Using Linked Data for Health Services Research Workshop, 9th & 10th November, 2009
On 9th and 10th November 2009, the Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing (RCGHA) hosted a two-day workshop on "Using Linked Data for Health Services Research". The workshop was attented by twenty four people and was designed to identify research questions and projects using linked data, and to begin to develop the research plans for these projects. The workshop format allowed a mixture of presentations and small group sessions that enabled participants to work on their proposals with input from other researchers and from outside experts.
General information on the Centre for Health Record Linkage (CHeReL) and its services is available at www.cherel.org.au.
Mariko Carey and Serene Yoong from the Health Behaviour Research Group.
Dr Jane Robertson from the Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing.
Implementing Best Practice Nutrition and Hydration Support in Residential Aged Care Conference, 5th & 6th November 2009
On 5th and 6th November 2009, The Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing (RCGHA) presented the Best Practice Nutrition and Hydration Support in Residential Aged Care Conference.
The conference gathered staff from the nine aged care facilities involved in the nutrition and hydration project as well as research staff from the University of Newcastle. The conference allowed the participants to share their findings and the RCGHA to present a tool kit to the group for feedback. It also provided an opportunity for participants to share their experiences and learn more about the range of projects that took place.
Professor Sandra Capra, Professor of Nutrition at the University of Queensland, was invited as a keynote speaker and delivered a talk entitled "Let them eat cake - nutrition, malnutrition and the older adult".
Helen Dimmick, Catering Manager, and Karen Keast, Dietitian, from Lottie Stewart Hospital in Sydney.
Marjorie Warren from St Andrew Village in Tamworth and Nathalie Crowe and Tracy Richards from Nareen Gardens in Bateau Bay.
Carol Penning from UCA and Marilyn Goff from BCS