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Virtual care and telehealth in action

Never before in the history of modern medicine and healthcare, has the health system needed to change so drastically, so quickly.

Telehealth and virtual care, has become a global systemic response to deliver healthcare differently to #flattenthecurve. Thousands of clinicians are in the midst of changing their workflows, incorporating technology and data and partnering in ways they have not done before.

Join us to hear from expert clinicians and advisors on the frontlines who are innovating at pace in response to COVID-19.

From the Frontlines is a virtual conference that brings you a firsthand account from those who are battling this crisis. Keynote speakers from around the world including India and France join local professionals to discuss the critical role of technology innovation, data innovation, telehealth and virtual care in public health preparedness at national and international levels.

When
Friday 24 April 2020
9:00am AEST

Where
Online via Zoom
Participate in real time or watch on-demand

Price
$250
AIDH members $200

CPD
Earn 5 hours of CPD credit

Watch all presentations on demand

All registered delegates get one month free access to Digital Health TV – a collection of hundreds of videos and presentations that can be accessed on demand – anywhere, anytime, from any device.

This also includes recordings of all sessions of “From the Frontlines” virtual conference and additional presentations not featured in the main program.

Speakers

Gillian Mason

Gillian Mason

Researcher

University of Newcastle
Chair

Bio
Gillian Mason is a person with heaps of time-consuming medical appointments, is disabled, chronically ill, a physiotherapist and rehabilitation researcher. At Hunter Medical Research Institute, for the University of Newcastle, she manages the Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury’s Stroke Research Register, and its consumer engagement and communication strategy. She is a science communicator for the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Repair. As a clinical research assistant for the Centre for Rehab Innovations, her focus is on innovating solutions for delivering individualised rehabilitation in the home and community setting. Living with multiple chronic illnesses, she has gained insight into and lost patience with inflexible healthcare. Without radical change, the way healthcare is delivered in Australia will continue to both restrict people with chronic illness from accessing healthcare itself, by design, and limit the time, energy and cash left over for participation in employment and society more broadly. Gillian is busy overcoming her own learned ableism to properly value and leverage her lived experience expertise as an advocate for meaningful consumer involvement in health and medical research.
Dr Kanav Kahol 🇮🇳

Dr Kanav Kahol 🇮🇳

CEO

Pink Tech Design
Innovative technology fighting COVID-19 in India

Bio
An expert in Internet of Things and artificial intelligence combining hardware, software and cloud for enabling intelligent interactive devices, his work in medical technologies on multidiagnostics and VR simulations is well recognised.
Dr Robin Ohannessian 🇫🇷

Dr Robin Ohannessian 🇫🇷

Co-Founder and Medical Director

Télémédecine 360
Integrating telehealth within public health response plans during a pandemic

Bio
Telemedicine and digital health entrepreneur Dr Ohannessian, MD MPH, is a medical doctor from Paris, France, who specialises in public health. He is the co-founder and medical director of Télémédecine 360, a global consulting company dedicated to support the international development and deployment of telemedicine and telehealth. He is also academic researcher in France on teleneurology and telestroke, and board member of the French Society of Digital Health.
Joe Hawayek 🇦🇪

Joe Hawayek 🇦🇪

Director

Aetna, UAE
Building and working within a virtual hospital

 

Bio
Aetna International is a managed healthcare company committed to helping create a stronger, healthier global community by delivering comprehensive healthcare benefits and population health management solutions. One of the largest providers of international healthcare benefits, Aetna International serves more than 900,000 members worldwide, including expatriates, local nationals, and business travelers. Its global benefits include medical, dental, vision and emergency assistance.
A/Prof Clair Sullivan

A/Prof Clair Sullivan

Chief Digital Health Officer

Metro North Hospital and Health Service
The digital pandemic: How an effective response to COVID-19 is now dependent upon data, technology and good change leadership

Bio
A/ Prof Clair Sullivan graduated with Honours in Medicine from UQ and a Research Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Leeds. She is a fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian College of Health Informatics. She has been appointed Associate Professor of Medicine in Clinical Informatics at the University of QLD and is Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology. She is widely published in clinical informatics and serves on several national advisory boards for digital health. Clair is currently the Chief Digital Health Officer for Metro North Hospital and Health Service.
Yohan Kumaran

Yohan Kumaran

Digital Health Strategy Coordinator

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
The wrap-around model protecting indigenous communities

Bio
Coming soon.
Jo Lewis

Jo Lewis

Nurse practitioner

Kapunda and Eudunda Medical Practice
How a South Australian rural practice went from 100% face to face consultations to 90% telehealth

Bio
Jo Lewis is a Nurse Practitioner working in country South Australia at the Kapunda and Eudunda Medical Practice located 77 km north of Adelaide. Jo provides a range of primary health care services across the lifespan including immunisation, women’s health, chronic disease management and preventative health care.

