Congress Speakers

Keynote speaker - Professor Catherine Crock AM Professor Crock is not only a doctor at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, she is a music and theatrical producer, a humanitarian, a mother and a strong advocate for culture change in healthcare. VIEW PROFILE
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Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Oration - Ms Pat Anderson AO A powerful advocate for the health of Australia’s First Peoples VIEW PROFILE
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Redfern Oration - Professor Tony Capon Directs the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and Chair planetary health, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University VIEW PROFILE
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George Burniston Oration - Associate Professor Adam Scheinberg Statewide Medical Director of the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS), and Head of Department Paediatric Rehabilitation at the Royal Children’s Hospital VIEW PROFILE
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Ferguson-Glass Oration - Professor Michael Shanahan Professor Michael Shanahan is a dual trained occupational physician and rheumatologist. He is a staff specialist physician at the Southern Adelaide Health Network and Professor of Musculoskeletal Medicine at Flinders University. VIEW PROFILE
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Cottrell Memorial Lecture - Professor Des Gorman Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland VIEW PROFILE
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Howard Williams Medal - Professor Louise Baur AM Professor and Head of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Sydney Head of Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Claire Behm Principal Medical Advisor and Director, Signal Investigation Unit and Special Access Branch of the Therapeutic Goods Administration VIEW PROFILE
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Professor David Burgner Group Leader and Principal Research Fellow at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and a paediatric infectious diseases physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne VIEW PROFILE
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Professor John Christodoulou Chair Genomic Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Co-Leader of the Brain and Mitochondrial Research Group, Director of the Genetics Research Theme, at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne VIEW PROFILE
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Ms Evelyn Culnane Evelyn leads Transition to Adult Care at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Susie Gibb Paediatrician and Medical Lead of the Complex Care Hub, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Lynn Gillam AM Academic Director of the Children’s Bioethics Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Harriet Hiscock Consultant paediatrician and National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellow VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Jaquelyne Hughes Nephrologist at Royal Darwin Hospital VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Jeremy Lewin Dr Jeremy Lewin is the Medical Director of ONTrac at Peter Mac Victorian Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Service. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Sam Mehr Consultant Staff Specialist, Royal Children's Hospital and Sub-editor, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Michael McDowell Paediatrician specialising in child development and behavioural disorders. Formerly Foundation President, Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Kate Murton Communicable Disease Control Branch, SA Health VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Erica Parker Public health registrar, Metropolitan Communicable Disease Control (MCDC) VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Sant-Rayn Pasricha Division Head at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and a haematologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital VIEW PROFILE
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Honorary Professor Mahomed Patel OAM Honorary Professor in Applied Epidemiology, Research School of Population Health, Australian National University VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Therese Marfori Environmental Health Group, Menzies Institute for Medical Research VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Judy Savige Professor at the University of Melbourne and Foundation Professor of Medicine at Northern Health VIEW PROFILE
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Associate Professor Emma Sciberras Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development and the School of Psychology, Deakin University. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Dean Tey Dr Tey is a consultant at the Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.  He enjoys an active role in teaching medical students, junior training doctors and general practitioners. VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Merlin Thomas Clinician scientist and program leader in the Department of Diabetes at Monash University VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Alyce Wilson Public Health Registrar and Senior Research Officer, Burnet Institute VIEW PROFILE
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Associate Professor Sue Woolfenden Senior staff specialist in the Department of Community Child Health and the former clinical lead in Integrated Care at Sydney Children’s Hospital Network VIEW PROFILE
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Ms Debra Letica Debra is a member of the RACP Consumer Advisory Group (CPAC) and is passionate about reducing health disparities and integrated care. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Helen Benham Dr Helen Benham MBBS (Hons) FRACP B.App Sci (Pod) PhD GAICD is a senior staff specialist rheumatologist at the Princess Alexandria Hospital, senior lecturer with The University of Queensland and previous NHMRC translating research into practice fellow. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Natasha Cook Dr Natasha Cook MBBS (Hons) PhD FRACP is a fulltime nephrologist and general physician at Austin Health Melbourne, Nephrology Transition Clinical Lead, mother of three aged 19,15 and 11. Other special interests include chronic kidney disease and living kidney donor assessment. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Kushani Marshall Dr Kushani Marshall is a public health physician undertaking further training as a field epidemiologist within the Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) training program at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance and at the Australian National University. VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Ben Marsland Professor Marsland completed his PhD in Immunology at Otago University and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington, New Zealand. He then spent 14 years in Switzerland, first at the ETH Zürich and then as a Cloetta Medical Research Fellow at the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV). VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Lucy Gunn Dr Lucy Gunn has 20 years of experience in research and teaching in the fields of econometrics and urban research. Her key interest is in understanding which urban environments are supportive of health and wellbeing outcomes. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Sushena Krishnaswamy Dr Krishnaswamy is an Infectious Diseases Physician at Monash Health and the Royal Womens Hospital, Melbourne and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University. VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Julie Leask Professor Julie Leask is a social scientist at the Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery and visiting professorial fellow at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance. VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Clara Chow Dr Clara Chow is Professor of Faculty of Medicine and Health, Westmead and cardiologist at Westmead. VIEW PROFILE
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