This series of International Health Workforce Collaborative (IHWC) conferences brings together policy makers, academics, researchers and practitioners from the United States, Canada, Australia and United Kingdom with responsibility for and interests in medical workforce issues. It includes approximately 20 delegates from each of these countries and guests from several other countries and organizations. Delegates include governmental and non–governmental policy makers, economists, researchers, medical educators, health service clinicians and managers. Participation in this conference is by invitation only.
The 13th International Health Workforce Collaborative will be held in Brisbane, Australia on October 24–26, 2011 at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, with a welcome reception on Sunday, October 23rd. A dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 25th at the Customs House. The conference rate for guest rooms at the Stamford Plaza Hotel are $235 Australian; $255 (one breakfast included). A credit card will be required to guarantee the room, but no prepayment required. Room cancellation must be done within 48 hrs in advance of your arrival date to avoid penalty. For more information about the hotel, please visit www.stamford.com.au/spb/. You may register on–line at http://ow.ly/4SIHW or by phone at + 61 7 3221 1999 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Brisbane, please click here.
The International Health Workforce Collaborative (IHWC) presents a valuable opportunity to better understand global trends that affect medical workforce policies and to promote an exchange of policy approaches across countries on medical workforce planning.
The format of the conferences has been designed to generate as much interaction amongst the participants as possible. Each country prepares a research paper on the above conference themes. The papers are circulated in advance to all participants. Pre–selected discussants present a compilation of the papers for each theme as a prelude to opening discussion to the floor and in break–out sessions.
Guidelines for Discussants and Authors
Conference Papers and Presentations