Before working as a Nurse Practitioner Jo was a Registered Nurse within the practice and spent 3 years working in an urban Melbourne General practice. She also worked at the local Kapunda hospital for a number of years and has extensive experience in cardiovascular nursing in a range of locations including metropolitan Adelaide and Cairns.

Her educational qualifications include a Bachelor of Nursing having gained her Registered Nurse qualification via hospital-based training at St Andrews hospital in Adelaide, followed by a specialist certificate in cardiovascular nursing. Jo completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Care nursing from the University of Melbourne in 2015. In July 2018 she was awarded a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) from Flinders University.

Jo enjoys implementing innovative models of care

A/Prof Christopher Pearce

A/Prof Christopher Pearce

Director of Research

Outcome Health
General practice responding to COVID-19: A data driven approach

Bio
Associate Professor Christopher Pearce is a practising clinician in general practice, emergency medicine and anaesthetics. He is also a health informatician, with an international standing in the fields of data, workflow and usability. In Outcome Health he assists with the development of research infrastructure, and in the POLAR program, particulalary in the area of data governance.
Karen Borg

Karen Borg

CEO

Healthdirect
Setting up Australia’s telehealth response to COVID-19

Bio
Working with our government partners to deliver Australia’s leading telehealth services draws on Karen’s extensive private and public sector experience.

Prior to joining Healthdirect Australia in 2019, Karen was the inaugural CEO of Jobs for NSW, where she launched the Sydney Start-up Hub. Her multi-sector, market, channel and cross-industry experience including health (Johnson & Johnson, ResMed) honed her expertise in leading organisational transformation and growth in emerging and mature markets in Asia/Pacific, the USA and Europe.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney and was a NSW finalist for Telstra Businesswoman of the Year 2017. Karen was also a member of the NSW Export Advisory Council. She is based in Sydney and speaks fluent German.

Karen is an experienced public speaker and has been invited to present at a range of events. Whether delivering plenary keynotes, hosting intimate lunches or facilitating C-suite round table discussions, her style is relatable, adaptable and always tailored to the audience.

Karen is a media commentator on the challenges and benefits of integrating telehealth services into a modern health system, improving access to quality healthcare for all Australians no matter where they live. See recent examples here and here.

Dr Sankalp Khanna

Dr Sankalp Khanna

Research Team Leader

CSIRO, AEHRC
The Australian COVID-19 dashboard

Bio
I am a Senior Research Scientist and lead the Health Intelligence team at the CSIRO Australian e-Health Research Centre. My current research is focussed on applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques to model, analyse, predict, simulate and optimise patient flow through Australian public hospitals. My research interests include Applied Artificial Intelligence, Prediction and Forecasting, Planning and Scheduling, Multi Agent Systems, Distributed Constraint Reasoning, and Decision Making and Learning under Uncertainty.
Dr Shane Jackson

Dr Shane Jackson

Pharmacist, Tasman Pharmacy and former National President

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Community pharmacy embracing technology

Bio
Dr Shane Jackson has broad clinical, policy and research experience across several areas of pharmacy and healthcare in general. His interests lie in medication safety, quality use of medicines and optimisation of medication use in practice. He is a former National President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and led a number of activities associated within the PSA directed at improving the safe and quality use of medicines. He is currently a policy advisor to the PSA.

The PSA in 2019 has published a number of reports, Medicine Safety: Take Care, Pharmacists in 2023, Connecting the Dots: Digitally empowered pharmacists as well as Pharmacists in 2023: Roles and remuneration which all point to the future of pharmacy practice.

Shane is also practicing community pharmacist, and owner of three community pharmacies in Tasmania and has significant clinical experience in aged care settings.

He has significant academic and research experience having completed a PhD in pharmacy practice and a fellowship with the National Institute of Clinical Studies on translational clinical research.

Kylie Appel

Kylie Appel

Executive Officer

TOM Melbourne
Rapid Response Makers: A global community supporting those on the frontline

Bio
Kylie Appel is passionate about making a positive impact in the world and in 2016 launched the inaugural TOM: Melbourne (Tikkun Olam Makers) community program which has grown exponentially to become a social impact entity and not for profit organisation with purpose.

TOM create and build products that improve the lives of people with disability – focused on making AT (assistive technology) more accessible and affordable for greater inclusion and diversity.

Kylie is currently the Executive Officer at TOM and manages the technology, innovation, communication and programming team. TOM: Melbourne is part of a larger global network with 65+ TOM communities around the world.

Ben Hanna

Ben Hanna

General Manager AUS

Soul Machines
Meet the Digital Frontline Responder

Bio
Ben is currently GM Australia for Soul Machines, a ground-breaking high-tech company of AI researchers, neuroscientists, psychologists, artists and innovative thinkers who are re-imagining how we connect with machines.
Dr Michelle Funder

Dr Michelle Funder

President

Osteopathy Australia
Look, no hands! Virtual allied health in the time of COVID-19

Bio
Michelle is one of the founding directors of Beyond. She is also a Board Member of Osteopathy Australia, the peak association for Osteopaths in Australia.

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