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14 – 15 MAY 2022
VIRTUAL EVENT

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PROGRAM & SPEAKERS

The following program is provisional and subject to change, without notice, at the discretion of the Organising Committee:

Saturday, 14 May 2022

08:00

Networking Lounge and virtual exhibition open

08:45 – 09:00

Event Open
Dr Amandeep Hansra | Founder, Creative Careers in Medicine

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Dr Amandeep Hansra is a leader in digital health and innovation in Australia. She is a GP with 17 years’ clinical experience but is also known for her work as a digital health consultant and recently was named an award recipient of Telstra Health’s 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health initiative. Amandeep was the CEO & Medical Director of Telstra’s telemedicine business ReadyCare; a joint venture between Telstra and Medgate, (Switzerland’s leading telemedicine provider), until the end of 2017. She also served as the Chief Medical Officer for Telstra Health and separately has assisted Medgate in setting up a telemedicine business in the Philippines. Amandeep has a passion for medical start-ups and entrepreneurship providing advisory services for start-ups in the health technology space. She has been awarded the “Women Leading in Business Scholarship” for the Global Executive MBA at the University of Sydney. Amandeep also co-founded Australian Medical Angels, an Angel syndicate that invests in health startups. Amandeep’s past career has included both public, volunteer and private work in primary care and in hospitals, as well as in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Homeless Health, Refugee Health, Occupational Medicine and Travel Medicine. She is a Fellow of the RACGP & Australian Institute of Digital Health, an examiner for the College and sits on their Practice Management and Technology Expert Committee as well as the AMA NSW Council. She is a Board Director of AMA NSW, NPS MedicineWise, MoleMap Au/NZ, ACHS International and Chairperson of Coviu Global. Amandeep holds a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, a Global Executive MBA from The University of Sydney, the Australia Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine, is a Certified Health Informatician of Australia and has completed the Company Directors Course through AICD. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Amandeep is based in Sydney where she lives with her family including 2 teenage children. She is passionate about digital health and innovation in healthcare but balances this with her other passions of family, the great outdoors and travel.

09:00 – 09:30

Creativity as Therapy- Journey of a Singing Dancing Comedy Doctor
Dr Ahmed Kazmi | GP and standup comedian

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Ahmed Kazmi, a GP from Coventry, has turned his experience of general practice into comedy. Born in Canada, he grew up and qualified in England before moving to Australia, where friends found his anecdotes funny enough to inspire him to try stand-up comedy under the name Dr Ahmed. While he likes the variety, he doubts that he’ll ever give up medicine altogether: “It took me 11 years to train as a GP, so it would be a bit of a shame to leave it.” 

09:30 – 10:00

Off the Beaten Path
Dr Jillann Farmer | GP and former Medical Director, United Nations

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Dr Jillann Farmer is a dual fellow of the RACGP and RACMA.  She currently works full time in General Practice in Brisbane.  She served as the Deputy Director-General of Clinical Excellence Queensland in June 2020 to July 2021, returning to Queensland Health after employment as the Medical Director of the United Nations, based at the headquarters in New York for 8 years. During tenure at the UN, she was responsible for the health, safety and wellbeing of all UN personnel deployed throughout the world and was also responsible for the standards in healthcare facilities operating under the UN flag. 

Prior to serving in the UN, she was the Medical Director of the Patient Safety Centre in Queensland Health, and the inaugural Director of the Clinician Performance Support Service. 

In her earlier career, Jillann worked as a GP, and also for the Medical Board of Queensland, building the Health Assessment and Monitoring Program for management of registrants with illnesses that impact on their ability to practice. She has been a Director of Medical Services at a mid-size acute Hospital, and a Senior Medical Officer Emergency Medicine. She holds fellowships of both the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. 

During 2014, she led the UN’s internal response to Ebola, allowing the safe deployment of UN personnel into the Ebola Outbreak area, and ensuring delivery of healthcare services to them throughout the crisis. In 2020, she led the UN’s New York response to the first wave of COVID-19 in the USA, advising the Secretary General and the then President of the General Assembly. She led work in partnership with WHO to develop decision support tools regarding COVID and major event risk management, and application of those tools resulted in cancellation of major UN and other international events. 

 

During her tenure as UN Medical Director, she developed and launched the UN system workplace mental health strategy, developed the UN Safety and Quality Standards and implemented reforms of the UN Trauma care system. 

 

AS DDG Clinical Excellence Queensland, Jillann had the lead for safety and quality across the healthcare system of Queensland.  She brought a particular (UN-influenced) lens of intersectional equity to that role, resulting in the establishment of the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clinical network, and in the system safety and quality strategy (currently under consultation) defining intersectional equity as one of the peak goals.

Outside of work, Jillann has been a martial arts practitioner for over 30 years, and is a keen hiker, kayaker, cyclist and cross-country skier.

 

10:00 – 10:30

Confessions of an ex-Global CMO
Dr Simon Kos | Chief Medical Officer, Worldwide Health – Microsoft 

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Dr. Simon Kos joined Microsoft in 2010 to bring health domain expertise to the health team. He brings insight and experience from over 17 years working in the healthcare and Health IT industries. As the doctor on Microsoft’s Worldwide Health team, he is responsible for clinical strategy and industry engagement. He raises awareness of the Microsoft brand, technologies and partner community, and works to find clinical relevance for Microsoft products.

Prior to coming to Microsoft, Dr. Kos worked with global health IT companies Cerner and InterSystems as they implemented some of the largest e-Health initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region. His responsibilities included product design and localisation, clinical engagement, industry thought leadership and team management. Before his career in health IT Dr. Kos practiced as a doctor at NSWHealth, Australia for several years with a focus on critical care.

Dr. Kos has an MBBS and BSc(Med) from UNSW, and an MBA with a major in change management from AGSM. He is passionate about improving healthcare through technology.

10:30 – 11:00

The challenge of change 
Dr Catherine Kizana | Emergency physician & Medical Change Manager

In this talk, we examine the neuroscience of change, why change is so hard and how we can make it a bit easier. The secret to inviting change into your life and your career is revealed. You don’t want to miss this. 

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I am an Emergency Physician who is working hard to get out of ’emergency mode’. Born in the UK, I completed my undergraduate training there. I moved to Australia “for a year” and that was 14 years ago. I finished my specialist training by the age of 30 years old and then was overcome with ‘what now?’ It wasn’t until I had a break from hospital medicine for maternity leave that I realised I could never go back to the emergency department. I now work as a full time Mum and a part time Medical Change Manager for a telehealth company, My Emergency Doctor. I help our staff and the organisations we partner with to understand and embrace the changes that come when engaging new models of care. I am passionate about patient-centred care and systems that truly support doctors. Outside of work, I cuddle my two cavoodles and use my Instagram profile to inspire parents to connect with their children through play. 

