Australasian HIV&AIDS + Sexual Health Conferences – registrations closing soon

Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine, October 2017

Registrations for these conferences are closing soon:

The Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference

The Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference is the premier HIV Conference in Australia and the Asia and Pacific region. The annual conference is run by ASHM as a platform for the dissemination and presentation of new and innovative research findings across the Australasian HIV sector.

Delegates to the conference come from a range of professional backgrounds including basic science, clinical medicine, community programs, education, epidemiology, indigenous health, international and regional issues, nursing and allied health, policy, primary care, public health and prevention, and social research.

Date: 6-8 November 2017

Location: National Convention Centre Canberra

Australasian Sexual Health Conference

The Australasian Sexual Health Alliance seeks to use the Australasian Sexual Health Conference to achieve its purpose of acknowledging and building on the specific expertise of sector partners in the common aims of improving national and local responses to sexual health in Australasia, in supporting and collaborating with close neighbouring countries to achieve these objectives.

Taking forward the agenda for re-thinking sexual health established by the 2016 Australasian Sexual Health Conference in Adelaide, this year’s interdisciplinary conference addresses how sexual health can be re-formed: firstly towards more integrated and personalised provision attuned to people’s needs; and secondly, to make more streamlined and cost-effective use of available resources.

Date: 7-9 November 2017

Location: National Convention Centre Canberra

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New clinical guidelines to help with heavy menstrual bleeding

ABC Health & Wellbeing, 20/10/2017

25 percent of Australians who menstruate experience heavy menstrual bleeding. Now, new guidelines for doctors will help ensure these people have access to the best available treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding.

Professor Anne Duggan, senior medical advisor at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, said some patients were not being offered the full range of treatments.

clinical guidelines

Implementation resources

These resources can be used to promote and explain what the Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard means to health services, clinicians, patients and their carers.

 

New Question Builder tool assists patients’ health literacy

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality/Healthdirect Australia

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and Healthdirect Australia have jointly launched the Question Builder, a free web-based tool to help people prepare for their medical appointment and make the best use of the time with their doctor. 

Question Builder is a free web-based tool to help you prepare for a visit to the doctor. The tool enables you to build a list of questions that you would like to ask your doctor, and consider questions your doctor might ask you. Question Builder guides you through a series of steps, from selecting which type of appointment you are preparing for, to developing the questions that you would like to ask and helping you to prioritise the most important questions to ask first. These questions can then be printed or emailed to a phone/device for use during the appointment.

Question Builder is designed to be used with general practitioners and specialists in Australia.  It encourages you to ask questions that matter most to you, participate in the appointment and share decisions with your doctor about your own health care.

Whether you are seeing a doctor for a new condition, having a check-up, talking about a recurring health condition, or discussing medication, a test or surgery, Question Builder can help you to get the most out of your appointment with your doctor.

The Commission has developed Question Builder in partnership with Healthdirect Australia.  It is available via the healthdirect website.

  • You can find Question Builder here 

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