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  • 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.

    http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/centres/che/seminars/index.html


  • Health Sciences Events - University of Otago, New Zealand

  • The Health Economics Group at the University of Melbourne - Short Courses 2015

     

    1. Introduction to Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health. A one-day course that provides policy makers, clinicians, researchers and managers with an understanding of the key concepts, terminology and processes used in economic evaluation of health programs.
    Dates offered: 27th February, 20th April, 7th August and 13th November. Further details and registration links can be found here.

    2. Practical Methods for Health Economic Evaluation. A three-day course aimed at those who are engaging in cost effectiveness analysis, or for those who need a more detailed understanding of the methods used in economic evaluation within their current roles.
    Dates offered: 21st -23rd April. Further details and registration links can be found here.

    3. Designing Economic evaluation alongside trials. A one-day course designed for researchers undertaking clinical studies (including investigators and trial managers) who would like to include an economic evaluation alongside their studies.
    Dates offered: 4th May. Further details and registration links can be found here.

    4. Incorporating Health Economics into Grant Proposals. A half-day course that provides researchers with an overview of the role of health economics in grant proposals, and practical assistance with the health economics paragraphs in grant writing.
    Dates offered: 16th November 2015. Further details and registration links can be found here.

February 2015

  • Working with PBS Data - Workshops - Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE, University of South Australia

     

    The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data set is a valuable resource for the evaluation of medicines use in Australia. Like all data sets it has some unique characteristics. This training program will enable you to understand the peculiarities of the PBS data and give hands on experience to successfully work with it.

    Beginners workshop Monday 9 Feb 2015
    Intermediate workshop Tuesday 10 – Wednesday 11 Feb 2015

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  • Presenting data: how to convey information most effectively seminar


    Organiser: Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety (CREPS), Monash University
    Date: Friday 20th February 2015
    Venue: The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) Lecture Theatre, 75 Commercial Rd, The Alfred, Melbourne Vic 3004
    Cost: $195 per person (incl of GST)
    Who should attend: This event is relevant to: Clinicians; Early career researchers; Hospital administrators; Quality managers; Clinical research coordinators; Clinical informatics; Data managers; Postgraduate students; Quality managers; and Those interested in audit and quality.

    Contact: Catherine Pound Ph: +61 3 9903 0891 / Email: crepatientsafety@monash.edu
    Registration details: please visit
    http://www.med.monash.edu.au/sphpm/creps/seminars.html

    For information to drive change it must be interpreted and understood. Sometimes important messages are not actioned because they are not conveyed in a way which motivates change. In this seminar we discuss the importance of considering how to present data to your audience. We give some clues on how data might be displayed and tips on how to avoid presenting data. At the end of the day, we anticipate delegates will better understand different methods and techniques that can be used to present data in a way that can optimise impact.

     

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  • Introduction to Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health, February 27, 2015, Graduate House, University of Melbourne.

    A one day course that provides an introduction to applying cost-effectiveness analysis in health, including in the evaluation of health programs. It is useful for policy makers, clinicians, researchers and managers, and anyone else involved in health who wishes to make informed decisions.

    The course will consist of short lectures, case studies and practical class exercises. Modules include an introduction to health economics, cost measurement, outcome measurement, and the interpretation of economic evaluation results for decision-making. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

    Bookings made before Friday February 6 2015 will be at a discounted early bird price:
    $395 for people working in the public sector (including university and DHSS employees); and
    $550 for people working in the private sector.

    Normal prices (non-early bird):
    $450 for people working in the public sector (including university and DHSS employees); and
    $650 for people working in the private sector.

    For more details visit our website here and bookings are available via ecart.

    If you have any questions please email health-economics@unimelb.edu.au
  • The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre ‘Introduction to Research Methods’.

