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Various Dates

  • Centre for Health Economics - Seminar Series

    Research staff at the Centre for Health Economics, together with visiting and invited researchers, report on methodological issues and results of current research in the health sector. Visitors are welcome, and discussion and debate is encouraged.

    Seminars are generally held once a month, on the first Wednesday of the month, usually between 1.00pm and 2.00pm at the Centre for Health Economics, RB Scotton Room, 2nd Floor, Room 278, Building 75 (The Strip), Clayton Campus.

  • Health Sciences Events - University of Otago, New Zealand

April 2014

  • The Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety, Monash University, a two day April seminar series

    Day 1: Knowledge to action in falls prevention across the care continuum
    Date: Thursday 3rd April
    Venue: State Library of Victoria

    Day 2: Moving forward in patient safety- implementation, leadership and culture

    Date: Friday April 4th 2014
    Venue: AMREP Lecture Theatre, Alfred Centre, Monash University

    The day 2 seminar will be followed by two hands-on workshop streams:
    Stream 1: ‘The How to’ for root cause analysis and sedative withdrawal
    Stream 2: Effective exercise prescriptions

    Both days will have a practical focus, as there will be broad attendance by clinicians, quality and safety officers, policy makers, researchers and other health service stakeholders. There will be a mixture of presentations from both national and international presenters with Q & A with the audience and hands-on workshops, to maximise opportunities to share experiences and ideas.

    For further details:, and scroll down to ‘Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety (CREPS) APRIL SEMINAR SERIES 2014.’

    For any queries, please contact Sarah Mizzi or Sheral Rifat
    P: 9903 0354

  • Missioncraft in Disaster Relief Operations Workshop 2014

    Organiser: Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety (CREPS), Monash University in collaboration with the Disaster Medical Coordination International Society
    Date: Monday 7th to Friday 11th April, 2014

    Potential participants:
    Health care workers with current board certification or specialty society fellowship in clinical medicine or public health
    Disaster management professionals with authority to lead health teams from governmental (civil or military), non-governmental, Red Cross, or UN agencies
    Humanitarian professionals with 1 year or more of disaster field experience
    Persons anticipating future deployment to disasters as medical team leader or medical coordinator

    Venue: School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, 99 Commercial Rd, Melbourne
    Cost: $2,900 per person (inclusive of GST)
    Contact: Catherine Pound Ph: +61 3 9903 0891 / Email:
    Flyer and application form: please visit

    Fremantle, Western Australia 14th-16th April, 2014

    Call for Paper
    This workshop provides a forum for the dissemination of developments and applications of econometrics in health economics. The program consists of up to fourteen papers. Each paper is allocated one hour, made up of a presentation by the author, followed by a response from a nominated discussant and general discussion. Presentations by doctoral students and junior researchers are encouraged. The number of participants is limited to 40.

    Paper submissions: Papers for the 2014 workshop will be selected on the basis of full drafts. The deadline for submitting papers is Friday 1st November 2013. Electronic submission of papers is required and can be uploaded on the registration page at:

    Submitted papers should be unpublished and not accepted for publication. Decisions will be made by 20th December 2013. Authors are encouraged to submit their papers for publication in the Australian Workshop Supplement of Health Economics.

    Registration: To register your interest to attend as a presenter, discussant or general participant, please register online by 1st November 2013.

    Short Course: The Workshop will incorporate a short course aimed at PhD students and researchers on Monday 14th April 2014 by Professor Andrew Jones, University of York. This is free of charge and open to those not attending the main workshop. Please register online at the above website.

    Online registration details and further information about the Workshop can be found at the webpage:

  • Translating research findings into policy & practice


    14 to 16 Apr 2014 at the Australian National University, Canberra.


    Three-day Deeble Institute short course on knowledge exchange and research translation from 14 to 16 Apr 2014 at the Australian National University, Canberra. Participants receive training on the fundamentals of writing for policymakers and communicating in the mainstream media through individual and small group work, applying the theory presented to their own research projects. Check out the course outline. Places are limited, so register today.


    HSRAANZ members are eligible to pay the AHHA academic member price. If they belong to one of the Deeble Founding Partner universities they are eligible to pay the founding partner price.

May 2014

  • Child Language Research Conference: Discoveries and New Directions

    22nd and 23rd May 2014 at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville Melbourne.


