Event on 18 March, 2021

Highlighting the Unseen

Conference presentation on research and innovation for people who are frail, homebound and bedridden.

People with ME/CFS are amongst those who are often excluded from primary healthcare and involvement in the community due to being homebound.

Dr Maria Alejandra Piñero de Plaza and our Chair, Penelope McMillan, are leading a research collaboration to better understand and meet the needs of people who are are frail, homebound and bedridden.

On the 18 and 19 March 2021, Alejandra and Penelope appeared in the Consumers Health Forum of Australia's Virtual Summit 2021: Shifting Gears.

On Thursday, they participated in the Big Ideas Forum, hosted by Ellen Fanning from ABC TV's The Drum.

On Friday, they spoke about the innovative work of this collaboration between researchers and consumers.

Conference presentation image

They also presented a poster at the conference, on behalf of the research team, on the topic of Exclusion From Primary Healthcare: A barrier to the National Disabilty Strategy implementation.

A readable version of the poster is available here.

Poster Exclusion from primary healthcare 1

The video below, funded by the Caring Futures Institute at Flinders University, was created to raise awareness of homebound Australians. It augments Ricky Buchanan's report on the impact of being excluded from primary healthcare.

And below is a shortened, 45' version.

Last edited: 07 November, 2021