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Presenters in the mediverse


Originally a zoologist and science communicator, a Ben Bravery became a doctor in 2018 after a stage 3 bowel cancer diagnosis, and is now undertaking speciality training in psychiatry. Ben volunteers, advocates, writes and speaks about colorectal cancer, living with cancer, cancer in young adults, medicine and medical education, and is committed to advocating for change in Australia's healthcare system.

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Jana Pittman's story is a roller coaster of triumph, defeat, failure, and success. She will take you on a journey through the peaks and troughs that helped shape her career and build her into who she is today. Recognition: Two times World Champion, and four times Commonwealth Champion, in the sport of athletics, Jana Pittman personifies resilience and determination. When continued injuries hampered her athletic career and could have signalled retirement, she swapped the track for the ice. Jana joined the Australian Women's bobsleigh team, to become the first woman to represent Australia in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Outside of sport Jana has completed a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery and a Masters of Reproductive Medicine, she is now a practising Doctor in the field of Women's Health. In 2021 Jana joined the cast of Channel 7's SAS Australia making it to the last day and the only woman remaining in the final four recruits. With Jana's passion for women's health, Jana is an ambassador for the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation' and writes a regular column in New Idea. Jana is a mother to six children, having recently given birth to twins!

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Dr. Simon Kos is an internationally recognised leader in digital health, working in global, regional and national senior executive roles for over twenty years. Currently he is the Chief Medical Officer at Microsoft ANZ. As a doctor on Microsoft's Health team, he is responsible for clinical strategy and industry engagement. He raises awareness of the Microsoft brand, technologies and partner community, and works to find clinical relevance for Microsoft products.

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Dr Amandeep Hansra is a practising GP and an expert in digital health and innovation. Alongside her clinical work, she most recently was working with Main Sequence Ventures (CSIRO’s Innovation Fund) bringing her nearly two decades of clinical experience to her approach in selecting great impactful companies for investment in the health sector. Amandeep is also the Program Director for the Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program (AUSCEP), now being piloted across NSW, Victoria and WA. The program has helped 120 clinicians commercialise their innovations and research and learn key entrepreneurial skills. Amandeep was until recently, the Chair of Coviu Global, a data61 company spun out of CSIRO. She is also a board director and council member of AMA NSW, board director of ACHSI, board director of Molemap AU/NZ, board director for Healthdirect Australia and is a Digital Health Adviser for the Australian Digital Health Agency. She is the founder of Creative Careers in Medicine, which now has 20,000 members! Her goal is to ensure we have doctors with the right skill sets for the jobs of the future and give doctors a career that is fulfilling and sustainable. She is also a co-founder of Australian Medical Angels, one of the world's largest syndicates of angels in the medical space. Australian Medical Angels has grown to now have the largest portfolio of digital health and medical device companies out of all the early stage investment groups in Australia with over 25 portfolio companies and a network of 900+ investors. She has a Bachelor of Medicine (honours) from the University of Newcastle, a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from James Cook University and a Global Executive MBA from the University of Sydney. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of GPs and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in Biomedical Informatics and Digital Health at the University of Sydney. Amandeep was awarded a 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health Award by Telstra Health and the 2022 National Leadership Award by the University of Newcastle.

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Jason somehow snuck his way into a professional dance and arts career despite starting late and being shaped like a turnip. He snaffled a visual arts degree and has 2 astonishingly unprofitable design firms – one creating custom dinosaur based jewellery and one creating digital design installations. He then collapsed a lung and had to retire from performing. He decided that Medicine sounded like fun after a ‘Scrubs’ binge in hospital, but after a couple of years in Plastic surgery and getting rather burnt out (and realising medicine was entirely unlike ‘Scrubs’), he completed his GP training and decided he didn’t much like that and immediately started sports medicine training, but doesn’t much care for football. He is passionate about healthcare for performing artists, zebras, and was the Crichton Dance Medicine Fellow with the Australian Ballet. He is some sort of neurospicy (maybe korma?) and is a pigeon without a hole. Towards the end of 2023 he found himself on the other end of the stethoscope again, ended up in ICU and probably should think of something profound to say about that. Outside of medicine, he has a ratbag toddler and spends a lot of time wrangling him with his wife, has the aforementioned financially disastrous companies and rides his mountain bike with more enthusiasm than skill, falling off rocks and making dreadfully pretentious short films. He has absolutely no idea what he’s doing and holy sh*t have you seen who else is talking at this thing?! He will have panic written this talk in the last 48hrs and makes no guarantees that there are any learnings to be had.

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Dr Jillann Farmer was Medical Director of the United Nations, based at the headquarters in New York for 8 years. During tenure at the UN, she was responsible for the health, safety and wellbeing of all UN personnel deployed throughout the world and was also responsible for the standards in healthcare facilities operating under the UN flag. She managed the UN’s response to the New York wave of COVID-19 in 2020. Since leaving the UN, she has worked as a Deputy Director General in Queensland Health and as a front-line clinician in primary care and emergency medicine. Prior to serving in the UN, she was the Medical Director of the Patient Safety Centre in Queensland Health, and the inaugural Director of the Clinician Performance Support Service. Jillann currently balances her role as CEO with clinical work in a rural ED. Outside of work, Jillann has been a martial arts practitioner for over 30 years, and is a keen hiker, kayaker, cyclist and cross-country skier.

