Workshops

Four 1.5 hour Optional Workshop Sessions will be held on Monday 21 October 2019 at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa, Gold Coast. Note: workshops 2 & 3 will be run at the same time. 

Workshop topics and presenters are now available. Full details on the individual workshops can be found here. 

The workshops are optional and are available to purchase through the registration form as an additional extra to full and day only registrations. If you have already registered for the conference before the workshops were announced, you may add workshops to your registration by contacting Iceberg Events on 07 3876 4988 or alice@icebergevents.com.au

Workshops: $100 per session

 

Workshop 1 OR 5: 10.30am-12pm

Workshop Title: Fundamentals of telehealth – introductory workshop 
Presenters: Helen Haydon, Liam Caffery and Anthony Smith, The University of Queensland, Australia
Location: Hinterland Room 1, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

Workshop Overview:
This workshop is an entry-level introduction and overview of telehealth, ideal for people considering the implementation of a telehealth service. The workshop provides practical advice on key areas to consider for optimal telehealth service planning and delivery.

OR

Please note workshop 2 has now sold out and is repeated as workshop 5

Workshop Title: Conducting economic evaluations for telehealth services
Presenter: Centaine Snoswell, The University of Queensland, Australia
Location: Hinterland Room 2, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

Workshop Overview:
The translation of telehealth from conception, to research, and into practice requires tailored research and economic evaluation methods. This workshop will provide practical information about the methods used to evaluate telehealth services. Using relevant examples from research and from experience writing hospital business cases, the presenters will discuss methods for costing telehealth interventions and evaluating their effectiveness. Telehealth is a complex intervention that often draws in a myriad of stakeholders, including the relevant health system partner (hospital or primary care), consumers and clinical staff. Successful implementation requires an understanding of the impact that it has on all stakeholders, and a well-constructed and pre-planned economic evaluation.

WorkshopS 2 OR 3: 12.30pm-2pm

Please note workshop 2 has now sold out and is repeated as workshop 5

Workshop Title: Conducting economic evaluations for telehealth services
Presenter: Centaine Snoswell, The University of Queensland, Australia
Location: Hinterland Room 1, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

Workshop Overview:
The translation of telehealth from conception, to research, and into practice requires tailored research and economic evaluation methods. This workshop will provide practical information about the methods used to evaluate telehealth services. Using relevant examples from research and from experience writing hospital business cases, the presenters will discuss methods for costing telehealth interventions and evaluating their effectiveness. Telehealth is a complex intervention that often draws in a myriad of stakeholders, including the relevant health system partner (hospital or primary care), consumers and clinical staff. Successful implementation requires an understanding of the impact that it has on all stakeholders, and a well-constructed and pre-planned economic evaluation.

or

Workshop Title:  IT-based methods for health behaviour change
Presenters: Anthony Maeder, Alline Beleigoli & Lua Perimal-Lewis, Flinders University, Australia
Location: Hinterland Room 2, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

Workshop Overview:
Much use is made of IT-based methods in Health Behaviour Change (HBC) interventions, allowing delivery at distance in time and place. These methods can be used for varied purposes: achieving healthier living, managing chronic conditions, addressing addiction, improving mental health. While such methods are attractive because they are scalable and tailorable, and can be delivered as self-paced learning, they do not necessarily provide higher levels of completion or deeper learning experiences than human-delivered alternatives. This workshop will provide an overview on the types of IT-based methods in common use and will offer some guidance on their evaluation and success factors for future implementations. Some examples of good/bad practice will be presented. 
The workshop will cover a range of subtopics to be shared between the presenters:

  • Basic principles of HBC and associated models for implementation including challenges, rewards, self-empowerment, social ecological model, behaviour change wheel
  • Mobile Apps for HBC and related techniques including persuasive design, context aware adaptivity, responsive programming, ecological momentary interventions 
  • Web-based HBC interventions and presentation options including health promotion models, education/information portals, user profiling, compliance and feedback
  • Social settings for HBC and delivery mechanisms including social media, support groups, conversational agents, serious games.

 

Workshop 4: 2.30pm-4pm

Workshop Title: Artificial Intelligence - the Fourth Industrial Revolution Positively Disrupting Medicine. What Is AI, How is it Being Used in Medicine, and How do I Get Involved?
Presenter: Brent Richards, Gold Coast Health, Griffith University, Bond University, Australia
Location: Hinterland Room 1, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

Workshop Overview:
Artificial Intelligence is the 4th industrial revolution, changing everyone's personal and professional lives quicker than ever seen previously. The positive disruption will extend to all areas of medicine, for some clinicians radically changing their jobs. As well as bringing AI-based services to areas not currently well served, the hope is it will improve productivity considerably by automating the mundane, helping alleviate the growing funding crisis in medicine. It also will both find new insights from our data, and allow for increasing personalisation of care - increasing value for individuals. 

AI is usually broken in to a number of areas – supervised learning (‘I would like to predict...’), unsupervised learning (‘are there any patterns in the data?’), natural language processing (written and spoken sentence comprehension), robotics (including process automation), and reinforcement learning (changing predictions with changing environments).
  
In many ways AI is 'just' another toolset for medicine, and therefore will be introduced and monitored along classical research lines using evidence based methods. This will be critical to gaining clinician and patient trust.
AI is already appearing in clinical medicine, with the research literature growing rapidly across many disciplines.
Learning the basic language and methods of AI will be increasingly important in our future, as we will be faced with new research and methods that we will need to assess, similar to a new drug, therapeutic pathway, implant or equipment.

The workshop will cover the basics of AI, examples of research in the area, and steps to developing trust in AI. It will also introduce you to places to get started, from available GUIs and datasets, Cloud environments, through to the necessary programming language (python) and toolsets.