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Tim Ihrig - Keynote Speaker PAHHS2018 Dr Timothy Ihrig

Chief Medical Officer, Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care.
Chief Executive Officer, Ihrig MD & Associates.

Dr Timothy Ihrig is internationally recognised for combining clinical and administrative experience to improve population health management, care coordination and care delivery systems for the most vulnerable individuals.  He is an expert in understanding risk as applied to healthcare systems and their contractual entities, micro- and macro- healthcare economics, population health, regulatory compliance from a system perspective and the interaction of all three.

He combines a visionary approach to care delivery through a unique philosophical perspective modelled into methodology which can be strategically implemented into any healthcare system to meet the needs of patients, systems and payers. This has led to unparalleled success in across-the-continuum population health and community based palliative care program development and innovation.

Dr Ihrig’s featured TED talk has been viewed more than one million times globally, and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” featured him in a story on the development and transformative nature of his philosophy of care.

Preview Dr Ihrig’s TED Talk here

Kurt Aaron Orator

Cathie Reid - Kurt Aaron Oration PAHHS2018Cathie Reid

Co-Founder, Icon Group.

Cathie Reid is the Co-Founder of Australia’s largest private provider of cancer care, the Icon Group, and serves as Digital Advisor to the Icon Group Board. 

Icon Group includes Icon Cancer Care, Radiation Oncology Centres (ROC) and Slade Health, and its footprint of integrated cancer care centres across Australia has now expanded to include Singapore, China and New Zealand.  Icon Group employs more than 3000 people, and last year provided services to over 2 million patients.

She is also the Managing Partner of Australia’s Epic Pharmacy Group and Director of the Epic Good Foundation, which brings together the portfolio of philanthropic activities that the Epic Pharmacy Group, she, along with her husband Stuart Giles and their children, are involved with.

Cathie was inducted into the Australian Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame in 2015, named one of the Top 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review in 2013, won a National Telstra Business Women’s Award in 2011, and was recognised by Monash University with a Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement in 2012.

Last updated 7 September 2018
Last reviewed 26 October 2016