Upcoming Health Meetings

This page presents information about upcoming health conferences relevant to the Victorian health sector.

May 2013

Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance 2013 Conference - A Strategic Future: Driving better outcomes through effective governance

The 2013 conference will focus on strategic decision-making to meet the future needs of communities through more effective organisational strategy and area based planning. This involves looking beyond health and building cross-sectoral partnerships.  Effective partnering and planning relies on strong leadership and governance. 

Key speakers include:

  • Professor Rob Moodie
    Professor of Public Health, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne
  • Claire Braund
    Director, Women on Boards
  • Stephen Mayne
    Councillor, City of Melbourne

Date: 16 - 17 May 2013
Venue: Hilton on the Park, Melbourne
Registration: www.healthcaregovernance.org.au/

Workshop: Advocacy in Health Promotion

The workshop provides an introduction to advocacy and lobbying as legitimate health promotion activities. It will provide a framework and tools for developing an advocacy campaign and highlight the essential elements of successful advocacy. 

The workshop will cover:

  • what is advocacy and how does it fit into health promotion practice?
  • where should advocacy be targeted for the best results?
  • developing an advocacy campaign
  • techniques for advocacy - what to expect, practical tips

This workshop draws on Women's Health Victoria's experience of advocacy to prevent the objectification of women in media and advertising, and during the campaign for abortion law reform in Victoria.

Date: 29 May 2013, 9.30am-3pm
Venue: Women’s Health Victoria
Cost: 99 (incl. GST) standard rate or $55 (incl. GST) student/unemployed
Registration: Register by completing and submitting an event registration request
Website: Women's Health Victoria

For further information email whv@whv.org.au or phone (03) 9664 9300.

June 2013

Current topics in hospital falls prevention: Accreditation standards, managing delirium, patient engagement and education

This seminar provides clinicians and quality staff with up-to date information on best practice for minimising falls and related harm in hospitals.

The seminar will focus on current topics in hospital falls prevention, including:

  • managing delirium and cognitive impairment
  • initiatives for preventing falls in the confused patient
  • patient education, participation and engagement in falls prevention activities
  • an overview of the new accreditation standards for hospitals and understanding Standard 10, 'Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls'
  • tips for implementation the new standards in your hospital

Who should attend: Clinical leaders in nursing, medical and allied health who are responsible for falls prevention
13 June 2013, 9am-5pm
Venue: The State Library (Conference Centre)
Cost: $350 pp (incl. of GST) - Individual registration. Early bird registration: $295 pp (incl. of GST) until 30th April. $295 pp (incl. of GST) - Registration for 2 or more delegates*
*2+ delegates MUST register at the same time to receive dis-count (this cannot be processed retrospectively)
Registration: Book event

Further venue details, accommodation and parking information can be found on at the Monash University website.
Enquiries to Renata Morello or Stacey Keenan on +61 3 9903 0389 or Falls6pack.depm@monash.edu

Exercise for improving balance and bone mineral density: A workshop on assessment and exercise principles

This workshop provides skills and tools required to effectively identify people at risk of falls and prescribe targeted and effective exercise to reduce this risk and have a positive impact on their Bone Mineral Density (BMD).

Topics covered inlude:

  • an update on the research evidence
  • education and training in use of key falls risk screening assessments
  • assessment forms that you can use in your practice
  • exercise and information handouts for patients.

Date: 14 June 2013, 9am-4.30pm
Venue: Monash University, Level 5 Lecture Theatre, The Alfred Centre
Cost: 450 per person (incl. of GST). Early bird registration: $385 pp (incl. of GST) until 30th April
Registration: Book event

Further venue details, accommodation and parking information can be found on at the Monash University website.
Enquiries to Renata Morello or Stacey Keenan on +61 3 9903 0389 or Falls6pack.depm@monash.edu

September 2013

12th Australian Palliative Care Conference

'Palliative Care - everyone's business' will bring together over 700 delegates from across Australia and the world to explore the importance of palliative care in all its dimensions. Clinicians, researchers, volunteers, allied health practitioners, educators, carers, and all those who have a passion for palliative care will share best practice, hear the latest research, be challenged by keynote speakers and build valuable networks.

Date: 3-6 September 2013
Location: National Convention Centre, Canberra
Registration: Early bird registration is now open
Webiite: The Australian Pallative Care Conference

The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners eight annual conference

The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners eight annual conference This conference is the major forum for the College to exchange ideas and create discussion around clinical and professional issues that affect nurse practitioners and those interested in advanced practice. Through the conference theme, ‘Nurse Practitioners across the Lifespan,Transforming Healthcare’, the conference will explore clinical expertise, innovative role development and professional subjects.

Topics / Clinical Streams to be covered:

  • Primary Care
  • Paediatrics
  • Pain and Palliation
  • Acute Care and Rehabilitation
  • Chronic Disease
  • Aged Care
  • Mental Health

Key speakers include Dr Lynn Price, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Director of the Graduate Nursing Program at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut USA; and Professor Philip Darbyshire is also a Professor of Nursing at Monash University and Flinders University.

Important Dates
Poster Abstract Submission deadline - Friday 26 April 2013
Topical and Workshop Submission deadline - Friday 3 May 2013
Registration Opens - Friday 26 April 2013
Early Bird Deadline- Friday 19 July 2013

Organisers: Australian College of Nurse Practioners
Date: 24-27 September 2013
Location: The Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
Registration: Register your interest and receive information about this conference once available.

For more information visit the Australian College of Nurse Practioners website.