Wednesday, 20 March 2019 - Thursday, 21 March 2019
Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Wheat Rd
We invite your team to join Australia and New Zealand's most innovative professionals along with international thought-leaders to share, be inspired and advance best practice in healthcare.
This year’s conference attendees will explore the ever-growing impact of new and emerging technologies and market forces on healthcare delivery through key programs:
1. Innovation Streams: Rapid-fire presentations featuring highly effective Innovations from Australian and NZ ‘hospital heroes’
2. Innovation Leadership Program: An exciting workshop for selected members that will explore partnering with technology vendors, startups & accelerators; and evolving business models to develop and sustain innovation.
3. The Innovation Pavilion: A one-day immersive expo showcasing Startups and select providers allowing you to explore new and emerging technology developments.
For details on how to find the venue please view this one page flyer
Speakers & Panellists
Vice Chairman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Chairman Western Sydney Local Health District (AU)
Richard has extensive engagement with governments and regulatory agencies including in his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Western Sydney Local Health Network and previously as Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Finance & Performance Committee of Sydney Children's Hospitals Network.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of UNSW Foundation and Art Exhibitions Australia, and a former member of the Council of Women's College within the University of Sydney Since 2011, Richard has been a member of the Sydney Children's Hospital's Network Boards.
He has been Deputy Chair and Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee since 2012.
Richard is a former senior partner, head of Governance and chairman of the Ethics Committee at Allens Arthur Robinson Lawyers.
Richard is also known to NSW Treasury through his work at Merrill Lynch.
Vice President, Mount Sinai Ventures (NYC)
Brent Stackhouse is the Vice President of Mount Sinai Ventures, the venture investment arm of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City.
His responsibilities include diversifying the portfolio of strategic investments to enhance Mount Sinai's transition to population health management.
He is experienced in public health and health information technology, and serves on Mount Sinai telehealth strategy committee, the Junto Collaborative for health innovation, and is a mentor for the Blueprint Health technology incubator.
Brent also runs the largest network of hospital-led venture groups in the US including organisations like Harvard, New York Presbyterian, Cedars Sinai, and Providence Health.
In this role, Brent oversaw the strategy and operations for the bureau responsible for expanding the adoption of electronic health records and the use of health information technology for care coordination and quality improvement across New York City.
He was responsible for developing and managing programs for key stakeholders including Accountable Care Organizations, health systems, insurance companies, as well as State and Federal partners.
Prior to his career in health care, Brent worked in investment banking and commercial real estate finance.
Bronwyn Le Grice
Versatile and multi-disciplinary senior executive with over 15 years’ experience in the life sciences and high tech sectors focused on technology commercialisation, corporate development, investment and advocacy. Has led projects transitioning companies from private to public resulting in capital raised of A$65m+ and two IPO’s in multiple jurisdictions since 2013.
Currently Managing Director of ANDHealth, a unique industry-led non-profit organisation focused on strengthening the Australia digital health ecosystem and de-risking innovations in digital health, with a focus on clinical evidence, commercialisation and investment readiness.
Chief architect of the ANDHealth+ program, which is provides critical support to Australian mid-stage digital health companies to enable them to meet key investor, partner and customer requirements in relation to both clinical and commercial validation.
Rachel De Sain
Rachel is an internationally regarded digital strategist with over twenty years of global experience having worked with governments, Fortune 500 companies, and leading academic institutions.
Rachel helps her clients to develop solutions that leverage existing infrastructure and look to future innovations to ensure sustainable long-term success. She has expertise in design thinking, Service Delivery, Digital governance, digital transformation and strategy and has delivered a range of world-first innovations for companies such as MTV Networks, T-Mobile and Accenture.
Rachel was most recently Executive General Manager responsible for Innovation, Design and Development at the Australian Digital Health Agency, overseeing the creation of Australia’s Digital Health Strategy, 2018-2022, and a range of improvements to the suite of products and services of the national infrastructure including the my health record.
Medical Director of Innovation and Director of Critical Care Research, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
Brent was previously director of ICU for 15 years, an executive director of Surgery, and chair of the state Intensive Care network.
He helped design and commission the new 50 bed ICU in the Gold Coast University Hospital.
Brent's research interests are wide-ranging, both as a foundation member of the ANZICS CTG and numerous commercial multi-centre trials over the last 20 years, as well as interest in how technology and devices can improve patient outcomes.
As part of this, he has initiated a programme looking at heart rate variability in critically ill patients.
Brent has been involved in Information systems and eHealth projects since the early 1990s, including the Queensland Health Information Strategy and Investment Board, and as the Project Executive for the State Intensive Care Clinical Information System.
Realising the opportunities and responsibilities in the big data sets being created in ICU and other Health areas, in conjunction with University colleagues in biomedical sciences, Engineering and Computer Sciences, Brent is working on ways to expand, interrogate and understand these data sets, using predictive analytics and neural networks, for clinical understanding, business KPIs and research opportunities, and ultimately improved patient outcomes.
Additionally, he is working in collaboration with the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge precinct building an ecosystem for AI enabled Healthcare, attracting large and small companies, researchers and educators to realise the gains possible with these technologies.
Chief Medical Officer, Microsoft Australia
Having over 25 years' experience in clinical medicine and digital health globally, Nic has held diverse roles in health technology incubators, national digital health programs and medical executive leadership roles within the health IT and technology industry.