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Dr Prash is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Melbourne who develops and works with novel therapeutic modalities as well as the Co-Founder of 2 companies at the forefront of disruptive innovation. Enosis Therapeutics has developed a patent pending, novel therapeutic methodology of Spatial Therapeutics (STx), a means of remote mental health care delivery built for Spatial Computing, to keep pace with a 3-dimensional technological future. Enosis is also pioneering the academic field of the synergistic effect of Virtual Reality and Psychedelic Therapy, a concept which Enosis first pioneered in 2021. For a decade, Prash has been one of Australia's longest standing advocates for Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy and is one of the founding members of Psychedelic Institute Australia, providing the gold standard of psychedelic therapist training to meet an unmet need in Australia. Prash is also the Founder and Chair of Cryptocurrency brokerage Caleb & Brown, named “Fintech Startup of the Year” in 2018 by the Australian Stockbrokers & Financial Advisors Association. Caleb & Brown, the world's first and Australia’s largest personalised cryptocurrency brokerage firm and now a global enterprise with 25,000 HNW clients, widens the suite of traditional wealth management services through the provision of bespoke digital currency solutions. Prash also sits on the board of the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA) of which he is the Principal Patron and is represented in the Metaverse by Ape #79.

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Anni is an intensive care doctor registered in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. She is fascinated by the impacts that technology can have and has put this fascination to use, working in product leadership roles at MedApps, developing tools for accessing clinical information, BenevolentAI, building machine learning models to improve drug discovery, and several other start ups throughout her career. She currently works at Google building big data platforms. Anni believes the most interesting stuff happen at the intersection of disciplines.

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Dr Sandro Demaio is the CEO of VicHealth, a medical doctor and a globally-renowned public health expert and advocate. Previously the CEO of the EAT Foundation, the science-based global platform for food systems transformation, Dr Demaio has also held the role of Medical Officer for non-communicable conditions and nutrition at the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr Demaio originally trained and worked as a medical doctor at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He holds a Masters degree in public health, a PhD in non-communicable diseases, and has held fellowships at Harvard Medical School, Copenhagen School of Global Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Melbourne. To date, he has published more than 40 scientific papers, including coordinating the 2019 Lancet series on nutrition.

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Dr Emily Kirkpatrick, is well known in the healthcare community in South Australia as SA Health’s former Deputy Chief Public Health Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, who was at the forefront of the state’s COVID-19 response throughout the pandemic. She is currently a senior medical executive in the private sector overseeing a virtual hospital’s medical workforce, clinical governance, and innovation. As well as an advisor to several institutions and a sitting board director of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, she is completing the final steps of a medical administration fellowship with RACMA. As a practising clinician and GP, who still works within skin cancer medicine, she’s also qualified in public health, quality and safety, medical education and medical administration, and most recently completed an MBA in Health Management in 2023.

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Dr Andrew Tagg is an emergency physician with a special interest in paediatrics, and one of the co-founders of the website Don't Forget The Bubbles. DFTB has created resources that have been used by everyone from the NHS and WHO to the BBC, Jimmy Fallon and James Corden. Having escaped the NHS in 2004 to work as a cruise ship doctor, he took the very slow boat to a better life in Australia.  Understanding that there is more to life than work is one thing, but doing something about it is very different.  He speaks candidly about his own experience with mental ill-health. He has worked with AHPRA, Safer Care Victoria and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine to help promote joy at work.

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Dr Adelaide Pratt is a senior emergency medicine trainee with a lifelong passion for humanitarianism and global health equity. She has worked in emergency departments across rural and remote Australia, spent six months living and working in the Solomon Islands through the Australian Volunteers Program, and helped to coordinate the Medevac Response, which brought refugees held in offshore detention to Australia to access medical care. In her spare time she plays the saxophone, explores her local running trails, and is completing a Masters in Public Health.

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Identifying a gap in the healthcare of vulnerable people in New South Wales, Dr Daniel Nour founded Street Side Medics in August 2020. It’s a not-for-profit, GP-led mobile medical service for people experiencing homelessness. With 600 volunteers, and ten clinics across New South Wales, Street Side Medics has changed the lives of more than thousands of patients. It has treated many communicable and non-communicable illnesses, dealt with neglected medical needs, and detected conditions that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. Despite working full time at Royal North Shore Hospital, Daniel has rarely missed a clinic across the sites since Street Side Medics launched. He volunteers his afternoons to ensure the clinics are run smoothly and patients are receiving the care they deserve. With his leadership and social consciousness, Daniel is committed to making a real difference to the lives of many Australians. He’s also making significant improvements to society. Daniel's dedication to serving the community, his commitment to Street Side Medics while working full time at Royal North Shore Hospital and his efforts to not miss a clinic across the sites demonstrates his strong sense of responsibility and passion for providing healthcare to those in need. He volunteers his afternoons to ensure the clinics are run smoothly and patients are receiving the care they deserve.

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Dr Madelyn Gramlick is a senior general surgery trainee who believes everyone deserves access to good health care, no matter where they live.  She has volunteered twice in the Solomon Islands, most recently teaching surgical education and laparoscopy skills for four months at the National Referral Hospital through the Australian Volunteers Program. In her spare time, she serves as a medical officer in the Australian Army Reserves, with a goal of deploying as a trauma surgeon in humanitarian and conflict zones.

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Carlo is a doctor, coach, and entrepreneur with a global portfolio career. He specialises in helping high-achieving professionals who find themselves outwardly successful but inwardly unfulfilled and coaching CEOs and Founders in company building and transformation across health, strategy, exponential technologies, and psychology. Interesting things he’s done: built a coaching institute and co-founded a preventative health startup, an early employee in a Silicon Valley AI company, Australian CMO of a Fortune 50, ex Boston Consulting Group, Oxford MBA, Singularity University alum, co-built AUSCEP, Exponential Organizations (ExO) Certified Consultant, flown Zero-G, climbed Base Camp Everest, kayaked in Antarctica. Lived in 4 continents, a big traveller and skier, piano and guitar hack, hoster of epic parties.

