This e-mail was sent out today to the select few - not me that is for sure.
Revolutionising Australia’s Health Care
Dear Prof. xxxxx
The Department of Health and Ageing has the pleasure of inviting you to attend the upcoming National e-health Conference to be held on Tuesday 30 November and Wednesday 1 December 2010, at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre.
This Conference is an important opportunity for stakeholders to discuss how e-health and telehealth will drive the delivery of health care into the future, including the personally controlled electronic health record system.
Over two days, compelling speakers will lead the conversation through plenary sessions, while subject matter specialists will lead streams that focus on the national e-health agenda. The full conference agenda will be made available shortly.
To confirm your attendance at the event, please visit www.ehealthconference.gov.au and complete the registration form using your unique identifier code below. You will be notified of the success of your registration shortly.
Places are limited, with priority registrations closing close of business Thursday 18th November, therefore early registration is encouraged.
Identifier code: Nope - only for the elites the Department likes.
Invitations are non-transferable.
All enquiries should be directed to email@example.com
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Can I suggest you contact the Department / Your Local Federal MP and demand the right to attend?
I wonder will they fly you from Perth or Darwin to attend?
If you want an invite the web site says:
Didn't receive an invitation? Please contact the Conference Organiser.
We need to have lots of people ask I reckon. What a just pathetic approach that confirms all we knew was bad about DoHA’s e-health commonsense.
Can you believe this? I can’t. I wonder how many of the paid sponsored bloggers were invited?
Does this remind you of pink bats, mining taxes, citizen assemblies and so on? It does me as an index of competence. E-Health relies on serious clinician and consumer involvement - not just the out of touch non-leaders who have messed things up so badly over the last decade. Avoid grass roots expertise and you are doomed I believe!