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Major Roundtable - Improving End of Life Care - 23-24 August 2012


Thursday, 23 August 2012 - Friday, 24 August 2012

Meeting Code

200 Creek Street


Please Register your delegates by 13 August 2012 and if applicable select which Optional Workshop (A or B) you will be attending on Friday 24 August.

Delegate Registrations may be cancelled up to 16 August with a full credit of monies paid. After that date, no credits are possible. However, you may substitute a different person for those registered at any time. Hotel/Venue and airfare arrangements are separate, and may have different policies regarding cancellations and name changes. Please contact them directly.


Note: Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements. If you require accommodation you must book before 22 July 2012. Requests for accommodation after this date will be at the best available rate at the time of booking and will be subject to availability. Please see Accommodation information below.

For further information please contact Bernie Mullin or Marion Dixon




Thursday 23 August 2012

8.30 – 9.00am

Registration (Arrival Tea and Coffee)

9.00 – 10.30am

Introductions  and Keynote Speakers

Relationship between Mortality,  Safety and Quality and Improvements in End of Life Care:

Dr Raj Behal, Associate Chief Medical Officer & Senior Patient Safety Officer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and in Health Systems Management at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Challenges and Opportunities for Australasian Hospitals:

A/Prof Rohan Vora, Chair, Palliative Care Sub-Network, Queensland and Director Supportive & Palliative Care Service Gold Coast Health Service District

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning tea

11.00 – 12.30pm

Overview of Survey and Health Roundtable Data:

An exercise to get you thinking

12.30 – 1.30pm


1.30 – 3.00pm

Poster presentations:

Each organisation to highlight one innovation implemented in their hospital in the last 2 years relating to improving End of Life Care

3.00 – 3.15pm

Afternoon Tea

3.15 – 4.00pm

Presentations cont’d

4.00 – 4.30pm

Health Service Team Meeting:  “What good ideas have we heard?”


Meeting ends


Group Dinner – The Jade Buddha, 1 Eagle Street, Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane

Friday 24 August 2012

8.30 – 9.00am

Arrival Tea and Coffee

9.00 – 9.15am

Recap of yesterday and review of day’s agenda

9.15 – 10.30am

Hot Topic Forum:  Facilitated Session – Sharing ideas, innovations and best practices on hot topics.

10.30 – 10.45am

Morning tea

10.45 – 12.00 pm

Develop Action Plans in health service teams – identifying one innovation to implement in the next 12 months

12.00 – 12.30

Next Steps – Future Collaboration and Data Sharing

12.30 – 1.30

Lunch – Roundtable concludes

1.30 – 4.00pm

Optional Workshops (including Afternoon Tea)

a.    Clinician Engagement with Comparative Data: Bernie Mullin will help you improve your clinician usage of The Health Roundtable reports to improve services.

b.   Reducing Hospital Mortality: Rohan Cattell and Raj Behal will help you understand your hospital’s mortality reports, what to do next and how do you reduce your inpatient mortality.


Meeting concludes


HRT guide to preparing your innovation presentation

HRT1213- EndofLifeCare-Premeeting Package & Survey

HRT1213 Innovation Poster Presentation Template

 Accommodation & Flight Arrangements

Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.

The Novotel Brisbane has set aside rooms for the nights of 22 & 23 August 2012 for The Health Roundtable at the Conference rate of AUD$239.00 (inc GST) room only, per room per night.  

Breakfast rates are charged at a rate of $20.00 per person when contracted at the time of booking the accommodation. Otherwise the Full Buffet Breakfast rate is $29.50 per person if not included in the accommodation rate.

To receive this rate, Delegates should call Group Reservations on 07 3309 3374 quoting THE HEALTH ROUNDTABLE Block Booking.

To reserve one of these rooms please book before 22 July 2012.

Requests for accommodation after this date will be subject to availability and pricing at the time of booking.