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March 2018

12 week online course in Health Economic Evaluation & Decision Making

March 1 - June 30

An introduction to the principles of assessing health technologies’ and services’ economic value—an important element of the justification of funding decisions throughout the health care system.

Health economic evaluation provides a critical basis for assessing the value of health technologies and services. It is increasingly used to inform funding decisions for not only new health technologies but broader services across the entire health care system.

It is also an expected component of most health-related research grant applications, making greater knowledge and experience of health economic evaluation vitally important for researchers.

Dates: March-June 2018 (midyear break)
Location: Online

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May 2018

Practical Methods for Health Economic Evaluation

May 22 @ 9:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
University of Melbourne – Graduate House, Melbourne, VIC Australia + Google Map

A three-day intensive computer based course in methods for health economic evaluation. The course covers study design principles, techniques for analysing costs and outcomes and an introduction to decision models. Each module is re-enforced by exercises in Excel, TreeAge Pro and STATA. Participants should be familiar with basic statistics and Microsoft Excel. It is designed for those engaged in undertaking cost-effectiveness analysis and resource allocation decision-making. More information    http://go.unimelb.edu.au/be3a

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Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health

May 23 @ 9:00 am - May 25 @ 4:30 pm
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Conference Rooms 2 & 3, 553 St Kilda Road Melbourne VIC 3004
Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia
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The aim of this short course is to introduce participants to the theories, concepts and practice of qualitative research. Participants will gain practical skills in employing qualitative research designs, data collection and analysis. In particular, participants will learn how to meaningfully incorporate qualitative research with other research methods and study designs.

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ACHSM SA Conference: Think Different in Health Conference 24 & 25 May 2018

May 24 - May 25
Pullman, Adelaide, 16 Hindmarsh Square, SA
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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How might we think and act differently in the interests of safer, more reliable and sustainable health care?

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Data Linkage for Health and Medical Research: Reaching the Promised Land

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street
Carlton, Victoria Australia
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Venue: Graduate House Light lunch to follow Enquiries: Ximena Camacho ximena.camacho@unimelb.edu.au Register via eCart at http://ecommerce.mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/product.asp?pID=410&cID=68 Agenda: 8:30am Arrival and registration 9:00am Opening address 9:10am Demonstration and discussion: Child Health 10:00am Demonstration and discussion: Disadvantaged Populations 10:50am Morning tea 11:20am Demonstration and discussion: Health System Performance 12:10pm Next steps and

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2018 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting

May 30 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
National Convention Centre, Canberra, Canberra, Australia + Google Map

Led by Australia’s medical colleges and professional societies and facilitated by NPS MedicineWise, Choosing Wisely Australia is challenging the way we think about health care.

The 2018 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting will bring together members, key stakeholders and influencers of the Choosing Wisely initiative, now in its third year. It is an opportunity for health professionals, consumers, researchers, funders and policy makers to come together to discuss, engage and network on topics related to reducing unnecessary care.

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June 2018

Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) 2018 Conference

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 pm
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Australia + Google Map

The Meeting will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor overlooking the beautiful Hobart harbour, with the pre-Conference Workshops at the at the spectacular UTAS Meduical Science Precinct. The Conference’s mixture of invited speakers, in-depth educational offerings, and important delegate opportunities for contribution and discussion, make it a “must attend” event for all in the health professional educators' community. Mark ANZAHPE 2018 in your diary and plan to take the Tasmanian holiday you promised yourself - fresh local produce, smart restaurants, MONA art gallery and some of Australia’s oldest historic precincts all within easy reach.

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6th MABEL Research and Policy Forum / MABEL Data Users Workshop

June 7

6th MABEL Research and Policy Forum / MABEL Data Users Workshop Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) is pleased to announce that the 6th MABEL Research and Policy Forum will be held at the University of Melbourne on Thursday 7th June 2018. This year’s forum will focus on finding evidence-based solutions to some of the most challenging issues in medical workforce policy that affect the clinical care provided and access to care by the population. The forum will combine

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Geriatric Medicine Seminar Series: Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 12.30 – 2.45pm

June 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Translational Research Centre, University of Queensland, SA Australia + Google Map

Theme: The economics of dementia - Using the economics perspective to reflect on current and future issues in dementia As part of the UQ - Exeter collaboration we would like to invite you to a half day seminar on the economics of dementia featuring the listed presentations and followed by a panel discussion. Why should we plan for future prevalence of dementia? The burden of disease and cost of illness Model-based evaluation of interventions for people with dementia and carers:

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The Jeffrey Modell Foundation Centre for Primary Immunodeficiencies, Melbourne – opening symposium

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
AMREP Education Centre, Lecture Theatre,  55 Commercial Road,
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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The Jeffrey Modell Foundation Centre for Primary Immunodeficiencies Melbourne will have an opening symposium on Thursday 14 June 2018 involving scientific, clinical and public engagement sessions.   Monash University scientist A/Prof Menno van Zelm from the Department of Immunology will lead the multi-institute centre. It will combine the expertise of immunologists, researchers and clinicians (see flyer for more details) to achieve patient oriented aims, including newborn screening, improved diagnostic tools and research into the disorders.

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