Advocacy, Liaison and Training

CHF: Consumers Health Forum of Australia (Federal Government)
HCQ: Health Consumers Queensland (Queensland Government)
ACOSS: Australian Council Of Social Service
QCOSS: Queensland Council Of Social Service

8th January 2015: Rhonda McInnes and Lyn Wilson attended the Darling Downs Vintage and Veteran Car Club in Toowoomba and Lyn Wilson gave an ME/CFS/FM Awareness Talk

5th September 2014: Gave ME/CFS/FM Awareness Talk – Tweed Heads CFS/ME/FMS Support Group

29th August 2014: Attended Consumer Health Forum Australia Workshop on Strategic Plan and Priorities – Brisbane

20th June 2014: Attended Medicare Local Workshop at Darling Downs Club Toowoomba

10th May 2014: Theresa Clark and Lyn Wilson did a ME/CFS/FM Awareness radio interview for International ME/CFS/FM Awareness Week

9th May 2013: Theresa Clark and Lyn Wilson did a ME/CFS/FM Awareness radio interview for International ME/CFS/FM Awareness Week

22nd March 2013: Arthritis Queensland 2013 Health Professional Seminar – The Management of arthritis and osteoporosis – attended seminar and manned FM information stand – Brisbane.

2012 June 5: Lyn Wilson participated in a Federal Government Workshop For Service Providers entitled “Consultation on the Draft National Standards for Disability Services” – in Toowoomba.

2012 March 16: Lyn Wilson attended the 2012 Health Professional Seminar in Brisbane, hosted by Arthritis Queensland, titled “What’s New in Arthritis and Osteoporosis & What’s Next?”. Attended seminar and manned a Fibromyalgia information stand.

2011 December 1: Lyn Wilson attended an HCQ Consumer Representative Workshop in Brisbane, for consumer representatives sitting on committees, working groups, advisory bodies and clinical networks; and providing input into health policy, planning, service provision and evaluation.

2011 October 17: Lyn Wilson, at the invitation of Qld. Health Ipswich, gave an Awareness Talk to Laidley Woman’s Group.

2011 October 12: Lyn Wilson attended a QCOSS meeting in Toowoomba.

2011 October 10: Lyn Wilson, at the invitation of Qld. Health Ipswich, gave an Awareness Talk to Springwood Woman’s Group.

2011 October 4: Lyn Wilson met with Lillian van Litsenburg MP, in regard to raising the group’s profile.

2011 September 29: Lyn Wilson attended a meeting of the Qld Medical Cooling Rebate Alliance, hosted by the Spinal Injuries Ass’n, liaising with the MS Society and other members.

2011 September 14: Lyn Wilson, at the invitation of Qld. Health Ipswich, gave an Awareness Talk to Toogoolawah Woman’s Group.

2011 July 19: Lyn Wilson, at the invitation of Qld. Health Ipswich, gave an Awareness Talk to Lowood Woman’s Group.

2011 June 1: Lyn Wilson attended the Launch of HCQ’s Advocacy Framework and Advocacy Toolkit – at Parliament House in Brisbane.

2011 May 31: Lyn Wilson participated in an HCQ meeting in Brisbane regarding the implementation of the Pain Strategy.

2011 April 12: Lyn Wilson, at the invitation of Qld. Health, gave an Awareness Talk to Boonah Women’s Health Group – at Boonah.

2010 October 21: Lyn Wilson particated in HCQ’s Consumer Consultation Workshop on National Safety and Healthcare Standards.

2010 October 8: Lyn Wilson, upon invitation, attended a discussion at Toowoomba Hospital by the Director-General of Queensland Health on the future of the national health reform agenda in Queensland.

2010 September 29: All committee members attended a presentation at CEDAR Centre, Toowoomba, of results of research by Dr Sonya Marshall’s team into a diagnostic marker for ME/CFS. Results of the first round of blood tests were handed to attending test participants, and initial findings of the research were presented. Most of the committee are participants in this research.

