Sunday 3 April 2022 – Tuesday 5 April 2022
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APHA 39th National Congress – Postponement

The APHA 39th National Congress is not able to go ahead as planned in October 2021.

Due to high numbers of COVID-19 cases and low vaccination rates leading to continued lock downs in a number of states, it is simply not feasible to expect the APHA Congress will be able to proceed in October with any degree of certainty.

APHA was determined to press ahead with the APHA Congress this year when it was anticipated most of the population would have received a vaccination by this time. However, with revised advice on who should receive Astra Zeneca and a significant amount of Pfizer vaccine not due to arrive in the country until late September, Australia is not expected to reach benchmark vaccination rates until the end of 2021.

As a result, the APHA Board has taken the difficult decision to postpone APHA Congress with a view to holding the event Sunday 3 April to Tuesday 5 April 2022 in Adelaide.

This decision was made as early as possible so delegates, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors would have sufficient time to change existing arrangements and ensure availability for the revised dates. We know you are all busy people and scheduling time in your diary is a priority, so we hope this early notice is welcomed.

All registrations and sponsorships agreed for the October event will be retained for April 2022.

APHA and the Board are very grateful for your continued support of our work and that of the Australian private hospital sector. This decision was not made lightly and was made with regard to safety and the best interests of your people, and ours.

To be held in Adelaide at The Adelaide Convention Centre, the APHA 39th National Congress brings together leaders from across the private health sector to discuss the ever changing health landscape in Australia.
The impact of innovative technologies on health care will be a focus for the APHA Congress in 2021. What new technology is already being employed overseas and what impact will it have when it arrives on our shores?

Issues such as technology advances, cyber-attacks and artificial intelligence as well the risks or benefits they pose will all be discussed through panel sessions, debates and plenaries.

In 2021, APHA is excited to host a range of social and networking events as well as re-introducing the APHA Awards for Excellence. Delegates will hear from finalists in a dedicated APHA Congress session and the winner will be announced at the APHA Gala Dinner.

APHA looks forward to welcoming you to the APHA 39th National Congress in 2021.

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