Program

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12:00 AM to 11:55 PM

Arrival

Delegates are encouraged to arrive for the Congress on Tuesday 9 October or earlier. Sessions begin early on Wednesday morning. 

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9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Pre-Congress forum: Novartis

“Potentially Preventable Hospitalisations” thought-leadership forum

Novartis will host a free one day thought-leadership forum on Potentially Preventable Hospitalisations to bring together a small but diverse group of stakeholders to engage in facilitated discussion, idea sharing and information exchange. Entry is via EOI process.

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10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

IHF Governing Council Meeting 1

The Governing Council is the organ charged with the overall governing of the affairs of the International Hospital Federation. This meeting is for Governing Council Members only.

Meeting room: P1

7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Registration desk open

The registration desk is open for delegates to collect their name badges. 

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Joint Plenary Session with the 25th Congress of the International Federation of Hospital Engineering (IFHE)

Disease, disaster and destruction: providing health services in times of catastrophe, epidemic and conflict

A joint plenary session and morning tea will be held with the 25th Congress of the International Federation of Hospital Engineering (IFHE). 

The joint plenary session is included in all full delegate registrations. For more information on IFHE, visit: www.ifhe2018.com

Glenn Keys
Executive Chairman, Aspen Medical Pty Ltd, Australia

Bronte Martin
Nursing Director, Trauma & Disaster, National Critical Care Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC), Australia

Berna Marcelina
Provincial Director, Standardization, BC Clinical and Support Services, Canada

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Glenn Keys, Australia | Berna Marcelino, Canada | Bronte Martin, Australia

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Morning tea, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

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10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony will feature a traditional Aboriginal Australian Welcome to Country, a cultural experience that is not to be missed. It will be followed by keynote addresses.

Welcome to Country
Songwoman Maroochy, Australia

Welcome to the World Hospital Congress
Dr Francisco Balestrin, President, International Hospital Federation, Brazil

Healthcare in Queensland
The Hon Steven Miles MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, Queensland, Australia

G’day – Welcome to Australia
Dr Deborah Cole, Chair, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, Australia

Australian Minister for Health
The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, Australia

From volume to value: an international perspective
Francesca Colombo, Head of Health Division, OECD, France

Value Based Health Care: returning health care to its purpose
Professor Elizabeth Teisberg, Executive Director, Value Institute for Health and Care, Dell Medical School in Austin, Texas, United States of America

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Professor Elizabeth Teisberg, United States of America | Francesca Colombo, France | The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Australia | The Hon Catherine King MP, Australia | The Hon Steven Miles MP, Australia

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM

Lunch, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

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12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

Focus Session: Clinical excellence in China's maternity and infant specialty hospitals: scaling for growth and translating research into practice

FS1: Meeting the challenges of China's new family planning policy: scaling hospitals for increased demand
Professor Tao Duan, Founder/CEO, Shanghai Spring Field Hospital Management Group, China

FS2: Best practice in research translation utilising new technologies to improve outcomes in maternity and infant specialty hospitals
Professor Paul Colditz, Deputy Director, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Group Head, Clinical Neurosciences Laboratory, University of Queensland, Australia

Meeting room: M1

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Professor Paul Colditz, Australia | Professor Tao Duan, China

12:45 PM to 1:15 PM

Plenary Session 1.1

Moving beyond Quality to Value

Dr Daphne Khoo
Deputy Director Medical Services (Healthcare Performance Group) Ministry of Health, Singapore 

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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1:15 PM to 1:45 PM

Plenary Session 1.2

The #hellomynameis story - 'through adversity comes legacy'

Chris Pointon
Co-founder & Global Campaign Ambassador, #hellomynameis, United Kingdom

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Chris Pointon, United Kingdom

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM

Panel Session 1

What does the 21st century patient demand from healthcare?

Panellists: 

Mercedes Jabalera
Head of Quality, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Spain

Dr Daphne Khoo
Deputy Director Medical Services (Healthcare Performance Group) Ministry of Health, Singapore

Dr Tony Ko
Director, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Chris Pointon
Co-founder & Global Campaign Ambassador, #hellomynameis, United Kingdom

Professor Elizabeth Teisberg
Executive Director, Value Institute for Health and Care, Dell Medical School in Austin, Texas, United States of America

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Dr Daphne Khoo, Singapore | Chris Pointon, United Kingdom | Professor Elizabeth Teisberg, United States of America | Mercedes Jabalera, Spain | Dr Tony Ko, Hong Kong

2:45 PM to 3:15 PM

Afternoon tea, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

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3:15 PM to 4:00 PM

IHF Awards Ceremony

Session chair: Dr Lawrence Lai, Chair, IHF Awards Judging Panel, International Hospital Federation, Hong Kong

The 2018 International Awards of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) recognise and honour hospitals and healthcare organisations for innovation, excellence, outstanding achievements and best practices in areas that are worthy of international recognition.

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

4:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Delegates move to concurrent sessions

4:15 PM to 5:45 PM

Concurrent Session 1.1: International Hospital Federation award winners

Hear from the 4 winners of the International Hospital Federation Awards on their projects and why they stood out as the best of the best from around the globe in health system innovation and excellence.

