Date: 1 July 2021 8:00am to 1 July 2021 10:00am

The world is faced with two transformational challenges, caring for a rapidly ageing population and responding to climate change. Green innovations are tackling both of these challenges at once, by improving the quality and the sustainability of aged care practices and organisations.

Learn from international case studies on how green care is being effectively adopted and boosting health, happiness and resilience in aged care environments.


Dr Yaeko Masuchi, American Alzheimer’s Association – Japan, United States, and Finland

Dr Rutger de Graaf, Pennemes and Het Mennistenerf – the Netherlands

Ms Jaana Ahonen, Municipality of Tampere – Finland

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Date: 08 July 2021 2:00pm to 08 July 2021 03:00pm

The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care is pleased to bring you the next webinar in our webinar series on ‘Overcoming distress and workplace ‘Drama’ through proven behavioural psychology techniques.’

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increased level of distress in all our lives. This distress may lead to disruptive ‘Drama’, either at home or in the workplace. Learn how to identify the signs of this distress in people through their behaviour patterns, and hear how some hospital networks have successfully introduced techniques to overcome this distress and drama, and instead create positive outcomes for staff and patients.


Paul Larkin – Facilitator and Master Trainer

Paul began managing professional cycling teams while still studying for his law degree, with highlights including managing the 100 strong New Zealand National Mountainbike team at a home world championships, working with the reigning world champion in Italy, and working with development teams from several countries that produced some of the champions we see today. It was at this point Paul noticed that while you can’t make an athlete fitter on a start line, if you can help an athlete and their team communicate and struggle together you can consistently beat bigger, better resourced teams.

Paul practised as a lawyer in a boutique firm, and much like in sport, he observed that outcomes related more closely to mindset and behaviour than behaviour.

After retraining in psychology, Paul has been helping leaders and their organisations since 2012. Coaching, training and preparing for change are places you’ll commonly find him. After becoming an LOD trainer in 2014, Paul became Next Element’s Master Trainer in Oceania 2018.

Kenn Rodrigues – Facilitator and Consultant

Kenn has two decades of experience in the corporate sector with multi-national organisations, namely General Electric and Motorola Inc. His experience spans across many countries, having worked and lived in the USA, China, Malaysia and Australia. As a qualified Mechanical Engineer with a Masters in Business Administration, Kenn has held various roles such as Commercial Director, Sales Director, Marketing Manager and Project Management.

In all these roles, Kenn has worked in many high-stress environments with high-performing teams and has built up a strong portfolio of negotiating with many different personalities across various cultures. He has worked extensively and effectively with C-suite clients, conducted negotiations with all levels of management, as well as having led teams working on the shop floor.

Lahiru Amaratunge – Consultant, Dept of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine

Lahiru is a consultant anaesthetist working in the public hospital system in Melbourne and a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Melbourne. He spends most of his time teaching whether it’s lectures for medical students, hi fidelity simulation for specialists or running his new venture, ABCs of Anaesthesia, via YouTube channels, podcast and online courses.

He notes that after acquiring knowledge and technical skill competence in medicine, it became clear that there were other critical skills that really make a difference in crisis situations. The ability to communicate, lead, follow, anticipate, plan and work cohesively with peers and teams are essential to engineer better patient outcomes and often the most difficult skills to learn.

This webinar is FREE for AHHA members. To get your discount code email communications@ahha.asn.au.

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Date: 05 August 2021 9:00am to 05 August 2021 10:00am

The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care is pleased to bring you the next webinar in our webinar series, ‘Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients’ with Dr Robert Pearl.

Hardly anyone is happy with American healthcare these days. Patients are getting sicker and going bankrupt from medical bills. Doctors are burning out and making dangerous mistakes. Both parties blame the nation’s outdated and dysfunctional healthcare system. But that’s only part of the problem.

In this webinar, Dr Robert Pearl discusses the unseen and often toxic culture of medicine. Today’s physicians have a surprising disdain for technology, an unhealthy obsession with status, and an increasingly complicated relationship with their patients. All of this can be traced back to their earliest experiences in medical school, where doctors inherit a set of norms, beliefs, and expectations that shape almost every decision they make, with profound consequences for the rest of us.

Dr Robert Pearl

Dr Robert Pearl is the former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (1999-2017), America’s largest medical group, and former president of The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (2009-2017).

Named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 most influential physician leaders, Pearl is an advocate for the power of integrated, prepaid, technologically advanced and physician-led healthcare delivery.

He serves as a clinical professor of plastic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and is on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches courses on strategy and leadership, and lectures on information technology and health care policy.

This webinar is FREE for AHHA members. To get your discount code email communications@ahha.asn.au.

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Date: 17 September 2021 8:00am to 17 September 2021 11:00am

The transformation of health and social care systems around the world is accelerating and requires a new focus. Design is one of the tools that unite managers, health professionals and patients in human-centred innovation. In this digital conference hear from experienced designers, managers and change agents working in hospitals in France, Canada and New Zealand as they share the lessons they learned while transforming practices and fostering value.

Registration includes access to a case study of Lab-Ah in Paris, France. The Paris Psychiatry and Neurosciences University Hospital Group is one of the first to have hired a team of designers and cultural managers to support its ongoing transformation.

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