PACER Events

PACER Network Launch!

The launch of the Patient-Centred Research (PACER) network was held 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Tuesday 12th June 2018 at Kids Research (Seminar Room), The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead NSW 2145. Thank you to all who attended!

A copy of the presentation can be downloaded here.

2:00 pm Welcome and introduction – A/Prof Allison Tong, Principal Research Fellow, The University of Sydney School of Public Health
2:05 pm Patient-centred research to improve care and outcomes – Prof Jeremy Chapman, Clinical Director of Medicine and Cancer, Westmead Hospital
2.10 pm What we can learn from the patient/family journey – Ms Chandana Guha, Family caregiver
2:20 pm Overview of the PACER network – A/Prof Allison Tong
2:30 pm Questions and networking


Our series of one-hour webinars are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 pm – 3 pm (AEST). The webinars will be of interest to those who are interested in gaining knowledge and engaging in discussions about patient-centred research.  Each webinar will focus on topics relevant to patient-centred research including patient-involvement in research, health literacy, nominal group technique, research priority setting, and patient-reported outcome measures. After a short presentation, the session facilitator will moderate a live discussion. Click here to view the 2018 PACER webinar program.


PACER workshops will be held throughout the year. These workshops will equip participants with relevant theory and skills, and encourage critical thinking about different methods, topics, and approaches in patient-centred research. Click here for information on upcoming workshops.

Other Events

19th June 2018: Patient and Family Experience Symposium, Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, Australia (click here for more details)