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Annual National Pathology Conference

Highlighting the latest developments in pathology and its value to the Australian healthcare system

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Informa Australia are pleased to announce the 6th National Pathology Forum which will be held on the 8th and 9th December 2016 at the Swissotel Sydney. The event will highlight the latest developments in pathology and its value to the Australian healthcare system.

According to Pathology Awareness Australia, as many as one in two Australians have had a pathology test in the last 12 months. With pathology being necessary for 70% of all medical decisions being made, it is important to examine the current state of pathology in Australia, and examine the impact the latest developments will have on healthcare in Australia.

The National Pathology Forum 2016 will bring together industry experts to discuss what is currently happening in the field, as well as the latest challenges and developments.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Seat belts and NPAAC’s risk based approach to Accreditation Standards in Pathology
  • The role of external quality assurance in improving patient safety
  • Knowledge management and creating value – challenges for Clinical Pathology
  • Pathology funding and the impact of the Federal Government’s potential changes to bulk billing incentives
  • Finding an optimal diagnostic algorithm for C. difficile – Balancing sensitivity, specificity and cost
  • Ensuring the quality and safety of laboratory test result communication, management and follow-up
  • The challenges faced in ensuring remote communities have access to pathology services
  • Finding an optimal diagnostic algorithm for C. difficile – Balancing sensitivity, specificity and cost
  • Understanding the value of pathology: How has its value been measured, and how can we do better
  • Clinical Pathologists’ role in delivery of health services
  • The challenges and future direction for point of care testing
  • Genetic testing in the wake of the Australian and US decisions re Myriad’s breast cancer patent
  • Lab design: Best practice

PRESENTATIONS FROM:

  • Bev Rowbotham, Chair of the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC)
  • Tony Badrick, CEO, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs
  • Geoff Magrin, Education Consultant, Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
  • Dr Valerie Midgley, Associate Director – Business Development Australia & New Zealand, Meridian Life Science and Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
  • Dr Gene Elliott, Physician Executive, InterSystems
  • Glenn Edwards, National Medical Director, St John of God Pathology
  • Professor Andrew Georgiou, Researcher, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University
  • Sarina Lacey, Director, Health Economics and Policy with the Centre for International Economics
  • Dr Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien, Principal, Shelston IP
  • Dr Louisa MacDonald, Medical Scientist-in-Charge – Point of Care Testing, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA
  • Cameron Martin, Coordinator, State-Wide Point of Care Testing, Pathology Queensland
  • John Callahan, Operations Manager of Monash Pathology
  • Leo Gomez, Director, KPD Pty. Limited

The Forum will be a great opportunity to interact with like-minded people. If you wish to contribute to the program, please contact the Conference Producer Lisa.Hedlund@informa.com.au.

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speakers

Louisa MacDonald

Medical Scientist-in-Charge - Point of Care Testing, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA

Bev Rowbotham

Bev Rowbotham, Chair of the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC)

Tony Badrick

CEO, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs

Valerie Midgley

Associate Director - Business Development Australia & New Zealand, Meridian Life Science and Meridian Bioscience, Inc.

Glenn Edwards

Pathology Director, SA Pathology

Sarina Lacey

Director, Health Economics and Policy with the Centre for International Economics

Catherine Pitman

Clinical Microbiologist and Health Informatician, Specialist Diagnostic Services Pty Ltd

Cameron Martin

Coordinator, State-Wide Point of Care Testing, Pathology Queensland

Andrew Georgiou

Researcher, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University

Gene Elliott

Physician Executive, InterSystems

Dr Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien

Principal, Shelston IP

Geoff Magrin

Education Consultant, Australian Institute of Medical Scientists

Leo Gomez

Director, KPD Pty. Limited

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Lisa Hedlund
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4058
lisa.hedlund@informa.com.au

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
+61 2 9080 4432
samantha.lister@informa.com.au

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