HSRAANZ Virtual End of Year Event – Thursday 3 December 2020, 10am -2pm (AEST)

Theme: “Health Services Researchers: partners for COVID-19 response and recovery”

This half-day event will showcase how Australia and New Zealand’s health services researchers are at the forefront of the health system response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Health services researchers are working alongside clinicians, managers and policymakers providing evidence to tackle the immediate impact and longer term health, social and economic fallout from the pandemic; and ensuring that the lessons learned will help future proof our health systems.

Audience – Hospital and primary care managers, health services researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and consumers.

The virtual conference is open to all and registration is free. (However abstract submission for presenters is limited to HSRAANZ members only)

Registration is essential 


Draft Program

Invited Speaker

Short Oral Presentations showcasing current COVID 19-related health services research

Discussion of potential COVID 19 questions for health services researchers.

Announcement of the 2020 HSRAANZ Impact and Best Paper Award Winners.

Call for Contributions

There are two ways to contribute to the content of the event.

  • HSRAANZ members (includes staff and students of HSRAANZ Corporate members) are invited to submit abstracts for short oral presentations of current COVID 19 related health services research.
  • Health service managers, decision-makers and other health professionals are invited to submit their COVID 19 questions, innovations and challenges for discussion of the current and future needs for health services research in the response and recovery effort.


Health Services Researchers: Partners for COVID-19 response and recovery

How you can be involved

HSRAANZ Members Only (includes staff and students of HSRAANZ Corporate members) Health Service Managers, Decision-Makers & Other health professionals

HSRAANZ members only are invited to submit abstracts for short oral presentations of current COVID 19 related health services research.


 Not a current member – Join Here.

Health clinicians, managers and policymakers are invited to submit potential COVID-19 related questions for future health services research.


Suggested topics/themes
• Telehealth & new models of care
• Workforce issues and solutions
• Waitlist recovery (managing the backlog)
• Innovations to embed in future practice and policy
• Forced/frugal innovation on the run
• Mental health/wellbeing & impact of COVID
• Health equity in recovery & response
• Financial/economic or cost-effective health response and recovery strategies

What innovations, opportunities and challenges have resulted from the COVID 19 response and recovery for you?

The final session of the event will compile and present HSR questions and challenges identified by health sector professionals to set an agenda for future research and collaboration.

Abstracts and questions should be submitted by 12 October 2020.  You will be notified if your abstract has been accepted for presentation by 26 October.









HSRAANZ Annual General Meeting – 2.15pm

The virtual event will be followed by the HSRAANZ’s Annual General Meeting.  The AGM is for HSRAANZ members only.

Current HSRAANZ members will receive a Zoom link to the AGM.

Please ensure that your HSRAANZ membership is up to date by logging into our website or contacting our Executive Officer Sarah Green.

For non-members, please visit the HSRAANZ website to sign up for a membership.