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APIC1 – 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care

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***Call for papers in now open***

*** Register before Friday, 1 September to avail of EARLYBIRD discount rates ***

***Keynote speakers have been announced***

Inspiring new ideas and stronger partnerships for improving population health 

The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) in partnership with the Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) and Queensland Health’s Clinical Excellence Division, presents the 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care “Inspiring new ideas and stronger partnerships for improving population health” to take place in Brisbane, Australia from 6-8 November 2017.

The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians and managers from the Asia Pacific region and around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and care services. They will share experience and the latest evidence generated around the following key conference themes: New Models of Care Delivery; Child and Youth Health; Rural and Remote Health; Mental Health; and Engaging and Empowering Communities. The conference is expected to attract over 500 delegates from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Japan and other countries, who will actively participate as delegates and presenters to understand better the latest innovations, best practice, evaluations and implementations in the advancement of integrated care and improvements in the design and delivery of health and care services to people and communities in the region and beyond.

The Integrated Care Academy© Award for Best Paper and Posters will be presented at the conference. All papers presented as oral presentations or posters at the conference will be published in the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC).

Abstract Submission

The scientific committee for this conference has been established from international experts who are leading in the field of integrated care policy and practice, and they are now accepting paper submissions on the science, knowledge and application of integrated care and specifically relating to the the conference themes until Monday, 31 July. The paper should take the form of an abstract of not more than 500 words. Abstract Submission Guidelines are available to download from the conference website.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the International Journal of Integrated Care (Impact Factor 2.230) Accepted abstracts will appear in the programme as a formal oral presentation, workshop or poster, as deemed appropriate by the scientific committee. All accepted abstracts will compete for the Annual IFIC Integrated Care Awards. Our latest conference in Dublin received over 700 submissions so we advise that you take due consideration when submitting your paper to ensure you have the very best chance of success.

Themes

Theme 1. New Models of Care Delivery

  • Funding new ways of working
  • Developing networks and alliances across health, social care and other sectors
  • Predictive risk modelling and care management
  • Workforce redesign – Working in multi-disciplinary teams / co-location
  • Hospital, community and primary-care led approaches to integrated care

Theme 2. Child and Youth Health

  • Multiagency collaboration to support health promotion, prevention, and early intervention
  • Tackling the increase in childhood obesity and other chronic diseases
  • Tackling the increase in behavioural and mental health concerns
  • Meeting the needs of vulnerable populations
  • Transition to adulthood

Theme 3. Rural and Remote Health

  • Overcoming geographic challenges: Delivering care to underserved rural and remote regions
  • Recruitment and retention of health and care workers
  • Building sustainable capacity and capability of health care delivery for rural and remote communities
  • How can an integrated approach to care improve Indigenous health in rural and remote communities
  • Health promotion, prevention, early intervention

Theme 4. Mental Health

  • Integrating behavioural and physical health care delivery
  • Tackling inequalities in access to mental health care
  • Outreach programmes / embracing ‘hard-to-reach’ communities
  • Working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples and Indigenous health services to improve social and emotional wellbeing

Theme 5. Engaging and Empowering People and Communities

  • Participation and inclusion of consumers in service design and delivery
  • Empowering people to understand and manage their health needs
  •  Promoting the role of the informal care sector
  • Community capacity building: Empowering communities to identify and take responsibility for their own development
  • Promoting population health to support healthier communities
  • Working with, and empowering Indigenous peoples, refugee populations and other culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations in their health and wellbeing

Partners

Principal Conference Partners

 

                          

Registration

IFIC Discounted Rate
$841
Non Member Discounted Rate
$940
Low and Middle Income Countries
$346
IFIC Normal Rate
$940
Non Member Normal Rate
$989
IFIC Student Rate
$445
Non Member Student Rate
$494

Group Packages
Member Package 1 – 5 places member: $4,950.00
Non Member Package 1 – 5 places non member: $5,500.00
Member Package 2 – 10 Places Member: $9,625.00
Non Member Package 2 – 10 Places non member: $10,250.00

*** EARLYBIRD deadline closes Friday, 1 September***

Accommodation

Block bookings at special rates have been made with the hotels listed below. Please book your accommodation through the Conference Secretariat via the online conference registration page to obtain these rates. A credit card number is required to secure your booking. Delegates will settle the balance of their account on departure. If sharing a room with another delegate (other than a partner) please state their name on the registration form.

