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Symposium to focus on future healthcare

Role of technology spotlighted on Symposium's second day.

Two people presenting at the Sydney Innovation and Research Symposium.
SydneyConnect Image: Chief Executive Dr Teresa Anderson with host Julie McCrossin

The role of digital technology and its impact on enhancing patient care will headline the second day of Sydney Local Health District’s Innovation and Research Symposium, the premier event of Innovation Week 2022.

On Friday 3 June, the Executive Director of Digital Health and Innovation Richard Taggart will detail how the District’s suite of digital healthcare projects are delivering improved patient care. 

Harry Iles-Mann, a patient and consumer advocate will share his story and talk about what’s important to him as we look to future healthcare. 

There’ll be a panel to discuss bright ideas for the future of healthcare set to feature NSW Health Secretary Susan Pearce, healthdirect Chief Executive Bettina McMahon and Sydney GP Dr Amandeep Hansra – a leader in digital health.

There’ll be keynote addresses about next generation psychiatric treatment, and the role of the District’s post-COVID respiratory clinics and soon-to-be opened multidisciplinary Long COVID Clinic.

During the Snapshot Sessions, District staff and partners will present their latest work on topics ranging from workforce resilience to tailoring care for refugees.

At the staff innovation challenge, The Pitch, five finalists are set to compete for $100 000 in funding for their ideas to drive positive changes in their service, improve patient care or support the community.

And The Great Debate will see speakers go head-to-head over the statement that ‘Health is now a technology industry.’

Please click here to register for other Innovation Week events.