Expression of Interest

We invite you to register your Expression of Interest to attend the WCHA 2009 Conference taking place at the Sebel & Citigate King George Square. Click on the 'Subscribe' button below to register, and to receive Conference updates and notification of when Conference registration becomes available.




Conference Venue

The Sebel & Citigate King George Square Brisbane

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Conference Managers

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arinex Pty Limited
ABN 28 000 386 676

arinex Pty Limited has been appointed as the official PCO (Professional Conference Organiser). arinex is the largest total service provider for conferences, events, business travel and exhibitions in Australia. They are the only Australian partner of INCON, an exclusive international network of the world’s top conference organisers and event managers. They are ideally placed to combine international know how and local expertise to this Conference and look forward to working with the Women' & Children's Hospitals Australasia and all its members to produce one of the best Conferences in its history.

Address for Communications

Please contact the Conference Managers at the address below for further information.

WCHA 2009 Conference Managers

Level 10, 51 Druitt St,
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Postal Address:
GPO Box 128, Sydney NSW 2001 Australia
Ph: +61 2 9265 0700
Fax: +61 2 9267 5443
Email: [email protected]

Social Program

The following events are included in all two and three day registrations:

Pre-dinner drinks and Interactive Poster Display

Wednesday 11 November 2009
Venue: Sebel & Citigate King George Square Brisbane (Presidential Ballroom Foyer)
Time: 1830 - 1930 hours
Additional tickets: $35.00

Conference Dinner:

Wednesday 11 November 2009
Dress: Smart Casual
Venue: Sebel & Citigate King George Square Brisbane (Presidential Ballroom)
Time: 1930 - 2230 hours
Additional tickets: $130.00

The Conference Dinner will be one of the memorable highlights of the Conference program. Guests will be treated to a sumptuous three course sit down meal, and have the opportunity to dance the night away to 60’s & 70’s themed music.  The dinner guest speaker will also be a highlight of the evening.

Conference Dinner Speaker

NAME: Associate Professor Michael Buist
TITLE: "How I nearly met my maker?" A story of survival and the Australian Hospital system.

Graduated from Otago in 1983 and completed FRACP in 1991 having trained at Hamilton, New Zealand and the Adelaide Children’s hospital. Has held staff specialist intensive care positions at Liverpool hospital (NSW), Careflight (NSW) and the Royal Adelaide Hospital before becoming Intensive Care Unit Director at Dandenong Hospital in 1997.  Currently Director of Medicine for the North West Region of Tasmania and Associate Professor at the University of Tasmania Rural Clinical School.

Research interests include all areas of patient safety but in particular the prevention of avoidable hospital deaths. This was stimulated by his own time as a patient, over a number of years, and numerous major operations. Current research directions are the development of clinical guidance and communication software for bedside clinician’s and the development of undergraduate and post graduate curriculum in patient safety.