Click on the buttons below for further information and to make a booking

Venue and Logistics

APIC1 will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Nestled in the cultural, dining and entertainment precinct of the South Bank Precinct in Brisbane, the BCEC has been awarded the International Apex Award for being the world’s best performing convention centre.

The BCEC is located right in the heart of city’s unique riverside area, just a short 10 minute stroll to the city centre and an easy 20 minute Airtrain ride direct from the city’s airport to the Convention Centre.

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
South Bank, Brisbane
Queensland Australia

P: +61 7 3308 3000
W: www.bcec.com.au

Scientific Committee

Dr Jenny Ziviani
Professor, Children’s Allied Health Research,
Children’s Health Queensland and The University of Queensland

Jenny is an occupational therapist and inaugural professor of children’s allied health research, a collaboration between Children’s Health Queensland and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The University of Queensland. With an extensive background in research related to intervention strategies for children with a range of developmental disabilities and acquired injuries she is particularly concerned with the way therapy services are delivered to children and families in order to optimize therapy engagement and optimizing outcomes. She is a chief investigator on the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence, Australasian Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials Network established in 2016.

As an active researcher with a commitment to multidisciplinary collaborations she manages large national and international competitive research grants, publishes widely and extensively, supports a productive group of postgraduate students and advises to all levels of government and professional bodies on issues of childhood disability. In 2016 she was made a Fellow of the Research Academy of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation and in 2017 an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Occupational Therapy Research Foundation.

Dr Robyn Littlewood
Director,
Dietetics and Food Services,
Children’s Health Queensland and The University of Queensland

Dr Robyn Littlewood is the Director, Dietetics and Food Services, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Children’s Health Queensland and Co-Chair, Queensland Child and Youth Clinical Network within the Clinical Excellence Division, Department of Health, Board Director, Dietitians Association of Australia and previously held the A/Director of Research role, Children’s Health Queensland.

Dr Littlewood holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position at the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University and lectures in paediatric obesity and health management. She has completed both a Masters of Medical Science and PhD in the area of Paediatric Nutrition and is currently completing an MBA.

Dr Littlewood has held editorial board membership positions in the area of paediatric dietetics and has published international papers in the area of paediatric nutrition and rehabilitation, chronic disease, head injury, malnutrition and obesity.

Dr Littlewood continues to maintain a clinical position in the area of tertiary Paediatric Obesity for Children’s Health Queensland and maintains special interests in the area of Paediatric Food Services and infant obesity prevention.

Professor Stephen Greene
Director of Research
Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Stephen Greene qualified from UCL, London and then pursued a career in Child Health with positions in Oxford, Great Ormond Street and Guy’s Hospital, London and the Kinderspital Hospital, Zurich. He was appointed Professor at the University of Dundee in 2010. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Child & Adolescent Health at the University of Dundee.

He was Secretary to the Academic Board of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (1998-2003) and the International Fellow of the RCPCH (2005-2010).
He has a specific research interest in diabetes in the young and was elected President of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) in 2012 -2015. In 2014, he was awarded the Diabetes UK, ‘Arnold Bloom Lecture’. He was appointed as Director of the Scottish Children’s Research Network in 2013 -2016.

In February 2017, he took up the appointment of Director of Research, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Fiona Lyne 
Director of Communications
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

In 2014, Fiona joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care as Director of Communications. Fiona is responsible for developing the overall brand, marketing and communication strategy for the Foundation including membership development. She leads on various projects including Project INTEGRATE, the Annual International Integrated Care Conference Series and the World Congresses.

Fiona has worked in public policy communications since 2003. She began her career as a community stakeholder engagement manager at Fingal County Council in North Dublin supporting the local Community and Voluntary Forum to have an impact on local decision-making bodies. She went on to hold various project co-ordination and communication roles in both the public and private sector including periods with NHS North West London and the Royal Society of Arts. In 2010 she joined the King’s Fund, an internationally renowned healthcare policy think tank, as Head of Events and in subsequent years was responsible for moving the Fund into a leading position in the healthcare conference market.

