As one of the top 2% scientists in the world, Prof. Li is a pioneer of artificial intelligence in medicine and translational biomedical informatics. He has devoted himself to evolving the next generation of Al in patient safety and prevention (“Earlier Medicine”). He has also been involved in international cooperation for biomedical informatics development in Asia, America, Europe, and Africa.
He is currently the President of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and previously served as Vice President of IMIA and President of the Asia-Pacific Association for Medical Informatics. He was also elected as a fellow of the Australia College of Health Informatics in 2009, the American College of Medical Informatics in 2010, and the International Academy of Health Science Informatics in 2017.
Leigh joined Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand in May 2023 from Accenture in Australia where held the role of Health Industry Lead for the Asia Pacific region. He has 25 years’ experience in digital health, including leading complex, multi-year change programmes across diverse teams and delivery challenges.
This includes post-merger integration, the national rollout of electronic medical record systems across primary and secondary care at the National Health Service (England), introducing a national electronic health platform in Australia, and transforming national telehealth services in New Zealand.
His passion is co-creating the future of healthcare, using data, technology and the knowledge held within communities to create large-scale, sustainable change. He holds a M. Commerce (Hons), University of New South Wales, and a B. Engineering (Hons), University of Tasmania.
Jordi Piera Jimenez is the Director of the Digital Health Strategy Office at Catalan Health Service. He previously held positions of CIO and R&D Officer at Badalona Serveis Assistencials. He is also a lecturer and researcher in digital health and integrated care.
Dr Mubaraka Ibrahim is a widely-lauded digital transformation leader in the medical and government space. Currently acting as CIO of the Information Sector and as Director of Health Information Systems in the recently-formed Emirates Health Services Establishment, her 20 year career track record includes previous deputyship of all computing functions at the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), where she led 160+ key personnel towards multiple federal healthcare technology projects such as the Riayati (National Unified Medical Record) patient integrations and Tatmeen (Track & Trace) for securing pharmaceutical supply chains that uphold post-pandemic resiliency.
Mrs. Mubaraka Mubarak Ibrahim – Acting CIO Emirates Health Service(EHS), UAE Academically, Mubaraka is a Master of Information Management Systems from the American University in Washington, D.C., and holds a Healthcare Leadership Diploma from the Harvard School of Public Health, with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Kuwait University.
As Chairman of Oracle Health, David Feinberg, M.D., is committed to making healthcare more
accessible, affordable and equitable. His work advances thought leadership and strategy related to
unleashing the healing power of data through an open and connected healthcare ecosystem.
Previously, David served as president and CEO of Cerner, now Oracle Health, where he led teams
delivering tools and technology to improve the patient and caregiver experience.
As a pediatric psychiatrist, David built his early career around helping children and families. He
served as president and CEO of both UCLA Health and Geisinger Health prior to assuming
leadership of Google Health in early 2019.
His work at UCLA provided David a clear view of how patient satisfaction translates to clinical
success. His focus on the patient experience increased UCLA’s patient satisfaction scores from the
28th to the 99th percentile.
At Geisinger, David led a complex turnaround that made Geisinger one of the nation’s most
innovative healthcare providers, including a first-of-its kind clinical program that made DNA
sequencing a routine part of patient care. David also guided Geisinger’s transition to value-based
care using Cerner’s population health platform, HealtheIntent, integrated with a non-Cerner EMR.
At Google, David leveraged Google’s technology, talent and search capabilities to tackle
healthcare’s most important challenges. Under David’s leadership, Google was at the forefront of
using Artificial Intelligence and mobile platforms to improve healthcare and – in partnership with
Ascension Health – produced Care Studio, a tool that organizes patient records for healthcare
clinicians at the point of care.
The Hon Ged Kearney MP is the Federal Member for Cooper and the Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care. Ged has served in the parliament since March 2018, when she was elected in a by-election. She is the first woman to hold the seat. Ged started her working life as a nurse and rose to become Federal Secretary of the Australian Nursing Federation. From 2010, Ged served as the president of the ACTU – the peak body of Australia’s union movement – where she fought for better conditions for Australian workers.
Ged’s working life – from nurse to President of the ACTU to parliamentarian – has been about fighting for the rights of others. She is a strong voice for social justice, workers’ rights and universal healthcare inside Labor and the Parliament. Ged is a passionate advocate for the environment and throughout her career she has supported a humane response to refugees.
Ged was born and raised in Melbourne and lived in Cooper for over 25 years. Ged has four children, two stepdaughters and five much loved grandchildren.
