Breakfast sessions

Breakfast sessions will be held on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 November 2017, and are in addition to the conference and day registration. The breakfast sessions can be selected when you register via the registration webform. Delegates may attend multiple breakfast sessions.  

If you have already registered for the conference and would like to register for a breakfast session, please contact the Conference Organisers: or 07 3876 4988.

Breakfast Session Thursday: Metrics for embedding clinical research in health care

Thursday 2 November, 7.00am - 8.15am
Cost: $45pp. Includes light breakfast.

This breakfast session will give an overview of the benefits and issues surrounding embedding a culture and practice of research into routine health care, and the research metrics that can help you measure performance. The key international metrics used will be presented. 

This session will explore data on metrics such as clinical trial participation, the time to get clinical trials up and running, and incentives for clinical services to participate. You will hear from a senior clinician/ health services manager about the importance of collecting clinical research metrics in a busy hospital department. You will also hear about the role of clinical trials registries and which metrics the Australia and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) collects for almost 14,000 studies.

There will be plenty of time allocated for questions to each speaker, as well as discussion time at the end of the session. 


Associate Professor Rachael Morton, Director of Health Economics, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Sydney
Associate Professor Lisa Askie, Australia and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) and NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Sydney
Professor Simon Finfer, Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care, Royal North Shore Hospital of Sydney; Director of ICU, Sydney Adventist Hospital; Professorial Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health; Adjunct Professor, University of New South Wales; Clinical Professor, Northern Clinical  School, University of Sydney

Breakfast Session Thursday: Social media - best practice and a bootcamp! 

Thursday 2 November, 7.00am - 8.15am
Cost: $45pp. Includes light breakfast.

Join Jesse Spurr for a breakfast session focusing on the benefits and best practices for professional use of social media including blogs, Twitter and Facebook.  Explore the implications and guidelines for use of social media in communicating health research outcomes, and avenues for using social media in health science research.  This session will close with a Twitter boot camp to get you Tweeting at #hsr17 and beyond! 

In this session participants will: 

  • Develop an understating of the differences between social media platforms.
  • Develop a mental model for using social media as collaborative and translational tools.
  • Discuss the concept of virtual communities of practice within social networks.
  • Develop the skills to get up and running with a professional use Twitter account and start engaging with your personal learning network.


Jesse Spurr, Project officer, Nurse Educator, Emergency Department, Redcliffe Hospital, Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Breakfast Session Friday: How consumer partnerships help turn great research into practice 

Friday 3 November, 7.00am - 8.15am
Cost: $45pp. Includes light breakfast.

Partnering with consumers in health is growing in increasing importance. More health organisations are developing collaborative and productive relationships with consumers across the sector from research, service delivery, regulatory practice and education and training providers.

But how do you engage consumers effectively in health research and policy? And when is the right time to engage with consumers and community? What engagement tools work best?  Join Health Consumers Queensland as they discuss the recently released Consumer and Community Engagement Framework – a tool designed to engage with consumers for any project, plan or service.

Key objectives:

  • Identify the enablers to effective consumer partnership
  • Determine when is the right time to engage with consumers and community
  • Value the diversity of voice and experience consumers can bring to your work.
  • Practice some engagement tools
  • Workshop ways you can further embed consumers and their perspectives in your work.


Jo Smethurst, Project officer, Health Consumers Queensland
Mark Tucker-Evans, Chief Executive, Council on the Ageing (COTA), Queensland

For any enquiries relating to HSRAANZ 2017 breakfast sessions, please contact the appointed conference organisers: Iceberg Events Brodi-Rose Newsome 07 3876 4988