Program

Program and Social Events

MEDCON21 will feature a range of prominent clinical and non-clinical keynote speakers.

The conference will allow doctors from all specialties to collaborate, gain new skills and knowledge gain CPD points and interact with peers, exploring critical healthcare issues such as COVID-19 and voluntary assisted dying in a unique omni-specialist environment.  

It will also provide doctors and future doctors the opportunity to explore further training and career development opportunities.

As the peak industry event in Western Australia this year – and into the future – MEDCON21 provides unparalleled access and networking opportunities.

Current Keynote Speakers

Rabia Siddique

Rabia is an international humanitarian lawyer, retired British Army senior officer, former war crimes and terrorism prosecutor and hostage survivor.

Gihan Perera

Has COVID-19 shaken up your world? Are your people looking for leadership in this time of massive change? Do you want to be more confident and decisive in chaos and uncertainty?

PROFESSOR JULIE QUINLIVAN

Professor Quinlivan is Director of the Professional Services Review, an Independent Statutory Agency responsible for regulation of Medicare and the PBS. An obstetrician and gynaecologist, she has been a Unit Head in several tertiary hospitals.

Daniel McCabe

Daniel McCabe joined the Department of Health in June 2015. Daniel’s position is First Assistant Secretary of Benefits Integrity & Digital Health Division (BIDHD).

Dr Amandeep Hansra

Amandeep is a practicing GP in Sydney and a leader in digital health and telehealth in Australia. She is a director of Caligo Health and provides digital health consulting services across the health sector as well as being involved with a number of health tech start-ups.

GLENN MITCHELL

For more than two decades from early 1990 to 2011, Glenn Mitchell lived a life that many envied. As a sports commentator for the ABC, and married to fellow broadcaster, Karen Tighe, he travelled the world covering elite level sport.

Current Keynote Speakers

Dr Omar Khorshid
AMA President, Dr Omar Khorshid is an experienced medical leader and orthopaedic surgeon.

Dr Andrew Miller

Specialist anaesthetist, Dr Andrew Miller is AMA (WA) President and Vice President of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists

Dr Marcus Tan

Find out more about the Founder, CEO and Medical Director of HealthEngine, Australia’s largest online healthcare marketplace.

Dr Fiona Wood

Plastic Surgeon, Burns Specialist and Australian of the Year 2005, Prof Fiona Wood is an Australian Living Treasure.

GLENN MITCHELL

For more than two decades from 1990 to 2011, Glenn Mitchell lived a life that many envied. As a sports commentator for the ABC he travelled the world covering elite sport.
Dr Amandeep Hansra
Amandeep is a practicing GP in Sydney and a leader in digital health and telehealth in Australia. She is a director of Caligo Health and provides digital health consulting services across the health sector.

Rabia Siddique

Rabia is an international humanitarian lawyer, retired British Army senior officer, former war crimes and terrorism prosecutor and hostage survivor.

PROFESSOR JULIE QUINLIVAN

Professor Quinlivan is Director of the Professional Services Review, an Independent Statutory Agency responsible for regulation of Medicare and the PBS. An obstetrician and gynaecologist, she has been a Unit Head in tertiary hospitals.
Dr Rosanna Capolingua
Ex President AMA and AMA (WA) and General Practitioner, Dr Rosanna Capolingua has broad experience across health care delivery.

Dr David Oldham

Former general practitioner Dr David Oldham is Medical Director and Convenor of the Doctors Health Advisory Service in WA (DHAS WA).

Dr Jonathan Chambers

Dr Jonathan Chambers is a Consultant Clinical Microbiologist at Western Diagnostic Pathology and consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at Joondalup Health Campus.

Daniel McCabe

Daniel McCabe joined the Department of Health in June 2015. Daniel’s position is First Assistant Secretary of Benefits Integrity & Digital Health Division (BIDHD).

Program

Please Note : New Sessions are still to come and some time changes may occur.

