Creative Careers in Medicine
Launches in Sydney!
SATURDAY, 5 MAY 2018
UTS AERIAL FUNCTION CENTRE
8AM - 7:30PM
The Creative Careers in Medicine Symposium is a one day event in Sydney featuring a diverse array of speakers from the medical field designed to leave attendees inspired about their career possibilities. Not your average symposium style event – you’ll be asked to challenge, question and participate throughout the day as you hear several stories from physicians and medical professionals who have chosen unique paths or creative medical careers.
You will hear from a variety of speakers from a wide range of backgrounds, including Clinicians working in;:
Pharmaceutical Industry | Management Consulting | Media | Health Technology & Health Informatics | Insurance | Start-Ups | Teaching | Corporates | Public Health | Aviation & Occupational Medicine | Defence | Cruise Ship Medicine | Career Coaching | Medical administration | Medical writing
master of ceremonies
Australian media personality & medical health expert
Dr Andrew Rochford is an Australian media personalities and medical health expert, best known for his appearances on Channel's Nine's The Block, Channel Seven News as National Health Editor and The Project on Channel 10. He is an authoritative voice on current health practices, especially health issues facing men, as well as critical care, public and preventative health. Trained as an Emergency Doctor, he Authored Men's Health Book "The Reality Check-up", Hosted breakfast radio for ARN and has also Founded of Digital Health Company - Docta..
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Founder & Director, Evermed Consulting
Digital Health Expert
Dr Amandeep Hansra is a leader in digital health and telehealth sevices in Australia. Amandeep co-founded Evermed Consulting and provides consulting services to insurers, start ups, health service, investors and businesses. She was most recently the CEO & Medical Director of Telstra’s telemedicine business ReadyCare; a joint venture between Telstra and Medgate, Switzerland’s leading telemedicine provider. She also served as the Chief Medical Officer for Telstra Health and separately has assisted Medgate in setting up a telemedicine business in the Philippines where she remains the Chair of the Clinical Advisory Board. She is a locally trained specialist General Practitioner who has worked both nationally and overseas and continues to work in clinical medicine at a General Practice in Bondi, Sydney.
Amandeep has a passion for medical start-ups and entrepreneurship providing advisory services for start-ups in the health technology space. She has been awarded the “Women Leading in Business Scholarship” for the Global Executive MBA at the University of Sydney.
Her past career has included both public, volunteer and private work, as well as in Aboriginal Health, Refugee Health, Occupational Medicine and Travel Medicine. She is a Fellow of the RACGP, an examiner for the College, holds a Master’s in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the Australia Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine, mentors junior doctors through the AMA and has completed the Company Directors Course through AICD.
Lawyer & Medicolegal Consultant, Rankin & Co & Medical Practitioner, Freelance Educator/Writer, Media Presenter, PhD Candidate (Law).
Melanie is a qualified lawyer and medical practitioner based in Melbourne. She graduated from Melbourne University (MBBS) and completed her internship before relocating to the UK, where she read law at Cambridge University and subsequently qualified as a solicitor in London.
Melanie has worked as a medical negligence solicitor (defence), medical indemnity claims manager, medicolegal adviser with medical defence organisations and more recently as a media presenter (you may have seen her face in your doctor’s surgery!). Over this period she has maintained her clinical practice, working as a locum doctor in emergency departments. As an Australian Postgraduate Scholarship holder, Melanie is currently writing a PhD thesis in law examining concepts of risk at its interface with medicine in the area of medical negligence.
Melanie is now a Lawyer and Medicolegal Consultant with Rankin & Co. [Business Lawyers], offering general medicolegal advice and supporting the wide range of legal services provided by the firm. In her own time, Melanie is a freelance educator and writer.
CEO & Founder, Medical Career Planning
Dr Ashe Nicholas (MBBS, FRACGP, DCH, MClinEd, Grad Cert Career Development), is a General Practitioner and career counsellor. Ashe started to develop an interest in career development for doctors whilst attempting to construct her career pathway in her early postgraduate training. Ashe has done her Masters of Clinical Education with a focus on career development and has completed postgraduate qualifications in career development.
Ashe is the founder and principal career counsellor for Medical Career Planning, a career counselling and planning service for doctors, and speaks to doctors nationally and internationally about their career plans and assists them to forge their careers.
Kevin is an Australian trained GP specialising in chronic disease management and integrated care. He has worked as a doctor in Australia, Hong Kong, London and Africa in clinical and non-clinical roles, reforming health systems and delivering health improvements for patients. He also has a business background having advised international companies at McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group.
