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AGPAL & QIP 2018 Conference: program now available

AGPAL & QIP 2018 Conference
17 – 19 May, Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Early bird registrations now closed.

Our action-packed AGPAL and QIP 2018 Conference program is now available with so much more than only accreditation.

Encompassing a range of sessions and workshops offering valuable insights and teachings into an array of topics, your practice is sure to benefit. With a program relating to the new 5th edition Standards, practice improvements and practical learnings you’ll gain insight into topics such as social media management, effective business planning, advanced level infection control, managing millennials, the new QI PIP incentive, mindfulness and well-being, and so much more!

It’s also the perfect opportunity for you to connect with hundreds of like-minded, quality focused professionals involved in Australia’s health and community services sectors while having a ball at our interactive and exciting social events. With more than only accreditation on the agenda, we aim to ‘Celebrate Quality’ as we all learn and engage to improve our knowledge and skills.

To celebrate our program release we’d like to introduce our four national and international keynote speakers:

PLENARY 1: Dr Nwando Olayiwola
Getting to Great: Using Innovation to Strengthen the Medical Neighbourhood

Renowned international physician, professor, and inaugural Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for RubiconMD, a leading health technology platform that improves access to specialty care for underserved patients, will share how you can use innovation to excel and move from being ‘good’ to achieving ‘great’.  Nwando’s dynamic presentation style will have you hanging on her every word as she explains why we need innovation in health care and the importance of thinking outside of the box to strengthen the medical neighbourhood.

Professor (Dr.) Nwando Olayiwola was a 2014 Marshall Memorial Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the US and has contributed to primary care transformation and health systems strengthening across the United States and in Singapore, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Australia and for the European Forum for Primary Care.


PLENARY 2: Professor Patrick McGorry AO
Australia’s mental breakdown

Although quality of life in Australia is above the OECD average in terms of health, wealth and education, almost half of Australians will experience a mental health condition at some time in their life.  Mental illness is also the leading health issue facing young people worldwide.

Given this, we are delighted to have Professor Patrick McGorry Executive Director of Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, join us to share the powerful case for transformational reform and how you can make a positive difference to the mental health of patients, family and friends.

Professor Patrick McGorry is a world-leading researcher in the area of early psychosis and youth mental health, and has a strong interest in promoting the mental health of the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers.  He has also played a major part in the transformational reform of mental health services to better serve the needs of vulnerable young people.


PLENARY 3: Craig Rispin
Know First, Be First, Profit First

Craig Rispin is a Business Futurist and Innovation Expert with expertise in emerging business, people and technology trends – and how companies can profit from them.

With more than 20 years’ experience working where the future has been created with some of the most innovative countries in the world, Craig offers a wealth of knowledge on future trends and how to Know First, Be First and Profit First.

Craig excels at bringing content to life!  He is an inspirational, award-winning key note speaker and certainly one you will not want to miss!


PLENARY 4: Levi McGarth
Conductor in Life

Levi McGrath is the Assistant Music Director with the School of Hard Knocks and Melbourne Street Choir Inc., committed to music and social justice.

Levi draws on his experiences both overseas, with former Ugandan child soldiers and on home soil with Australia’s homeless community. His main objective is to motivate and inspire a new generation of people to stand up and make a difference!

Levi will also be joined by the ARIA, Logie and Helmann award winning Choir of Hard Knocks as they perform some of their top songs.