Patient Voice Initiative - Satellite meetings

Last February a conference was held in Sydney called "Room with a Patient View" which discussed the development of a framework to incorporate a broader patient-driven perspective into health care decision making. The additional satellite meetings in Brisbane and Melbourne have been scheduled to engage those patients and consumer organisations (patient groups) that were unable to attend the Sydney meeting.

Both meetings will be facilitated by Ian Noble who participated in the Sydney conference. Ian is an experienced facilitator and has extensive experience in healthcare including how medicines are assessed for use in Australia. In Brisbane the meeting will be co-hosted by Jessica Bean, Consumer Advocate and patient with cystic fibrosis and diabetes. In Melbourne our co – host will be Geoff Nyssen, Consumer Advocate Myeloma Australia. Both Jessica and Geoff were at the Sydney conference and look forward to providing their insights and perspectives.