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Dr Cheryl Martin is an Emergency Physician. She has spent nearly two decades working in a variety of emergency, trauma and critical care settings in both Scotland and Australia. Her other main professional interests are in sports, exercise and lifestyle medicine and the health, wellbeing, and sustainability of practice of her colleagues. Cheryl has held wellbeing portfolios at department, hospital, and college level. In 2022 she had further opportunity develop her leadership skills to effect meaningful, evidence- based change in this area, at the Stanford Medicine Chief Wellness Officer Course. In 2023/24 she is undertaking a global senior executive MBA programme at Melbourne Business School to further deepen and broaden her strategic leadership, managerial judgement, and organisational behaviour lens. With a passion for the science, art and practical application of how we might optimise our performance and wellbeing as clinicians, and maintain longevity of practice, The Mind Full Medic Podcast project was born in 2020. Outside of work Cheryl is an avid trail runner and can usually be found exploring the local coastal and mountain trails with her trail tribe. Like her yoga asana practice, she describes running in natural settings as her moving meditation.

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Dr Robin Mann leads healthcare consulting for Fujitsu in ANZ. He left medicine in 2001 to establish the Health Informatics Unit at the Royal College of Physicians of London. In 2004 he became a Deputy Program Manager for NHS Wales’ national Informing Health Care Program and later became the Head of Clinical Design for NHS Wales' Informatics Service. He came to Australia in 2011 and spent 5 years with KPMG, during which he led the NSW electronic medication management program for 3 years. He then became the National Chief of Innovation for Calvary, where he was responsible for ICT operations, digital transformation and digital innovation. He later joined Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as a global expert in digital health and thought leader in digital enablement of value based health care. He joined Fujitsu in 2021. Robin is a founding Fellow of the Australian Institute of Digital Health, past chair of HIC (2018) and past member of the examination committee for the Certified Health Informatician Australasia. He is Commodore of Saratoga Sailing Club, a black belt in karate, enjoys backcountry skiing and has a forest reserve on Bruny Island, which provides habitat for 2 critically endangered bird species.

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Dr Bethan Richards is a Staff Specialist Rheumatologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney and Deputy Director of the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health. In 2019, following her return from Stanford, Bethan had the honour of being appointed Chief Medical Wellness Officer in Sydney Local Health - an Australian first. She is also the District’s inaugural MDOK Centre Director. Throughout her career, Bethan has had extensive experience and a passion for research, and designing and implementing mentoring, teaching, leadership and wellbeing programs. Following a successful pilot, her MDOK wellbeing program offering >200 initiatives has been rolled out to over 3000 doctors across Sydney Local Health District and is now being extended to all 14,000 staff.

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Vikram Palit is an Associate Professor at the Australian National University's College of Health and Medicine. He is also a paediatric respiratory physician and the Founder and CEO of Consultmed, an Australian health-technology venture. Consultmed recently released 'Consultpilot AI' in partnership with Microsoft, an AI-powered healthcare assistant that transforms paper-based documents and automates clinical workflows. Vikram has a background in healthcare consulting, academia and clinical medicine. He has led multiple digital transformation and service improvement programs across public and private healthcare settings in Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Alexandra Wagstaff has 20+ years’ Digital Health experience across NSW Health having worked at both District and State levels. Alexandra is a seasoned technology executive with a proven track record of driving digital transformation and delivering Digital Health solutions in complex and dynamic health environments. Alexandra previously headed the Clinical Information System Directorate overseeing many large-scale Clinical Systems implementations spearheading many firsts for the state and Sydney Local Health District including eMeds, eMR2, PowerChart Maternity, PowerChart Cardiology and Community Health. More recently, Alexandra has been at the forefront of Digital Health transformation as the Chief Information Officer, SLHD bringing a wealth of experience and vision to lead the company’s Digital Health initiatives and shape its future.

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Tim Keys is a doctor and for the past 2 years, he has worked as an Associate at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Over his tenure at BCG, he has worked in digital health, health care supply chains, social impact, financial services, private equity and mining. Previously, Tim worked for 2 years in Hunter New England Health as a junior doctor. He has an interest in health care system financing, global health and social enterprise. In his final year of university, Tim and 3 friends founded Borne Clothing, a social enterprise that donates profits to NGOs reducing the global burden of mosquito borne diseases.

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Farah Magrabi is a Professor of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. She has a background in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, and has worked as a health services researcher for 20 years. At the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, she leads a research stream in AI Systems Safety investigating the clinical safety and effectiveness of digital health and AI technologies for clinicians and consumers. Professor Magrabi is co-chair of the Australian AI Alliance’s Working Group on safety, quality and ethics; and an advisor to the Australian Digital Health Agency.

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Associate Professor Naren Gunja is an emergency physician and toxicologist in Western Sydney. He commenced his informatics journey 10 years ago as Clinical Lead with the eMeds project, leading clinician engagement and rollout for eMeds. Since 2017, Naren has been the Chief Medical Information Officer enhancing eMR capability and doing everything he can to bring an end to paging and faxing in healthcare. Naren's interests include health technology, medication safety and clinical analytics.

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Dr Maria Boulton is an industry leader, GP specialist, business owner, media commentator and public speaker. With two decades’ experience in private practice and hospitals in Brisbane and regional Queensland, she drives state and national medical policy as President of AMA Queensland. Dr Boulton completed her medical degree at The University of Queensland in 2002.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a graduate and member of Australian Institute of Company Directors. Dr Boulton is also a member of AMA Federal Council. She has held leadership roles in organisations including Australian GP Alliance, the RACGP and the Queensland Medical Women’s Society. A regular commentator on mainstream national media, Dr Boulton’s fierce media campaign against a ‘’patient tax’’ (payroll tax) in 2022-23 triggered a combined - and public - federal and state government backflip at National Cabinet, reported nationwide. Dr Boulton is the proud co-owner of Family Doctors Plus and Corporate Doctors Plus in Brisbane, a general practice she founded with Dr Fiona Raciti in 2016. The practice was awarded Telstra Queensland Business of Year Award in 2017. They are passionate advocates for preventive medicine, continuity of care and ongoing education and have helped change the way health care is delivered. As an active member of AMA Queensland over many years, Dr Boulton fiercely represents member and community interests at all levels of government and industry. She successfully advocated on key issues including payroll tax, ambulance ramping, public hospital doctors’ health and wellbeing, Medicare reform, PPE and fit testing, COVID escalation pathways, increased resources for mental health and adequate healthcare funding. Dr Boulton’s influence was acknowledged when she was named on the 2022 Queensland Power List for Health. She was named one of 2018’s 100 Faces of Small Business Queensland and was a finalist in the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Awards as Businessperson of the Year and the Greater Brisbane Women in Business Awards of Australia.

