2015 Research Week Engagement Breakfast - What can universities do to help hospital and health services?

1 Oct 2015

Each year, Research Week aims to raise awareness of UQ research across key stakeholders, including staff, current and prospective students, graduates, industry, government, media and the wider community.

The Research Engagement Breakfast co hosted by Professor Robyn Ward and the Faculties of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Health and Behavioural Sciences was one of many events held to celebrate and promote research at UQ.

The Engagement Breakfast followed the theme of What can universities do to help hospital and health services.

It aimed to bring together Brisbane’s major health players to discuss the future of Brisbane’s Hospital and Health Services, to profile UQ and hospital initiatives and to acknowledge and thank hospitals and State Government for their continuing support of UQ.

The breakfast featured a robust panel discussion around topics such as the biggest challenges that hospitals and health service providers face today and how we can help hospitals and health service providers overcome these challenges.

The audience and panel participation was invaluable, and the breakfast itself proved to be just the starting point of an ongoing discussion about topics like improvements to patient care, how we can adopt research findings into practice, the obstacles that prevent collaboration between universities and hospitals and healthcare services, among many more.

UQ and both Health Faculties are eager to understand how they can work more closely with Hospitals and Health services to achieve better outcomes for QLD patients and improve the university-Hospital Health Services relationship in QLD.

Media: Jessica Boulter, Senior Marketing and Communications Officer, The Faculty of Medicine + Biomedical Sciences, Ph: 3346 5313 j.boulter@uq.edu.au