The AAPM South Australian Committee are hosting the National Conference in Adelaide in October 2014.

The Australian Association of Practice Managers' annual conference has a reputation as one of Australasia's leading health care conferences for healthcare managers.

Delegates will be spoilt for choice with a program that incorporates ongoing professional development, up-to-date information relating to our profession, as well as a careful blending of very creative surprises to exceed expectations.

The confirmed keynote speakers include Bernard Salt, Dr Jason Fox, Gill Hicks, Dr Norman Swan, Daniel Lock, Vinh Giang, Khoa Do and Justin Vaughan. Their biographies are available on the website.

Your contribution to our theme 'The Art of Performance' will add to the very best Adelaide offers. This conference is open to all who are involved in health care management and delivery. Practice managers, team leaders, practice team members, practice nurses, practitioners from all specialities of healthcare, policy makers, government staff, healthcare managers ... are all welcome and invited to be a part of Adelaide's
showcase of excellence in healthcare service delivery.

The conference is complemented by an extensive range of exhibitors who will be showing their product from Wednesday to Friday.

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Full time delegates are allocated 100 AAPM CPD points.

Download the AAPM 2014 App

Go to the Apple App Store or the Android Play Store and search for Conference Design.

Find and open the Conference Design App on your device.

Click on "Download Guides" at the bottom of your screen.

Select the AAPM 2014 guide from the list.

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Invitation to Attend

Marion McKay

  • Convenor


Carolyn Ingram

  • President, AAPM


Gillian Leach




Conference Partner

Gala Dinner Sponsor

iCafe Sponsor


Gold Conference Supporter


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Cafe Supporter


Keynote Speaker Sponsor

Sponsor of Dinner Decorations

Wine Tasting Sponsor


Satchel Sponsor


Lounge & State Breakfast Sponsor






Ideas Forum ....

Do you have a project that was a success, a system your practice has implemented that has delivered real benefits or, perhaps, an idea to share and develop. At the 2014 conference we will be introducing the Ideas Forum for delegates to share projects and practices that have delivered positive outcomes within their practices.The format will be electronic posters (ePosters). ePosters will be prepared in PowerPoint and displayed during the conference on monitors in the exhibition and catering area. The posters will rotate automatically and each poster can have up to three slides. Delegates will be able to pause ePosters to view them in more detail. There will also be an index to allow delegates to find an individual ePoster. All topics will be considered, this is an opportunity to both share and receive feedback. The ePosters are not intended as commercial presentations.


Organising Committee

Marion McKay

Gillian Leach, CEO, AAPM
Danny Haydon
Margaret McPherson
Debra Smith
Gary Smith
Colleen Sullivan
Narelle Supanz
Prashiba Thavarajadeva

Sponsorship & Exhibition

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are now selling.


Who Should Attend

Anyone one involved in health care management and delivery will benefit from attending the conference, including:

  • Practice managers
  • Practice staff
  • Healthcare managers
  • Policy makers
  • Government staff
  • Medicare local staff
  • Representatives from commercial health management organisations


Visiting Adelaide

There are so many things to see and do in Adelaide. The city centre is surrounded by parklands and is a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, parklands, cafes and restaurants.

Things to do in Adelaide


The Conference Host

AAPM is a non-profit, national peak association recognised as the professional body dedicated to supporting effective Practice Management in the healthcare profession. AAPM represents Practice Managers and the profession of practice management and promotes professional development and a code of ethics through leadership and education.

AAPM provides an array of benefits for our members including providing advocacy, education, resources, networking, assistance and advice.

If you'd like to more information or you'd like to join the AAPM, visit the Association's web site.


Conference Flyer

You can download a registration sumamry flyer to display in your workplace and share with colleagues.


Registration Opens

Online registrations. Book early to secure your accommodation.


Provisional Program

A detailed provisional program will be posted by online.

Early-bird Registration

Early-bird discounts end.

Pre-conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner, including the PMOY award, will be held on Friday 24 October at the Adelaide Oval.

Post-conference Tour

Join the optional post-conference to the Clare Valley. Indicate your interest when you register for the conference.