Conference papers presented by NPS staff

About NPS

Zuo Y, Morrell S, Dartnell J, Wu F, Weekes L. Financial impact of judicious use of medicine in primary care. International Conference for Improving Use of Medicines. 14-18 November 2011, Antalya, Turkey

2011

Poster 

Baird H. The trials and successes of a national consumer-led health promotion program in Australia, 19th International Union of Health Promotion and Education Conference, 10–15 June 2007, Vancouver, Canada
2007
Weekes L. The service arm of quality use of medicines in Australia, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Workshop Community Development Program, 15–16 September 2005, Nova Scotia, Canada
2005
Weekes L.NPS and quality use of medicines, University of Canberra Address to pharmacy students, Canberra, Australia

Consumers and quality use of medicines

Consumer medicines information
O’Brien M, Bhasale A, Patterson C, Gillies M, Simpson V, Kay E. Challenges in providing the medicines information that consumers want : the evolution of Medicine Update, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Koo M. Do we need to rethink consumer medicine information? National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia
2008
Slaytor E. Medicines Line and the information it provides: Are consumers satisfied?, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia
2006
Weekes L. Providing information to consumers, ARCS Conference: Working Together To Make A Difference, May 2006, Sydney, Australia
2006
Weekes L. Providing information to consumers, ARCS (Association of Regulatory and Clinical Scientists to the Australian Pharmaceutical Industry) Conference: Working Together To Make A Difference, May 2006, Sydney, Australia
2006

Consumer medicines awareness campaigns
Stephenson J, Hyndman-Rizik N, Trinh L. Get to know your medicines campaign: Learning from the pilot, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Travers-Mason P, Artist M, Vajda J, Trinh L, Azam R. Common colds need common sense, especially for our children, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Baird H, Rhodes L, Corlette S, McKerracher L, Rozario E. Consumer focused awareness campaign delivering medicines messages in 2007. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.
2008
Donnelly N, Baird H, Orr N. Impacts of the 2007 NPS National Awareness Campaign: findings from surveys of consumers. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.
2008
Orr N, Donnelly N. Information seeking by consumers and associated QUM practices: recent trends from the NPS Annual Consumer Survey. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.

2008

Poster

Artist M. Common colds need common sense campaign, Partnership in Practice, 3–5 May 2007, Sydney, Australia
2007
Vajda J, Artist M. Complexities of a multi-faceted evaluation to inform an annual national health campaign: short and intermediate measures. Doing Evaluation Better: AES International Conference, 3-7 September 2007, Melbourne, Australia
2007
Artist M. Debunking the myths on antibiotics for common colds in children, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia

2006

Poster

Community partnerships
Baird H, Cantwell M. Partnerships in action: NPS and Consumers’ Health Forum of Australia (CHF), National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia
2006
Baird H, Davis J, Bray A. Consumers influencing policy, partnerships, participation and programs, International Conference on Engaging Communities, 14-17 August 2005, Brisbane, Australia

2005

Poster

Priority communities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Justice A, Theile D. The influence of the social determinants of health on Indigenous quality use of medicines in urban and remote settings, 16th National Health Promotion Conference, 23–26 April 2006, Alice Springs, Australia
2006
Justice A, Theile D. The influence of the social determinants of health on Indigenous quality use of medicines in urban and remote settings, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia
2006

Cultural and linguistically diverse communities
Klein L, Dobson C, Maberly A. Families get to know their medicines: learning from Queensland pilot. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.

2008

Poster

Maberly A, Dobson C. Moving up the ladder? Critical reflections on health promotion theory applied to project design for the health needs of consumers from CALD background. Diversity in Health, 10-12 March 2008, Sydney, Australia.

2008

Presentation 

Kehoe L, Wutzke S, Vaughan K, Ritchie E. Building on community strengths and organisational capacities, Health education for Australian seniors about medicine use, 19th International Union of Health Promotion and Education Conference, 10–15 June 2007, Vancouver, Canada
2007
Davis J, Kordes D. Reaching culturally and linguistically diverse consumers via education settings: Curriculum based strategies of the Multicultural Community Quality Use of Medicines Program, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia

2006

Poster

Davis J. Balancing beliefs and attitudes: The multicultural perspective, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia
2006
Davis J, Baird H, Kordes D. Engaging consumers from diverse cultures and languages in managing their medicines, 16th National Health Promotion Conference, 23–26 April 2006, Alice Springs, Australia

2006

Poster

Davis J, Ride S. A health promotion partnership increasing the awareness and skills of multicultural consumers to manage their medicines more effectively, Diversity in Health, 17–19 October 2005, Melbourne, Australia

2005

Abstract p.43 

Davis J, Multicultural quality use of medicines: The program and participation story, Federation of African Communities Council National Conference, 18 November 2005, Sydney, Australia
2005

Seniors peer education
Klein L. How do seniors use medicines information provided in peer-led sessions? National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.

