2018 – Home

Your Invitation to Participate

On behalf of the Board, Staff and Conference Program Taskforce, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend the Day Hospitals Australia 2018 National Conference at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park from Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 September 2018.

The Conference theme for 2018 is “Rapid changes in healthcare, is your hospital keeping up?”

The Conference Program Taskforce consisting of Day Hospitals Australia members, are developing a program which will consist of a blend of concurrent and plenary sessions, addressing the many challenges impacting the day hospital sector, including :

  • reforms to Private Health Insurance
  • legislative and regulatory changes occurring in many parts of Australia and their impact on the day hospital sector,
  • changing compliance requirements – Version 2 of the National Standards
  • rapid technological advances

Delegates will hear from inspirational speakers with concurrent workshops focusing on the key aspects of running a day hospital: Management, Clinical and Business Development. 

Day Hospitals Australia is recognised as the Peak Body for the day hospital sector and continues to actively and strategically advocate, lobby, represent and support our extensive membership base representing small, medium and large day hospital facilities across the country.

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Jane Griffiths

CEO, Day Hospitals Australia

Who Should Attend?

  • Chief Executive Officers / Directors of Nursing
  • Doctors, Surgeons and Business Owners
  • Decision and policy makers
  • Day Hospital personnel
  • Medical administrators
  • Health fund executives
  • Government health departments
  • Regulatory body officers

Important Dates

May 2018

Registration Opens


31 July 2018

Early Bird Registration Closes


19 – 21 September 2018

Day Hospitals Australia National Conference –

Online registrations will remain open throughout the conference, or you can register in person at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park any day of the conference.


20 September 2018

Conference Dinner

Contact Us

Please contact the team at Conference Design for all conference enquiries.

  • mail@conferencedesign.com.au
  • 03 6231 2999
  • International +61 3 6231 2999

Venue & Destination

Overlooking the picturesque Albert Park Lake, near St Kilda, the Chapel Street Precincts, the Melbourne CBD and Port Melbourne, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park is one of Melbourne’s best located hotels.

The venue merges chic style, contemporary comfort and tech-savvy connectivity, with 169 Pullman accommodation rooms and 209 Mercure accommodation rooms.

The hotel offers fabulous conferencing facilities and has an onsite restaurant, Atrium Bar + Lounge and casual Espresso Bar.

Venue Address

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park
65 Queens Road
Melbourne
Victoria 3004

Plenary Speakers & Committee Members

Plenary Speakers 

We are pleased to announce the following plenary speakers have been confirmed for the 2018 Conference.

  • Sheena Jackson
  • Margaret Banks
  • Sarah Butler
  • Michael Bunting
  • James Kyriakou
  • Matt Schlapfer
  • Rob Edwards
  • John van Der Weilen

Conference Program Taskforce

  • Jane Griffiths
    Chief Executive Officer, Day Hospitals Australia
  • Aasta Thomson
    Administrative Support & Events Officer, Day Hospitals Australia
  • Andrew Petering
    Chief Executive Officer, Nexus Hospital
  • Wes Radulski
    Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Gut Centre
  • Corrine Fiebiger
    General Manager, South Terrace Urology
  • Natalie Taylor
    Chief Executive Officer, Waikiki Private Hospital & Westminster Day Surgery
  • Wendy Adams
    Quality Consultant, WMA Solutions
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