The Australian Medical Association Position Statement on Shared Electronic Medical Records - Revised 2016. This Position Statement is part of the eHealth suite of position statements and should be read in conjunction with the following Position Statements: Electronic Prescription Transfer Systems (2009), Technology-based patient consultations (2013), and Medical practitioner responsibilities with electronic communication of clinical information (2013). You can read more here
Closes: Friday, 6 January 2017
The December edition of the New RAH Update is now available online here
The National Health and Medical Research Council and the Consumers Health Forum of Australia have released a revised joint statement reflecting the growing recognition of the place of consumers and community in health research. Find out more here.
Closes: Friday, 10 February 2017
The 7th International Carers Conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention centre on the 4th –6th October 2017. The conference aims to re-imagine caring into the future, providing a catalyst for innovation and collaboration; sharing improvements in the way to support unpaid carers, care-recipients, their families, networks and communities. The 7th International Carers Conference will bring together key stakeholders across a broad range of community and business sectors: policy-makers, community leaders, business leaders, researchers, grassroots advocates, practitioners, consumers and carers. Delegates will come from across Australia, across the Asia Pacific region and across the globe, along with national and international high-profile speakers; to engage in a meeting of minds. There are four thematic streams: innovation; partnerships; challenges; and new opportunities. You can find out more about the submission process here.
2 – 3 February 2017
The Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer is partnering with COSA to co‐host the 2017 Cancer Survivorship Conference. The Conference will bring together a diverse group of clinicians, researchers, policy makers and consumers from Australia, UK and US, to learn, to be challenged and to make a lasting impact on the lives of those affected by cancer.
The theme this year “Cancer Survivorship 2017: Pathways to better policy and practice” focuses our thinking on how we can translate the growing evidence in this area into day to day applications. The conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the full flyer is available below.
Asthma Australia are offering free Masterclasses in 2017 to ensure that patients can live well and maintain good control of their conditions. The classes are available to educate patients on asthma, eczema and allergy & anaphylaxis. There is a special Kids Asthma Masterclass which is designed for parents and children to attend together. You can view more information and view the available dates for classes here.
Registrations are now open for the 25th National Conference on Incontinence. This year’s conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. You can find out more and register for the conference here.
Headspace Woodville has launched a free group program called SMART recovery. The program is designed for young people aged 16-25 with problematic behaviours, including addiction to alcohol and other drugs, cigarettes, gambling, Internet use and gaming, food, shopping, or anything else. The SMART Recovery group sessions will be held on Monday afternoons from 4 - 5.30pm starting Monday September 26th. To find out more visit the SMART recovery website here
Are you thinking about becoming a consumer advocate or would you like to refresh your knowledge?
Our Introduction to Consumer Advocacy Training session will give you information on the role, challenges and benefits of being a consumer advocate.
The sessions are interactive and based on adult-learning principles. Participants receive reference materials and a certificate of attendance.
For more information see attached flier
The upcoming training dates are:
The training is held at the HCA offices at Level 1/12 Pirie Street Adelaide.