11:00 – 11:15

Take a break in the networking lounge or virtual exhibition 

11:15 – 11:45

Contemporary Clinical practice: Integrated care, integrated technology or both?
Dr Mark Hohenberg | Academic Geriatrician

Integrated care is the future of how we practice as clinicians, yet it has permeated little into Australian practice. In this talk, we’ll explore what integrated care is, how technologies can enable it, as well as allow you to consider what steps you can take to drive it’s implementation from a clinical, administrative or medtech perspective.

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Mark is a practicing geriatrician who has forged a career in private practice and consulting roles. Clinically, he primarily works as a community geriatrician with a strong focus on preventative medicine and enabling older persons to thrive and maintain independence for their future. Mark also works in various other roles including as a Principal Investigator for Clinical Trials, consulting in the clinical and medtech sector (e.g. Virtual Reality) and corporate consulting to businesses and on boards. Mark has a strong passion for developing integrated care in Australia and is partnering with an established startup Brellah to translate this into practice for our Australian communities.

11:45 – 12:15

Rising through adversity
Dr Tahnee Bridson | 2022 QLD Young Australian of the Year

The past doesn’t dictate your future, but it can help shape it. This is my own personal story of rising through adversity. From being the underdog at school to battling anorexia nervosa as a doctor, it’s been hard work. But these experiences inspired me to make some noise and help others. After all, it’s the journey that counts, not the destination.

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Tahnee is a junior doctor originally from a small country town in Far North Queensland. Whilst she initially thought of pursuing a career in dance and music, she had a desire to improve the wellbeing and lives of others that led her down the path of medicine, and eventually, psychiatry. Growing up in the country was no easy feat. She faced a number of barriers both at home, school and university. Overcoming her own adversities has driven Tahnee to support others from similar backgrounds so they can reach their full potential. Being a born and bred country girl, she is also an advocate for access to better healthcare in rural and remote areas of Australia. She is passionate about advancing the field of mental health through research and recently combined these two passions when offered a PhD position with Orygen. More recently, Tahnee has advocated for the wellbeing needs of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic establishing a peer support network which provides free and confidential support to all healthcare workers across Australia and New Zealand. Tahnee’s work was recognised by her home state, and she was selected as the 2022 QLD Young Australian of the Year.

12:15 – 12:45

The only way to be a writer is to sit down and write
Dr Sonia Henry | GP and Author

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Sonia Henry is a GP (FRACGP) and author. Previously she worked as a physiotherapist. In 2017 her anonymous article ‘there is something rotten inside the medical profession’ was published on the physician blog Kevin MD. It went viral and was shared over 25 000 times worldwide. Sonia has also been published in Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, RM Williams Magazine, the Australian medical students association magazine, and a variety of other platforms.

Her debut novel ‘Going Under’, an irreverent account of internship, was published by Allen and Unwin. It has been a best seller. The TV and film option has been sold to Lingo Pictures. The book received national media coverage, featuring on ABC breakfast, channel 7, national radio and podcasts. It has been recently sold in Spain.

Sonia has spent the last 2 years working as a GP in remote Australia, including the Pilbara, WA, Central North West NSW, South Australia, QLD, the Northern Territory, to Broome and beyond.

Her second book, ‘Put your feet in the dirt, girl’ is a memoir about her travels. True to form, it features questionably behaved doctors, a lot of hard drinking and general misadventure, but also poses big questions about self concept, inequities in healthcare, and the concepts of identity and home. It is being published by Allen and Unwin in early 2023.

12:45 – 1:15

Disability pride and my sweet ride
Ms Gillian Mason | Disabled physiotherapist-researcher, patient advocate & science communicator 

Medicine has an ableism problem. It’s urgent that we acknowledge the responsibility and opportunity we have to become radically inclusive about who our health system serves. I’ll talk about how a choice to be open about how I navigate my intersecting identities and the barriers to accessing healthcare, whilst working within it, was risky, terrible, and brilliant.  

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Gillian Mason (she/her) is a queer, bicycle-riding, disabled physiotherapist-researcher, patient advocate and science communicator who’s very, very tired of the reductive way that we as a society think about and value disability.  She lives with heaps of time-consuming medical appointments and a lot of medically-prescribed chronic disease self-management activities to keep doing. Gillian is passionate about improving access and equity in healthcare, and a mum to a small human, a cat and quite a lot of house plants.

At Hunter Medical Research Institute, for the University of Newcastle, she manages the Stroke Research Register, provides leadership on consumer and community involvement in medical research and provides a dual clinical and patient perspective in the design of rehabilitation research studies. Gillian is a member of the Health Technology Assessment Consumer Consultative Committee and the Medical Services Advisory Committee for the Australian Government’s Department of Health and is a member of the Board of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health. 

1:15 – 1:45

Take a break in the networking lounge or virtual exhibition 

1:45 – 2:30

An interview with Professor David Thomas, CEO OMICO
Prof. David Thomas | Chief Executive Officer, Omico
Jennifer Henderson | Transformative Partner Oncology, Roche

Learn about Professor David Thomas’ entrepreneurial journey towards realising a vision of a sustainable national precision medicine ecosystem to improve the outcomes of patients living with advanced cancers.

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Professor Thomas is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Centre (Omico), Head of Cancer Research at the Garvan Institute and Director of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, a collaboration between Garvan and St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.

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Jennifer is currently the Transformative Partner – Oncology at Roche where she works closely with strategic partners to co-create ecosystem-shaping projects in precision oncology and personalised healthcare.

2:30 – 3:00

A jack of all trades is a master of none… (but oftentimes better than a master of one) 
Dr Bi Mian | Clinician, researcher, entrepreneur, investor (and jack of many trades)

Dr Mian Bi is a clinician, researcher, entrepreneur, investor, and jack of many trades. He has always been a dabbler and pivoted more times on his career path than he chooses to admit. Here he explores going off the well beaten paths and lessons learnt from being a master of none.

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Dr Mian Bi is a practicing emergency clinician and the managing director of Regional Specialists Tamworth, a regional fly-in fly-out multispeciality clinic servicing the New England regional of NSW. After pivoting from his surgical dreams, he attained his PhD in 2018. With over 15 years of neuroscience research experience, he is currently a Research Fellow and NHMRC Chief Investigator at Macquarie University.

Outside of medicine, Dr Bi is best known as the creator of “Investing for Doctors”, a movement to improve financial literacy amongst clinicians. As a natural progression on that path, he later co-founded Australian Medical Angels, an investing syndicate looking to pick the healthtech start-ups of tomorrow. 

 

Living in Sydney with his wife, two kids, and cat, he hopes one day to be able to explain what he does in one sentence.

3:00 – 3:30

Storytelling as a doctor – should we do it and how?
Dr Marrwah Ahmadzai | Advocate, writer, doctor, speaker & storyteller

Doctors are constantly immersed in stories. We carry stories of life, loss, and illness. We witness the most emotionally challenging moments of our patient’s lives. But putting these stories to writing or sharing them in the spoken form represents an unknown for many of us. In this session, Marrwah will share with us her own storytelling journey- from her first experiences with writing to eventually ending up on the TEDx stage. She will explore the benefits of storytelling as clinicians, how to get writing and develop your profile and shine a spotlight on other Australian doctors who are telling stories to make a difference within the medical and social justice fields. 

