2021 National online workshop program

ACHSM national online workshops program:

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Workshop 1: Thursday 25 March 2021

Topic area:
Mental Health



Official Opening

Welcome to Country 
3.35pm  A word from our event sponsor HESTA     
3.38pm  The Honourable Natasha Fyles MLA Opening address

Keynote presentation + Q&A:

Professor Ian Hickie AM
Co-Director, Health and Policy at The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre

What are the best options for delivery of Mental Health Services during the COVID era


Panel + Q&A

  • Dr Ruth Vine, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health
  • Jason Trethowan, CEO, Headspace 
  • Georgie Harman, CEO, Beyondblue
  • Nick Walsh, Tackle Your Feelings
  • Moderator: Dr Neale Fong, ACHSM National President
Our Mental Health guest panel, will focus on the impacts of Covid-19 on mental health




Inspirational speaker + Q&A:

Lockie Cooke, Founder, iyarn

iyarn is a health and wellbeing platform, iyarn works with community groups and health practices to build connection amongst the community promoting wellbeing and staff engagement.


5.30pm Day one close    

Workshop 2: Friday 26 March 2021

Topic area:
COVID as a Disruptor

3.30pm Day 2 opening  Welcome to Country 
3.35pm  A word from our event sponsor HESTA  


Keynote presentation + Q&A:

Dr Stepen Duckett, Director, Health Program, Grattan Institute 

Lessons from COVID - How and what should the health system learn from 2020, 2021, 2022 onwards



Panel + Q&A

  • Professor Erwin Loh, Chief Medical Officer and Group General Manager Clinical Governance, St Vincent's Health Australia
  • Prof Deborah Terry AO, Vice-Chancellor, University of Qld
  • Geoffrey Thomas, Airline Ratings
  • Moderator: Dr Neale Fong, ACHSM National President 
COVID as a Disruptor, our guest panel will share insights into covid as a disruptor across various sectors as well as the health sector





Inspirational speaker + Q&A:

Dr Zoe Wainer, Director of Clinical Governance at Bupa Australia and New Zealand

5.25pm Event close  Dr Neale Fong