Fiona has a BA in Politics and Economics from the University of Limerick, an MA in Community Development and Stakeholder Engagement from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Diploma in Management from the Dublin Business School.

Dr Nick Goodwin
CEO
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Nick was the co-Founder of IFIC in October 2011 and became its first Chief Executive Officer in March 2013. Nick is also the Editor-in-Chief of IFIC’s open-access and impact rated scientific periodical the International Journal of Integrated Care.

Nick holds a range of research, educational and consultation roles worldwide. These international commitments include several European R&D projects such as the EU FP7 Project INTEGRATE, the Horizon 2020 project SUSTAIN and the ICT-PSP projects SMARTCARE, BEYOND SILOS, and CAREWELL. Nick is an active member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing B3 Action Group on Integrated Care.

Nick has also been working with the World Health Organisation to support the development of its Global Strategy on People-Centred Integrated Health Services and is on the Expert Advisory Team to WHO Regional Office for Europe’s Framework for Action Towards Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery (CIHSD) leading work related to change management and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice.

Over the past year, Nick has also worked as an international consultant to the Agency for Integrated Care, Singapore; the Pan American Health Organisation, Washington; the WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Office; and to NHS England’s Better Care Fund Support Programme.

In previous roles, Nick worked as a Senior Fellow at the King’s Fund (2007-2013) leading key work on integrated health and social care as well as a two-year Inquiry into the quality of care in English general practice. Nick has also worked as a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2003-2007) where he directed MSc and DrPH courses and worked as a lead academic for the National Institute for Health Research commissioning key studies into the service delivery and organisation of health care.

In January 2016, Nick received the Avedis Donabedian International Award for his contribution to Healthcare Excellence and Integrated Health and Social Care.

Dr Viktoria Stein
Director of Education and Training
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Dr Viktoria Stein, Senior Fellow in Integrated Care and Director of Education and Training, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)Dr. Viktoria Stein joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care in September 2015 as Senior Fellow in Integrated Care and Head of the Integrated Care Academy©. As such, she is responsible for the development of IFIC’s Education and Training programme, which provides a range of courses and tools to support knowledge transfer, skills development and technical know-how. Among the portfolio is the International Summer School on Integrated Care, webinar series and content provision for Master’s programmes around the world. The courses are relevant for students, researches and professionals alike and are adapted to the needs of partners, such as universities or local health boards, on demand.

Viktoria holds a PhD in health economics and in her work focuses on health systems and their organization, specifically how to design contextualized integrated models of care and how to manage the change process towards such models. She previously worked with the WHO Regional Office for Europe coordinating the development of the Framework for Action on Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery, and supporting WHO Member States in reforming their health systems to better address the challenges of providing services for ageing populations and people with multi-morbidities. Prior to joining WHO, she was a research assistant at the Medical University of Vienna, working on the development of Austrian national priorities regarding integrated care and a national integrated care programme for dementia patients and their caregivers, among other things. In 2009, she was the Scientific Programme Coordinator and Organiser of the 9th International Conference on Integrated Care in Vienna.

Throughout her career, Viktoria had a strong interest and focus on education and training, teaching students and professionals around the world, as well as developing her own course programmes.Viktoria was a founding member of the Board of IFIC and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Integrated Care. Moreover, she is the founding president of the Young Researchers in Health Network (YRIHN), which will be further developed under the auspices of IFIC.

Leo Lewis
Senior Fellow
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Leo joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care Team in early 2013 as a Senior Fellow leading IFIC’s work in the EU funded SmartCare integrated care project. Since this time, Leo has expanded IFIC’s role in Europe through involvement in two other integrated care projects as well as the United4Health telehealth study.

In addition, Leo is a member of the IFIC team collaborating with WHO Europe in the development of their Coordinated and Integrated Health Services Delivery: Developing the Framework for Action.Leo is an experienced programme manager having working in academia, the NHS and Welsh Government leading eHealth, chronic conditions management service improvement and research projects and was responsible for the development and testing of NHS Wales’ predictive risk modelling (Prism) tool.

Through the building of strong relationships with stakeholders, Leo works with others to bring her knowledge, skills and expertise together to co-design new transformational change approaches for delivering ICT-enabled integrated care solutions to meet the needs of different populations. Leo has a keen interest in rural health and wellbeing and also works part time for the Institute of Rural Health.

