The mechanisms for getting research into policy and practice are receiving increasing attention from health researchers and donors. Participants from the Department for International Development (DFID) funded sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS Research Programme Consortia (RPCs) met at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) on 18th‐19th May 2009. The meeting provided an opportunity to exchange learning on communicating research findings for policy and practice. Abstracts from the meeting are attached. A weblink for the meeting is available where the following can be viewed: Full and short meeting reports; Presentations and abstracts from the meeting; and Talking Heads Video clips with participants and useful links.