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2022 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting - 3 May

08 Sept 2021 | by Choosing Wisely Australia

With the theme Choosing Wisely for a sustainable health system, this year’s National Meeting is offering a platform for Choosing Wisely members and supporters, consumer advocates, health services and other healthcare influencers to reflect on the some of the key challenges facing our health system and the role that consumers and health professionals can play within it to support a sustainable health system.

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Registration for the Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting is now open. We welcome all delegates and look forward to seeing you online at this virtual event.


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Registration Fees

The registration fee for all virtual attendees is $100.

The fee is in Australian dollars and includes 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Payment

Registration fees must be paid by MasterCard or Visa at the time of registration. Note that payments will appear as Expert Events on your credit card statement.

How to register

You must register your participation via the CWA 2022 online portal. You will receive an immediate confirmation via email, including a paid tax invoice. If you do not receive this email, please first check your junk box, then contact [email protected].


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Program

Program correct as at 1 March 2022

Time Program Speaker
9.30-9.45am Welcome to Country and conference opening Uncle Alan and Dr Caroline West
9.45-10.25am International Keynote address: Future directions of Choosing Wisely Dr Wendy Levinson, Choosing Wisely Canada
10.25-10.30am Moving Wisely
10.30-11.00am Keynote presentation: Partnering with consumers to improve health systems Professor Anne Duggan, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare
11.00-11.15am Break and poster session
11.15-11.45am Keynote presentation: Increasing staff engagement to improve hospital performance Dr Niharika Garud, University of Melbourne
11.45- 11.50am Moving Wisely
11.50-12.20pm Keynote presentation: Designing behaviour change programs to reduce low value care Associate Professor Denise O'Connor, Monash University and Cabrini Health
12.20-12.25pm Moving Wisely
12.25-12.55pm Interactive sessions - Future directions of Choosing Wisely
12.55-1.25pm Lunch
1.25-2.00pm Lightning talks

Choosing Wisely for environmental sustainability

Partnering with consumers to improve health systems

Lessons learned from the pandemic: from reducing low-value care to engaging consumer

Reducing unnecessary care: from aged care and disability care to transitions of care settings

2.00-2.15pm Break and poster presentations
2.15-2.45pm Keynote presentation: Reducing low value care for a sustainable health system Professor Rachelle Buchbinder, Monash University and Cabrini Health
2.45-2.50pm Moving Wisely
2.50-3.20pm Keynote presentation: Reducing low value care for environmental sustainability Dr Arnagretta Hunter, Australian National University
3.20-3.45pm Closing panel: Perspectives on future healthcare trends and sustainability Professor Rachelle Buchbinder, Monash Universtiy and Cabrini Health
Dr Arnagretta Hunter, Australian National University

Debra Letica, Consumer representative

3.45-3.55pm Presentation of the inaugural Choosing Wisely Champion Awards
3.55-4.05pm Reflections from consumer rapporteurs
4.05-4.15pm Closing address

Speakers

Dr Caroline West - Master of Ceremonies

Caroline West

Dr Caroline West is a GP and Medical Advisor for NPS Medicine Wise. As a GP she has worked in both city and rural / remote locations. Caroline is the past President of the Australasian Society for Lifestyle medicine and she has expertise in her interest areas of preventative medicine, exercise, nutrition, sleep, performance, the Quality Use of Medicines and technologies and mental health. Dr Caroline is also well known as a medical journalist and broadcaster. She has been the host/ reporter on programs including Ask the Doctor, Catalyst, Beyond 2000, Beyond Tomorrow, Good Medicine, Guide to the Good Life and 60 minutes. As a health commentator , Caroline regularly appears on a variety of TV programs including The Drum and The Project and is a regular on radio, podcasts and in print.

Dr Wendy Levinson

Wendy Levinson

Dr. Wendy Levinson is a Professor of Medicine and Past Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is an expert in the field of physician-patient communication, studying topics including the disclosure of medical errors to patients and informed decision making. She is the Chair of Choosing Wisely Canada, a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments, and procedures. She also coordinates Choosing Wisely International, a collaborative of the Choosing Wisely campaigns in over 30 countries worldwide. In 2014, Dr. Levinson was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for her work.

Dr Arnagretta Hunter

Arnagretta

Dr Arnagretta Hunter is a physician, cardiologist and the Human Futures Fellow, College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University. She has practiced medicine in major cities and regional centres with patient‐centred focus. She has a broad interest in public policy across Australia and internationally. She is a member of the ANU Institute for Climate Disaster and Energy Solutions and is chair of the Commission for the Human Future. She is a cohost of Policy Forum Podcast for the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy. Her research work is diverse and centres around human health and wellbeing, the relationship between health an the environment, and the challenge of climate change. She is a Bob and June Prickett Churchill Fellow for 2019 examining narrative medicine. She is based on Ngunnawal land in Canberra.

