Australasian Long-Term Health Conditions Conference

Hope you have all heard about the Long-Term Conditions conference we're hosting in collaboration with a number of DHBs and the Heart Foundation. Tell your colleagues and friends and look forward to seeing you there!


The dates are Thursday 7th - Friday 8th April, 2011.

Check out the excellent line up of pre-conference workshops on Wednesday 6th April.


Join us in welcoming our top-line up of international and national speakers including:

  • Professor Edward Wagner - best known for developing the Chronic Care Model
  • Professor Malcolm Battersby - Psychiatrist, Flinders University & Flinders Programme
  • Professor Mark Harris - view bio 
  • Professor Richard Osborne - view bio & speaker information


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Comment by Health Navigator NZ on April 1, 2011 at 23:20

Hi Maureen,


Yes, supporting people to self manage more effectively (which includes everything from sharing in decision making, skill acquistion, knowledge and understanding, access, social, emotional and psychological support through to lifestyle, nutrition, keeping active and whanau wellbeing) is a key theme at the conference.

Comment by Marueen Dunn on April 1, 2011 at 22:51

Good Luck with the conference!

I hope there will be more emphasis on looking closely at the cause of the 'modern' chronic diseases that are crippling our health services (not to mention the sufferers!) and less on hospitalization, medication and surgical interventions.

Comment by Health Navigator NZ on March 13, 2011 at 22:38
Hi Maureen - yes, you may be interested in the Co-design pre-conference workshop which will focus on new ways of health providers and patients/consumers designing services together to ensure they more adequately meet patients/families needs.
Comment by Marueen Dunn on March 13, 2011 at 21:54
Good Luck with the conference - hopefully new ways of looking at patient health and wellbeing will include encouragement of lifestyles to avoid disease and self management to cope with existing chronic  disease.

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