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Dr Jo Sharp is a graduate of The University of Sydney and has been a fellow of the college of GPs since 2009. Dr Sharp completed her resident training in acute care and obstetrics and gynaecology at Sydney’s Prince of Wales and RPA Hospitals. She has worked in community practices, both metropolitan and rural, as well as in corporate medicine in London and Sydney. Alongside her general practice, Jo has developed a passion for telemedicine and the way it can empower patients to access care and advice in a timely fashion. She was part of a team setting up Australia’s largest start-up in telemedicine and providing services to patients all over the world. Currently she is the Medical Director at Mosh and Moshy and a Medical Consultant in travel insurance.

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Dr Sarah Arachchi is a Paediatrician who works clinically at Monash Children Hospital and also at Victorian Children’s Clinic in Melbourne. She is also a speaker, writer and mentor for junior doctors. Sarah is a strong advocate for women and is a member of the Women in Medicine committee for AMA Victoria and on AMA council. She has organised multiple medical conferences and events and has written articles for the abc and guardian newspaper and is currently in the process of publishing two books. Sarah uses her social media platform to educate parents and share her journey as a mum, paediatrician and woman @kidsdoctorsarah. She has also written blog posts for Best & Less, 9 Honey and appeared in podcasts around Australia discussing many different medical and parenting topics. Sarah also co-convenes the RACP VIC Feat series for Paediatrician’s and trainees. Outside of medical life, she is a mum to two boys, married to another fellow doctor and has two dogs. She loves baking, cooking, boxing, going to the gym and spending time with family and friends.

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Michael Clements is an experienced Townsville based General Practitioner and practice owner with a background in health leadership and clinical and corporate governance. He is currently Vice President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Rural Chair. Starting off his career with an Economics Degree as a business Michael later made the move to medical studies and joined the Royal Australian Air Force Graduate Program and studied at Sydney University. With the RAAF Michael studied and worked across Sydney, Geraldton, Katherine and Townsville and had a year as an exchange officer with the Royal Air Force Centre for Aviation Medicine. After being on several deployments including to the Middle East and experiencing a variety of missions and training opportunities Michael transitioned to the Reserve Forces and settled in Townsville. After leaving the RAAF Michael worked for QLD Health as Director of Medical Services at Ingham Hospital and as a Medical Director at Townsville Hospital before opening three private practices in Townsville, two in the city and one on Magnetic Island. He continues to work for QLD health as a training advisor for the Rural Generalist Pathway and is on the board of RACGP as Rural Chair while he continues to see patients in both Townsville and in remote outreach clinics to the Lower Gulf region of NW QLD. Michael has attained Fellowships in General Practice, Rural Generalism, Medical Administration and Aerospace Medicine and is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors. Michael is married with four children and when not at home or in the consult room he enjoys flying himself around the tropical Whitsundays or out to his next remote clinic. Michael is an Honorary Associate Professor with James Cook University.

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Dr Emily Amos is a GP, registered yoga and meditation teacher, retreat facilitator, speaker and coach who is learning how to feel at home at her growth edge. As the founding director of Whole Hearted Medicine, an organisation dedicated to supporting wellbeing in doctors and the force behind The Healers Health Collective, a resource hub created to provide healthcare professionals with a ‘first point of call’ if they find themselves suffering burnout or searching for meaning outside of their work- Emily is a champion of change within healthcare. When not mastering new business skills, Emily is most at home camping in the Victorian High Country with her amazing family.

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Dr Owen Bradfield is the inaugural Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at MIPS. Owen provides clinical and strategic leadership to MIPS in the delivery of its membership benefits including risk education, member advocacy, and advisory services. Owen is a dual-qualified medical practitioner and health lawyer, with nearly 20 years’ experience in medical and legal practice, comprising over 10 years’ experience in the medical indemnity insurance industry. He has advised and represented health practitioners in a range of medico-legal disputes, including civil claims, regulatory complaints, privacy disputes, Coronial inquests and Medicare investigations. Owen is passionate about advocating for fair regulatory and legal processes for healthcare practitioners and supporting members who are navigating complex medico-legal problems. Owen combines his role at MIPS with health law research at the University of Melbourne, where he examines the intersection between doctors’ health and legal claims. Owen’s research has been internationally recognised and he is a 2020 Fulbright Scholar and winner of the 2022 Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research in the Health Services Research category. Owen is the immediate past Chairperson of Victoria’s Patient Review Panel and a member of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Ethics Committee.

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Cheryl is a public health medicine advanced trainee and a GP. She participated in global health groups and volunteered in Vietnam and India as a student. She then did a Master of International Public Health before GP training. Currently, she is a medical advisor for both state and Commonwealth governments. Her work has taken her through migration and refugee health, detention health, communicable diseases, environmental health and One Health. Outside of work, she wrangles three sons and patiently awaits the end of her husband’s specialty training.

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Dr Saini is a specialist general practitioner with extensive experience providing personalised and holistic health care to his patients. Jas previously served as the Clinical Director for WentWest, and as an AMA NSW Councillor. He is an Honorary Lecturer at Macquarie University and a GP Supervisor for The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and various universities, including Macquarie University, Western Sydney University and the University of Sydney. He is also a proud member of the Australian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, reflecting his dedication to promoting health and wellbeing. Jas has a broad range of interests including sports medicine, paediatrics, lifestyle medicine, pregnancy care, men’s health, women’s health, chronic conditions such as diabetes and minor surgery. He has a particular passion for mental health and always takes a compassionate and patient-centred approach to care. Jas is a committed mentor for GP registrars and medical students with a passion for education. He is an advisor for several key medical tech companies. He is passionate about empowering patients to take control of their health and wellbeing, and he believes that Healthicare is the perfect platform to make this vision a reality.

