Health Outcomes2008: Facilitating Knowledge Exchange and Transfer For a Dynamic Future, 13th Nationa (AHOC)

Venue: Rydges Lakeside

Location: Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

Event Date/Time: Apr 29, 2008 End Date/Time: May 01, 2008
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Health Outcomes 2008: Facilitating Knowledge Transfer for a Dynamic Future

April 29 to May 1, 2008
Rydges Lakeside, Canberra, Australia
HEALTH OUTCOMES 2008: Facilitating Knowledge Exchange and Transfer for a Dynamic Future

13th Annual National Conference

30 April - 1 May 2008, Rydges Lakeside, Canberra, Australia

With pre-workshops April 29

With health costs climbing and budgets being stretched, it is crucial that health professionals practice according to the best available evidence. Failure to make use of effective treatments and worse, giving treatments that do harm is a major cause of morbidity in the population. It has been estimated that up to one in two patients fail to receive best evidence care and up to one in ten may actually get treatment which has the potential to be harmful. In addition, it has been estimated that patients only receive around half the treatments they need.

How can we ensure the most effective allocation of our health care resources so as to do the most good? How can we achieve better health outcomes for our patients and the population? Importantly, how can we draw on our current knowledge base to achieve these aims to create a dynamic future? Health Outcomes 2008 will explore all of these issues.

Dedicated conference sessions will include:
· Health outcomes in arthritis and muscular skeletal conditions
· Quality improvement systems: hospital & patient safety, and clinical pathways
· Health outcomes effecting injury rehabilitation
· Evidence-based general practice, primary & community care, allied health, nursing & dental care
· Primary, community and intesectorial care
· Gender and health outcomes
· Health outcomes in the national priority areas
· Economic modelling, evaluating population health policy and practice interventions
· Population health, indigenous health outcomes and cross cultural issues
· Chronic disease management: co-morbidity, palliative care, ageing issues
· Mental health outcomes
· New directions & methodological issues in research, design & application of tools

We will host two prominent International speakers - Prof Neil Aaronson from the Netherlands and Dr Kirstie Haywood from the UK. Don't miss this opportunity to help create a dynamic future for health care outcomes.

Health Outcomes 2008 Sponsors: Office for an Ageing Australia, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Program – Mental Health and Workforce Division, and the Asthma, Arthritis and Branch Support Section and Palliative Care Section of the Chronic Disease and Palliative Care Branch from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing; Eli Lilly Australia Pty Ltd; The Pharmaceutical Alliance; Department of Veterans’ Affairs Community Care Branch and Veterans and Veterans Family Counselling Service; and the Motor Accident Authority of NSW.

Australian Health Outcomes Collaboration Web site:
Contact - Astoria Barr or Jan Sansoni, Email: or
Telephone: (Astoria) (+61) 02 6205 0869 or (Jan) (+61) 02 6291 7271 Fax: (+61) 02 6244 4201

London Circuit
Canberra ACT 2600

Astoria Barr
02 62050869
02 6244 4201


London Circuit
ACT 2600

Additional Information

Posters- Posters of current work may be displayed at the conference if selected. Registration form, Program and Flyer can be emailed on request please contact: Elizabeth Rodgers-