Clinical Integration Lead, Quantium Health Outcomes
Tanya is the Head of Clinical Insights on the executive leadership team of Quantium Health Outcomes: a leading health data and analytics business. She is a graduate of the University of Sydney and has 16 years’ experience in supporting evidence-based practice improvement and patient centred care redesign. Tanya leads initiatives that seek to make better use of health data to support day to day decision making within the system, and have a positive impact on patients and health care professionals.
Her initial decision to look beyond a conventional medical career path was made 20 years ago after her internship. It has presented her with opportunities to work in many varied environments within the health care system – from preventative health, to the corporate world of medical technology, to GP education design to consulting on health policy and system improvement. Throughout she has been driven by a single goal – to help improve the experience of the health care system for those who work within it, and those whom it is intended to help.
Founder, CEO & Medical Director, HealthEngine
A University of Western Australia medical graduate with an executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, Marcus is an experienced GP, healthcare executive and company director with over 20 years of clinical and commercial experience. His diverse career spans the health, technology, investment and philanthropic sectors.
As the Founder, CEO and Medical Director of HealthEngine, Australia’s largest online healthcare marketplace, Marcus has grown HealthEngine from 2 web developers out of his lounge room to over 150 staff in 4 offices nationally since 2010 and has personally raised nearly $50 million in private funding. His vision for HealthEngine is to be a globally leading platform that revolutionises the access and experience of healthcare for patients and providers.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Institute of Management and serves on various health and community bodies including as a director for the WA Primary Health Alliance, chairing the Perth South Primary Health Network, a board and council member of the Australian Medical Association (WA), and is an Adjunct Associate Professorship in Health Leadership & Management at Curtin University. He is a co-founder of the Meridian Global Foundation since 2005 to inspire more grassroots philanthropy.
Deputy Director of Medical Administration, The Children’s Hospital Westmead
Rebecca Nogajski is a Paediatric Emergency Specialist at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She is currently the Director of Advanced Training for Paediatric trainees at CHW and Co Director of Emergency Medicine Training at CHW ED and holds a Masters in Medical Education.
Rebecca has a strong interest in medical education and a particular interest in clinical supervision and professionalism teaching. She is a lead facilitator and mentor on the LEAP and LEAD leadership courses for junior and senior doctors run through the Health Education and Training Institute. Rebecca helped design and implement formal Professionalism teaching for Paediatric advanced trainees within the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network.
Medical Director, OSS Healthcare Solutions
John has enjoyed a varied career spanning clinical medicine, research, technology, population health, and has significant experience working in the Government and commercial sectors. In 2007, he was awarded an RACGP Informatics Scholarship to investigate web-based models to support chronic disease management by GPs and their patients. As Senior Medical Advisor at Medibank Health Solutions he managed the safe roll-out of Healthdirect's After Hours GP helpline, the first such national service in Australia. In his previous role, he was Group Medical Director at Aspen Medical where he was responsible for clinical governance of global service delivery. This included directing clinical operations of 6 Ebola Treatment Units in West Africa during the epidemic of 2014 on behalf of Australian, New Zealand, UK and US Governments, as well as two Field Surgical Hospital in Mosul, Iraq in 2017 for WHO.
John has a deep understanding of the creative challenges required for successful healthcare delivery, and is excited by the transformative rise of digital health. He is committed to quality, safety and continuous improvement and is passionate about developing the next generation of clinical leaders - and the importance of a satisfying work/life balance.
Crichton Dance Medicine Fellow, The Australian Ballet
Jason is thoroughly unqualified to be giving any career advice. His career is notable only for being higgledy-piggledy. Somehow sneaking his way into a professional dance career despite starting late and being a bit short and stumpy, he also obtained a visual arts degree and formed a fun, but astonishingly unprofitable boutique design firm with Adam Synnott, creating visuals for companies like Australian Ballet, Bayerische Statsballet, Sydney Dance Company, Langham Hotels amongst others. #humblebrag. He collapsed a lung and had to retire from performing and decided that Medicine sounded like fun after a marathon 'Scrubs' binge. After a couple of years in Plastic and reconstructive surgery (and realising medicine was almost entirely unlike ‘Scrubs’), he was missing his art practice and jumped ship to GP training which he recently finished. It has allowed him to resume his art practice and has a new, ultra-pretentious film in the works and an overly-complicated interactive installation. He also takes photos, draws badly, teaches ballet, and rides his mountain bike with more enthusiasm than skill (and keeps the local ED on its toes)
He is also very fortunate to be working with the Australian Ballet as the Crichton Dance Medicine Fellow and has authored a Dance Medicine online module for the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians and has numerous research projects on the run, recently presenting at the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand and really ought to write the paper soon. He loves his gizmos and is a point of care ultrasound evangelist with the RACGP, facilitating a course on POCUS for rural GPs and is personally fascinated its use in biofeedback and motor control in rehabilitation. He works at a couple of GP practices around Melbourne with an interest in skin cancer surgery and musculoskeletal medicine. He rounds off his week as a medical educator with Eastern Victoria GP training where he sprouts nonsense to the next generation of GPs.
