Speakers

Below are invited Speakers for the 2021 AMA National Conference. As speakers are confirmed their information will be added below.

Dr Hash Abdeen

Dr Hash Abdeen

Chair, AMA Council of Doctors in Training

SPEAKING IN

Day 2: Session Chair: A new future of work for the next generation of doctors

Placeholder: Aroney

Peter Aroney

CEO Doctors’ Health Fund

SPEAKING IN

Day 1: Is private health dying, and could managed care finally kill it?

Daniel Bil

Mr Daniel Bil

Social Media Manager & Admin Support, Hand-n-Hand Peer Support Inc.

SPEAKING IN

Day 4: Rapid fire research presentations

Dr Bonning

Dr John Bonning

President, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

SPEAKING IN

Day 1: Addressing the acute public hospital crisis

Dr Jacoba Brashc QC

Dr Jacoba Brasch QC

President, Law Council Australia

SPEAKING IN

Day 3: Doctors who should have been lawyers, lawyers who should have been doctor

Hon Mark Butler

Hon Mark Butler

Shadow Health Minister

SPEAKING IN

Day 4: Conference Plenary

Placeholder: Dr Catton

Dr Mike Catton

Director of the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory

SPEAKING IN

Day 3: Supporting doctors health through COVID and beyond – the international experience

Dr Ayaz Chawdhury

Dr Ayaz Chawdhury

Immediate Past (Founder) President, Federation of Bangladesh Medical Societies of Australia and President of United Bangladesh Associations of Australia

SPEAKING IN

Day 2: IMGs and FGAMS as central to Australia's health care system

Dr Lucie Cocker

Dr Lucie Cocker

Deputy Chair, Junior Doctors Committee, British Medical Association

SPEAKING IN

Day 2: A new future of work for the next generation of doctors

Courtney Cooper

Ms Courtney Cooper

National Officer for Human Rights and Peace, The International Federation of Medical Students' Associations – South Africa

SPEAKING IN

Day 3: Supporting doctors health through COVID and beyond – the international experience

Ms Fiona Davies

Ms Fiona Davies

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Medical Association (NSW)

SPEAKING IN

Day 1: Session Chair: Addressing the acute public hospital crisis

Dr Jessica Dean

Dr Jessica Dean

Australian Medical Association Director, Doctor and Lawyer

SPEAKING IN

Day 3: Session Chair: Doctors who should have been lawyers, lawyers who should have been doctors, and really confused doctor lawyers

Prof Paddy Dewan

Prof Paddy Dewan

SPEAKING IN

Day 4: Rapid fire research presentations

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AC

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AC

Past President Australian Medical Association and General Medical Practitioner

SPEAKING IN

Day 1: Should we expect doctors to risk their lives when responding to a disaster?

Dr Steve Hambleton

Dr Steve Hambleton

Co-Chair, Primary Health Reform Steering Group

SPEAKING IN

Day 1: Addressing the acute public hospital crisis

Gerald Harmon

Dr Gerald Harmon

President, American Medical Association

SPEAKING IN

Day 3: Supporting doctors health through COVID and beyond – the international experience

Dr Kym Jenkins

Dr Kym Jenkins

Chair, Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges

SPEAKING IN

Day 2: Ensuring diversity of future medical leadership

A/Prof Rohina Joshi

A/Prof Rohina Joshi

Head, Global Health Workforce Program, Health Systems Science​ Scientia Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney​ Honorary Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney​ Honorary Senior Manager, The George Institute India

SPEAKING IN

Day 2: IMGs and FGAMS as central to Australia's health care system

Dr Eugenie Kayak

Dr Eugenie Kayak

Spokesperson, Doctors for the Environment Australia

SPEAKING IN

Day 3: Global medical action on climate change

Sophie Keen

Sophie Keen

President, Australian Medical Students' Association 

SPEAKING IN

Day 1: Session Chair: Do doctors still risk their lives to save the lives of their patients?​
Day 4: Closed session - Conference Appointed Delegates

Dr Omar Khorshid

Dr Omar Khorshid

President, Australian Medical Association

SPEAKING IN

Day 1: Is private health dying, and could managed care finally kill it?
Day 2: Session Chair: IMGs and FGAMS as central to Australia's health care system
Day 3: Session Chair: Global medical action on climate change
Day 4: Address of the Federal President

Prof Michael Kidd

Prof Michael Kidd

Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Principal Medical Advisor, Australian Government Department of Health

SPEAKING IN

Day 4: Conference Plenary

Prof Paul Komesaroff AM

Prof Paul Komesaroff AM

Physician philosopher at Monash University

SPEAKING IN

Day 1: Should we expect doctors to risk their lives when responding to a disaster?

