WELCOME LETTER 

Dr Karyn Cuthbert, Conference Chair 

Unit Director and Senior Staff Specialist, Hospital in the Home, Canberra Hospital

Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Australian National University

Division of Medicine| Canberra Health Services | ACT Government

Dear Friends, Colleagues and HITH Society Members,

On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee and Executive, it is a pleasure to extend an invitation to join us at the 13th HITH Society Annual Scientific Meeting. The conference will be held in Canberra from 11 to 12 November 2021 at the modern Hotel Realm. A fabulous “Roaring 20s” dinner and dance will be held nearby in the iconic Old Parliament House, which was our seat of parliament from 1927 to 1988.

The annual HITH Conference has become a cornerstone of the HITH Calendar and is the must attend HITH event of the year and this will be even more so with the requirement to cancel our 2020 conference due to COVID-19. The Conference will strive to offer plenty of networking opportunities to meet and interact with colleagues from Australia, New Zealand as well as our invited speakers, sponsors and exhibitors. The HITH society wish to hold this event face-to-face for all the major benefits this offers both attendees and sponsors. 

We are excited about developing our program in line with the conference theme of 2021: The HITH Revolution in a Changing World. With pressure on inpatient beds higher than ever before, we believe it’s time for HITH to be a standard and expanding component of the patient flow process in Australasia.  The location in Canberra provides a wonderful opportunity to involve federal politicians, policy makers, academics, advisors and senior government decision makers.

Canberra is a young and vibrant multicultural city with many iconic attractions that tell the story of Australia. Delegates can relax in the beautiful natural environment or wind down at one of the award winning dining and art precincts.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting

Organising Committee

Dr Karyn Cuthert - Chair, Conference Organising Committee

Canberra Hospital; Australian National University; ACT Government, ACT

James Pollard - HITH Society Australasia President

Cabrini Health, VIC

Louisa Andrews

Canberra Hospital, ACT 

Dr Anne Balcomb

Orange Hospital Ambulatory Care/HITH service, NSW

Dr Lisa Bell

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, ACT

Laura Colvin

Silverchain, WA

Dr AnnMarie Crozier

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital HITH, Sydney Local Health District, NSW

Pauline Dobson

John Hunter Hospital, NSW

Anthony Dombkins

ACT Health Directorate, ACT

Louise Drinkwater

Canberra Hospital, ACT 

Angela Ellis

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service – Bundaberg, QLD

Barbara Farrelly

Flinders Medical Centre, SA

Narelle Hawkins

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA

Sue Henning

Silver Chain, WA

Rowena Hogan

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, ACT

Michelle Horsnell

Cabrini, VIC

Dr Daryl Kroschel

Silver Chain, WA

Voni Leighton

Vitalis Health and Home Care, NSW

Dee Loader

Alfred Health, VIC

Geoff Mifsud

Western Sydney LHD, NSW

Naree Stanton

ACT Health Directorate, ACT

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