The annual NSW Health Innovation Symposium brings together thought leaders from across the health system, from acute hospital care to policy development, health promotion, community health, researchers and innovators, with a commitment to improve health and wellbeing. The Symposium creates a unique environment for exchanging ideas, gaining new insights, and demonstrating cutting-edge technology impacting the health system now. Looking at what is on the horizon is also a key focus of the NSW Health Innovation Symposium program each year.
Capturing the theme, Our Health Story, Our Health Future, the 2017 program highlighted the successes of NSW Health and showcased ground-breaking research and health care innovations, emphasising NSW Government’s commitment to staying at the forefront of health and medical research.
The 2017 NSW Health Innovation Symposium provided attendees with practical opportunities to participate, innovate, and prepare for the future of the health system, within a culture of high quality care. The program encouraged attendees to move forward towards leadership at every level.
This year’s speakers included:
- The Hon Brad Hazzard, Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research
- Professor Michael West, Head of Thought Leadership for the King’s Fund (UK)
- Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Public Health at University of Strathclyde, and previously the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland (2005-2014)
- Michael Coutts-Trotter, Secretary NSW Department of Family and Community Services
- Shara Evans, Futurist keynote speaker
- Dr Payal Mukherjee, ENT Research lead at the Royal Prince Alfred Institute of Academic Surgery and Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney
- Mark McCrindle, award-winning social researcher and influential thought leader.
The 2017 Symposium, with its engaging and inspiring speakers, left attendees inspired, motivated and excited about the future of the health system.