Dr Karen DeSalvo is a physician executive working at the intersection of medicine, public health, and information technology whose career has focused on improving health and eliminating disparities. She leads a team of health professionals at Google who provide guidance for the development of inclusive research, products and services. She has been part of the Google COVID response team.
Before joining Google, Dr DeSalvo was National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Assistant Secretary for Health (Acting) in the Obama Administration. During her time at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr DeSalvo focused on creating a more consumer-oriented, transparent and value-based health system. Dr DeSalvo served as the New Orleans Health Commissioner following Hurricane Katrina. She was previously Vice Dean for Community Affairs and Health Policy at the Tulane School of Medicine where she was a practicing internal medicine physician, educator, researcher and leader. She serves on the Council of the National Academy of Medicine.
Toby Walsh is Chief Scientist of UNSW.AI, UNSW’s new AI Institute. He is a strong advocate for limits to ensure AI is used to improve our lives, having spoken at the UN, and to heads of state, parliamentary bodies, company boards and many others on this topic. This advocacy has led to him being “banned indefinitely” from Russia. He is a Fellow of the Australia Academy of Science, and was named on the international “Who’s Who in AI” list of influencers. He has written three books on AI for a general audience, the most recent is “Machines Behaving Badly: the morality of AI”.
Dr Martin Seneviratne is a doctor-turned-data scientist, bridging the divide between technology and healthcare. As a Senior Clinical Scientist with Google Health in London, Dr Seneviratne is an emerging leader in the nascent field of digital health, working on mobile tools and machine learning to improve the quality and accessibility of care.
Having undertaken both his undergraduate degree in Physics and his Medical degree at the University of Sydney, Dr Seneviratne was working as a junior doctor at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital when he made the decision to leap into the world of digital health. He’d felt first-hand the frustrations of outdated software systems, fragmented medical records, and broken lines of communication. So much of healthcare delivery, it seemed, was about getting the right information to the right person at the right time. While still at university, Dr Seneviratne developed an app to support task management across multidisciplinary clinical teams (WardConnect) and worked with the George Institute for Global Health on an app for community cardiovascular screening (HealthNavigator). Shortly after graduating, he was appointed to advisory roles with the Australian Digital Health Agency and the Australasian Institute of Digital Health. Then in 2016, he joined healthtech startup CancerAid – a ground-breaking app supporting cancer patients and their caregivers.
The more time Dr Seneviratne spent at the convergence of healthcare and technology, the more potential he saw in the community’s vision of a ‘learning health system’. In 2017, he began a two-year research masters in clinical informatics at Stanford University under the John Monash Scholarship, focusing on machine learning over hospital data. During his Masters, he was made a Digital Health Fellow at Stanford Medicine X – a think tank at the intersection of technology, design and healthcare – and quickly became a leading voice on translating machine learning to the bedside.
In 2019, Dr Seneviratne joined London-based AI research agency DeepMind as a Clinician Scientist, later merging with Google Health. His work today helps to shape the future of electronic health records – ranging from research on cutting-edge AI for hospital use-cases, through to lightweight mobile EHRs for community health care workers in low-resource settings.
Farah Magrabi is a Professor of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. She has a background in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering and is an expert in the design and evaluation of digital health and artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for clinicians and consumers.
Farah’s research seeks to investigate the clinical safety and effectiveness of digital health and AI technologies. She is internationally recognised as a leader in this area, and has made major contributions to documenting the patient safety risks of digital health by examining safety events in Australia, the USA and England. Her work has shaped policy and practice including a new specification by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TS 20405) for the surveillance and analysis of safety events.
Andrew is part of the global leadership team for HIMSS Analytics and leads Asia Pacific. He is currently working on digital health transformation projects across the region including in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, India, Hong Kong and Japan. Andrew has specific expertise in cyber security, digital health project design & benefits and maturity assessment of digital projects. He has spent 15 years working in the health, disability and aged care sectors, and has over 25 years’ domestic and international consulting experience, including 12 years as a Partner at BDO and Crowe. Andrew is also the founder and operator of Vixier, a data analytics and innovation business, and Kalico, a transparency app. These businesses provide innovative technology and data solutions to disability support services and aged care providers.
Lesley Hughes is Professor Emerita in Biology and Pro-Chancellor at Macquarie University. Her principal research interests have been the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems and the implications for conservation. She is a former Lead Author for the IPCC’s 4th and 5th Assessment Report, a former federal Climate Commissioner, a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, a Councillor with the Biodiversity Council of Australia, a Director of the Environmental Defenders Office, and a Councillor and Director of the Climate Council of Australia. She has recently been appointed as a member of the Climate Change Authority.