As well as gaining NHS management qualifications early on in her career and Prince 2 training, Leo studied an MSc in Health Informatics at Swansea University and most recently gained a Diploma in Leadership for Collaboration from University of Wales Institute in Cardiff.

Mirella Minkman
Vice-Chair and Secretary
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Mirella is the Director Innovation & Research, Vilans, National Center of Expertise in long term care, The Netherlands
Distinguished Professor, Innovation of the organisation and governance of long term integrated care,
University of Tilburg/TIAS, the Netherlands

Since 2016 Mirella holds a chair at TIAS/Tilburg University on the innovation of the organization and governance of integrated long term care. Her research focusses on new forms of organization and governance regarding the leadership, accountability and ways to purchase integrated person centered care, and what values lies beneath them. The focus is on both the organization of integrated care on the client level as on the collaboration in chains and networks.

Mirella has been with Vilans since 2007, where she was the director of the Quality and Innovation in Elderly care department, the coordinator of the National Care for Better Program and involved in the coordination of the National Dementia Program. Since 2013 she is the director of the Research and Innovation department of Vilans, which executes a large number of innovative and practice oriented (international) research on topics like person centered care, integrated care, organisation and governance of care and innovation in care for instance by using e-health. She specialised in integrated care and completed a PhD on integrated care which won the EHMA Karolinski Research Award 2012.

Her research resulted in the Development Model for Integrated Care which is being used in a large number of practices, care standards and projects in the Netherlands and abroad for improving integrated care. Further research of her focuses on the governance of integrated care and what this means for new roles, relations and leadership.

Robin Miller
Senior Fellow and Director of Consultancy
University of Birmingham

Robin is a Senior Fellow and Director of Consultancy at HSMC, the social care lead within the Chronic Disease Theme of the West Midlands Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care, and a Fellow of the School for Social Care Research.

His research interests build on his practical experiences in the field, and centre on commissioning and management of integrated services, the role and impact of the Third Sector, and personalisation. He leads on a variety of knowledge exchange projects with health and social care organisations, with a particular focus on evaluating and learning from change initiatives.

Robin is Co-Editor of the Journal of Integrated Care and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Integrated Care. He convenes MSc modules at HSMC and is a cohort director on the national NHS Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Leadership Programme. Outside of his University role, Robin is a non-executive director on the Board of Trident Social Investment Group and the chair of the board of trustees of Trident Reach.

Professor David Perkins
Professor of Rural Health Research
Center for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle

David Perkins is Professor of Rural Health Research at the Center for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle which is located in Orange New South Wales.

He is editor in chief of the Australian Journal of Rural Health and an associate editor of the International Journal of Integrated Care. He has worked as senior health service manager in the UK and has held academic positions in England and Australia.

He publishes in the fields of health service integration, service design and policy and is a member of the NSW Minster’s Advisory Committee on Rural Health. He is a Board Member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care.

Sharon Sweeney
General Manager – Primary Health
Brisbane South PHN

Sharon is the General Manager – Primary Health at Brisbane South PHN, an organisation that seeks to understand the needs of the local community and engages and works within the health care system to improve health and wellbeing. Her role includes working with local health service providers, including Hospital and Health Services, to enhance integration and coordination.

Sharon has worked in the health and human services industries for nearly 30 years in roles within public sector, private sector (consulting) and non-government organisations. She has contributed to the development and delivery of the national cancer screening programs – BreastScreen Australia, the National Cervical Screening Program and the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, and more recently has worked at executive levels of primary health care organisations including the West Moreton-Oxley Medicare Local and the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN.

Sharon has a Masters degree in Health Services Management from Griffith University and a Masters of Population Health from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University. She holds an Adjunct Senior Lecturer position in the School of Medicine at Griffith University.

Organizing Committee

Fiona Lyne 
Director of Communications
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

In 2014, Fiona joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care as Director of Communications. Fiona is responsible for developing the overall brand, marketing and communication strategy for the Foundation including membership development. She leads on various projects including Project INTEGRATE, the Annual International Integrated Care Conference Series and the World Congresses.

