Postponement of Science on the Swan 2020 Conference

Due to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the WAHTN Board and the Science on the Swan 2020 Organising Committee have made the difficult decision to postpone the Science on the Swan 2020 Conference until 2021.

While we have a fantastic line-up of international and national speakers, current travel restrictions implemented by various organisations will undoubtedly impact on attendance. In addition, the increased demand on local clinicians is likely to reduce delegate attendance or availability to present.

The new dates will be 16-18 May 2021.

If you have registered for the Conference, or are a presenter, sponsor or exhibitor, we will be in contact to discuss options with you. For any queries please contact the Conference Managers at

Thank you for support of Science on the Swan, please ensure you save similar dates in your calendar for 2021!

 Best wishes

 Conference Co-Chairs

Professor Gary Geelhoed – WA Health Translation Network
Professor Peter Richmond – Child and Adolescent Health Service
Professor Daniel Fatovich – East Metropolitan Health Service
Dr Aron Chakera – North Metropolitan Health Service
Professor Fiona Wood – South Metropolitan Health Service 

Sponsor or Exhibit at SOTS 2020

Showcase your latest innovation, products and services. Increase awareness of your organisation’s brand and reputation in health sciences. Raise your organisation’s profile among delegates who are keen to learn more about how you can add value to their profession. Demonstrate your organisation’s contribution towards improving the health and quality of life outcomes for our community and Broaden your network of potential customers by engaging them in a pre-qualified, relaxed and informative environment.

Welcome to Science on the Swan 2021

Driving Translational Research – Embedding Research and Innovation in Health Care

Welcome to Science on the Swan 2021, the Western Australian Health Translation Network’s (WAHTN) annual health and medical research conference, which this year highlights the central theme of ‘Driving Translational Research – Embedding Research and Innovation in Health Care’. The event is now in its sixth year and has achieved a high level of success and prominence thanks to the ongoing support from the Western Australian Government and the WAHTN’s Partners.

The Conference will be held at The Westin Perth from Sunday 16 – Tuesday 18 May 2021, and showcase the very best of research and scientific endeavour in Western Australia; covering a mix of fundamental, biomedical, clinical, health and social science. It offers linkage opportunities for both industry and researchers, especially connecting early career to more senior and established health science and clinical leaders.  It is an opportunity to showcase the skills we have right here in Perth and help translate WA scientific efforts into real impacts to deliver better health outcomes to the wider community locally, nationally and internationally whilst leveraging our proximity to Asia.

The 2021 event is Co-Chaired by the Professor Gary Geelhoed, WAHTN; Professor Peter Richmond, Child and Adolescent Health Service; Professor Daniel Fatovich, East Metropolitan Health Service; Dr Aron Chakera, North Metropolitan Health Service; and Professor Fiona Wood AM, South Metropolitan Health Service. Along with the 2020 Organising Committee, they have secured noteworthy international and national speakers for sessions ranging from Strengthening Clinical Research, Precision Medicine, Digital Health and Data Management, Health System Performance and Global Health, which we feel are relevant and topical themes of interest to the current health and medical research and consumer community, making the Science on the Swan 2021 a conference to remember.

We look forward to meeting you at Science on the Swan 2021.

Highlights from previous 2015-2019 Conferences can be viewed on the WAHTN website

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