Provisional Program

The program overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

Wednesday 8th September

1200 – 1800

Registration

Royal International Convention Centre main Foyer

1230 – 1330

WELCOME LUNCH & TRADE EXHIBITION

Hall C, Royal International Convention Centre

PLENARY SESSION

Hall B, Royal International Convention Centre

1330 – 1340

Conference Opening

Troy & Zara Love

1340 – 1355

Official Welcome

A/Prof Philip Truskett AM, Day Hospitals Australia Board Chairperson

1355 – 1500

The Effect of Mental Health in the Workplace

Jenny Blaikie, Mental Health First Aid Facilitator, People Smartz

The impact of Mental Health on our community and within Workplaces is increasingly becoming a topic of concern for many organisations. Business Leaders are increasingly experiencing situations involving mental health and the effects and challenges presented can result in significant impacts on the workplace including decreased morale, increased absenteeism and higher rates of team turnover.

 Unfortunately, many Managers and Business Leaders do not have the skills and experience to manage these challenging issues. In this presentation, you will learn about how you can manage mental health within your workplace.

 Key Messages:

  • An understanding of mental health problems in the workplace.
  • How to recognise the signs in an employee who may be developing a mental health problem.
  • How Mental Health First Aid can help in the workplace.
1500 – 1600 Panel Session – Pre-admission processes

  • Fiona Langley, Nexus Vermont
  • Wendy Adams, WMA Solutions
  • Ken Sleeman, DayCOR Registry
  • Sean McManus, Perioperative Medicine Committee
  • Chris Park, CEO, The Digestive Health Centre

Panel Chair – A/Prof Philip Truskett AM – DHA Board Chairperson

This panel discussion will cover prehab and preadmission screening, dedicated preadmission clinics, assessing deterioration in mental health in patients, Registry research outcomes from the DayCOR Registry and ways to optimise patient’s health as we move into performing more advanced procedures in day hospitals.  

1600 – 1630

AFTERNOON TEA & TRADE EXHIBITION

Hall C, Royal International Convention Centre

PLENARY SESSION

Hall B, Royal International Convention Centre

1630 – 1640

Welcome to Session 2

Troy & Zara Love

1640 – 1730

UK Covid-19 Recovery 

Dr Ian Jackson, Specialist Anaesthetist, Editor IAAS Ambulatory Surgery Journal and President of IAAS Scientific Committee (UK) Prof. Doug McWhinnie, Consultant Surgeon at Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

This presentation will be delivered as a pre-recorded video, followed by a live Q & A session with Ian and Doug.
1730 – 1735

Day One Close

Jane Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer, Day Hospitals Australia

1735 – 1740

Evening Reception Sponsors Address

1730 – 1900

Evening Reception & Trade Exhibition

Hall C, Royal International Convention Centre

Thursday 9th September

0630 – 0700

Join Adele from Macquarie Bank for a 30-minute jog to start the day (optional)

Meet in the Rydges Hotel Lobby

0730 – 0830

Delegate Breakfast sponsored by Sterequip 

Meeting Rooms 1, 2, & 3

Bookings are essential and can be made when registering for the conference.
0800 – 1630

Registration

Royal International Convention Centre main Foyer

0830 – 0900

Meet your Board Members  (Members only)

Coffee with your Board Directors and Chapter Chairs

PLENARY SESSION

Hall B, Royal International Convention Centre

0900 – 0915

Welcome to Day 2

Troy & Zara Love

0915 – 1050

Keynote Presentation – Deep-Dive on Disruptive Innovation

Scott Anthony

In 1995, a little-known Harvard Business School Professor named Clayton Christensen co-authored an article in the Harvard Business Review called, “Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave.” This article introduced the idea of market disruption, where someone would reshape an existing market or create a new one by making the complicated simple or the expensive affordable. Christensen went on to further explore the idea of disruptive change through seminal books such as The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution, The Innovator’s DNA, and How Will Your Measure Your Life?. In 2011 and 2013 Thinkers50 named him the world’s most influential management thinker. It is now clear that disruption causes dilemmas that can cause great firms to fail, and disruption creates opportunities to build powerful growth engines that can renew and reenergize companies. Scott Anthony had the privilege of calling Christensen a teacher, mentor, supervisor, co-author, colleague, and, most importantly, friend. This discussion deep dives on lessons Scott has learned studying, advising, and working to build businesses based on the concepts of disruptive innovation.

