KIMMS Workshop

Key Incident Monitoring & Management Systems (KIMMS) Workshop

The KIMMS workshop will be held on Friday 19 May 2017, directly after the Harmonisation Workshop (17-18 May).

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The workshop will cover: Extra-analytical KPI’s and KIMMS, The KIMMs program, The value and use of KIMMS, Future directions for KIMMS

The workshop format will include: Informative talks followed by round table discussions. Suitable for current and potential users of the RCPAQAP KIMMS program.

View full program here.

Registration Fees

Registration includes workshop sessions, arrival coffee/tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

  • Early Bird Registration (before 21 April 2017) - $260.00
  • Standard Registration Fee (from 22 April 2017) - $300.00

*The KIMMS Participant Registration fee applies if you work for an organisation currently enrolled in the RCPAQAP KIMMS program.

5 Scholarships are available for KIMMS participants via RCPAQAP. Scholarships cover a free enrolment to the workshop. Please send requests to by 1 April 2017 with a short reason as to why you should be considered for a scholarship.

Venue, Accommodation & Parking

Venue: Holiday Inn Sydney Airport, Cnr O'Riordan St & Bourke Rd, Mascot. Click here for location.

Undercover parking is available for $15 per day or $20 overnight, subject to availability. We recommend taking public transport where possible - Mascot train station is 5min from the venue.

Accommodation Options: There are a number of accommodation options available in Mascot, including the meeting venue, Holiday Inn Sydney Airport.


0900 Registration, tea and coffee
0930 Welcome - Dr Tony Badrick
Session 1 - Chair: Dr Tony Badrick
0935 Extra-analytical KPI’s and KIMMS - Dr Ken Sikaris
1000 Current KIMMS program - Ms Stephanie Gay
1025-1045 Morning Tea
Session 2 - Chair: Dr Ken Sikaris
1045 Value and Use of KIMMS - A/Prof David Porter and Ms Lynn Nelson
1115 Future Direction for KIMMS - Dr Tony Badrick
1145-1230 Lunch
1230-1430 Round Tables (30min each) - Chair: Dr Tony Badrick
  1. Core set of KIMMS KPI’s- Dr Ken Sikaris, Allison Terrell and Dr Susan Weston
  2. Defining and extracting KIMMS data – Mark Mackay and Ms Stephanie Gay
  3. Applying KIMMS data to achieve quality Improvement – A/Prof David Porter, Ms Rosemary Cooper and Ms Lynn Nelson
  4. Alternate models for measuring and improving extra analytical quality – Dr Tony Badrick and Mr Jason Graefling
1430-1500 Afternoon Tea
1500 Summations - Chair: Dr Ken Sikaris
4 x 20 min summaries from round tables – Dr Susan Weston, Mr Mark Mackay, Ms Rosemary Cooper, Mr Jason Graefling
1620 Closing remarks - Dr Ken Sikaris
1630 Meetings Closes


19th May 17

Venue: Holiday Inn Sydney Airport, Mascot

Registrations Open: 8th Feb 17 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 12th May 17 11:59 PM

Cost: AU $ 260.00 (Inc. GST)