    The Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language (CRE-CL) will be hosting a 2 day conference with the aim of creating an interdisciplinary forum for knowledge exchange in the field of child language research. Through papers, posters, panels and debates the conference will explore both recent discoveries and future directions in child language research with a focus on seven key themes:
    1. Trajectories of language development. Theme convenor: Dr Fiona Mensah
    2. Environmental and biological factors that predict variation in language pathways. Theme convenor: Prof Sheena Reilly
    3. Comorbidity of language, social, psychological, and educational problems. Theme convenor: Prof Jan Nicholson
    4. The costs and burden of language impairment. Theme convenor: A/Prof Lisa Gold.
    5. Preventive/therapeutic intervention. Theme convenor: Prof James Law
    6. Hearing and child language development. Theme convenor: Prof Melissa Wake
    7. Policy and translation of child language research. Theme convenor: A/Prof Sharon Goldfeld

    Conference Highlights include
    • A keynote presentation by Professor Cate Taylor from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.
    • A hypothetical-style debate asking, A convenient label for whom? Taking the specific out of language impairment
    • A cocktail reception with a facilitated poster workshop
    • An expert panel discussion Research to Policy to Practice. Provisional panel members: Dr Sara Glover, Director, Research and Education at Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy; Professor James Law Professor of Speech and Language Science at Newcastle University UK; and Dr Sharon Goldfeld, Principal Research Fellow, Policy Equity and Translation, MCRI
    • We also welcome our friend and colleague, Professor Sue Roulstone, the Underwood Trust Professor of Language and Communication Impairment at the University of the West of England who will be in Melbourne during the conference. She has kindly agreed to speak about her longitudinal research with ALSPAC data and participate in the discussion sessions.

    Call for papers
    Early Career Researchers from around Australia and New Zealand either in academic or clinical practice are invited to submit a poster or oral presentation. Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Committee to determine their fit to the nominated conference themes. Closing date for proposals 7th February.


    Further information and registration details can be found at . Early bird registration opens 1st February.

  • Qualitative research skills conference & workshops from IIQM: TQ2U Australia May 2014

    Various dates and venues in May 2014.

    TQ2U: Australia is a new international touring version of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology’s (IIQM) globally acclaimed ‘Thinking Qualitatively’ (“TQ”) workshop series.
    TQ2U: Australia will allows participants to submit abstracts and present their posters at a world renowned workshop series to an international audience. This event will also allow participants to engage with experts in qualitative inquiry and learn about specific methods, techniques and approaches to qualitative research.
    The academic program consists of hands-on workshops over two days, in four different Australian cities. In each city between 4 and 7 different workshops will be facilitated by internationally-known experts in qualitative research with such topics as:
    • Writing qualitative proposals for funding success
    • Managing qualitative research
    • Knowledge translation
    • Step-by-step guides for getting qualitative research into impactful journals
    • Qualitative systematic reviews
    • Mixed methods
    • Social media to increase research impact
    • Ethnography
    • Coding & Categorization
    • Interviewing
    Comes to you via the International Institute of Qualitative Methods (, University of Alberta Canada

    Register now -

June 2014

  • Innovation in Health

    Date: Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th June, 2014


    The Victorian Healthcare Quality Association, in association with the Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety (Monash University) and the Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care is proud to announce our upcoming two-day conference showcasing quality improvement initiatives which have won major awards across Australia over the previous 12 months.

    Venue: Novotel Hotel St Kilda, 16 The Esplanade ST KILDA Victoria 3182

    AAQHC members: 2 day attendance $490 / 1 day attendance $290
    Non-members: 2 day attendance $550 / 1 day attendance: $350

    Contact: VHQA Email: Registration details: please visit Who should attend: This conference is directed at Quality Managers, Nursing and Medical leaders and Executives who want to keep abreast of innovative practice by healthcare workers which has been recognised as being outstanding by their peers.

  • HSRN Symposium

    19-20 June 2014, Nottingham Conference Centre


    The Health Services Research Network (HSRN) Symposium presents the leading edge of health services research. 
    The multidisciplinary programme will include research presentations and posters, plenaries from research and service leaders, and commissioned themes.

    Call for abstracts closes Friday 14 February.

    Find out more.

  • EHMA Conference 2014

    24-26 June, University of Birmingham, UK


    Leadership in Healthcare: from bedside to board.

July 2014

  • First International Health Services Research: Evidence-based practice conference, taking place at King's College, London, UK from 1–3 July 2014.

    King's College, London, UK from 1–3 July 2014.


    As health services research is a multidisciplinary field, this meeting will have a broad scope and address topics from many viewpoints, ranging from international health policy to local health care systems. With health policies often dictated by politicians, integrating evidence into health service practice remains challenging. Changes to health services and health policies are all too often implemented without reference to available research evidence. This conference considers the latest health services research findings, and how the evidence should and can be translated into practice. Each session will be led by a distinguished leader in the field, and will include both invited speakers and a number of talks by participants selected from the submitted abstracts.

  • 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference

    National Convention Centre, Canberra, 23-25 July 2014


    Integrating knowledge exchange to improve primary health care outcomes

    This Conference seeks to foster a culture in which knowledge exchange becomes automatic, a part of core business for everyone who wants to contribute to the improvement of primary health care outcomes. The value of any evidence is enhanced when the key stakeholders work together with a common purpose that encourages them to capitalise, from the outset, on their different perspectives, expertise and skills. Such a focus on partnerships and co-creation of knowledge can become a part of ‘the way we do things here’.