IHACPA Conference 2023

Brisbane, Australia + Virtual | 9 - 11 August 2023


James O'Loghlin

Conference Host

James O’Loghlin is one of Australia’s most respected and recognisable media personalities with a passion for Practical Innovation.

An experienced corporate speaker, master facilitator, corporate comedian and media personality, James is perhaps best known as the host of over 300 episodes of “The New inventors” on ABC-TV, and for his witty and entertaining programs on ABC Local Radio.

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Peter Rowsthorn

Dinner Host

Beloved Australian comedian Peter Rowsthorn brings his magnetic personality to the IHACPA stage as the host of our conference dinner. Known for his role as long-suffering husband and pants-man Brett Craig on Australian TV classic "Kath & Kim", Peter is a dynamic entertainer and MC with three decades of performance experience.

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Keynote speakers

Jody Currie

Founding Board Director, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing and Aged Care Council, Australia

Jody is a Mununjahli Yugambeh person with traditional ties to Country between the Logan and Tweed rivers. She is a Professor of Indigenous Practice at the Queensland University of Technology.

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David O'Toole

President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canada

A driving force in Canada's health care system, David O’Toole is President and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) where he spearheads health data and information priorities in collaboration with federal, provincial, and territorial governments.

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Dinesh Palipana OAM

Doctor, Gold Coast University Hospital, Australia

Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM was in medical school when a car accident left him paralyzed from the chest down. He graduated as the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland.

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Jason Sutherland

Professor and Interim Director, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr Jason Sutherland is Professor and Interim Director of the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) at the University of British Columbia's School of Population and Public Health.

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Tom Symondson

Chief Executive Officer, Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA), Australia

Tom Symondson is the inaugural CEO of the Aged and Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA), a national body representing over 1,100 aged care providers in Australia.

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Euan Wallace AM

Secretary, VIC Department of Health, Australia

As Secretary of the VIC Department of Health, Professor Euan Wallace AM brings over three decades of expertise in clinical practice and research alongside 15 years in governance.

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Ian Yates AM

Interim Inspector General of Aged Care, Australia

With a decorated career across the aged care sector, Ian Yates AM currently serves as Interim Inspector-General of Aged Care in the Australian Government.

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Invited Speakers

Lesley Bryce

Founder, Bell Cares Inc, Australia

Lesley Bryce is the Founder of Bell Cares Inc, an organisation that offers support services for elders to access aged care services that help them to age safely and well in their own home.

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Adam Coltzau

Board Member, IHACPA, Australia

Dr Adam Coltzau is a Board Member of the Pricing Authority at IHACPA, in addition to his role as the Director of Medical Services at St George's Hospital in rural Queensland. H

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Philip Haywood

Health Economist and Physician, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Australia

Dr Philip Haywood is a health economist and physician leading the health systems resilience program at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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Stephen Judd

Deputy Chair of Aged Care Pricing, IHACPA, Australia

Dr Stephen Judd AM is the Deputy Chair of Aged Care Pricing at IHACPA, along with being the Senior Visiting Fellow at the School of Population Health (UNSW Medicine) at the University of New South Wales, and up until the end of 2022 was the inaugural Fellow at the Council on the Ageing, a peak consumer advocacy group.

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Rhonda Kerr

Executive Director, Economics Health Services and Planning, Guidelines and Economists Network International (GENI), Australia

Rhonda Kerr has over 35 years of experience as a Health Economist and Health facilities planner. Her work has played a pivotal role in more than 40 hospital and health development projects in Australia and abroad.

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Sarah Neville

Australian Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Australia/USA

Sarah Neville, Ph.D., is a 2022-23 Australian Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. Currently serving as the Director of Analytics at IHACPA, Sarah has spent a decade working across the Australian healthcare system, setting the price of hospital services to make funding more transparent and equitable.

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Michael Woods

Professor of Health Economics, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Michael Woods is a Professor of Health Economics at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), with a research focus on aged care, the health workforce and health funding.

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