Dr Paula Otero is a Pediatrician at the Department of Medical Informatics, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Daniel McCabe joined the Department of Health and Aged Care in 2015. His current position is the First Assistant Secretary Medicare Benefits and Digital Health. Before this he was First Assistant Secretary of Benefits Integrity and Digital Health Division. Other public service positions he had held have included with the Department of Immigration and the Department of Defence.
Distinguished Laureate Prof. Nick Talley at the University of Newcastle is an NHMRC Leadership Fellow and Director of the Centre of Research Excellence in Digestive Health. He is a part time Senior Staff Specialist in Gastroenterology at John Hunter Hospital. Nick is a gastroenterologist who is considered a preeminent international authority in the field. His research interests and expertise include the pathophysiology of neurogastrointestinal disorders, biomarkers and therapeutics. Nick has an outstanding academic track record. He is among the most highly cited researchers in medicine in Australia with more than 136,000 citations. His recent work has focussed on the microbiome, low-grade inflammation and unexplained gut disorders. Nick is a Chief Investigator on several successfully completed NHMRC and NIH grants and has attracted funding worth more than A$17 million dollars in the last decade. He is regularly the recipient of investigator initiated pharmaceutical sponsored grants. Prestigious research awards include the Distinguished Research Prize from the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, NSW Excellence in Biological Sciences Prize, NSW Scientist of the Year 2018, and the Peter Wills Medal from Research Australia 2018. He has had a major interest in climate change and health, and public health advocacy in his leadership roles.
He is a Past President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, former Chair of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges, former Treasurer of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, Emeritus Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal of Australia, former Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Newcastle, former Chair of Medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida and the University of Sydney, and a current member of NHMRC Research Council.
Amanda Cattermole is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency, a role she commenced in September 2020.
Prior to this Amanda was the Chief Operating Officer at Services Australia (formerly the Department of Human Services). Amanda served as interim Chief Executive Officer during the 2019/20 bushfires season.
Amanda held several other senior roles at Services Australia, including an extended period as Deputy Secretary, Health and Aged Care, responsible for the delivery of more than $60 billion in annual payments and services to Australians under Medicare, the PBS and in the aged care sector.
Amanda has also held senior roles in the Commonwealth Departments of Treasury, Prime Minister and Cabinet and Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and the Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs.
Bettina has significant experience in digital transformation in the health sector and an extensive track record in delivering major reforms in complex regulatory and stakeholder environments. Prior to joining Healthdirect Australia, Bettina was the interim Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA), where she also held roles as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive General Manager for industry and government.
In her role as CEO at HealthDirect Australia Bettina ensures that Healthdirect Australia is operating optimally; with a highly engaged workforce, business resilience, capability engaging with risk, and exemplary governance, compliance and legal acumen.
Dr Juanita Fernando is Vice Char of the Australian Privacy Foundation. Dr Fernando’s research concerns clinical health informatics, data exchange standards and information security. Dr Fernando has developed an expertise in e-health and m-health tools and their contributions to workflow methodologies in the health sector.
Agus Rachmanto, is the Deputy Chief of the Digital Transformation Office at the Indonesian Ministry of Health.
Agus has more than 16 years of experience in Project Management & Digital Transformation, leading teams for both private and government parties. Currently, he and the digital office transformation team are building a health transformation in Indonesia.
Dr Philip Scott is Programme Director at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Chair of the British Computer Society’s health and care group and co-chair of the MCBK-UK steering group. He has worked on healthcare record structures and interoperability standards, clinical decision support and interdisciplinary theory in health informatics.
Kate is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the health care industry. She is skilled in government procurement, digital strategy, healthcare information technology (HIT), program development, change management and delivery. Kate is a strong business development professional with post graduate qualifications in Public Health from University of Sydney.
NT Cheung is the Head (IT & Health Informatics) of the Hospital Authority (HA). With the development of the Clinical Management System he has taken the 43 hospitals of the HA from a “green fields” situation to one where digital technology is ubiquitous in enabling better care. He also led the development of the territory-wide eHealth System integrating all parts of the healthcare ecosystem. His current work focuses on innovation and digital transformation to ensure the sustainability of healthcare in Hong Kong. NT has represented Hong Kong at the Global Health Digital Partnership since its inaugural Summit and is a fellow of both the IAHSI and AIDH.
Heather is a health informatician educator specialising in terminologies, data and standards, passionate about data quality and the safety of information systems in healthcare. Heather is an international leader in the development, implementation, management, and governance of terminologies, health data, education and standards.
Don Sweete is the guardian of SNOMED CT’s clinical terminology and has worked relentlessly to unite stakeholders across the international digital health sector, building and maintaining critical relationships with its 43 global Members and partners. Don joined SNOMED International in 2014 and brings more than 30 years of industry leadership and executive management experience to his role.
