Around 40% of Australians now live with chronic health conditions and half of all hospital admissions are related to chronic health conditions.
There is a need for significant and lasting change in the way chronic disease is seen, treated and managed in Australia.
This event is a critical platform for national discussion, thought leadership, a showcase of best practice and networking to help drive real change across the country.
In March 2021, the Productivity Commission released a report on innovations in care for chronic health conditions. The report laid out best practice initiatives to offer practical insights on driving change to promote people’s wellbeing, increase the efficiency of the healthcare system and reduce hospital use.
The Chronic Disease Management Conference, which will take place on the 4-5 April 2022 at the Rydges World Square Sydney, aims to support the work of the Commission with an in-person conference to gather the nation’s leaders and experts from service providers and policy making bodies.
Key topics and themes:
The event will showcase best practice initiatives and innovations and facilitate discussion on management of chronic health conditions to address the following critical themes:
- Improving approaches to self-management of chronic conditions and empowering, engaging and partnering with the consumer
- How can we empower the workforce and drive greater health workforce flexibility to raise service quality and lower system wide costs – ultimately to delivering better healthcare?
- Building, sustaining, supporting and funding collaboration
- Data exchange, linkage and better use of data and IT to improve the flow and use of information across the health system
- Funding innovations and models – an assessment of current arrangements and paths to reform
Dr Andrew Wilson
Group Executive - CEO Health Services, Medibank
CEO, MUH and Clinical Services, MQ Health
Dr Kean-Seng Lim
Co-Founder & Clinical Lead, GP & Co-Founder, CareMonitor
Professor Glen Maberly
Director of Western Sydney Diabetes & Senior Staff Specialist Endocrinologist, Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals, Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD)
Clinical Program Director, Gold Coast Primary Health Network Persistent Pain Program & Founder and Managing Director of PainWISE
Chief Executive Officer, Honeysuckle Health
General Manager Integrated, STRIDE
Chief Executive Officer, Consumers Health Forum of Australia
Chief Executive, Wellbeing SA
Health System Leader, Canterbury DHB
A/Prof Shamasunder Acharya
Director of Diabetes Services, John Hunter Hospital & Clinical Lead, Hunter and New England Diabetes Alliance services
Chief Executive Officer, AIA Health Insurance
Director (acting) Integrated Care Implementation, Substantive Manager Capability Development Integrated Care, NSW Ministry of Health
Manager Chronic Disease Programs, South East Melbourne PHN
Manager, The Collaborative, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN)
Collaborative Commissioning Director, NSW Health
Dr Sheila Cook
Director of Medicine, Senior Staff Endocrinologist, Department of Medicine, Darling Downs Health
Practice Lead, Real World Solutions, IQVIA
Dr Shahadat Uddin
Senior Lecturer, Complex System Research Group, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Sydney
Provider Support Officer (Digital Health), South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network
Dr Galina Daraganova PhD
Executive General Manager, Business Intelligence, South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network
Professor Paul Dugdale
Division of Medicine, Canberra Health Services, College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University
Nursing Unit Manager, St Vincent’s Hospital Homeless Health Service
Professor Nick Goodwin, PhD
Director, Central Coast Research Institute, College of Health Medicine and Wellbeing, University of Newcastle and Central Coast Local Health District & Director of Research, Central Coast Local Health District
Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD)
Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Sports Scientist, Researcher & Author, Ray Kelly Fitness
Deputy CEO, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Head of Health Coaching & Client Success, Digital Wellness
Chief Financial Officer, Digital Wellness
Group Manager Inclusive Health, St Vincent’s Health Australia
Associate Professor Debbie Scott
Strategic Lead National Addiction and Mental Health Surveillance Unit (NAMHSU) @ Turning Point, Monash University
A/Prof Paresh Dawda
Director and Principal, Next Practice Deakin and Deputy Chair, RACGP Expert Committee - Quality Care
Dr Stephen King
Commissioner, Productivity Commission
Stream Manager Integrated Care and Aboriginal Health, CATALYST, Agency for Clinical Innovation
Health & Safety Commitments
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Full vaccination against Covid-19 is required for all in-person attendees.
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