Seminars and Workshops

As part of our training activites, we run a number of research translation seminars and workshops to update clinicians on the latest evidence-informed practice.

Past seminars

Patient-reported Outcome Measures (PROMs): What makes a good PROM, why are they important and how are they being used?

August 2017

The Health Services Research Unit within Monash University successfully hosted the ‘Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)’ seminar on Friday 18 August. Close to 70 delegates comprising academics, clinicians, policy experts and government officials from across Australia attended the seminar. Academic experts from Monash University provided delegates with new knowledge and insight of how to use PROMs to drive improvements in quality of care, and how to achieve better value for patients and funders of healthcare. The sessions were followed by a panel discussion where delegates and speakers were able to discuss challenges and practice opportunities in more detail.

The feedback regarding seminar content and speakers was highly positive:

  • “Excellent speakers, very motivational and inspiring.”
  • “I think the presentation was done well in that it approached discussion about PROMs from a range of perspectives.”
  • “I very much enjoyed Darsh’s presentation as it was very practical and highlighted a PROMs tool that can be used.”
  • “The course was engaging from start to finish.”

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Dr Susannah Ahern: The principles of using PROMs: Why are they needed and how are they being used?
  • A/Prof Ilana Ackerman: The changing landscape of patient outcome assessment: An update on the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) project
  • A/Prof Sue Evans: Using PROMs to better understand prostate cancer outcomes: The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Global Initiative to Compare & Reduce Variation project (PCO-CRV)
  • Dr Darshini Ayton: The importance of the patient perspective in the development of PROMs: A review of existing PROMs used in cardiac patients; and the development of a PROM for cardiac patients: a case study
  • Dr Sze-Ee Soh: Validation of a PROM for cardiac patients: a case study

Optimising exercise programs for older people to improve balance and prevent falls

June 2017

Engaging and sustaining older people's participation in falls prevention exercise programs is a continual challenge for health and fitness professionals. Researchers and clinicians from the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University have developed a research seminar to provide fitness professionals, clinicians, health promotion practitioners and academics with practical tools and information on effective falls prevention exercise programs and public health messages.


Be your Best: Promoting Health and Preventing Falls in Older Adults

September 2016

The Falls and Bone Health Team successfully hosted the 'Be Your Best: Promoting Health and Preventing Falls in Older Adults' seminar on Monday September 26th 2016. Academic experts from prestigious Australian academic institutions provided delegates with new knowledge and skills about the challenges and solutions to successful ageing and falls prevention. The 10 speakers covered a range of topics including: the problem of falls amongst older Australians; engaging older adults in falls prevention activities; barriers and enablers to falls prevention; and promoting health in the ageing brain. Each session was followed by a panel discussion where delegates and speakers were able to discuss challenges and practice opportunities in more detail.

The attendees represented a range of disciplines including allied health, acute care, research and policy. The feedback regarding seminar content and speakers was very positive.

  • "Thank you for an awesome day!"
  • "Lots of good information that I can easily relate back to our falls prevention program and lots of food for thought for future projects. Thank you."

The Falls and Bone Health Team would like to give a special thank you to all who were involved in this seminar, including four interstate guest speakers: A/Prof Anne-Marie Hill; Prof Keith Hill; Prof Leon Flicker; and A/Prof Glenn Arendts. This event was sponsored by The Victorian Department of Health Human Services.

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Optimising exercise programs for older people to improve balance and prevent falls

July 2016 / November 2015 / October 2015

This event was an accredited program of Fitness Australia and Physical Activity Australia. The seminar equipped professionals working within the health and fitness industries with practical tools for engaging and sustaining older people’s participation in falls prevention programs. The event was repeated after an overwhelming amount of demand for the initial seminar which took place in October 2015. More than 100 delegates attended the event with 94% of survey respondents rating the quality of the speakers as very good/good and 85% rating the overall quality of the event as very good/good.

  • “The presenters were all experts in their fields and did a fantastic job of condensing the latest evidence into a half day program.”
  • “One of the most engaging and clinically relevant seminars I have attended. Fantastic content and presentation style.”

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Pilates exercise to improve balance and reduce falls in older people: A research update

December 2015

The Falls and Bone Health team successfully hosted a research update and Q&A session on December 9th 2015 on the effects of Pilates exercise on balance and falls in older people. This was a free event designed to provide delegates with new insights into the potential benefits of Pilates exercise. The latest research published by the Falls and Bone Health team on Pilates exercise was presented, which included a systematic review and a pilot randomised controlled trial. The event attracted 50 delegates who were highly satisfied with the quality of this seminar. Over 95% of survey respondents rated the event as good/very good; 95% rated the quality of speakers as good/very good; and 100% reported the knowledge gained from this seminar was applicable to their occupation.

  • "It was a great session. First Jason sharing the previous research in Pilates and then how Anna was so interactive with the group and focused more on exercises that would help with falls."
  • "Jason and Anna you guys were fantastic. Learnt heaps. Thank you!"