Keynote Speakers

Professor Peter Corke is the distinguished professor of robotic vision at Queensland University of Technology, and director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision. His research is concerned with enabling robots to see, and the application of robots to mining, agriculture and environmental monitoring. He created widely used open-source software for teaching and research, wrote the best selling textbook “Robotics, Vision, and Control,” created several massive online courses and the Robot Academy, and has won national and international recognition for teaching. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, former editor-in-chief of the IEEE Robotics and Automation magazine, founding and associate editor of the Journal of Field Robotics, founding multi-media editor and executive editorial board member of the International Journal of Robotics Research, member of the editorial advisory board of the Springer Tracts on Advanced Robotics series, recipient of the Qantas/Rolls-Royce and Australian Engineering Excellence awards, and has held visiting positions at Oxford, University of Illinois, Carnegie-Mellon University and University of Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate and masters degrees in electrical engineering and PhD from the University of Melbourne.

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Opening Keynote Oration - Dr David Pencheon Dr David Pencheon is the Director of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit, which aims to make the NHS a leading sustainable and low carbon healthcare service. VIEW PROFILE
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Redfern Oration - Professor Alistair Woodward Professor Alistair Woodward is Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. VIEW PROFILE
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Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Oration - Professor Helena Teede Professor Helena Teede is Executive Director of Monash Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. VIEW PROFILE
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Ferguson-Glass Oration - Dr Blánaid Hayes Dr Blánaid Hayes is Dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine in Ireland. Dr Hayes has worked as a consultant occupational physician at Beaumont Hospital for over 20 years.  VIEW PROFILE
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Howard Williams Medal - Professor David Forbes Professor David Forbes graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1973, and trained in paediatrics and gastroenterology and nutrition in Perth and Calgary. VIEW PROFILE
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George Burniston Oration - Associate Professor Michael Pollack Associate Professor Michael Pollack is a Senior Staff Specialist in Rehabilitation Medicine who has had a strong interest in stroke rehabilitation for many years.  VIEW PROFILE
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AFOEM opening keynote - Professor Toby Walsh Professor Toby Walsh is a world-renowned professor on artificial intelligence at the University of South Wales and Data61. VIEW PROFILE
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Associate Professor Stephen Adelstein Associate Professor Stephen Adelstein is the Chair of the NSW Board of the Medical Board of Australia and a practitioner member of the National Medical Board of Australia. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr David Beaumont Dr David Beaumont is an Occupational Physician and a Director of Fit for Work. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Sarah Dalton Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead as well as Clinical Lead at the Agency for Clinical Innovation in NSW. VIEW PROFILE
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Associate Professor Marie Bismark Associate Professor Marie Bismark is a public health physician and psychiatry registrar, who leads the Law and Public Health Group at the University of Melbourne. VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Leslie Burnett Professor Leslie Burnett is Chief Medical Officer of Genome.One, in the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics, Garvan Institute of Medical Research. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Kasia Kozlowska Dr Kasia Kozlowska is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Australia. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr George Laking Dr George Laking is a medical oncologist in Auckland, New Zealand. VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Lorimer Moseley Professor Lorimer Moseley is Foundation Professor of Neuroscience and Chair in Physiotherapy, The Sansom Institute for Health Research at the University of South Australia. VIEW PROFILE
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Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Squadron Leader in the Australian Air Force Reserve. VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Gordon Parker AO Professor Gordon Parker AO is Scientia Professor of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales. VIEW PROFILE
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Associate Professor Grant Phelps President of the RACP Adult Medicine Division. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Simon Quilty Dr Simon Quilty is a General and Acute Care physician based at Katherine Hospital in remote Northern Territory. VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Ron Rapee Professor Ron Rapee is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Ian Scott Dr Ian Scott is consultant general physician and Director of Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Geoff Toogood Dr Geoff Toogood graduated from Monash University and completed training in Cardiology specialising in device therapy. He currently spends equal time between public practice at Peninsula Health and Alfred Health and private practice. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Robyn Toomath Dr Robyn Toomath is the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (IMSANZ) Vice-President and Clinical Director of General Medicine at Auckland Hospital. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Ros Vallings Dr Vallings runs a medical practice in Auckland, which has become specialised over the past 35 years, with patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) and related conditions VIEW PROFILE
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