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Dr. Marrwah Ahmadzai is an obstetrics and gynaecology registrar. She is passionate about women’s health and health leadership and sits on the Canberra Region Medical Education Council education committee and Australian Medical Association ACT Council of Doctors in Training. Marrwah is also an advocate for cultural diversity and has given a TEDx talk on the power of storytelling in breaking down barriers. She has written on a variety of social issues for The Guardian, SBS and ABC. She is a clinical lead in Link and Grow, an initiative that aims to support female health professionals from diverse backgrounds through mentoring and leadership opportunities. Marrwah was the recipient of the 2021 ACT Multicultural Individual Champion Award and 2022 Australian of the Year Award finalist.

3:30 – 4:00

What I’ve learnt from managing doctors who manage…
Shane Solomon | International & National Healthcare Management Specialist

Shane has spent thirty years as a health system chief executive in Australia and Hong Kong (as a non-doctor). He will present his personal reflections of working with doctor managers. He will draw out the behaviours that he has observed make doctors great leaders, and also what they need to un-learn.  

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Shane Solomon has over 30 years of international and national healthcare management expertise. He provides health strategy and advisory services and held non-executive director roles. Mr Solomon was the founding managing director of Telstra Health, a new eHealth business within Telstra.

4:00 – 4:15

Take a break in the networking lounge or virtual exhibition 

4:15 – 5:00

DNA of Purpose
Rebecca Maklad & Tané Hunter, Future Crunch

Diseases are being eradicated, war is decreasing, millions are being lifted out of poverty and billions are gaining access to the greatest information resource humanity has ever known. We can control robots with our minds, use machines to translate any language, cut and paste our DNA, and we’re taking brave new steps into space. There are so many amazing things happening because of human purpose that when paired with intelligent optimism give us the power to create a better world.

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Tané is a cancer researcher, bio-informatician, and science communicator. He is a co-founder at Future Crunch. He has a Masters in Bioinformatics from the University of Melbourne, and has worked for the Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital diagnosing rare genetic diseases. He is currently completing his PhD at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, using molecular biomarkers in DNA and analysing them with artificial intelligence to improve treatments for people suffering from cancer. He’s also a former United States mountain biking champion and an avid sailor.

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Rebecca Maklad is a Director of Future Crunch and has spent her career decoding purpose and business influence. She has spent the last 15 years working with globally acclaimed speakers, activists, authors and influencers advising some of the world’s most respected thought leaders. As the Director of Future Crunch she has worked alongside Angus Hervey and Tane Hunter since 2014, taking the brand from a speaking duo, to an internationally recognised thought leadership think tank. 

She is also the host of the DNA Of Purpose Podcast interviewing global thought leaders and pioneers on the tools and strategies to have more useful conversations about the application of purpose in organisations.

5:00 – 5:15

Day 1 Wrap up
Dr Amandeep Hansra

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Dr Amandeep Hansra is a leader in digital health and innovation in Australia. She is a GP with 17 years’ clinical experience but is also known for her work as a digital health consultant and recently was named an award recipient of Telstra Health’s 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health initiative. Amandeep was the CEO & Medical Director of Telstra’s telemedicine business ReadyCare; a joint venture between Telstra and Medgate, (Switzerland’s leading telemedicine provider), until the end of 2017. She also served as the Chief Medical Officer for Telstra Health and separately has assisted Medgate in setting up a telemedicine business in the Philippines. Amandeep has a passion for medical start-ups and entrepreneurship providing advisory services for start-ups in the health technology space. She has been awarded the “Women Leading in Business Scholarship” for the Global Executive MBA at the University of Sydney. Amandeep also co-founded Australian Medical Angels, an Angel syndicate that invests in health startups. Amandeep’s past career has included both public, volunteer and private work in primary care and in hospitals, as well as in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Homeless Health, Refugee Health, Occupational Medicine and Travel Medicine. She is a Fellow of the RACGP & Australian Institute of Digital Health, an examiner for the College and sits on their Practice Management and Technology Expert Committee as well as the AMA NSW Council. She is a Board Director of AMA NSW, NPS MedicineWise, MoleMap Au/NZ, ACHS International and Chairperson of Coviu Global. Amandeep holds a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, a Global Executive MBA from The University of Sydney, the Australia Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine, is a Certified Health Informatician of Australia and has completed the Company Directors Course through AICD. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Amandeep is based in Sydney where she lives with her family including 2 teenage children. She is passionate about digital health and innovation in healthcare but balances this with her other passions of family, the great outdoors and travel.

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sunday, 15 May 2022

08:00

Networking Lounge and virtual exhibition open

08:45 – 09:00

Day 2 Open
Dr Amandeep Hansra

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Dr Amandeep Hansra is a leader in digital health and innovation in Australia. She is a GP with 17 years’ clinical experience but is also known for her work as a digital health consultant and recently was named an award recipient of Telstra Health’s 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health initiative. Amandeep was the CEO & Medical Director of Telstra’s telemedicine business ReadyCare; a joint venture between Telstra and Medgate, (Switzerland’s leading telemedicine provider), until the end of 2017. She also served as the Chief Medical Officer for Telstra Health and separately has assisted Medgate in setting up a telemedicine business in the Philippines. Amandeep has a passion for medical start-ups and entrepreneurship providing advisory services for start-ups in the health technology space. She has been awarded the “Women Leading in Business Scholarship” for the Global Executive MBA at the University of Sydney. Amandeep also co-founded Australian Medical Angels, an Angel syndicate that invests in health startups. Amandeep’s past career has included both public, volunteer and private work in primary care and in hospitals, as well as in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Homeless Health, Refugee Health, Occupational Medicine and Travel Medicine. She is a Fellow of the RACGP & Australian Institute of Digital Health, an examiner for the College and sits on their Practice Management and Technology Expert Committee as well as the AMA NSW Council. She is a Board Director of AMA NSW, NPS MedicineWise, MoleMap Au/NZ, ACHS International and Chairperson of Coviu Global. Amandeep holds a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, a Global Executive MBA from The University of Sydney, the Australia Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine, is a Certified Health Informatician of Australia and has completed the Company Directors Course through AICD. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Amandeep is based in Sydney where she lives with her family including 2 teenage children. She is passionate about digital health and innovation in healthcare but balances this with her other passions of family, the great outdoors and travel.

09:00 – 10:30

Concurrent Sessions & Workshops
Choose from one of the below options (the rest you can catch on the instant replay!)

OPTION 1: MANAGEMENT CONSULTING (Be the Change)

What could be possible if you had some useful techniques to create a time a place for creative and reflective conversations and decision making without having to be the expert in every conversation? 

The road to becoming a doctor is long and arduous: years of study, exhausting training, and, in many countries, significant cost. So why would a doctor change fields and become a management consultant? And why would a management-consulting firm need doctors?

