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WA ACHSM breakfast forum – Can economic analysis contribute to the sustainability of health care systems?

November 20, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am


The ACHSM WA Branch invites you to join keynote speaker Professor Michael Drummond and panelists Dr Neale Fong, Dr Matt Anstey, Ms Rebecca Brown, Adj A/Prof Learne Durrington for a breakfast forum on Monday 20 November 2017.

In the late 1990s the United Kingdom (UK) made a considerable investment in health services research, a major component of which was health technology assessment (HTA). A major feature of the HTAs conducted has been economic analysis, assessing the relative cost-effectiveness of health care treatments and programmes. This presentation assesses whether this investment has contributed to the sustainability of health care in the UK, how the impact of research can be enhanced and whether there are any lessons for other countries.

Keynote: Professor Michael Drummond

Panel: Dr Neale Fong, Dr Matt Anstey, Ms Rebecca Brown, Adj A/Prof Learne Durrington Date: Mon 20 Nov 2017

Time: 7.00 – 9.00am Venue: Nedlands Yacht Club, The Esplanade, Nedlands, 6009  

Attendee fees Member: $45                               Non-member: $60

Program 7:00 – 7:30AM Hot Buffet Breakfast/ Tea & Coffee 7:30 – 9:00AM Presentation & Panel Discussion

Michael Drummond BSc, MCom, DPhil is Professor of Health Economics and former Director of the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York. His particular field of interest is in the economic evaluation of health care treatments and programmes. He has undertaken evaluations in a wide range of medical fields including care of the elderly, neonatal intensive care, immunization programmes, services for people with AIDS, eye health care and pharmaceuticals.  He is the author of two major textbooks and more than 650 scientific papers, and has acted as a consultant to the World Health Organization and the European Union. He has been President of the International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care, and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. In October 2010 he was made a member of the National Academy of Medicine in the USA.  He is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief of Value in Health and has been awarded 3 honorary doctorates, from City University (London), Erasmus University (Rotterdam) and the University of Lisbon.

Dr Neale Fong is a registered medical practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in medical and health care delivery and leadership roles.  His strengths lie in reform and change management, developing strategic direction for healthcare organisations and leading over the entire spectrum of health policy and operational issues.

Adj A/Prof Learne Durrington, with more than 25 years’ experience in the management of government and not-for-profit organisations, Learne has a reputation for driving innovation within and across the health and social care sectors.

Dr Matt Anstey is an Intensive Care and Emergency physician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He has a Masters of Public Health in health policy from Harvard School of Public Health and was the 2012-13 Australian Harkness Fellow in Health Policy.

Rebecca Brown is currently Deputy Director General, Department of Health with responsibility for overseeing key changes across WA Health.  Prior to this, Rebecca was Deputy Director General in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet leading key reforms between the public and not for profit community sectors.

Event enquiries Erica Jones, ACHSM National PD & Event Coordinator 02 8753 5124, erica.jones@achsm.org.au






November 20, 2017
7:00 am - 9:00 am
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02 8753 5124


Nedlands Yacht Club, The Esplanade, Nedlands, 6009
The Esplanade
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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