The 2021 Future of Primary Health Care AGM & Health Professionals Symposium

Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) 2021 AGM and Future of Primary Health Care Symposium

About the opportunity

Sponsorship of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) Symposium is an opportunity to promote your brand, showcase your services and demonstrate your support for the education, health, wellbeing and development of GPs and healthcare professionals.  It is an opportunity for your organisation to reach GPs and a range of primary health professionals and decision makers.

Be quick to express your interest – last year all sponsorship packages sold out

This year the event will be held as a hybrid model including limited face-to-face for delegates (in-line with COVID-19 guidelines at the time) as well as being live streamed as an interactive webinar for up to 500.

The event will adhere to the NSW Health COVID-19 guidelines and requirements. If the face-to-face option is not possible at the time of the event, those registrants will still be able to register to participate via live stream.

Due to the limited numbers of face-to-face guests at the event, all sponsors benefits will be delivered virtually, and sponsors will be invited to join the event via live stream.

Proudly sponsored by:

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  • Reach a target audience of health professionals and decision makers
  • Promotion and advertising of your company prior, at and post event
  • Business Development opportunity
About the event

Now into its sixth year, the annual SNHN AGM will be held on 11 November 2021 at the Northside Conference Centre, Crows Nest. This symposium will also be livestreamed and run as an interactive webinar.


The SNHN AGM and education evening is a well-regarded symposium, bringing together decision makers and people working in health and community services within the region. This year the evening will include face to face education and a live stream for up to a further 500.

Who attends?
  • GPs, Medical Specialists, Practice Nurses and Practice Managers
  • Healthcare Executives, leaders, and decision makers
  • Allied health professionals
  • Health, aged and community service providers
  • Government and non-government organisations
  • Professional associations
Learning outcomes
  • Recognise the focus of an integrated system within mental health, innovation and technology, prevention and wellbeing
  • Describe what it means to have a person-centred approach in health
  • Explore what the future of Primary Health Care could look like
Fast facts
  • Thursday 11 November 2021 – 6.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Northside Conference Centre, corner Oxley Street & Pole Ln, Crows Nest
  • The event will also be live streamed as a webinar for those unable to attend face to face
  • VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.snhn.org.au

Brooke Jay, Clinical Engagement Manager e. bjay@snhn.org.au

Robi Robinson, Education Coordinator e. rrobinson@snhn.org.au

Sponsorship options

Due to the limited numbers guests at the event, all sponsor benefits will be delivered virtually, and sponsors will be invited to join the event via live stream.


Speakers & Panellists:

Facilitator: Prof Simon Willcock, Professor and General Practitioner. Prof Willcock is a clinician and academic with extensive experience in medical education, primary care research, workforce development and organisational governance. He has worked closely with State and Commonwealth Governments on a broad range of initiatives. He is past Chair of General Practice Education and Training (GPET), and past Independent Medical Director of Health Workforce Australia. Simon is Program Director for Primary Care and Wellbeing Services at MQ Health.

Julie McCrossin AM, Australian radio broadcaster and journalist

Julie has over 20 years’ experience as a broadcaster with ABC Radio National, ABC TV and Network Ten and is now a freelance journalist and broadcaster

Professor Ian Hickie, Health and Policy at The University of Sydney

Professor Ian Hickie is Co-Director, Health and Policy at The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre. He is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow (2013-2017 and 2018-22), having previously been one of the inaugural NHMRC Australian Fellows (2008-12). He was an inaugural Commissioner on Australia’s National Mental Health Commission (2012-18) overseeing enhanced accountability for mental health reform and suicide prevention. He is an internationally renowned researcher in clinical psychiatry, with reference to medical aspects of common mood disorders, depression, and bipolar disorder.

He is now focused on the development of real-time personalised and measurement-based care systems for use in partnership with young people and their families. These systems promote early intervention, use of new and emerging technologies and suicide prevention. In his role with the National Mental Health Commission, and his independent research, health system and advocacy roles, Professor Hickie has been at the forefront of the move to have mental health and suicide prevention integrated with other aspects of health care (notably chronic disease and ambulatory care management).

Dr Kirsten Meisinger, MD

Dr Kirsten Meisinger, MD is an international expert on Patient Centred Medical Homes and healthcare system transformation. She was National Faculty Co-Chair for the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative “Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative”, an initiative which transformed over 140,000 US practices to value-based, patient-centred medical care. Kirsten is a MD and cares for an active Family Medicine panel at the Union Square Family Health Centre, an award-winning Patient Centred Medical Home practice that was selected as one of the top 30 Ambulatory care sites in the US by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2010. Kirsten has faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University as well as core faculty at the Institute for HealthCare Improvement.