Director, Signal Investigation Unit, Pharmacovigilance and Special Access Branch, Therapeutic Goods Administration
Dr Claire Behm is a Senior Medical Advisor and Director of the Signal Investigation Unit in the Pharmacovigilance and Special Access Branch of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Following several years working in hospital-based clinical roles, Dr Behm joined the TGA in 2011 and in 2016 was appointed as a Senior Medical Advisor. In her current role, Dr Behm leads a team of medical officers and pharmacists responsible for detecting, investigating and coordinating the regulatory response to safety signals that arise with medicines marketed in Australia. Dr Behm is also an Advanced Trainee with the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.
Deputy Regional Head of Education – Central, Eastern & South Western Sydney , GP Synergy
Dr Marisa Magiros is a mother, wife, medical educator and GP working in Sydney. Marisa completed her JMO years at the original Orange Base Hospital before travelling overseas to locum in the UK and Ireland. She worked as a cruise ship doctor for 2.5 years before returning to Australia to attain her FRACGP. Marisa is passionate about medical education and became involved as a GP registrar. She has continued in this arena since fellowship and now holds the role of Deputy Regional Head of Education for Central, Eastern and South Western Sydney at GP Synergy. Marisa also works part time in private general practice and at Family Planning NSW. Her new challenges for 2018 are to join the MDA Eastern Cases Committee as the GP representative and undertake a leadership course. Her greatest achievement to date is raising her young sons, Will and Jack, with her Irish husband Jason.
Dr Magiros’ intersts are in Womens and Children’s health, travel medicine and teaching.
Aviation Medical Officer & National Manager Health Services, Qantas
Peter is the National Manager Health Services for Qantas Group, the iconic Australian national carrier, and is a co-founder of Evermed Consulting. He has previously worked for Air New Zealand, MLC Insurance/National Australia Bank, Sonic Healthplus, Medibank, and Ramsay Health. He holds qualifications from Sydney, Monash and Otago Universities in Occupational and Aviation Medicine. Following extensive hospital experience he has worked for the last 9 years as a health and safety consultant in such diverse industries as contaminated site remediation, driver licensing, insurance, and aviation. Peter’s interest area is the interface of human behaviour and high performance, and his work sees him responsible for creating and implementing systems to manage the health and safety of safety-critical working populations.
Peter’s passion is studying the interconnectedness of human behaviours and activities. His pathway beyond traditional medicine has resulted from his desire to take the beneficence and critical thinking found in medicine, and apply the same to non-medical paradigms. He draws inspiration for his work from quantum physics and relativity, artificial intelligence theory, gaming, literature, and parenting!
Founder & CEO, Vitalyze Incorporate
Dr Hien Nguyen is the Founder and CEO of Vitalyze Incorporated, a Value-Based Care as a Service startup based in Phoenix, Arizona. Following his medical training at the University of Melbourne, Dr Nguyen completed an MPH in Health Policy and Management at Harvard University, and went on to serve in various consulting and product roles at several funded digital health startups. In 2015, Dr Nguyen founded Vitalyze as a response to what he perceived as a once in a lifetime opportunity for innovation and change in global healthcare delivery. Vitalyze brings together analytics, workflows and AI-driven care pathways to enable scalable and on-demand Value Based Care delivery, allowing the rapid diffusion of innovation through the healthcare value chain.
In addition to his medical training, Dr Nguyen completed further post-graduate training with the Institute for Functional Medicine, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Wellcoaches and the Benson Henry Mind Body Medicine Institute. He has also led projects clinical and commercial projects in Native American Health, Molecular Diagnostics, Medical Device and Robotics commercialization as a Venture Partner in a growth equity fund.
Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh is the Co-Founder & President of CancerAid. Completing his Medical Training at Nottingham University, UK, Raghav moved to Sydney, Australia and undertook training in Radiation Oncology at RPA hospital, having completed his specialist qualifications in Radiation Oncology in 2016. Raghav has the ambition of improving healthcare outcomes with the use of digital tools and was drawn towards developing CancerAid. Combining oncological knowledge, entrepreneurial skills and a vision for technology solutions, CancerAid has become the number 1 Cancer App in Australia, the US and the UK. 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.
CEO, Vleep & Associate, McKinsey & Company
Trung began his postgraduate journey on the emergency medicine training pathway, and after 7 years of soul-searching made the leap out of clinical medicine without a fellowship. He is now an associate for the management consultancy firm McKinsey & Company, the CEO of Vleep, a digital health startup, an Army Reserve military engineering officer, a military and medical advisor for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Trung also has a strong passion for global health, and spends time in Timor-Leste working on public health systems projects. He completed a Master of Public Health at Harvard University, focussing on global health systems and humanitarian health and human rights, and will undertake a PhD in International Development and Relations focussing on humanitarian leadership theory. He also runs his own photography business, and can occasionally be spotted busking on the streets of Sydney.
Founder, Investing for Doctors
Mian Bi (aka Bi), is the founder and admin for Investing for Doctors, a Facebook group for medical professionals to learn and talk about investing. He recently finished a PhD in neuroscience and has 10 years experience in basic science research. Currently, he is working his own practice aiming to reinvent the model of specialist in regional Australia amongst other projects.
Health Lead, Microsoft & Health Technology Evangelist
Having over 25 years’ experience in clinical medicine and digital health globally, Dr Nic Woods has held diverse roles in health tech startups, national digital health programs and medical executive leadership roles within the health IT and technology industry. These have included as the London Acute Health Clinical Lead for British Telecom on the National Program for IT, England NHS and as Physician Executive, Cerner Australia.
His role at Microsoft is to grow an ecosystem of partners spanning the healthcare continuum and improve healthcare through innovative initiatives using new technologies such as advanced analytics, AI and medical internet of things.
He believes this is an incredibly dynamic time to be working in this intersection with health information technology increasingly contributing to the delivery of better and safer healthcare now and into the future.
Dr Woods completed a BSc in chemistry and mathematics, holds an MBChB from Otago University and a Diploma in Community Emergency Medicine from Auckland University, New Zealand. He maintains his AHPRA medical registration in Australia.
Senior Medical Officer, icare
Dr Victoria Oey is an Occupational Physician. She has recently commenced working as the Senior Medical Officer with icare. In this role, she will be involved in providing clinical advice and support on a number of initiatives within the organisation.
Dr Oey has worked in Occupational Health since 2011, working with national Occupational Health organisations. Her work in these organisations began with clinical assessments, including safety critical and other work-related assessments, fitness for duty assessments, return to work, health surveillance and workplace injury management.
More recently, Dr Oey has worked in a medical lead role, working to ensure the consistent and efficient delivery of several national contracts as well as providing clinical advice to medical practitioners within the organisation.
Founder & Director, The Doctors' Success Institute
After achieving extraordinary success in both General Practice and business, Sachin now coaches and mentors fellow medical professionals, helping doctors create a life with less stress, more time and more income.
Previously Sachin, like many, had been caught up in the urgent demands of his medical practices and struggled with feelings of overwhelm. He traveled near and far to learn from some of the best strategic and spiritual thinkers in the world. He implemented their teachings, and has undergone transformational change and made it his mission to share this information to help inspire others.
Founder & Director, Conduit Health
Dr. Gregory Sam is a Consultant Psychiatrist in private practice, and is the founder and director of Conduit Health, a Telepsychiatry company providing specialist access to rural Australians. Graduating from Monash and receiving his MBBS in 2007, he was initially intent upon becoming an Orthopaedic surgeon, and the journey to Psychiatry was certainly interesting. He was awarded fellowship to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2015, but began forming Conduit Health prior to consultancy.
He is passionate about the utilisation of technology to provide access to rural and remote locations, and growing Conduit Health. He is also an advocate about the issue of (and benefits of) failure, and is in the process of publishing his first book on this topic.
Outside of work, he enjoys cars, badminton, and snowboarding, and often travels to hunt for powder.
