Health Reform in the Context of Rising Chronic Disease and Rising Health Costs

Mon 24 August 2015

Health Reform In The Context Of Rising Chronic Disease And Rising Health Costs.
11.00am Registration open and refreshments/lunch

Forum Welcome

11.30am Introduction to Forum from co-convener Professor Peter Dawkins, Vice-Chancellor and President, Victoria University

Setting the Scene – Empirical Studies

11.35am The Productivity Benefits of Reducing Chronic Disease, Professor Bruce Rasmussen, Director, Victoria Institute for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University

11.40am Economy Wide Effects of Changes in Health Status, Professor Maureen Rimmer, Professor (Research), Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University

Policy Issues

11.45am Confronting the Challenge of Rising Chronic Disease, Professor Rosemary Calder, Director, Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Victoria University

11.55am Federalism, Medicare, Hospital Funding and Chronic Disease, Professor Anthony Scott, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne

12.05pm Chronic Failure in Primary Care, Professor Stephen Duckett, Director Health Program, Grattan Institute

12.15pm Preventative Health Policy: The Case of Mental Health, Professor Allan Fels, Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

12.25pm Comments from a Policy Maker, Mr Terry Symonds, Deputy Secretary of Strategy and Analytics, Department of Health

Forum Open for Discussion

12.35pm Forum open for discussion by members

2.00pm Forum concludes

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