Specific discussion topics:

  • Underlying trends promising to accelerate the pace and scale of disruption
  • The deceptions of disruption: why leaders systematically underestimate the need to respond to disruptive change and overestimate the difficulty in responding
  • Early warning signs of disruptive change
  • “On-the-brink disruptors”: who they are, and why they matter
  • Tips for turning disruption from a threat to an opportunity

Reference Publication: “How Understanding Disruption Helps Strategists” by Scott D. Anthony, HBR.org, 2015, https://hbr.org/2015/11/how-understanding-disruption-helps-strategists.

1050 – 1120

MORNING TEA & TRADE EXHIBITION

Hall C, Royal International Convention Centre

PLENARY SESSION

Hall B, Royal International Convention Centre

 

1120 – 1130

Welcome to Session 2

Troy & Zara Love

1130 – 1150

Macquarie Bank – Perspectives on Health Report

There’s a lot written about how technology will impact the healthcare sector, however very little covers how innovation will impact healthcare businesses, or how best to structure a business to capitalise upon future opportunities. In this presentation, our International Speaker Sponsor Macquarie Bank will present their white paper “Perspective on Health Report” which provides business with information about harnessing clinical and specialist knowledge, improving outcomes and the experience for patients and ways businesses can embed innovation in their model, building and protecting business value.

1150 – 1250 Panel Session – How are you standing in the way of change by not encouraging or supporting innovation 

  • Scott Anthony
  • Scott Bell, Nexus Hospitals
  • Dr. James Bradley, Past President – Australian Society of Anaesthetists
  • Nick Bailey, Senior Executive Strategy & Analytics – Medibank

Panel Chair – A/Prof Philip Truskett AM– DHA Board Chairperson

The private day hospital sector is well positioned to provide safe, quality and cost-effective health care, however innovation is required to ensure the Australian health care system is affordable, accessible are sustainable.

Panellists will answer the question: How are you standing in the way of change by not encouraging or supporting innovation? and the role that day hospitals should be playing in this.

1250 – 1400

NETWORKING LUNCH & TRADE EXHIBITION

Hall C, Royal International Convention Centre

WORKSHOP 1

Hall B

WORKSHOP 2

Meeting Room 1

WORKSHOP 3

Meeting Room 2

1400 – 1500

Managing Fatigue in the workplace

Tony Perkins

Fatigue can affect an employee’s health and increase the chances of physical and mental injury within the workplace, which may have serious results in a hospital situation.  This workshop will cover the key topics of: What causes fatigue, how to identify when fatigue is a hazard in the workplace, how to consult with employees to prevent fatigue, and a risk management approach to addressing mental and physical demands. 

 

VIBE IT – Cyber Security

Matthew Cameron

This workshop will provide an insight into Cybersecurity and the protection of electronic information and assets, which are vitally important in our increasingly online world.

How to Manage effective change programs – the bridge between strategy, planning and execution

David McDonald, The Bridge International

The challenge for organisations to continue to drive results (Cultural, Client and Commercial) out of current operations but also have the capacity to design, deliver and execute on both short term and strategic change initiatives, is only getting greater.

For many organisations recent challenges have highlighted areas of inefficiency in clinical delivery with reduced capacity, cost issues with inefficient processes and patient satisfaction levels tested. This workshop will support delegates to identify the ‘how’ and ‘when’ by teaching the tools to effectively implement change through a series of routines and change management practices, to ensure the right things are being worked on in the right order.

