Keynote Speakers

Howard Williams Medal

Professor David Forbes

Professor David Forbes graduated from the University of Western Australia (WA) in 1973, and trained in paediatrics and gastroenterology and nutrition in Perth and Calgary. He has worked in paediatric emergency medicine, general and rural paediatrics, in paediatric gastroenterology and in child mental health. From 1991 he held an academic appointment at the University of Western Australia. This provided the opportunity to pursue broad child health interests that focus upon the interfaces between physical health and psychosocial medicine with special interests in social disadvantage, mental health and nutrition, and functional gastrointestinal disorders. Professor Forbs has provided broad paediatric educational leadership leading undergraduate teaching in paediatrics for the University of Western Australia, management of paediatrics vocational training at the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth, and was a member and then Chair of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Paediatric Physician Training Committee. He has worked in child health policy as Chair of the Paediatrics and Child Health Policy Committee, and a member of the RACP Policy Advisory Committee.  He was also the inaugural co-lead of the WA Child and Youth Health Network, developing the State’s first framework in the delivery of child policy.  He currently works as Clinical Advisor in the Department of Health in Western Australia.

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Scheduled
Tuesday 15th May

Shared Session
(AMD, AFOEM, AFPHM, PCHD)

Pyrmont Theatre

10:00am - 10:40am

Howard Williams Medal – Professor David Forbes

Advocacy at the interfaces.

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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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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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Professor Peter Corke 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. 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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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 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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