Choosing Wisely facilitator Sue Ineson says the
forum provides an opportunity for health professionals to learn
more about how to develop and extend their Choosing
Wisely work, and to hear from consumers.
'We will also be assisting consumers to attend the meeting to
repeat last year's commentary from consumers on all sessions.
Feedback on last year's forum noted that the consumer presence was
key to adding value.'
She says there are some exciting keynote speakers lined up.
'Speakers include Prof Tammy Hoffman from the Centre for
Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University, Queensland,
who will be talking about shared decision making; and Associate
Prof Sue Crengle from Otago University's Department of Preventive
and Social Medicine, who will discuss Choosing
Wisely and equity. We have also confirmed Dr Robyn
Lindner from Choosing Wisely in Australia, who
will discuss successfully implementing the campaign, and
'A call for abstracts for presentations from those involved
in Choosing Wisely work in New Zealand to fit
our themes will be made soon.'
Sue Ineson says there will also be a repeat of the last year's
popular special interest groups aimed at a wide range of health
professionals, including Choosing Wisely 101 for
those just learning about this work.
Choosing Wisely supports reducing
unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures in health care. The
campaign is gaining momentum in New Zealand. It is in place in 15
district health boards, and is supported by a number of primary
health organisations and general practices. Thirty-one medical
colleges, specialty societies and health practitioners'
associations are now linked to the campaign. More than 154 lists of
tests, treatments and procedures that should be questioned have
been developed, along with 45 patient resources.
When: 10 May 2019
Where: Te Wharewaka o Pōneke,
Te Wharewaka o Pōneke Taranaki Street, Wellington
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