2008

Poster

Currie B, Hosna-Sedgman M. How does the involvement of trained volunteer peer educators influence the beliefs and behaviours of seniors around medicines use?, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia

2006

Poster

Kehoe L, Wutzke S, Ritchie J. How do seniors use medicines information provided in peer-led sessions?, School of Public Health and Community Medicine (UNSW) Research Student Conference, 27 October 2006, Sydney, Australia
2006
Kehoe L, Wutzke S and Vaughan K. A multi-site case study of the Seniors Quality Use of Medicines Peer Education Program: Assessing the evidence for effectiveness, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia
2006
Kehoe L, Vaughan K, Hosna-Sedgman M. Exploring the value of peer education for seniors: A view across the socioeconomic scale, 16th National Health Promotion Conference, 23–26 April 2006, Alice Springs, Australia

2006

Poster

Kehoe, L. Peer education for quality use of medicines (QUM): Older people helping their peers understand, take control and effectively manage medicines. School of Public Health and Community Medicine (UNSW) Research Student Conference, 9 September 2005, Sydney, Australia. 2005
Kehoe L. Peer education for quality use of medicines: A participatory action evaluation story, ALARPM Australian National Conference, 1 October 2005, Sydney, Australia
2005
Kehoe L, Wutzke S. A multi-site case study participatory evaluation of a seniors Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) peer education program: Working with and learning from national and local partners, Australasian Evaluation Society International Evaluation Conference, 12 October 2005, Brisbane, Australia
2005

Consumers' understanding of medicines

Complementary medicines
Tudball J, Williamson M, Toms M. The Information needs of complementary medicines users on safety and efficacy of CM. 3rd International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research, 29-31 March 2008, Sydney, Australia.
2008
Tudball J, Williamson M, Toms M. Complementary medicines and consumer information: what do they need, where do they go and what is the point? National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia

2008

Poster

Williamson M. What consumers want to know about complementary medicines. 3rd International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research, 29-31 March 2008, Sydney, Australia.

2008

Poster

Williamson M. Herbal and natural remedies are our new first preference. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.
2008
Medicines census
Morgan T, Williamson M, Brown J, Pirotta M, Stewart K, Barnes J. Potentially inappropriate medicines use and combinations of use in the Australian community. Primary Health Care Research Conference 13-15 July 2011, Brisbane, Australia.

2011

Abstract / Presentation

Tudball J, Morgan T, Williamson M, Stewart K, Barnes J, Pirotta M. Deciding about medicines: many different people, four different ways. Primary Health Care Research Conference 13-15 July 2011, Brisbane, Australia.

2011

Abstract / Presentation

Morgan T, Williamson M, Stewart K, Barnes J, Pirotta M. Seeking and receiving medicines information. Primary Health Care Research Conference June 30-July 2 2010, Darwin, Australia

2010

Abstract / Presentation 

Williamson M, Morgan T, Stewart K, Barnes J, Pirotta M. Prevalence and outcomes of adverse medicines events in the Australian community setting. Primary Health Care Research Conference June 30-July 2 2010, Darwin, Australia

2010

Poster

Morgan T, Williamson M, Stewart K, Barnes J, Pirotta M. The influence of cost on medicines use by older Australians. Primary Health Care Research Conference, June 30-July 2 2010, Darwin, Australia

2010

Poster 

Pirotta M,  Morgan T,  Williamson M. Medicines used for pain management in a community sample. NAPCRG 2010 Seattle USA November 2010

2010

Abstract 

Morgan T, Pirotta M, Stewart K, Barnes J, Myers S, Williamson M. The National Census of Medicines Use: Medicine Use by Australians Aged 50 Years and Older, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Abstract

Morgan T, Williamson M, Stewart K, Barnes J, Pirotta M. Medicines Information Seeking Behaviour: Data from the National Census of Medicines Use, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Abstract

Morgan T, Williamson M, Stewart K, Barnes J, Pirotta M. Prevalence and outcomes of Adverse Medicines Events in the Australia Community, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Williamson M, Morgan T, Stewart K, Barnes J, Pirotta M. The Influence of Cost on Consumer Medicine Use in Australia, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Generic medicines
Tudball J, Koo M, Riddell S, Mackson J. “I mean, we’re not dealing with lollies, you know”: how pharmacists and pharmacy staff communicate with consumers about generic substitution, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Abstract

Self management
Vaughan K, Wilkinson R, Baird H, Crawford J. The medicines knowledge, skills and practices of consumers with type 2 diabetes and chronic pain: The QUM issues and implications across the socioeconomic scale, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia
2006

E-Health initiatives

Decision support
Yu K, Sweidan M, Williamson M, Fraser A. Drug interaction alerts in clinical software: what do GPs want? GP11, 6-8 October 2011, Hobart, Australia.

2011

Presentation

Yu K,Sweidan M, Williamson M, Fraser A. Improving drug interaction decision support in clinical software: GPs and pharmacists tell us what they want. Primary Healthcare Research Conference, 13-15 July 2011, Brisbane, Australia.

