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 will draw on themes of:

  • Mayhem – Leadership in complex environments
  • Method – Lessons in transforming practice
  • Mixing it up – Connecting teams through leadership
  • Momentum – Inspiring an engaged workforce
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre auditorium

Main Conference

10.00am – 5.00pm
4 and 5 June 2020

The main conference will host both high profile keynote speakers as well as more intimate concurrent sessions allowing delegates to connect throughout the conference. The program will include more than 20 inspiring speakers and over 25 industry exhibitors the delegates can engage with.

Welcome Reception

5.00pm – 7.00pm
4 June 2020

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.

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre dinner gallery

Leaders Breakfast

8.00am – 9.30am
5 June 2020

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. (Please note this event is ticketed separately)

FULL PROGRAM

Download the full 2019 conference program
Day one 30 may 2019
9.00am Registration and Welcome Morning Tea
Plaza auditorium
10.00am Welcome by MC Bernard Salt AM
10.10am Welcome to Country
10.15am Official Welcome
10.20am Setting the Scene: Leadership in Public Health
Shaun Drummond
Health Service Chief Executive
11.00am Opening Keynote: Leadership Through a Crisis
Doug Smith
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
12.00pm Lunch
Meet the speaker session
Plaza auditorium Rooms p6 & p7
Inspiring and Aspiring: the next generation Innovation in Leadership
12.45pm The Demographics of Leadership: Developing the next generation of healthcare workers
Bernard Salt AM
The Missing Ingredient of Leadership
Dr Louise Mahler
1.20pm Digital Transformation: Change is our new normal
Dr Clair Sullivan
Leading for Life: Creating a culture where healthcare excellence can thrive
Jan Phillips
1.55pm Hospital of the Future: Disruptive innovation in healthcare through biofabrication
Dr Sean Powell
Insight to Innovation: Leading change in the shift from medications to patient-centred care
Cheryl Maley
2.30pm Afternoon Tea
Meet the speaker session
Plaza auditorium
3.00pm Keynote
Dr Andrew Rochford
Medical Practitioner and Media Personality
4.00pm Panel discussion facilitated by Dr Louise Mahler
Leadership at any level: bridging the gap to greatness

Panel Members: Cheryl Maley, Bernard Salt AM, Dr Clair Sullivan and Shaun Drummond
4.55pm Closing remarks by MC Bernard Salt AM
Sky room
Welcome reception (ticketed)
Day two 31 may 2019
Plaza gallery
8.00am Leaders Breakfast (Ticketed)
Leadership Masterclass: The Leader’s Role in Culture Change
Quentin Jones and Margherita Larné-Jones, Directors, Culture Capital
9.30am Registration and Welcome Morning Tea
Plaza auditorium
10.00am Welcome by MC Dr Ginni Mansberg
10.05am Keynote: The Future of Leadership
Phill Nosworthy
Executive Coach, Global Speaker and Influential Change-Maker
10.50am Sponsor Message GE Healthcare
10.55am Keynote: Brain Power
Todd Sampson
Adventurer, Documentary Maker, Presenter and Business Leader
12.00pm Lunch
Meet the speaker session
Plaza auditorium Rooms p6 & p7
Journey to leadership Leadership in Action
12.45pm The Leader’s Role in Culture Change
Quentin Jones and Margherita Larné-Jones
Healthcare Leadership: Successes, Challenges and Discipline Diversities
Adj. Professor Alanna Geary
1.20pm Social Sector Leadership, Policy Development and Service Reform
Dawn O’Neil AM
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Professor Pat Dudgeon
1.55pm Build High-performance Teams for a Complex World
Gihan Perera
Bullied to Brilliant: How to take back your workplace culture
Belinda Hapgood
2.30pm Afternoon Tea
Meet the speaker session
Plaza auditorium
3.00pm Keynote and Leadership Workshop: Joy – The Ultimate Leadership Edge
Amanda Gore
Expert in Behavior Change, Powerful Motivator and Leadership Expert
4.10pm Guest Speaker: Sydney to Hobart Rescues
Peter Davidson
Mobile Intensive Care Flight Paramedic
4.55pm Closing remarks by MC Dr Ginni Mansberg
5.00pm Meet the speaker session
Event Concludes


* Delegates may be eligble for Continuing Professional Development Points from various Medical Colleges and Professional bodies.