Progress

2023 saw the CRE gain momentum, with many objectives achieved to progress our research.

To identify an injured person's pathway through CTP schemes and rehabilitation systems, we have established new data linkages to produce new novel datasets, new projects and new publications. The design and development of a new social insurance platform has enabled the production of the first iteration of a backbone model of an insurance scheme, into which linked data can be uploaded, to identify an injured person's pathways. Protocols are in place to commence a large study of international datasets to characterise the recovery of quality of life after injury and to estimate novel disability weights.

Recruitment for the two new MRFF clinical trials was completed, enabling commencement of both trials in early 2024. Implementation of improved models of care was achieved through the addition of interactive modules for clinicians in the mywhiplashnavigator online resource, and revision of the Australian Clinical Guidelines for Whiplash Associated Disorders (due for public release in 2024).

Three new patient-centred resources are now being developed and tested, with results likely to be released in 2024.

Two roundtable meetings were held with our Policy and Advisory Groups, which provided important input into the direction of certain research projects.

Our team was complemented by the addition of three new Research Fellows, seven new PhD scholars (with more expected in 2024), and eight new members to our International Consortium.

Over 170 in-person and online delegates had the opportunity to learn of unpublished research findings, and to network with peers from academia, healthcare, insurance and the community at our inaugural Symposium held at The University of Queensland. We hope to welcome you to our 2024 Symposium being held at The University of Sydney on 12 June!

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