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.

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

Philanthropist and advocate

Julie McCrossin

Journalist and facilitator

Dr Ioan Jones

Public health Dentist

Gordon Conochi

Senior Manager, cohealth

John Aitken

Pharmacist and researcher

Jenny Wilkins

Healthcare consumer and consultant

Lulu Xu

Oral health educator

Dr John Silverman

Professor of Academic General Practice

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:

Listening to you improves our performance.

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

We need to learn about what you want from health providers. We need you to tell us how we can do better.

If we work together, we can improve your health and the lives of your family and community.

By sharing our perspectives and working collaboratively, we can develop innovative solutions to meet the healthcare demands of our communities.

Consumers like you can help, and you don’t need special qualifications.

You’ll be amongst a wide group of health consumers and professionals with experience of the health system.

You’ll be asked to contribute to discussions in a positive and supportive environment.

Your voice is vital! Register today.

Health Professionals:

How do you balance consumer views with your clinical expertise?

Is consumer participation really the panacea they say it is?

Learn how to improve consumer participation in busy everyday practice.

Gain knowledge to help meet the National Safety and Quality Health Service standards.

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

Hear about the latest innovations in healthcare practice.

Access real-life genuine consumer feedback from our large group of consumer voices.

Openly discuss issues with consumers and colleagues.

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

Health Organisation Staff:

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

How does communication between consumers and health professionals lead to better outcomes in care?

Gain knowledge to help meet the National Safety and Quality Health Service standards.

Be inspired to better work with your consumers, colleagues and community.

Meet other innovators who are developing person-centred care projects.

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

 

Academics, researchers and students:

Apply the latest innovations in consumer care to your research.

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

Network with an array of consumers, health professionals, experts and other academics.

Gain knowledge to help meet National Safety and Quality Health Service standards.

Be inspired to work constructively with health consumers, your colleagues and communities.

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.

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.