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Seminar Four – Exploring Value-Based Models in Healthcare

December 5, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm AEDT

Medtech Manufacturing Series

In partnership with the Australian Medtech Manufacturing Centre (AMMC), BioMelbourne Network is excited to deliver a four-part seminar series for the Victorian medtech manufacturing sector.

Victorian medtech manufacturers produce cutting-edge, high-quality products and have the capability and ambition to scale, backed by a strong R&D ecosystem. Through a series of keynote presentations, panel discussions and networking functions, the series will showcase local success stories, highlight the capabilities of Victoria-based manufacturers and explore the impact on the local economy.

By providing access to industry experts, networks, and resources, the series aims to strengthen the growth and development of the local medtech sector, helping to bring new innovations to market and drive the future economic growth of Victoria.

Seminar Four – Exploring Value-Based Models in Healthcare

Join us for a discussion about value-based healthcare. Explore how this care delivery model can improve patient outcomes and healthcare efficiencies, the role of value-based procurement and the implications for the Australian medtech manufacturing sector.

Be informed about

  • Value-based healthcare – The what, why, who and when
  • Value-based procurement – Improving patient outcomes and the bottom line
  • International perspectives – Implementation outcomes
  • Making it happen here – Partnerships, funding and risk sharing.

What to expect

  • The latest updates from industry experts
  • Engaging information for diverse audiences
  • Dynamic panel Q&A session
  • In-person networking opportunities with peers.

Who should attend?

  • Professionals seeking to improve knowledge and foster connections in the medtech space
  • Medtech manufacturers, supply chain partners, SMEs, start-ups and industry service providers
  • Medical technology executives developing and/or manufacturing products for market
  • CEOs, CSOs, CTOs, procurement leads, product developers, product designers, engineers, scientists and researchers
  • Clinicians, policy makers and patient advocates interested in healthcare reform.

Seminar Four details:

Date: Tuesday 5 December 2023 
Time (AEDT):
3:45pm: Guest arrival and registration
4:00pm – 5:45pm: Presentations and Q&A
5:45pm – 6:45pm: Networking
Format: Hybrid – In-person and online
Science Gallery Melbourne Theatre, 114 Grattan St Carlton 
Dr Deborah Cole, Chairperson, Australian Centre for Value-Based HealthCare
Dr Rob Grenfell, Chief Strategy and Regions Officer, Grampians Health  
Victoria Harvey, Operations Manager at HealthGuard Corporation Pty. Ltd., Australia
Sabeen Shaikh, Managing Partner, Crescent Strategy Consulting, Partner, Global MedTech, Alira Health (US)
Facilitator: Dr Vinayak Smith, Head of New Ventures, Virtus Health
Host: Jeff Malone, CEO, BioMelbourne Network
In-person: Members $85; Non Members $175
Online: Members $25; Non Members $45

This seminar series is delivered in partnership with AMMC – an initiative of the Victorian Government


Cancellation Policy

In-person registration:
Full refund given up to 7 days prior to the event
No refunds within 7 days of the event
Online registration:
Full refund given up to 3 days prior to the event
No refunds within 3 days of the event

Dr Deborah Cole, Chairperson, Australian Centre for Value-Based HealthCare

Deb ColeAs Immediate Past Chair of the AHHA, I pioneered the introduction of value-based health care (VBHC) to reform the Australian health system. This was also my key focus in my role as Chief Executive Officer of Dental Health Services Victoria for nine years, where I implemented VBHC to improve the community’s access to quality and equitable oral health. I am the Chair of the Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care(link is external) advisory group, and a Non-Executive Director of HESTA (representing AHHA as an employer guarantor).

Previously I have held CEO positions at Calvary Health Care and Yarra City Council as well as senior executive positions at Mercy Health and St Vincent’s Health. I was Director of The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne from 1995-1999 and previously held senior positions at the South Australian Dental Service.

