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BEYOND2019 Health Innovation Forum & AGM 20 & 21 March 2019


Wednesday, 20 March 2019 - Thursday, 21 March 2019

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Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Wheat Rd
Darling Harbour

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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. Clinical & Operational Innovation Streams: Over 150 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. 

Share your Innovation

1. Download template

2. Register at no cost as a presenter ASAP.

3. Submissions should be sent to

4. We are still accepting innovations for Hospital Heroes.

5. Shark Tank submissions is now closed.

Speakers & Panelists

Richard Alcock
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.

Brent Stackhouse
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
MD, ANDHealth

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
CEO, codesain

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.


Brent Richards
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.

Nic Woods
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.

Cheryl McCullagh
Dir. Clinical Integration, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network

Adjunct Associate Professor Cheryl McCullagh is an experienced Executive Director in Health with a demonstrated history of operational management, technology implementation delivery, Strategic Planning, Business Process Improvement, implementation science research and Change Management.

Strong program and project management professional with a Master's degree in Health Services Administration from University of Technology, Sydney.

Warren Bingham
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.

Raghav Murali-Ganesh
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.
Pre-Event Satellite – Tuesday 19th March 2019
  Westmead Innovation Precinct Executive Site Tour
1.30pm Depart from Sydney CBD (Bus)
3.00pm – 5.00pm Facilitator(s):
  • Stefan Perkovic, Director, Strategy & Development – Westmead Hospital
  • Monique Wakefield, Director Communication & Engagement - Western Sydney LHD
  • David Borger, ED W Sydney Business Chamber
6:30pm Pre-Conference Dinner
Location: TBD

  • Duane Attree – Welcome
  • Christopher Kommatas – Introduction Speaker
  • Brent Stackhouse, SVP Mount Sinai Ventures


Day 1 - Wednesday 20th March 2019
8.00 – 9.00am Registration - Arrival Tea and Coffee Board Breakfast Meeting
9.00 – 9.10am Welcome to the 1st Annual BEYOND2019 Conference
  • What will you see over the 2 days?
  • Speakers, Rapid Fire, Shark Tank, etc.
  • Why Beyond?

  • Gail Prileszky - General Manager, HRT
  • Christopher Kommatas - Innovation & Partnerships, HRT
9.10 – 9.30am BEYOND2019 HRT CEO Welcome & Vision
Looking back – looking BEYOND
  • Why a BIG Vision is needed
  • Introduction to Keynote Speaker

  • Duane Attree - CEO, HRT
  • Richard Alcock AO – Chairman of Western Sydney LHD
9.30 – 10.30am Plenary International Keynote Speaker
10.30 – 11.00am Morning Tea & Innovation Pavilion
11.00 – 12.30pm

Stream 1. Rapid Fire Pitch Sessions
Hospital Heroes
Clinical Focus

Stream 2. Rapid Fire Pitch Sessions
Hospital Heroes
Operational Focus
12.30 – 1.30pm

Networking Lunch & Innovation Pavilion

Invitation only - Personal Member Lunch & AGM
1.30 – 3.00pm

Stream 1. Rapid Fire Pitch Sessions
Hospital Heroes
Clinical Focus

Stream 2. Rapid Fire Pitch Sessions
Hospital Heroes
Operational Focus
Invitation only – HRT Personal Member Co-design Workshop
3.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea & Innovation Pavilion
3.30 – 4.30pm Plenary Speaker
Technology Innovation in Healthcare


  • Dr Nic Woods, Chief Medical Officer, Microsoft Australia
  • Cheryl McCullagh, Director Integration - Sydney Children's Hospital Network (2018 Microsoft Health Innovation Award Winner)
Invitation only - HRT Personal Member Co-design Workshop
4.30 – 5.00pm Networking Drinks & Innovation Pavilion
5.00 – 7.00pm HRT Shark Tank Evening
Celebration Drinks & Canapes

Christopher Kommatas

Panel Members:
  • Bronwyn Le Grice - Managing Director, ANDHealth
  • Brent Stackhouse - Vice President, Mount Sinai Ventures (NYC)
  • Rajhav Murali-Genesh - CEO CancerAid
  • Warren Bingham - General Manager Cicada Innovations
  • Duane Attree - CEO, The Health Roundtable


Day 2 - Thursday 21st March 2019
8.00 – 9.00am Invitation only - Innovation Fellowship Breakfast
9.00 – 9.15am Welcome Plenary & Recap
  • Christopher Kommatas
  • Rohan Cattell
9.15 – 10.45am Stream 1. Rapid Fire Poster Sessions
Clinical Innovation Heroes
Clinical Focus
Stream 2. Rapid Fire Poster Sessions
Organisational Innovations Heroes Operational Focus
10.45 – 11.15am Morning Tea
11.15 – 12.45pm Panel Discussion – International/Local speakers
Implementation of “innovation” in health system
Panel Members:
  • Dr Brent Richards - Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Rachel De Sain - Codesain
  • More to come!
Bronwyn Le Grice, Managing Director, ANDHealth
12.45 – 1.45pm Networking Lunch
1.45 – 2.30pm Plenary Speaker – International


2.30 – 3.15pm HRT Innovation 2019 Award Voting & Presentation
Gail Prileszky

  • Brent Stackhouse
  • Bronwyn Le Grice
3.15 – 3.30pm BEYOND2020 Organising Committee (VICTORIA)
  • Joshua Gladstone
  • Steve Bickford
3.30pm Closing Wrap with HRT Chair / CEO
  • Duane Attree
  • Andrew Way
3.45 – 5.00pm Board Meeting with the new Board Members

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

Suggested Accommodation

Accommodation Contact Details Reference Code Discounts
Seasons Harbour Plaza
252 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

+61 (0)2 9336 5111
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour
55 Shelley Street, Sydney NSW 2000

+61 2 9249 7000
Mantra on Kent
433 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

(02) 9284 2300
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour
150 Day St, Sydney NSW 2000

+61 2 9261 1188
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Town Hall
511 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

(02) 9274 0000