Assoc Prof Denise O'Connor

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Denise O’Connor is Associate Professor and Co-Deputy Director of the Monash-Cabrini Department of Musculoskeletal Health and Clinical Epidemiology, in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and Cabrini Health. She is Director of the Australasian Satellite of Cochrane Collaboration Effective Practice and Organisation of Care, which publishes reviews of interventions to improve health care delivery and systems. She is also Editor with Cochrane Musculoskeletal, which publishes reviews of interventions for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. She is lead investigator of Wiser Healthcare, a research collaboration of over 100 researchers across four Australian universities aimed at reducing overdiagnosis, overtesting and overtreatment. She also leads the Australian node of the Audit and Feedback MetaLab, an international research collaboration that aims to improve healthcare outcomes by optimising performance feedback. Denise is an implementation scientist and health services researcher and her work explores the causes of, and the design and evaluation of solutions to address, research translation problems. This includes reducing low-value care and improving uptake of effective and efficient models of healthcare service delivery. She uses quantitative methods such as randomised trials, evidence syntheses and qualitative methods. A/Prof O’Connor has received over $17 million in competitive research funding in the last 5 FTE years and has over 100 publications.

Professor Rachelle Buchbinder

March 2016

Rachelle Buchbinder combines rheumatology practice with clinical research. She is an NHMRC Investigator Fellow, Director of the Monash-Cabrini Department Musculoskeletal Health and Clinical Epidemiology at Cabrini Health, and a Professor in the Monash University Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. She is known internationally as a vocal proponent of evidence-based medicine and for her landmark studies, particularly those examining treatments accepted into practice before their proper evaluation. Her book, 'Hippocrasy, how doctors are betraying their oath', written with Prof Ian Harris (a Sydney-based orthopaedic surgeon) and with support from a Rockefeller Foundation writing fellowship at the Bellagio Center in Italy, was published at the end of 2021.

Prof Anne Duggan

Anne duggan

Professor Anne Duggan is the Chief Medical Officer at the Commission, providing expert clinical advice for the wide range of programs managed by the organisation.

Professor Duggan is a highly respected gastroenterologist with significant operating and leadership experience in a range of healthcare settings. She is also Conjoint Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle.

Professor Duggan is passionate about improving healthcare services through sharing knowledge and collaborating across all aspects of the health system. She leads the development of the Commission's Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation series.

As Chief Medical Officer, Professor Duggan has a significant role in identifying potential synergies, partnerships and opportunities across the Australian health sector in collaboration with all health sector stakeholders, and providing leadership and education around the latest evidence on safety and quality in health care.

As of September 2021 Anne is Chair of the new Australian Government Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Advisory Committee (MRAC).

As of November 2021 Anne is a member of the Expert Panel of Ahpra and Medical Board of Australia Review of the Regulation of Health Practitioners in Cosmetic Surgery

Debra Letica

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Debra is passionate about improving health equity & literacy, safety & quality use of medicine, and empowering other consumers to be active in their health care to support shared decision making.

Currently she is a community/consumer member of the Pharmacy Registration Board of Western Australia, Choosing Wisely Advisory Group, NPS Medicine Wise Consumer Advisory Group and Co-Chair of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Consumer Advisory Group.

Dr Niharika Garud

Niharika Garud Bio Profile photo

Dr. Garud is a Senior Lecturer in Management at Faculty of Business & Economics at University of Melbourne. She is also a Research Fellow at Centre for Asian Business & Economics and Change Management Theme Coordinator, Building CRC 4.0 initiative. Niharika’s interests for research, teaching, executive education, engagement and industry collaborations lie in areas of organizational behavior and psychology, technology and innovation management, judgment and decision-making, management of people and performance, entrepreneurship, behavioral strategy and operations, R&D management (management of scientists, product development teams and processes, innovation labs) and engineering management. She has published in top management journals, such as Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Personnel Psychology, Harvard Business Review, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development among others. She has won numerous awards, grants, and fellowships for research, teaching, engagement in USA, Asia, Australia. She works in numerous interdisciplinary management research projects with industry partners. Niharika conducts research, engagement, consulting projects, executive education offerings for private and public sector firms, startups, non-profits, and government agencies. Her collaborations include multiple Fortune 500 firms, government departments and agencies, research laboratories (such as CSIRO), industry associations, startups, small & medium enterprises in many industry sectors, such as technology, hitech, manufacturing, real-estate, mining and software IT sectors among others. She shares her research and industry engagement work extensively as an invited speaker at academic conferences and industry events.

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