BSMQ hosted a health and aged care delegation to Trade 2018, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Trade and Investment Program, from 9-13 April 2018. The delegates were given an exclusive access to Queensland leaders in the fields of health, biomedical, life sciences, and aged care. They also learnt about Queensland capabilities in health, including world leading innovations in research and development, clinical trials, e-health, tropical health, vaccines and senior living.
BSMQ delegates began their visit with a tailored one-day trip in the Sunshine Coast. They visited a number of sites, including Health Hub Doctors Morayfields, Sunshine Coast University Clinical Trials Unit, Sunshine Coast University Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute and Sunshine Coast Health Institute.
The next day, they travelled down to the Gold Coast to attend Queensland Capabilities in Health showcase, the official opening of the Trade 2018: Health and Knowledge Program. The following three days were spent in Brisbane and Gold Coast, with two streams (health and aged care) for the remainder of the program.
A range of site visits were organised, including the JETA Gardens Aged Care where ‘East meets West’ and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia’s first large-scale digital hospital.
For more detailed information about the Trade 2018: Health and Knowledge Program, including links to the presentation material, Queensland health and knowledge company directory, and information about the different events, see the Trade and Investment Queensland’s website.