Health Consumers Queensland Annual Forum (18 May 2017)

Power and Passion

Culture change though consumer engagement and partnerships

A healthcare organisation’s culture – ‘the way we do things around here’ – shapes the behaviour of everyone in the organisation and so affects the quality of care that together they provide (NHS, UK).

Thursday 18 May 2017

Rydges Southbank Townsville, 23 Palmer Street, Townsville Qld 4810

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Hospital and Health Service Staff Registration Process

We invite staff from your Hospital and Health Service to attend the forum (CEO, Board Chair, Board Members, Executive, Managers and engagement staff) .

Who: Hospital and Health Service staff.
Price: We are offering eight (8) free registrations per HHS.
Discount Code: Please contact Chelsea on 07 3012 9090 for your discount code.

Key Dates

15 November 2016 – Call for abstracts opens

Extended to 27 January 2017 – Call for abstracts closes

21 November 2016 – Expression of Interest open for Annual Forum Reference Group

23 December 2016 – Expression of Interest Annual Forum Reference Group Close

Late January TBA 2017 – First Annual Forum Reference Group Meeting

10 February 2017 – Abstract presenters notified of outcome

17 May 2017 – Annual Forum Networking session, Townsville

18 May 2017 – Annual Forum, Townsville

All enquiries regarding abstracts for the Health Consumers Queensland Annual Forum should be emailed to

If you have any further questions please ring our office and talk to Chelsea on 07 3012 9090.

View presentations from 2016 Forum >

Support for Consumers to Attend

Health Consumers Queensland have some funds to support consumers to attend the forum who would otherwise be unable to participate due of the cost of travel. To help us distribute this fairly and openly, please complete this application form if you wish to receive travel assistance.

We have allocated a number of consumer registrations to each HHS and PHN.  Speak to the engagement staff or key contact at the health service with which you are currently engaging with, about them supporting your attendance with travel assistance.

If you have made contact with your HHS or PHN and they are not able to cover your travel costs, please complete the Expression of Interest form, and Travel Application Form if you require travel support to attend.

Annual Forum Reference Group

We are seeking consumers/carers to join the Annual Forum Reference Group to help guide the organisation of the forum.

Role of 2017 Annual Forum Reference Group:

  • To evaluate and make recommendations on submitted abstracts for 2017 Annual Forum
  • To evaluate and make recommendations on consumer travel subsidy applications
  • To provide input on the evaluation process
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Call for Abstracts NOW OPEN

Health Consumers Queensland is pleased to announce the call for abstracts are now open for the 2017 Annual Forum!

We invite presenters to submit abstracts for presentations focusing on the main theme; “Power and Passion: Culture change though consumer engagement and partnerships”.

Call for Abstracts has been extended to 27 January 2017

Full abstract guidelines and template can be found here: PDF or Word Document.

Looking for inspiration? Have a look at last year’s presentations >>