight the strengths of MSK research at The University of Melbourne and to guide us in planning for future research and funding opportunities.