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    HSRAANZ Forum – The Pros and Cons of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) – 26 November 2018

    Call for Registrations and Abstracts

    Convenors - Rachael Morton, Associate Professor and Director of health economics at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney and Tilley Pain, Principal Research Fellow for allied health professionals at the Townsville Hospital and Health Service and an Adjunct Principal Research Fellow at James Cook University.

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

    Cost HSRAANZ Members $90 (+GST), 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.


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    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

    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.
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Dominique Cadilhac

Professor Cadilhac heads the Translational Public Health Research Division in Stroke and Ageing Research within the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash University and is the Head of Public Health: Stroke Division, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. She is the Data Custodian for the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry.

Jean-Frédéric Levesque

Dr Jean-Frédéric Levesque joined the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation as Chief Executive in June 2017. He was previously Chief Executive of the Bureau of Health Information for four years.

Dr Levesque brings to the ACI leadership in healthcare system analysis and improvement, combining experience in clinical practice in refugee health and tropical medicine, in clinical governance and in academic research. He is a member of the Strategic Analytic Advisory Committee of the Canadian Institute of Health Information and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. He has held senior positions responsible for publicly reporting information about the Canadian health system at the Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec and the Commissaire a la santé et au bien-etre du Québec.

Dr Levesque has a Doctorate in Public Health, a Masters in Community Health and a medical degree from the Université de Montréal, Canada. He is a Conjoint Professor at the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity of the University of New South Wales. His research focuses on how different models of care impact on patient outcomes and experiences of care. In 2011-12, he was a Visiting Academic at the University of Melbourne.

Ian Harris

Ian Harris is an orthopaedic clinician and researcher based in Sydney. His clinical work covers general orthopaedics but with a sub-specialty interest in trauma surgery. His academic activities are in the field of clinical research, incorporating randomised trials, systematic reviews, cohort studies and studies of methodology. He also has an interest in clinical quality registries and is Deputy Director of the AOA National Joint Replacement Registry, Co-chair of the ANZ Hip Fracture Registry and Chair of ACORN, the Arthroplasty Clinical Outcomes Registry National.

Tim Usherwood

Tim Usherwood is 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. His research focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions to improve health outcomes in chronic disease & primary care.

Shilpa Jesudason

Dr Shilpa Jesudason (MBBS, PhD, FRACP) is a Staff Specialist Nephrologist and Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Adelaide. She is a general and transplant nephrologist with subspecialty expertise in obstetric nephrology. Her primary research program investigates parenthood outcomes for women and men with renal disease. She is also Chair of the Clinical Research Group at the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Central Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplant Service (CNARTS), which is undertaking a range of studies exploring the experience of patients with ESKD who transition to dialysis, with a focus on multidisciplinary assessments of patient reported symptoms and outcomes, and the psychosocial impact of kidney failure. She is a researcher with the NHMRC-funded BEAT CKD Research Consortium and is integrally involved in the “Consumer Engagement in Research” working group and activities of BEAT CKD as well as the ANZDATA registry. In 2017, Dr Jesudason was appointed as the National Clinical Director of Kidney Health Australia, the peak organisation representing patients with kidney disease and their communities. She has been involved in strengthening consumer engagement within nephrology via roles with the ANZ Dialysis and Transplant (ANZDATA) Registry Steering Committee, ANZ Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) Dialysis Advisory Committee, ANZSN Clinical Policy Advisory Committee, KHA-Caring for Australians with Renal Impairment (KHA-CARI) Guidelines Steering Committee. She is leading a National Community Consultation of indigenous patients and expert clinicians to inform the upcoming KHA-CARI Guidelines for the Management of CKD in ATSI and Maori, as well as a National consultation to inform KHA’s Youth Support programs. KHA has also been commissioned by the Federal Government to develop a National Strategic Action Plan for Kidney Disease, to be delivered in April 2019.