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Dr Linny Kimly Phuong is a paediatric infectious diseases physician and researcher. As the daughter of refugee parents, Linny has a genuine passion for improving health equity, in particular, within communities from similar backgrounds to her parents. During her internship, Linny founded The Water Well Project (2010), an award winning health promotion charity which aims in improving health outcomes in migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. The organisation delivers free, practical health education sessions. Over 1,500 sessions have now been delivered to over 22,000 community participants in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania.

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Steve is an energetic medical doctor with a background in digital health and not-for-profits. He has previously held positions across medical directorship, product management, growth and clinical governance early stage digital health companies. He currently sits on the boards of the Australian Society for Medical Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASME), Friends of Sheba Hospital and The Choice Foundation.

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Dr Anthea Katelaris is a public health physician currently working as a staff specialist at the South Eastern Sydney Public Health Unit on the land of the Bidjigal people. She has expertise in communicable disease control, outbreak investigation and surveillance. She trained through the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (AFPHM), the Australian National University Masters of Applied Epidemiology (MAE) program, and at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She has previously worked in the NSW Ministry of Health, across other public health units, and in PNG as the epidemiology and surveillance lead in the WHO COVID-19 Incident Management Team. She has worked clinically in the Northern Territory, volunteered in a clinic in Timor Leste, and in hospitals in Sydney.

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Dr Tony Chen is a radiologist and nuclear medicine physician by day and a travelling dad by night.  Tony is known for his travel adventures on the Facebook group frequent flying doctors, and has given travel tips and advice to hundreds of members.  Tony is a published author and his book Chen's Clinical Anatomy can be found in most medical libraries around the world.  At home, he loves playing with his two kids and his lovely wife.  Outside the home, he's a swing dance teacher, and runs dumpling making classes.

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Dr Jo Braid is a doctor of 20 years and professional coach for healthcare workers in burnout. She specialised in Rehabilitation Medicine in Sydney, focusing on the rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Dr Braid gained a place in the inaugural Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program, and upskilled in business development and expanded her network of healthcare entrepreneurs. She is now a sought-after coach for doctors in burnout, providing inspirational keynotes and group coaching in healthcare settings. Dr Braid is dedicated to helping doctors overcome burnout, find greater joy and fulfilment, and thrive in their personal and professional lives.

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Dr Michael Wright is a general practitioner (GP), health economics and health services researcher, experienced board director and health systems leader with a range of clinical, organisational and governance skills. Dr Wright is based in Sydney where he has strategic appointments as the Chief Medical Officer with Avant Mutual and Board Chair of Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network. Dr Wright works part time in general practice in Woollahra and is a researcher at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Dr Wright is a strong advocate for improving safety and quality in health care, and his research interests include the impact of continuity of care on the primary care performance, improving collaboration between health care providers, the development of doctors as leader, and use of financial incentives to improve quality and sustainability of the health system.

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Dr Amy Imms is the founder of The Burnout Project, and author of 'Burnout: your first ten steps'. After her own burnout, she has advocated for enhanced wellbeing support for medical students and doctors, and supported them through counseLling, courses, and group programs. She assists doctors to leverage changes in those areas of work and life over which they have influence, so that they can thrive even amidst huge systemic and societal challenges. Amy sees a need for organisational and system change, and works alongside hospitals and medical organisations to provide students and doctors at all levels of training with workshops, training, and leadership consultancy. She believes that effective burnout prevention and management is a core factor in having a robust and sustainable medical workforce.

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Kunal is a medical doctor and management consultant with a deep interest in healthcare strategy and M&A. As an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, he serves clients across McKinsey’s Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice primarily on healthcare, pharma & HealthTech. He also supports clients across the broader healthcare landscape in Australia and Asia, driven by a passion for improving outcomes for patients and enabling novel solutions to systemic challenges.

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Elise is a co-host of the Creative Careers in Medicine podcast and CCIM COO. She has spent the last two years locuming around Australia and travelling around the world. She’s worked at 29 hospitals and clinics around Australia, her favourite being on the ski fields in Mount Buller. She’s a Startmate fellow and previous intern at health tech start-up Human. She’s passionate about health technology, women’s health and preventative medicine. She loves exercise, travelling and the great outdoors and is working on combining all three - currently training for the Prague Marathon.

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Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh is the Co-Founder & CEO of Osara Health (formerly, CancerAid). Completing his Medical Training in the UK, Raghav moved to Sydney, Australia completing his specialist qualifications in Radiation Oncology with a focus on skin and head & neck cancers at RPA & Royal North Shore Hospitals. Raghav has the ambition of improving healthcare outcomes with the use of digital tools and was drawn towards founding Osara Health in 2016 with a clear mission to improve the outcomes for individuals impacted by cancer. Since launch, Osara Health has scaled globally with 300% + growth. Having achieved 3 capital raises and now support leading organisations across the US, Australia & New Zealand. Having received prestigious honours including an appearance on Shark Tank 2017, Emerging Company of the year 2017 (AusBiotech / Johnson & Johnson), Best Global Startup (Sir Richard Branson), Best Startup creating Social impact (Steve Wozniak) and the EY Accelerating Entrepreneur award for recognition towards the initiative in creating CancerAid as an innovative healthcare solution to change cancer care on a global scale. Raghav holds an Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci) and MBBS (MD) from the University of Nottingham and fellowship in Radiation Oncology from the Royal Australian College of Radiologists (FRANZCR).