Jump into this session if you like the sound of:

  • Problem solving
  • Desire to help at scale
  • Have an interest in institutional change
  • Feel particularly ‘business minded’
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Arthur is an Engagement Manager (i.e., project leader) at McKinsey & Company. His work at McKinsey focuses on applying strategic analysis and decision science to public problems, particularly in the health and defence sectors. His experience includes health financing reform, health systems design, vaccination strategy, vaccine manufacturing strategy, biotech R&D strategy, pharma M&A, disability sector reform, and the development machine learning and decision-support tools for health and defence investment decisions. He is a medical doctor, holds an MPP in economic development & decision sciences from the Harvard Kennedy School (where he was a Teaching Assistant in Machine Learning & Big Data Analytics), and an MSc in International Health & Tropical Medicine from the University of Oxford. He also has experience working with the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet (Australia), Gavi, and the WHO.

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Liz is an Associate at McKinsey & Company. She is medical doctor with a clinical background in infectious diseases/tropical medicine. She has experience in public health policy and research, including with the George Institute for Global Health and the WHO. At McKinsey, she has served a range of health and public sector clients with a focus on strategy and operational improvement.

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Daniel is a Junior Associate at McKinsey & Company, based in Brisbane. Prior to joining McKinsey, Daniel held roles as Director of Research at a think tank, Policy Fellow at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Head of Operations at an ed-tech start-up. Daniel holds a MBBS (Hons) and a BMedSc(Hons) from Monash University, completing his bioethics thesis at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. His academic work has been published in the Lancet, American Journal of Bioethics, and British Medical Journal. Daniel will return to Oxford in September of this year on a Rhodes Scholarship, where he will complete a DPhil (PhD) examining the use of artificial intelligence for suicide prediction and prevention.

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Matt is an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, and is a core member of McKinsey’s Australian Health Practice. He has a background as a medical doctor, and is experienced in life sciences, public and private sector payor and provider strategy, consumer centred design, and health system reform.

OPTION 2: LETTING GO OF THE ADVICE MONSTER – HOW TO BE MORE COACH-LIKE

What could be possible if you had some useful techniques to create a time a place for creative and reflective conversations and decision making without having to be the expert in every conversation? 

Being more ‘coach-like’ can bring higher levels of engagement, and lower levels of stress to your conversations. Coaching has been well recognised as an effective method for unlocking the potential of individuals and of teams. It is only recently that coaching in healthcare has been established as a critical way to support individuals to be their best; through performance coaching, career decisions and setting and achieving professional goals.

This session is designed to help attendees develop an understanding of coaching as a platform for growth; to review the value of coaching conversations and outline an approach that enables participants to start using coaching questions in their daily lives.

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Dr Sarah Dalton is a Paediatric Emergency Physician at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Director of Clinical Engagement at eHealth NSW. Sarah is previous President of the Paediatric and Child Health Division, RACP and has completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Clinical Leadership. Sarah’s leadership strengths see her use coaching conversations to support others, inspiring her to complete the INSEAD Coaching Certificate. She now offers coaching to doctors and is a Medical Advisor to Capstan Partners.

OPTION 3: NEXT LEVEL INTERVIEWING: HOW TO PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD ON INTERVIEW DAY

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Performing well at Interviews is crucial to progression within Medicine but a skill most Doctors report that they haven’t yet conquered. This interactive, fast-paced workshop will offer insight into what the Interview panel is after, frameworks and techniques to best communicate your strengths and weaknesses and approaches to even the most wicked of interview questions (the ones that make us all squirm)

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Dr Brooke Bullock is a Medical Interview Coach with over six years working with Doctors as they prepare for resident, specialty program and fellowship interviews. Brooke has a long-standing interest in medical officer recruitment which stems from a belief that preparing for an interview should be like preparing for one of the biggest exams of your career.

Brooke works as an Advanced Pharmacist at Gold Coast Health and has experience practicing across numerous diverse environments; as a Medical Education Officer, as a Researcher having completed her PhD in 2020 through the University of Queensland and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and as An Accredited Pharmacist with the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacists.

Brooke’s research focused on the Impact of a Clinical Pharmacist on Post Take Ward Round prescribing, communication, medication appropriateness and cost. She has a particular interest in Education which has seen half her career focused on education which has included fulfilling volunteering positions on nine occasions abroad at the University of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka and also on a Medical Mission delivering healthcare to local people in a remote part of the Solomon Islands.

She graduated from James Cook University, Townsville in 2006, completed a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Queensland in 2010 and is currently undertaking a PhD in Hospital Pharmacy Practice.

Brooke’s involvement in the Pharmacy profession stemmed from days as the National President of the Australian Pharmacy Students Association and lengthy involvement in the International Pharmaceutical Students Association. Brooke is also involved in community volunteering and fund raising; whereby she has raised over $10 000 for cancer research.

In 2012, Brooke was awarded the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Young Pharmacist of the Year award where she was recognised for striving to advance the pharmacy profession and was selected by the leaders of the profession as epitomising the highest standard of innovation within her practice.

OPTION 4: DIGITAL HEALTH AGENCY WORKSHOP 

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A clinical governance career with Liz Kleen

Clinical Governance is as important as corporate governance in organisations that deliver health services. This is no different for the Australian Digital Health Agency as they strive to deliver health services through digital technologies. Liz will provide a high level overview of why clinical governance is important to the Agency, how the Agency implements clinical governance, and some current work being done to strengthen this position.

National Digital Health Strategy with Andrew Hewitt

The National Digital Health Strategy, is a Strategy for all Australians that aims to show how digital health innovation will embrace opportunities in emerging technology and stay focused on improving Australian’s health outcomes.
The Strategy will also outline how digital innovation and adoption will enable a vibrant health ecosystem, where the right people capabilities, technological systems and policy, funding and legislative settings are in place. In progressing further adoption and use of digital health, the Strategy will show the efforts that need to be made to ensure all Australians have equity of access and use.

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Liz Keen is new to the role of Director, Clinical Governance at the Australian Digital Health Agency. As a registered nurse and with experience across primary and secondary care, she has a deep interest in clinical governance with the consumer always at the heart of everything. Liz is delighted to have the opportunity to shape the next phase of the Agency’s clinical governance journey and share its importance in digital health.

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Andrew Hewitt has more than 15 years delivering strategies and campaigns centred on a foundation of solid research and stakeholder engagement and evaluated to optimise the goals of the respective organisations.

Andrew has worked in the United Kingdom, most notably in the Palace of Westminster as a policy advisor, a lead member of the organising Committee of the ICC World 2020 and finally as strategic advisor on a referendum on voting reform. His career in digital heath 7 years ago, at the National eHealth Transition Authority and now its successor, the Australian Digital Health Agency. Over this time, Andrew was instrumental in developing aspects of several significant digital health enablers including the My Health Record and the existing National Digital Health Strategy and Framework for Action. Andrew was also the Health portfolio’s representative on the Digital Economy Strategy developed by Prime Minister and Cabinet.