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

4:15 PM to 5:45 PM

Concurrent Session 1.2: Platforms for value: data and analytics

Session chair: Derek Lamb, Director, Push My Button, New Zealand

4.15pm - 4.30pm
1.2A Danish super hospital project: a government lead transformational change of the Danish hospital and health system
Hans Erik Henriksen, CEO, Healthcare DENMARK, Denmark

4.30pm - 4.45pm
1.2B Moving the measurement of performance in healthcare from a volume-based to a value-based perspective: a conceptual framework
Dr Jean-Frédéric Levesque, Chief Executive, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, Australia
Kim Sutherland, Specialist Advisor, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, Australia

4.45pm - 5.00pm 
1.2C Data driven approach to choosing pathology tests wisely at Gold Coast Health
Therese Kelly, Project Manager, Gold Coast Health, Australia

5.00pm - 5.15pm
1.2D Co-designing transparency and public reporting with consumers and clinicians: reporting data patients want and clinicians can use
Carl Shuker, Principal Adviser, Publications, Health Quality & Safety Commission, New Zealand

5.15pm - 5.30pm
1.2E Implementation of the ICHOM Heart Failure Standard Set in Brazil in a community setting
Dr Martha Oliveira, CEO, ANAHP – National Association of Private Hospitals, Brazil

5.30pm - 5.45pm 
1.2F Value-Based Health Care (VBHC) ripple effect: implementing quality programs
Kelly Whittle, CEO, Whittle Advisors, United States of America

Meeting room: M1

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Hans Erik Henriksen, Denmark | Therese Kelly, Australia | Dr Jean-Frédéric Levesque, Australia | Dr Martha Oliveira, Brazil | Carl Shuker, New Zealand | Kelly Whittle, United States of America

4:15 PM to 5:45 PM

Concurrent session 1.3: Paying for value, achieving outcomes

Session chair: Dr Qasem Al Salmi, Director General, Royal Hospital, Oman

4.15pm - 4.30pm
1.3A Establishing a centralized purchasing system of hip prosthesis and its implications on cost and clinical outcomes
Dr David Tivey, Research Manager, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Australia

4.30pm - 4.45pm
1.3B Cluster Hospital: an innovative approach to optimise resources and enhance capacity through integrated network of hospitals
Dr Noriah Bidin, Senior Principal Assistant Director, Institute for Health Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dr Selasawati Ghazali, Director, Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital, Kota Bharu, Malaysia

4.45pm - 5.00pm
1.3C Quality Care Every Day
Robyn Scanlan, Director Clinical Governance, Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service, Australia

5.00pm - 5.15pm
1.3D Reduction in waiting time for operations in Isolo General Hospital: quality improvement approach 
Dr Olufunmilayo Bankole, Medical Director/CEO, General Hospital Ikorodu, Nigeria

Meeting room: M2

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Dr Olufunmilayo Bankole, Nigeria | Dr Noriah Bidin, Malaysia | Dr Selasawati Ghazali, Malaysia | Robyn Scanlan, Australia | Dr David Tivey, Australia

4:15 PM to 5:45 PM

Concurrent Session 1.4: Lightning Talks

Session chair: Lisa Davies Jones, Health Service Chief Executive, North West Hospital and Health Service, Australia

Just as a bolt of lightning provide illumination in a few moments, these short sharp lightning talks will let you hear about a variety of projects from around the world. If you want the broadest view of key innovations, solutions and achievements from around the world, this session will provide the enlightenment you are seeking.

1.4A Predictors of non-beneficial treatment in end of life hospital admissions: a quantitative analysis
Dr Hannah Carter, Health Economist, Australian Centre for Health Service Innovation (QUT), Australia

1.4B EPS model for enhancing invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) in general wards
Ming Wai Cheng, Advanced Practice Nurse, Ruttonjee and Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals, Hong Kong

1.4C Strategies to ease the economic burden and prevent patient harm from multidrug resistant infection in hospitals
Dr Sheila Connelly, VP Research, Synthetic Biologics, Inc., United States of America

1.4D Lean Healthcare: industrialization and dehumanization in operating theaters in France and Australia
Zeyad Mahmoud, PhD Candidate, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Australia

1.4E Digital Patient Experience (DPAX): a methodology to foster digital transformation in healthcare ecosystem 
Dr Jordi Martínez, Innovation Director, Fundació TIC Salut Social, Spain
Dr Francesc Garcia Cuyas, Director, Fundació TIC Salut Social, Spain

1.4F Disinvestment in low-value care: Australian policy responses to improve patient outcomes and reduce waste
Victoria Mccreanor, PhD Candidate/Research Associate, QUT - Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Australia

1.4G Data and analytics: a building block on the journey from ‘Volume to Value’
Ray Messom, Executive Director, Sytem Information and Analytics Branch, NSW Ministry of Health, Australia

1.4H Evaluation of unnecessary admission and hospitalization and its direct burden assessment: Rasool –e-Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences
Nader Tavakoli, Iran University of Medical Science, Islamic Republic of Iran

1.4I Knowing the score in real time: are you still looking in the rear vision mirror?
Pieter Walker, Director, Qualitas Consortium, Australia

1.4J Better nutritional care for hospital inpatients: from volume to value through The SIMPLE Approach
Dr Adrienne Young, Research Coordinator, Nutrition and Dietetics, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Australia

Meeting room: P1

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Dr Hannah Carter, Australia | Ming Wai Cheng, Hong Kong | Dr Sheila Connelly, United States of America | Dr Francesc Garcia Cuyàs, Spain | Zeyad Mahmoud, Australia | Dr Jordi Martínez, Spain | Ray Messom, Australia | Victoria McCreanor, Australia | Pieter Walker, Australia | Dr Adrienne Young, Australia

