Conference Program

This signature event will play host to a range of inspiring speakers who will help connect, inspire and transform all levels of multidisciplinary leaders from across Australia and New Zealand.

The #NextCare Health Conference program in 2022 will draw on the following themes:

  • You – How you are building yourself as a leader
  • Colleagues – How you work with your colleagues to be leaders
  • Industry – How are you leading change within your industry
  • Community – How are you leading change within the community
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Leaders Breakfast

8.00am – 9.30am
8 November 2022

Our leaders breakfast will be an exclusive opportunity for delegates to network in a small intimate setting, while being up close and personal with our special guests and inspiring speakers.
(Separately ticketed event)

Main Conference

9.45am – 5.00pm
8 and 9 November 2022

The main conference will host both high profile keynote speakers as well as more intimate concurrent sessions, with 20 inspiring speakers and over 25 industry exhibitors set for the event.

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Welcome Reception

5.00pm – 7.00pm
8 November 2022

At the end of day one, the conference will feature a welcome reception set amongst the South Bank skyline. This event will allow delegates to network and mingle in a social and relaxed setting.
(This event is included in your full conference registrations and day one registration)

Metro North Staff Breakfast

8.00am – 9.30am
9 November 2022

The Metro North Staff breakfast is a fringe event for current Metro North Health staff only.
(You must have a full conference ticket to attend so ensure you select this fringe event when registering)


Download the full 2020 conference program
Day one 4 June 2020
9.00am Registration and Welcome Morning Tea
Plaza auditorium
10.00am Welcome by MC Kerry O’Brien
10.05am Welcome to Country
10.10am Official Welcome and Setting the Scene
10.25am TBC TBC
Kerry O’Brien
10.50am Platinum Partner Introduction Bond University
11.00am Keynote: How to get that Boost: Tips from a Survivor
Janine Allis
12.00pm Lunch
Plaza auditorium Rooms p7 & p8
Mayhem – Leadership in Complex Environments Method – Lessons in Transforming Practice
12.45pm TBC
Dr David Rosengren
The Leadership Leap: Why you need to un-learn and re-learn
Kamal Sarma
1.20pm TBC
Jackie Hanson
1.55pm TBC
Dr Sarah Coll
2.30pm Afternoon Tea
Plaza auditorium
3.00pm Keynote: Calm and Dynamic – Emotional Leadership for Fast Moving Teams
Phill Nosworthy
4.00pm Panel discussion facilitated by Phill Nosworthy

Panel Members: Shaun Drummond, Dr Sarah Coll
4.55pm Closing remarks by MC Kerry O’Brien
Plaza Level Rooms P9-P11
Welcome reception (ticketed)
Day two 5 June 2020
Plaza gallery
8.00am Leaders Breakfast (separately ticketed)
9.00am Registration and Welcome Morning Tea
Plaza auditorium
10.00am Welcome by MC Kerry O’Brien
10.10am Keynote: Leadership resilience in times of change
Matina Jewell
10.55am Keynote: The Art of Momentum
Michael McQueen
12.00pm Lunch
Plaza auditorium Rooms p7 & p8
Mixing it up – Connecting teams through leadership Momentum – Inspiring an engaged workforce
12.45pm The Influence Exchange – Leadership Influence Communication Negotiation
Dr Bronwyn King AO
Simone Garske
CEO RBWH Foundation
1.20pm The Art of Mushing – connecting teams through leadership!
Gillian Nasato
Kylie Ward
1.55pm Lead, Manage & Engage Generations Creating an engaging culture, building multigenerational teams
Claire Madden
2.30pm Afternoon Tea
Plaza auditorium
3.00pm Lead from any position – what I like to call “small L” leadership
Simon Dowling
4.05pm Closing remarks
Shaun Drummond, Chief Executive, Metro North Hospital and Health Service
5.00pm Event Concludes

* Delegates may be eligble for Continuing Professional Development Points from various Medical Colleges and Professional bodies.
**Program is subject to change without notice