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2018 Annual Forum

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Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane

14 & 15 June 2018

The evolution of engagementWhat will consumer engagement look like in the future?


Since our inception in 2008, Health Consumers Queensland has seen, and supported an increase in the skills and confidence of health organisations, consumers and carers across the state as they embrace and embed consumer and community engagement into their everyday practice.

This acceleration has been particularly evident in recent years, with consumer engagement evolving more systemically into meaningful partnering that is making significant changes to the way services are designed, delivered and evaluated in health organisations across Queensland.

Good consumer engagement is best cultivated with patience, trust and respect, helping the right partnership to bloom and create the best possible healthcare system for all.

With the implementation in early 2019 of Version 2 of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality National Standards likely to spur on another growth period for consumer engagement, our 2018 Annual Forum will be an important opportunity to be part of the conversation about meaningful partnering, and how we can all play a part in driving the evolution of consumer engagement.


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What you need to know about the 2018 Annual Forum


When: Thursday 14 and Friday 15 June 2018

Where: Royal International Convention Centre, 600 Gregory Terrace Bowen Hills, Brisbane


What: Health Consumers Queensland’s signature event will have an exciting new two-day format, featuring:

  • Training and workshops for health staff and consumers and carers
  • Speed networking session
  • Inaugural Health Consumers Queensland Consumer Awards
  • Expert keynote speakers
  • Presentations
  • Concurrent sessions

Consumer Expression of Interest & Travel Support Application


Health Consumers Queensland extends a warm invitation to health consumers and carers from our state-wide network, consumers and carers who are partnering with Queensland Health, Primary Health Networks, private hospitals, research institutes or health related consumer and community organisations to register their interest to attend our Annual Forum at no registration cost. Places are limited so get in quick!

Please complete and return the application form to by Friday 13 April 2018 or if you are a consumer living in a rural or regional location or 100km away from Brisbane – Friday 23 March 2018.

Successful applicants will be advised by Friday 4 May 2018.

Call for Abstracts


Health Consumers Queensland extends a warm invitation to all health consumers and carers, Queensland Health, Primary Health Networks, private hospitals, health leaders, research institutes and health related consumer and community organisations from across Queensland to connect and share learnings and showcase their work at our 2018 Annual Forum with the theme: The Evolution of Engagement.

If you are interested in showcasing your work, please complete and return this form to via email by Friday 6 April 2018.