Dr Rob Grenfell, Chief Strategy and Regions Officer, Grampians Health

Rob has lived in the Grampians region for most of his life, having grown up in Horsham and returning to Natimuk where he practiced as a rural General Practitioner in the early days of his career.

Rob’s career has focused on public health with extensive experience in government, not-for-profit and private sectors. After a stint in Melbourne – where he held roles at CSIRO as Director of Health and Biosecurity, National Director of Cardiovascular Health at the Heart Foundation, and Senior Medical Advisor at the Department of Health Victoria – he returned to Natimuk in 2020 and shortly after commenced as Public Health Physician Specialist in the Grampians Public Health Unit.

Rob has specialist expertise in health system analysis, strategic planning, governance, health risk management, and equity-focused care. He is passionate about access to healthcare in rural communities and bringing innovative systems to improve equity in regional settings.

“Grampians Health will enable much needed service delivery, locally. Equity of health care, regardless of where you live should be top of the agenda across Australia; I am thrilled to be part of the team who will be working to make that a reality across the Grampians.

“Planning for and managing the complex requirements to successfully achieve our strategic goals will be challenging, and I couldn’t be more ready.”

Victoria Harvey, Operations Manager at HealthGuard Corporation Pty. Ltd., Australia

Victoria Harvey, Operations Manager at HealthGuard Corporation Pty. Ltd., Australia, boasts extensive expertise in biotechnical surface modification treatments. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting before joining HealthGuard® 13 years back. Recognising regulatory hurdles, Victoria pursued a Bachelor of Laws and obtained her Postgraduate Legal Diploma for admission to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2020. Amid the pandemic, Victoria teamed up with Melbourne University's, Peter Doherty Institute of Immunity and Infection, achieving praised outcomes in developing anti-viral fabric treatments effective against the live human strain of SARS-CoV-2. Victoria’s leadership garnered global recognition, earning HealthGuard® international acclaim. Awarded the Global Victoria Woman’s Award 2023, Victoria's commitment to advancing hygiene technologies reflects her dedication to enhancing global health standards.

Sabeen Shaikh, Managing Partner, Crescent Strategy Consulting, Partner, Global MedTech, Alira Health (US)

Sabeen Shaikh is a global healthcare executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the medical technology industry. She has held a number of commercial and operational leadership role on both the corporate and innovation side, bridging the gaps between the two realms. Sabeen’s expertise is focused in executive leadership with change management, corporate and commercial strategies, commercial and vendor due diligences, market access planning, as well as exit strategies coupled with negotiations. She advises investors, corporates and scaling start-ups on a broad range of health technologies in the regulated hardware and software device space. Sabeen also advises various international governments on their future medical technology growth planning, innovation ecosystems and infrastructure, policies, as well as import and export technology opportunities. Her understanding of macro planning and population health needs helps add insight into the future planning of technologies at the granular levels.

Sabeen speaks passionately on national and international stages on various topics that are nascent to investors and companies, and is a noted global thought leader within healthcare.

Sabeen studied in the USA for her undergraduate degree in Biology and continued further executive education with the INSEAD Business School in France.

Sabeen is the Global MedTech Partner with Alira Health and the Managing Partner for Crescent Strategy Consulting, offering services focused in strategy consulting within the regulated healthcare industry.

Dr Vinayak Smith, Head of New Ventures, Virtus Health

Dr Vi Wickramasinghe is an internationally recognised leader in RNA biology, specifically in RNA export and how it is altered in cancer. These findings have launched a new field in RNA Biology with significant translational potential.

In recognition of the impact of his research, Nature Reviews Cancer and Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology have commissioned him to write reviews. He was recently awarded the inaugural Moderna Australia Fellowship.

He has established, co-leads and manages several programs of collaborative research with senior researchers, both within and outside of Peter Mac that encompass both fundamental medical research and industry collaborations.

He hopes to use his laboratory’s ground-breaking research in RNA transport to develop the first in class nuclear mRNA targeting therapies to treat cancer.


December 5, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:45 pm
$25 - $175
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