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Operating Theatre Management Conference

Assisting Hospitals to Streamline Surgical Pathways & Balance Elective and Emergency Surgery Demand

20-21 July 2017 | Novotel Twin Waters Sunshine Coast

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Book 3 delegates and receive the 4th delegate pass at no cost - See pricing below


Australia’s premier event in operating room management & perioperative professionals. Now in its 9th year, this event offers the latest programs and practices being implemented across public and private hospitals in Australia. National experts will share key strategies and methods, to enhance knowledge and improve skills for Theatre Management personnel.

This two day conference is dedicated specifically for operating room management and perioperative professionals, for example; Operating Room/Perioperative Managers, Operating Room Nurse Unit Managers and Directors of Surgical Services, Perioperative Services Manager.

Our 2017 conference will feature a site tour of the newly developed and highly anticipated Sunshine Coast University Hospital. The tour features a look into the new operating theatre facilities of the $1.8 Billion Hospital. The Sunshine Coast University Hospital houses the only combined CT and angiography-equipped OT in the southern hemisphere. Amongst other high-end equipment, the facility (which is modelled on the successful NHS in the UK and after some Canadian hospitals) features a series of national and state firsts.


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Ruth Melville

CNC – Perioperative (SISO) Safety Improvement Support Officer, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Healthcare Services and President, International Federation of Perioperative Nursing (IFPN)

Michelle Reardon

ACORN Director and Standards Committee Chair

Dr Brigid M. Gillespie

Professor of Patient Safety, Griffith University & Gold Coast Health Services

Stefano Furgoni

Chief Operating Officer, VIDEOMED SRL

Stephanie Holmes

NUM Operating Theatres, Wollongong Private Hospital

Margaret Johnson

Perioperative Services Manager, Wollongong Private Hospital

Emma Babao

Nurse Unit Manager, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital

Kim Pentreath

Nurse Unit Manager Anaesthetics and Recovery, Perioperative Services, Bendigo Health

Scott Dutton

Accredited Mediator, Trainer and Facilitator, Fighting Fair

Andrew Stone

Operations Manager – Aspen Medical

Dr Brian McGowan

Chair, Qld State Committee RACS, Chair, Logan Bayside Surgery, Deputy Stream Leader- Surgery, Metro South Health, and Clinical Lead, Logan Future Hospital Program

James Brinton

Clinical Nurse Consultant Surgery, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Wollongong Hospital

Melinda Pascoe

Principal Policy Officer – Surgery, Ministry of Health, NSW

Jennifer Kosiol

Nursing Director, Perioperative and Critical Care and Trauma Services, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

Heidi Weber

Perioperative Nurse Unit Manager, Gold Coast University Hospital

Sue Maksimovic

RN, Dip Nursing Education, Masters Health Service Management, NUM Surgical Services, Gawler Health Service

Mike O’Brien

Chief of Surgery and Director of Urology, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Dr Jock Lawrie

Director, Healthcare Resource Optimization

Fiona Tognolini

RN, Acting Nursing Director Interventional Floor, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

when & where

20 - 21 Jul 2017

Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast
270 Ocean Dr, Twin Waters QLD 4564
+61 7 5448 8000
Novotel Twin Waters Resort is conveniently located only 5kms from the Sunshine Coast (MCY) Airport and an hour’s drive north of Brisbane.

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For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call 02 8585 0808.


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Kate Twentyman
Senior Conference Producer

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
+61 2 9080 4432

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