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Welcome

Faced with ongoing constraints and rising expectations, Australia’s healthcare industry is under increasing pressure to innovate and keep pace with the demands of patients, governments and commercial stakeholders.

Market forces, groundbreaking partnerships and digital advances have renewed healthcare for a connected world. As old and new models of healthcare collide and empowered patients drive demand for more efficient, affordable and high-quality care, the industry’s capacity to adapt will be critical to its future – and the health of the nation.

Gathering senior leaders from across the public and private healthcare spectrum, the annual Healthcare Leaders Forum equips executives with the insights they need to adapt and succeed in a dynamic climate.

Harness the latest insights and opportunities surrounding personalised healthcare, industry reform and innovation – delivered by and designed for the leading influencers in healthcare.

Why attend?

The Healthcare Leaders Forum is a prestigious annual event crafted exclusively for – and presented by – senior executives from Australia’s healthcare industry.

  • Hear the latest thinking on what the market conditions will be for healthcare
  • Acquire actionable insights for your healthcare organisation in a changing, consumer-led world
  • Gain exposure to new strategic concepts, companies and thought leaders from across the healthcare industry
  • Engage with powerful ideas, people and perspectives in one place at one time
  • Discuss forward-thinking trends, case studies and healthcare imperatives
  • Network in the ideal executive environment where CEOs talk to CEOs
  • Determine what is next for healthcare in Australia

Gain Access

// 6+ Keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 150+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment

Speakers


speaker
Professor Keith McNeil
Chief Clinical Information Officer Health & Social Care
NHS (UK)
speaker
Göran Henriks
Chief of Learning and Innovation
Qulturum (SWE)
speaker
Geri Malone
Chairperson
National Rural Health Alliance
speaker
Professor Sanchia Aranda
President
Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Chief Executive Officer
Cancer Council Australia
speaker
Dr John Lambert
Chief Clinical Information Officer
eHealth NSW
speaker
The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP
Minister for Health NSW
speaker
Christine Kilpatrick
Chief Executive Officer
Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
speaker
Tim Kelsey
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Health Agency
speaker
Graeme Samuel AC
speaker
Dr Lee Chien Earn
Chief Executive Officer
Changi General Hospital (SGP)
speaker
Dr Richard Ashby AM
Chief Executive
Metro South Hospital and Health Service
speaker
Dr Rachel David
Chief Executive Officer
Private Healthcare Australia
speaker
The Hon Bronwyn Pike
Chair
Western Health
speaker
Professor Andrew Wilson
Chairperson
Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
speaker
Paddy Phillips
Chief Medical Officer & Chief Public Health Officer
SA Health
speaker
Stan Goldstein
Senior Medical Officer
Bupa
speaker
Dr Sue Matthews
Chief Executive Officer
Royal Women’s Hospital
speaker
Cathy Ford
Chief Digital Officer
eHealth Queensland
speaker
Dr Monica Trujillo
EGM Clinician, Consumer Engagement & Clinical Governance
Australian Digital Health Agency
speaker
Terry Symonds
Deputy Secretary, Strategy & Reform
Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
speaker
Barry Sandison
Director
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
speaker
Professor Bruce Robinson AM
Chair
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
speaker
Carrie Marr
Chair Executive Officer
Clinical Excellence Commission
speaker
Chris Radbone
Associate Director
SA NT DataLink
speaker
Professor Andrew Way
Chief Executive Officer
Alfred Health
speaker
Pip McGlinn
Program Executive Director - Infrastructure Planning
Queensland Health
speaker
John Mattick
Executive Director
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
speaker
Chris Smith
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Cochlear
speaker
Milton Catelin
Chief Executive Officer
Medicines Australia
speaker
Dr Peggy Brown
Chief Executive Officer
National Mental Health Commission
speaker
Christine Dennis
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
speaker
Dr Andrew Knight
Chair
Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network
speaker
John Rizzo
Strategy Development Manager
Bupa Australia
speaker
David Hackshall
Chief Information Officer
Cochlear
speaker
Senior Representative
Westpac Institutional Bank
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Sessions

