Conversations About Care

1 & 2 March, 2018

A conference presenting the latest in client-centred care and integrated practice.

We believe healthcare can be exceptional.

Find out how partnership between consumers and professionals can revolutionise the healthcare system.

This event is essential for any person interested in improving the way we care for each other, and for ourselves. Gain new insight into issues like:

  • the impact of stigma and discrimination on access to health
  • how true consumer-professional collaboration can be achieved
  • the importance of health literacy
  • how our healthcare system and policies are creating barriers to healthcare
  • how emerging leaders are changing the way we view health.

Complete 12 Continuing Professional Development points as a health practitioner. 

Join us on 1 & 2 March 2018 at the Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne.

Health Consumers

What do you want from your healthcare providers? Come to the conference and tell us.

Clinicians and carers

Learn how to improve consumer communication in busy everyday practice.

Healthcare staff

How can empathy and communication lead to better outcomes in care?

Academics, Researchers, Students

Apply the latest innovations in consumer care to your research.

Susan Alberti AC

Find out more about Susan, philanthropist and advocate. Watch the ABC iview interview

Julie McCrossin

Radio and TV personality and journalist. 

Dr Ioan Jones

Public health dentist.

Gordon Conochie

Senior Manager, cohealth.

A new approach to health

Hear from the people who are changing healthcare, for all.

Emerging leaders, experts, ordinary people. Working together, exploring issues like:

  • How do people experience healthcare?
  • What does person-centred care really look like?
  • What is our shared role in a person’s health?
  • How can we work together for the benefit of our communities?

Health Consumers: Have your say

Listening to you improves our performance.

Building a better health system requires everyone’s input. That’s why consumer participation is crucial.

We need you to tell us how we can do better. If we work together, we can improve the health of your family and community.

Consumers like you can help, and you don’t need special qualifications. You’ll be among a wide group of consumers and professionals with healthcare expertise.

We invite you to contribute to discussions in a positive and supportive environment.

Your voice is vital! Register today.

Health Professionals: Improve your practice

How do you balance consumer views with your clinical expertise?

Learn how to improve consumer participation in busy everyday practice. Access real-life consumer feedback from our large group of consumer voices.

Be inspired to work with your clients, colleagues and community.

Complete 12 Continuing Professional Development points. 

Gain knowledge to help meet the National Safety and Quality Health Standards

Hear about the latest innovations in healthcare practice. Register today!

Health Organisation Staff: Gain healthcare insights

How can you deliver more client-centred care at your organisation?

Learn communication strategies between consumers and health professionals for better care outcomes.

Meet other innovators who are developing person-centred care projects. Be inspired to work better with your colleagues and community.

Gain knowledge to help meet the National Safety and Quality Health Standards

To gain these insights, register for Conversations About Care today.

 

Academics, researchers and students: Fuel your research

Apply the latest innovations in consumer care to your research.

Learn how better communication between consumers and health professionals leads to improved care.

Network with an array of consumers, health professionals and other experts. Be inspired to work constructively with consumers, your colleagues and communities.

Gain knowledge to help meet the National Safety and Quality Health Standards

To gain these insights, register for Conversations About Care today.

 

Partner with us

Do you want to be involved with a unique event, at the forefront of healthcare? Become a partner and expose your organisation to a broad audience, while supporting the future of healthcare. Click below to find out more.

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The Abbotsford Convent

Conversations About Care will be held at iconic Abbotsford Convent.

The historic site, which has recently been given Australia’s highest level of heritage recognition, is located just 4km from Melbourne’s CBD.

Disability Access

The Abbotsford Convent provides amenities to enable disability access. Among them are ramps, wide, automatic doors and disability parking.

Read more here:

http://abbotsfordconvent.com.au/visit/universal-access

See the Abbotsford Convent Mobility Map here:

http://abbotsfordconvent.com.au/site/assets/uploaded/f1534738-accessmap.pdf

Should you wish to bring along an Auslan interpreter, please contact elizad@nrch.com.au. We would be more than happy to accommodate them at the conference.

Supported by:

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Health Issues Centre is supporting Conversations About Care through its Practice Partners Program.