AFR 10th Annual Health Congress: Building a healthcare system around people and their needs


This three-day event brings together thinkers, policy-makers and
practitioners to discuss new proposals and examine the challenges and
implications for reform of Australia’s healthcare industry.

The first day of the congress has a focus on health policy. It will be chaired by CPD’s John Menadue, with Ian McAuley also speaking, on the State/Federal administrative divide. Full details of the sessions and speakers can be found in the conference program – topics covered include:

  • National mental health policy: the urgent need for reform
  • Rationalisation of the PHI industry
  • Crossing the State / Federal administrative divide
  • Chronic disease management
  • Improving consumer access in primary healthcare
  • Investing in the nation through rural health
  • Harnessing the mixed private and public health systems
  • A future health system architecture based around the consumer
  • Pharmaceuticals and PBS
  • Indigenous Health – where do we go wrong?
  • Charting the safety and quality of Australian Healthcare
  • eHealth enabling better safety and quality
  • Technology as an enabler of remote diagnostics

The conference organisers have recorded an interview with John Menadue which offers a preview of his presentation. You can watch it (in two sections) below.



The congress will be held at Dockside, in Sydney’s Cockle Bay. It is
aimed at people who work within the industry – and is priced for
organisational budgets – but CPD supporters are entitled to a 10%
discount. Register through the conference organisers.

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