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NBMLHD Conference

Conference delivers thought-provoking insights

08 Apr 2021


We were proud to host our second Together Achieving Better Health Conference last week welcoming 223 delegates online and in-person.

For many conference-goers, the opportunity to learn from session presenters who shared information on specialised topics was one of the best parts. Across eight breakout sessions and six plenary speakers, thought provoking models of care dominated the two half-day event.

Highlights included a provocative and heartfelt address by Indigenous Affairs Editor for the ABC, Stan Grant; insight into Aboriginal traditional healing by the Anangu Ngangkari Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation; Gabrielle Morrissey Hansen, Director of Population Health, speech on the ABC’s of providing sincere and humanistic care to our patients, no matter your role; and insider tips on supporting our nursing and midwifery workforce from Associate Professor Lauretta Luck, Western Sydney University.

The Day 1 program concluded with an evening event where the tables turned on Annabel Crabb, political journalist and television host, who answered questions from staff on gender, raising teenage girls, and quirky unknown facts like hypnotising chickens or reversing a trailer.

We also had valuable insights from a long list of VIP speakers, including Dr Arthur Richardson, Hepato-Biliary, Upper Gastro-Intestinal and General Surgeon, Westmead Hospital; Jean-Frederic Levesque, CE, Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI); Professor Ralph Nanan, Head of Nepean Paediatric Immunology Unit; Professor S. Bruce Dowton, Vice-Chancellor & President Macquarie University; Dr Diane Watson, CE Bureau of Health Information; and Ms Elizabeth Koff, Secretary NSW Health.

Thank you to all presenters and session facilitators, many of whom were staff.