Fiona has worked in public policy communications since 2003. She began her career as a community stakeholder engagement manager at Fingal County Council in North Dublin supporting the local Community and Voluntary Forum to have an impact on local decision-making bodies. She went on to hold various project co-ordination and communication roles in both the public and private sector including periods with NHS North West London and the Royal Society of Arts. In 2010 she joined the King’s Fund, an internationally renowned healthcare policy think tank, as Head of Events and in subsequent years was responsible for moving the Fund into a leading position in the healthcare conference market.

Fiona has a BA in Politics and Economics from the University of Limerick, an MA in Community Development and Stakeholder Engagement from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Diploma in Management from the Dublin Business School.

Dr Viktoria Stein
Director of Education and Training
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Dr Viktoria Stein, Senior Fellow in Integrated Care and Director of Education and Training, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)Dr. Viktoria Stein joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care in September 2015 as Senior Fellow in Integrated Care and Head of the Integrated Care Academy©. As such, she is responsible for the development of IFIC’s Education and Training programme, which provides a range of courses and tools to support knowledge transfer, skills development and technical know-how. Among the portfolio is the International Summer School on Integrated Care, webinar series and content provision for Master’s programmes around the world. The courses are relevant for students, researches and professionals alike and are adapted to the needs of partners, such as universities or local health boards, on demand.

Viktoria holds a PhD in health economics and in her work focuses on health systems and their organization, specifically how to design contextualized integrated models of care and how to manage the change process towards such models. She previously worked with the WHO Regional Office for Europe coordinating the development of the Framework for Action on Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery, and supporting WHO Member States in reforming their health systems to better address the challenges of providing services for ageing populations and people with multi-morbidities. Prior to joining WHO, she was a research assistant at the Medical University of Vienna, working on the development of Austrian national priorities regarding integrated care and a national integrated care programme for dementia patients and their caregivers, among other things. In 2009, she was the Scientific Programme Coordinator and Organiser of the 9th International Conference on Integrated Care in Vienna.

Throughout her career, Viktoria had a strong interest and focus on education and training, teaching students and professionals around the world, as well as developing her own course programmes.Viktoria was a founding member of the Board of IFIC and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Integrated Care. Moreover, she is the founding president of the Young Researchers in Health Network (YRIHN), which will be further developed under the auspices of IFIC.

Dr Nick Goodwin
CEO
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Nick was the co-Founder of IFIC in October 2011 and became its first Chief Executive Officer in March 2013. Nick is also the Editor-in-Chief of IFIC’s open-access and impact rated scientific periodical the International Journal of Integrated Care.

Nick holds a range of research, educational and consultation roles worldwide. These international commitments include several European R&D projects such as the EU FP7 Project INTEGRATE, the Horizon 2020 project SUSTAIN and the ICT-PSP projects SMARTCARE, BEYOND SILOS, and CAREWELL. Nick is an active member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing B3 Action Group on Integrated Care.

Nick has also been working with the World Health Organisation to support the development of its Global Strategy on People-Centred Integrated Health Services and is on the Expert Advisory Team to WHO Regional Office for Europe’s Framework for Action Towards Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery (CIHSD) leading work related to change management and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice.

Over the past year, Nick has also worked as an international consultant to the Agency for Integrated Care, Singapore; the Pan American Health Organisation, Washington; the WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Office; and to NHS England’s Better Care Fund Support Programme.

In previous roles, Nick worked as a Senior Fellow at the King’s Fund (2007-2013) leading key work on integrated health and social care as well as a two-year Inquiry into the quality of care in English general practice. Nick has also worked as a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2003-2007) where he directed MSc and DrPH courses and worked as a lead academic for the National Institute for Health Research commissioning key studies into the service delivery and organisation of health care.

In January 2016, Nick received the Avedis Donabedian International Award for his contribution to Healthcare Excellence and Integrated Health and Social Care.

Professor David Perkins
Professor of Rural Health Research
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle

David Perkins is Professor of Rural Health Research at the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle which is located in Orange New South Wales.

He is editor in chief of the Australian Journal of Rural Health and an associate editor of the International Journal of Integrated Care. He has worked as senior health service manager in the UK and has held academic positions in England and Australia.

