Pre-Conference Workshops

We are offering and number of pre Conference workshops for anyone who is interested in taking advantage of all the excellent learning opportunities available at HSRAANZ 2019. Further detiails will be announced as soon as arrangements are finalised so check this page regularly.

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Workshop 1: Achieving impact through research: An introduction to implementation science

Professor Gill Harvey, Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide, Australia and Professor Tim Stokes, Department of General Practice and Rural Health, University of Otago, New Zealand

Date: Tuesday 3 December, 2019
Venue: Room B09, Building 303, 38 Princes Street, University of Auckland
Time: 13:00 - 16:30
Cost: HSRAANZ Member AUD$75, Non-Member AUD$150

The workshop will provide an introduction to the emerging science of implementation science and how these can be applied to facilitate evidence-based health care and greater research impact. This will include consideration of the key factors that influence whether and how research evidence gets used in health care practice and policy and what existing theories and strategies can be applied to support implementation.

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Workshop 2: Indigenous Pre-Conference Hui (Workshop)

Addressing Health Service Inequities to Improve Health Systems Performance

Date: Tuesday 3 December, 2019
Facilitaor: Dr Rachel Brown
Venue: Room B05, Building 303, 38 Princes Street, University of Auckland
Time: 09:30-15:30
Facilitator: Dr Rachel Brown
Cost: Free

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On behalf of the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand, we are inviting our Indigenous manuhiri (visitors) to participate in a pre-conference hui.

The hui provides a platform for Indigenous delegates to:

  • come together in a supportive environment
  • listen to various Indigenous experiences from across the health services research continuum
  • receive support and encouragement going into the conference
  • reflect on the valuable contribution they make towards their whānau, communities, organisations and countries

Please note this Workshop is for Indigenous conference delegates only. The workshop is supported by the Conference Committee and registration is free. Lunch will be provided.

09:30 Welcome and Mihi Whakatau
10:00 Morning tea
10:30 Dame Tariana Turia - Keynote Speaker
11:15 Associate Professor Matire Harwood (GP)- Marae-based clinic experience and cultural approaches to HSR
12:00 Dr Dan Tautolo - HSR Pacific Examples and Perspectives
12:30 Kai 13:00 Dr Amohia Boulton - Iwi Research Centre involvement and the importance of Indigenous participation in HSR
13:30 Dr Anneka Anderson – Workshop Equity and Equality in HSR
15:00 Dr Braden Te Ao/Dr Rachel Brown - Summary of the day and wrap up

Post-Conference Workshop - CANCELLED

If you are interested in learning more about this work or hearing about opportunities for future workshops please contact contact Katherine Harding

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Workshop 3: Reducing Waiting Time for Community Outpatient Services using the STAT Model

Katherine Harding, Principle Research Fellow at Eastern Health Clinical Research Office and La Trobe University; Annie Lewis, Occupational Therapist and Masters by Research Student/Project Officer, Eastern Health, Professor Nicholas Taylor, PhD, Professor of Allied Health at Eastern Health and La Trobe University and Dr David Snowdon Allied Health Research Lead in subacute care at Peninsula Health.

Date: Friday 6 December, 2019
Venue: The Pullman Hotel, Auckland
Time: 1.30pm -5.00pm
Cost: HSRAANZ Member AUD$75, Non-Member AUD$150

Light lunch included

The management and length of waiting lists for ambulatory services and outpatient clinics are a common problem for many health services. Timely access to health services is an important aspect of appropriate and effective care. The STAT (Specific & Timely Appointments for Triage) model has been developed to re-think how referrals are managed in high demand, ambulatory services. This model provides an alternative for intake and service provision. It has recently been shown in a large trial completed at Eastern Health to reduce wait times by approximately 34%, leading to improved access for patients.

Participants in this half-day interactive workshop will learn about:

  • Principles of STAT and how the model works
  • A summary of the evidence from the NHMRC funded research that has supported the development of this model
  • The steps required to implement STAT
  • How STAT may make a difference to patients and the potential opportunities and challenges

Please note that this workshop differs from the symposium being presented by this team at the conference. The symposium will focus on the research that evaluated the model, including health economics evaluation, a qualitative study evaluating staff perceptions and a program of research translation strategies. The workshop is targeted at clinicians and managers who are in a position to implement the findings into practice at their own health services. The format includes a mix of presentations and practical activities that give participants an opportunity to work through the opportunities and challenges for reducing waiting times at their own services within small groups.

Who should attend?

Managers, project officers, team leaders, coordinators and clinicians who are working to improve timely access in community outpatient settings.