Health promotion & education doctor
Without ever really questioning it, Dr. Amy Imms progressed through her medical career, only to discover that other areas of her life hadn't stuck to 'The Plan', and reality hadn't met her expectations. With a husband holding a demanding career, five children she wanted to spend a lot of time with while they still needed her, and health problems interfering with clinical work, she needed to get creative to make life work. She took a break, sought out wisdom from those who had overcome similar challenges, and eventually discovered the world of alternative medical careers, and created her dream job!
Rob is currently the CEO of Billy, an AU/US start-up that is reimagining the way in which care is provided to older adults.
Prior to Billy, Rob held leadership roles within the Qantas Group, including oversight of the Commercial function for Jetstar, and subsequently management of the Digital and Innovation mandates for QANTAS.
Before moving to Australia in 2014, Rob was CEO at Jetsetter, the world’s largest booking engine for luxury travel, with a team of 75 based in NYC, Boston and London. In April 2013, Rob led the sale of the Jetsetter business to Tripadvisor, Inc.
Prior to that, Rob spent eight years building early stage technology businesses in New York, across media and ecommerce.
Earlier in his career, Rob was a case team leader with the strategy consultancy Bain & Company.
Rob holds a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University and an MBA from Harvard University.
Deputy Medical Director, International SOS & General Practitioner
Rachel graduated from the University of Glasgow and began working as a doctor in Scotland before relocating to London where she commenced her General Practice training. In addition, Rachel has been engaged in event medicine including a doctor at Reading Music Festival and BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, as well as caring for touring musicians. After a cold London winter, she re-located to Sydney in 2012 to work as a GP.
Rachel joined the world of medical assistance in early 2016 as a coordinating doctor at International SOS. This role has allowed her to travel to Europe and Africa to repatriate patients and ignited a passion in aviation medicine. She was promoted to her current position as Deputy Medical Director in 2017.
Rachel also continues to work as a GP caring for aircrew, students, Japanese patients and an on-call doctor for Sydney’s finest hotels.
Senior Medical Officer, Breastscreen & Founder, TheMedicalStartup.com
Louise is a Senior Medical Officer at Breastscreen and the founder of TheMedicalStartup.com, an inspirational website sharing stories about people doing creative and empowering pursuits in and out of healthcare worldwide. Her website was inspired by her love of writing and her experiences as a medical registrar studying for the Fellowship exams, along with the anxieties and triumphs she saw from others through her journey. Louise has spoken at national digital health conferences and career panels, has represented User Experience as a clinician on a national committee, and is an advisor to startups, tech corporates, hospital innovation programs, and for doctors and students diversifying their careers in the digital age. She is working on her first book, and is inspired by observations from the music and fashion industries, as well as from locuming in over twenty different hospitals and clinics across Australia in areas such as General Medicine, Telehealth, Rehabilitation, Radiation Oncology, Haematology and even a car factory!
Clinical Lead, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation
Dr Sarah Dalton is a Paediatric Emergency Physician at The Children's Hospital at Westmead and President of the Paediatric and Child Health Division of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Sarah has worked in different clinical settings across NSW over the last 20 years, from regional centres to specialist tertiary units and from community care to acute care retrieval services.
Sarah has previously completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Clinical Leadership and her prior roles include Clinical Director at the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission. Sarah is committed to improving the quality of healthcare through working with clinicians who deeply understand how healthcare is delivered and recognise opportunities for change.
Affiliate Medical Director, Australia and New Zealand , AbbVie Pty Ltd
Carla is a medical doctor, who started her career in the pharmaceutical industry in Australia over 10 years ago with Novartis Pharmaceuticals, where she has held roles of increasing responsibility within the Medical Department prior to her appointment with AbbVie in August 2016. Prior to joining industry, Carla worked in clinical medicine (Haematology, Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine), across multiple geographies.
She has extensive experience in medical affairs and strategic cross-functional business partnering. Business success in supporting pipeline development strategies, multiple new launches and established brands across a range of therapeutic areas She has broad experience in the conduct and management of clinical research, compassionate use programs, budget planning and management, publication planning, and business process development towards operational excellence.
Carla also serves on the executive committee of the Australian Pharmaceutical medical and scientific Professionals Association (APPA), which is dedicated to promoting excellence in pharmaceutical medicine through professional development, networking and advocacy.
Carla has a passion in making a difference for patients, and the endless possibilities that could be achieved to better health outcomes.
Carla holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Anaesthetics.
Co-founder & Director, Valu Health
Vanessa is the Co-Founder and Director of Valu Health, built on the belief that we can create tomorrow’s health and wellness today through more human experiences, more transformational services and through digital innovation. She also advises a range of start-ups and not-for-profits in disability services, cancer care and drone-delivered video analytics.
