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August 2017

BHI Challenging Ideas Seminar

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Civic Pavilion, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, Sydney, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, Sydney
Sydney, Australia
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BHI’s Challenging Ideas seminar series provides expert insight into different topics and highlights best practice in performance measurement and reporting.

Keynote speaker Dr Stephen Duckett will address the key issue of patient safety, and present a case for the public reporting of hospital performance data as an essential tool for safety improvement.

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October 2017
$275 - $350

Revisiting Whitlam’s Vision for Health: Economists, Data and Efficiency

October 6

This October, on the 50th anniversary of his speech, a diverse group of economists and those interested in public policy will come together in a unique health policy forum. Speakers will reflect on Whitlam’s speech and to use it as a lens to examine the contemporary health policies across Australia. Following in Whitlam’s steps, the aim will be to identify innovative ways of using better economics and data to improve current health policy decision making across Australia, including ways to modernise Medicare.

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Introduction to Cost Effectiveness Analysis In Health – Short Courses Health Economics Unit, Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street
Carlton, Victoria Australia
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A one-day short course aiming to provide participants an understanding of how economic analysis can be used to evaluate health programs and aid decision making. Participants will be provided an introduction to the application of economic evaluation methods in health. No previous knowledge is required. The course will consist of short lectures, case studies and practical exercises and is designed for policy makers, clinicians, researchers, managers and others working in the health sector.

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Evaluating Public Health Interventions Using Economic and Epidemiological Methods -Health Economics Unit, Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street
Carlton, Victoria Australia
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A one-day short course run by the Health Economics Unit at The University of Melbourne. The course provides an overview of how cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses can be used to evaluate public sector inventions, including screening and prevention programs, and ways to improve access to health care. The course consists of a combination of short lectures and case studies and is designed for policy makers and researchers with a focus on public sector health interventions.

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Practical Methods For Health Economic Evaluation -Health Economics Unit, Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

October 18 @ 9:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street
Carlton, Victoria Australia
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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.

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45 and Up Study Collaborators meeting 2017

October 24
Aerial Function Centre, University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney , NSW Australia + Google Map

    ​ Save the date Research collaborators, partners, supporters and others with an interest in the 45 and Up Study are invited to save the date for this year’s 45 and Up Study Collaborators’ Meeting. ·         Tuesday 24 October 2017 ·         Aerial Function Centre - L7, Building 10, 235 Jones Street Ultimo NSW 2007 A call for abstracts, formal invitation, registration form and provisional program will be sent closer to the date. Find out more ·         Select '45 and Up Study' on

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8th EBHC International Conference

October 25 @ 8:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm

25 years after the term EBM was coined, it is time to consider limits and criticisms related to the generation of evidence and its translation to individual and population levels, more than to EBM movement itself. To address this challenge, the Conference will focus on evidence ecosystem to connect generation, synthesis and translation of evidence, analyzing limitations and suggesting solutions. Meet EBHC colleagues and friends from around the world in a 3-day program that will include an amazing panel of

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November 2017

10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference

November 1 - November 3

The 10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference will be held at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast Queensland on Wed 1st –Fri 3rd November 2017.

The theme is ‘Shifting Priorities: balancing acute and primary care services’ and it’s topical.

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