2011

Presentation

Sweidan M, Reeve J, Williamson M, Dartnell J, Harvey K, Schattner P. How well is clinical decision support implemented in general practice software?, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Abstract

Tudball J, Williamson M, Lewis B, Calabretto JP, Dartnell J, Reeve J, Riddell S, Sweidan M, Yu K. Knowledge linked into Clinical Software (KLICS) : a pilot evaluation of a GP decision support tool, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Reeve J, Williamson M, Sweidan M, Harvey K, O’Neill J, Schattner P, Snowdon T. Variability in general practice prescribing systems – do they support quality use of medicines?, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Moxey A, Newby D, Robertson J, Williamson M, Hains I, Pearson S. Electronic decision support for prescribing decisions in primary care: does it work? GP & PHC Research Conference, 4-6 June 2008, Hobart, Australia

2008

Abstract 

Moxey A, Pearson S, Williamson M, Gillies M, Newby D, Robertson J. GPs' use of computer-based information sources in clinical practice – what, when, how? GP & PHC Research Conference, 4-6 June 2008, Hobart, Australia

2008

Poster 

Moxey A, Pearson S, Robertson J, Hains I, Williamson M, Newby D. Influences on the use of electronic decision support in prescribing. Poster presentation, GP & PHC Research Conference, 4-6 June 2008, Hobart, Australia.

2008

Poster 

Moxey A, Newby D, Robertson J, Williamson M, Hains I, Pearson S. Electronic decision support for prescribing decisions: does it work? Oral presentation, National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.
2008
Moxey A, Pearson S, Williamson M, Gillies M, Newby D, Robertson J. GPs' use of computer-based information sources in clinical practice – what, when, how? Poster presentation, National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.
2008
Moxey A, Pearson S, Robertson J, Hains I, Williamson M, Newby D. Influences on the use of electronic decision support in prescribing. Poster presentation, National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.
2008
Sweidan M, Reeve J, Brien J, Jayasuriya P, Martin J, Vernon G. A study of the quality of drug interaction decision support in prescribing and dispensing software. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.
2008
Martin J, Reeve J, Sweidan M. Drug interaction decision support in clinical software: user beware! SEAWP-ASCEPT Joint Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-6 December, 2007. Adelaide, Australia.
2007
Reeve J, Mackson J, Yeo G. Workshop: Using a desktop electronic tool to optimise drug therapy in ischaemic heart disease. RACGP Annual Scientific Convention, 4-7 October, 2007

2007

Workshop summary p.32 

Reeve J, Sweidan M. Evaluation of the quality of drug interaction decision support in clinical software: implications for practitioners. SHPA 28th Federal Conference, 8-11 November, 2007, Sydney, Australia.
2007
Reeve J, Tenni P, Peterson G, Kruup H, Hasan O. Use of a prompt in pharmacy dispensing software to promote clinical interventions by pharmacists, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia
2006
Reeve J. Improving the quality and safety of drug interaction decision support offered by electronic clinical systems in general practice and community pharmacy in Australia, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia

2006

Poster

Sweidan M, Reeve J, Rossi S, Calabretto J. Improving the quality and safety of electronic drug interaction decision support in prescribing and dispensing software in Australia, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia

2006

Poster


E-prescribing
Williamson M, Reeve J, Sweidan M, Harvey K, O'Neil J, Schattner P, Snowdon T. Variability in general practice prescribing systems - do they support safety and quality of care? PHC conference, 30 June-2 July 2010, Darwin, Australia.

2010

Abstract/

Slides

Reeve J, Williamson M, Sweidan M, Harvey K, O’Neill J, Schattner P, Snowdon T. Variability in general practice prescribing systems – do they support quality use of medicines?, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Sweidan M, Reeve J, Williamson M, Dartnell J, Harvey K, Schattner P. How well is clinical decision support implemented in general practice software?, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Abstract

Reeve J, Smith A, Williamson M, Sweidan M, Harvey K. Building consensus on features supporting safety, quality and usefulness of general practice prescribing software. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.
2008
Smith A, Williamson M, Sweidan M, Harvey K, Reeve J. Safety quality and usefulness of general practice prescribing software. Oral presentation, National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia
2008
Sweidan M, Smith A, Williamson M, Ali Z, Reeve J. Do general practice prescribing systems include features that support patient safety and quality of care? National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia
2008

Other
Lewis B. Managing health information: effective use of XML. Medinfo 2007 Congress, 20-24 August 2007, Brisbane, Australia.
2007
Lewis B. Delivering drug interaction information as a web Service, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia

2006

Poster

Lewis B. Providing NPS clinical audits electronically, MEDNET 2006: 11th World Congress on Internet in Medicine, 13–16 October 2006, Toronto, Canada

2006

Poster

Lewis B. Internet technologies for delivery of evidence based information: Using web services and XML effectively, MEDNET 2006: 11th World Congress on Internet in Medicine, 13–16 October 2006, Toronto, Canada

2006

Abstract 

Health professionals and quality use of diagnostics

Easton K, Heaney A, Williamson M. How to influence the quality use referrals for diagnostics imaging and pathology, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia
Poster

Health professionals and quality use of medicines

Aged care facilities

Aristidi S, Loo T. Management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia(BPSD) : a Residential Aged Care facilities (RACF) nursing perspectives, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Parsons H. Uptake of an NPS web-based drug use evaluation kit for use of hypnotics in residential aged care facilities, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia

2006

Poster

Health professional education and quality improvement programs (community-based)

Antibiotics and infections
Travers-Mason P, Parsons H, O’Riordan S, Mackson J, Mulligan K. Biting the URTI: helping GPs target the use of antibiotics. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.

