MRFF consultation: strategy and priorities

26 July 2016

The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board held its first meeting at Parliament House on 4 May 2016. The Advisory Board commenced consultation on the development of the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy and related Priorities from 6 May to 6 June 2016, calling for submissions through the Department of Health's consultation hub.

More than 200 submissions were made to the consultation, including, NICM's which was prepared with input from ASMI and CMA and advocated funding of complementary medicine research projects to facilitate informed policy decisions on the use of complementary medicines in preventive health and in promoting general health and wellbeing.

Submissions were limited to three pages and sought from those who deliver, use, or stand to benefit from health services and health and medical research.

Further to the submissions received, the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board is holding public consultations in late July and early August 2016 to further develop the Strategy and Priorities. Consultations are being held in a number of cities across Australia and a webinar event will be held in August.

To attend a consultation, please register:

Under the Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015, the Strategy is determined every five years and the Priorities every two years.

>> Read NICM submission (opens in a new window) - Complementary Medicines for Better Health.