4:15 PM to 5:45 PM

Concurrent Session 1.5: Patients, process and tools: looking for the right combination to move from volume to value

1.5A To disrupt or not to disrupt: that is NOT the question
Professor Marc Noppen, CEO, UZ Brussel, Belgium

1.5B BECQUEREL Lab [Patient as a partner]
Dr Mikael Daouphars, Hospital Pharmacist, Cancer Centre Henri Becquerel, France

1.5C When doing the right thing hurts your financials. Hospital management in between the patient and regulation.
Helmut Kern, CEO, Hospital of the Brothers of St. John of God Vienna, Austria

1.5D Leadership and management competencies to advance value-based healthcare
Dr Bernardo Ramirez, Director Global Initiatives, University of Central Florida/CAHME, United States of America

Meeting room: P2 

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Dr Mikael Daouphars, France | Helmut Kern, Austria | Professor Marc Noppen, Belgium | Dr Bernardo Ramirez, United States of America

4:15 PM to 5:45 PM

Concurrent session 1.6: Welcome to our backyard: a look at research and innovation in Queensland

Session chair: Dr Rebecca Haddock, Director, Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, Australia

1.6A Applying digital technology to surgery
Dr Michael Wagels, Staff Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia

1.6B
Dr Anjali Jaiprakash, Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, Australia

1.6C Research reconfiguring acute care of older patients
Professor Wendy Moyle, Program Director, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Australia

1.6D
Dr David Hansen, CEO, Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO, Australia

Meeting room: P3 & P4

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Dr David Hansen, Australia | Professor Wendy Moyle, Australia | Dr Michael Wagels, Australia

4:15 PM to 5:45 PM

Concurrent Session 1.7: IHF Special Interest Group - Investor Owned Healthcare Organizations: aligning planets to foster investment in private healthcare

Session chair: Marisa Gil Lapetra, Knowledge Strategies Manager, International Hospital Federation, Switzerland

1.7A Fostering investment in private healthcare, a multi-stakeholders' vision
Marisa Gil Lapetra, Knowledge Strategies Manager, International Hospital Federation, Switzerland

1.7B Investment strategy: Dubai healthcare sector 2017-20
Dr Ibtesam AlBastaki, Director, Investment and Partnership Department, Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates

1.7C Private equity case study of raising capital for health entrepreneurs
Salim Hasham, Executive Chairman, Mediheal Group, Kenya

1.7D
Danny Sims, Chief Executive Officer, Ramsay Health Care, Australia

1.7E New hospital developments: understanding investors requirements
Derry Heron, Executive: EOH Health Vertical, EOH, South Africa

Meeting room: P5

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Dr Ibtesam AlBastaki, United Arab Emirates | Marisa Gil Lapetra, Switzerland | Salim Hasham, Kenya | Derry Heron, South Africa | Danny Sims, Australia

6:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Congress Gala Dinner

Join us for a spectacular evening celebrating Australian culture, food and wine in the Plaza Ballroom, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. 

Proudly sponsored by Telstra Health

Plaza Ballroom, Plaza Level, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Registration desk open

The registration desk is open for delegates to collect their name badges. 

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Plenary Session 2.1

Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare

The Hon Catherine King MP
Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare, Australia

Health Care Integration: why is it so hard to deliver and sustain?

Professor Claire Jackson
Professor in General Practice and Primary Care Research, Director, Centre for Health System Reform and Integration, University of Queensland, Australia

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Professor Claire Jackson, Australia

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Plenary Session 2.2

The value of patients: leveraging your greatest assets  

Melissa Thomason
Patient Advocate, United States of America

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Melissa Thomason, United States of America

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Panel Session 2

How can we rethink the role of the hospital in the medical neighbourhood?

Panellists: 

Dr Ruben Flores
President Emeritus, Philippine Hospital Association, Philippines

Professor Claire Jackson
Professor in General Practice and Primary Care Research, Director, Centre for Health System Reform and Integration, University of Queensland, Australia

Dr Sameen Sidiqqi
Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Melissa Thomason
Patient Advocate, United States of America

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Professor Claire Jackson, Australia | Melissa Thomason, United States of America | Dr Sameen Siddiqi, Pakistan

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning tea, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

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11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Session 2.1: It takes a community... collaboration for better outcomes

11.00am - 11.15am
2.1A Pharmaceutical companies need a perspective and strategy on healthcare systems
Geoffrey Chin, Market Access Director, Novartis AG, Switzerland

11.15am - 11.30am
2.1B From concept to consolidation: nurturing medical-social collaborative care for dementia in community
Yiu Keung Chan, APN, Ruttonjee and Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals, Hong Kong

11.30am - 11.45am
2.1C From Four Walls to the Neighborhood: bringing healthcare to the Philippine rural poor
Professor Andrea Santiago, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines

11.45am - 12.00pm
2.1D Continuity of care for Aged Care Facility residents with acute illness: lessons learned from the CEDRiC project
Professor Marianne Wallis, Associate Dean (Health), University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

12.00pm - 12.15pm
2.1E Integrated home medical care service bridging long term care in a regional hospital of Central Taiwan
Yu-chen Wei, Integrated Home Medical Care Case Manager, Puli Christian Hospital, Taiwan

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) 

