Health Outcomes Conference Aug 8th-10th 2006

SPECIAL OFFERS FOR WORKSHOPS

Please note that you can register for the workshops even if you are not attending the conference. Details of the workshops are towards the back of the program, pages 8 -10. Full time students can also ask for special workshop rates – email me on michael.partridge@act.gov.au

Workshop 5 $99 including GST (instead of $187 inc GST)

Workshop 5 and either of workshops 2 or 3 $187 including GST (instead of $308 inc GST)

Note: anyone who has already booked for a morning workshop only and wants to attend workshop 5 or workshop 7 can do so at no additional charge. Please email me at michael.partridge@act.gov.au and let me know which workshop you want to attend. Anyone who has already booked for an afternoon workshop only, and wants to attend workshop 2 or workshop 3 can do so at no additional charge. Please email me at michael.partridge@act.gov.au.

Workshop No 5 Interpreting and Using Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) Measures in Clinical Research and Practice – D Osoba, BSc, MD, FRCPC West Vancouver, Canada

Dr. Osoba obtained both his BSc in General Science and his MD in Medicine, at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada. He is a former Chair of the Quality of Life Committee of the Clinical Trials Group, National Cancer Institute of Canada, of which he is still a member. He also has served on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Quality of Life Research and was its President in 2001 – 2002. He publishes widely in oncology and quality of life research including over 300 journal articles and several book chapters focusing on quality of life. David is an acknowledged expert in health-related quality of life research and given his substantial international reputation he was invited to be a keynote speaker at this conference. David has a wealth of practical experience in undertaking quality of life assessment and interpreting these assessments and this workshop provides a wonderful opportunity to gain the benefit of his considerable expertise and wisdom.

Workshop No 3 – Introduction to the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection in Mental Health and Workshop 7 – The Service Development Opportunities of the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection in Mental Health.

The increased funding priority placed on mental health care comes with increased management and evaluation responsibilities. These two workshops can be taken separately, but together they are designed to provide a practical introduction to the formal health outcomes assessment, recording and reporting requirements in mental health care.

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