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Tuesday 22nd August 2017
  • 08:30Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 08:55Opening Remarks from the Chairman

  • 09:00Opening Ministerial Address

    State Perspective on the State of Healthcare: Structure, Infrastructure and the Potential for Change
    The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP
    Minister for Health NSW
  • 09:10Opening Keynote

    Healthcare in the Digital Age: Navigating the Opportunities and Challenges
    Tim Kelsey
    Chief Executive Officer
    Australian Digital Health Agency
  • 09:40Outlook Session

    The Health of the Nation: Reform, Regulation and What’s Next for Australian Healthcare

    Pressured by competing priorities, ongoing constraints and rising expectations, healthcare leaders are finding new and more innovative ways to address the challenges and transitions taking place in Australian healthcare. What developments in healthcare policy and reform are likely to have the most impact on providers and patients over the next two years? How are healthcare leaders ensuring their input is heard in high-level government decision making? What strategies are proving most successful in the prevention, mitigation and awareness of public health issues? How is healthcare faring in remote, rural and regional areas compared to the major cities, and what further improvements are needed?

    Geri Malone
    Chairperson
    National Rural Health Alliance
    John Mattick
    Executive Director
    Garvan Institute of Medical Research
    Christine Dennis
    Chief Executive Officer
    Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
  • 10:30Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:10Partner Keynote

    Senior Representative

    Westpac Institutional Bank
  • 11:40Customer Session

    Customers at the Core: Proactive Approaches to Personalised Healthcare

    As patients become more informed and involved with their health records, diagnosis, treatment and aftercare, expectations are rising for predictive, participatory and personalised healthcare. Which aspects of the nation’s healthcare systems do patients value the most, and what are their top priorities for change? How are the concepts of patient experience and customer value being redefined? Are healthcare systems, providers, physicians and customers converging or diverging in their approaches to personalised medicine? In an age of rapid change and instant information, is consumer confidence in the healthcare industry growing or declining?

    Carrie Marr
    Chair Executive Officer
    Clinical Excellence Commission
    Dr Andrew Knight
    Chair
    Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network
    Stan Goldstein
    Senior Medical Officer
    Bupa
    Cathy Ford
    Chief Digital Officer
    eHealth Queensland
  • 12:30Lunch & Networking

  • 13:30Keynote Interview

    The New Economics of Healthcare and The Reform it Requires
    Graeme Samuel AC

  • 13:55Data Session

    Smarter, Safer, Superior Data: Steering the Opportunities and Challenges for Healthcare

    Developments in the collection, storage and analysis of data are generating vast possibilities for all facets of healthcare, from clinical trials to digital records, wearables and remote monitoring. What are the advantages and challenges of enabling greater interoperability between health information systems? How are patients evolving their expectations around the access, control and security of their medical information? In light of developments including the My Health Record scheme, how are healthcare leaders addressing data governance, data privacy and cyber security concerns? In what ways can data analytics be leveraged to make systems and treatments more efficient and effective?

    Dr Richard Ashby AM
    Chief Executive
    Metro South Hospital and Health Service
    Paddy Phillips
    Chief Medical Officer & Chief Public Health Officer
    SA Health
    Cathy Ford
    Chief Digital Officer
    eHealth Queensland
    Chris Radbone
    Associate Director
    SA NT DataLink
    Barry Sandison
    Director
    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • 14:45Keynote

    Hospitals of the Future
    Dr Lee Chien Earn
    Chief Executive Officer
    Changi General Hospital (SGP)
  • 15:20Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

  • 15:55Partnerships Session

    From Innovation to Value Creation: Strategic Partnerships for Efficient and Effective Healthcare

    As new entrants from the consumer, retail and technology spaces blur traditional industry boundaries and redefine innovation, healthcare stakeholders are seeking partnerships that enhance the quality and competitiveness of their services. How are public and private organisations, the research community and the states and territories collaborating to boost expertise, R&D and medical breakthroughs? What kinds of partnerships have been most effective for improving patient outcomes in recent years? What factors can increase the support and resources needed for successful cross-industry and cross-sector healthcare initiatives?