A/Prof Martin Laverty

A/Prof Martin Laverty

Secretary General, Australian Medical Association

SPEAKING IN

Day 3: Session Chair: Supporting doctors health through COVID and beyond – the international experience

Dr Helen McArdle

Dr Helen McArdle

Chair, AMA Equity Inclusion And Diversity Committee

SPEAKING IN

Day 2: Session Chair: Ensuring diversity of future medical leadership

Placeholder: Dr Rose McCullagh

Dr Rose McCullagh

GP in Belfast, Ireland

SPEAKING IN

Day 3: Supporting doctors health through COVID and beyond – the international experience

Katie McIntyre

Katie McIntyre

Research and Social Impact Manager, Little Wings

SPEAKING IN

Day 4: Rapid fire research presentations

Dr Andrew Miller

Dr Andrew Miller

Anaesthetist and Chair of the AMA Ethics and Medico Legal Committee

SPEAKING IN

Day 1: Session Chair: Should we expect doctors to risk their lives when responding to a disaster?

Placeholder: Scott Morrison

The Hon Scott Morrison MP

Prime Minister

SPEAKING IN

Day 4: Conference Plenary

Dr Chris Moy

Dr Chris Moy

Vice-President, Australian Medical Association

SPEAKING IN

Day 3: Doctors who should have been lawyers, lawyers who should have been doctors, and really confused doctor lawyers

Dr Karen Nicholls

Dr Karen Nicholls

SPEAKING IN

Day 2: Ensuring diversity of future medical leadership

Dr Katharine Noonan

Dr Katharine Noonan

Public Health Medicine registrar and Vice President of the AMA (WA)

SPEAKING IN

Day 1: Should we expect doctors to risk their lives when responding to a disaster?

Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM

Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM

Australian doctor, lawyer and disability advocate. He was the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland, Australia.

SPEAKING IN

Day 3: Doctors who should have been lawyers, lawyers who should have been doctors, and really confused doctor lawyers

Dr Karina Powers

Dr Karina Powers

SPEAKING IN

Day 4: Rapid fire research presentations

A/Prof Julian Rait

A/Prof Julian Rait

Federal Council Chair, Australian Medical Association

SPEAKING IN

Day 1: Session Chair: Is private health dying, and could managed care finally kill it?
Day 4: Session Chair: Conference Plenary
Day 4: Session Chair: Closed session: Conference Appointed Delegates

Dr Vijay Roach

Dr Vijay Roach

Chair Elect, Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges. President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

SPEAKING IN

Day 1: Is private health dying, and could managed care finally kill it?

Prof Alan Sandford

Prof Alan Sandford AM

President, Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA)

SPEAKING IN

Day 2: Ensuring diversity of future medical leadership

Prof Anthony Scott

Prof Anthony Scott

Health and Healthcare Lead at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne

SPEAKING IN

Day 2: A new future of work for the next generation of doctors

Dr Roger Sexton

Dr Roger Sexton

Medical Director at Doctors Health South Australia

SPEAKING IN

Day 3: Supporting doctors health through COVID and beyond – the international experience

Dr Clare Skinner

Dr Clare Skinner

Director of Emergency Medicine at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine President Elect

SPEAKING IN

Day 1: Addressing the acute public hospital crisis

Dr Heidi Stensmyren

Dr Heidi Stensmyren

World Medical Association President Elect

SPEAKING IN

Day 3: Global medical action on climate change

Prof Nick Talley

Prof Nick Talley

Editor in Chief, Medical Journal of Australia

SPEAKING IN

Day 2: A new future of work for the next generation of doctors

Prof Helena Teede

Prof Helena Teede

Primary Chief Investigator in the Advancing Women in Healthcare Leadership Project, and Executive Director Monash Partners Academic Health Research Translation Centre

SPEAKING IN

Day 2: Ensuring diversity of future medical leadership

Dr Anne Tonkin

Dr Anne Tonkin

Chair, Medical Board of Australia

SPEAKING IN

Day 4: Update on changes to CPD

Dr Peter van den Hazel

Dr Peter van den Hazel

International President Elect, Society of Doctors for the Environment

SPEAKING IN

Day 3: Global medical action on climate change

Dr Sunil Vyas

Dr Sunil Vyas

Past President Indian Medical Association and President, United Indian Association

SPEAKING IN

Day 2: IMGs and FGAMS as central to Australia's health care system

Julia Walsh

Julia Walsh

CEO, Brand Medicine International

SPEAKING IN

Day 4: Rapid fire research presentations

A/Prof Susan Wearne

A/Prof Susan Wearne

Senior Medical Advisor, Health Workforce Division, Department of Health, Canberra

SPEAKING IN

Day 2: Session Chair: A new future of work for the next generation of doctors

Leanne Wells

Leanne Wells

CEO of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia

SPEAKING IN

Day 1: Is private health dying, and could managed care finally kill it?

Dr Sarah Whitelaw

Dr Sarah Whitelaw

Emergency Department Consultant at Royal Melbourne Hospital

SPEAKING IN

Day 1: Addressing the acute public hospital crisis

Dr David Wrigley

Dr David Wrigley

Deputy chair of council, British Medical Association

SPEAKING IN

Day 3: Supporting doctors health through COVID and beyond – the international experience