Now in its seventh year the Tasmanian Health Conference will again provide the Tasmanian health sector with the opportunity to meet and discuss current issues. The Conference will be held at the Medical Science Precinct (Menzies Centre), Hobart on Saturday 29 July 2017.
An invitation is extended to submit an abstract if you are interested in speaking at the 2017 Conference. The organising committee will select abstracts based on their alignment with the conference theme and how speakers and topics will balance other program content. The committee is also aiming for a variety of presentation styles – speakers may wish to consider case studies, interviews and other approaches as well as traditional PowerPoint presentations.
Abstract Submissions are Now Open
Abstracts should be limited to 250 words (text only, no figures or tables) and include full contact details and a brief 200 word maximum biography. Presentations will be of between 10 and 20 minutes plus question time. This will be advised if your offer to speak is accepted.
Abstracts should address the conference theme:
#OneTeam: Working together to keep Tasmanians out of hospital
No-one – whether they be a health professional or patient – looks forward to a health crisis. Especially one that involves a hospital visit. Every day in Tasmania, there are 35 potentially preventable hospital admissions – visits that may have been avoided through timely treatment in the community. Each one of those admissions increases pressure on stretched hospital resources, including staff. And, of course, it’s not much fun for the patients themselves.
The 2017 Tasmanian Health Conference will focus on team-based approaches to keep Tasmanians out of hospital. It will discuss opportunities to look after people in the community wherever possible – whether they have a chronic condition, disability, mental illness, are elderly or a combination of the above. The importance of streamlined, person-centred care will also be discussed.
Featuring presentations, debates and case studies, the annual Tasmanian Health Conference is an important part of the ongoing dialogue about challenges and opportunities for the future health of our state.
For any assistance with your abstract submission please contact Helene Stewart, Conference Manager, 6234 7844 or firstname.lastname@example.org