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Surgical Journey Improvement Group 31 Oct & 1 Nov 2018

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - Thursday, 1 November 2018

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Novotel Melbourne on Collins
270 Collins St

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Alex Carrasco

The Surgical Journey Improvement Group benchmarks the surgical patient's journey from entering the hospital through to theatre and on to discharge.

The Roundtable benchmarks activity against National targets and other similar hospitals. We analyse common surgical complications, and compare the efficient use of theatres.

In 2018 the theme for our meeting will be “Review variations in time to theatre, surgical complication rates, and overall length of stay differences” We will use the data to identify the exemplar hospitals in this area, so that they may showcase their innovative approaches to this improvement, with a lessons learnt approach.

We will continue to benchmark and identify the most productive theatres, hospitals with the lowest complications, facilities with the shortest time between ED presentation and theatre.

At the annual workshop delegates share information with the exemplars to learn what measures they have in place that makes them different.

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HRT1820 Surgical Journey Improvement Group
Novotel on Collins, Melbourne

Day 1 - Wednesday 31st October 2018

8.30 – 9.00am

Registration (Arrival Tea and Coffee)

9.00 – 10.30am

Welcome and Introductions


Day stay Joint replacement, the how, the what and the when

NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, Ann Marie Moynihan, Kimberly Jean-Louis, Deborah Cole

Objective – Gain insight and understand the key strategies, success and risks in performing same day joint replacement surgery

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.45pm

INSIGHTS (2) – Developing the burning platform for change

Presentation of Surgical reports and analysis.  – Alex Carrasco

Objective – teams to discuss their data and find opportunities for improvement and causes for success. 

12.45 – 1.30pm


1.30 – 3.00pm

INNOVATION Innovation poster session

Each facility to highlight one or more innovation projects (preferably related to improvement of surgical efficiencies) – Rapid fire 90 sec poster presentations followed by poster viewing

Objective – Participants learn from their peers, the many innovations to improve surgical efficiencies across the system

3.00 – 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

3.30 – 4.15pm

INNOVATION – Top 3 posters Oral Presentation

Participants will vote for the top 3 posters.  Voted poster presenters will provided a more detailed oral presentation with Q&A

Objective – participants get a more detailed insights into the top 3 innovations

4.15 – 4.45pm

COLLABORATION Current state – identifying contributing factors

Team action planning based on data & poster presentations. 

Objective – Teams to identify an area for improvement & develop a background picture of contributing factors

4.45 – 5.30pm

COLLABOARTATION – Gallery Walk, Refreshments and Close of Day

Gallery Walk of Background Pictures + Meeting Ends for Day One with refreshments and Canapés


Group Dinner (Optional but highly recommended) – Mezzos


Day 2 - Thursday 1st November 2018

8.15 – 8.30am 

Arrival Tea and Coffee

8.30 – 9.00am

Welcome and reflections from day one + HRT highlights & Innovations – Pieter Walker

9.00 – 10.00am

INSIGHTS 3D printing, where are we and where can we go?

Austin Hospital Jasamine Coles-Black

Objective – Gain insight and understand the key strategies, success and risks in using 3D printing to enhance surgical outcomes for consumers and staff.

10.00 – 10.30am

Morning Tea

10.30 – 12.30pm

COLLABORATION – KPI Improvement & Future Visioning

Detailed Data discussion on selected KPI topics

Participants to select KPIs from the data reports to discuss how to drive improvement for those particular indicators


Building a model of the Surgical Service for 2025 – what is possible + developing a SMART GOAL 

Objectives – Brain storm and gain insight into how to improve performance of selected surgical indicators.  Develop a vision for surgical services for 2025

12.30 – 1.15pm


1.15 – 3.00pm


COLLABORATION Think Tank:  Identifying and addressing Key issues in relation to “Surgical Efficiency”

Team Action Planning: Participants will work with their own health services team to refine the Aim Statement and Action Plan based on the good ideas heard.

Teams to present their plans to the group

Discussion about topics/themes for next year’s Meeting and closing comments


Meeting Ends


Accommodation & Flight Arrangements
Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.

Suggested Accommodation

Accommodation Contact Details Reference Code Discounts
Ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel
215 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

+61 3 9669 0000
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
328 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

+61 3 9250 1888
Mercure Welcome Melbourne
265 Little Bourke Street 3000 Melbourne Australia

+61 3 9639 0555
Adina Apartment Hotels
88 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

+61 3 8663 0000
Stamford Plaza
111 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

+61 3 9659 1000
Novotel Melbourne on Collins
270 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

+61 3 9667 5800
HRT1820 Best Available

Accommodation & Flight Arrangements
Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.

Novotel Melbourne on Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

As we are within 30 days of the event, rooms are subject to availability at time of booking. The hotel is offering best available rate.
To get the best available rate, please book directly with hotel and use the reference

 To book directly (with prices above) +61 3 9667 5800
Reference: HRT1820
Bookings are subject to availability 30 days prior to first arrival. Bookings made within 30 days will be offered best available rate. Any cancellations made within 7 days prior to arrival will be charged in full.