Deeble Lecture and panel discussion: Towards an integrated workforce

Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Venue: The National Portrait Gallery of Australia
Date: 26 October 2022 2:00pm to 26 October 2022 05:30pm

  

While the impact of the pandemic on the healthcare workforce has yet to be fully realised, managing the transition of the workforce to new and different ways of working on a permanent basis will be essential to ensuring a health workforce that is agile, valued and supported. This change will require a focus on community and patients, clarity of roles, communication, education and training, as well as strong clinical governance and mechanisms that support coordination and integration.

In this, the 2nd Deeble Lecture, Mr Michael Brennan (Chair, Productivity Commission) will consider the health workforce related policy measures that are required to ensure the most appropriate workforce to meet prevailing needs.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion reflecting on the complexities of the health workforce and the way we manage and set health workforce policy in Australia. Facilitated by Professor Anna Peeters (Deakin University), the panel of health leaders will include Mr Michael Pervan (Communities TAS), Ms Yasmin King (Skills IQ), Professor Lisa Nissen (QUT) and Adj. Assoc. Professor Paul Burgess (NT Health). 

Attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences, deep understanding, and knowledge of national health policy with the expert panel.

About the John Deeble Lecture and panel discussion

Often dubbed ‘the father of Medicare’, Professor John Deeble was a conceiver, implementer and defender of universal healthcare for nearly 50 years. The John Deeble Lecture has been established by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) to commemorate his life achievements as a distinguished scholar, health economist and health policy leader.

This lecture presented by AHHA is aimed at public sector leaders and executives, health executives and academics. It will be followed by a panel discussion reflecting on the complexities of the health workforce and the way we manage and set health workforce policy in Australia. Leaders will have the opportunity to share their experiences, deep understanding, and knowledge of national health policy.

About Mr Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan is Chair of the Productivity Commission. Previously Michael was Deputy Secretary, Fiscal Group, in the Federal Treasury with responsibility for budget policy, retirement incomes, Commonwealth-State relations, social policy and infrastructure financing. Prior to that, Michael was Deputy Secretary, Economic in the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance. Michael has also worked as an Associate Director in the economics and policy practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and as a senior adviser to Treasurers and Ministers for Finance at the State and Federal level.

Sidney Sax medal presentation dinner

Following the lecture, attendees may also choose to attend the Sidney Sax Medal presentation dinner at the National Portrait Gallery. The Sidney Sax Medal is awarded annually by the AHHA to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and improvement of the Australian healthcare system in the fields of health services policy, organisation, delivery and/or research (excluding clinical research). 

Event details: 

Note: all times are in AEST.

2.00pm – 5.30pm

Deeble Lecture and Panel Discussion (incl. afternoon break) 

6.00pm - 9.00pm 

Dinner and presentation of the 2022 Sidney Sax Medal (additional fee) 

Registration categories and costs:

  • 2022 Deeble Lecture and Panel Discussion ($80)

  • 2022 Deeble Lecture and Panel Discussion, including Dinner ($150) 

Members: Please visit our membership registration page or contact  for more information.