CHF Summit 2021: Shifting Gears

CHF Virtual Summit 2021: Shifting Gears
Australia and New Zealand Consumer Experience and Leadership in Health Summit

Australasia’s inaugural consumer health summit is going virtual, putting this high impact event in reach of a wider audience within Australia, New Zealand and worldwide.

The Consumers Health Forum of Australia announces that the Shifting Gears Summit on 18-19 March 2021 will be presented on-line.

Consumers as leaders in healthcare will be a central theme of this first Australian and New Zealand Consumer Experience and Leadership in Health Summit.

Successful health strategies, policies, research and programs depend on consumers involvement at each stage of development.

CHF Summit 2021: Shifting Gears will draw together consumers and other leaders from the health sector, to explore the latest research and developments which drive health towards a consumer-centered culture.

The online format will ensure maximum real-time participation by consumer and health leaders in all plenary and concurrent sessions, access to networking and chat rooms and to conference papers, live Q&A and video on demand during and after the event.

The conference will include speakers from around the world. In line with the consumer leadership theme, a feature will be the Big Idea Forum. Facilitated by ABC TV presenter, Ellen Fanning, participants will have the stage to screen and discuss videos of their Big Ideas to improve the health system.

The conference was originally to be staged in Sydney but this had to be cancelled because of uncertainties over the impact of COVID on attendees’ travel plans, hurdles staging of the conference itself and our overall commitment to delivering a safe event.

Key topics will include: Recruiting, engaging and supporting consumer leaders at the local level. Patient and service activation and health literacy. Consumer perspectives on value in health care. Benefits of health consumer engagement and leadership. Collaborative practice and co-design of services. Consumer collaboration in research.

Amended conference attendance charges are:

  • $165 for Early Bird
  • $275 for Full Registrations
  • $100 for Pre Conference Masterclass
Principal Sponsors of the Shifting Gears summit: Australian Department of Health, Australian Digital Health Agency and NSW Health and the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Sponsor of the Big Ideas Forum is CSIRO.