Dr Daniel Vreeman is a physical therapist, informatician, and serves as the Chief Standards Development Officer at HL7 International. His work aims to create a global health ecosystem where data is available with open standards that unlock the potential for information systems and applications to improve health decision-making and care.
Eza Hafeza is the Director of Clinical Terminology Development and Operations at the Regenstrief Institute, LOINC and Health Data Standards. She manages the terminology development team and oversees end-to-end terminology development processes internally. She also leads national collaboration projects with CMS, NLM, ONC, and FDA and international participation with JIC, WHO-FIC, SNOMED, and HL7 In the last 15 years prior to Regenstrief, Eza owned and led a consulting firm that provided informatics solutions and guided implementations in the healthcare field to multiple enterprises. Physician (by trade), informaticist and subject matter expert in Clinical terminology, and in progress working on MS in healthcare informatics. Before the Regenstrief Institute, she held a leadership position as Director of Medical informatics at Elimu (previously PSMI) and Team Lead of Convergent Medical Terminology team (CMT) at Kaiser Permanente.
Ed Hammond has provided vision and leadership in most aspects of health informatics for over fifty years. He has been engaged in AMIA, ACMI, IMIA, HL7 International, ISO TC 215, JIC, PAHO, IADB, and various US Government activities over the years.
Liz Salmi is a Citizen Scientist and Patient Informatician, and currently the Communications & Patient Initiatives Director for OpenNotes at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In this role, Liz aims to better understand the changing nature of patient-clinician communication in an age of increasing health information transparency. She does this by working alongside clinicians, hospitals, health systems, researchers, and most importantly, in partnership with patient advocates.
Over the last 15 years Liz has been: a research subject; an advisor in patient stakeholder groups; a leader in patient engagement research initiatives; and an innovator, educator and investigator in international education and research projects. Today her work focuses on involving patients and care partners in the co-design of research and research dissemination.
In 2021, Liz and colleagues were awarded a $12.8 million Center Grant from the National Cancer Institute to determine optimal methods for patient enrollment in a cancer registry—designed in partnership with patients.
It is rumored Liz was the drummer in a punk rock band.
Perfectly positioned in Sydney’s CBD, Hilton Sydney offers contemporary design and unpretentious luxury. With unparalleled connectivity to the city’s best shopping, dining, tourism experiences and transport routes. A true icon of Sydney hospitality, Hilton Sydney is the ideal city base for business and leisure travellers alike.
12 minute walk from ICC Sydney
t: (+61) 2 9266 2000w: www.hiltonsydney.com.au
Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour is located in the heart of Darling Harbour and adjacent to Asia Pacific’s premier integrated convention, exhibition & entertainment precinct, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC). Whether staying to attend a conference, exhibition or concert at the ICC, the venue can be safely accessed via the Novotel car park, exit ibis and walk over to Novotel, from the exit follow the signage to the Convention Light Rail station. Take the elevator and stairs to the ground floor level, cross the light rail platform and the ICC will be right in front of you.
Rates from $260 per room per night, including breakfast in Ibis Kitchen.
10 minute walk from ICC Sydney
t: +61 2 9563 0888e: [email protected]w: www.ibisdarlingharbour.com.au
Escape to a world of ultimate relaxation, romance and waterfront sophistication, nestled in the heart of Darling Harbour. With Sydney’s vibrant playground at your doorstep and the International Convention Centre just across the street, revel in the epitome of luxury with unparalleled 5-star service and world-class facilities. Boasting 590 expansive rooms and suites complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and French bathroom amenities, indulge in the stunning outdoor infinity pool, state-of-the-art gym overlooking the city skyline, luxurious SPA and exclusive top-floor Executive Lounge. Savour the French way of life with four vibrant bars and restaurants, including the award-winning Champagne Bar. Experience pure indulgence in Sydney.
Rates from $385 per night.
t: (+61) 2 8388 8888w: www.sofitelsydneydarlingharbour.com.au
Dr Louise Schaper is an innovator and a change agent who doesn’t sit still and whose passion and enthusiasm for digital health and health informatics is contributing to shaping the future of Australian healthcare. Her appointment as CEO came on the back of 10+ years of experience in, and applied passion for, health informatics. With a background as an occupational therapist and a PhD on technology acceptance amongst healthcare professionals, Louise is a world leader in allied health informatics and is intimately connected to Australia’s substantial health reform efforts, where digital health is a key enabler to achieving high quality, safe, sustainable and patient-centred care.