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Yiu Keung Chan, Hong Kong | Geoffrey Chin, Switzerland | Professor Andrea Santiago, Philippines | Professor Marianne Wallis, Australia | Yu-Chen Wei, Taiwan

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Session 2.2: World Bank: building integrated service delivery to meet 21st century health needs - lessons learnt from World Bank operations

Session chair: Dr Enis Baris, Practice Manager, World Bank, United States of America 

2.2A
Dr Enis Baris, Practice Manager, World Bank, United States of America

2.2B
Dr Aparnaa Somanathan, Program Leader, World Bank, Australia

2.2C
Shuo Zhang, Senior Health Specialist, World Bank, United States of America

2.2D
Dr Aneesa Arur, Senior Health Specialist, World Bank, Australia

Meeting room: M1

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Dr Aneesa Arur, Australia | Dr Enis Barış, United States of America | Dr Aparnaa Somanathan, Australia | Shuo Zhang, United States of America

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Session 2.3: Health workforce as a driver to integrated care

2.3A - Integrated care within a hospital: improving workforce health and developing sustainable models
Luiz Felipe Costamilan, CEO, Colégio Brasileiro de Executivos da Saúde, Brazil

2.3B Medical social collaboration: a solution for managing mental health needs in the community
Dr Lai Wah Eva Dunn, Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong

2.3C Multi specialty clinics and out reach nurse-led programs 
Fatma Al Masroori, Director of Nursing, Royal Hospital, Ministry of Health, Oman

2.3D Engaging medical workers in Workplace Health Promotion (WHP)
Dr Hai-Hua Chuang, Director of Health Promotion Center; Deputy Director of Family Medicine Department, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei & Linkou Branch, Taiwan

Meeting room: M2

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Fatma Al Masroori, Oman | Dr Hai-Hua Chuang, Taiwan | Dr Lai Wah Eva Dunn, Hong Kong

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Session 2.4: Lightning Talks

Just as a bolt of lightning provide illumination in a few moments, these short sharp lightning talks will let you hear about a variety of projects from around the world. If you want the broadest view of key innovations, solutions and achievements from around the world, this session will provide the enlightenment you are seeking.

2.4A Connecting teams and creating global knowledge: an international video conference approach to specialist hepatobiliary care
Dr Mehan Siriwardhane, Senior Medical Officer, Mater Hospital Brisbane, Australia
Amy Brennan, Service Manager, Mater Health Services, Australia

2.4B “Broken hospital windows”: integrating the theory of spreading disorder with the normalized deviance of hospital staff
Dr Kate Churruca, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia 

2.4C How to build strong partnerships between hospital and primary care  
Katie Doan, Manager, The Collaborative, Australia

2.4D Sketching out the future of social and health care services, from the standpoint of healthcare managers, practitioners, and citizens
Josep Fusté, Economical Analysis, Studies and Prospection Director, Unió Catalana d'Hospitals, Spain 

2.4E Our social commitment beyond the hospital
Gemma Gallardo Gonzalez, Nursing Director, Hospital Plató, Spain
Anna Jover Moreno, Director of Social and Corporate Management, Hospital Plató, Spain

2.4F Utilizing information technology for network development and transfer of knowledge among referral hospitals in Indonesia
Sudi Indrajaya, Center for Health Policy and Management, Indonesia

2.4G Providing CPR and trauma training to nurses and doctors of rural areas in China: a volunteer project
Ping-Fat Lau, Department Operations Manager, A&E, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

2.4H Project ECHO® - moving knowledge instead of patients: integrating hospital and primary healthcare for children and young people across Queensland
Perrin Moss, Program Manager, Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Australia

2.4I Towards a shared care pathway for smoking cessation: support from Seinäjoki Central Hospital to health centres
Professor Hannu Puolijoki, Medical Director, Seinäjoki Central Hospital, Finland

2.4J HealthPathways in NSW: bridging the communication gap between primary and secondary care services, state bodies and local practitioners
Nick Rosser, Manager NBM HealthPathways Program, Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network / Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, Australia

2.4K Healing from the history of medical incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Dr Melissa Sweet, Editor in Chief, Croakey Health Media, Australia 

2.4L Preliminary results of transforming primary care to into an integrated care system resilient to modern challenges
Aiman Iskakova, Deputy Director, Republican Center for Healthcare Development of MoH, Kazakhstan

2.4M An effectiveness study of prehabilitation program in liver surgery patient care
Bei Wang, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Meeting room: P1

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Amy Brennan, Australia | Dr Kate Churruca, Australia | Katie Doan, Australia | Josep Fusté, Spain | Gemma Gallardo González, Spain | Ping-Fat Lau, Hong Kong | Anna Jover Moreno, Spain | Perrin Moss, Australia | Professor Hannu Puolijoki, Finland | Nick Rosser, Australia | Dr Mehan Siriwardhane, Australia | Dr Melissa Sweet, Australia | Bei Wang, Singapore

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Session 2.5: From projects to scalable solutions: sustainability in integrated care

Session chair: Marc Geboers, Director General Hospitals, Zorgnet-Icuro, Belgium

2.5A Incentives from the authorities on quality improvement in Belgium
Dr Marc Geboers, Director General Hospitals, Zorgnet Icuro, Belgium

2.5B Strategic alliances between healthcare providers: an efficient model of collaboration prompting a change towards an integrated model, enhancing healthcare sector capabilities
Dr Anna Riera, Membership Director, Unió Catalana d'Hospitals, Spain

