Telehealth clinical challenges workshop
The advent of COVID-19 has necessitated the rapid adoption of new models of care delivery to facilitate remote health care access. This online Telehealth clinical challenges workshop will be facilitated by Professor Jenny Philip.
At this workshop, we aim to identify clinical challenges involving telehealth for which a solution would positively impact the future of healthcare and identify ideas for which a team can be put together to further develop the idea into a trial concept.
We want to hear about clinical challenges in telehealth service provision that you are facing in your organisations and communities.
The clinical challenge may be:
1. due to a gap in the evidence supporting the use of telehealth
2. changing health care delivery models utilising telehealth
3. the use of telehealth in different populations.
Present your study idea
This workshop is an opportunity to discuss your telehealth challenge and present your study idea to address the challenge.
To present your telehealth study idea, please complete the PowerPoint template linked below and submit it by email to CST@uts.edu.au.
Study idea template instructions:
1. Telehealth clinical challenge study ideas must be submitted on the linked PowerPoint template and must not exceed the four slides in the template – we only want preliminary information at this point.
2. Submissions are due by COB Tuesday 24 November 2020
3. Submissions must be emailed to CST@uts.edu.au
4. We will review all submissions and advise those who have been chosen to present at the workshop one week before the workshop on Tuesday 1 December.
5. If your idea is chosen to present and you are unable to attend, please nominate a proxy to attend and present on your behalf.
6. Presentations at the workshop will not exceed 20 minutes to allow time for multiple presentations.
Workshop facilitator - Professor Jennifer Philip
Professor Jennifer Philip is Chair of Palliative Medicine, University of Melbourne and St Vincent's Hospital, in collaboration with the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC). Jennifer is a palliative care physician and leads the Palliative Medicine Research Group conducting mixed methods research to understand and test complex interventions in palliative care.
Professor Philip oversees the VCCC Building Capability in Clinical Trials Program conducting a series of multi-site phase 2 and 3 trials in palliative care across Victorian clinical centres. Jennifer is dedicated to building successful collaborations between researchers and clinicians enabling high-quality evidence to be directly translated into high-quality care for patients and families.
Professor Philip is also the Chair of the UTS IMPACCT Rapid Telehealth Series, which is currently open to recruitment.
Professor Tamara Ownsworth
Professor Tamara Ownsworth BA, PhD is a clinical neuropsychologist with extensive experience in psychosocial intervention research for people with acquired brain injury, including traumatic brain injury, brain tumour and stroke. Post PhD she was awarded an NHMRC Public Health Post-Doctoral fellowship (2002-2006).
She is a Professor in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University and leads the Neuroscience Ageing and Dementia group of the Menzies Health Institute of Queensland. Professor Ownsworth has over 150 publications and has been a Chief Investigator on grants totalling approximately $10.5 million, including clinical trials funded by NHMRC, CONROD, Cancer Council Queensland and Medical Research Future Fund (Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant). Her research focuses on improving access to rehabilitation and supportive care interventions for individuals and families impacted by neurological disorders.
Dr Aileen Collier
Dr Aileen Collier is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing at the University of Auckland and Chair of Palliative Care Nurses NZ. She is a member of the CST and also holds academic status as a researcher with the Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying at Flinders University and as Senior Researcher at the University of Tasmania. Her program of research is focused on human agency, patient safety and quality of palliative care and sits at the interface of social science and clinical disciplines.
Ms Kittani Morrison
Ms. Kittani Morrison is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist working both clinically in private practice and as a Research Assistant at the University of Canberra. Kittani has just completed an Honours project which explored the physical activity barriers and enablers in women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her primary areas of interest are in exercise oncology (specifically female gynaecological cancers), women’s health and chronic fatigue. Kittani is currently supporting several research projects led by Dr. Kellie Toohey, which focus on exercise delivery via telehealth.