In addition to her leadership of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, Louise was on the Advisory Board for Stanford Medicine X 2013 conference, was part of the Australian Digital Health Agency’s Clinical Leads team and previously chaired the E-Health International Advisory Group of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
With a degree in Biology and Master’s degrees in Health Economics and Health Management, Pol Pérez has developed his entire career in Health technology. Starting as a health IT consultant, he soon joined up the public health service in Catalonia. He then occupied different positions as IT manager in health providers and in 2014 he got promoted as a IT Systems Director for the Institut Català de la Salut.
Nowadays, he is in charge of coordinate and manage the IT healthcare and digital health policies as IT General Coordinator for the Ministry of Health of Catalonia and as IT Systems Director for the Catalan Health Service.
Currently Dr Al-Shorbaji is engaged in consulting works on a freelance basis and is a part-time lecturer at the Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics (PLRI), a joint institute of the Technische Universität Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig) and of Hanover Medical School in Germany (MHH)
Mr Ian Burgess is currently the CEO of the Medical Technology Association of Australia the national association representing companies in the medical device industry.
Previously, the CEO of the Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch) the peak membership body representing dentists in NSW and the ACT, providing continuing education, member services and advocacy to support dentists and promote oral health.
Burgess was CEO of the Ortho Group Pty Limited (OGL) a privately owned health business, comprising orthopaedic and sports medicine consulting and surgery, a hospital and a day surgery, radiology centres and medical supplies businesses.
Between 2007 – 2010 CEO of the Australian Orthopaedic Association Limited (AOA): Membership body representing orthopaedic surgeons, providing specialist training, continuing education and advocacy on behalf of the orthopaedic profession.
He holds an MBA from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University.
He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a non-executive director of Red Nose Ltd and SIDS and Kids (ACT) Ltd.
Professor Enrico Coiera is Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, and Foundation Professor in Medical Informatics, Macquarie University. Trained in medicine with a computer science PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI), he has a research background in industry and academia, with a strong international research reputation.
Professor Coiera spent 10 years at the prestigious Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories, Bristol, UK, where he led numerous health technology projects and has overseen the development and trial of multiple e-Health interventions. He leads the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Digital Health, is Lead Investigator on the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Digital Health and holds a NHMRC Leadership Investigator grant.
Professor Coiera founded and leads the Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (AAAiH). He was awarded the François Grémy Award by the International Medical Informatics Association in 2015, and was named the Australian Field Leader in Medical Informatics in 2021. In 2017, he was one of ~100 scientists worldwide elected as a Foundation Member of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics.
Professor Coiera was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in 2018, and a Member of the International Academy of Quality and Safety in Healthcare in 2020. His textbook Guide to Health Informatics 3rd edition is widely used internationally, translated into several languages. He has >350 publications, >21,000 citations in Google Scholar.
Rachel has over 25 years’ experience in the UK NHS, academia, management consulting and technology industry. For the last five years she has been CEO of the NHS Digital Academy for the UK. In recent years she has also led the Arch collaborative global for KLAS research and supported the big 4 in consulting in Australia, New Zealand, US, Europe and low to middle income countries.
Rachel offers specific expertise in digitising the workforce, the science of successful health technology deployment and open data. She is part of the open standards community and recently was voted to represent individual members and a deputy chair of the OpenEHR CIC , the global board for OpenEHR standards.
Until 2019 Rachel was Director of Digital at Salford NCA Group in the NHS where she achieved the top Digital Maturity under the DMA index which supported the organisations double outstanding CQC quality rating. She has extensive experience in all care settings, regional digitisation and with setting up real world evidence systems for clinical trials. In previous roles she has been a customer of the Dedalus PAS, theatres and clinical systems.
Dr Najeeb Al-Shorbaji is an international expert with over 37 years of experience in national, regional and the United Nations system in knowledge management, eHealth, health information systems, medical infomactics, medical librarianship, electronic publishing and database management.