 

1500 – 1530

AFTERNOON TEA & TRADE EXHIBITION

Hall C, Royal International Convention Centre

WORKSHOP 3

Hall B

WORKSHOP 4

Meeting Room 1

1530 – 1630

How Leaders can Empower Innovation from the Frontline

Caitlin Ziegler – Grist Consulting

The best innovation from any industry usually comes from those at the frontline. With a workforce faced with increasing change, regulation and day-to-day pressures, how can you help drive an innovative mindset? How do you empower your people to fail safely and develop better ways of doing things for their patients? This workshop looks at how leaders can empower their people to innovate and experiment to drive positive business and patient outcomes, all while developing critical skills on the job. We’ll look at case studies of how this has been implemented in other organisations and a demonstration of how you can take some of this approach back to your team.

 ‘An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.’ – Edward De Bono

VIBE IT – Cyber Security

Matthew Cameron

This workshop will provide an insight into Cybersecurity and the protection of electronic information and assets, which are vitally important in our increasingly online world.

 

End of Day 2
1830 – 2300

Conference Dinner 

Rooftop Terrace, Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

Coaches will depart from the conference hotels at 6.30pm, staggered departures back to the hotels will be available from 9.45pm.

Friday 10th September

0815 – 0900

NETWORKING BREAKFAST & TRADE EXHIBITION

Hall C, Royal International Convention Centre

0815 – 1330

Registration

Royal International Convention Centre main Foyer

PLENARY SESSION

Hall B, Royal International Convention Centre

0900 – 0910

Welcome to Day 3

Troy & Zara Love

0910 – 0945

General Discussion – Issues impacting the sector

Prior to the conference, all delegates will be surveyed to find out the Top 3 issues that are affecting their hospitals, or topics that they’d like to find out more about and then in this session we will organise separate discussions covering the top issues.  Topics might include: HR and finding the right staff, Incident Documentation, Diversity training, Remote / Telehealth services, Day to day issues faced by Smaller Facilities.

0945 – 1115

Keynote Presentation – Leaders Worth Following & Culture Worth Reproducing

Mike Hardie, Executive Leadership Consultant & Co-Founder at For Leaders Global

In this interactive keynote with Q&A Mike will unpack the characteristics of leaders worth following and how to create culture worth reproducing.
He will introduce you to a transformational tools called ’The 5 Voices’ that help you understand what it’s like to be on the other side of you and how to better build report and influence with others. 

The session will give practical insights and be full of immediately applicable tools you can use to;

* Discover your own ‘Leadership Voice’

* Build deeply engaged and collaborate teams

* Improve culture and the leadership performance of your organisation

Through humour, stories from industry and personal examples Mike will help us better know ourselves as leaders and organisations so we can better lead ourselves and our organisations. 

1115 – 1145

MORNING TEA & TRADE EXHIBITION

Hall C, Royal International Convention Centre

PLENARY SESSION

Hall B, Royal International Convention Centre

1145 – 1150

Welcome to Session 2

Troy & Zara Love

1150 – 1250 Panel Session – Legislative Compliance and Regulatory requirements for facilities

  • Noel Adachi – Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
  • Tess Poland – Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
  • Dr. John Napoli – Pennant Hills Day Surgery
  • William Prentice, Chief Executive Officer, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
  • Fifine Cahill, Assistant Secretary, National Health Reform, Department of Health

Panel Chair – Troy & Zara Love

The Day Hospital sector has faced ongoing challenges with the current accreditation system. In this session, learn about alternative accreditation models and strategies to transform accreditation to a more fit for purpose system for day hospitals in Australia.

1250 – 1400

Keynote Presentation – Leadership in Crisis

Captain Richard  de Crespigny

Credited with saving the lives of more than 460 passengers on an extensively damaged aircraft earned the Qantas A380 captain worldwide commendation and an avenue to the corporate speaking circuit. Captain Richard de Crespigny will discuss crisis management, leadership, problem solving, and teamwork and why these are more important than ever in the Australian Health Care sector

1400 – 1405

Conference Close

Jane Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer, Day Hospitals Australia

1405 – 1415

Conference Wrap-up

Tory & Zara Love

1415

PACK AND GO LUNCH

Hall C, Royal International Convention Centre