Vanessa is a creative leader with 18+ years global experience in innovating, incubating and launching new products and services and leading digital transformations, all from a foundation of human centred design. Notably, most of the jobs she has had in the course of her career did not exist previously, and she anticipates this will hold true for years to come.
Prior to Valu Health, Vanessa was a Vice President and founding member of BCG Digital Ventures in Asia and jointly led their Strategic Design and Health practices, whist growing the business from 20 to 100+ in three years. In this time, she designed and launched a new health insurance business with a digital wellness platform, led significant digital transformations, and created multiple new ventures for corporate partners, outside of their core business.
Highlights of her previous work include building the UK’s National Reporting and Learning System that enables the NHS to learn from when things go wrong; designing and launching the evidence-based care pathway platform, the Map of Medicine, across multiple countries including a pilot in Africa with the WHO; and participating in HL7 and SNOMED standards committees for interoperability.
In 2016, Vanessa was selected to participate in the Chief Executive Womens’ Leadership Programme. She has also delivered keynotes at Pause Fest, the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance and 2017 GPCE Conference.
Co-founder & Director, Valu Health
Craig is a Co-Founder and Director of Valu Health, built on the belief that we can create tomorrow’s health and wellness today through more human experiences, more transformational services and through digital innovation. With a passion for digital start-ups and entrepreneurship, Craig also volunteers as an advisor to start-ups in the areas of NDIS, drone and AI technology and international import.
Prior to founding Valu Health, Craig was a Partner and Managing Director of BCG Digital Ventures (BCGDV) in Asia. As part of the BCGDV founding team he jointly established and led their Strategic Design and Health practices.
Craig has over a decade of experience designing, building and launching new digital businesses in Australia, Malaysia, India, Thailand and the UK. A psychologist by training, Craig is passionate about designing digital products and services that create positive new behaviours and habits and enable consumers to manage their health and wellbeing.
Craig has led the creation of an ecosystem of health promotion and chronic condition management services for a large technology company; the application of assistive home automation technologies for people with disabilities and the aged population; the digital strategy and innovation roadmap development for a global pharmaceutical business; the design and implementation of innovation and incubation capabilities for healthcare payers and providers; and assisted NFPs to transition to revenue generating social enterprises.
Craig holds a BSc (Hons) and MSc (Distinction) in Occupational Psychology, a Graduate Certificate in Change Management from the Australian Graduate School of Management, has completed the Company Directors Course through the AICD and has trained in Behaviour Design at Stanford University.
Nishanth is the Co-Founder of Vantari VR, a virtual reality software application for medical imaging. Graduating from Bond University in Queensland, he spent a majority of his clinical training in surgery at both metropolitan and regional hospitals in NSW. He has authored a Urology textbook which has been published internationally, and co-created an online mentorship platform for doctors and medical students. His startup Vantari VR was born with a vision for improving patient care and evolving the way medical scans are communicated and consumed by doctors and patients. After being part of inaugural Cicada Innovations Health program, Vantari VR was chosen to be part of the HCF Catalyst accelerator cohort in 2018, and is continuing to grow into being the iconic VR company in medicine.
Nishanth is also an avid coffee consumer and sports fanatic, and represented Australia at the World Medical Football Championship in 2013.
Principal & Partner, Providence Asset Management
Yi Han has a background in engineering, medicine, aviation, human factors and angel/seed investing. He is now principal and partner of Providence Asset Management(PAM), a private equity firm that serves as a private office and active investment arm of a collection of Asian Family Offices. Yi Han is also part of a wider collective with over USD150m in the crypto asset class.
Despite the meteoric rise of cryptocurrency, Yi Han has a more conservative view, taking longer positions with the underlying blockchain technology. He was involved with several high profile Initial Coin Offerings(ICO) and is advisor to Medical Chain (raised USD24m ICO) and Policy Pal (raised USD25m ICO).
Medical Director, GP & Primary Health, Department of Health & Human Services VIC
Dr Allison Turnock is a GP who also works in medical education and medical administration. Allison has been a Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania, and was Chair of Admissions. She has also worked for General Practice Regional Training Organisations in both Tasmania and Queensland. More recently as Director, Rural Pathways in Tasmania, Allison is facilitating the Tasmanian Rural Medical Generalist Pathway (TRMGP).
