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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9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Pre-conference 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

Meeting room to be advised...

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). 

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

Further presenters announced soon...

Glenn Keys
Executive Director, Aspen Medical

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Morning tea, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

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 1:00 PM

Lunch, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Plenary Session

Details coming soon...

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Plenary Session

How you can create a legacy through adversity - The inspiring #hellomynameis story

Chris Pointon
Co-founder, #hellomynameis Campaign

Read more: Chris Pointon, United Kingdom
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Panel Session

What does the 21st century patient demand from healthcare?

Panellists to be announced soon...

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Afternoon tea, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

3:30 PM to 4:15 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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4:15 PM to 5:30 PM

Concurrent Session 1

Further details to be announced soon...

Free paper

Platforms for value: data and analytics

Free paper

Paying for value, achieving outcomes

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.

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 in health system innovation and excellence.

Host Session

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. 

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

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

Read more: Professor Claire Jackson, Australia
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Plenary Session

Melissa Thomason
Patient Advocate

Read more: Melissa Thomason, USA
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Panel Session

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, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Session 2

Further details to be announced soon...

Free Paper

It takes a community… collaboration for better outcomes

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.

IHF Member Session

IHF Special Interest Session

Host Session

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Plenary Session

Nigel Edwards 
Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust

Read more: Nigel Edwards, United Kingdom
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Plenary Session

Details coming soon...

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Panel Session

Patient centred care – integrating health services around the patient

Panellists to be announced soon...

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Afternoon tea, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Concurrent Session 4

Further concurrent sessions to be announced soon...

Free Paper

Shared goals, shared gains

Free Paper

Colonisation, racism and closing the gap: perspectives on improving the health of indigenous people

IHF Member Session

Host Session

Coordinating coordination: what funding, structural, technological and clinical models do we need to support integrated care
Dr Robert Pearl, Clinical Professor, Stanford University and Forbes Magazine Contributor

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

IHF Special Interest Session

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

IHF General Assembly

Meeting room to be advised...

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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7:00 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

Meeting room to be advised...

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Plenary Session

Details coming soon...

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Plenary Session

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

Read more: Dr Karen Knight, Australia
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Panel Session

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

Panellists to be announced soon...

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Morning tea, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Concurrent Session 4

Further details to be announced soon...

Free Paper

Innovation: a building block for quality and value

Free Paper

The power of data: building understanding through better use of data

Free Paper

Bright sparks: the cutting edge of innovation

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.

IHF Special Interest Session

Visions for the hospital of the future

Host Session

Visions for the Hospital of the Future
Professor Mia Woodruff, acting QUT Director of the Herston Biofabrication Institute 
Dr Lance Lawler, President RANZCR

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Lunch, exhibition and poster displays

Exhibition Hall 1, Foyer Level

1:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Plenary Session

Future Predictions for Global Care

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

Read more: Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Australia
2:15 PM to 3:00 PM

Panel Session

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.

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. 

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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