The Conference will commence Monday 5 December 2011 and conclude Wednesday 7 December 2011. A Welcome Reception will be held in the evening Monday 5 December and an optional Conference dinner Tuesday 6 December. 


Program Posters
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Preliminary Programme
Sunday 4 December
12:00-17:00 Indigenous Health Services Workshop   Tandanya. National Aboriginal Cultural Institute 253 Grenfell Street Adelaide  Click here to read more details and download program outline.
(please note this Workshop is for Indigenous conference delegates only). 
Monday 5 December
08:00 Registration
09:00-09:20 Welcome to Country
Palti Kuru Paitya - Paitya Dance Group Kaurna Elders- aunty Georgina Williams and uncle Lewis O'Brien  
Official Opening
Prof Chris Baggoley – Chief Medical Officer
09:20-10:45 Plenary 1 Success Stories: Big Impact Health Services Research
Prof Paul Glasziou, Bond University, Australia
Prof Jon Nicholl, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
10:45 morning tea
11:15 Concurrent sessions 1A - 1E
  1A  Economic evaluation            1B Indigenous issues 1C  Patient preferences 1D  Health care utilisation 1E  Improving primary care
12:45 lunch and posters Harkness Fellowship Information Session 
14:00 Plenary 2:  Health Services Research and Indigenous Health: Time for Some Inspiration
Dr Kerry Arabena, Australia
Dr Sue Crengle, University of Auckland, New Zealand
15:00 afternoon tea
15:30 Concurrent sessions 2A - 2E
  2A Standards and quality           2B  Indigenous:  disparities 2C  Practice quality 2D  Hospital care 2E  Medicines issues
16:45 Concurrent sessions 3A - 3E
  3A Access           3B Economic hardship 3C Trials 3D Evaluation 3E Ageing
18:00 Welcome Reception
Jon Karnon, Department of Public Health, University of Adelaide
Tuesday 6 December
08:00 Registration
09:00 Plenary 3  Qualitative and Quantitative Data: What are the Opportunities for Health Services research
Prof Tony Blakely, University of Otago, New Zealand
Dr Michele Foster, University of Queensland, Australia
Prof Robyn McDermott, University of South Australia, Australia
10:15 morning tea
10:45 Concurrent sessions 4A - 4E
  4A Workforce issues        4B  Indigenous: community health    4C Practice organization 4D  Mental health 4E  Methods
12:15 lunch, posters and ERGO session
13:30 Concurrent sessions 5A - 5E
  5A Learnings           5B Policy issues 5C Practice 5D  Health promotion 5E  Allied health
15:00 afternoon tea
15:30 Plenary 4:  Innovative Approaches to Health Care
Cathy Schoen Senior Vice President The Commonwealth Fund
Jeffrey Braithwaite, Director, Australian Institute of Health Innovation 
Sponsored by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care   
  Conference Dinner National Wine Centre
Acknowledgement of ten years association - Jackie Cumming
Wednesday 7 December
08:00 Registration
09:00 Plenary 5: Managing Incentives in the Health Care System: How Can We Inform Policy and Practice
Professor Anthony Scott, ARC Future Fellow and Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Australia
Professor David Ben-Tovim, Director, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Flinders Medical Centre, and Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University, Australia 
Dr Suzanne Hill, Secretary, WHO Expert Committee on Essential Medicines, Switzerland
10:30 morning tea
11:00 Concurrent sessions 6A - 6D
  6A   Indigenous issues             6B 6C  CLAHRC Collaboration 6D  Harkness fellowships 6E Health Reform
12:00 Plenary 6: 
Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Ph.D. Director, Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness & Safety Research, USA
13:00 close
14:00 APHCRI Master Class  (to be confirmed)        


Indigenous Health Services Workshop  
Tandanya. National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
253 Grenfell Street Adelaide
Sunday, 4 December, 2011   12 noon to 5pm

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The organizers of the 7th Health Services and Policy Research Conference are committed to implementing strategies and processes that will contribute to a reduction in health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.   As part of this commitment, we are hosting a pre-conference workshop for all Indigenous researchers, policy makers, and community members who will be attending this year’s conference.   The workshop will provide an opportunity for Indigenous conference goers to network and prepare for the conference.   The program will feature Indigenous speakers who are leading the way in health services research in Australia and New Zealand. There will also be  sessions that focus on Indigenous health priorities with opportunities for Indigenous peoples to share information and learn from one another.   All Indigenous peoples who plan on attending the HSR Conference are encouraged to register for this very important workshop.   

The workshop is supported by the Conference Committee and registration is free. Lunch will be provided. There is a free city shuttle bus that goes to the venue. Venue location map below.

Please note this Workshop is intended for Indigenous conference delegates only. While we aim to promote the sharing of knowledge, we also understand that Indigenous peoples may need their own space to share stories and experiences with each other without outside interpretation or judgement. Non-Indigenous people may also need time and space to examine concepts of colonisation and its profound impact in the lives of Indigenous people today. These processes may need to take place before the two groups can come together effectively and safely for the remainder of the conference, (as discussed by Ramsden 2003; Consedine 2005).

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