2018 VHA Annual Conference
Rethink, reset, reimagine
Working towards a stronger Victorian health system
DATE: Thursday 16 & Friday 17 August
The 2018 VHA Annual Conference will bring together leaders from within, and beyond, the public healthcare sector to rethink, reset and reimagine how we can work towards a stronger Victorian health system.
From rethinking funding and infrastructure, resetting workforce planning, to reimagining demand management, the two day conference will explore the significant changes underway across Victoria and what they mean for the sector.
The two day program will include a mix of panel discussions, keynote presentations, and networking opportunities as well as the chance to hear from the health representatives of Victoria’s major parliamentary parties. Each session will give leaders of Victoria's health system the chance to rethink, reset and reimagine core focus areas outlined in the 2018 VHA Victorian Election Positions. The conference will connect innovative thinking with practical case studies in areas including workforce, infrastructure, funding, digital health and demand management.
The conference will connect innovative thinking with practical case studies in areas including workforce, infrastructure, funding, digital health and demand management.
Networking Cocktail Party
Day one finishes with a cocktail party to give all attendees the opportunity to connect with other attendees and our event partners over a relaxing drink whilst enjoying the view over the MCG arena.
Breakfast Forum: The Digital Health of Victoria
From digital health records to artificial intelligence, there are countless opportunities to improve, and disrupt, healthcare in Victoria and around the world. While there is growing potential, the cost of digital health and a lack of community confidence are two major roadblocks that need to be addressed.
This forum brings together a group of experienced digital health leaders who will share their unique insights into how they have championed the adoption of digital health practices within their organisations and outline the key steps Victoria needs to take towards embracing digital change in a constrained environment.
Award Winning Foreign Correspondent, Author and Commentator
Sara James is an Emmy award-winning foreign correspondent who covers Australia for NBC News. She also reports on US politics for ABC News Breakfast with her featured segment American in Oz. Sara co-anchored ABC News 24’s coverage of the 2016 US election and the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. She provides analysis for The Project, ABC Radio Melbourne, and other news outlets.
Rosemary Calder AM | Director
Australian Health Policy Collaboration & The Growing Brimbank Project
Rosemary Calder is a respected health and social policy expert. She has held positions as a senior executive in health policy and administration in both State and Commonwealth Departments of Health and was head of the Office for the Status of Women in the Commonwealth Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2000 to 2003. Rosemary has also served as Chief of Staff to a Victorian Minister for Health.
Ian Hamm | CEO
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)
A Yorta Yorta man, Ian Hamm has extensive government and community sector experience, particularly at executive and governance levels. Ian has overseen major policy and strategic reforms for government and community organisations. He works with people from a vast array of backgrounds, managing complex and sensitive relationships to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. Currently, Ian has taken leave from government to be CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) till July 2019.
Professor Rob Moodie | Academic Specialist
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Rob Moodie is currently Professor of Public Health at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi, and Professor of Public Health at the University of Melbourne’s School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH). Prior to this he was the Director of Teaching and Learning at MSPGH, and before that was the inaugural Chair of Global Health at the Nossal Institute. He has particular interests in non–communicable diseases and HIV/AIDS and teaches a number of courses in Malawi, Melbourne and in Mozambique on public health leadership skills and health promotion.
The full speaker program will be announced over the coming weeks
MCG | Brunton Avenue | Richmond | VIC | 03 9657 8888 | http://www.mcg.org.au/
Jolimont Station via the Greensborough, Hurstbridge, Eltham and South Morang lines. The station is north of the venue and is a five minute walk through Yarra Park to the MCG.
Richmond Station via the Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein, Glen Waverley, Dandenong, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston and Sandringham lines. The station is on the south-eastern side of the venue and is a five minute walk to the MCG.
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No.75 from Flinders Street or No. 48 from Collins Street. Alight at stop #11
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Rod Laver Arena Footbridge links the MCG and Rod Laver Arena from the MCG's Gate 1 concourse over the railway corridor to the foot of Rod Laver Arena.
Eastern plaza car park via Entrance D on Olympic Boulevard (subject to availability). Pre-book your parking to guarantee your spot.
WHERE TO STAY
Quest East Melbourne | 48 Wellington Parade | East Melbourne | 03 9413 0000 | Hotel Website
Rooms available from $160.00 per night
Quest Jolimont | 153-155 Wellington Parade | East Melbourne | 03 9668 1200 | Hotel Website
Rooms available from $170.00 per night
Mantra on Jolimont | 133 Jolimont Road | East Melbourne |1300 987 604 | Hotel Website
Mantra is pleased to offer the VHA Annual Conference attendees 10% off Mantra Daily Rate. Click here to book and enter promo code VHA2018
Pullman Melbourne On The Park | 192 Wellington Parade | Melbourne | 03 9419 2000 | Hotel Website
Pullman On The Park is pleased to offer VHA Annual Conference attendees a discounted rate for their Superior rooms, at a rate of $195.00 per night. To access the rate please contact the hotel reservations team directly on 03 9419 2000, or via email at H9875@accor.com, and quote Block ID Number 116215.