His role as Health Industry Exec, Chief Medical Officer at Microsoft Australia is to improve healthcare for Australians across the continuum, through a thriving ecosystem of partners and the use of innovative digital technologies.
He believes this is an incredibly dynamic time to be working in this intersection with health information technology increasingly contributing to the delivery of more efficient and safer healthcare now and into the future.
Dir. Clinical Integration, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network
Adjunct Associate Professor Cheryl McCullagh is the Director of Clinical Integration for The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) Australia. Cheryl has 30 years health experience, the last 15 in executive management.
Current areas of influence include leadership in e-health Strategy and Adoption, clinical data analytics, Activity Based Funding reform, and sustainability. Cheryl has a focus on developing people and their processes to improve service delivery and innovation in Health services. Recent research interests include efficiency and safety of EMR implementations, use of patient facing health technology.
Cheryl is currently a member of the Clinical and Technical Board - Advisory Committee to the Australian Digital Health Agency, and has adjunct appointments with the University of Sydney and Macquarie University.
Cheryl has a Diploma in Applied Science and Bachelor of Nursing, from Flinders University Adelaide and a Masters of Health Service Management from the University of Technology Sydney, and is a Student of Lean.
General Manager, Cicada Innovation MedLab
Warren is the founder and Executive Chairman of MedTech International, as well as Chairman of AbilityMade, Non-Executive Director of EndoGene, Chairman of SchoolAid, Chairman of Macquarie University GMBA Advisory Board, General Manager of Cicada Innovation's Medical Device Accelerator, MedLab and in 2018 was conferred the honorary academic title of Adjunct Fellow, Macquarie University, Department of Management in the Faculty of Business and Economics.
With more than 25 years of proven experience and success in the Medical Devices sector, Warren specialises in leading organisations with innovative and disruptive medical technologies with their strategic execution, commercialisation and board fulfilment. He also contributes extensively in the For Purpose / NFP sector, providing strategic advice, board and ambassadorship, and hands on volunteering for multiple organisations.
Co-Founder & President of CancerAid
Completing his Medical Training at Nottingham University, UK, Raghav moved to Sydney, Australia and undertook training in Radiation Oncology at RPA hospital, having completed his specialist qualifications in Radiation Oncology in 2016.
Raghav has the ambition of improving healthcare outcomes with the use of digital tools and was drawn towards developing CancerAid.
Combining oncological knowledge, entrepreneurial skills and a vision for technology solutions, CancerAid has become the number 1 Cancer App in Australia, the US and the UK. Having received prestigious honours including an appearance on Shark Tank 2017, Emerging Company of the year 2017 (AusBiotech / Johnson & Johnson), Best Global
Startup (Sir Richard Branson), Best Startup creating Social impact (Steve Wozniak) and the EY Accelerating Entrepreneur award for recognition towards the initiative in creating CancerAid as an innovative healthcare solution to change cancer care on a global scale.
Maninder "Mini" Kahlon, Ph.D.
Vice Dean, Health Ecosystem Dell Medical School (Austin TX)
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
Mini enables innovation across the Dell Medical School enterprise to build a new model for academic medicine as a driver of health transformation. Working across the organisation, her office identifies opportunities to catalyse change; introduce, align and kick off new initiatives; drive new models of dissemination and commercialisation; advance health product innovation; and enable technology-driven transformation.
More broadly, Kahlon works with public, private and academic partners to build a vital inclusive health ecosystem. In 2016, the Austin Chamber of Commerce selected Kahlon to serve on the Executive Committee of their Board of Directors as the Vice-Chair of MedTech Innovation. She also serves on the board of directors of the University Federal Credit Union.
Kahlon also brings management experience from Silicon Valley startups working on award-winning software and technologies, as well as the philanthropic social change sector where she worked to improve education. She is a City of San Francisco honouree for her volunteer efforts and has received awards for technology innovation in health in addition to having her work highlighted in the San Francisco Chronicle and Businessweek. Kahlon is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCSF.
Director, Point of Care Testing Services, NSW Pathology
The Director is response for the professional, scientific, financial, operational and IT performance of NSW Health Pathology's PoCT Service. The Director will provide professional leadership and imagination, entrepreneurial and pragmatic leadership to the Service. And act as a catalyst and champion bringing together teams to work on major projects and improve service delivery effectiveness and efficiency.
The role requires knowledge of PoCT sciences and strong leadership, people management, and organisational reform capabilities coupled with high-level influence and stakeholder management skills.
Dr Bruce Winzar
Executive Director Information Services & CIO, Bendigo Health
Bruce Winzar has been in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry since 1976 and has held several senior ICT roles within both the private and public sector, including operating his own consulting business. Bruce has pursued a lead role in specifying and supervising the delivery of new models for services in health and local government and provided project management for a range of large projects funded by both State and Federal Governments. He took a lead role in the development of Australia's first regional telecommunications company in 1998 and was a board member for the first three years of its inception. Bruce chairs several project control groups and is the executive sponsor for the implementation of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) project for Bendigo Health.
He has project managed the development of Central Victoria's Innovation park and was inaugural chair of the Central Victorian ICT Cluster - a State Government initiative to promote and develop the ICT industry in central Victoria.
Bruce's expertise covers business and management systems and he has worked across three tiers of government and facilitated a number of significant regional economic development initiatives for central Victoria.
Bruce has a passionate interest for delivery of fair and equitable telecommunications services to the rural and remote sector of Australia and is a member of the iBendigo and iLoddonMallee working groups to advance smart city strategies for the Loddon Mallee region.