Jessica DaMassa has emerged as the ‘it girl’ of health tech interviewing. She brings an enthusiastic, fun, charming style, a ton of knowledge, and plenty of tough questions to her hosting of conferences, interviews, and shows focused on health technology and the business of health innovation. With more than 1,000 interviews in six years, Jessica is the ‘girl to know’ to meet ‘who’s who’ and find out ‘what’s what’ in healthcare innovation and technology. Her current project, ‘WTF Health – What’s the Future, Health?’ is an interview series that has taken her around the world to literally ask everyone everywhere about the future of health – and WTF is wrong with it right now. Jessica is also host of ‘CVS Health Live’ an innovation series put out by US mega-healthcare brand CVS Health. She got her start working for healthcare payer on its innovation team
At Kimpton Margot Sydney, one of Sydney’s most exquisite Art Deco buildings has been reinvented to create a dynamic destination that is so much more than a place to rest your head. Located in the edgy south corner of the city, Sydney’s best shopping, entertainment and fashion-forward neighbourhoods are a stone’s throw away. Inside, thoughtfully designed rooms offer the comforts of your home, at ours, while grand patterns, plush furnishings and botanical displays create a harmoniously eclectic hideaway amid the hustle-bustle. Eateries in tasteful spaces dish up flavours for the ages, and a treasure trove of art and pop-up events evoke the best of the locale. Upstairs, a rooftop pool that hums with the sounds of the Harbour City.
Rates from $340 per night.
t: +61 2 8027 8000w: www.kimptonmargotsydney.com/
Rydges World Square won Superior Hotel of the Year 2019 at the Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence. Feel right at home when checking into Rydges World Square Sydney and enjoy our convenient location in the Central Business District. Our world-class Sydney accommodation and services raise the standard of hospitality while providing easy access to the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay and the city’s financial precinct.
The Sydney CBD hotel is 20 minutes from Sydney Airport (SYD). Premier shopping and dining options abound for leisure and business travelers alike. We are now offering free WI-FI in all our guest rooms, bar, restaurant and public areas. Staying for multiple nights? You have the opportunity to opt out of your room being cleaned each day. Choose our Go Green option to make the Eco-Friendly choice to receive a $10 Food & Beverage credit. Self car parking is available at the Hotel. Please note parking incurs an additional charge of $65 a night. Please see the remaining parking instructions via the link Rydges World Square Parking Map.
Rates from $259 per night.
t: +61 2 8268 1888e: [email protected]w: www.rydges.com/accommodation/sydney-nsw/world-square-sydney-cbd/
Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is located in the heart of Darling Harbour and adjacent to Asia Pacific’s premier integrated convention, exhibition & entertainment precinct, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC). Whether staying to attend a conference, exhibition or concert at the ICC, the venue can be safely accessed via the hotel car park, exit the hotel and follow the signage to the Convention Light Rail station. Take the elevator and stairs to the ground floor level, cross the light rail platform and the ICC will be right in front of you.
Rates from $310 per night, including breakfast in The Ternary.
t: +61 2 9934 0000e: [email protected]w: www.novoteldarlingharbour.com.au/
Located adjacent to Darling Harbour in Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD), our hotel is a haven of relaxation for the business or leisure traveller. As Sydney’s largest premium hotel, Hyatt Regency Sydney boasts 878 guestrooms, dining experiences and 4,000 sq m of flexible meeting and event space. We invite you to enjoy an unparalleled Australian getaway.
Rates from $330 per night.
t: +61 2 8099 1234e: [email protected]w: www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/australia/hyatt-regency-sydney/sydrs
Pier One Sydney Harbour is a repurposed Heritage building, built on and over the water, celebrating a unique maritime history. Newly refurbished rooms in 2019 offer five star comfort and style. Centrally located in the heart of The Rocks & Walsh Bay, directly next to the base of The Sydney Harbour Bridge and looking out over the stunning waters of Sydney Harbour and Walsh Bay.
11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000
t: +61 2 8298 9999e: [email protected]w: www.pieronesydneyharbour.com.au
Nas Campanella is the ABC’s disability affairs reporter.
Nas started her career at the ABC as a cadet journalist in Sydney in 2011 before working as a regional reporter in Bega on the New South Wales far south coast. She then spent seven years working as a newsreader, reporter and senior producer for triple j and other ABC platforms. Nas has also undertaken projects with ABC International Development, running initiatives for people living with disability across the Pacific.
Nas lost her sight when she was six months old. Nas also has a sensitivity condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth which means she can’t read Braille.
Nas also works as an MC and public speaker, presenting at schools, conferences and charity fundraisers on topics such as inclusive education, adaptive technology, accessibility and supporting women to climb the corporate ladder. Nas has supported young people with vision impairments to transition into mainstream schooling. She also works as a mentor to people with disabilities and mental illness.
Her strong interest in travel has seen her publish articles with Lonely Planet and the Sydney Morning Herald. She’s also given advice on accessible travel to members of the tourism industry.
In 2022 Nas became a mother for the first time and this experienced has empowered her to share her journey of preparing for motherhood when you also live with disability including the supports and services available, the pregnancy journey and overcoming prejudice.
