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National Health Workforce Summit

Best practice learnings, practical strategies & effective collaboration to drive meaningful change

27 – 28 October 2022 | Swissotel Sydney

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Early bird rate (save up to $400) expires 2 September 2022


The inaugural National Health Workforce Summit will be a platform for addressing how we tackle the pertinent workforce challenges across Australia and the changes needed to create a sustainable workforce for the future.

The event will bring together high-level executives from across the healthcare landscape including clinicians from a multitude of health industries, state & federal governments, professional organisations and bodies. As well as allied health and researchers,

This pertinent conversation will focus on the barriers around flexibility, inclusivity, and collaborative workplaces, as well as addressing burnout. Discussing the importance of training pathways and re-credentialing processes to develop a workforce that meets the needs of the community. Sharing insights on how we develop the rural and remote workforce and support the First Nations health workforce. Bringing an opportunity to reflect on the lasting impacts of Covid-19. How can we adapt to new models of care, and emerging technologies, and how we improve retention and engagement in our existing health workforce?

The National Health Workforce Summit will be the most thought-provoking conversation on how we can tackle the key factors determining how the sector attracts and retains staff and underpin true change.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Addressing retention to overcome health workforce shortages
  • Addressing and improving the medical and nursing workforce 101
  • Utilising the reasons why people are going into general practice today
  • How do we best develop the rural health workforce?
  • Empowering our workforce
  • If we can’t eliminate, how do we manage burnout?
  • What does the new legislation mean for health workers & organisations?
  • Growing and supporting the First Nations health workforce
  • Improving training pathways to create a sustainable workforce
  • Addressing the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the workforce
  • Harnessing clinical supervision & reflective practice from the mature workforce
  • Addressing the unspoken: discrimination, bullying, and sexual harassment
  • Adapting to new models of care
  • Managing occupational violence and aggression
  • Return to Work: reversing the downward trend
  • Best practice in the mentally healthy workplaces
  • Opportunities for reform: agile systems, structures, and careers
  • Digital Enablement of the health workforce


Dr Kym Jenkins

Immediate Past Chair, Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges, Past President, RANZCP

Zoran Bukarica

Deputy OHS Team Manager, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch)

Rebecca Woodland

Executive Manager Corporate Services, Gippsland Lakes Complete Health

Mark Burdack

CEO, Rural and Remote Medical Services, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Rural Health, La Trobe University

Adjunct Professor Karen L. Price

President, RACGP

Associate Professor Susan Wearne BM

Senior Medical Adviser, Health Workforce Division, Department of Health, Clinical Associate Professor, Australian National University

Dr Anne Tonkin

Chair, Medical Board of Australia

Sean Curtain

Executive Director People & Culture, Peter Mac

Dr Ben Bopp

President, RANZCOG

Kylie Brennan

Mindset Coach and Former Nurse

Dr Faye McMillan AM

Deputy - Allied Health and Indigenous Health, National Rural Health Commissioner

Ben Chiarella

Director of Clinical Innovation, Ramsay Health

Mark Chilvers

Executive Director, SA Dental; Chair, National Dental Directors; Interim Executive Director, Digital and Strategy, Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN), SA Health

Dr Konrad Kangru

General Practitioner, Whitsunday Doctors Service, Medical Advisor, Office of Rural and Remote Health, Co-Chair, Statewide Rural & Remote Clinical Network Qld Representative, RACGP Rural Faculty

Joyce McSwan

Clinical Program Director, Gold Coast Primary Health Network, Persistent Pain Program, Founder and Managing Director, PainWISE, President Elect, Australian Pain Society

Professor Jennifer May AM

Betty Fyffe Chair of Rural Health and Director, University of Newcastle, Current Co-Chair, The Medical Workforce Reform Advisory Committee (MWRAC)

Simon Leonard

Intensive Care Rescue Retrieval Paramedic, SA Ambulance Service, Director, Guardian Personal Safety Training

Dr Rachel David

CEO, Private Healthcare Australia

Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward

CEO, Australian College of Nursing

Vivienne Mak

Director, Health & Clinical Programs, Keypath Education, former Deputy Director Pharmacy Education, Monash University

Kristen Short

Director of Innovation and Partnerships, South Western Sydney Primary Health Network


Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2195$1795+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Group Passes (Up to 6 People)$9000+GST
Virtual Pass$1995$1595+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1695$1295+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Group Passes (Up to 6 People)$7000+GST
Virtual Pass$1495$1095+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate

Early bird rate expires 2 September 2022

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Reconnect and re-engage with your industry peers at the National Health Workforce Summit.

There are many opportunities for networking including social events such as the annual networking drinks, refreshment breaks and lunches, making this not just a conference… but an all encompassing industry “experience”.

Event sponsorship or exhibiting will allow your organisation to:

  • Build relationships with potential and existing clients
  • Generate leads from a high-level, targeted audience
  • Close sales in a more personal manner than via phone
  • Demonstrate your product in person
  • Network with the industry
  • Build brand awareness

To see what is on offer please contact:

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
T: +61 (2) 9080 4318

Health Box

Health Box is a video-on-demand service providing a deeper dive on key topics, themes and questions relating to health and life sciences events in Australia and APAC. Visit our website here.

Health Box boasts a rich mix of free content for you to “snack on” at your own leisure including:

  • Speaker interviews
  • Executive briefings – short messages from organisation CEOs or senior management
  • Fast Chats – an interview style short video (5-10minutes) from an expert thought leader in your organization to provide solutions to challenges, announce new products, make a company announcement and many more.
  • Explainer videos – a short custom video providing targeted content as a potential elevator pitch, educating buyers about a specific issue or product feature.
  • Expert panels
  • LinkedIn Recommended Ads – get your brand Infront of our market leading LinkedIn Groups.

We know you can’t always attend all our events, but we also know you like to get a feel for some of the key topics, themes and messages from events. Health Box offers a taste of what is on offer at our flagship conferences so you can make an informed choice on joining our events.

Each Health Box episode is different and each month we release a new episodes on different topics.

Have a message, project or idea to share? Connect with us ahead of our upcoming episodes to learn how you can get involved or we can work with you to create a new episode. Let us take care of you!

For more information on how your company can get involved in a Health Box episode, contact

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 2 9080 4432


Our Commitment to Sustainability

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Moving Faster Forward with Informa Connect

Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve. Explore our work, including our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives with the link below.


when & where

27 - 28 Oct 2022

Swissotel Sydney
68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
+61 (02) 9238 8888


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