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Overcoming the challenges of managing chronic diseases in persons with dementia
FRI 23 FEBRUARY 2018 · AMREP Lecture Theatre, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
Health services are increasingly facing the challenges of delivering effective health care to persons with dementia who also have other chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus, heart failure and chronic pulmonary disease.
This seminar provides information about the diagnosis of cognitive impairment, an understanding of their cognitive abilities and novel ways to assist with self-management. This is essential knowledge in contemporary practice that enables clinicians to recognise and manage common co-morbidities in persons with dementia in ambulatory settings.
Emergency Care in the National Health Service (NHS): Challenging Times in the United Kingdom – Professor Gavin Perkins
MON 26 FEBRUARY 2018, 5PM–6PM · Conference Room 2, Ground Floor, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Professor Perkins is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator and Professor of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Warwick. He leads the emergency and critical care group within the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit. He is a Chief Investigator on the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Pre-hospital Emergency Care Australia and New Zealand (PEC-ANZ) led by Professor Peter Cameron.
Professor Perkins will give an update on the state of emergency care in the United Kingdom and the challenges that lie ahead.
Genetic test results and insurance in Australia – Jane Tiller and Paul Lacaze, Public Health Genomics Program
WED 28 FEBRUARY 2018, 12PM–1PM · Conference Room 2, Ground Floor, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
In Australia, life insurance companies can use genetic test results to make underwriting decisions. This has implications for clinical practice and research and many countries internationally have banned or restricted insurers’ access to genetic information. Jane will present a summary of the issues, her Masters research and the policy efforts underway to change the law in Australia.
Celebrating innovation and achievement in healthcare quality
... and learning how to get there
Experience from winners of the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards 2017
FRI 9 MARCH 2018 · AMREP Lecture Theatre, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
How do you translate good ideas to successful projects and sustained quality improvement? In this seminar we will hear from winners of the 2017 Victorian Healthcare Quality Awards and translational research leaders. Speakers will provide insight into the barriers they faced when implementing their innovative quality improvement projects and how they overcame them. Presented by the Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety, Monash University.
Research into Practice – How Alfred Health reduced sugary drink consumption AND caused a media stir!
WED 14 MARCH 2018, 2PM–3PM · Conference Room 2, Ground Floor, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Presented by the Medical Education Research and Quality Unit (MERQ), featuring Kia Noble – dietician and the Acting Population Health Coordinator at Alfred Health.
Are you currently working on interesting projects and looking for ideas to translate this knowledge into practice and policy? Alfred Health introduced a number of initiatives to reduce consumption of sugar sweetened drinks at The Alfred through a series of behavioural insights trials. Come along to hear more about this exciting work and how research outcomes were shared with colleagues and the general public using savvy communication.
Protecting the rights, choices and freedoms of older people living in residential aged care facilities
FRI 15 JUNE 2018 · State Library Victoria, Melbourne
Elder abuse affects at least 1-in-20 older Australians. Abuse includes financial, psychological, physical and sexual abuse, and neglect and should include failure to respect the quality of life choices of older people. This important issue is receiving increasing attention especially in Residential Aged Care settings with the Australian Law Reform Commission report. Changing what we do to improve delivery of care for older people and enhancing the quality of life of residents requires both ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ approaches. The content of the seminar is suitable for every organisation be it acute care hospitals or residential aged care services. Presented by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM), the Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety, Monash University, and Dementia Training Australia.