DAY 1 - Friday 18th June 2021

7.30am - 8:30am
Conference registration
8:30am - 8:50am
Official opening of MEDCON21
Karen Tighe - Master of Ceremonies
Welcome to Country
Dr Andrew Miller – President of the AMA (WA)
8:50am - 9:50am
Leadership gifts in a crisis
Rabia Siddique - International speaker, humanitarian, best-selling author
Sponsored By : Commonwealth Bank
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9:50am - 10:30am
Managing the impact of an AHPRA notification
Karen Banks, State Manager, WA, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Professor Mark Edwards | WA Medical Board of Australia
Sponsored By : HIF
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10:30am - 11:00am
Morning tea and exhibition
Sponsored By : HIF
11:00am – 11.40am
Privacy and consent in the 2020s - What you need to know to avoid trouble
Professor Julie Quinlivan (Director, PSR) and Ms Margaret Parker (Principal Legal Officer)
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Parental leave and related entitlements - Know your rights and obligations
Kathryn Maric, Special Counsel, Panetta McGrath
Josephine Auerbach, Senior Advisor Industrial/Legal, AMA (WA)
Sponsored By : PANNETA MCGRATH
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What every doctor should know about the prehospital environment – but doesn’t.
11.40am - 11.50am
Meeting room shift
11:50am - 12:30pm
Social media: what doctors should know
Karen Banks, State Manager, WA, AHPRA
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Fresh air, new challenges: Locuming across rural WA
Zeta Welch, Manager, Workforce Solutions, Rural Health West
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High performance CPR – are you up to date?
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch and exhibition
Sponsored By : HIF
1:30pm - 2:15pm
What every medical practitioner needs to know about Voluntary Assisted Dying
Dr Scott Blackwell, Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Leadership Team Chairperson
Dr Andrew Miller, Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Leadership Team member
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2:15pm - 3:00pm
Swimming in Cash after the Federal Budget? How to take advantage of the property industry and make your money work as hard as you do
Cal Doggett, Managing Director, Property & Pathways
Ross Thorpe, Partner, PwC
Sponsored By : PwC
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Mental Health - Far from an insurmountable hurdle
Glenn Mitchell
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3:00pm - 3:30pm
Afternoon tea and exhibition
Sponsored By : HIF
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Beyond the V – Vaccines, Valuations and the V-Shaped Recovery
Morgan Stanley
Ian Chambers, Head of Wealth Management
Matt Nicholls, Head of Investment Solutions
Nathan Lim, Head of Wealth Management Research
Sponsored By : Morgan Stanley
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Doctors' wellbeing - Are we doing enough?
Moderator: Dr David Oldham, DHAS WA - Convenor
Dr Sarah Newman, DHAS WA - Assistant Director, RACGP (WA) Board Member
Dr Clare Dibona
Dr Divya-Jyoti Sharma
Dr Helen Rhodes
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4:15pm - 5.00pm
Climate change, health and sustainability in WA – Linking science to action
Dr Omar Khorshid, AMA Federal President
Dr Sarah Joyce, Project Director, Climate Health WA Inquiry, Department of Health
Dr Emma-Leigh Synnott, FSFHG Medical Lead for Climate Health and Environmental Sustainability, DEA WA Committee Chair, and Consultant Physician, Rehabilitation Medicine, Spinal Injury Unit
Dr Archana Shrivathsa, Coordinator for Operation Clean Up 2021 and Steering Committee member for TRA2SH
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5:00pm - 6.00pm (AGM)

5.00pm -7.00pm
AMA (WA) AGM and Council Meeting
Welcome reception and networking event
Bruce Dukes
Loic Le Calvez
Dr Preeti Nirgude
Sponsored By : St John of God Health Care and Modalis
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DAY 2 - Saturday 19th June 2021

8:00am - 8:30am
Conference registration
8:30am - 9:30am
Welcome to MEDCON21 Day 2 - Karen Tighe
Insights into the work of Medicare compliance: The next 12 months
Mr Daniel McCabe – First Assistant Secretary, Medicare Integrity and Digital Health, Commonwealth Department of Health
Professor Julie Quinlivan, Director, Professional Services Review
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Special Session ACEM and RANZCP
Emergency Medicine
Emergency Mental Health System Crisis
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9:30am - 10:30am
Navigating the Medicare compliance maze: Case studies from the experts
Dr Omar Khorshid, AMA Federal President
Mr Daniel McCabe, First Assistant Secretary, Medicare Integrity and Digital Health, Commonwealth Department of Health
Professor Julie Quinlivan, Director, Professional Services Review
Dr Jane Deacon, Manager, Medico-legal Advisory Services, MDA National
Gae Nuttall, Risk Adviser, MDA National
Sponsored By : MDA National
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10:30am - 11:00am
Morning tea and exhibition

