The SFT-15 Conference in Brisbane on the 12-13 November was a great success, with 199 delegates and the largest number of presenters and exhibitors yet. Everyone was talking about making telehealth a sustainable, normalised part of business-as-usual in health services delivery; this theme was carried through the keynotes, the concurrent presentations, and the networking in the breaks and around the exhibits.
The international keynote by Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care at Oxford, received a great deal of interest, especially her argument that randomised controlled trials are NOT the most appropriate way to research telehealth implementation.
Two local keynotes were also about making telehealth usual business: Tori Wade spoke about a 3-stage model for sustainable telehealth and Len Grey described his research and service development in aged care.
Webcasts from SFT-15
Click on the link below for video and slides from SFT-15 plenary sessions
Click on the image below for a slideshow of conference photographs.