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We have lined up a range of inspiring, eminent keynote speakers, insightful concurrent and plenary sessions, and lively panel discussions to explore the conference theme: 'Activity based funding into the future: Responsive. Relevant. Reliable.'

Keynote speakers

Sally Lewis

Dr Sally Lewis

National Clinical Lead for Value-Based and Prudent Healthcare NHS Wales / Honorary Professor at Swansea School of Medicine

Sally has front-line experience of primary care at its most challenging. She rebuilt a struggling GP practice into one of the most successful in South-East Wales giving insight into clinical leadership and business management requirements to serve a deserving local population with limited resources.

A career in medical-management, led to her appointment to Assistant Medical Director for Value-Based care in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (2014). Current interests include the utilisation of Value-Based principles to allocate resources in publicly funded systems, patient outcome data and digital transformation.

Still practising as a GP, Sally is now National Clinical Lead for Value-Based and Prudent Healthcare and Honorary Professor at Swansea School of Medicine.

Louise Schaper

Dr Louise Schaper

Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Institute of Digital Health

Dr Louise Schaper is the CEO of the peak body for health informatics and digital health — the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH), which was formed from a merger between the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI), the institute calls on new members and fellows to join the digital health movement. Her appointment as CEO of Australasian Institute of Digital Health came on the back of 10 years of experience in, and applied passion for, health informatics.

With a background as an occupational therapist and a PhD on technology acceptance amongst healthcare professionals, Louise is a world leader in allied health informatics and is intimately connected to Australia's substantial health reform efforts, where e- health is a key enabler to achieving high quality, safe, sustainable and patient-centred care.

In addition to her leadership of HISA, Louise was on the Advisory Board for Stanford Medicine X 2013 conference, has been part of NEHTA's Clinical Leads team and previously chaired the E-Health International Advisory Group of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Tobias Wirén

Dr Tobias Wirén

Business Area Manager, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Capio Orthopedics, Sweden

Dr Tobias Wirén is a medical doctor and an orthopaedic surgeon at Capio St Görans hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been head of department 2007-2018. Since 2017, Dr Wiren has been the manager of the Capio Orthopedics business area in Sweden covering five high volume arthroplasty units. Dr Wiren is involved in the development of the bundled payments for hip and knee procedure in Stockholm since 2009.

Tobias was a keynote speaker at the 34th annual Patient Classification Systems International conference held in Copenhagen in November 2019. His presentation was related to how his hospital implemented bundled payments for hip and knee procedures in Stockholm in 2009 and the challenges he had encountered.

Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Dr Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Professor of Health Care Management, Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Ezekiel J. Emanuel is Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

From January 2009 to January 2011, he served as special advisor for health policy to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Since 1997 he was chair of the Department of Bioethics at The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health and a breast oncologist.

Dr. Emanuel received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard University. After completing his internship and residency in internal medicine at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital and his oncology fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, he joined the faculty at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

He has since been a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UCLA, the Brin Professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School, and the Kovitz Professor at Stanford Medical School and visiting professor at New York University Law School.

Dr. Emanuel has written and edited 9 books and over 200 scientific articles. He is currently a columnist for the New York Times.

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