Founder & CEO, Lysn
Dr Jonathan King is the Founder and CEO of Lysn, an online health platform which allows all Australians access to qualified Australian psychologists via phone and video tele-conferencing. After graduating from Bond University, Jonathan travelled throughout Queensland, NSW, Victoria and ACT as a surgical registrar in both the metropolitan and rural communities. It was during these travels, he recognised the health inequalities relating to access of services, and as a result, Lysn was born.
Given his passion for utilising health technology to improve outcomes, Jonathan has co-founded an AI research platform with a major Sydney Hospital that will launch in the near future.
Jonathan is also a strong advocate for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and improving wellbeing in the workplace. He dedicates his spare time to supporting several charities including Livin, Heart On My Sleeve, Mindful Aus, Stay ChatTy, and Bladder Cancer Awareness Australia.
Co founder, Vantari VR
Dr Vijay Paul is co-founder of Vantari VR, a virtual reality application for medicine, built with the intention of harnessing the power of VR for transformative healthcare applications. Vijay has always been passionate about working at the intersection of technology and health, to leverage the unique strengths of emerging technology to solve real life problems in clinical medicine. He sees the Australian healthcare landscape as somewhat lagging in embracing innovation and wants to be part of the change.
After completing his undergraduate in medical science with neuroscience research, Vijay completed medicine at the University of Queensland. Post-graduation he was interested in both surgery and acute medicine and worked in various health networks over time. His time commitments to Vantari VR means that he now travels around regional Australia working as an emergency medicine registrar as time allows, combining clinical medicine with a full-time business venture.
Previously, Vijay has been involved in junior doctor representation as Vice President of the RMO Association of the Bankstown network, as well as co-founding Doclife, a mentoring and educational platform for students and doctors. He speaks passionately about careers outside of medicine and especially leveraging sophisticated skills learnt in medical practice to do good globally. When he isn’t working, you can find Vijay reading the works of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Hawking, or honing his skills as a gaming and movie buff.
Co-Founder of The Doctors Collective and Director at PassGAMSAT
Starting her career in Human Resource Management, Mare has worked across multiple industries (including investment banking and international shipping) and high end brands such as Clarins, Prada, Versace and many more. She used her skills to revamp and skyrocket the success of the online education company, PassGAMSAT. With her doctor husband, Tom, they were able to establish PassGAMSAT in a way that allowed them to travel internationally 6 months of the year while helping thousands of people and earning millions.
Mare grew up seeing her parents struggle to create a great life for their family. Her father, an immigrant from Macedonia, only had a primary school education before he was sent to the family farm to work as a shepherd. She was inspired by her mother to keep learning, get into business and give to others.
Specialising in people management, sales and kicking-butt, she is now the Co-founder of The Doctors Collective. Together with Tom, they teach other doctors how to do what they did - create more time, money and freedom, have more impact on your clients (or patients) or scale your practice. That way, helping other doctors to also live their best lives.
Co-Founder of The Doctors Collective and Founder & CEO at PassGAMSAT.
After his parents escaped Communist Poland in the 80s by saying they were going on a camping trip, they got asylum in Australia. Tom needed to make the most of the opportunities his parents risked so much for and after many attempts, he got through the grueling post-graduate medical school entrance exam called the GAMSAT. He wrote a book which showed others how to also pass that exam. It’s since been read by over 60,000 people. He quickly became a celebrity in his niche and created a company leading it’s field, called PassGAMSAT. He then used his online business skills to start other ventures all while studying medicine.
The way he set up the businesses meant that he could leverage his time and skills, and after 8 years invested in medicine, made the difficult decision to leave clinical practice. He and his wife now travel internationally 6 months of the year, help more people than ever before in their businesses and have earnt millions along the way.
After seeing the struggles his parents (who are both doctors) have gone through, as well as what his current medical colleagues are going through, Tom teamed up with Mare and started the Doctors Collective. They teach other doctors how to do what they did - create more time, money and freedom, have more impact on your clients (or patients) or scale your practice. That way, helping other doctors (and indirectly, his parents) to also live their best lives.
Dr Henry Su is a Cardiology Advanced Trainee and Co-Director of PhysEd Pty Ltd, an innovative Medical Education company that donates a portion of sales to handpicked charities giving effectively to various causes. Henry’s Medical career has spanned across Australia from urban Melbourne to the mines of WA, and Indigenous communities in the Outback. His journey to a very coveted specialty includes two years of locuming; running his social enterprise; studying near Everest Base Camp; and founding the Melbourne chapter of The Life You Can Save, whose founder Peter Singer’s principles inspired PhysEd. Henry will share about thinking outside the box when creating your career journey, how his interests led to his Cardiology journey, and the art of giving through business.
