National meetings

2018 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting

30 May 2018 | by Choosing Wisely Australia

About the event

The 2018 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting was held on Wednesday 30 May at the National Convention Centre Canberra. The event brought together more than 200 members, key stakeholders and influencers of the Choosing Wisely initiative, now in its third year. It is an opportunity for health professionals, consumers, researchers, funders and policy makers to come together to discuss, engage and network on topics related to reducing unnecessary care.

At the 2018 National Meeting, participants:

  • Engaged with the Choosing Wisely Australia community and foster the exchange of ideas
  • Heard about practical and implementable examples of projects on Choosing Wisely and their impact to date
  • Learnt about the impact of Choosing Wisely Australia

Keynote speaker

2018 Wolfson meeting

Daniel Wolfson

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the ABIM Foundation

Mr Daniel Wolfson was keynote speaker for this event. Mr. Wolfson is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the ABIM Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation focused on advancing medical professionalism and physician leadership to improve the health care system. Mr. Wolfson has been instrumental in leading the Choosing Wisely campaign in the US.

Master of Ceremonies

2018 Mccrossin meeting

Julie McCrossin

Broadcaster, journalist

Our Master of Ceremonies was Julie McCrossin - broadcaster, journalist and head and neck cancer survivor

Choosing Wisely in Australia Update

Dr Robyn Lindner
Client Relations Manager, Health & Technologies
NPS MedicineWise

Keynote address

Daniel Wolfson
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
ABIM Foundation

Working with students and educators to include Choosing Wisely in medical culture

Dr Derek Sherwood
Ophthalmologist
Nelson Eye Specialists

Chair
Council of Medical Colleges in New Zealand

Medico-legal drivers of low value care: It’s more complicated than fear of litigation

Associate Professor Nola Ries
Faculty of Law
University of Technology Sydney

Optimising communication with general practitioners to sustain deprescribing decisions in hospital

Mai Duong
Research Pharmacist, Kolling Institute
Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney

9:45 – 10:00

Welcome

Wally Bell Ngunawal Elder ‘Welcome to Country’
10:00 – 10:10

Official opening

Dr Lynn Weekes CEO, NPS MedicineWise
10:15 – 10:25

Choosing Wisely in Australia update

Dr Robyn Lindner Client Relations Manager, Health & Technologies NPS MedicineWise
10:25 – 11:00

Keynote address

Daniel Wolfson Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer ABIM Foundation
11:00 – 11:35

Innovating for culture change

Dr David Rosengren Deputy Executive Director Operations Metro North Hospital and Health Service
Camilla Radia-George Manager, Innovation Projects Safer Care Victoria
Daniel Wolfson Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer ABIM Foundation
Dr Walid Jammal General Practitioner Hills Family General Practice, Lecturer University of Technology Sydney & Western Sydney University
Leanne Wells Chief Executive Officer Consumers Health Forum of Australia
11:35 – 11:55

Networking break

12:00 – 12:30

Lessons learned from Champion Health Services

Dr Matthew Anstey Intensivist Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Chair Choosing Wisely Advisory Group
Therese Kelly Project Manager, Choosing Wisely Gold Coast Health
Asmara Jammali-Blasi Project Lead, Choosing Wisely State Collaborative (Victoria) Austin Hospital
Dr Paul Buntine Emergency Physician Box Hill Hospital
12:30 – 13:00

Changing culture through health professional education and training

Dr Derek Sherwood Ophthalmologist Nelson Eye Specialists, Chair Council of Medical Colleges in New Zealand ‘Working with students and educators to include Choosing Wisely in medical culture’
Karen Thrift Clinical Services Specialist NPS MedicineWise ‘Implementing Choosing Wisely – role of education outreach visiting (EOV) in general practice’
13:00 – 13:55

Lunch

14:00 – 14:40

Spreading the Choosing Wisely message to engage the healthcare community

Vanessa Simpson Clinical Lead, Choosing Wisely NPS MedicineWise
Lyndell Coutts Communications Lead, Choosing Wisely NPS MedicineWise ‘Shaping a better conversation’
Gary Power Deputy Chair, Consumer Advisory Group Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Dr Paresh Dawda GP and Director Prestantia Health
14:45 – 15:45

Cutting through the noise: addressing barriers to reducing low value care

Joshua Zadro Physiotherapist, Postdoctoral Research Fellow School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney ‘Physiotherapists’ beliefs regarding their association’s Choosing Wisely recommendations’
Associate Professor Nola Ries Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney ‘Medico-legal drivers of low value care: It’s more complicated than fear of litigation’
Mai Duong Research Pharmacist, Kolling Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney ‘Optimising communication with general practitioners to sustain deprescribing decisions in hospital’
Malcolm Stringer General Manager Pathology Queensland ‘A collaborative approach in using casemix to identify variation in clinical pathology services’
15:45 – 16:00

How to get involved & meeting wrap-up

16:00 – 18:30

Joint networking drinks with National Medicine Symposium delegates

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