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A/Prof Fiona Brownfoot (MBBS, FRANZCOG, PhD) is a clinician scientist, an obstetrician at the Mercy Hospital for Women and the Epworth Freemasons and a laboratory trained scientist at The University of Melbourne. She leads the Obstetric Diagnostics and Therapeutics Group, a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, scientists and engineers focused on improving outcomes for mothers’ and babies’. She is particularly interested in developing novel devices to improve fetal monitoring and identifying treatments for placental disease. She is translating concepts from laboratory experiment to commercial medical grade device. She is achieving this through a start-up, Kali Healthcare, which she co-founded. She has authored over 75 publications and has been the CI on grants over $7.5 million. She has received national and international awards for her work and given over 15 invited presentations.

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Kristeen is a Nephrologist and Medical Educator with a passion for creating educational resources for doctors in training.  She is currently appointed as a renal physician at Alfred Health, and has previously held teaching positions at Monash University & Notre Dame University.  More recently she has founded an online platform “Tutorials by Kristeen Barker” to support Basic Physician Trainees working towards their written and clinical exams and Kristeen is also a co-host of the doctor wellbeing podcast “Am I Doing It Wrong”.

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Dr Dana Phang graduated from Griffith University Medical School in 2016. In 2018, whilst working as a resident medical officer, Dana founded Junior Doctor's Corner, a podcast covering topics that support junior doctors' career, mental health and wellbeing. She is working as a full-time fellow GP in Canberra and the current co-chair for AMA GP-in-Training Advisory Committee. Dana is also the co-host of the Creative Careers in Medicine podcast, alongside Dr Elise Putt, since August 2023.

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Josh is a doctor turned software developer and startup founder. He is the founder of Go Locum, a digital service that helps doctors find flexible work opportunities across Australia. He's also passionate about using digital health to deliver safe and accessible healthcare, as well as helping other doctors find their way in the digital health ecosystem.

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Dr Janice Tan is a GP and digital health expert. With dual expertise in primary care and digital health, Janice provides deep clinical insight on Australia’s primary health ecosystem to various health organisations. This includes start-ups, established companies, government bodies and investment arms. Janice is chiefly interested in how digital health can help solve the age-old problems persisting and contributing to health inequity. She is passionate in advocating for health technology innovation to improve workflows and reduce inefficiencies in primary care. Janice was recently recognised as one of Telstra’s Health Brilliant Women in Digital Health in 2022 for her work.

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Professor Michael Wilson is a leading cardiothoracic surgeon with clinical appointments at Macquarie University Hospital, Mater Hospital, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Northern Beaches Hospital and John Flynn Hospital Gold Coast. Professor Wilson has a special interest in the utilisation of emerging technologies and minimally invasive techniques to deal with complex heart and lung surgical problems. He holds an academic appointment at Macquarie University and has extensive experience in clinical and basic science research.

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Dr Ashe Coxon (MBBS, FRACGP, DCH, MClinEd, Grad Cert Career Development, AFANZAHPE) is a General Practitioner, medical educator, and career counsellor and is the director and principal counsellor of Medical Career Planning, a career counselling and planning service for doctors, medical professionals, and medical students. Whilst completing her Masters of Clinical Education and working in the medical education sector, Ashe developed a passion for helping doctors navigate their medical career pathways. Medical Career Planning provides 1:1 career counselling, online workshops, and online courses and assists not only doctors and medical students, but all allied health, nursing, veterinarians and any health care-related discipline! Ashe has 3 kids, a couple of dogs, and a very busy lifestyle in sunny Townsville, but hasn't yet missed a CCIM conference!

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A/Prof Lachlan McIver is a rural generalist, public health physician, author, activist and musician. He’s currently based in Switzerland, where he’s the Tropical Diseases & Planetary Health Advisor at the Geneva headquarters of Médecins Sans Frontières. Lachlan spent several years working for the World Health Organization in the fields of emergency humanitarian action and environmental health, and did his PhD on the health impacts of climate change. He is an adjunct Associate Professor at James Cook University, and is the co-founder of the non-profit organisation Rocketship Pacific Ltd, which is dedicated to improving health in Pacific island countries through stronger primary care. Lachlan’s first book, Life & Death Decisions – part rollicking medical memoir, part call to arms for action on global health crises such as climate change, Indigenous health inequities and antimicrobial resistance – was published in 2022 and is an international hit, with a third edition released in 2023. His second book project, The Ultimate Emergency – currently under development – focuses on how to save the human race from itself. Lachlan’s clinical roles combine rural hospital emergency medicine and anaesthetics with telemedicine and retrieval coordination. After hours, Lachlan sweats and screams in anarchist squats around the outer-suburban bad-lands of Geneva as the frontman for the underground punk band The Dead Line. He also records cheeky, ironic rock songs in his basement under the pseudonym The Serpent’s Nest.

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Dr Clare Wood is a specialist occupational and environmental physician based in Brisbane. She qualified as a doctor from the University of Birmingham in the UK in 2004 before immigrating to Australia in 2007. She worked in emergency medicine for a few years, before finding her feet in occupational medicine in 2010. Since completing training she has worked in a variety of different settings. She worked as thxe Occupation Physician for the Dept of Resources, Mines and Energy in 2017 working to implement reform regarding the early recognition and management of occupational lung disease in mine workers and has also worked for the University of Queensland covering all aspects of occupational health for the staff and vocational students primarily during the covid pandemic. SInce 2022 she has worked in private practice with a  special interest in developing policy and practical approaches to prevent and manage the health and wellbeing of workers across all industries with a particular interest in health workers. She works as little as possible whilst her children are still young enough to want her around!

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Brindan is a partner based in McKinsey’s Sydney office. He leads McKinsey’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Practices in Australia and New Zealand, and co-convenes our Healthcare practice in Asia Pacific. He is also the geographic leader for our global McKinsey Health Institute. Brindan works across the private, public and not profit sectors on a range of topics including strategy and organisation transformation. Brindan worked as a medical doctor prior to joining McKinsey, and graduated with an MD, LLB and BA from the University of Sydney.

