10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference
The 10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference was be held at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast Queensland on Wed 1st –Fri 3rd November 2017.
The theme was ‘Shifting Priorities: balancing acute and primary care services’.
The conference focused on current and future priorities for resources in acute and primary care, in order to achieve a sustainable and functional system into the future. The conference brought us back to the basics of health services research - examining the structures and processes for the organisation and delivery of healthcare services to society - as we look to build a sustainable, future-ready, and patient focused health care system.
Professor Nick Graves, Health Economist, Queensland University of Technology and the team from AusHSI were the Conference Convenors.
3 Storifies highlighting each day of the conference have been produced by Health Service Management Centre, Birmingham University.
The plenaries covered a nice selection of topics that appealed to the majority of the audience. Similarly, the research presentations were diverse and interesting. What I found most enjoyable was the mix of academics and clinicians across many disciplines. Previous conferences that I have attended have usually been discipline specific or predominantly focused on medical practitioners. The HSRAANZ Conference was different. I met pharmacists and dentists and really enjoyed finding out about their work, the challenges they faced and the type of research they were conducting. This offered me an opportunity to look beyond my own challenges and areas of interest. It was wonderful!
I was able to meet other clinician-researchers who were looking at the area I am researching and exchange details. This type of networking and collaboration will ultimately be of enormous benefit to my PhD. It may lead to future research collaborations.
Excellent quality international speakers that related to Australia/Queensland
Outstanding presentations from keynote speakers
The keynotes, plenaries and shark tank were all excellent, and very well thought out.
Was interesting from the perspective of a clinician with an emerging involvement in research, to hear perspectives of mostly academic health researchers. Really appreciated mix of practical topics as well as policy issues etc.
All the sessions were well planned with a nice balance between the primary care and acute care sessions. The emphasis on integrated, patient-centered care in many sessions was impressive.
I loved the indigenous workshop and indigenous presentation stream for greater diversity of topics and presenters
I thought the way the conference embraces early career researchers is excellent (after all these individuals are our future)
It's a great conference. One of the best globally. Keep up the great work.