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The Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) 2017 Annual Conference

The Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) provides education, support, advice and advocacy for those involved in healthcare practice management.

As co-conveners of the AAPM national conference being held in Perth, we are very excited to welcome all delegates to our beautiful state.  We trust you will enjoy our hospitality, hopefully our sunshine (though that could be a little temperamental in October), our fine food and wine and most of all the incredible program we have lined up for you.  Our “magical” theme has allowed us to be very creative with the program and our social events.  All of this is only possible with the support of local conference committee, Dot Melkus and Robin Dean, the national conference committee and our local WA AAPM committee.  We thank you all for your input, feedback and advice.  We very much look forward to welcoming an influx of people from “over east”, and from “over the ditch”.

“It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done” (Terry Pratchett, A Hat full of Sky).  And isn’t that true for every one of us?  We are magicians; this conference will reinforce that belief.

Fiona Wong & Shayne Murray

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.

Danny Haydon
National President, Australian Association of Practice Management


  • Fiona Wong and Shayne Murray

Local Committee

  • Robin Dean
  • Dot Melkus

Organising Committee

  • Gillian Leach – CEO AAPM
  • Angela Mason Lynch
  • Maggie McPherson
  • Colleen Sullivan
  • Anne Davis

Who Should Attend

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


Crown Conference Centre
Crown Perth
Great Eastern Highway
Burswood, WA
1800 556 688

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About AAPM

AAPM represents Practice Managers and the profession of practice management, and promotes professional development and a code of ethics through leadership and education.

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