2.5C Leading the transformation: from the hospital, to the network, to integrated care
Bruno Sobral, Chief-Economist, Brazilian Hospital Association (FBH), Brazil

2.5D The use of WhatsApp Application for consultation between healthcare provider and carers of sick children
Dr Tawfiq Al Lawati, Head of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Royal Hospital, Ministry of Health, Oman

Meeting room: P2

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Dr Marc Geboers, Belgium | Dr Anna Riera, Spain | Bruno Sobral, Brazil

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Session 2.6: Transforming the delivery of care so that it's integrated and delivered at the right time and place

Krister Partel, Advocacy Director, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, Australia

2.6A ACT Health Territory-wide Health Services Framework 2018-2028 
Jodie Chamberlain, Executive Director, Territory-wide Services Redesign, ACT Health, Australia

2.6B
Fionnagh Dougan, Health Service Chief Executive, Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Australia

2.6C
Linda Livingstone, Director, Engagement and Coordination, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Australia

2.6D Transforming the delivery of care so that it is integrated and delivered at the right time and place
Helen Mees, Healthcare Consumer, Health Consumers Queensland, Australia

Meeting room: P3 & P4

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Jodie Chamberlain, Australia | Linda Livingstone, Australia | Helen Mees, Australia

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Session 2.7: IHF Special Interest Group - Healthcare Management: a competency-based approach to enhance healthcare management, how to make best use of it

Session chair: Professor Neale Fong, National President, Australasian College of Health Service Management, Australia

2.7A
Professor Neale Fong, National President, Australasian College of Health Service Management, Australia

2.7B
S. Robert Hernandez, Executive Doctoral Program Director, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States of America

2.7C A competency-based approach to enhance healthcare management, how to make a best use of it
Dr Daniel West, Professor & Chairman, University of Scranton, United States of America

2.7D
Mehdi Jafari, Department of health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran

2.7E Self-assessment tool: a regional approach to analyse collected evidence
Marisa Gil Lapetra, Knowledge Strategies Manager, International Hospital Federation (Switzerland)

Meeting room: P5

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Professor Neale Fong, Australia | Marisa Gil Lapetra, Switzerland | Professor S. Robert Hernandez, United States of America | Dr Daniel West, United States of America

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

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List of posters

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Asian Hospital Federation (AHF) Board of Governors' Meeting

Asian Hospital Federation (AHF) Board of Governors’ Meeting (by invitation)

Location: Level 12, Rydges South Bank 

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Plenary Session 3.1

Re-positioning the hospital

Nigel Edwards 
Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust, United Kingdom

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Nigel Edwards, United Kingdom

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Plenary Session 3.2

Patient engagement in Egypt

Nagwa Metwally
Member of Supreme Council, Egyptian Red Crescent, Egypt

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Nagwa Metwally, Egypt

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Panel Session 3

Patient centred care: integrating health services around the patient

Panellists:

Patricia Correll
Principal Epidemiologist, NSW Ministry of Health, Australia

Nigel Edwards
Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust, United Kingdom

Dr Ann-Lise Guisset
WHO Geneva, Switzerland

Nagwa Metwally
Member of Supreme Council, Egyptian Red Crescent, Egypt

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Nigel Edwards, United Kingdom | Nagwa Metwally, Egypt | Patricia Correll, Australia

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Afternoon tea, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

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List of posters

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3.1: Coordinating coordination: what funding, structural, technological and clinical models do we need to support integrated care

Join us for a facilitated panel discussion on the structures we need to create truly integrated care.

Session chair: Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, Australia

3.1A
Dr Robert Pearl, Clinical Professor, Stanford University and Forbes Magazine Contributor, United States of America

3.1B

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Dr Robert Pearl, United States of America

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3.2: Shared goals, shared gains

4.00pm - 4.15pm
3.2A New ‘TIC’ approach for patient-centered care 
Dr Jaume Duran, CEO, Fundació Sanitària de Mollet Spain

4.15pm - 4.30pm
3.2B Hospitals as community anchors: maximizing impact by aligning operating expenditures with community health and vitality goals
Professor Andrew Garman, Professor, Rush University Medical Center, United States of America
Shweta Ubhayakar, Manager, Community Anchor Mission, Rush University Medical Center, United States of America

4.30pm - 4.45pm
3.2C Palliative care toward integrated and people-centred health services in hospital
Mehdi Jafari, Department of health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran

4.45pm - 5.00pm
3.2D Healthier Campaspe: working together to Improve Our Health
April Mckenzie, Primary Health Manager, Kyabram District Health Service, Australia
Ash Watson, Healthier Campaspe Project Coordinator, Campaspe Primary Care Partnership, Australia

5.00pm - 5.15pm
3.2E Voice of the consumer: co-designing for transition to value-based public oral health care
Louise Palmer, Chief Experience Officer, Dental Health Services Victoria, Australia

5.15pm - 5.30pm
3.2F Electronic Urban Primary Health Centers (eUPHC): bridging the healthcare service delivery gap through technology
Vikram Thaploo, CEO, TeleHealth, Apollo Hospitals Group, India

Meeting room: M1

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Dr Jaume Duran, Spain | Professor Andrew Garman, United States of America | April McKenzie, Australia | Louise Palmer, Australia | Vikram Thaploo, India | Shweta Ubhayakar, United States of America | Ash Watson, Australia