 

Andrew has a passion for delivering policy that ensures the principles of access, affordability and ability are addressed to ensure equitable health outcomes for Australians.

10:30 – 10:45

Take a break in the networking lounge or virtual exhibition 

10:45 – 11:45

Concurrent Sessions & Workshops
Choose from one of the below options (the rest you can catch on the instant replay!)

OPTION 1: FINANCE FOR DOCTORS
It’s imperative that you get a specialist in your corner

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In creating positive healthcare outcomes for patients, it’s critical to get the right healthcare team and specialists in place.

With Finance, the same applies!

It is critical to surround yourself with a team of specialists who can advise and bring to fruition the best possible outcome given your current situation. All the while having an eye to your future financial journey. 

Medipro Capital Finance (Mortgage Brokers) should be the lynch pin of this team and can help coordinate it all.

Arranging finance can be a huge pain point. Not only because you’re time poor, but also because there is just so much information you have to wade through in order to get it right. In this session we will cover of on some of the basics We will cover subjects such as:

  1. Why use a specialist broker versus banks direct
  2. Why is loan structuring so important.
  3. The Lending Landscape – what is happening with rates? Should I fix?
  4. What special perks do Medico’s qualify for?
  5. Debt Recycling, how to pay off that home loan fast 
  6. Discussing types of loans and the loan process, including SMSF.
  7. Case Studies
  8. Technology and the future of lending
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In 2009, the global financial crisis changed the world of finance irreparably. Over the next few years it was becoming increasingly difficult to give a client expert advice as financial institutions chopped and changed their minds about lending criteria so often. This made it harder to service clients with any real integrity whilst the financial industry was experiencing so much change in a short time. With a long professional history that spans over decades in Medical Finance; working for companies such as Medfin, Experien and Investec, Founder and General Manager, John Paynter, wanted to continue to provide a superior, financial alternative to conventional banking. The only way to be sure to provide a service such as this, was to become independent, and to sift through the loads of information and options out there in search of the ultimate financial solution for his clients. MediPro Capital Finance was born from that passion to provide a superior service, advice and choice. It is that passion that saw the business grow and expand over the years, and we’re proud to say that it has a lot to do with our loyal client base that makes our business what it is.

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Brad is a medical lending specialist, partner and company Director at MediPro Capital Finance.

Brad’s extensive experience in both residential and commercial real estate, has equipped him with a unique foundation of knowledge of the financial concerns and goals of clients. Brad’s career has spanned decades in the industry. Equally, Brad has extensive experience within the medical and professional industry sectors, including owning a medical practice and starting 4 Allied Health practices. He has a passion for delivering top shelf service while searching and delivering the best cost and tax effective solutions to the MediPro client base. Brad’s goal is to be the Specialist advisor with all of his clients not just at the beginning but the whole way through their financial journey.

OPTION 2: PUBLIC HEALTH CAREERS – ASK ME ANYTHING

Public health combines many different disciplines and supports occupations in diverse scientific, medical, research, and government settings. Public health jobs especially suit healthcare professionals with passions outside of clinical medicine, such as anthropology, statistics, or epidemiology.

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Medical Officer Blugibbon Contract Team to The Australian Government; Conjoint Professor of Public Health University of NSW; and Adjunct Professor of Public Health, University of Sydney.
Formerly Director, Centre for Health Services Research, Sydney West Area Health; Chief Health Officer and Executive Director Public Health, NSW Health; Director, Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation, NSW Health; Program Officer Child Survival, Ford Foundation, Bangladesh; Medical Epidemiologist, US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

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Sarah is an advanced trainee of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (AFPHM) within the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). She completed her undergraduate medical degree at The University of Adelaide in 2012 and has since completed an MSc in Public Health and an MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation, both in the United Kingdom. Sarah is currently working as a Public Health Registrar at the Burnet Institute and also continues to work clinically as a Sexual Health Registrar at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. As part of her Public Health Medicine training she has undertaken rotations at the Department of Health Victoria in Communicable Disease Control and in the Covid-19 response, as well as at The Heart Foundation in South Australia. Sarah has also previously worked as a Consultant for the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva, and as Senior Clinical Evidence Advisor for MSI Reproductive Choices (formerly, Marie Stopes International) in the United Kingdom.

OPTION 3: GETTING INTO MEDICAL WRITING

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This workshop will cover the essentials of how to get a piece of writing published. We’ll explore what audiences and publications you are interested in writing for, what topics you’re interested in writing about, and what types of things you want to write, for example news, features, first-person perspectives, opinion pieces etc. We’ll also cover the Dos and Don’ts of pitching, how to write and edit your piece and other social and financial things you might want to think about before embarking on this journey.
You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of two experienced writers and editors, and get all the essential tips and tricks for getting your byline out there.

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Bianca Nogrady is a freelance science journalist and author whose work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic, Nature, the Guardian, the BMJ, The Medical Republic, The Scientist and others.

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Ruby Prosser Scully is the managing editor of The Medical Republic, overseeing half a dozen specialist magazines. She’s also written for New Scientist, Australian Doctor, Medical Observer, The Guardian and Cosmos Magazine. 

OPTION 4: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
A health practitioner’s guide to medical advertising & social media 

Medical Advertising has been controversial since mid last century. Social media is the newest form of medical promotion  creating newer and more complex controversies. On the verge of completing her Masters in Health Law, Lily presents her latest research into the ethics, laws and professional etiquette that governs medical advertising and social media content. The Australian legal framework for medical advertising is a lot more stringent than many other countries. Did you know that even if you are on social media in a non-medical niche, if you are a registered health practitioner, you are still bound by these rules? Come and learn about the Rules of Engagement as we venture into cyberspace and explore our potential as health professionals.

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I am a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon. The focus of my practice is to deliver the best clinical care to my patients from the first consultation to completion of care. I also believe in providing accessible specialist care, and being approachable to my colleagues and patients alike. 

I have specific interest in Health Law and works as a Medical Advisor in the Medico-legal industry in both underwriting, risk assessment and as consultant advisor to legal firms for complex medical cases.

I also have specific interests in Medical Training and Education, both in clinical and non clinical areas, with various presentations and workshops in conferences and educational events.

My other roles include marketing and sponsorship manager of the Queensland Medical Orchestra, State Coordinator for the Queensland Plastic Surgery Journal Club as well as a Specialist Surgeon in the Royal Australian Air Force Reserve.

OPTION 5: EXPEDITION MEDICINE

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Are you interested in expedition or wilderness medicine?

Hear from expedition medic Dr Edi Albert. Edi is currently the Program Director for Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments at the Tasmanian School of Medicine. Edi will share photographs and stories from his career which has taken him from Antarctica to Christmas Island.

What will you learn?

