Research seminars is an opportunities for learning and discussion around various topics related to the key areas of research focus for the Centre.  

Members, students, early career researchers and interested members of the public are encouraged to attend.  Details of the seminar venue, presenter/s and topic are announced on this website.

 

Seminars 2015

 

  Dr Nikki McCaffrey – Flinders University
 
  Better informing decision-making with multiple outcomes cost-effectiveness analysis: Case studies in palliative care
 
Date:               Monday 13th April
 
Time:              1:00pm – 2:00pm
 
Venue:            SAHMRI Auditorium

 


Abstract:
Comparing multiple, diverse outcomes with cost-effectiveness analysis is important, yet challenging in areas like palliative care where domains are unamenable to integration with survival. Generic multi-attribute utility values exclude important domains and non-health outcomes, while partial analyses - where outcomes are considered separately, with their joint relationship under uncertainty ignored - lead to incorrect inference regarding preferred strategies. This presentation considers whether decision making can be better informed in complex disease areas such as palliative care with alternative presentation and summary measures, extending methods previously shown to have advantages in multiple strategy comparison. 
 
Speaker Bio: Dr Nikki McCaffrey is a health economist with a pharmacy background and over ten years’ experience in health technology assessment and health economic analysis in palliative care. She works for Flinders Health Economics Group and the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC), a national collaboration of researchers engaged in Phase III studies in palliative care. Dr McCaffrey has been successful as: a researcher, applying qualitative and quantitative approaches in palliative care economic evaluation, outcome measurement, the quality use of medicines, healthy ageing and epidemiology; a health technology evaluator, critiquing applications to the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee; and a pharmaceutical adviser, providing guidance to over 40 GPs regarding the cost-effective use of medicines.
 
Dr McCaffrey is an investigator on competitive research grants totalling more than A$4.3 million. Her original research includes:
− Comparison in cost-disutility space to best inform risk neutral or risk averse decision makers when comparing more than two strategies with multiple outcomes in health technology assessment;
− Outcome measurement in palliative care economic evaluations, including the development of disease specific preference based economic measures;
− Evaluation of community models of palliative care; and
− Development of discrete choice attributes from qualitative data.
 
Dr McCaffrey is an advisory group member for the Specialist Palliative Care and Advance Planning Advisory Service for Aged Care, a national project funded by the government ($14.95 mill), a research executive member of the South Australian Palliative Care Clinical Network, and a PaCCSC Scientific Committee board member. In 2015, she has been invited to present her research at the Cicely Saunders Institute, Kings College, London and the 14th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care in Denmark.

 

 SAHMRI SEMINAR SERIES


 

Final PhD presentation

Sandra L Bradley

CareSearch PhD Candidate

 

ADVANCE DIRECTIVES IN AN E-HEALTH ENVIRONMENT: SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PREFERENCES AND BABY BOOMER CHOICES

 

FRIDAY 20 MARCH, 2015 3-5PM

Repatriation General Hospital, SPF Hall - All Welcome

RSVP and further enquiries: 

Gail Dooley, gail.dooley@flinders.edu.au by 18 March 2015


 

Seminars 2014

Researchers are encouraged to register their interest to present at our seminars to be held during 2014.

 

 Friday 14 March at 4:00pm - Room 1.09 Health Sciences Building

Dr Billingsley Kaambwa, Flinders Health Economics Group will give a presentation entitled: "Cost-effectiveness of, and willingness to pay for, telemonitoring and self-management in the control of hypertension."

 

Friday 11 April at 4:00pm - Room 1.09 Health Sciences Building

Professor Murray Loew, Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Sciences and Technology, George Washington University will give a presentation entitled: "Infrared imaging for detection of breast cancer: basis, methods, and prospects."

 

Friday 16 May at 4:00pm - Room 1.09 Health Sciences Building

Ms Sandra Bradley, PhD Candidate, CareSearch, Palliative and Support Services will give her PhD Progress Report in a presentation entitled: "Advance Care Planning on an e-Health Environment."

 

Friday 20 June at 4:00pm - Room 1.09 Health Sciences Building

Prof Sheila Lennon, Head of Physiotherapy, will give a presentation entitled: "Exercise therapy for people with Multiple Sclerosis: feasibility and clinical relevance ."

 

Friday 15 August at 4:00pm - Lecture Theatre 1, Rm 5E:311 Flinders Medical Centre 

CareSearch, Palliative and Supportive Services will give a presentation entitled, Systematic Reviews: Lessons Learned

 

Friday 19 September at 4:00pm - Room 1.09 Health Sciences Building

Rescheduled to October. Please join us then.

 

Friday 17 October at 4:00pm - Room 1.09 Health Sciences Building

Mr Chris McGowan, Chief Executive Officer, Silver Chain Group will give a presentation entitled "Patterns of End of Life Care in Australia."

 

Thursday 27 November at 1:00pm - 2:30pm - RGH Health Sciences/Uni rooms 103 & 105

A Joint invitation from Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health and Flinders Centre for Clinical Change and Health Care Research presents "Improving children's sleep: moving from research to policy to practice" by Associate Professor Harriet Hiscock

 

Friday 12 December, 10:00am - 2:30pm - Function Room, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park

The Flinders Health Economics Group will lead a Half Day Workshop "Putting the costs back into comparative effectiveness research". 

 

  Friday 12 December, 4:00pm - 5:00pm - Room 1.09 Health Sciences Building.

Professor Jan Abel Olsen, Professor of Health Economics, Institute of Community Medicine, Univesity of Tromsø, Norway presents "The New Norwegian Priority Guidelines: Health Gains, Resource Use, Health Losses".

  

Everyone is welcome to attend, and non-members of the Flinders Centre for Clinical Change and Health Care Research are also encouraged to add their name to the electronic distribution list for the monthly event.

 

Please contact Anne Cazneaux, via email anne.cazneaux@flinders.edu.au  or phone (08) 722 18364 or 0405505833 for further information.