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3.3: Addressing inequality and cultural disadvantage: perspectives on improving the health of Indigenous people

Session chair: Angela Damm, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Aboriginal Leadership and Development, Murrumbidgee Local Health District, Australia

4.00pm - 4.15pm
3.3A Transforming institutional racism at an Australian hospital – a case study
Dr Christopher Bourke, Strategic, Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association, Australia

4.15pm - 4.30pm
3.3B Relationship between indigenous health and territory, epidemiological profile and vulnerability, lacunas of networks of attention to indigenous health
Professor Ieda Maria Dias, University of Brasilia, Brazil

4.30pm - 4.45pm
3.3C Integrated care for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with cardiovascular disease: an innovative urban outreach program
Dr Danielle Harrop, Cardiologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia
Vivian Bryce, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia

4.45pm - 5.00pm
3.3D The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: a template for improving outcomes for Indigenous people
Janine Mohamed, CEO, Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM), Australia

5.00pm - 5.15pm
3.3E Towards health equity for Indigenous children
Dr Danny de Lore, Paediatrician, Lakes District Health Board, New Zealand

5.15pm - 5.30pm
Details coming soon...

Meeting room: M2

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Dr Christopher Bourke, Australia | Vivian Bryce, Australia | Dr Danny de Lore, New Zealand | Professor Ieda Maria Dias, Brazil | Dr Danielle Harrop, Australia | Janine Mohamed, Australia

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Concurrent session 3.4: World Health Organization: hospital transformations on the path to Universal Health

Speakers to be announced soon...

Meeting room: P1

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3.5: Disruptive forces: turning traditional services models on their head

Session chair: Dr Paul Burgess, Public Health Physician, Clinical Reform Unit, Top End Health Service, Australia

3.5A Adjusting hospital care with UHC, an inclusive role of hospital association
Dr Kuntjoro Adi Purjanto, President, Indonesian Hospital Association (PERSI), Indonesia

3.5B Challenges and achievements in integrated, patient-centered care in our healthcare system: different healthcare providers working together. Main drivers.
Josep Fusté, Economical Analysis, Studies and Prospection Director, Unió Catalana d’Hospitals, Spain

3.5C A new dimension in cancer care: bridging the gap in services
Dr Bassim Al Bahrani, Director National Oncology Centre, Royal Hospital, Oman

Meeting room: P2

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Dr Kuntjoro Adi Purjanto, Indonesia | Josep Fusté, Spain

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3.6: Partnering and leading in our communities: hospitals as change agents - lessons from the USA

Session chair: Rick Pollack, President and CEO, American Hospital Association, United States of America

3.6A
Rick Pollack, President and CEO, American Hospital Association, United States of America

3.6B
David Olson, Senior Vice President, External Relations and Chief Strategy Officer, Froedtert Health, United States of America

3.6C
Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, Atlantic Health System, United States of America

3.6D
Nancy Agee, President and CEO, Carilion Clinic, United States of America

3.6E
Eugene Woods, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atrium Health, United States of America

Meeting room: P3 & P4

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Nancy Agee, United States of America | Brian Gragnolati, United States of America | David Olson, United States of America | Rick Pollack, United States of America | Eugene Woods, United States of America

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3.7: IHF Special Interest Group - University Hospitals: Management of innovation; development and dissemination by University Hospitals. Implications of disruptive innovation

Session chair: A/Prof Paul Dugdale, Director, Chronic Disease Management, ACT Health, Australia

3.7A
A/Professor Paul Dugdale, Director, Chronic Disease Management, ACT Health, Australia

3.7B
Alexandre Epalle, External Affairs Director, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland

3.7C
Professor Marc Noppen, Chief Executive Officer; Associate Professor, University Hospital Brussels, Belgium

3.7D Introducing innovation to hospital
Dr Tony Ko, Director, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Meeting room: P5

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Dr Tony Ko, Hong Kong | A/Prof Paul Dugdale, Australia | Alexandre Epalle, Switzerland | Professor Marc Noppen, Belgium

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

IHF General Assembly

Annual meeting of the IHF General Assembly, the formal decision-making body of the International Hospital Federation. All IHF Members are invited to participate.

Meeting room: M3

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Design Jam Presentations

Throughout the day teams have been working on solving issues and coming up with unique solutions. Join us to hear their quick pitches and vote for the winners.

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Optional Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Dinner

Join us for the unique experience of a dinner surrounded by a forest of koalas at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. 

The evening of Thursday 11 October has no official functions, so if your Australian dream includes getting up close to a koala join us for this special event. This is an optional dinner, and delegates must register via the online registration form to attend. 

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7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

CEO Circle Cocktails

By invitation

Location: Level 12, Rydges South Bank

7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Registration desk open

The registration desk is open for delegates to collect their name badges. 

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

IHF Governing Council Meeting 2

The Governing Council is the organ charged with the overall governing of the affairs of the International Hospital Federation. This meeting is for Governing Council Members only.

Meeting room: P1

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Plenary Session 4.1

Data, data everywhere but not a bit to think

Professor Keith McNeil
Assistant Deputy Director-General and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Department of Health, Australia

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Professor Keith McNeil, Australia

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Plenary Session 4.2

The hospital experience of people who are blind or have low vision: how you can help

Karen Knight
General Manager Advocacy and Engagement / QLD, NSW & NT Client Services, Vision Australia, Australia

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Karen Knight, Australia

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Panel Session 4

Can value be achieved in high-tech, high-cost systems?

