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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.
Friday 24 April 2020
Online via Zoom
Participate in real time or watch on-demand
AIDH members $200
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.
University of Newcastle
Dr Kanav Kahol 🇮🇳
Pink Tech Design
Innovative technology fighting COVID-19 in India
Dr Robin Ohannessian 🇫🇷
Co-Founder and Medical Director
Integrating telehealth within public health response plans during a pandemic
Joe Hawayek 🇦🇪
Building and working within a virtual hospital
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
Digital Health Strategy Coordinator
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
The wrap-around model protecting indigenous communities
Kapunda and Eudunda Medical Practice
How a South Australian rural practice went from 100% face to face consultations to 90% telehealth
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
Director of Research
General practice responding to COVID-19: A data driven approach
Setting up Australia’s telehealth response to COVID-19
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
Research Team Leader
The Australian COVID-19 dashboard
Dr Shane Jackson
Pharmacist, Tasman Pharmacy and former National President
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Community pharmacy embracing technology
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.
Rapid Response Makers: A global community supporting those on the frontline
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.
General Manager AUS
Meet the Digital Frontline Responder
Dr Michelle Funder
Look, no hands! Virtual allied health in the time of COVID-19
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