  • Does expedition and wilderness medicine lend toward a career in international and humanitarian work?
  • What specialties will set you up for a career in expedition and wilderness medicine?
  • How do you juggle family life with retrieval work, locums and expeditions?
  • What advice would you give to someone hoping to transition to a career in expeditions and retrievals?

 

11:45 – 12:00

Take a break in the networking lounge or virtual exhibition 

12:00 – 13:00

Concurrent Sessions & Workshops
Choose from one of the below options (the rest you can catch on the instant replay!)

OPTION 1: LIVING & WORKING IN AUSTRALIA

Australia is a popular choice for immigration for many obvious reasons – lifestyle, strong economy and diverse population to name a few.  If you have started thinking of a change, have already landed or think it might be something in your future Dr Carmen can walk you through the process. Afterall she’s been there herself and has since helped hundreds settle into life down under. 

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Dr. Carmen Brown is an author, blogger, practicing obstetrician/gynecologist, and managing partner and founder of ExpatMD. She currently resides in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and young son. 

Dr. Brown has been overseas for over eight years and has become passionate about helping other physicians realize their options to live and work overseas.  After assisting several doctors to find jobs in either New Zealand or Australia, Dr. Brown decided to start ExpatMD, a full-service consulting firm dedicated to helping American doctors achieve their dream of becoming an expat.

OPTION 2: BEATING BURNOUT

Doctors are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression and burnout as an under-resourced healthcare system struggles with the demands of a growing population, widespread mental health issues and the ongoing COVID pandemic. In this session the discussion is merely opened.

Stick to your guns – say NO more often!

Burnout to Brilliance: Path of Rejuvenation with Self Compassion

Wellness is a dirty word

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Clare Wood is a specialist occupational and environmental physician based in Brisbane. She has worked in industry, government and private practice, and recently left a great job in order to freelance to allow her the flexibility she craves. She plans to work as little as possible whilst her children are still young enough to want her around- whilst still earning enough to pay for their school fees!

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Dr Olivia Ong, now known as the Heart-Centred Doctor, is a pain physician with 15 years of experience and an expert in the field of resilience and burnout. She runs programs helping doctors transform their lives, moving from burnout to brilliance.

Dr Ong’s authentic and warm approach has made her a sought-after speaker and online educator. After a severe car accident in 2008, Dr Olivia Ong was told she would never walk or practice again. As a paraplegic her dreams were shattered. After an intensive three-year recovery process, she walked again. Today she shares her experience with others. Being able to speak from her own unique life experiences gives her presentations a deeply authentic feel. 

In 2021, as a published author of her first book, “The Heart-Centredness of Medicine”, which Jack Canfield wrote the foreword for, Dr Ong wrote this book because she had not only seen and heard about way too many doctors who are verging on burn-out due to stress and overwork – she had actually been one of them. She wrote her book in the way that she had to help doctors to find their way back home to their heart. She wants them to be able to lead the heart-centred lives they truly deserve.

Dr Ong has been featured in and written for Thrive Global, Yahoo Finance, International Business Times Singapore and Australian Business Journal. Dr Ong has appeared in media regularly such as Sky News, Studio 10 and ticker TV. Dr Ong has spoken at industry leading events including Australasian New Zealand College of Anaesthesia and Faculty of Pain Medicine, which she talks about physician burnout and how self-compassion can help doctors manage their burnout.

Originally from Singapore, Dr Ong now resides in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two young children. Her forthcoming book “Radical Resilience” is due to be released in early 2023. For more details, visit https://drolivialeeong.com/ 

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Dr Anna Wilshire is a basic physician trainee at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, in Perth Western Australia. She is currently on leave from her training and clinical position at the hospital to pursue her passion for preventative health.

Prior to medical school, Anna completed a double degree in Commerce and Psychology. She then went on to work for KPMG and BHP as a financial analyst for four years before relocating with her husband to Canada and Singapore. During this time, she become a mother of two beautiful children. Anna pursued her dream of medical school at the age of 32 and relocated the family to Perth.

Since graduating medical school Anna has worked as an infectious disease’s registrar and a palliative care registrar completing the Diploma of Palliative Care. With her love for medicine, she decided to continue with physician training, but due to a myriad of circumstances her first year of training was not so easy, and as a result she suffered from burnout.

It was not an easy decision to take time off the beaten pathway but what has followed has been significantly rewarding. Anna has created her own holistic health company, Orka Health, incorporating all her skills including business, psychology, nutrition certificate and a qualified personal trainer. The company is moving from strength to strength, and she is excited with what this creative career holds for the future.

OPTION 3: OCCUPATIONAL & AVIATION CAREERS

Occupational medicine takes a preventative approach to health and safety in the workplace by looking at how a work environment can affect a person’s health, and how a person’s health can affect their work. In this session we hear directly from those in the field.

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Kelly trained as a surgeon in the UK before moving to Australia. She worked for many years in critical care medicine (Emergency and Intensive Care) before becoming the Chief Resident of a large Sydney teaching hospital, heavily involved in Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement Programs. Kelly then retrained as a General Practitioner and began her DAME work in inner city Sydney, subsequently joining the Aerospace Medicine Training Program to further pursue her love of Aviation Medicine; she spent two (pandemic-filled) years at Virgin Australia and now has the honour of working as a Medical Officer at Qantas. Kelly sits on the board of The Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine (ASAM), is a member of the Aerospace Medicine Association (AsMA) and has been the proud recipient of the Eric Stevenson Award and The Westerman Prize in Aerospace Medicine.

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Bio to come.

OPTION 4: BUSINESS 101

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Do you have a New Business Idea, or are you looking to Expand your established Business, and don’t know where to start?

This is a ‘must attend’ session for the Medical entrepreneur, where Greg will take you on the journey from concept, to commencing, to scaling your business.    

 Learn the essential ‘must do’s’ in Business 101, including: 

    • Required business registrations, reporting and technology     
    • Business planning & strategy
    • Choice of Entity
    • Debt v Equity considerations for growth
    • How to scale up a business
    • What is your end-goal and how to execute this successfully to generate wealth?  

This session is aimed at those Entrepreneurs looking to set up a business, as well as those already in business that are looking to grow or expand.       

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I get great satisfaction from helping my clients to improve their business performance. My focus is on embracing technology to streamline processes and improve overall efficiency.

I am a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia with over 25 years of taxation and business advisory experience.

13:00 – 13:30

Take a break in the networking lounge or virtual exhibition 

13:30 – 14:30

Concurrent Sessions & Workshops
Choose from one of the below options (the rest you can catch on the instant replay!)

OPTION 1: TECHSTARS

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Vikram is a paediatric respiratory specialist and a senior lecturer in health management at UNSW. His actual day job however is being the Founder and CEO of Consultmed, a digital referral and workflow automation tool for healthcare providers. Vikram founded Consultmed in 2019, after many years working as a junior doctor, experiencing first hand the pain and inefficiencies of poor quality paper and fax referrals in hospitals. Having spend some time working in the digital health space in the NHS, he returned to Sydney to bring together a team to create Consultmed with a vision to transform health service delivery. And to axe the fax. 