Panellists:

Karen Knight
General Manager Advocacy and Engagement / QLD, NSW & NT Client Services, Vision Australia, Australia

Professor Keith McNeil
Assistant Deputy Director-General and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health, Australia

Dr Liz Mear
Chief Executive, The Innovation Agency, United Kingdom

Further panellists announced soon...

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Karen Knight, Australia | Professor Keith McNeil, Australia | Dr Liz Mear, United Kingdom

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Morning tea, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

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List of posters

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Concurrent Session 4.1: Bright sparks: the cutting edge of innovation

11.30am - 11.45am
4.1A Overcoming barriers to implementing evidence based care in a regional hospital: implementing ImpACT with telehealth — The Rockhampton Experience
Professor Louise Cullen, Emergency Physician, Health Improvement Unit, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Australia

11.45am - 12.00pm
4.1B Transforming healthcare enterprises using big data and artificial intelligence
Dr Sapan Desai, Chief Executive Officer, Surgisphere Corporation, United States of America

12.00pm - 12.15pm
4.1C Use of augmented reality through a head-mounted display as a method for surgical navigation: a paradigm shift
Dr Johnny Duerinck, Neurosurgeon, Uz Brussel, Belgium

12.15pm - 12.30pm
4.1D Leveraging standards and technology to improve accuracy and safety of patient care within the ACT Health
Sandra Cook, Director, Future Capability & Governance, ACT Health, Australia

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Sandra Cook, Australia | Professor Louise Cullen, Australia | Dr Sapan Desai, United States of America | Dr Johnny Duerinck, Belgium

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Concurrent Session 4.2: Innovation: a building block for quality and value

11.30am - 11.45am
4.2A Providing better quality of care and health access in low resource settings through technological and social innovations
Dr Mohamed El Sahili, Chairman, Medland Health Services, Zambia

11.45am - 12.00pm
4.2B Resilient quality and patient safety and new case manager role work has increased value for patient in Vaasa Central Hospital
Marina Kinnunen, CEO, Vaasa Central Hospital, Finland
Mari Plukka, Quality Manager, Vaasa Central Hospital, Finland

12.00pm - 12.15pm
4.2C AppSalut marketplace: bringing mobile health to Catalan citizens
Jesús Berdún, Project Manager, TIC Salut Social Foundation, Spain

12.15pm - 12.30pm
4.2D Digital transformation of hospital quality and safety: clinical streaming analytics to improve patient care
Dr Clair Sullivan, Chief Digital Health Officer, Metro North HHS | Co-Director HITEC, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health, Australia

Meeting room: M1

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Jesús Berdún, Spain | Dr Mohamed El Sahili, Zambia | Marina Kinnunen, Finland | Mari Plukka, Finland | Dr Clair Sullivan, Australia

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Concurrent Session 4.3: The power of data: building understanding through better use of data

Session chair: Walter Kmet, Chief Executive, WentWest, Australia

11.30am - 11.45am
4.3A The Mayo Clinic’s approach to reviewing and improving opioid prescribing practices for surgical patients
Dr Elizabeth Habermann, Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Scientific Director for Surgical Outcomes, Mayo Clinic, United States of America

11.45am - 12.00pm
4.3B Standardizing electronic data capture to improve national healthcare quality in Kazakhstan
Dr Zhaniya Nurgaliyeva, Head of the Center for Strategic Development, Republican Center for Health Development, Kazakhstan

12.00pm - 12.15pm
4.3C From 2,5 million data points to an 80% reduction in the number of resuscitations in a 542 bed acute care
Kathleen Stam, AZ Maria Middelares, Belgium

12.15pm - 12.30pm
4.3D Data driven quality improvement: a focus on action
Clare Delaney, NPS MedicineWise, Australia

12.30pm - 12.45pm
4.3E Controlled pharmaceuticals information leading to intelligent actions: an overview from United Arab Emirates
Dr Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Policy & Licensing, Ministry of Health and Prevention, United Arab Emirates

Meeting room: M2

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Dr Amin Al Amiri, United Arab Emirates | Dr Elizabeth Habermann, United States of America | Dr Zhaniya Nurgaliyeva, Kazakhstan | Kathleen Stam, Belgium

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Concurrent Session 4.4: Lightning Talks

Session chair: Dr Tony Ko, Director, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Just as a bolt of lightning provide illumination in a few moments, these short sharp lightning talks will let you hear about a variety of projects from around the world. If you want the broadest view of key innovations, solutions and achievements from around the world, this session will provide the enlightenment you are seeking.

4.4A Designing health services in the technology age: aligning strategy, organisational architecture and culture
Nicola Callard, Principal Project Officer, Children's Health Queensland, Australia

4.4B Virtual nurse's desk  
Jordi Mitjà Costa, Nurse, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Spain

4.4C Automated Complaints Tracking System (ACTS)
Enrique Charls Yabut, Senior Department Manager, Makati Medical Center, Philippines

4.4D Establishing safe test result management systems: the role of robust governance processes, health information technology and patient engagement 
Professor Andrew Georgiou, Diagnostic Informatics - Stream Leader, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia

4.4E Interoperability approaches, standards and digital health ecosystem relationships and future impacts
Evelyn Hovenga, Global eHealth Collaborative and eHealth Education, Australia

