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National Health Workforce Summit

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

21 – 22 October 2024 | Swissotel Sydney

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The National Health Workforce Summit will be a platform for addressing how we tackle the current healthcare workforce challenges in Australia and the changes needed to create a sustainable workforce for the future. It will bring together healthcare professionals, policymakers, educators, and other stakeholders to discuss and address the challenges and opportunities related to the healthcare workforce. The conference aims to explore innovative solutions and strategies to enhance the quality, accessibility, and sustainability of the healthcare workforce, ensuring that it meets the evolving needs of the workforce. The summit will provide a platform for attendees to engage in thought-provoking discussions, exchange ideas, and establish collaborative networks.

Key topics include:

  • Tackling the barriers to flexibility, inclusivity and collaborative workplaces and addressing burnout.
  • How to develop the rural workforce and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.
  • Training pathways and re-credentialling processes to develop a workforce which meets the needs of community.
  • Reflection on the lasting impacts of Covid-19, and how can we adapt to new models of care, emerging technologies and how we improve retention and engagement in our existing health workforce.
  • The importance of workforce planning to address the current and future healthcare needs.
  • Significance of aligning workforce supply and demand, anticipating demographic shifts, and adapting to emerging healthcare technologies.
  • Recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals, the challenges faced in attracting and retaining talented individuals in the healthcare sector, including issues related to work-life balance, burnout, and the need for competitive compensation and benefits packages.
  • Successful strategies implemented by different organizations to enhance recruitment efforts and create a supportive environment that promotes job satisfaction and professional growth.
  • Importance of fostering diversity and inclusivity in the healthcare workforce and benefits of a diverse workforce in improving patient outcomes, reducing health disparities, and promoting cultural competence.
  • Impact of artificial intelligence, telemedicine, and digital health solutions on the healthcare workforce. Opportunities and challenges posed by technological advancements, emphasizing the need for upskilling and reskilling healthcare professionals to adapt to these changes effectively.

2023 Speakers

Dr Juan Paolo Guillermo

Associate Director, St. Luke's Medical Center Global City, Philippines

Dr Joseph Occhino

Assistant Deputy Director-General, Queensland Health; Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, The University of Queensland

John Bruning

Chief Executive Officer, Australasian College of Paramedicine

Susan Wray

Chief Executive Officer, Edgarley Assisted Living

Rhea Mercado

Healthcare Humanist, The Intelligent Rebellion

Chris Smith

Airline Industry Trust Peer Program Ambassador, Australia and Asia & Founder, Staff On Side Corporate Engagement

Faye Spiteri OAM

Chief Executive Office, Fronditha Care

Anthony Smith

Chief Executive Officer, MercyCare

Lee Martin

Chief Executive Officer, Tanunda Lutheran Home

Mark Chilvers

Executive Director, SA Dental; Chair, National Dental Directors

Dr Stephen Ginsborg

Board Member, Sydney North Primary Health Network

Alison Choy Flannigan

Partner and Leader Health & Community, Hall & Wilcox

Dr Konrad Kangru

General Practitioner, Whitsunday Doctors Service; Medical Advisor, Office of Rural and Remote Health; Co- Chair, Queensland’s Rural & Remote Clinical Network; Qld Representative, RACGP Rural Faculty; Board Director, North Qld PHN

Dr Hassan Kadous

Principal Allied Health Advisor, NSW Ministry of Health

Andrew Buckland

Associate Director, Future Workforce, Eastern Health

Rita Cincotta

Principal Consultant and Director, Human Dimensions; Non-Executive Director, Peninsula Health

Abiola Akinbiyi

Director, NWMPHN & Board Director, Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria

Prof Gary D. Rogers

Professor & Dean - School of Medicine, Deakin University

Dr Elisabeth McLinton

Rural Generalist Registrar, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

David Green

Director People & Culture, Far West Local Health District Community Health Centre

Ian Galvin

Chief Executive Officer, Ramsay Connect

Matthew Fisher

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Society of Anaesthetists

Dr Greg Jenkins

Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Westmead Hospital; Chair of Education Standards Committee and Selection Committee, RANZCOG

Valeska Bloch

Partner, Allens

Mark Nevin

Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Institute of Digital Health

Miriam Wyzenbeek

Chief Mental Health Development Officer, JewishCare

Dr Mark Deady

UNSW Senior Research Fellow, Black Dog Institute

Prof Roger Hughes

Chair, Department of Nursing and Allied Health, Swinburne University of Technology, School of Health Sciences

Dr Susan Nancarrow

Chief Executive Officer, HealthWork International & Adjunct Professor, Southern Cross University

Tamara Lee

Director of Future Workforce, NSW Ministry of Health

2023 Exhibitors

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

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when & where

21 - 22 Oct 2024

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


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General Information & Registration
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Speaking Enquiries
Irene Amo
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+61 415038730

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Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
02 9080 4318

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