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!

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
1 September 2021
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Paediatric Rheumatic Heart Disease Endgame Strategy - 1 September 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

Hear from Associate Professor Asha Bowen, Infectious Disease Paediatrician, Perth Children's Hospital about the Rheumatic Heart Disease Endgame Strategy, a blueprint for eliminating rheumatic heart disease in Australia by 2031.
9 September 2021
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CHA Vulnerable Children Series: Generation Zero Suicides - Youth Suicide Prevention - 9 September 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

Across Australia, suicide accounts for a third of all deaths in young people aged 15 to 24 years old. Join Rachael McIntosh, Project Coordinator for Suicide Prevention in Healthcare to hear about the The GenZs Initiative; which uses co-design to create an integrated suicide prevention strategy within CYMHS CHQ.
15 September 2021
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Partnering with Parents and Healthcare Providers to Reduce Pain in Babies - 15 September 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

There are effective evidence-based strategies to reduce pain in infants during painful procedures, however these are inconsistently used in practice. Join Denise Harrison, who leads the Be Sweet to Babies program and Melinda Cruz, Founder and Board Director of the Miracle Babies Foundation to discuss their initiatives.
22 September 2021
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Leading Thinkers Series - Kindness in Action: How Kindness can Transform Healthcare - 22 September 2021 at 12:30 (AEST)

It is known that a positive workplace culture makes a significant impact on the safety & quality of both staff and patients. Join Prof Catherine Crock, founder of the Hush Foundation and the Gathering of Kindness to hear about how kindness can be a powerful transformative tool - leading to improved staff wellbeing and better patient outcomes.
13 October 2021
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Pain Related Menstrual Disturbance in Adolescents - Period ImPact and Pain Assessment Tool (PIPPA) - 13 October 2021 at 12:30pm (AEDT)

The Canberra Endometriosis Centre has developed the PIPPA (Period ImPact and Pain Assessment) tool to assist in identifying menstrual disturbance and possible endometriosis in teenagers. Join Melissa Parker to hear about this innovative nurse-led approach to assist teenagers and women in understanding treatment options and the self-management of chronic illness.
28 October 2021
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Improving Value in Healthcare Series: Clinical Supervision - 28 October 2021 at 12:30pm (AEDT)

What is Clinical Supervision? What are the benefits and what is needed for it's implementation? There is consistent evidence that effective Clinical Supervision impacts positively on the professional development as well as the health and wellbeing of supervisees. Join Sue Harvey, Senior Associate of Clinical Supervision Consultancy (CSC) to hear about the benefits of Clinical Supervision as a core component of professional support for contemporary nursing and midwifery practice.
3 November 2021
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"The Manual" - Culturally responsive suicide prevention resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities - 3 November 2021 at 12:30pm (AEDT)

Join Julie Robotham from the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention to discuss the "The Manual" and how the resources can be used to promote social and emotional wellbeing and prevent suicide among Indigenous people, who take their own lives at twice the rate of other Australians.
9 November 2021
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Acute Incident Response (AIR) Program – Psychological first aid post-acute incident in the ED - 9 November 2021 at 12:30pm (AEDT)

How can clinician wellbeing best be supported directly after acute incidents? With the increasing patient volume and acuity present in emergency departments it is becoming more common for clinicians to be exposed to a wide variety of traumatic and stress-inducing events. Join Jeremy Pallas, from John Hunter Emergency Department to hear about their Acute Incident Response (AIR) Program - a concise, evidence based & clinician led workplace peer support program.
16 November 2021
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Leading Thinkers Series - Psychological Trauma in Hospital - 16 November 2021 at 12:30pm (AEDT)

Hospital-based healthcare aims to promote the best health outcomes for children, this should include mental health outcomes. Yet we know that children can be at risk of poorer mental health outcomes even with good physical health outcomes. Join Emeritus Professor Justin Kenardy to discuss how often these outcomes occurs, some reasons why, and research into what can be done to promote better mental health outcomes.
23 November 2021
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Neonatal Early Discharge Service at Gold Coast University Hospital - 23 November at 12:30pm (AEDT)

Establishing feeding is lengthy and babies with nasogastric tubes can remain in the hospital for multiple weeks. In August 2020 the Gold Coast University Hospital became the first hospital in Queensland to offer their Neonatal Early Discharge Service (NEDS), a hospital in the home service for pre term babies with tube feeds. Join Peter Schmidt, Director of Neonatology to discuss how their service plays an important role in bringing families back together after difficult times.