Call for Registrations and Abstracts

26 November 2018

The Holme Building, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW

Cost HSRAANZ Members $90, non-members $140 (+GST)

Member rates apply to staff and students of our Corporate members.  Contact Sarah Green for the promo code to access this offer.





This one-day forum presented by the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ) will bring together stakeholders with experience in PROMS and PREMs to advance the health services research agenda.

During the morning you will hear from experts in the field about the application of PROMs and PREMs in government programs, Clinical Practice, General Practice and NGOs and peak consumer bodies.

The afternoon will feature short oral presentations and provide an opportunity to learn about the latest research and leadership in the areas of PROMs and PREMs for quality assurance and benchmarking and PROMs to guide clinical care.  The concluding break-out sessions will debate the key challenges and opportunities, and where to from here.

Keynote Speakers

Jennifer Plumb- Project Manager, Person-centred Measurement, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare

Jean-Frederic Levesque – Chief Executive, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Dominique Cadilhac –Head Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division, Stroke and Ageing Research, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University

Ian Harris – Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UNSW Sydney

Tim Usherwood – Professor of General Practice at the University of Sydney; Honorary Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health; and Deputy Chair of Western Sydney PHN.

Shilpa Jesudason – Nephrologist, Chair, CNARTS Clinical Research Group and Clinical Director, Kidney Health Australia 


Call for Abstracts for Short Oral Presentations Now Open

The HSRAANZ invites Association members and staff or students of our corporate members to submit abstracts for short oral presentations for two streams

PROMs/PREMs for quality assurance and benchmarking; and

PROMs to guide clinical care.

An abstract can include research that has been completed, or that has been planned, but not conducted or finalised

Instructions for Abstract Submission

  • Eligibility: Abstracts will only be accepted from HSRAANZ members or staff and students of a HSRAANZ Corporate member. (HSRAANZ Membership options)
  • Due Date: Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted by Friday 21 September to using this form.
  • Acceptance: You will be advised of acceptance or non-acceptance by Friday 12 October 2018.
  • Registration: All presenters must complete a registration form for the Seminar by Friday 26 October. A subsidised registration fee of $90 +GST will apply to all presenters.
  • Publication: All accepted abstracts will be reproduced on the HSRAANZ website.

Indigenous Scholarships Available

Scholarships are being offered to assist Indigenous researchers from Australia and New Zealand to present at the forum.

Selection Criteria.

Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of

  • Scientific excellence of the paper submitted and its contribution to health services research.
  • Appropriateness of the budget and funding requested.

Awards will be made with the aim of maximising benefits from the funds to the health services research community as a whole.

To apply for a scholarship

Submit your abstract using the abstract submission form and include:

One A4 sheet addressing how you meet the criteria and why you believe you would be a deserving and/or worthy recipient of a scholarship.  Please address:

  • Why you need financial assistance to attend;
  • How you will benefit from attending;
  • How the forum will benefit from your attendance;
  • The relevance and impact of the research that you will be presenting.

A detailed itinerary and budget.

  • Applicants with other sources of funding available should specify amounts to be covered from these sources, and the minimum funding required to make their trip feasible.
  • Applicants who have attempted to seek additional funding are more likely to be favourably considered by the committee.
  • Applicants with an extended trip should provide information about the remainder of their itinerary and travel cost and clearly specify the expenditure that is attributable to items that are eligible for sponsorship.


Presentation of the HSRAANZ Awards and Prizes

The seminar will conclude with the presentation of the HSRAANZ Annual Awards and Prizes.  We invite all delegates to stay to hear about the best and most impactful health services research.

HSRAANZ Annual General Meeting and Networking Drinks

Following the Forum the HSRAANZ will hold its Annual General Meeting and networking drinks.  All delegates are invited to join us for drinks.  Please rsvp for catering purposes via the Fourm Registration Form.