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Prof Catherine Jones is a thoracic radiologist practising at I-MED radiology in Brisbane, previously trained in the UK and then in Canada in thoracic imaging. Her interests include lung cancer screening, occupational lung disease and artificial intelligence in medical imaging. She is adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney in Clinical Imaging Science. She is also an avid knitter and lies creating networks out of string.

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Louise is a Sport and Exercise Physician who has been in clinical practice over 25 years. She has been recent President of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians, has founded Myscoreit, a digital PROM collection platform and viv Health, an online menopause telemedicine service. Louise has served in a medical capacity at the Sydney Olympics, various professional Rugby and Rugby League teams and covering endurance events. She regularly treats female athletes and also the MSK impact of menopause on midlife women. Louise has practiced at North Sydney Sports Medicine Centre for over 20 years with special interests in women’s health and chronic pain.

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Dr Vyom Sharma is a medical doctor, magician, and sought-after media commentator. He has become one of the nation’s leading medical and health commentators and has also thrilled audiences the world over, as an award-winning mentalist and magician. As a recurring panelist on television shows such as The Project (Network 10) and The Drum (ABC), and ABC Melbourne’s resident medical expert (Saturday Mornings with Matt Preston), he emerged from the pandemic as a voice of reason and balance. He is passionate about speaking to corporate clients about wellbeing in the workplace and finding meaning and purpose in our work. Vyom has also thrilled audiences the world over, as an award-winning mentalist and magician. Having first toured at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Adelaide Fringe festival, he then went on to become Grand Finalist on Australia’s got Talent (2016).

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Dr Patrick Aouad is a clinical neuroimmunologist and healthcare entrepreneur. Beyond his research and work within the tertiary academic and hospital system he has established 3 business over the last decade. Physician Central, Loxley Health and now leads CU Health, Australia’s first virtual health and wellbeing practice. CU Health is an employee wellbeing technology company founded on the principles of gold standard General Practice and multidisciplinary care. As CEO Pat oversees the technological development, data algorithms and clinical model in collaboration with amazing software developers, doctors and allied healthcare providers. An interesting week for Pat may involve treating patients, giving a keynote, raising capital, partnering with Australia’s largest companies and even A-list actors!

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Dr. Charlotte is a seasoned integrative GP with 25 years clinical expertise and experience in both public and private healthcare sectors. ACNEM trained and a certified GAPS nutritional practitioner, she specialises in women’s and children’s health, autoimmune diseases, mental health, and preventive and lifestyle medicine. Driven by a passion for uncovering the root cause of disease, she combines evidence-based complementary therapies with conventional medicine for enhanced patient outcomes. A longtime digital health advocate, Dr Charlotte has held executive roles in health technology companies for the past 9 years, providing clinical oversight for both clinician and patient facing digital health products. A recognised TV presenter, speaker and educator, she's appeared in various TV segments, medical educational videos, guest panels and numerous publications. Dr. Charlotte's future plans involve launching an online integrative health business, incorporating a telehealth clinic, focusing on health and wellness treatment programs.

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Close to burnout from a career in clinical medicine, Dr. Roy Mariathas leveraged personal and professional pain to make a career pivot to tech entrepreneurship. His startup, Reggie Health helps providers and patients with chronic disease management utilising generative AI. Starting from ground zero, in 12 months he found the conviction to go all in and now is pitching to tier 1 VC firms. Combined with a commitment to bridge health disparities, Roy aims to fuse the world of the fast paced tech world and grassroots primary healthcare.

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Jaz Daniells is an ACRRM registrar and qualified yoga teacher with an interest in Global Health, LGBT+ Health, expedition medicine and the arts. She completed her initial teacher training in India in 2017, followed by further training in Colombia in 2018 and breathwork training with Max Strom in the Netherlands in 2022. She’s practiced or taught yoga on all seven continents. Along with yoga Jaz loves sourdough baking, bicycle touring and a boogie on the dancefloor.

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Sophie Turner is a registered nurse with an MBA. After experiencing burnout in traditional healthcare, Sophie ventured into the dynamic world of healthtech. This pivotal moment sparked her passion for operations, relationship-building, and podcasting, notably hosting Talking HealthTech with Peter Birch. With over a decade of experience in emergency, rural and remote, health informatics, cancer care and management, Sophie seamlessly blends clinical acumen with strategic business insights, offering a unique perspective in an evolving healthcare landscape. Sophie is dedicated to mentoring early-stage startups and guiding clinicians towards fulfilling career paths. Beyond her professional pursuits, Sophie is an avid reader who hosts a book club, enjoys hiking, and her evolving garden.

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Dr Lexi Frydenberg is a General Paediatrician, educator and mother of three teenagers, who is passionate about children’s and adolescent’s health, development and wellbeing. She has been working in paediatrics for over twenty years and currently splits her clinical time between The Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria, and the Victorian Children’s Clinic, a large multidisciplinary private paediatric practice which she co-founded in 2013. Outside of her clinical work, she is dedicated to educating and informing both the public and healthcare professionals on everything concerning kids’ health and wellbeing. Lexi has a keen interest in coaching and its role in healthcare. She uses coaching in her leadership roles to support her team to explore and unlock their potential and has had great benefit in her own career development and transitions from being coached regularly. She is a co-producer and co-host of the RCH Kids Health Information Podcast, a podcast about common child health concerns, and regularly writes articles and does interviews about common child and adolescent health topics in the media.

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Dr. Angela Kwong is a General Practitioner with a special interest in medically supervised weight loss. She is the creator of Enlighten Me, an online medically supervised weight loss program which encompasses Telehealth consultations, medical nutrition training, online group exercise, curated patient education, and a nurturing peer support community. Her team has grown from one to five within the span of 12 months and together, they care for patients throughout Australia. Whilst her training is in medicine, Angela enjoys building the tech behind the scenes that delivers healthcare in a modern and efficient way, whilst still maintaining a compassionate approach that patients need and deserve.