2008

Poster

Barry K, Mackson J, O’Riordan S, Loukas K. Antibiotic use in urinary tract infection: Findings from a general practitioner (GP) clinical audit, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia
2006

Antidepressants
Gurman K, McEwin E, Horn F. It’s not easy beating the blues: barriers and enablers to improving the use of antidepressants. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.

2008

Poster

Higgins G. Quality use of antidepressants: What information are pharmacists providing?, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia

2006

Poster

Koo M. Management of depression in general practice: Insight from NPS case studies, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia
2006

Antipsychotics
Koo M, Mackson J. Antipsychotics for schizophrenia: a weighty dilemma. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia

2008

Poster


Asthma medicines

Armour C, Cvetkovski B, Stuart M, Williamson M, Mackson J, Mavritsakis S, Bosinc-Anticevich S. Interprofessional relationships: how important is access? International Social Pharmacy Network Conference, Lisbon 2010

2010

Abstract p.87 

Bosinc-Anticevich S, Cvetkovski B, Stuart M, Williamson M, Mackson J, Mavritsakis S, Armour C Teamwork: Pharmacists in the tertiary care setting. Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association Conference 9-11 December 2009. 2009

Benzodiazepines
Todkar A, Koo M. Health professionals’ perspectives on the use of hypnotics for insomnia, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster


Cardiovascular medicines
Mackson J, Loukas K, Fung-Coady N, O'Riordan S. Measuring uptake and quality of drug therapy in chronic heart failure, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Abstract

McNamara K, Dunbar JA, Marriott J. Translating evidence into practice for hypertension management.  Health Services Research Conference January 2010 Brisbane
 2010
Fung N, O’Riordan S, Loo T, Mackson J, Anh T. Clinical audit to improve the management of systolic chronic heart failure (CHF) in Australian general practices. Heart Foundation Conference, 14-16 May 2009, Brisbane, Australia.

2009

Abstract

McNamara K, Dunbar JA, Marriott J. Integrating professional development into a quality improvement framework in community pharmacy. 69th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: Responsibility for patient outcomes, Istanbul, 3-8 September 2009
2009
Barry K, Mackson J, O’Riordan S. Use of specific antihypertensive drugs with potentially favourable effects on coexisting conditions: results from GP clinical audits. General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference. June 2008.

2008

Abstract / Presentation 

Koo M, Barry K. Quality use of medicine: the heart of the matter. Challenges in Cardiology VIII Conference. 9-10 May 2008, Brisbane, Australia.
2008
Mackson J. Initiatives to improve patient concordance in cardiovascular disease medicines. Challenges in Cardiology VIII Conference, 9-10 May 2008, Brisbane, Australia.
2008
Mackson J, Huang N. Educational interventions to improve prescribing, use of echocardiography and provision of patient information in chronic heart failure in primary care. 4th Asian Pacific Congress of Heart Failure, 3D-Drugs, Devices and Diagnostics, 31 January-3 February 2008 Melbourne, Australia.

2008

Poster

O’Riordan S, Lewis B, Parsons H, Mackson J, Reeve J. Clinical e-Audit: an effective quality improvement activity to optimise treatment of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) in general practice. General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference. 4-6 June 2008. Hobart, Australia.

2008

Poster

O’Riordan S, Lewis, B, Parsons H, Mackson J, Reeve J. Clinical e-Audit: an effective quality improvement activity to optimise treatment of ischaemic heart disease. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.
2008
Azam R, Mackson J. Improving drug use in heart failure, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia
2006

Diabetes medicines
Cardona-Morrell M, Klein L, Williamson M, Gillies M. (2011). Using PBS data to evaluate GP adherence to practice guidelines for first-line management of diabetes over five years. Primary Health Care Research Conference 13-15 July 2011, Brisbane, Australia.

2011

Abstract 

Gurman K, O'Riordan S, Barry K, Mackson J, Lewis B, Riddell S. Improvements in General Practice Type 2 Diabetes Management Using Clinical e-Audit, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Abstract

Elliott J, Koo M, Slaytor E, Mackson J. Addressing barriers and enablers to early insulin use in type 2 diabetes. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.

2008

Poster

Elliott J, Ramanathan J. Workshop: negotiating early initiation of insulin in type 2 diabetes patients. General Practitioner Conference and Exhibition. 23-25 May 2008. Sydney, Australia.
2008
Farugi N, O’Riordan S, Slaytor E, Mackson J. Reducing risk in type 2 diabetes: using multiple interventions in general practice. 18th World WONCA Conference, 24-27 July 2007, Singapore
2007
Higgins G, Mackson J. Drug use in type 2 diabetes: How pharmacists are helping patients manage, National Medicines Symposium 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia

2006

Poster

O’Riordan S, Mackson J, Abbu C, McMartin L. Use of clinical audito improve management of type 2 diabetes. National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia.
2006
Jenkins M, Higgins G. Drug use in type 2 diabetes self-audit: A training tool and a quality improvement activity, Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) Biennial Federal Conference, 10–13 November 2005, Brisbane, Australia

