Keynote Speakers

Professor Frank Oberklaid OAM, MD, FRACP is the Foundation Director of the Centre for Community Child Health at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Co-Research Group Leader (Policy, Equity and Translation) at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and an Honorary Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Oberklaid is an internationally recognised researcher, author, lecturer and consultant, and has written two books and over 200 scientific publications. His work has been acknowledged in the form of a number of prestigious awards and many invited international lectureships and visiting professorships. He is Chair of the Victorian Children’s Council, which advises the Premier and Ministers on child health policy, and chairs or is a member of several important national policy committees. He is especially interested in prevention and early intervention, and the use of research findings to inform public policy and service delivery.

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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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Associate Professor Franz Babl Associate Professor Franz Babl is a paediatric emergency physician and director of research at the emergency department of the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, head of emergency research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Ross Bailie Ross Bailie is a Professor of Public Health and Director of the University Centre for Rural Health in Lismore, through an appointment with University of Sydney. 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 Tara Brown Dr Tara Brown is a Paediatric Staff Specialist at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney working in acute paediatrics and ambulatory care. VIEW PROFILE
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Mr Gastón Carrión Mr Gastón Carrión is a Managing Director for Accenture based in Australia, leading the global HR transformation practice across all industries. Gaston provides strategic advisory to our oil, gas, utilities, mining and energy clients in the Human Capital and HR agendas. VIEW PROFILE
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Associate Professor Peter Connaughton Associate Professor Peter Connaughton is President of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He is a Consultant Occupational Physician working in private practice in Perth, Western Australia. VIEW PROFILE
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Associate Professor Anne Cust Associate Professor Anne Cust is an epidemiologist who heads the Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group based at the Sydney School of Public Health. 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 Kate Charlesworth Dr Kate Charlesworth is a Public Health Physician based in Sydney. VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Elizabeth Elliott AM Professor Elizabeth Elliott AM FAHMS is a Distinguished Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Sydney; Consultant Paediatrician at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Westmead and an NHMRC Medical Research Futures Fund Practitioner Fellow. VIEW PROFILE
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Associate Professor Michael Fasher Associate Professor Michael Fasher is a General Practitioner in Blacktown, Western Sydney. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Jan Fizzell Dr Jan Fizzell is a public health physician working as a Medical Advisor in the Office of the Chief Health Officer at the NSW Ministry of Health. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Tony Gill Dr Tony Gill is a public health physician who is a principal medical adviser to the Therapeutic Goods Administration and heads up the Medicine Shortages Section in the Pharmacovigilance and Special Access Branch. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Adrian Gregory Gillin Dr Adrian Gregory Gillin is Senior Staff Specialist Nephrologist and Head of the Division of Medicine at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He is also Clinical Associate Professor at Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney. VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Lynn Gillam Professor Lynn Gillam is the Academic Director of the Children’s Bioethics Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (RCH). VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Des Gorman Professor Des Gorman (Ngati Kuri and Ngapuhi) is an Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland. From 2005 to 2010, he was the Head of the University’s School of Medicine. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Andrew Hallahan Dr Andrew Hallahan is the Executive Director Medical Services for Children’s Health Queensland and the Medical Lead, Paediatrics for the Clinical Excellence Division Queensland Health. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Jim Howe Dr Howe now works at the Statewide Progressive Neurological Disease Service in Victoria, mainly in the Motor Neurone Disease clinics, but also helping to care for people living with Huntington’s Disease and other conditions. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr William Isles Dr William Isles is an Occupational and Environmental Physician who is currently a part time member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Adam Jaffé Professor Adam Jaffé is the John Beveridge Professor of Paediatrics, Head, School of Women's and Children's Health at University of New South Wales and Associate Director of Research for the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (Randwick). He is also a Paediatric Respiratory Consultant at the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Tim Jelleyman Dr Tim Jelleyman is President of Paediatric Society of New Zealand (PSNZ). He is a paediatrician who has worked with Waitemata DHB in West Auckland since 2006. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Niroshini Kennedy Dr Niroshini Kennedy is a paediatrician at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service and at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. 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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Professor Tim Lambert Tim Lambert is Professor of Psychiatry at Concord Clinical School at The University of Sydney in Australia. He is the clinical and academic director of the Collaborative Centre for Cardiometabolic Health in Psychosis (ccCHiP) 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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Dr Alexander Lehn Dr Alexander Lehn heads the movement disorders and deep brain stimulation service at Princess Alexandra Hospital and Mater Hospital Brisbane. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Jean-Frédéric Levesque Dr Jean-Frédéric Levesque joined the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) as Chief Executive in June 2017. He was the Chief Executive of the Bureau of Health Information (BHI) from 2013. VIEW PROFILE
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Ian Manovel Ian Manovel is the Innovation Principal Director for Accenture Australia’s Health practice. VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Jennifer Martin Professor Jennifer Martin is Chair of Clinical Pharmacology in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle and a practicing physician in the Hunter New England Local Health District. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Rob McDonald Dr Rob McDonald is a Fellow of AFOEM and Vice President Health and Hygiene at BHP, a role he has held for the past seven years. VIEW PROFILE
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Associate Professor Natasha Michael Associate Professor Natasha Michael is Director of Palliative Medicine at Cabrini Health, Head of Palliative Medicine at the University of Notre Dame and Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Reem Mina Dr Reem Mina has worked in the field of occupational medicine for 16 years, the last 11 of these as a Fellow of Australasian Faculty of Environmental Medicine. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Michael Moore Dr Michael Moore trained as a GP, doing his internship at Hornsby Hospital, gained his FRACGP, and after some years in hospital administration took up the role of CEO at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Division of General Practice in 1992. VIEW PROFILE
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Jen Morris Science communicator, healthcare consumer advocate, and healthcare quality and safety researcher 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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Associate Professor Elisabeth Murphy Associate Professor Elisabeth Murphy is the Senior Clinical Advisor, Child and Family Health, NSW Ministry of Health.  VIEW PROFILE
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Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon AM Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon AM is the only person to have attained Australian specialist qualifications in both dermatology and occupational medicine, and has a special interest in occupational dermatology and contact dermatitis. 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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Carmen Rechbauer Carmen Rechbauer is the Executive Director Clinical Support Services at HealthShare NSW and has been a senior manager in the organisation since its inception in 2005. VIEW PROFILE
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Associate Professor Jill Sewell Associate Professor Jill Sewell is a senior paediatrician in the Centre for Community Child Health and Clinical Director of the Children’s Bioethics Centre at the Royal Children's Hospital. VIEW PROFILE
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Associate Professor 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 Shamsul Shah Dr Shamsul Shah completed her undergraduate and postgraduate specialist palliative medicine training in the UK in 2004 and was Medical Director at St Helena Hospice, Colchester for 6 years before moving to New Zealand over 4 years ago as Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Auckland City Hospital. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Greg Stewart Dr Stewart is a health manager and public health physician. He is the Director, Primary Integrated and Community Health for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD). 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 Colin Tukuitonga Dr Colin Tukuitonga is Director-General of Pacific Community (SPC). 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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Associate Professor Sue Woolfenden Associate Professor Sue Woolfenden is a senior staff specialist in the Department of Community Child Health and the clinical lead in Integrated Care at Sydney Children’s Hospital Network VIEW PROFILE
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Associate Professor Karen Zwi Associate Professor Karen Zwi is Consultant Community Paediatrician at Sydney Children’s Hospital (SCH), Head of the Department of Community Child Health, and Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. VIEW PROFILE
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