Latest NewsBack to News
Rethink, reset, reimagine: Working towards a stronger Victorian health system
Posted 14 June 2018
VHA CEO, Tom Symondson announces 2018 VHA Annual Conference: Rethink, reset, reimagine.
The Victorian Healthcare Association has opened registrations for its 2018 VHA Annual Conference, on 16 and 17 August at the MCG. The conference is designed to 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.
“We look forward to bringing together leaders of Victoria’s public healthcare sector to engage in discussion and explore a number of key issues that are important to strengthening our healthcare system,” said VHA CEO, Tom Symondson.
“From rethinking funding and infrastructure, resetting workforce planning, to reimagining demand management, the conference will explore the significant changes underway across Victoria and what they mean for the sector.”
A highlight of the conference is keynote speaker Sara James, award-winning foreign correspondent, author and commentator. She covers a mix of politics, business, culture and social issues on her ABC News Breakfast segment, An American in OZ. Along with her extensive knowledge of politics, Ms James has a child with severe epilepsy, and offers a unique perspective on what she as a parent of a daughter with significant health problems, needs from the health system in regional and metropolitan Victoria.
Attendees will also hear from a range of speakers including:
• newly appointed CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), Ian Hamm
• Director of the Australian Health Policy Collaboration and the Growing Brimbank project, Rosemary Calder AM
• Director of the Australian Synchrotron, Professor Andrew Peele
• Melbourne School of Population and Global Health’s Professor Rob Moodie.
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 VHA 2018 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 program will also include a networking event on the first evening and a Digital Health Breakfast at the start of the second day.
For more information and to register for the conference, click here.
News ArchiveView all
Briefing: Royal Commission into Aged Care public hearings
The first round of public hearings, for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, opened in Adelaide on Monday 11 February. Scheduled to run for eight days from 11 February to … Read more
Aged Care Royal Commission direction hearing
The direction hearing for the Aged Care Royal Commission was held in Adelaide on 18 January. The terms of reference were reiterated, including that it covers residential and community care contexts … Read more
REGISTER NOW: Voluntary assisted dying model of care information sessions
In mid-2018, the Department of Health and Human Services engaged the Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA) to develop the model of care to support the implementation, from 19 June 2019, of voluntary … Read more
Submission to the voluntary assisted dying implementation taskforce
With the passing of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 last year, the VHA has been engaged by the Department of Health and Human Services to work alongside the model of care working group. The … Read more
News Tags & Search
- Russell Kennedy
- State Trustees
- Rosemary Hardham Associates
- The Hdr Group
- Clear 2 Work
- First State Super
- Funding Reform
- Governance Evaluator
- Health Metrics
- State Budget Submission
- Federal Budget Submissions
- National Health Reform
- Media Release
- Rsm Australia
- Space For Health
- Klas Research
- Aged Care
- Information Management
- Population Health
- Service Reform
- Safety Quality
- Acute Care
- Home Community Care
- Rural Remote Healthcare
- Alcohol Other Drugs
- Mental Health
- Primary Community Health
- Strategic Plan
- Public Health
- State Election 2014
- Elective Surgery
- Ambulance Services
- Continuity Of Care
- Oral Health