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Dr. Simon Kos joined Microsoft in 2010 to bring health domain expertise to the health team. He brings insight and experience from over 17 years working in the healthcare and Health IT industries. As the doctor on Microsoft’s Worldwide Health team, he is responsible for clinical strategy and industry engagement. He raises awareness of the Microsoft brand, technologies and partner community, and works to find clinical relevance for Microsoft products.

Prior to coming to Microsoft, Dr. Kos worked with global health IT companies Cerner and InterSystems as they implemented some of the largest e-Health initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region. His responsibilities included product design and localisation, clinical engagement, industry thought leadership and team management. Before his career in health IT Dr. Kos practiced as a doctor at NSWHealth, Australia for several years with a focus on critical care.

Dr. Kos has an MBBS and BSc(Med) from UNSW, and an MBA with a major in change management from AGSM. He is passionate about improving healthcare through technology.

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Integrative GP, CMO/CSO (Health Software), Certified Health Informatician, TV presenter/speaker

 

With 24 years clinical experience,  in both the hospital and private sector, Dr Charlotte Middleton currently works in General Practice with a focus on integrative medicine and preventative health.

A dedicated thought leader driving awareness on how technology impacts healthcare, Dr Charlotte was the Clinical Director at digital health company, Healthshare for 2 years, before joining MedicalDirector in early 2017, as their Chief Medical Officer/Chief Safety Officer. Her position involves providing clinical oversight for all their products, moderating the Clinical Advisory Panel, running monthly panel interviews for MD TV, overseeing the clinical safety for the NHS Helix vaccination app (UK) and representing MD at corporate and other events, including presenting at the upcoming GPCE events on “Flexible Patient Care (and the role of technology)”. Earlier this year, Charlotte studied for and was awarded a Certification in Health Informatics (CHIA). Charlotte currently splits her time between general practice and her position at MedicalDirector.

Public speaker, medical educator and TV presenter, Charlotte regularly appears on TV segments, educational videos and guest panels and has been featured in numerous publications. She was also responsible for the creation of a series of DVD’s on “Common Post-Natal Issues”. These are currently used in Ramsay Health Hospital Maternity Units and by parent-educators Australia wide and are available for purchase from drcharlottesweb.com.au.

 

OPTION 2: GOING CORPORATE

Corporate medicine has been used to describe everything – from a managed care organisation, to a physician organsiation, a hospital-run organisation – the diverse nature of what a career in corporate medicine encompasses attracts many doctors – especially those with a keen interest in combining clinical and financial disciplines and how an organisation might balance the two. 

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Daniel Thurley has 20 years experience both in the Medical field as well as the Pharmaceutical Industry. He received his Doctoral Degree in Medicine from The University of Cambridge as well as a Master’s Degree in Zoology.

He has also done several continuous Educational work as well including at King’s College School study in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. Dan has also studied at Cardiff University as well where he received his Diploma in Pharm-Medicine. He worked as Clinical Fellow, Oncology at the Royal North Shore Hospital before going on to Hoffman LaRoche where he was first Medical Director in Australia.

Daniel is currently APAC Informatics Network Head, including all of China and General Manager (Hong Kong) at Roche, where he is responsible for the direction of the company including research and Product Development and overseeing their Clinical Trials.

With a demonstrated history of working in the biotechnology industry, he is skilled in Biomarkers, Translational Medicine, Oncology, and Hematology. MB BChir (Medicine) from Cambridge University, and a Consultant in Pharmaceutical Medicine; focused on putting patients first.

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Gun was appointed to the role of Chief Medical Officer of Sonic Clinical Services Australia in 2018, having acted as IPN’s NSW State Medical Director since 2016.

Originally from the UK, Gun has worked extensively in both primary and secondary care settings, and was a Principal Partner in his own practice before moving in 2011 to work with IPN and ASCC in Australia.  He continues to see patients at the IPN practice in Dee Why.

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Dr Rachelle Mai is a GP with 20 years of experience. She has been also working in Corporate Medicine. Rachelle has interest in providing some advice to Junior Doctors who are uncertain of what to do after completing Internship or Resident years

OPTION 3: CV MASTERCLASS 

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Join the Wave team for a hands-on session to create a winning CV. If you are looking at a transition to a non clinical career, highlighting your transferable skills and experience will be key. The Wave team will cover best practice and provide key insights for what they as recruiters look for when it comes to finding the very best candidates.

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Claire Ponsford founded Wavelength with Dr John Bethell over 20 years ago. Each year, we help 3,500+ doctors to find both locum and permanent jobs across all medical specialties and seniorities, in diverse locations across Australia and New Zealand.

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Melissa Welsh has worked in the recruitment industry since 2004 and is now Wavelengths recruitment consultant for Telehealth and Divergent Careers. She focuses on assisting healthcare professionals who are considering options outside of mainstream hospital career avenues.


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Michael is responsible for end-to-end executive search processes and engagement of both new and existing clients and candidates. Having joined Ccentric Group in 2015, he quickly established himself as a trusted thought partner to client​s.

14:30 – 14:45

Take a break in the networking lounge or virtual exhibition 

14:45 – 15:45

Concurrent Sessions & Workshops
Choose from one of the below options (the rest you can catch on the instant replay!)

OPTION 1: DR DIRECTOR

How early career involvement in Board Directorship improves clinical and professional skills.

Here’s a little of what will be covered:

  • How does a Board differ from management?
  • Executive vs non-Executive Directors Early career options for becoming involved in Boards
  • Qualifications in governance- are they necessary and how do you get them?
  • Parallels between clinical practice and good governance

OPTION 2:  HOW TO PODCAST

Conceiving and creating a podcast – from those who are doing it now, and doing it well.

In this session Dr Dana Phang (Junior Doctor’s Corner) and Dr Lexi Frydenberg (The RCH Kids Health Info Podcast) will take you through the A-Z of podcasting – from deciding a direction, down to what production equipment they recommend.

Here’s just some of what they will cover:

  • How to move an idea for a podcast into practice
  • What is involved in creating a podcast?
  • Who do you need on your team?
  • How do you decide on format, content etc?
  • How do you promote your podcast?
  • What is podcast success?

 

 

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Dr Dana Phang is the voice and mastermind behind the podcast Junior Doctor’s Corner. Dana, a final-year GP trainee, created the podcast after being surprised at the lack of support for junior doctors. Dana’s goal is to help medical students and junior doctors not only survive but thrive in their careers.

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Lexi Frydenberg is an experienced general paediatrician specialising in the care of children, from birth to age 18, who experience a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions. Lexi has special interests in complex medical and genetic conditions, continence and toileting problems, allergy, asthma and eczema as well as chronic headache and migraine. She also deals with unsettled babies and sleep, feeding and growth and obesity issues. She has extensive experience helping children with developmental delay, learning difficulties, autism and ADHD.

