Upcoming Events

Here you will find a list of upcoming CHA events. To access resources and recordings from previous events, please log in to to the members area!

13 May 2021
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Vulnerable Children Series: FASD Assessment on 13 May at 12:30pm (AEST)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the most preventable development disorder, yet remains a significant threat. Join A/Prof Doug Shelton, Dr Majad Page and A/Prof Dianne Shanley on 13 May at 12:30pm, to hear about the Gold Coast Hospital's FASD paediatric diagnostic clinic and the Yapatjarrathati Project.
18 May 2021
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Paediatric Safety & Quality: Partnered Pharmacist Medication Charting Model PPMC - 18 May at 12:30pm (AEST)

The Partnered Pharmacist Medication Charting Model (PPMC) is a clear example of how medical officers and hospital pharmacists collaborate to reduce duplication of effort, and consequently reduce medication errors. Join CHA on 18 May at 12.30pm for a unique insight into the implementation of the model.
20 May 2021
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NICU & SCN: NICU New Build & Redevelopment - 20 May 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

There are lots of considerations, challenges and key learnings to hear during new builds and redevelopments. Join Kimbra Thomas, from Royal Hobart Hospital, on 20 May at 12:30pm, for a show case of their new build as well as hear more about these challenges and key learnings.
25 May 2021
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Paediatric Units: Eating Disorder - Rural & Regional Telehealth Support at Queensland Children’s Hospital - 25 May 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

Join Tania Withington, Eating Disorders Program Manager at Child and Youth Mental Health Service, QCH on 25 May at 12:30pm (AEST) to discuss how Telehealth Support is working; and the impact this has had on eating disorder management in the region.
27 May 2021
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CHA Mental Health: Challenging Behaviours - Training - Recognition and De-escalation Strategies - 27 May 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

How can we improve the mental health of young people in our community? Join Dr Stephen Spencer (PhD) on 27 May at 12:30pm to hear about EquiEnergy Youth and their delivery of training, education and awareness programs.
2 June 2021
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Leading Thinkers Series - Planetree: Person Centred Care - People, Partnerships, Equity and Innovation - 2 June 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

How can we make patients true partners in their care, meeting their human needs and improving outcomes? Join Tania Hobson, Executive Director of Allied Health on 2 June at 12:30pm to hear about the Queensland Children's Hospital's Planetree journey.
22 June 2021
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Paediatric Rheumatic Heart Disease - 22 June 2021 at 12.30pm (AEST)

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the leading cause of cardiovascular inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and its cause is rooted in the social determinants of health. Join Vicki Wade & Erin Ferguson on 22 June 2021 at 12:30pm AEST to hear how about their work in making a difference.
23 June 2021
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Beyond Mandatory Education - Strategies for Staff Wellbeing - 23 June 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

Research tells us that there is an important link between staff self-care and wellbeing and the quality and safety of care delivered to patients. Join Suzanne Murray, Alexa Buliak and Jay Court on the 23 June 2021 at 12:30pm to hear about two innovative strategies to approach Staff Wellbeing - Nursewell APP & THIS WAY UP
24 June 2021
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Allied Health: Aligning Child Development Program through a Population Health Lens - 24 June 2021at 12:30pm (AEST)

How can we deliver services closer to home for our children, young people and families? Join Claire Benham from Children Health QLD Hospital & Health Service and Louise Van Every from Child & Youth Community Health Services, on 24 June 2021 at 12:30pm to hear how they have worked to bring large scale transformative change.
12 July 2021
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Sustainable Healthcare: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Anaesthesia - 12 July 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

If global healthcare were a country, it would be the fifth largest carbon emitter on the planet. In 2014-15, healthcare alone contributed to 7% of Australia’s total CO2 emissions(link is external) with a majority of this output coming from hospitals. Join Dr Forbes McGain from Western Health to hear about how we can reduce the carbon footprint of Anaesthesia.
15 July 2021
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Vulnerable Children Series: What a Difference a Date Will Make - 15 July 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

What a Difference a Date Will Make! The Nepean Blue Mountains LHD observed how the average wait-time for an assessment through the local Child and Adolescent Development Unit (18-24 months) was acting as an inadvertent block to the gateway for intervention and support. Join us on15 July at 12:30pm (AEST) to hear about their project to reduce the waitlist time and its benefits.
3 August 2021
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Improving Value in Healthcare Series: Authentic Experience Based Codesign - 3 August 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

How can we authentically engage with consumers in design and delivery of services? Join Tara Dimopoulos-Bick and Jess Leefe from the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) to hear about Experienced Based Codesign (EBCD) - a quality improvement approach that is being used internationally to bring service users and health professionals together to improve healthcare experiences, systems and processes.
12 August 2021
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Gold Card Clinic at Lismore Base Hospital - Reducing Representations & Improving ED Aftercare - 12 August 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

There are an increasing number of children presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with self-harm, suicidal ideation, suicidal behaviour, and intentional poisoning. Join Dr Elizabeth Tovey from Lismore base Hospital to hear about how they have tackled this challenge with their Gold Card Clinic.
18 August 2021
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Creating a Culture of Safety and Respect - St Vincent's Ethos Program - 18 August 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

Unprofessional behaviour in healthcare is widespread and has significant impacts. Join Prof Johanna Westbrook and Sarah Sweeney on 18 August at 12:30pm to hear about recent research as well as the Ethos Program.
19 August 2021
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Project CALM - Prevention & Management of Procedural Pain, Anxiety and Pain Related Distress - 19 August 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

Project CALM is a hospital and healthcare system wide approach to the prevention and management of procedural pain, anxiety and pain related distress. Join Dr Alex Donaldson, Paediatric Anaesthetist from Queensland Children's Hospital, who will share some insights into the planning and implementation of this initiative