    Dr Rachel David
    Chief Executive Officer
    Private Healthcare Australia
    Professor Andrew Wilson
    Chairperson
    Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
    Terry Symonds
    Deputy Secretary, Strategy & Reform
    Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
    Professor Bruce Robinson AM
    Chair
    National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
    Senior Representative

    Westpac Institutional Bank
  • 16:45Keynote

    Professor Keith McNeil
    Chief Clinical Information Officer Health & Social Care
    NHS (UK)
  • 17:15Closing Remarks from the Chairman

  • 17:20Networking Drinks Reception

  • 18:20Close of Day One

Wednesday 23rd August 2017
  • 08:50Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 09:00Opening Remarks from the Chairman

  • 09:05Opening Keynote

    Revolutionising Healthcare: Creating a Culture of Trust, Leadership and Learning
    Göran Henriks
    Chief of Learning and Innovation
    Qulturum (SWE)
  • 09:40Service Delivery Session

    High Stakes, High Expectations: Improving and Reforming Service Delivery

    Faced with changing demographics, policies and public health requirements, leaders are generating fresh approaches to service delivery to navigate the demands of growth and value, efficiency and affordability. What services, strategies and technologies are improving access to care and reducing health inequalities across the nation? What lessons can be learnt from the strategy and workforce capabilities of high-performance healthcare organisations in Australia and internationally? How can leaders help healthcare professionals to update their knowledge, embrace change and boost their resilience to setbacks?

    Dr Sue Matthews
    Chief Executive Officer
    Royal Women’s Hospital
    Chris Smith
    Chief Executive Officer & Director
    Cochlear
    Dr Peggy Brown
    Chief Executive Officer
    National Mental Health Commission
    The Hon Bronwyn Pike
    Chair
    Western Health
  • 10:30Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:05Platinum Keynote

  • 11:30Technology Session

    Unlocking the Power of Transformative Technology: Managing Risks, Optimising Results

    Advanced, safe and efficient technologies are integral to shaping and sustaining world-class healthcare. What kinds of technologies are proving most transformative for the efficiency and effectiveness of Australia’s healthcare systems? In what ways are technologies changing competition, costs and expectations across the healthcare industry? Which technological solutions are enabling the most progress in personalised medicine? How are governments and organisations facilitating the safe and effective uptake of digital transformation in healthcare? To what extent is technological innovation outpacing regulation, and how might this be addressed?

    Dr John Lambert
    Chief Clinical Information Officer
    eHealth NSW
    Dr Monica Trujillo
    EGM Clinician, Consumer Engagement & Clinical Governance
    Australian Digital Health Agency
    John Rizzo
    Strategy Development Manager
    Bupa Australia
    David Hackshall
    Chief Information Officer
    Cochlear
  • 12:20Keynote

    Excellence in Innovation-Building a World Class Hospital
    Christine Kilpatrick
    Chief Executive Officer
    Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
  • 12:55Lunch & Networking

  • 13:55Keynote Interview

    Winning the War on Cancer
    Professor Sanchia Aranda
    President
    Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
  • 14:15Future Session

    Agile, Capable, Sustainable Systems: Making Healthcare Future-Ready

    Despite the wide variety of aims and perspectives shaping the nation’s health systems, industry leaders are united by a common goal: securing and sustaining a high-quality future for Australian healthcare. How are healthcare leaders planning for the future without compromising the needs of the present? What improvements to the structure and performance of Australian healthcare would leaders like to see over the next five to ten years? What skills will enable healthcare leaders to succeed in an increasingly dynamic and transdisciplinary future? How will leaders strive to maintain the integrity, quality and affordability of Australian healthcare amid population pressures, commercial interests and a market of fragmented, consumer-driven solutions?