CEO & Co-Founder, Medtasker
Dr Andrew Yap is the CEO & Co-Founder of Medtasker, a mobile communication and task management platform for hospitals that improves patient safety, increases organisational efficiency and reduces medicolegal risk. Our mission at Medtasker is to create a world where the best care is provided to all patients, all of the time.
After graduating from Monash University, he spent the first three years of his medical career pursuing emergency and intensive care medicine at Alfred Health. It was during this time that he became increasingly frustrated with the way hospital staff have to work in order to deliver care. This resulted in Andrew implementing a number of communication and workflow improvements at the hospital with the support of the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Information Services.
In 2014, Andrew left full-time clinical medicine to pursue Medtasker. He continues to locum a few days each month. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with Honours and a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology from Monash University.
CEO of Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA)
As the leader of Australia’s peak professional organisation for digital health, Dr Louise Schaper is a renowned advocate for the transformation of healthcare through technology and information. Louise is intimately connected to Australia’s substantial national health reform efforts, where e-health is acknowledged as a key enabler to achieving high quality, safe, sustainable and patient-centred care.
With her passion for innovation and commitment to entrepreneurship within Australia’s digital health community, she has achieved a global reputation in the rapidly evolving field of health informatics. In addition to her leadership of HISA, Louise sits on the Advisory Board for the Stanford Medicine X conference, is a National E-Health Transition Authority Clinical Leader, and previously chaired the E-Health International Advisory Group of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Louise has a background as an occupational therapist, a PhD on technology acceptance amongst healthcare professionals and is a graduate of Stanford University’s Executive Leadership Program.
Chief Medical Officer, Experience the Pulse; Clinical Dean Western Sydney University, Staff Specialist Geriatrician, SWSLHD.
Mark is an academic geriatrician working at the cutting edge of technology integration in healthcare and medical education. As the Chief Medical Officer of The Pulse, an award-winning specialist agency, Mark works with a diverse team of experts to bring the possibilities of Augmented and Virtual reality to medical education and clinical applications. With his experience in clinical practice and as a Clinical Dean, Mark is addressing the issues at the coal face of medical practice and education with the underutilised ground-breaking solutions that modern technology can offer, all whilst having a bit of fun with a medium that the majority of young new doctors and other healthcare practitioners wish to use.
Mark has for many years, coached and mentored school students, medical students, junior doctors, senior colleagues and other healthcare practitioners to follow their dreams rather than a traditional career path. From this perspective, Mark has been lucky enough to follow his dreams with his life and career.
Thanks to our generous partners registration fees are as follows:
- 1st Release: $99 (for the first 100 tickets or until 31 January 2018)
- 2nd Release: $149 (available from 1 February until 28 February 2018)
- 3rd Release: $199 (available from 1 March until 5 May 2018)
- Access to all sessions through out the day
- Catered breaks (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea)
- Ticket to networking drinks held after the Symposium from 5:30pm - 6:30pm
CCIM Sydney will be held at:
University of Technology Sydney Aerial Function Centre
Level 7, Building 10
235 Jones St
Ultimo NSW 2007
HOW TO GET THERE
The Aerial Function Centre is located in the heart of the UTS Campus at Broadway. Located in the old Fairfax Building, the function centre is located on level 7 of Building 10, 235 Jones St. Entry to building 10 is most easily accessible from Jones Street.
Bus: Public buses run regularly to the City from Broadway. Broadway Shopping Centre is 5 minutes walk along Broadway to the West.
Train: Aerial Function Centre is located 5 minutes walk from Central Railway Station
Parking: Interpark manage a car park that is located underneath Building 10. The car park will be open from 8:00am – 5:30pm on Saturday, 5 May. The car park charges a flat weekend day rate of $16 for cars and $8 for motorbikes. Car park entrance is accessed from Thomas St (travelling West), with lift access to level 7.
Metered street parking is available in Thomas Street but limited.
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registration Cancellations & amendments
If you purchase a CCIM ticket and are unable to attend you are able to transfer your registration at no charge. Should you wish to cancel your registration rather than transfer you will be refunded the purchase price minus the booking fee up to 24 hours out from the event. Cancellations received within 24 hours of the event time will forfeit the ticket price. All alterations and cancellations must be received in writing via email to email@example.com .