Greatest Challenges Facing Healthcare
14 March 2012
Date: 18 April 2012
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: McLaurin Hall
Click here to register online by 11 April.
We have an increasingly complex health system dealing with the growing burden of chronic disease and more informed and demanding community whilst relying on finite resources. How can health reforms improve outcomes for patients and health professionals and what are the biggest challenges any reform should address? Hear from our panel of experts who will discuss how innovation, prevention and a refocus of public services will form our response to these and other future health challenges.
This session will suit professionals from a range of health areas including pharmacy, public health, medicine, dentistry, allied health and nursing looking to advance their career by understanding the future direction of healthcare.
There will also be the opportunity to speak directly with academics in the field about your postgraduate study options.
The keynote address will be given by Health Sciences alumnus, Mr Michael Dickson (BAppSc(Ex&SpSc)'04) Director of National Health Services, PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Michael has spent the last seven years exclusively focused on clinical service redesign either leading major redesign projects or in service review and reform.
Followed by a panel discussion with field experts:
• Professor Andrew McLauchlan, Faculty of Pharmacy
• Professor Kathryn Refshauge, Faculty of Health Sciences
• Associate Professor Donna Waters, Faculty of Nursing
• Professor Hans Zoellner, Faculty of Dentistry
MC and Facilitator - Ms Melissa Sweet
Melissa is an independent journalist, media columnist, author, and blogger. She specialises in covering public health matters, with a particular focus on under-served areas and issues. Her work appears in a wide range of professional and general publications. She has been writing about health and medical issues since the late 1980s, and is one of Australia's most experienced health reporters.
There will then be an opportunity to speak to academics across a range of health programs.
Contact: Kate Sanday
Phone: 02 9351 2311