Session Time: 2:00 pm
Topic: Angus' story
Angus was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 10. After initial treatment with chemotherapy was successful, the cancer returned two years later. Thanks to generous donations from the public, Angus’s family had enough money to pay for treatment that was not available through the PBS for relapsed Hodgkin’s Lymphoma patients.
Now 19 years old and studying at university, Angus wants to give back to the community that supported him all those years ago. He hopes that by sharing his experience, he can raise awareness of the challenges rare cancer patients face and provide hope for other young people walking a similar path.
Session Time: 2:15 am
Topic: Healthy population, healthy economy
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.
Before that he was Deputy Secretary, Economic in the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance. Michael has 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.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the ANU.
Michael is currently working on the Productivity Review inquiry, Closing the Gap Review and National School Reform Agreement studies.
In addition to his role of Chair, Michael also worked on the Expenditure on Children in the Northern Territory study.
Session Time: 2:30 pm
Topic: Value-based healthcare
Professor Wainer is the Deputy Secretary for Public Health in the Victorian Government Department of Health.
She has previously held roles as the Director of Clinical Governance at Bupa Australia and New Zealand, Chair of the Board of Dental Health Services Victoria and a Director on the Board of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. Her passion and expertise in public health has driven formal and informal collaborations with the ICHOM, Harvard Business School and The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School in value-based health care across multiple organisations. Zoe also has a continued advocacy focus on the importance of sex differences across health from basic research to health systems implications.
Zoe holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Flinders University, and has a clinical background in cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic surgical oncology. She has a PhD and a Master of Public Health from The University of Melbourne, is a fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, Associate Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Panel Start Time: 2:55 pm
Session Time: 3:25 pm
Topic: Closing Remarks
Christine is a health sociologist who is passionate about patient education and empowerment. She currently oversees the delivery of patient support programs and resource development at RCA.