In 2016 Nas was part of a Disability Empowerment Skills Exchange in Fiji where she worked in a media communications and advocacy role with the Spinal Injury Association in Suva. During the month-long exchange, Nas devised a social media strategy for the organisation, assisted in the design and launch of a disability awareness training program for the United Nations and ran workshops in public speaking, press release writing and interview skills.
The Ultimo offers a range of boutique hotel rooms in the heart of Sydney’s Chinatown district. Situated right on the doorstep of the CBD, The Ultimo is within walking distance of countless attractions including Darling Harbour, ICC Sydney, the Star Casino, Oxford Street, and the Powerhouse Museum. Our rooms are just what you need for that short getaway. The historic architecture has been retained making these rooms a joy to stay in. Best of all they come with our usual features; comfy bed, fresh air from windows that open or air-con, flat screen.
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Rates from $269 per night.
8 minute walk from ICC Sydney
t: +61 2 9281 5555e: [email protected]w: https://www.independentcollection.com.au/accommodation/sydney-nsw/the-ultimo-hotel/
Book a stay at Rydges Sydney Central and find yourself surrounded by elegance from the moment you enter our hotel lobby, where you will be greeted by the soothing sight of our in-ground Koi pond. This conveniently located hotel is in Surry Hills, next to Central Station, adjacent to Sydney’s bustling City and minutes away from popular attractions.
Check in and experience our warm and friendly staff as you take advantage of our recently refurbished accommodation rooms, boasting modern comforts and thoughtful amenities including flat screen TV’s and free WI-FI. Spend the night on our cosy dream beds and wake up feeling well rested and refreshed.
Rates from $249 per night
15 minute walk from ICC Sydney
t: +61 2 9289 0000e: [email protected]w: www.rydges.com/accommodation/sydney-nsw/sydney-central/
Four Points by Sheraton offers an uncomplicated modern style with genuine friendly service, and is complimented by the surrounding art, architecture and history of the Chippendale neighbourhood. Opening our doors in August 2018, the hotel is within one of the fastest growing and most beautiful green spaces on the CBD fringe of Sydney. You’ll love our great location, where we are just steps from public transport including the historical Central Station within a 6 minute walk to get you in, around, and across town. Sydney’s international and domestic airports can be reached within 20 minutes. The hotel’s distinct design incorporates the highest standards of green and sustainable technology, recently being awarded with a 4 star Energy rating and a 6 star Water rating by the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS). There are endless street dining options all within a 1-3 minute walk including Kensington Street and Spice Alley. Central Park Mall is just 70m from the hotel, providing access to Woolworths and Priceline Chemist, additional specialty stores, and Palace Cinemas, with ‘Chippendale Green’, the Park itself, also just 70m from the hotel which is ideal for guests to stretch their legs, throw a Frisbee, and enjoy the sunshine. We offer 297 bright and welcoming guest rooms and suites with comforts of home, complimentary use of our 24hour fitness centre, along with Central Quarter Restaurant for breakfast, or kick back and relax in Malt Bar, and enjoy a great selection of locally craft beers from our Best Brews programme.
18 minute walk from ICC Sydney
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The Capitol Hotel Sydney is the stylish new addition to Haymarket. Find us next to one of Australia’s only surviving atmospheric theatres, the heritage-listed Capitol Theatre.
Our esteemed guests will make their entrance under the grand chandelier. From there, we’ll meet at reception and you’ll have the option to use our self-check-in kiosks. Boasting 95 show stopping new rooms, a 45 seat restaurant, bar, and custom art prints throughout, our hotel celebrates the performing arts history and future of the precinct. Whether you’re bringing the family, booking for a work function, or staying for the pre-show atmosphere — drop in and explore Sydney city from the very centre.
Features & amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, room service, restaurant & bar, family rooms and 24-hour reception.
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9 minute walk from ICC Sydney
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Dr. Brian Chapman is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. A native of the United States, he has lived in Australia since 2019. By training, Brian is a medical informaticist, by interest an armchair philosopher, by temperament an artist, and by necessity an experienced patient. A survivor of two childhood cancers as well as two adult cancers, Brian’s experiences as a patient have shaped his work as a teacher and a researcher. At the same time, his training as an informaticist has shaped his experiences as a patient. He is passionate about empowering consumers to be informed and knowledgeable pilots of their healthcare
The Holiday Inn Darling Harbour is perfectly located at the southern end of Sydney’s CBD, within a short walk to the city’s popular Darling Harbour, Darling Square, and the International Convention Centre (ICC). The Holiday Inn Darling Harbour has the best that Sydney has to offer right at its door. We look forward to welcoming you to Darling Harbour very soon.