2010 September 27: Lyn Wilson gave an Awareness talk for TRUST (stroke survivors) at Toowoomba Base Hospital.

2010 September 7: Lyn Wilson attended the Toowoomba forum of the 2010 Shared Visions regional forums to provide feedback on the draft 10-Year Plan for Supporting Queenslanders with a Disability.

2010 July 19: Lyn Wilson participated in a follow-up HCQ workshop to conduct usability testing of the draft Advocacy Toolkit.

2010 May 25: Lyn Wilson participated in a small focus group of health consumers working with HCQ in relation to a Health Advocacy Toolkit – Brisbane.

2010 May 11: Lyn Wilson attended the Queensland Compact Intersectoral Forum – Toowoomba (Highfields).

2010 April 14: Lyn Wilson, at the invition of the Australian Pain Management Association, attended the official launch of “Pain Link”, a telephone helpline service for people living with chronic pain and their families. The Queensland Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Murray Watt MP, launched the service at Parliament House.

2010 April 8: Lyn Wilson attended a Consumer Information Session in Brisbane, co-hosted by HCQ and CHF, to discuss the Federal Government’s proposed National Health and Hospitals Network with the Hon. Mark Butler MP, Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Health.

2010 March 9-10: Lyn Wilson attended the CHF workshop “Chronic Conditions Self-Management Project” in Canberra.

Lyn Wilson has attended the following:

2009 December 3: Conversation Consumer Consultation Workshop on the draft National Safety & Quality Healthcare Standards.

2009 December 2: Blue Skies Conversation with HCQ.

2009 November 20: “Quality Use of Pathology” Consumer Conversation.

2009 November 2: ME/CFS/FM Awareness talk – Red Hatters women’s group – Toowoomba.

2009 October 6: ME/CFS/FM Awareness talk – Rosewood Women’s Group – Laidley Qld.

2009 September 24: Quality Healthcare Conversation National Workshop – CHF – Sydney.

2009 September 18: Advocacy in Queensland Health System – HCQ and QCOSS – Brisbane.

2009 September 4: Quality Health Conversation Consultation Workshop – HCQ – Brisane.

2009 August 10: Qld Medical Cooling Rebate Campaign Alliance – MS Society – Brisbane.

2009 July 9: “Exposure Draft Health Practitioner Regulation National Law 2009”.

2009 June 23: Consumer Engagement Forum – HCQ – Brisbane – gave presentation.

2009 May 12: Meeting with Shadow Health Minister in Brisbane.

2009 April 29: ME/CFS/FM Awareness talk – Good Women’s Group, Goodna – with Rhonda McInnes.

2009 April 2-3: “Building a Fair Australia in Tough Economic Times” – ACOSS – Sydney.

2009 March 25: “Shaping the Health Workforce Project” – CHF – Canberra.

2009 February 12: “Launch of Strategic Plan 2008-2010” – HCQ – Brisbane.

2008 November 25-26: Joint Medicines Policy Conference – CHF – Canberra.

2008 November 6: Seminar “Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Doctors” – HCQ – Brisbane.

2008 October 16: “21st Birthday: Celebrate, Challenge and Change” – CHF AGM – Canberra.

2008 August 7-10: International “Leaders Against Pain” Workshop – Washington DC, USA.

2008 June 20: ME/CFS and FM talk to Centrelink Assessors – Brisbane.

2008 May 22-23: “Looking Forward Looking Back: private health reforms and the broader health system” – CHF – Canberra.

2006 October 15: CHF – Melbourne.

2006 October 9-11: National ME/CFS Association Conference – Melbourne.

2006 June: “Proposed New Government Initiative Called E-Health” – CHF – Canberra.

2005 April: “Queensland Implementation Iniative for the Preventation and Management of Chronic Disease” – Queensland Health – Brisbane.

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