Medical college concurrent sessions

Session 1
11.00am–11.40am
Dermatology (ACD)
Hedgehog pathway inhibitors in locally advanced and metastatic basal cell carcinoma – WA experience Tick borne disease in Western Australia – Dermatological aspects and beyond
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Anesthesia (ACE/ANZCA/ASA)
Human Factors in Healthcare: Automation management – Part 1
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Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
Artania cruise ship patients’ journeys
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Health Service Management (ACHSM)
Career moves into clinical leadership roles
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Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
Rural generalism: how ACRRM is leading the way
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Intensive Care (ANZICS/CICM)
Artania cruise ship patients’ journeys
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General Practice (RACGP)
Are you ready? Practical skills for emergencies in your practice - Part 1
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Surgeons (RACS)
Breast MDT
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG)
Obs Case Review Panel
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Psychiatry (RANZCP)
Guidelines or no guidelines – harm vs good
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Radiology (RANZCR)
1a) Artificial Intelligence and Quantitative Imaging in Radiology
1b) Expanding the capacity for clinical imaging research: introduction to the WA National Imaging Facility node
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Session 2
11.50am–12:30pm
Dermatology (ACD)
Sirolimus in dermatology, the Western Australian story – potentials of botanicals in treatment of dermatophyte infections
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Anesthesia (ACE/ANZCA/ASA)
Human Factors in Healthcare: Automation management – Part 1 – Part 2
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Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
Adolescent mental health panel
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Health Service Management (ACHSM)
Doctors on boards
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Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
ACRRM member networking
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General Practice (RACGP)
Are you ready? Practical skills for emergencies in your practice – part 2
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Surgeons (RACS)
Factors Effecting Surgical Performance
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG)
Late preterm steroid drug addiction in pregnancy
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Psychiatry (RANZCP)
2021 RANZCP mood disorder guidelines
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Radiology (RANZCR)
WA experience of mechanical thrombectomy and acute stroke management
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Session 2
11.50am–12:30pm
Dermatology (ACD)
Sirolimus in dermatology, the Western Australian story – potentials of botanicals in treatment of dermatophyte infections
Read More
Anesthesia (ACE/ANZCA/ASA)
Human Factors in Healthcare: Automation management – Part 1 – Part 2
Read More
Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
Adolescent mental health panel
Read More
Health Service Management (ACHSM)
Career moves into clinical leadership roles
Read More
Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
ACRRM member networking
Read More
General Practice (RACGP)
Are you ready? Practical skills for emergencies in your practice – part 2
Read More
Surgeons (RACS)
Factors Effecting Surgical Performance
Read More
Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG)
Late preterm steroid drug addiction in pregnancy
Read More
Psychiatry (RANZCP)
2021 RANZCP mood disorder guidelines
Read More
Radiology (RANZCR)
WA experience of mechanical thrombectomy and acute stroke management
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12.30pm–1.30pm
Lunch and exhibition
Session 3
1.30pm–2:10pm
Dermatology (ACD)
Preimmunosupression screening in dermatology patients WA National Imaging Facility – controversies and recommendations
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Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
Pregnancy related trauma – perimortem caesarean section
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Intensive Care (ANZICS/CICM)
Pregnancy related trauma – perimortem caesarean section
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General Practice (RACGP)
Doctor wellbeing during Coronageddon
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Medical Administration (RACMA)
Some leaders are born, some made, some in between – Where do you fit in?
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Physician (RACP)
Supervisor professional development
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Surgeons (RACS)
Pregnancy related trauma – perimortem caesarean section
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG)
Gynae Case Review Panel
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Psychiatry (RANZCP)
What do the mood disorder guidelines offer to real world practice
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Radiology (RANZCR)
Radiation therapy, using technology to treat cancer.
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Physician
Health Surveillance in Western Australia
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Session 4
2.20pm–3.00pm
Dermatology (ACD)
Immunological disorders associated with cutaneous presentations
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Anesthesia (ACE/ANZCA/ASA)
Emerging technologies in healthcare
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Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
Emerging technologies in healthcare
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Intensive Care (ANZICS/CICM)
Emerging technologies in healthcare
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General Practice (RACGP)
Practical skills with topical agents in dermatology
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Physician (RACP)
Supervisor professional development
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Surgeons (RACS)
Soft Tissue Tumours
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG)
Vulval pain syndromes – feedback on O&G careers and mental health survey
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Psychiatry (RANZCP)
The psychiatrist and ADHD – across the lifespan
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Radiology (RANZCR)
Ovarian-adnexal reporting and data system (ORADS)
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Physician
Driving - Managing the risk
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3.00pm–3.30pm
Afternoon tea and exhibition
Session 5
3.30PM–4.10PM
Anesthesia (ACE/ANZCA/ASA)
Perinatal puzzles: Updates in obstetric medicine & anaesthesia – Part 1
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Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
Part A – Ultrasound guided lumbar puncture and femoral nerve blocks
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Anesthesia (ACE/ANZCA/ASA)
Emergency Medicine
(ACEM)
Intensive Care (ANZICS/CICM)
Emerging technologies in healthcare continued - hands on session
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General Practice (RACGP)
Stitched up: Suturing techniques for GPs
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Special Session
Media Training with Karalee Katsambanis
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Physician (RACP)
Supervisor professional development
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Surgeons (RACS)
Diagnosis and Management of CSF Leaks: A Radiology and Neurosurgery Perspective
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG)
Perinatal puzzles: Updates in obstetric medicine & anaesthesia – Part 1
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Psychiatry (RANZCP)
State of the art – psychedelics and medicinal cannabis
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Radiology (RANZCR)
Diagnosis and Management of CSF Leaks: A Radiology and Neurosurgery Perspective
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Session 6
4.20pm–5.00pm
Dermatology (ACD)
Closed session – Australian College of Dermatologists business meeting
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Anesthesia (ACE/ANZCA/ASA)
Perinatal puzzles: Updates in obstetric medicine & anaesthesia – Part 2
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Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
Part B – US guided regional nerve blocks in ED
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General Practice (RACGP)
Update of LARCs Refresher implanon insertion / IUDs
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Special Session
Enhanced presentation skills to engage, inform and inspire
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Physician (RACP)
Supervisor professional development
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Surgeons (RACS)
Tinnitus and Vertigo
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG)
Perinatal puzzles: Updates in obstetric medicine & anaesthesia – Part 2
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Psychiatry (RANZCP)
Complexity of capacity – more than just guidelines
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7.00pm–11.00pm
AMA (WA) Gala Ball