2005

Poster


Generic medicines
Mackson J, Koo M, Riddell S, Tudball J. An intervention to improve advice on generic substitution in community pharmacy, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Tudball J, Koo M, Riddell S, Mackson J. “I mean, we’re not dealing with lollies, you know”: how pharmacists and pharmacy staff communicate with consumers about generic substitution, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Abstract

Mackson J, Artist M, Koo M. Generic medicines: is there a QUM problem? National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.
2008

Pain medicines
Koo M. Paracetamol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Arthritis and Osteoporosis Educators’, 26 May 2007, Sydney, Australia
2007
Mackson J, Knights K, Henry D, Aronson. NSAIDS: the good the bad and the ugly (Perceptions of risk and OTC NSAIDS). SEAWP-ASCEPT Joint Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-6 December 2007, Adelaide, Australia.
2007

Oral contraceptives
Loo T, Koo M, Mackson J. Prescribing hormonal contraception: conundrum with the humdrum? National Medicines Symposium, 14–16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.

2008

Poster


Osteoperosis medicines
Heaney A, O’Riordan S, Parsons H, Mackson J. Osteoporosis – a bone of contention: findings from a general practitioner clinical audit. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.

2008

Poster


Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)
Higgins G, Horn F, Mackson J. Optimising use of PPIs – how was the message accepted by GPs?, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia
2006
Higgins G, Horn F, Wutzke S, Mackson J. Improvements in GP knowledge and attitudes regarding quality use of proton pump inhibitors, ASCEPT & APSA Joint Meeting, 5–7 December 2005, Melbourne, Australia
2005

Palliative care medicines
Heaney A, Rowett D, Nissen L, Allcroft P. Workshop on palliative care. ConPharm 08. 29 May – 1 June 2008, Adelaide, Australia.
2008
Prescribing indicators
Paton R, Tudball J, Williamson M, Cardona-Morrell M, Elliot J, Parsons H, Gunn J, Stocks N, Emery J. General practitioners' experience of participating in a quality improvement project: The Prescribing Data in General Practice Demonstration (PDGPD). Primary Health Care Research Conference 13-15 July 2011, Brisbane, Australia.

2011

Poster

Elliott J, Sutherland K, Mohan S, Grunseit A, Williamson M, Parsons H. Prescribing data in general practice demonstration project: A pilot evaluation, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Noble V, Reeve J, Mackson J. Data extraction and NPS indicators of quality prescribing. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.

2008

Poster

Mackson J. Self-assessment of quality indicators in prescribing and use of medicines across settings: Acute post-operative pain management project. 5th Australasian Conference on Safety and Quality in Health Care, 6-8 August 2007, Brisbane, Australia.
2007
Kenyon L, Weekes L, Mackson J, Parsons H, Pont L, Artist M, Development of the NPS indicators of quality prescribing in general practice, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia
2006
Weekes L, Kenyon L. Indicators of quality prescribing in general practice, AGPAL 2006: Quality in Healthcare, 9–11 March 2006, Brisbane, Australia.
2006

New drugs and new evidence
Page M, Petrie H, Simpson V, Gillies M, Belcher J, Daly L, Higgins G, Koo M, Riddell S, McMaster R, Kay E. Developing an educational intervention to support informed decisions about new drugs, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Higgins G. Leading edge new drugs seminar. ConPharm 08. 29 May-1 June 2008, Adelaide, Australia. 2008
Jordan M, Higgins G. Evidence versus Hype workshops: The Illawarra experience, Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) State Branch Conference, 22–24 September 2006, Sydney, Australia 2006

Other
Heaney A. Quality use of medicines for older Australians. RACGP/PSA Congress on Ageing. 18 May 2008, Melbourne, Australia.
2008

Health professional education and quality improvement programs (hospital-based)

Community acquired pneumonia
Korman T, Vanzyl A, Meek R, Hii K, Crock C, Beck N, Phiri W, Chong M, Lee P, O’Reilly M, Wai A. An evaluation of Victorian emergency departments doctors’ knowledge of community-acquired pneumonia management guidelines, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia

2006

Poster

Maxwell D, Kaye K, McIntosh K, Robertson M, Stanton L, Peterson G, Marwood A, Dollman W, Pulver L, Tett S, Wai A, Horn F, Mackson J. Influencing antibiotic prescribing in the management of community-acquired pneumonia in hospital emergency departments: The CAPTION project, Australian Society for Antimicrobials Annual Scientific Meeting, 23–25 February 2006, Sydney, Australia
2006
Wai A, Horn F, Mackson J, Maxwell D, McIntosh K, Stanton L, Pulver L, Marwood A. Influencing antibiotic prescribing in the management of community-acquired pneumonia in hospital emergency departments: The CAPTION project, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia
2006
Maxwell DJ, Kaye KI, McIntosh KA, Robertson MB, Stanton LA, Peterson GM, Marwood AC, Dollman WB, Pulver LK, Tett SE, Coombes J, Petrie A, Wai A, Horn F, Mackson J, Weekes L. Community-acquired pneumonia: Towards improving outcomes nationally A national quality improvement initiative ‘Down Under’, International Society for Quality in Health Care ISQua’s 23rd International Conference, 22–25 October 2006, London, England

