The APAC Forum is recognised for attracting prestigious speakers and thought leaders. We are currently busy confirming our 2017 programme, and speaker agreements, so please check back here regularly for an up-to-date list of who you will see and hear from at the 6th APAC Forum on the Gold Coast this September.
We invite you to submit an oral abstract submission for the 6th APAC Forum in Queensland. Our APAC Forum 2017 reviewers are calling for speakers who are determined to make positive improvement to the health and wellbeing of their communities to step forward. They are looking for presentations that showcase innovation and leadership, and represent a significant contribution to the advancement of healthcare. Please note that speaker abstracts must be submitted by midnight NZDT Friday, 28 April 2017.
Please note that abstracts can only be submitted electronically and must use the provided template. You will receive notification regarding the outcome of your submission on Monday 12 June 2017. Please be aware that the decision of the APAC Forum office is final and that spaces on the APAC Forum programme are limited. We appreciate your understanding if your abstract cannot be accommodated in this year’s programme and encourage you to stay involved with the Forum by submitting a poster abstract, excellence award nomination, or resubmitting your oral abstract next year.
Dr Gill Hicks MBE, M.A.D for Peace, Australia
After being severely and permanently injured in the 2005 London bombings, Gill founded a non-profit consultancy focused global, sustainable peace. She is considered one of the most powerful, thought provoking speakers in Australia.
Professor Jonathon Gray, Ko Awatea, New Zealand
Director of Ko Awatea, Jonathon has more than 20 years’ experience, a masters in Public Health from Harvard, and is a highly acclaimed expert in healthcare improvement and innovative service development.
Dr Rishi Manchanda, Chief Medical Officer & Author, United States
Author of The Upstream Doctors, founder of HealthBegins, and evangelist of the ‘upstreamist’ movement, Rishi shares breakthrough solutions to reinvigorate primary care in the US and protect the future of our health by addressing the social and environmental conditions at the source of illness.
Cam Calkoen, Inspirational Speaker, New Zealand
Born with Cerebral Palsy, Cam was told that his biggest challenges would be the way he walks and talks, but he dreamed big to become an athletic gold medalist, highly effective charitable fundraiser, social entrepreneur and now a globally renowned inspirational speaker.
Jordan Nguyen, Biomedical Engineer, Australia
Dr Jordan Nguyen is a TV writer and presenter, ‘engineer for humanity’, renowned keynote speaker, and futurist.
Rachel Callander, Artist and Advocate, Australia
Rachel is an author, artist, advocate and speaker. After losing her daughter Evie, who had a rare chromosome condition, Rachel turned her talent to capturing the beauty and abilities of other children with ‘Super Powers’ – a term she coined to flip the deficit mentality often reached for when describing disability.
Helen Bevan, NHS England, United Kingdom
Dr Helen Bevan is acknowledged globally for her expertise and energy for large-scale change in health and care. During her 25 years as a change leader in the English National Health Service, Helen has been at the forefront of many NHS improvement initiatives…
Paresh Dawda, Ochre Health, Australia
Dr Paresh Dawda is a practicing GP, ACT Regional Medical Director for Ochre Health, an organisation that operates a number of integrated care clinics and Regional Clinical Director with National Home Doctor Service, an after-hours primary care provider.
Joe McCannon, Billions Institute, United States
Joe McCannon is co-founder and CEO of the Billions Institute. He was previously an appointee in the Obama Administration, serving as Senior Advisor to the Administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Maxine Power, Haelo, United Kingdom
Professor Maxine Power is the Chief Executive of Haelo, Salford’s Innovation and Improvement Science Centre. She works with improvement teams in Salford, regionally in Greater Manchester, nationally in England and globally…
Junaid Bajwa, NHSEngland and MSD, United Kingdom
Dr Junaid Bajwa is a GP, a Clinical Associate on the NHSE New Models of Care Programme, and the Executive Director of Healthcare Services for MSD (UK).
Jim Easton, Care UK, England
Jim Easton has been an executive in the healthcare system in England for over 25 years. He has held leadership positions in hospital services, mental health, primary care and national policy.
Chris Pointon, #hellomynameis, United Kingdom
Chris co-founded the #hellomynameis campaign with his inspiring (late) wife Dr Kate Granger MBE. Chris and Kate’s lives were turned upside down over five years ago when Kate was diagnosed with terminal cancer whilst holidaying in California…
David Rankin, Medibank Private, Australia
Dr David Rankin is an experienced healthcare executive who has worked in the public, private and government sectors in Australia and New Zealand.
Brenton Bai, 3e Leader, New Zealand
Brenton has been communicating to large audiences throughout New Zealand and Australia since the age of 20, building a reputation as a dynamic speaker…
Aiden Holliday, 3e Leader, New Zealand
Aiden’s journey began with a vision and a mission to develop a national and international, organisation that realized, equipped, motivated and released tertiary students. This was the proving ground for Aiden’s rising passion in leadership, strategic management and mentoring/coaching skills…
Tim Smyth, Western New Primary Health Network, Australia
With degrees in medicine, law and business administration, Dr Tim Smyth is an experienced senior executive and company director. He has had an extensive career across all facets of the NSW public sector health system.
David Rosengren, Queensland Health, Australia
Dr David Rosengren is an Emergency Physician with over 15 years clinical and management experience in both public and private hospitals.