He publishes in the fields of health service integration, service design and policy and is a member of the NSW Minster’s Advisory Committee on Rural Health. He is a Board Member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care.

Dianna Crebbin
Founder and Director
DCC Conferences

Dianna formed DC Conferences in 1987 in response to what she perceived was a market need for professionally run scientific and medical meetings.

Her science background (BSc Biochemistry/Microbiology, Syd U) has helped DCC understand the needs of professional associations particularly in the areas of health and science.

Rosanna Ditton
Conference Manager
DC Conferences

Rosanna joined DC Conferences at the start of 2014 as a Conference Manager having previously assisted on many DCC events.

Rosanna has undergraduate degrees in Science, from The University of Sydney, and Commerce from Monash University, and has previously worked for a National Sporting Organisation where she was responsible for organising National Teams and events.

Fionnagh Dougan
CEO
Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Fionnagh has a long and successful history in leading change in complex healthcare environments and a lifelong commitment to improving children’s health. She was appointed Chief Executive of Children’s Health Queensland in January 2015.

Prior to this, she had overarching responsibility for all hospital, clinical support and community services, including paediatric and mental health services, in her role as Director of Provider Services, Auckland District Health Board (ADHB).

She is also a former General Manager of Auckland’s Starship Children’s Hospital and Child Health Services where she implemented a service-wide healthcare excellence framework. Fionnagh began her career as a Staff Nurse in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. She has postgraduate qualifications in health management, an honours degree in communication, and has held dual registration and experience as both a Mental Health and a General Nurse.

Tory Smith 
Senior Coordinator
Dc Conferences

Tory joined DC Conferences as a Senior Coordinator in June 2017. She completed an Advanced Diploma in Events Management at Kings College in London in 2013 and an Advanced Diploma in Marketing at TAFE Sydney in 2015. She has 10 years administration experience and 1.5 years association management experience. More recently Tory has specialised in the healthcare sector, with over 3 years’ managing pharmaceutical client events.

Originally from the UK, Tory is looking forward to growing her career and industry knowledge in a country she loves.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Nick Goodwin
CEO
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Nick was the co-Founder of IFIC in October 2011 and became its first Chief Executive Officer in March 2013. Nick is also the Editor-in-Chief of IFIC’s open-access and impact rated scientific periodical the International Journal of Integrated Care.

Nick holds a range of research, educational and consultation roles worldwide. These international commitments include several European R&D projects such as the EU FP7 Project INTEGRATE, the Horizon 2020 project SUSTAIN and the ICT-PSP projects SMARTCARE, BEYOND SILOS, and CAREWELL. Nick is an active member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing B3 Action Group on Integrated Care.

Nick has also been working with the World Health Organisation to support the development of its Global Strategy on People-Centred Integrated Health Services and is on the Expert Advisory Team to WHO Regional Office for Europe’s Framework for Action Towards Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery (CIHSD) leading work related to change management and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice.

Over the past year, Nick has also worked as an international consultant to the Agency for Integrated Care, Singapore; the Pan American Health Organisation, Washington; the WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Office; and to NHS England’s Better Care Fund Support Programme.

In previous roles, Nick worked as a Senior Fellow at the King’s Fund (2007-2013) leading key work on integrated health and social care as well as a two-year Inquiry into the quality of care in English general practice. Nick has also worked as a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2003-2007) where he directed MSc and DrPH courses and worked as a lead academic for the National Institute for Health Research commissioning key studies into the service delivery and organisation of health care.

In January 2016, Nick received the Avedis Donabedian International Award for his contribution to Healthcare Excellence and Integrated Health and Social Care.

Professor David Perkins
Professor of Rural Health Research
Center for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle

David Perkins is Professor of Rural Health Research at the Center for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle which is located in Orange New South Wales.

He is editor in chief of the Australian Journal of Rural Health and an associate editor of the International Journal of Integrated Care. He has worked as senior health service manager in the UK and has held academic positions in England and Australia.

He publishes in the fields of health service integration, service design and policy and is a member of the NSW Minster’s Advisory Committee on Rural Health. He is a Board Member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care.

Fionnagh Dougan
CEO
Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Fionnagh has a long and successful history in leading change in complex healthcare environments and a lifelong commitment to improving children’s health. She was appointed Chief Executive of Children’s Health Queensland in January 2015.