4.4F Predictive risk stratification: reducing the burden of chronic disease hospitalisation
Dr Sankalp Khanna, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Australian e-Health Research Centre, Australia

4.4G Establishing a platform of mobile of health self-monitoring intervention to improve self-care in patients with chronic heart failure
Yuan-hui Lai, Assistant Technician, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan

4.4H Emergency hospital re-presentations and death following initial hospital management for osteoporotic fractures: using data linkages to look beyond hip fractures
Professor Steven McPhail, Principal Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology and Metro South Health, Australia

4.4I The value of Special Interest Groups: empowering those that collect the data to inform healthcare
Chris Moser, Principal Statistical Data Quality Officer, Statistical Services Branch, Queensland Department of Health, Australia

4.4J Digital transformation of the emergency department-inpatient interface (EDii): integration for innovation
Dr Andrew Staib, Co-Director HITEC | Deputy Director and Medical Informatician, Emergency Medicine Princess Alexandra Hospital | Co-Chair QEDSAP | Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health

4.4K Live-tracking of trauma patients and real-time hospital flow and variation analysis within the ‘Management Information System’
Martin Wullschleger, Gold Coast University Hospital, Australia

Meeting room: P1

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Nicola Callard, Australia | Jordi Mitjá Costa, Spain | Professor Andrew Georgiou, Australia | Dr Evelyn Hovenga, Australia | Dr Sankalp Khanna, Australia | Yuan-Hui Lai, Taiwan | Professor Steven McPhail, Australia | Chris Moser, Australia | Dr Andrew Staib, Australia | Enrique Charls Yabut, Philippines

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Concurrent Session 4.5: Making numbers count: getting the most out of big data and artificial intelligence

4.5A The challenges of collecting the data: making sure that AI works on reliable data
Dr Martha Oliveira, CEO, ANAHP – National Association of Private Hospitals, Brazil

4.5B Big Data: harnessing the complexity of cancer 
Dr Xosé Fernández, Chief Data Officer, Institut Curie, France

4.5C Territory wide digital medication system
Dr Ngai Tseung Cheung, Head of Information Technology and Health Informatics/Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Hospital Authority Head Office, Hong Kong

4.5D A global overview of hospital implementations of ‘Unique Identification and Data Capture’, as important tool for innovation and improvement
Dr Els van der Wilden-van Lier, Director Healthcare Providers; MD, MPH, GS1 Global, Belgium

Meeting room: P2

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Dr Ngai Tseung Cheung, Hong Kong | Dr Xosé Fernández, France | Dr Martha Oliveira, Brazil | Drs. Els van der Wilden-van Lier, Belgium

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Concurrent Session 4.6: Visions of the Hospital of the Future

Session chair: Dr Linc Thurecht, Senior Research Director, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, Australia

4.6A Herston Biofabrication Institute
Professor Mia Woodruff, Herston Biofabrication Institute, Australia

4.6B
Dr Lance Lawler, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Australia

4.6C Emergency telehealth Western Australia: what's next
Dr Justin Yeung, Head of Department / Clinical Director, Emergency Telehealth Service - WA Country Health Service, Australia

4.6D Smart Children Hospital
Dr Guangjun Yu, President, Children’s Hospital of Shanghai, China

Meeting room: P3 & P4

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Professor Mia Woodruff, Australia | Dr Justin Yeung, Australia | Dr Guangjun Yu, China

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Concurrent Session 4.7: IHF CEO Circle: The IHF CEO Circle Mentorship Program

Session chair: Rulon Stacey, Managing Director, Navigant, United States of America

4.7A
Rulon Stacey, Managing Director, Navigant, United States of America

4.7B The diversity of mentoring 
Dr Paul Scown, Chair, Nexus Primary Health

4.7C Healthcare management: what we can learn from Yozan Uesugi
Dr Tsuneo Sakai, Honorary President, Japan Hospital Association, Japan

4.7D CEO Circle: The IHF CEO Circle Mentorship Program
Deborah Bowen, President & CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives, United States of America

Meeting room: P5

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Deborah Bowen, United States of America | Dr Tsuneo Sakai, Japan | Dr Paul Scown, Australia

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Lunch, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

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List of posters

1:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Plenary Session 5.1

Healthcare Systems: Future Predictions for Global Care. Towards progress, avoiding pitfalls and achieving sustainability. 

Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite
Foundation Director, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Australia

2:15 PM to 3:00 PM

Panel Session 5

The bright future for healthcare

Panellists:

Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite
Foundation Director, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia

Niall Dickson CBE
Chief Executive, NHS Confederation, United Kingdom

Daniel Erasmus
Managing Director, Insight Actuaries, South Africa

Dr Muna Tahlak
Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and Hospital CEO, Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates

Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

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Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Australia | Niall Dickson CBE, United Kingdom | Daniël Erasmus, South Africa | Dr Muna Tahlak, United Arab Emirates

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony will feature a taste of what is to come in 2019 when the World Hospital Congress moves to Oman as well as a recap on the experiences shared over the last three days and the announcement of the best poster.

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

The Aussie Sundowner

Join the Australian tradition of finishing a Friday with a drink and some great food.

This is your opportunity to experience an authentic Australian BBQ, taste some Australian native foods and meet some real, live Australian animals!

The Aussie Sundowner will also feature prize draws and a few special surprises that are not to be missed.

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

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12:00 AM to 11:55 PM

Departure

Delegates are encouraged to depart Brisbane on Saturday 13 October or later. 

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