18-20 March 2018
#aphacongress Register

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Sunday 18 March 2018

9.00am–12.30pmAPHA Congress Hospital VisitsHospital visits:

The Southport Private Hospital

Gold Coast Private Hospital

Open to member hospitals only, additional cost of $50 (inc. GST) to registration fee (includes cost of visits, transport and morning tea). 

8.30am–8.00pmRegistration desk open
1.00pm–3.00pmAPHA Congress Chappell Dean Workshop
6.00pm–8.00pmWelcome receptionChristine Gee, APHA Board Member + Cheryl Macnaught, General Manager Client Relations, HESTA

Monday 19 March 2018

7.30am–9.00amBreakfast session hosted by Johnson & JohnsonIgnite the power of human energy for greater efficiency, productivity and performance in a fast-changing environmentBen Travers, Healthcare Performance Institute facilitator and Global Account Director, Johnson & Johnson
9.15am–9.25amCongress openingMC: Dr Sally Cockburn
9.25am-9.35amHESTA welcomeNeil Saxton, Executive – Engagement Strategy, HESTA
9.35am– 9.45amPlenary OneGreg Hunt MP, Minister for Health
9.45am–10.15amPlenary TwoPresident’s addressDanny Sims, President APHA
10.15am–11.00amMorning tea
11.00am-12.30pmThe Great DebatePrivate patients treated in public hospitals strengthens Australia’s healthcare systemMr Sean Parnell, The Australian (Moderating)

Mr Phil Truskett, UNSW

Lucy Cheetham, APHA

Dr Michael Coglin, Healthscope

William Glasson, Terrace Eye Centre

Dr Antony Sara

Owen Torpy

1.30pm–3.00pmCost and valueLow value versus high value careProf Adam Elshaug, The University of Sydney

Stephen Milgate

3.00pm–3.30pmAfternoon tea
3.30pm–4.30pmDigital Health AgencyTim Kelsey, Australian Digital Health Agency
6.30pm–10.00pmCongress SoireeSea World

Tuesday 20 March 2018

7.30am–8.30amBreakfast session hosted by Personify CareHow streamlining pre-admission and post-discharge protocols can improve the patient experience and free up hospital resourcesKen Saman, Personify Care
9.00am–10.00amContracts, credentials and controversy: issues for private hospitals (PART 1)HPPAs: what you can and can’t shareJanne McMahon OAM, PMHCCN

Shane Evans, Minter Ellison

Gareth Jones

10.00am -11.00amContracts, credentials and controversy: issues for private hospitals (PART 2)Credentialing: responsibilities and accountabilitiesShane Evans, Minter Ellison

Jeanette Conley

Steve Rodrigues

11.00am – 11.30amMorning tea
11.30am–12.30pmPHNs–broader than primary care, how private hospitals and PHNs can work together.Natasha Cole, Department of Health

Chriss Gee, Toowong Private Hospital

Casey McDonald, PHN Brisbane North

Matt Carrodus, Gold Coast Primary Health Network

1.15pm–2.15pmWill you be ready for changes to accreditation?Chriss Gee, Board Member of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Dr Christine Dennis, ACHS

Branko Vidakovic, Metro South Health

2.15pm-3.15pmEnd keynotePeter Davidson, Paramedic
3.15pm – 3.25pmClosing remarks MC: Dr Sally Cockburn
3.30pm–5.00pmCouncil meeting