    Title: Introduction to Research Methods
    Date: Friday 27th February
    Time: 8.30am – 5.00pm
    Venue: The Alfred Centre, Level 5, ‘B’ Lobby (via Centre Lane), 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne Vic 3004.
    More information: https://alfredetc-professional-development.cvent.com/IRM

March 2015

  • Emergency Medicine Research Short Course - Monash University

    Start date: Commencing 2nd March, 2015 (5 month course)
    Venue: School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre, Level 5, ‘B’ Lobby (via Centre Lane), 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne Vic 3004.
    More information: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/sphpm/creps/seminars.html
  • Health System Innovation, Sustainable Healthcare Transformation

    Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania from 18 to 20 March 2015

    This inaugural international conference on Health System Innovation, Sustainable Healthcare Transformation will offer thought provoking concepts, solutions and outcomes for attendees.

    The conference will feature a range of leading international and Australasian speakers, peer-reviewed presentations and showcases of innovative strategies and successful programs that have delivered real benefits for healthcare organisations and patients. Delegates will also be given an opportunity to hear from those who have been leaders and innovators within other sectors, and the lessons they have learned in their industry that can be applied to the healthcare setting.

    This is a 'must attend' event for all concerned with the provision of timely quality care in a tight fiscal environment and continually rising demand for healthcare services:
    • medical, nursing and allied health clinicians from the Primary Care or Acute sector, both public and private
    • health service and hospital managers
    • policy makers within government
    • educators and researchers

    www.healthcaretransformation.com.au

    Latest on Confirmed Speakers

April 2015

  • Upcoming AusHSI Short Courses – QUT Kelvin Grove – April 2015


    Cost Effectiveness Short Courses

    Days 1, Thursday 9th April 2015
    Who should attend?
    AusHSI’s cost-effectiveness short course series is aimed at any clinician, health researcher or other health professional who has an interest in improving their understanding of cost-effectiveness in healthcare. The course will assist participants to understand how to measure both costs and benefits, and how to determine whether a new treatment, intervention or service is a cost-effective (and therefore good value for money) use of healthcare resources.

    Day 1: A beginner’s guide to cost-effectiveness analysis -
    For more information or to register, go to the AusHSI website - places are limited.

    Statistic Short Course

    Friday 10th April 2015
    Who Should attend?
    This short course is a one-day statistics refresher for people who have some practical experience with statistics or some undergraduate statistics training. The course will have tips on how to do basic stats and discuss study design. A copy of the course slides will be provided containing practical exercises to be completed during the day.
    The course does not use specific software (e.g. SPSS) as it will focus on the choice of what statistics to use and interpretation of the output, rather than on the practicality of running analyses.
    For more information or to register, go to the AusHSI website - places are limited.

  • HSR Spring Meeting 2015


    Utrecht, the Netherlands, Thursday 23 - Friday 24 April 2015

    HSR-Europe and the EUPHA section on HSR  second annual Spring Meeting on HSR. Central theme is ‘Improving the organisation of health care at European, national or local level’.

    The Meeting

    Main focus of this small-scale lunch-to-lunch meeting (with a max of 40 participants) will be on paper presentations, with room for in-depth discussion of about 10-12 papers within the broad area of health services and systems research. Two sessions will be targeted to interaction and sharing ideas (see below).

    Call for abstracts now open until 9 February 2015
    You are invited to submit an abstract for a presentation at this meeting using this abstract submission form. It can involve presenting empirical results, but there is in potential also room for a few presentations regarding the start of a study (such as the development of a proposal or research design). Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation based on the quality of the work and on the scientific and/or policy relevance for participants from other (European) countries.

    Extra interactive sessions: we welcome your proposals
    On Thursday we will organise a speeddating / research matchmaking session in order for participants to find others with similar interests or ideas. On Friday there will be a 60 minute slot available for a second interactive session. If you would like to organise that slot, then please send a description of your idea to hsr_europe@nivel.nl, also until 9 February (max 300 words). Examples can be letting people provide intelligence for a current policy problem in your country or region, letting them brainstorm about future research funding calls, EU strategic initiatives, etcera.

