APAC Forum is not only recognised for tackling relevant health challenges and encouraging leading-edge innovation, but also for attracting some of the best speakers in the world. Ko Awatea has this week named a few of the many international thought leaders that will speak at their 5th APAC Forum in Sydney come September.
Among the big names is Janine Shepherd, an Australian pilot and former cross-country skier whose premier athletic career ended when she was hit by a truck while training for the winter Olympics. Janine’s story of defying the odds is both moving and inspiring. Her presentation will provide consumer insights, to all those working in the healthcare industry, and demonstrate how our care for our patients can literally change a life.
Returning as an APAC Forum keynote for the second year is Professor Jonathon Gray. The Ko Awatea director’s 2015 keynote presentation, which stressed the need for collaboration across the healthcare sector to influence significant change, earned him a standing ovation and a humbling amount of praise via social media.
Also returning for subsequent APAC Forum’s is Australian Professor Dorothy Jones. Dorothy is a senior medical executive with extensive health sector experience and is the foundation professor of Clinical Safety and Quality at Curtin University. She was the foundation director of WA Health’s Office of Safety & Quality and is a demonstrated national leader of clinical improvement and governance systems. Dorothy’s explicit interest is in making Australian public health services safe, effective and a high quality experience for patients and their families.
Fellow Australian Dr Paresh Dawda will also speak at APAC Forum 2016. Paresh is a GP and Senior Research Fellow at APHCRI. His areas of expertise, and research, are clinical leadership, quality and patient safety improvement, and primary care.
APAC Forum attracts not only the best from healthcare, but also looks to learn from leaders and entrepreneurs from other sectors. This year strategic consultant, Tim Keogh, from London-based company April will take the stage to share what he’s learnt from working with a range of high-profile commercial and healthcare organisations around the world. His work is focused on creating customer-focused culture, improving patient experience, and nurturing engaged and happy teams.
Other speakers confirmed for APAC Forum 2016 include:
- Australia’s Professor Dorothy Jones, Executive Director, Quality & Safety Division Professor, Clinical Safety & Quailty, Curtin University
- Australia’s Dr Paresh Dawda, GP and Senior Research Fellow at APHCRI
- London’s Tim Keogh, partner at April Strategic
- Singapore’s Dr Chien Earn Lee, ceo of Changi General Hospital and chair of the Singapore Health Improvement Network (SHINe)
- Australia’s A/Professor Marie Bismark, the University of Melbourne
- USA’s Dr Rashad Massoud, director of USAID ASSIST Project/URC
- USA’s Paul Plsek, chair for Innovation at the Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle), advisor at Kaiser- Permanente, and investigator with Harvard School of Public Health
- Sweden’s Göran Henriks, chief executive of learning and innovation at Qulturum, Jönköping County
- Auckland’s Professor Andrew Hill, surgeon, assistant dean and head of the South Auckland Clinical Campus, University of Auckland, clinical director research at Ko Awatea
- New Zealand’s Aiden Holliday, co-founder of 3e Leader
- New Zealand’s Brenton Bai, co-founder of 3e Leader
- USA’s Mike Wagner, executive director of The Advisory Board Company
The APAC Forum 2016 programme is a work in progress. Ko Awatea will continue to announce confirmed speakers over the coming months. If you are interested in speaking at APAC Forum 2016 please submit a speaker abstract.