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Keynote Speakers


The Summit featured the following high profile speakers:

SUMMIT CHAIRS

Professor Andrew Coats, Chair of the Australian Health Information Council, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney.

Ms Patricia Faulkner, Chair of the National Health Information Group, Secretary of the Victorian Department of Human Services.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

The Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Tony Abbott, MP;

Mr John Burns, Senior Vice-President, Investment Programs Management, Canada Health Infoway;

Dr Ian Reinecke, Chief Executive Officer, National E-Health Transition Authority; and

Mr Charles Parisot, Manager, Information Technologies Business, GE Healthcare.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Professor Fiona Stanley AC, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth;

Professor Michael Kidd, President, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners;

Ms Nicola Ballenden, Senior Health Policy Officer, Australian Consumers' Association;

Mr Jim Birch, Chief Executive, South Australian Department of Health;

Professor Barraclough, Chair, Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care;

Dr William Glasson, Federal President, Australian Medical Association;

Ms Helen Hopkins, Executive Director, Consumers' Health Forum of Australia; and

Dr Robert Wooding, First Assistant Secretary, Information and Communication Division, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

HYPOTHETICAL PANEL LEADER

Dr Norman Swan, ABC Radio National Health Reporter.

CONCURRENT CHAIRS

Dr John Aloizos, AM, Chairman, Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council;

Mr Jim Birch, Chief Executive, South Australian Department of Health;

Professor Branko Cesnik, President, Australian College of Health Informatics;

Ms Helen Hopkins, Executive Director, Consumers' Health Forum of Australia;

Dr Ric Marshall, Manager, Health, Information and Performance Management Division, Victorian Department of Human Services;

Dr Andrew Perrignon, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Health;

Mr John Rimmer, Acuity Consulting Pty Ltd;

Professor Bill Runciman, President, Australian Patient Safety Foundation;

Dr Merran Smith, Director, Health Information, Western Australian Department of Health; and

Dr Robert Wooding, First Assistant Secretary, Information and Communication Division, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

CONCURRENT SPEAKERS

Professor Chris Baggoley, Chair, National Institute of Clinical Studies;

Ms Kate Carnell, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Divisions of General Practice;

Dr Frida Cheok, Director, National Clinical Information Program (CIP), National E-Health Transition Authority;

Professor Enrico Coiera, Director, Centre for Health Informatics, University of NSW;

Federal Privacy Commissioner, Ms Karen Curtis, Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner;

Professor Chris Del Mar, Chair, HealthInsite Editorial Board;

Mr Ian Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder;

Mr John Fletcher, Trial Manager, Northern Territory HealthConnect Trial;

Ms Karen Gibson, Project Director, Queensland HealthConnect;

Ms Heather Grain, Consumer Representative, Health Issues Centre, School of Public Health, LaTrobe University;

Professor David Hill AM, Deputy Chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Committee and Chair of the NHMRC Privacy Working Committee;

Professor Evelyn J.S Hovenga, Head, School of Information Systems, Faculty of Informatics and Communication, Central Queensland University;

Ms Jill Iliffe, National Secretary, Australian Nursing Federation;

Dr Louisa Jorm, Director, Centre for Epidemiology and Research, New South Wales Department of Health;

Dr Chris Kelman, Consultant, Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care;

Ms Michele Kosky, Executive Director, Health Consumers' Council of WA;

Associate Professor Christopher Newell AM, Consumer Representative;

Ms Debra O'Connor, Consumer Representative;

Dr Andrew Seigmund, GP Project Manager, Eastern Goldfields Medical Division of General Practice;

Mr Rod Smith, Chief Information Officer, Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services;

Ms Jenny Taylor, Director, Research & Marketing Group, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing;

Dr Ron Tomlins, Chair, General Practice Computing Group;

Dr John Youngman, National Broadband Advisor for Health; and

Dr Alex Zelinsky, Director, CSIRO Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

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