A comprehensive list of Community Engagement activities undertaken by BHI researchers is included in the annual Research Reports. These include television, radio and newspaper interviews as well as talks with community groups.
BHI Talks and Tours
BHI researchers regularly give presentations to community groups including the University of the Third Age (U3A), Probus and Rotary Clubs. To arrange a speaker for an event, or to bring your group to visit the Basil Hetzel Institute, please contact The Hospital Research Foundation.
Science Alive! 2019
Science Alive! – the largest hands-on science event in the southern hemisphere – was held at the Adelaide Showground on Friday 2 August (year 7-12 school students), Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 August (general public). The BHI display included a new hands-on activity where people of all ages could test their grip strength using a hand-held dynamometer and then add their data point to the graph. People were also be able to test their laparoscopic (key-hole) surgical skills on the box-trainers which were generously loaned from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for the 6th consecutive year. Once again we are very grateful to the TQEH surgeons and BHI researchers who volunteered to help out at this event.
see the BHI Facebook page for an album of photos from this event.
Previous Science Alive! events
Science Alive! 2018 was held on Friday 3 August (year 7-12 school students), Saturday 4 August & Sunday 5 August (general public). Over 20,000 people are estimated to have visited the event over these three days. The BHI display allowed visitors to measure how much air they could force out of their lungs in 1 second (their FEV1 or forced expired volume) using a spirometer, and to test their laparoscopic surgical skills on two Box-Trainers on loan from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Thanks to all the BHI researchers and TQEH surgeons who volunteered at the BHI booth over the weekend.