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Posted on 21 Dec 2022

GIANT STEPS is Victoria’s own quality and safety healthcare conference. A two-day event for anyone interested in finding a better, safer way to deliver healthcare in Victoria. 

The conference program offers insights from experts within the healthcare sector as well as featuring speakers from other industries to provide a fresh perspective and opportunity to learn from exemplars in other fields.  

GIANT STEPS will be returning on 30 and 31 May 2024 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre  

Giant steps past events  

Giants Steps 2022 program : Reflect – reimagine – revive 


  • Health – big challenges, bigger improvements 
  • Leaps and bounds – taking giant steps forward in a changing world 
  • Wellbeing for all – you, me, our community  
  • The future of health – the opportunity to think differently 

Keynote speakers: 

  • Amna Karra-Hassan, Founder of the first AFL Women’s team in Western Sydney and Woman of the Year 2017  
  • Clare Bowditch, Musician, broadcaster, actor, speaker, entrepreneur, and author  
  • Kedar Mate, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement  
  • Simone Carson, Director and Co-founder, Secondbite   
  • Dylan Alcott, Athlete, philanthropist, entrepreneur and motivational speaker  

Giants Steps 2021 program: Crisis drives change


  • Quality and safety 
  • Emerging health challenges 
  • Leadership 
  • Delivering person centred care 

Keynote speakers 

  • Professor Brett Sutton, Victorian Chief Health Officer 
  • Magda Szubanski AO, actor and author 
  • Dr Richard Harris SC OAM, anaesthetist and cave diver 
  • Tiffany Christensen, leading US patient advocate 
  • Kedar Mate MD, President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement 


Giant Steps 2019 program: Towards better, safer care


  • Quality improvement 
  • Emerging health challenges  
  • Leadership  
  • Delivering high quality care  

Keynote speakers:  

  • Turia Pitt, Athlete, author, humanitarian and motivational speaker  
  • Dr Bronwyn King, Founder, CEO and Director Tobacco Free Portfolios  
  • Christine Nixon, Former Chief Commissioner Victoria Police  
  • Lyn Swinburne AO, Chair, The Royal Women’s Hospital Founder, Breast Cancer Network Australia  






      More information  

      If have any questions about our GIANT STEPS event, please contact the events team.  


      Page last updated: 18 Apr 2023