2006

Pulver LK, McIntosh KA, Maxwell DJ, Wai A. Implementation of guidelines for management of community acquired pneumonia in hospital emergency departments, The National Institute of Clinical Studies Using Evidence Using Guidelines Symposium, 19–20 October 2006, Melbourne, Australia
2006
Wai A, McIntosh KA, Robertson MB, Horn F, Mackson JM, Maxwell DJ, Kaye KI, Stanton LA, Peterson GM, Marwood AC, Dollman WB, Pulver LK, Tett SE, Coombes J, Petrie A, Weekes L. National quality improvement initiatives – CAPTION and beyond, 4th Australasian Conference on Safety and Quality in Health Care, 21–23 August 2006, Melbourne, Australia

2006

Poster

Maxwell D, Kaye K, McIntosh K, Pulver L, Stanton L, Marwood A, Wai A. The NSW/ACT arm of CAPTION. A taste of things to come, Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia Biennial Federal Conference, 10–13 November 2005, Brisbane, Australia
2005

Acute coronary syndrome
Wai A, Mulligan K, Robertson M, Pulver L, Taylor D, Maxwell D, Oliver K, Loh S, Nash R, Thompson A. Can quality improvement interventions optimise practice? The Discharge Management of Acute Coronary syndromes (DMACS) initiative, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Abstract

Wai A, Mulligan K, Mackson J, McIntosh K, Robertson M, Pulver L, Taylor D, Maxwell D, Loh S, Tompson A, Peterson G. Discharge Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes (DMACS) – A national quality improvement initiative. Heart Foundation Conference, 14-16 May, 2009, Brisbane, Australia
2009

Post operative pain
Wai A, Maxwell D, Kaye K, McIntosh K, Robertson M, Tompson A, Peterson G, Reeves A, Pulver L, Tett S, Mackson J. Optimising hospital management of acute postoperative pain: a national quality improvement initiative. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.
2008
Trinca J, McIntosh KA, Clavisi O, Macintyre P, Schug S, Wai A. A national survey of analgesic prescribing practices in the acute postoperative pain patient, ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting, 26–29 May 2007, Melbourne, Australia

2007

Poster

Wai A. Analgesic use in the post-operative period and at discharge: a quality improvement initiative. The 66th National Scientific Congress of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the 9th Biennial Congress of the Asian and Oceanic Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, 15-18 September 2007, Perth, Australia.
2007
Wai A. Analgesic use and communication at discharge in post-operative patients: the APOP initiative. SHPA 28th Federal Conference, 8-11 November 2007, Sydney, Australia
2007
Trinca J, McIntosh KA, Clavisi O, Macintyre P, Schug S, Wai A. A national survey of analgesic prescribing practices in the acute postoperative pain patient, ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting, 26–29 May 2007, Melbourne, Australia

2007

Poster


Other

Pulver L, Robertson M, Wai A, Maxwell D. Delivering national messages regarding safe and effective use of medicines in Australian hospitals and across the continuum, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Health professionals' knowledge and attitudes

Complementary medicines

Brown JA, Morgan T, Williamson M, Roufogalis B, Pirotta M, Kotsirilos V. Complementary medicines information needs and preferences of community pharmacists. Pharmacy Congress 2010

2010

Poster

McGuire T, Walters J, Van Driel M, Del Mar C, Pache D, Williamson M. Evaluating Complementary Medicines resources: identifying the cream of the crop. Primary Health Care Research Conference June 30-July 2 2010, Darwin, Australia

2010

Poster 

Morgan T, Adams J, Brown J, Grunseit A, Williamson M. Interacting with complementary medicines: challenging and expanding general practitioner’s professional role, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster
Pirotta M, Kotsirilos V, Brown J, Adams J, Morgan T,  Williamson M. Integrative Medicine: Results from a National Survey of Family Doctors’ Attitudes and Knowledge about Complementary Medicine. IN-CAM 2010, Vancouver Canada,2010 2010
Brown J, Williamson M, Toms M, Pirotta M. Information needs and preferences of general practitioners on complementary medicines. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.

2008

Poster
Brown J, Williamson M, Toms M, Pirotta M. Information needs and preferences of General Practitioners on complementary medicines. General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference. 4-6 June 2008. Hobart, Australia

2008

Poster

Brown J, Williamson M, Toms M, Pirotta M, Kotsirilos V, Roufogalis B. Information needs and preferences of general practitioners on complementary medicines. WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference/Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Annual Scientific Convention, 2–5 October 2008. 2008
Brown J, Williamson M, Toms M, Roufogalis B, Pirotta M, Kotsirilos V. Information needs and preferences of pharmacists on complementary medicines. Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia National Conference, 4–7 September 2008.
2008
New drugs and new evidence

Bhasale A, Daly L, Gillies M, McEwin E, Simpson V. Prescribing alerts to support quality use of new drugs: user- centred (re) design of NPS RADAR, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Gillies M. Influences on the adoption of new drugs in general practice: a narrative review, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Gillies M, Slaytor E, Loukas, K. Prescribing patterns and quality for a new drug, Rosuvastatin. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia 2008
Williamson M, Tobin L, Wutzke S, de Almeida Neto A, Patterson C, Mackson J, Weekes L. Influences reported by general practitioners and specialists prescribing new drugs, General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference, 23–25 May 2007, Sydney, Australia