Shivaun Conn Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Accredited Nutritionist (AN), Health Coach

Shivaun Conn is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Accredited Nutritionist (AN), Health Coach, Certified Trainer & Assessor, Director of Discovery Health Coaching, Director of Accredited Health Coaching Australia, Former Vice President of Accredited Health Coaching Australia, and Professional Member of Dietitians Australia (DA) and Health Coaches Australia & New Zealand (HCANZA). Shivaun has worked for over 18 years as a dietitian and presenter, and 10 years as an executive health coach.

Shivaun co-authored Victoria University Polytechnic’s Health Coaching Diploma and is a current lecturer.  She delivers online health coaching training courses to health professionals via Accredited Health Coaching Australia, and regularly presents at health and training conferences around Australia.

Dr Patrick Coleman MB, BAO, BCh, MRCPI, FRACP

Dr Patrick Coleman is a Nephrologist and General Physician working on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.  Patrick graduated in medicine from University College Cork, Ireland in 1991. He has also worked on the Sunshine Coast, Dublin and in Sydney. Besides his commitment to the provision of comprehensive patient care and the promotion of optimising and maintaining patients’ quality of life, he also has a keen interest in training and education having held multiple related positions in Ireland and Australia. He resides on the Northern Beaches where he enjoys spending as much time as possible with his two young children, partaking in a balanced, active, lifestyle and the multiple benefits of living in a wonderful environment.

A/Prof Charlotte Mary Hespe MBBS (Hons), DCH (Lon), FRACGP, FAICD, GCUT (UNDA)

Charlotte Hespe works in clinical General Practice in Inner City Glebe as a Principal of a 16 Dr Group Practice.  She also works as Head of General Practice and Primary Care Research for University of Notre Dame, Australia, School of Medicine, Sydney. She is passionate about improving health outcomes for her patients and the Australian Community and to this end has been actively involved with the RACGP, GP Networks, Medical Education (through undergraduate, post graduate and Registrar student teaching) and GP research for most of her GP career. Charlotte is currently Chair of the RACGP NSW/ACT Faculty Council and a Director on the National RACGP Board. She is a vocal advocate for the urgent need to invest in General Practice as the key to delivery of high-quality value-based care and improving health outcomes in the Australian setting.  This has led to her completing a PhD on Implementation of Best Practice guidelines in the real world of General Practice – using CVD preventive care as the topic for opportunity to improve

Feedback from SNHN Education Events Participants

“This was the most well-orchestrated PHN Event that we have ever sponsored, it has been seamless, and we have had so much interest.”

 “I really appreciate the great work of SNHN – thank you for your commitment to quality education and cross discipline networking.”

“We attended PHN event as the sponsor and got to speak with many of your guests. We just wanted to say thank you for allowing us to be part of this event, it was a very effective event for us. We would like to be considered to sponsor more of your events in future.”

Terms and Conditions of Sponsorship
Termination and modification
  • Sponsors acknowledge that aspects of this event may be modified at short notice or terminated by SNHN in its absolute discretion due to public health considerations, a low number of registrations or due to an unexpected speaker cancellation.
  • SNHN may by notice, at any time and in its absolute discretion, terminate this agreement if it considers that the Sponsorship arrangement is no longer:
    – For reasons beyond its control, in the interests of SNHN or a funder of SNHN; or
    – in compliance with the requirements of the SNHN Sponsorship Promotion and Advertising Policy and Procedure.

In the case of termination by SNHN under this clause, SNHN will endeavour to give as much notice as possible and provide reasons for termination.

Disclosures and use of Personal Information
  • The Sponsor agrees to the publication by SNHN of information regarding this Agreement which may include the name and details of the Sponsor, including on a website controlled by SNHN. In addition, if SNHN is required by any government authority, under law, or pursuant to a court order to disclose specific information regarding this Agreement, the Organisation hereby consents to SNHN’s disclosure of the information so required.
  • The Sponsor acknowledges that SNHN will collect, hold, use and disclose any personal information received from the Sponsor under this Agreement. All personal information received by SNHN will always be handled in accordance with SNHN’s Privacy policy which is available on the SNHN website.  The Sponsor expressly consents to SNHN collecting, holding, using and disclosing any personal information received from the Sponsor in this manner and in accordance with SNHN’s Privacy policy. The Sponsor warrants that it shall obtain the prior written consent of each individual for the disclosure of their respective personal information to SNHN and shall notify such individuals that if the individual wants to access or rectify their personal information, they should contact .

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