Keynote Speakers

Professor John Wilson AM

Professor John Wilson AM graduated in science with BSc(Hons) from The University of Melbourne in 1975 with a major interest in physics and information technology. He then qualified in medicine in 1980 (MBBS).

Prof Wilson’s physician training was at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, with a special interest in intensive care and respiratory medicine. He studied the role of inflammation in asthma and completed his PhD before moving to England to join a major asthma research group in 1988.

After returning to Australia in 1990, Prof Wilson spent two years at Royal Melbourne Hospital, then he was appointed as respiratory physician and head of the cystic fibrosis service at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. In this role, he has received Department of Human Services (DHS) Centre of Excellence, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC) funding, as well as service achievement awards.

Prof Wilson is responsible for the treatment of patients with different lung disorders, including cystic fibrosis, asthma and pneumonia. His research interests include the use of video-conferencing in delivering care programs, the application of electronic health records to medical systems and new pharmacological treatments (including gene-potentiating agents) in CF lung disease.

Prof Wilson heads Monashalliance (www.monashalliance.com) which aims to implement eHealth initiatives in clinical care. He is Chair, Senior Medical Staff Association at Alfred Health.

Prof Wilson was elected to the position of RACP President-Elect in May 2018. He is a consultant to government and industry bodies in Australia and overseas.

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