2007

Abstract / Presentation 

Tobin L. Influences on the prescribing of GPs, psychiatrists and endocrinologists, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia

2006

Poster

Higgins G. Many choices, any differences and The wisdom of hindsight (New drugs), Pharmacy Australia Congress, 30 October 2005, Melbourne, Australia 200
Low back pain

Riddell S, Khanal S, Zuo Y, Meston D. Low Back Pain: Knowledge and attitude of GPs, 41st annual meeting of the Public Health Association of Australia, 26-28 September 2011, Brisbane, Australia

Presentation

2011

Nurses and quality use of medicines

Dunn S, Cashin A, Anderson D, Buckley T, McShane R, Rumble R, Rysavy H, Stuart M, Cook K. Continuing professional competence for nurse practitioner prescribers. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.

2008

Poster

Dunn S, Cashin A, Anderson D, Buckley T, McShane R, Rumble R, Stuart M, Sherratt A, Cook K. Nurse Practitioner Prescribing: Continuing Professional Competence Celebrating Collaboration. 5th International Council of Nurses International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network Conference. 17-20 September 2008, Toronto, Canada.
2008
Dunn S, Cashin A, Anderson D, Buckley T, Browne P, Nash R, Rumble R, Stuart M, Sherratt A, Cook K. Remote by distance: Exploring distance education in Nurse Practitioner prescribing - Quality Use of Medicines for Nurse Practitioners Project. 26th Annual Council of Remote Area Nurses Conference, 1-14 September 2008, Cairns, Australia.
2008
Collins M, Faruqi N. Meeting the needs of nurses working in general practice, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia

2006

Poster

Hunt S. Quality use of medicines – what are the national initiatives for nursing?, National Nursing Organisations Meeting, 5 May 2006, Sydney, Australia
2006
McMath D. General practice nurses promoting Quality Use of Medicines in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 4th National General Practice Nurse Conference, 12–14 October 2006, Gold Coast, Australia
2006
Azam R, Faruqi N. Practice nurses achieving quality use of medicines in the general practice setting for type 2 diabetes, Royal College of Nursing Australia 3rd National General Practice Nurse Conference, 10 September 2005, Melbourne, Australia
2005

Online learning

Koo M, Baskett K, Mendrela G, Petrie H. Online learning – a sustainable option for delivering QUM interventions, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Health professional students
Westbury J, Khanal S, Peterson G, Koo M, Zuo Y, Ryan A, Harnden C, Tse J, Buckley T. Do pharmacy students value the National Prescribing Curriculum as a learning resource? Annual conference of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association 11-14 December 2011, Adelaide, Australia.

Poster

2011

Baskett K, Stuart M. Using e-learning to improve prescribing practice in emerging prescribers. International Conference on Information Communications Technologies in Education. 9-11 July 2009, Corfu, Greece.
2009
Baskett K, Mendrela G, Stuart M. Using e-learning to help build confidence in young prescribers. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.

2008

Poster

Baskett K, Mendrela G, Petrie H, Stuart M. Using learning design to meet the ongoing needs of young prescribers. The 3rd International LAMS and Learning Design Conference – Perspectives on Learning Design, 4-8 December 2008, Sydney, Australia.

2008

Abstract

Baskett K, Mendrela G, Petrie H, Stuart M. Using learning design to meet the ongoing needs of young prescribers. The 3rd International LAMS & Learning Design Conference, 4-8 December 2008, Sydney, Australia.
2008
Duff J, Baskett K. Web 2.0: Experiences in teaching Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) to undergraduate nurses. National Nurse Education Conference, 8-11 September 2008, Sydney, Australia.

2008

Abstract

Duff J, Baskett K. Using LAMS to foster discussion and reflection in a pharmacology unit for undergraduate nurses. The 3rd International LAMS & Learning Design Conference, 4-8 December 2008, Sydney, Australia.
2008
Macauley J, Hunt S, Baskett K, Stuart M. Introduction in training undergraduate nursing students in the current use of National Inpatient Medication Chart. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.

2008

Poster

Stuart M, Baskett K, Mendrela G, Shenfield G. Teaching and assessing prescribing skills via an online curriculum. Ozzawa 2008: The 13th Ottawa International Conference on Clinical Competence, 5-8 March 2008, Melbourne, Australia.
2008
Stuart M, Shenfield G, Baskett K, Mendrela G. Teaching prescribing using an online tool – where are the assessment opportunities? ASCEPT Education Special Interest Group meeting, 12 July 2008, Sydney, Australia
2008
Baskett K, Mendrela G, Stuart M. Redesigning a more Learner-Centred Prescribing Curriculum. ICT: Providing Choices for Learners and Learning. Singapore. December 2007.

