Confirmed Speakers

Professor Christine Bennett AO

MBBS FRACP Master Paed
Dean, School of Medicine, Sydney,
The University of Notre Dame Australia

Professor Bennett was appointed to the role of Professor and Dean, School of Medicine, Sydney, The University of Notre Dame Australia in May 2011. 

Professor Bennett is a specialist paediatrician and has over 30 years of health industry experience in clinical care, strategic planning, business operations and senior management in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. 

Professor Bennett is currently the Chair of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and HETI Academic Board.  She sits on the boards of Regis Healthcare Limited; Capital Markets CRC, Digital Health CRC and Lorica Health.  

In February 2008, Professor Bennett was appointed as Chair of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission providing advice on a long term blue print for the future of the Australian health system and aged care.  The Commission’s final report was presented to the Government in June 2009.

Professor Christine Bennett was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Australia Day 2014 Honours List.

Dr. Jason Sutherland

Dr. Jason M. Sutherland is an Associate Professor in the Center for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) in the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Faculty of Medicine. He is also the Program Head, Health Services and Outcomes at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Sutherland is currently a funded Scholar of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research in British Columbia and has been Canada’s Harkness Fellow in Clinical Practice and Health Policy.

Dr. Sutherland’s research falls into the categories of health system performance, effectiveness research and clinical outcomes. He has been studying funding policy, methods for improving cross-continuum care, and health systems’ variations in efficiency, effectiveness and quality of care. He has been leading research evaluating health system funding policy, patients’ outcomes from surgery, measuring risk of adverse events, effects of wait times, gains in health, cost-effectiveness and cost avoidance.

Key Dates

Call for abstracts open: 14 November 2018
Call for abstracts close: 31 January 2019
Early bird registration open: 1 February 2019
Standard registration open: 2 April 2019
Conference dates: 13-15 May 2019