SA Conference & conference dinner: Think Different in Health, 24 & 25 May 2018

Keynote speakers include: Professor Terry Young (UK),  Professor Michael Carter (Canada)

How might we think and act differently in the interests of safer, more reliable and sustainable health care?

Featuring speakers from UK, Canada and Australia, including:
> Professor Terry Young (UK), Director of the Cumberland Institute, Professor of Healthcare Systems, Brunel University London
Professor Michael Carter (Canada), Former Director of the earlier Centre for Research in Healthcare Engineering and is a member of the Nursing Effectiveness, Utilization and Outcomes Research Unit and a mentor in the Health Care, Technology and Place Program at the University of Toronto.

Where:           Pullman Adelaide
                       16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide SA 5000

When:             24th and 25th May 2018

This year, the ACHSM (SA) Conference is being conducted jointly with Flinders University and is a group of academics and practitioners who are interested in improving the health system through the application of design thinking, systems thinking and operations research. They are working with the College to bring you an interesting and relevant workshop and conference program that will inspire and challenge you to think differently about health care.

Workshops: Thursday 24 May
Day 1 of the conference will feature 4 workshops where participants will be able to interact with presenters to explore ideas that can be taken back to the workplace. 

 Workshop   Duration   Title  Presented by
 AM. 1
 3hrs  Feel the fear and design it anyway  Keith Stockman, Monash Health
 Don Campbell, Monash Health
 Mark Mackay, Flinders University
 Tim Evans, Designer
 AM. 2
 3hrs  The challenges of service renewal: how to meet your     metrics and beat your budget  Terry Young, Cumberland Initiative
 Michael Carter, Canada
 PM. 3
 3hrs  Tools for Thinking: The Art, Science and Joy of   Healthcare Modelling  Nigel Bean, University of Adelaide
 Leonid Churilov, The Florey Institute of   Neuroscience & Mental Health
 3hrs  How to redesign health systems  A/Professor Joachim Sturmberg, Newcastle     and Private Practice

Conference Dinner: Thursday 24 May, 6.15pm-10.00pm, Cathedral Room, Adelaide Oval
Following last year’s successful dinner, we return again to the Adelaide Oval for the conference dinner. We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the conference dinner will be the Hon Stephen Wade MLC, SA Minister for Health and Wellbeing. 

Stephen Wade is a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Legislative Council in the Parliament of South Australia.
After graduating in Law and Economics from the University of Adelaide, he worked as a parliamentary adviser at State and Federal level, including for former Liberal Health Minister, Dr Michael Armitage.

He went on to work in corporate governance and on a range of Boards, and was made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Stephen has a long-term commitment to social inclusion, in particular people living with disability.  He served as Chair of Julia Farr Services Inc (2003-2006), then the largest disability service provider in South Australia.

For a number of years, he has hosted the Red Cross parliamentary seminar on “Even Wars have Laws” and is a long term member of Amnesty International.
Stephen was appointed to the Legislative Council in May 2006, and has served as a Shadow Minister since April 2007.  He is currently Minister for Health and Wellbeing, covering health, ageing, mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention.

Stephen and his wife live in the house of two cats – Lily and Hodge - in the Adelaide Hills.  He enjoys travel and bushwalking.

Conference Program: Friday 25 May

Day 2 of the conference will feature more traditional sessions where participants will hear from leaders in the field about how they are thinking and acting differently in the interests of safer, more reliable and sustainable health care. 

Time    Presenter  Session Information
 8.15-9.00am  Arrival  Registration
 8.55am  Welcome  Ms Roslyn Chataway AFCHSM Acting ACHSM SA  President
 9.00am  Formal opening  The Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia 
 9.15am  Professor Terry Young - UK  Keynote presentation
 10.15am  Morning tea & networking   
 10.45am Ms Narelle Hinkely & Mr Keith Stockman, Monash Health  Monash Watch - a design odyssey
 11.15am Mr Peter Boden & Mr Ian Gibson, Predictive Simulation Analytics  Capital Works or Service Redesign - How to reduce your risk of getting it wrong!
 11.45am Ms Hannah Johns, Ms Venehsa Rethnam, Ms Julie Bernhardt, The Florey Institute  Yes, we need all three: combining Smart Date, Stasticial Modelling and Principled visualisation to  understand patient progression in stoke rehabilitation 
 12.15pm  Lunch and networking   
 1.15pm  Professor Mike Carter, Canada  Keynote Presentation: Key challenges of implementing modelling in healthcare
 2.15pm  Mr David Burns  Might health have a blind spot when it comes to organisational design?
 2.45pm  Mr Tim Evans & Professor Don Campbell  Is design safe to play with?
 3.15pm  Afternoon tea & networking  
 3.45pm  A/Professor Joachim Sturmberg  What makes us ill? How network physiology integrates the social and biological determinants of  health - implications for health service design
 4.15pm Professor Nigel Bean, Professor Mark Mackay and Professor Robert Adams, University of Adelaide & Flinders University  Let's begin a conversation - getting service change initiated through visualisation
 4.35pm Professor Malcolm Pradhan  A quiet revolution - How AI is changing operational and clinical efficiency and safety
 5.00pm Ms Roslyn Chataway AFCHSM Acting ACHSM SA  President  Conference Wrap up 
 5.10pm  Networking  Post conference drinks to 6.30pm

We will round of the conference with a session to network, share some drinks and enjoy the view of the Adelaide surrounds.

Attendee fees – there are a number of options available for registration.

 Attendee Fee  ACHSM Members  Non-members  Students
 Full registration (including dinner) standard   $660 $742  n/a
 Student conference and workshop registration  n/a  n/a  $450
 Thursday only (including dinner)  $525  $525  $525
 Friday only  $525  $525  $525
 Dinner only  $165  $165 $165
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This workshop covers the following domains and skills from our competency framework.

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5/24/2018 9:00 AM - 5/25/2018 5:00 PM
Pullman Adelaide (formerly Crowne Plaza) Hindmarsh Square Adelaide, SA 5000 AUSTRALIA

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Presented by; Keith Stockman, Monash Health, Don Campbell, Monash Health, Mark Mackay, Flinders University, Tim Evans, designer.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5/24/2018 9:00 AM

The challenges of service renewal: how to meet you metrics and beat your budget. Presented by Terry Young, Cumberland Initiative, Michael Carter, Canada
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5/24/2018 9:00 AM

Tools for thinking: The art, science and joy of healthcare modelling. Presented by: Nigel Bean, University of Adelaide, Leonid Churilow, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5/24/2018 1:00 PM

Presented by: Joachim Strumberg, Newcastle and Private Practice
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5/24/2018 1:00 PM