DAY 3 - Sunday 20th June 2021

8.30am–9.00am
Conference registration
9:00am - 9:05am
Welcome to MEDCON21
9:05am - 10:00am
Fit for the future: Thriving, not just surviving, in an uncertain future
Gihan Perera , Futurist, Conference Speaker, Author and Consultant, Fit for the Future
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10:00am - 11:00am
Creative Careers in Medicine
Dr Amandeep Hansra, GP, Digital Health Consultant, Investor and Entrepreneur
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A Pathway out of the Pandemic: The Power of Pathology
Western Diagnostic Pathology
Dr Duncan McLellan
Dr Jonathan Chambers
Sponsored By : Western Diagnostic Pathology
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11:00am - 11:30am
Morning tea and exhibition
11:00am - 12:30pm
Dedicated college career sessions
All colleges participating
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11:30am - 12:30pm
A road less travelled
Dr Amandeep Hansra, GP, Digital Health Consultant, Investor and Entrepreneur
Dr Fiona Lander, Management Consultant, McKinsey
Dr Marcus Tan, CE, HealthEngine,
Dr Katharine Noonan, Public Health Registrar, WA Health
Dr Karina Powers, Occupational Health Physician Consultant
Sponsored By : Australian Digital Health Agency
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Digital health investments by the Governments – Where are we going in the next 5 years?
Mr Daniel McCabe – First Assistant Secretary, Medicare Integrity and Digital Health, Commonwealth Department of Health
Dr Peter Sprivulus – Chief Clinical Information Officer, WA Health
Dr Hannah Seymour, Consultant Geriatrician - Medical Lead, Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Program Team, WA Health
Dr Steve Hambleton, Chief Clinical Advisor, Australian Digital Health Agency
Sponsored By : Australian Digital Health Agency
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12.30PM
Conference close
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Participating Medical Colleges

*Concurrent sessions are clinical and non-clinical including business and personal development topics.

Social Events

Welcome Reception – Friday 18th June

After a full day of learning, the welcome reception event held early Friday evening will be the perfect way to end the day. 

Enjoy some of Western Australia’s finest wines and hear from some of our local doctors on how they ventured from vaccinations to vineyards.

With the dulcet jazz tones playing in the background, you will be able to enjoy a generous selection of canapes as you meet new colleagues and reconnect with old friends. 

AMA (WA) GALA BALL – SATURDAY 19TH JUNE

It’s time to roll out the red carpet and dress to the nines for the inaugural AMA (WA) Gala Ball – elegance is the theme.

With breathtaking surrounds, music that makes you move and a lavish three course dining experience, this black-tie event is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Kick off your heels, let your hair down and enjoy an incredible night in the best of company.

Let’s work together!

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