The Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) 2016 Annual Conference 


The peak conference for practice managers throughout the Australasian region will be held at the Crown Melbourne from Tuesday 18 October to Friday 21 October.

The healthcare system is entering a period of unprecedented change.  This conference is an exciting opportunity to discover ways to lead and empower, as we navigate through the uncertainty and challenges ahead.

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 blend of creative surprises that will exceed expectations.

The conference is open to all who are involved in health care management and delivery. Practice managers, team leaders, practice team members, practice nurses, specialty healthcare practitioners, policy makers, government staff, and healthcare managers are all welcome and invited to be a part of this important event.

We encourage you to make the Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Practice Management a significant part of your professional development for 2016.

Please check the website regularly for updates regarding registration, abstract submissions and the program including social functions.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne this October.

Danny Haydon
National President, Australian Association of Practice Management

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Crown Melbourne
8 Whiteman Street
Victoria  3006  Australia

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Important Dates

Registration open!

Program available!

31 August

Early-bird registration closes.

18 October

Conference starts!

21 October

Conference Dinner!

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  • Maggie McPherson – Convenor
  • Gillian Leach – CEO AAPM
  • Colleen Sullivan
  • Gary Smith
  • Fiona Wong
  • Linda Osman
  • Lynne Green


The conference represents a unique opportunity to promote your organisation and services to practice managers from across Australia, New Zealand and the broader Asia-Pacific region.

For more information please contact Penny Archer at Conference Design.


We would like to keep you up-to-date as planning proceeds. Please click on the applicable mailing list below to ensure we have your current contact details:

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The Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) provides education, support, advice and advocacy for those involved in healthcare practice management. AAPM aims to ensure that they are able to effectively and efficiently manage healthcare practices, that they know how to put the infrastructure and systems in place to provide a high quality health services to the Australian community, and that they are up to date with changes in the health sector. Our overall aim is to ensure excellence in healthcare management for better patient outcomes.

AAPM is the only peak association in Australia that represents all health care managers working in General Practice (multi-disciplinary), Specialist Practice, Allied Health, Dental, Community Health, Aboriginal Health and Aged Care. AAPM represents practice managers, business managers, service managers, CEO’S and principals – the key-decision makers in the practice.

AAPM provides industry related information and professional resources that will assist in improving practice management. A comprehensive program of educational workshops, webinars and online learning is offered to ensure those involved in practice management stay up to date with current legislative and accreditation standards.

Founded and formally registered in 1979, AAPM is a non-profit, national peak association recognised as the professional body dedicated to supporting effective Practice Management in the healthcare industry.

AAPM provides a career pathway recognising the experience and qualifications of members through Certified Practice Manager and Fellow Status.

The AAPM National Conference offers a concentrated learning experience encompassing all aspects of practice management in addition to the opportunity to network with colleagues, industry stakeholders and suppliers.

Who Should Attend

  • Practice Managers
  • Practice Staff
  • Healthcare Managers
  • Policy Makers
  • Government Staff
  • Primary Health Networks (PHN’s)
  • Representatives from commercial health management organisations