    Costs and registration

    The costs of participation are €95, which includes lunches and a social dinner on Thursday evening. The meeting will take place at the offices of NIVEL, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Registration will open in January 2015, but you can already indicate your interest at hsr_europe@nivel.nl.

    Key dates:
    • Call for abstracts: open from now until Monday 9 February 2015.
    • Notification of successful abstracts: Monday 23 February 2015.
    • Registration will open 15 January 2015.
    • Meeting: from Thursday 23 April 2015 12.30 hrs – Friday 24 April 2015 13.30 hrs.
  • 3rd MABEL Research Forum and Data use Workshop


    Registration is now open for the:

    • 3rd MABEL Research Forum – Friday 24 April 2015, in Melbourne
    • MABEL Data Users Workshop – Thursday 23 April 2015, in Melbourne
    • MABEL Dinner – Thursday 23 April 2015, in Melbourne

    The Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics, funded by the NHMRC, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 3rd MABEL Research Forum being held on Friday 24 April 2015 in Melbourne. The Forum will be focused on a discussion of medical workforce policy issues and research using the MABEL data, in a form that is accessible to academics, policymakers and other stakeholders.

    We will also be holding a half-day MABEL Data Users Workshop the day before the Forum on Thursday 23 April 2015. The workshop will be suitable for existing data users who would like to know about the latest developments, and also for potential new users who would like to learn more about the data. A basic knowledge of statistics is necessary.

    You are also invited to register to attend the MABEL Dinner that will be held on the evening before the Forum on Thursday 23 April 2015.

    View further details and register here

    (Or use the full link: http://www.melbourneinstitute.com/miaesr/events/special%20events/Forum_MABEL_2015/forum_MABEL_2015_default.html)

MAY 2015

  • Centre for Big Data Research in Health Seminar - Gearing an entire country for informatics and big data research


    Event date: Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 9:30am to 11:00am

     

    Location: Gallery 1, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Australia (Kensington Campus)

     

    Presented by Andrew Morris, Chief Scientist for Health in Scotland and Director of the Farr Institute. The Farr Institute is an ambitious national programme that allows linkage of health records to research, molecular and non-health data sets for the purpose of large-scale research. This talk will review the research and governance infrastructure under development, and examples of the power and value of linking heterogeneous data sets on a national scale.

     

    For further information go to https://cbdrh.med.unsw.edu.au/event/cbdrh-seminar-gearing-entire-country-informatics-and-big-data-research

    RSVP: CBDRH.Events@unsw.edu.au by 27 April 2015

     

    FLYER

  • Missioncraft in Disaster Relief Operations Workshop 2015


    Date: Monday 25th to Friday 29th May 2015
    Organiser: Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety (CREPS), Monash University in collaboration with the Disaster Medical Coordination International Society
    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: crepatientsafety@monash.edu
    Flyer and application form: please visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/sphpm/creps/seminars.html

    Missioncraft is the art and science of preparing and conducting field operations. This 1-week intensive workshop presents best practices for health personnel in international disaster relief operations. The workshop is offered to selected medical and public health professionals who deploy to disasters as full-time, field-based, hands-on providers. The workshop aims to enhance skill sets required in leadership roles such as organisational team leader or medical co-ordinator. It is designed for experienced professionals in pursuit of mastery, and is not intended for medical tourists.

June 2015

  • Patient reported outome measures (PROMs): new horizons in health-related quality of life improvements


    Organiser: Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety (CREPS), Monash University
    Date: 25th and 26th June 2015
    Venue: The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) Lecture Theatre, 75 Commercial Rd, The Alfred, Melbourne Vic 3004
    Cost: From $50 student rate / $120 general rate

    Who should attend:
    • Clinicians;
    • Clinical research coordinators;
    • Clinical trials coordinators;
    • Data managers;
    • Quality managers;
    • Researchers;
    • Medical students;
    • Patients and their family members; and
    • Members of the general public.
    Contact: Catherine Pound Ph: +61 3 9903 0891 / Email: crepatientsafety@monash.edu
    Payment and flyer details: please visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/sphpm/creps/seminars.html