Lexi is one of the hosts of the Kids Health Info podcast, based on the hugely popular RCH Kids Health Info fact sheets. The Kids Health Info podcast explores common topics and concerns with experts in children’s health. Every episode features guest experts in a range of child and adolescent health specialties, and lots of practical tips and advice. 

OPTION 3: BUILD YOUR OWN HEALTH APP

Everyone’s had a “big idea” for the next software tool to transform clinical practice. But the problem is, where do you get started as a clinician with little to no experience in software or technology? In this interactive session, I’ll run through my 12 step framework for “How to Create and Launch Your App: A guide for those who don’t code”. In doing so, I’ll provide actionable steps to help you wade into the exciting world of digital transformation without losing your savings – or your mind.

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Hello! I’m Josh. I’m a doctor and a software developer. I’m passionate about making the world’s hospitals safer and more efficient, as well as teaching clinicians how to code. 

OPTION 4: MANAGING CHAOS – A CAREER IN MED ADMIN

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A med admin career is about as diverse as can be found in medicine. As well as managing the day-to-day business of health services for communities, medical administrators oversee multimillion-dollar budgets, manage clinical workforces, oversee clinical support services, and manage capital investments such as buildings and biomedical technologies. Find out what a career in Med Admin could look like for you.

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Dr Birinder Giddey is a medical administrator fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. He has recently concluded his role as Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Western Health and will shortly be commencing as the Executive Director Medical Services/Chief Medical Officer at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Birinder has experience across a range of medical leadership domains and played a leading role in Western Health’s COVID-19 response, with oversight of medical staffing and scaling up of clinical teams. Other notable achievements include introduction of the clinical messaging application myBeepr and significant staffing expansion to support the rapidly expanding Western Health service.

Prior to his medical leadership journey he worked clinically at the Alfred Hospital where he completed internship and subsequent years as a resident and registrar in internal medicine, intensive care and a number of surgical specialties.

 

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Dr Abhary is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators and is passionate about supporting health related organisations in their success and growth. She is additionally passionate about Indigenous health and doctors health and wellbeing.

 
Dr Abhary has over 17 years of experience in the healthcare industry with a diverse skillset and experience in healthcare management, business management, board expertise, clinical governance, surgical and research expertise. She has held many senior executive roles in private health insurance (including for an associated research foundation), along with health management experience in public and private hospitals. She has years of board experience in the NFP sector, holds a PhD in the area of genetics and diabetic retinopathy and undertook training in ophthalmology. Dr Abhary is an advisor for her own healthcare management consulting business and she regularly provides strategic advice to health-related organisations.

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Dr Jodi Glading is a Medical Administrator with an interest in both clinical and research governance. She was awarded Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (2017) and is the Tasmanian Department of Health Deputy Chief Medical Officer. Dr Glading has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree (1999, John Carroll University) and a Masters of Clinical Psychology (2001, UTAS). After working in the juvenile justice system with at risk children, she returned to UTAS to complete her MBBS (Hons) (2009). She undertook training in surgery, particularly ophthalmology, before moving into health management and leadership. Most recently she completed a Masters of Health Management (2016, UNSW). In additional to managing the Clinical Governance/Quality Patient Safety Services for Tasmania’s publicly funded health services, Dr Glading driving force and sets the direction for research governance and provides medical advice to the Secretary and Minister for Health. She represents Tasmania on multiple national committees such as the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s Interjurisdictional Committee, the NHMRC’s Commonwealth, States, and Territories Joint Targeted Call for Research Working Committee and the Clinical Trials Project Reference Group. Outside of work, Dr Glading is the Chairperson of the Eastside Lutheran College Board, enjoys attending the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and working in her garden and apiary. She is also a proud mother of two teenagers.

15:45 – 16:00

Take a break in the networking lounge or virtual exhibition 

16:00 – 16:45

Leadership Matters
Peter Baines

Peter’s presentation will take you from the heartache and loss of crisis and disaster zones from across the globe where he led forensic teams in the identification of the bodies, to the hope and inspiration of creating futures for children and providing them with a life of choice not chance.  After 22 years as a forensic specialist with the NSW Police he would resign to build the largest contribution Australian charity to Thailand and along the way put a stop to children dying. 

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Peter Baines OAM, developed his unique leadership style by leading international identification teams into Indonesia and Thailand following acts of terrorism and the 2004 South East Asian Tsunami. He would go on to work in the counter terrorism area of Interpol, spent time with the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime and also worked in Saudi Arabia and Japan after natural disasters hit those countries. But it was his work in Thailand that brought the biggest change. After meeting the children left orphaned by the Tsunami, Peter felt compelled to act and founded an Australian charity called Hands Across the Water which has gone on to create opportunities for hundreds of children across Thailand.


Today, Peter has a successful consulting business building engagement through corporate social responsibility and presents across the globe to major corporations and governments on Leadership. He is the author of two books, Hands Across the Water, and Doing Good by Doing Good which provides a blueprint for building experience led engagement programs with a focus on shared value.
In January 2014, Peter Baines was recognised in the Australia Day honours with the awarding of the Order of Australia Medal for his International Humanitarian work. In 2016 he received the Most Admirable Order of Direkgunabhorn awarded by the King of Thailand for his devotional services to the Kingdom of Thailand.

16:45 – 17:00

Closing Remarks & Announcements
Dr Amandeep Hansra

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Dr Amandeep Hansra is a leader in digital health and innovation in Australia. She is a GP with 17 years’ clinical experience but is also known for her work as a digital health consultant and recently was named an award recipient of Telstra Health’s 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health initiative. Amandeep was the CEO & Medical Director of Telstra’s telemedicine business ReadyCare; a joint venture between Telstra and Medgate, (Switzerland’s leading telemedicine provider), until the end of 2017. She also served as the Chief Medical Officer for Telstra Health and separately has assisted Medgate in setting up a telemedicine business in the Philippines. Amandeep has a passion for medical start-ups and entrepreneurship providing advisory services for start-ups in the health technology space. She has been awarded the “Women Leading in Business Scholarship” for the Global Executive MBA at the University of Sydney. Amandeep also co-founded Australian Medical Angels, an Angel syndicate that invests in health startups. Amandeep’s past career has included both public, volunteer and private work in primary care and in hospitals, as well as in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Homeless Health, Refugee Health, Occupational Medicine and Travel Medicine. She is a Fellow of the RACGP & Australian Institute of Digital Health, an examiner for the College and sits on their Practice Management and Technology Expert Committee as well as the AMA NSW Council. She is a Board Director of AMA NSW, NPS MedicineWise, MoleMap Au/NZ, ACHS International and Chairperson of Coviu Global. Amandeep holds a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, a Global Executive MBA from The University of Sydney, the Australia Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine, is a Certified Health Informatician of Australia and has completed the Company Directors Course through AICD. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Amandeep is based in Sydney where she lives with her family including 2 teenage children. She is passionate about digital health and innovation in healthcare but balances this with her other passions of family, the great outdoors and travel.

17:00

Event Close