BDHP Chronic Disease Theme Forum - Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners
Chronic conditions are the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia. They have complex and multiple causes and they’re generally long-term and persistent, leading to a gradual deterioration of health and loss of independence.
Chronic conditions accounted for approximately 85 per cent of the total burden of disease in Australia in 2010.
The first BDHP Chronic Disease Theme Forum will be held at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) on Friday 15 June 2018.
The Forum will give attendees an opportunity to hear from thought leaders in three key focus areas that cut across current projects – multimorbidity, integration and data.
Bringing together researchers, clinicians and educators, this Forum will further strengthen the work of the Chronic Disease Theme that is currently being undertaken across the partnership to improve health outcomes and patient care.
Keynote speeches on the day will be from:
- Professor John Lynch (Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Adelaide, South Australia)
- Professor Keith McNeil (Assistant Deputy Director-General and Chief Clinical Information Officer for Queensland Health)
- Professor Geoff Mitchell (Professor of General Practice and Palliative Care at the University of Queensland)
- Professor Elizabeth Powell (Elizabeth Powell is a Hepatologist and Senior Staff Specialist in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital)
Register to attend the BDHP Chronic Disease Theme Forum