10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference

Don't miss out! Register Now for the 10th Health Services and  Policy Research Conference.   The full program is now online with all our exciting keynote and concurrent sessions and pre-conference workshops and breakfast sessions.  

The workshops and breakfast sessions are open to conference delegates and non-delegates and there is something for everyone. Take a closer look.


The conference theme is “Shifting priorities: balancing acute and primary care services".

The conference will focus on current and future priorities for resources in acute and primary care, in order to achieve a sustainable and functional system into the future. This conference will bring us back to the basics of health service 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.

Full Programme




Full workshop programme and registration

Tailor-made experiences for our conference attendees, these workshops provide a valuable learning and networking opportunity. Workshops are in addition to the conference and day registration and are available for delegates and non-delegates to attend.

All workshops run from 1pm on Tuesday 31 October 2017

Workshop 1 - complimentary.   Workshops 2 and 3  - $75pp half-day delegate or $150pp half-day non-delegate. 


Workshop 1: Indigenous Health Yarning Circle

Open to Indigenous delegates and non-delegates only


Workshop 2: Writing for publication: meet the editors

WORKSHOP Programme

Developing a successful publication track record is an essential part of having a successful research career. This workshop will provide advice to early career health services researchers on strategies and approaches to getting research published in leading journals.


Workshop 3: Translating evidence into practice: making sense of implementation theories and frameworks

Key objectives:

  • To discuss why theory matters in implementation and implementation research


  • To explore the relationship between theories, frameworks and models


  • To examine and compare some of the most commonly applied implementation theories, frameworks and models


  • To share experiences of applying different approaches to plan, guide and evaluate implementation


  • To consider how best to link theory with the practice and study of implementation in healthcare


Breakfast Sessions

Thursday 2 November, 7.00am-8.15am

Breakfast Session Thursday: Metrics for embedding clinical research in health care

Breakfast Session Thursday: Social media - best practice and a bootcamp! 


Friday 3 November, 7.00am - 8.15am

Breakfast Session Friday: How consumer partnerships help turn great research into practice