Program

  • The below program outline should be used as a guide for booking travel. Full details will be confirmed in 2018
  • The organisers reserve the right to change the topics and presenters if necessary
  • All sessions will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
  • All catering breaks will be held in the exhibition area, located in Exhibition Hall 1, located on the Ground Level of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • All plenary sessions will be held in the Great Hall, entry via the Mezzanine Level of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Note: all events, venues, speakers and program times are correct at time of publication and are subject to change

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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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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). 

Location: Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

The joint plenary session is included in all full delegate registrations. 

For more information on IFHE, visit: www.ifhe2018.com

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Morning Tea and Exhibition

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.

Keynote speakers to be announced soon...

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM

Lunch and Exhibition

12:45 PM to 1:45 PM

Plenary Sessions

Keynote speakers to be announced soon...

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM

Panel Discussion

What does the 21st century patient demand from healthcare?

Panellists to be announced soon...

2:45 PM to 3:15 PM

Afternoon Tea and Exhibition

3:15 PM to 4:00 PM

International Hospital Federation International Awards Ceremony

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.

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4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Further details to be announced soon...

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. 

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8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Plenary Sessions

Keynote speakers to be announced soon...

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Panel Discussion

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

Panellists to be announced soon...

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning Tea and Exhibition

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Further details to be announced soon...

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch and Exhibition

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Plenary Sessions

Keynote speakers to be announced soon...

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Panel Discussion

Patient centred care – integrating health services around the patient?

Panellists to be announced soon...

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Afternoon Tea and Exhibition

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Further details to be announced soon...

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

International Hospital Federation General Assembly

Further details coming soon...

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

International Hospital Federation Governing Council Meeting

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9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Plenary Sessions

Keynote speakers to be announced soon...

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Panel Discussion

Drowning in Data – keeping the focus on patients?

Panellists to be announced soon...

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Morning Tea and Exhibition

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Further details to be announced soon...

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Lunch and Exhibition

1:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Plenary Sessions

Keynote speakers to be announced soon...

2:15 PM to 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion

The bright future for healthcare?

Panellists to be announced soon...

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.

Further details to be announced soon...

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 in the Trade Exhibition Hall 1, 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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