2007

Poster

Hunt S, Stuart M, Baskett, K. Integrating the NPS QUM Modules into a Nursing Undergraduate Program. RCNA Annual Conference, 11-14 July 2007, Sydney, Australia.
2007
Macauley J, Hunt S, Stuart M, Baskett K. Using interactive technology to introduce the National Medication Chart into a nursing undergraduate program. Proceedings of the Royal College of Nursing Annual Conference: Illuminating Nursing, 11-14 July 2007, Sydeny, Australia.

2007

Poster

Stuart M, Shenfield G. A tool for teaching prescribing online: updates to the National Prescribing Curriculum. SEAWP-ASCEPT Joint Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-6 December 2007. Adelaide, Australia.

2007

Poster

Baskett K. LAMS and Quality Use of Medicines (QUM), First International LAMS Conference, 7–8 December 2006, Sydney, Australia
2006
Cockayne N, Vajda J, Stuart M. Medical student national prescribing curriculum on CD-ROM – a joint NPS, ASCEPT and WHO initiative, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia

2006

Poster

Shenfield G, Stuart M. Uptake and usage, and plans for the future of the National Prescribing Curriculum, ASCEPT Education Workshop, 1 December 2006, Melbourne, Australia
2006
Shenfield G. A Computerised prescribing training programme for postgraduates, 10th National Prevocational Medical Education Forum, 6–9 November 2005, Perth, Australia
2005
New and emerging prescribers
Baskett K, Koo M. The National Prescribing Curriculum – a sustainable tool to build prescribing confidence in new prescribers, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Partnerships (divisional network; federal and state based professional organisations)

Higgins G. Expanding local delivery of Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) messages across the General Practice Network, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Higgins G, Mackson J. NPS partnership with divisions of general practice, ADGP Network Forum 2006, 25–28 November 2006, Gold Coast, Australia
2006
Cockayne N, Wutzke S. Local delivery of national GP education programs – what factors are essential for success?, General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference, 26–28 July 2005, Adelaide, Australia
2005
Mackson J, Parsons H, Roush P. Effective evolving partnerships for quality use of medicines: NPS and divisions, ADGP Conference, 3–6 November 2005, Perth, Australia
2005

Pharmacist education and quality improvement

O’Riordan S, Scuderi M, Yu C, Mackson J. An Innovative quality improvement activity in pharmacy practice to enhance counselling encounters, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Travers-Mason P, Mackson J, Azam R, Riddell. Getting QUM messages on COPD into remote Aboriginal Health services: how OPRAH did it?, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Poster

Travers-Mason P, Mackson J, Gurman K, Barry, K. NPS Outreach pharmacists for remote Aboriginal Health Services Program. 10th National Rural Health Conference, 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Australia.
2009
Travers-Mason P, Mackson J, Gurman K, Barry, K. NPS Outreach pharmacists for remote Aboriginal Health Services Program. Conpharm'09, 28-31 May 2009, Sanctuary Cove, Australia.
2009
Travers-Mason P. QUM in Aboriginal health: a review of the integration of research, programs and experience. SHPA 28th Federal Conference, 8-11 November 2007, Sydney, Australia.
2007

Quality use of medicines workforce training

Higgins G, Shorten R. NPS Facilitators: QUM training and the quest for the gold medal performance. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.

2008

Poster

Medication safety

Easton K. Overview of evidence for medication safety interventions. Oral presentation, National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia
2008
Morgan T. Prevalence and risks of medication incidents in the community. Oral presentation, National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.
2008

Research and evaluation methods

Mackson J, Loukas K, Fung-Coady N, O'Riordan S. Measuring uptake and quality of drug therapy in chronic heart failure, National Medicine Symposium, 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Abstract

Williamson M, Gunn J, Stocks N, Emery J. Prescribing Data in General Practice Demonstration Project:  Evaluation Methods. Primary Health Care Research Conference June 30-July2 2010, Darwin, Australia
2010
Parsons H, Garden F, Williamson M, Mackson J. Determining disease prevalence and expected effects of interventions for sample size calculations in general practice research: an example. National Medicines Symposium, 14-16 May 2008, Canberra, Australia.

2008

Poster

Slaytor E. Bringing results together: tears and triumphs in designing and implementing program evaluation with multiple evaluation inputs and stakeholder needs. Doing Evaluation Better: AES International Conference, 3-7 September 2007, Melbourne, Australia.
2007
Wutzke S. Measuring the impact of a national program for quality use of medicines: Informing accountability and service improvement through multi-faceted evaluation, National Medicines Symposium, 7–9 June 2006, Canberra, Australia
2006
Kehoe L. Peer education for quality use of medicines: A participatory action evaluation story, ALARPM Australian National Conference, 1 October 2005, Sydney, Australia
2005
Mandryk J, Mackson J, Horn F, Wutzke S, Weekes L. Measuring change in drug utilization, 21st International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE), 21-24 August 2005, Nashville, Australia

2005

Poster

Weekes L. Sydney NPS and drug utilization, St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical Meeting, 12 September 2005, Sydney, Australia
2005

Other

Bhasale A, Kay E. Do Cochrane reviews influence guidelines for acute respiratory infections?, 14th Cochrane Colloquium, 23–26 October 2006, Dublin, Ireland

2006

Poster

Patterson C. Medicines in the media, Australasian Medical Writers Association Seminar, 3 May 2006, Canberra, Australia.
2006