Penrith hosts ‘Together Achieving Better Health’ conference
31 Oct 2018
Penrith will host world-leading health experts and medical researchers at the inaugural Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District conference in November.
The “Together Achieving Better Health” Conference is a unique cross-discipline collaboration of clinicians, administrators and thought-leaders says Kay Hyman, NBMLHD Chief Executive.
“Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District has a well-established national and international research program and a proven history of implementing innovative, research-based healthcare solutions,” says Mrs Hyman.
“The conference is an opportunity for our staff and other delegates to connect, learn and share their experiences with colleagues from a range of backgrounds and disciplines.
“Importantly, the Conference will also be a forum for thought leaders and clinical innovators who are pushing the boundaries of healthcare and improving the patient experience.”
The keynote speaker is renowned psychiatrist Professor Ian Hickie, from The University of Sydney, who will explore how digital technology can transform mental health services in Australia.
Other topics and speakers include:
- ‘Compassion at work’, Mary Freer, Social Change Maker at Freerthinking
- ‘Hope Matters’, Louisa Hope, Patron, Louisa Hope Fund for Nurses
- Professor Phillip O’Neill, Director, Centre for Western Sydney, Western Sydney University
- Professor Mohamed Khadra AO, Director Strategy and Innovation, NBMLHD
- ‘Moving towards patient centred care’, Associate Professor Charlie Corke, University Hospital Geelong
- ‘Commissioning the digital hospital’, Dr Michael Cleary, Metro South Hospital and Health Services QLD
The patient benefits of NBMLHD’s innovative telehealth services, including the award-winning NBMLHD telehealth tuberculosis care program, are among the topics in over 20 abstract presentations and workshops designed to deeply immerse delegates in emerging trends in healthcare.
A business breakfast on the conference program helps connect national and international business leaders with local leaders in education, health and business.
David Borger, Western Sydney Director of the Sydney Business Chamber is the keynote speaker at the breakfast which is sponsored by The Quarter.
NBMLHD is a foundation partner in The Quarter a precinct covering parts of Penrith, St Marys, Werrington and Kingswood, including Nepean Hospital a major teaching hospital undergoing a billion dollar redevelopment. The Quarter is a unique collaboration of healthcare providers, tertiary and vocational education institutions, businesses and Penrith City Council.