    Professor Andrew Way
    Chief Executive Officer
    Alfred Health
    Milton Catelin
    Chief Executive Officer
    Medicines Australia
    Pip McGlinn
    Program Executive Director - Infrastructure Planning
    Queensland Health
  • 15:05Keynote

  • 15:40Closing Remarks from the Chairman

  • 15:45Close of Forum

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Sponsorship

www.westpac.com.au/corporate-banking/

Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB) delivers a broad range of financial services to Commercial, Corporate, Institutional and Public Sector customers with connections to Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and USA markets.

https://www.pwc.com.au/

PwC Australia helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. A member firm of the PwC network, made up of 207,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, financial advisory and consulting services, PwC Australia now employs more than 6,000 people and is one of Australia’s leading professional services firms.

www.leaseplan.com.au

LeasePlan is the world leading vehicle leasing and management company, with operations in 32 countries and more than 1.5 million vehicles under management.
A proven partner to Australian businesses, LeasePlan provides effective cost controls and best practice management of your essential business vehicles.

Delivered by and attended by the industry’s elite, the Healthcare Leaders Forum offers a powerful and strategic agenda within a sophisticated executive networking environment.

Sponsoring the 2nd annual Healthcare Leaders Forum actively works for you before, during and after the event, increasing your credibility in the minds of senior decision-makers from across the healthcare spectrum.

Enhance your market visibility, put your CEO on the programme and gain dedicated face-to-face time with an influential audience at this exciting event.

Angel Gomez – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: angelg@cmgroup.com.au

Venue

Swissotel Sydney,
68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

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Accommodation
To receive a discount on rooms, contact reservations directly on +61 (2) 9238 8870 or groups.sydney@swissotel.com and quote HCF2017

Packages Early Bird Price (ends 2 June) Standard Price (from 3 June)
Healthcare Professional: 1 Delegate $1995 Inc. GST $2495 Inc. GST
Healthcare Professional: 4 Delegates (Includes 1 Free) $5985 Inc. GST $7485 Inc. GST
Service Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate) $3995 Inc. GST $3995 Inc. GST

* This option is for service providers to healthcare professionals. Service providers may only have one representative at the event and must submit an online application for internal review.

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  • Terms & Conditions

    Connect Events is part of Connect Media Group Pty Ltd

    Delegate Package:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

    Payment & Discounts:

    Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

    Organiser’s Rights:

    Connect Media Group endeavours to ensure the conference programme and speaker line-up is correct at the time of the event. All advertised details are correct at time of publishing. Due to unforeseen circumstances Connect Media Group reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event when full refunds will be issued. Connect Media Group reserves the right to deny access to any individual that engages in or is alleged to engage in practices that are considered unprofessional and inappropriate for a business conference. We reserve the right to deny access to delegates that may affect the client / vendor ratio of attendance in favour of the interests of sponsors and commercial partners of the event.

    Photography and Video

    Connect Media Group may take photographs and/or video of the event you are attending and in doing so your image may be included in the photographs and videos reproduced and distributed by Connect Media Group in any medium to any part of the world.  By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Media Group in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise team@cmgroup.com.au

    Cancellation Policy:
    A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Full payment is required within 7 days of registration – if payment is not received in this time and cancellation is requested more than 10 days after registration – payment is to be honoured.

    Privacy Disclosure:

    We take your privacy seriously. Information collected on this registration will be held in the strictest of confidence on a secure database. This information may be used in order to contact you regarding future events, product development and services offered. If you do not wish to be contacted please email team@cmgroup.com.au To view our full privacy policy please visit: http://www.connectmediagroup.com.au/privacy-policy/

  • FAQ

    What’s included in my delegate pass? A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount? Yes – when you book 3 delegates a 4th attends for free. The group booking discount will be calculated by reducing the individual cost of each pass by deducting the free pass from the total booking amount. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@cmgroup.com.au

    Can I transfer my pass? A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to team@cmgroup.com.au

    How do I receive my delegate pass? Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

    What is a Service Provider? A service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or services to the primary audience of healthcare Professionals. Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.

    Is media registration available? No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

    Cancellation Policy A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Will there be a delegate list available? No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.