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Dr Michela Sorensen completed a Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle, before becoming a fellow of the RACGP in 2013. She has vast experience practicing as a GP across Sydney, and in rural and remote Australia. She currently practices in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Michela’s approach to patient care centres around three key pillars – sharing knowledge, supporting individuals and communities, and enhancing overall well-being. These pillars are what motivated her to expand her career beyond the clinic and into the media realm. She believes access to reliable health information is the key to building healthy and thriving individuals and communities. Appearing regularly on television, radio and print media, Michela has built a reputation for breaking down medical information into easily digestible messages relevant to everyday Australians. In addition to this, Michela also works as a medical consultant for several television production companies. She advises on medical policies and procedures as well as overseeing medical care during the production of various television shows.

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Dr Catherine Kizana is an Emergency Physician. She completed her Medical Degree at The University of Birmingham in the UK before moving to Australia to complete specialist training at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. Her journey into parenthood has inspired a recent career change away from the traditional medical model of health. She is now a qualified parenting coach with The Jai Institute of Parenting and is also a certified Facilitator of Circle of Security Parenting, a parenting intervention to promote secure attachment. Catherine is passionate about educating and supporting parents in the most important job they'll ever do.

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Jill grew up in Canada and in her life before medicine, was a rhythmic gymnast and worked as an Athletic Therapist (CATc) for several sports teams, her favourite being the Canadian Olympic Judo Team. She travelled all over the world with the Judo team developing a love for travel, which led her to visiting 52 countries (so far).  It also led her to doing medicine in Australia! Jill graduated from medicine at UNSW and then became a General Practitioner (FRACGP). She has always had a passion for health and wellbeing.  Not just for the patient but for the doctor as well. She aims to help prevent disease, improve longevity, support behaviour change and maintain wellbeing with evidence-based practice. That's when she discovered Lifestyle Medicine - it provides "an interdisciplinary, whole-system approach to the prevention and reversal of chronic and lifestyle-related diseases through the modification of the behavioural, social and environmental drivers". Jill has completed the International Board Certification in Lifestyle Medicine and Fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine through ASLM (Australsian Society of Lifestyle Medicine).  She is now part of the ASLM Education Committee.  She is also a Senior Lecturer in the postgraduate programs in Lifestyle Medicine at James Cook University School of Medicine and Dentistry. Most recently, Jill has completed MSc in Coaching Psychology (U Syd). She uses coaching skills and tools to assist patients, athletes, leaders, doctors, and anyone who is interested in behaviour change.

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Brenton Systermans is an expedition doctor and guide who loves nothing more than getting his clients up and down a mountain safely and with all their digits intact! As a doc, Brent has volunteered at the Himalayan Rescue Association’s famous high altitude clinic, Everest ER as well as their Pheriche clinic. He’s had stints with the Australian Army and the Australian Antarctic Division as an ExMO (expedition medical officer). He’s also involved in training the next generation of expedition docs, working as a Lecturer in Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments at the University of Tasmania. Having grown up in regional Victoria, he spent his youth trekking, climbing and skiing in the Victorian High Country and Grampians National Park. Prior to commencing medical school he worked as an Outdoor Instructor and at Falls Creek ski resort. Graduating from medical school in 2009, he initially trained in Paediatric Surgery before a serious cycling accident led him to re-evaluate his career choice and to re-prioritize his life. This led to a return to working primarily in the outdoors. Since then Brent’s worked as an expedition doctor as well as guide in Australia, Europe, Tanzania, Nepal and China. Brent loves exploring our fantastic planet and sharing his knowledge of mountain medicine.

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Dr Geoffrey Cohn OAM graduated with as Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of the Witwatersrand  in South Africa. Following a professorial internship, he worked in a “mission hospital” in the Kalahari Desert, where he came to appreciate the scale of eye problems, their devastating impact in the individual, the family and the community and that there were no resources to call upon. Training in Australia, he was elected as a Fellow to the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)  and to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. On completion of this specialisation, Dr. Cohn returned to Africa to work as a community ophthalmologist, extending the skills to teams of trainees. After some years, he returned to Australia to an appointment at the University of New South Wales to teach. He  retains a passionate  interest in foreign aid projects in developing countries . Dr Cohn was chairman of the Overseas Aid Committee of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, having held this position within the College from 2002 -2013. He has also been a lecturer in the University of NSW, School of Medicine, since 1985 and has a keen interest in ocular pain, dry eye conditions and corneal problems. In the last 20 years Dr Cohn’s international projects have seen him establish teaching programmes in Myanmar (formerly Burma), India, Indonesia and Cambodia that aim to empower local ophthalmologists and their communities. Australian expertise augments the  knowledge and expertise of the resident staff, and equipment is provided to ensure that the centres are able to function optimally. In 2010 Dr Cohn was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to ophthalmology, and for overseas aid programs fostering improved eye-health services. Dr. Cohn enjoys sideline careers in music and writing.

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Kai is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lyrebird Health and has previously worked at St Vincents Hospital's ACMD lab and Tesla Motors in California. Kai is incredibly passionate about helping clinicians truly connect with their patients and enjoy the work they do instead of being burdened by documentation and administrative work.

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Dr Derrick Tin is an Associate Professor in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Melbourne and the Director of Counter-Terrorism Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School's Disaster Medicine Fellowship. He has extensive operational deployment experience, most recently on board the USNS Comfort on a humanitarian mission to South America. He is an international and TedX speaker and is well-published with over 50 first-author, peer-reviewed academic publications and contributed several book chapters in various Emergency and Disaster Medicine textbooks. In his downtime, he enjoys freediving, catching waves and socialising over a non-alcoholic drink or two.

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Tasnim Hasan is an adult infectious diseases physician who has trained in Western Sydney and the Northern territory. She is passionate about global health, health equity and tuberculosis. In the past five years she has worked both in Sydney and with Medecins Sans Frontiers in Uzbekistan, South Sudan and Afghanistan.

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