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March 2021

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Brett Sutton

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Magda Szubanski

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Richard Harris

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Tiffany Christensen

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Kedar Mate

Join the giant international virtual conference

Victoria’s GIANT STEPS 21 flagship healthcare quality and safety conference will tackle a timely subject – crises drive change.

The subject addresses the 2020 – and ongoing – COVID pandemic and asks what can be learned.

A one-day virtual event, on May 12 from 8:30a.m. to 4p.m., GIANT STEPS 21 addresses themes of quality improvement, emerging health challenges, leadership and delivering person-centred care.

Providing different perspectives on learning from personal and professional crises, the stellar line-up includes:

•      Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton;

•      TV and comedy legend Magda Szubanski;

•      Anaesthetist and member of the Thai cave rescue team Dr Richard Harris;

•      Leading US patient advocate Tiffany Christensen;

•      Institute for Healthcare Improvement president and Chief Executive Officer Dr Kedar Mate.

Victoria’s lead healthcare quality and safety agency Safer Care Victoria has worked with both sector and consumer representatives to provide the engaging and inspiring content GIANT STEPS is known for.

This time, however, it will be through computer screens.

GIANT STEPS 2021 will feature:

•      What promises to be a lively great debate;

•      Interactive breakout sessions to ask questions and to debrief and digest;

•      An engaging lunchtime session on compassion and wellbeing;

•      A shared celebration of the International Year of Health and Care Workers 2021, International Day of the Midwife (May 5) and International Nurses Day (May 12);

•      Fantastic virtual networking opportunities.

•      To access a virtual pass to GIANT STEPS 21 visit