The Future of Medicare Conference

The Future of Medicare Conference is a timely event as the Abbott government debates a full over haul of the Australian healthcare system.

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The Future of Medicare Conference 13-14 Aug 2014 Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
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As Medicare turned 30 at the start of 2014, it was becoming increasingly obvious that cracks in the system could no longer be ignored. The May 13th Budget, as expected, outlined many changes that the government would like to introduce. Some of these measures have been met with hostility and have sparked much debate and discussion.The reforms that survive to implementation stage remain to be seen but the proposed overhaul of the universal healthcare system has ruffled many feathers.This conference presents a chance for government representatives, regulators, health care providers in the public and private sector, educators and private investors to come together and debate the proposed changes to Medicare as well as discuss the best practice methods of implementing new measures and frameworks. A discussion and networking opportunity not to be missed.

Speakers: Terry Barnes, Principal, Cormorant Policy Advice, Stephen Leeder; Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Menzies Centre for Health Policy and School of Public Health; Chair | Western Sydney Local Health District Board; Director | Research and Education Network | Western Sydney Local Health District, Editor-in-Chief, Medical Journal of Australia, Dr Paul Gross, Director, Institute of Health Economics and Technology Assessment and Director, Health Group Strategies Pty Ltd, Australian and Greater China, Professor John Dwyer AO, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of New South Wales and Founder of the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance, Dr Anne-marie Boxall, Director, Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, Adjunct Lecturer at University of Sydney, Dr Avnesh Ratnanesan, Founder and CEO, Energesse, Dr Deon Schoombie, Executive Director, Australia Self Medication Industry (ASMI), Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Council of Australia, Dr Tim Senior, Medical Advisor, Aboriginal Health, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Fronscesca Jackson-Webb, Section Editor: Health + Medicine, The Conversation Media Group, Elizabeth de Somer, Director Policy and Advocacy, Medicines Australia, Professor Anthony Harris, Director, Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, Kerry Hegarty, CEO and Managing Director, Sienna Diagnostics