Prior to this, she had overarching responsibility for all hospital, clinical support and community services, including paediatric and mental health services, in her role as Director of Provider Services, Auckland District Health Board (ADHB).

She is also a former General Manager of Auckland’s Starship Children’s Hospital and Child Health Services where she implemented a service-wide healthcare excellence framework. Fionnagh began her career as a Staff Nurse in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. She has postgraduate qualifications in health management, an honours degree in communication, and has held dual registration and experience as both a Mental Health and a General Nurse.

Claire Jackson 
Director and Chief Investigator, Diabetes Stream Lead
The University of Queensland

Claire has been an active leader in research and advocacy for improved delivery of primary care to patients, particularly those with chronic diseases, for many years.

Claire was appointed to the Chair in General Practice at the University of Queensland in May, 2005. Active in general practice undergraduate and postgraduate education and research for many years, Claire has been extensively involved in health services research and reform since the early 90s.

In 2008 Claire was appointed to the National Primary Care Strategy Expert Reference Group providing a commissioned paper for the National Health and Hospital Reform Commission on new models in primary care. Her description of the ‘beacon’ practice model, developed at Inala Primary Care, was adopted as both the clinical prototype for the Australian Association of Academic General Practitioner’s endorsed model for GP Superclinics, and the basis for UQ’s successful Superclinic tenders in 2009.

As Director of the University of Queensland Field Support Service, she was heavily involved in the development of Australian Divisions of General Practice in the mid 90s.

Claire’s research focus is in improved health system integration, a topic on which she has published and presented internationally. Her MD Thesis was entitled ‘Building an Integrated Health Care Delivery System around Primary Care’. With Inge de Jong, Claire co-authored “Achieving Effective Health Care Integration – the Essential Guide” in 2000. Claire has been involved in numerous research, educational and policy development projects at state and national level, including the National Demonstration Hospitals Programs (3 and 4), the national Divisions / Hospital Integration Program, Health Connect, and the national GP / Hospital Demonstration sites program.

Claire is an active clinician and GP supervisor in part-time general practice in Brisbane. She is also Director of the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute Centre for Research Excellence in Clinical Microsystems.

Sanjeev Arora 
Director
ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)

Sanjeev Arora, MD, FACP, FACG, is the Director of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes). He is a tenured Professor of Medicine, in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNMHSC).

He has been involved in management of viral hepatitis for over 15 years, and led the development and implementation of the Hepatitis C Disease Management Program at UNMHSC.

Dr. Arora developed the Project ECHO model as a platform for service delivery, education and evaluation. Using video-conferencing technology and case-based learning, primary care providers from rural and underserved areas and prisons are trained and mentored by ECHO’s medical specialists to deliver best-practice management of complex health conditions in their communities or correctional institutions.

Stephen McKernan
Advisory
EY

Stephen specialises in health system design, strategy and policy development the successful management of change, and development and leadership of large and complex organisations.

Stephen draws on unparalleled leadership in the health sector. As a former Director-General of Health for New Zealand, Stephen was the government’s principal advisor on health and disability matters. He led the development and the performance of the New Zealand health system, including responsibility for the allocation and monitoring of the $13 billion Vote Health spend. While in that role, Stephen represented New Zealand on the Executive Board and Programme Budget Committee of the World Health Organisation. He also represented New Zealand at the annual Commonwealth Fund Symposium on Health System Performance.

Stephen was the Managing Partner of Health Partners Consulting Group, a leading health consultancy, which merged with EY in 2015.

Dr Sarah Dalton
Clinical Lead
Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI)

Dr Sarah Dalton is a Paediatric Emergency Physician at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and President of the Paediatric and Child Health Division of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Sarah has worked in different settings across NSW over the last 20 years, from regional centres to specialist tertiary units and from community care to acute care retrieval services.

Sarah completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Clinical Leadership in 2013 and for the last 3 years has been working as Clinical Director of the Clinical Leadership Program and Paediatric Quality Program at the Clinical Excellence Commission. Sarah is committed to improving the quality of healthcare through working with clinicians who deeply understand how healthcare is delivered and recognise opportunities for change.

Date:
06-08 November 2017

Location:
Brisbane

Country:
Australia

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