Rates from $245 per night
Block Code: PH5
5 minute walk from ICC Sydney
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Ashley previously worked in IT Security and Infrastructure, and also as an IT Journalist for several publications, both online and in print. In late 2019 Ashley was diagnosed with acute renal failure and went through quite a long and complicated journey towards recovery and eventually a kidney/pancreas transplant
Sari and Ashley McKinnon have been together for over 30 years and Sari has worked across the digital health space even longer. At the end of 2019 Ashley was admitted to ICU and from that point life changed. Ashley suffered acute renal failure which needed a pancreas and kidney transplant. While Ashley focussed on recovery, Sari saw the challenges patients faced across the healthcare system. Through a carer’s lense she recognised the tremendous potential that digital health capabilities could deliver to improve the healthcare experience for patients, their cares and care providers. All of a sudden the value of digitally enabled co-ordination and information sharing across healthcare became very real.
Dr. Osama Elhassan carries more 25 years of experience in digital transformation and advanced computing. He co-founded ZIMAM in 2016 to promote digital health across GCC countries, through continuous education and competency-based career-paths development. He is also an elected board of member of several local, regional and international Scientific and non-for-profit organizations such as Emirates Health Informatics Society, the Middle East and North Africa Health Informatics Society and the Roaster of Healthcare IT Experts at World Health Organization.
Osama contributes to academia through his adjunct lecturer role at the Higher Colleges of Technology. He also serves as a Health Informatics specialist at Dubai Health Authority. He is specialized in software architecture, systems integration and domain-specific modelling and cognitive AI.
Dr Elhassan obtained a PhD in Software Engineering from University of Leicester and an MSc in Advanced Computing from Imperial College in UK
Professor Raina MacIntyre is a physician and epidemiologist, and Head of the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute, UNSW. She leads a research program in control and prevention of epidemics, pandemics and bioterrorism. She has extensive field experience of outbreak investigation. She developed EPIWATCH, an AI-driven epidemic observatory that harnesses open-source data and has proven capability in early detection of epidemics. The suite of EPWATCH tools includes EPIRISK, a real-time risk analysis tool for epidemics.
She has over 450 peer reviewed publications and leads a NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Airborne Threats to Health. She has received many awards including the Sir Henry Wellcome Medal and Prize from the Association of Military Surgeons of the US for her risk assessment research on bioterrorism and the 2022 Eureka Prize for Leadership & Innovation in Science. She is the author of Dark Winter – an insider’s guide to pandemics and biosecurity (2022)
Dr. Denis Newman-Griffis (they/them) is a Lecturer in Data Science at the University of Sheffield and a member of the UK Young Academy. Their work investigates the principles, processes, and practices that inform the development of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, and how transdisciplinary design thinking can help reduce and manage bias in AI systems.
They bring their work into practice at the intersection of disability and data science, and have developed AI systems for analysing information on disability experience as well as critical tools to understand how AI materialises disability. They aim to bring together diverse voices to drive disability-led design of AI and data systems and develop more inclusive, person-centred ways of working with disability data. Denis was recognized with the American Medical Informatics Association’s Doctoral Dissertation Award and is an active advocate for LGBTQIA+ support and inclusion in STEM.
Gillian Mason is a proudly disabled physiotherapist researcher, patient representative, disability inclusion advocate and science communicator. She brings a dual patient-clinician perspective to the design and implementation of research. She explores how technologies can contribute to more efficient and intuitive healthcare, rehabilitation and living, as it intersects with healthcare when there’s chronic illness to manage.
At Hunter Medical Research Institute, as Consumer and Community Involvement Lead, she provides strategic advice, training and mentorship around patient and public involvement in healthcare research, and manages the Research Register. She is a member of the Australian Department of Health’s Health Technology Assessment Consumer Consultative Committee, and a Consumer Representative member of the Medical Services Advisory Committee.
Gillian is honoured to serve as a Board member of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health and, in that capacity, thrilled to be able to welcome you to MedInfo in Sydney!
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3 minute walk from ICC Sydney
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After initially qualifying as a biochemist, Grahame accidentally landed a job in a clinical laboratory as a clinical chemist, and fell in love with working in healthcare. Since then, Grahame has held a variety of roles:
Currently, Grahame is HL7’s Product Director for “FHIR” – the leading healthcare data exchange standard of the future. In that role, Grahame is responsible the growth and governance of the community that develops the FHIR specification, managing the corporate and government relationships around it, and acting as the lead editor for the specification.
Grahame has won many awards for his contributions to the community, notably from AIDH (the Don Walker for effectiveness in Health Informatics).
Dr Alain Labrique is the Director for the Department of Digital Health and Innovation at the World Health Organization. He is the founding director of the Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative and Editor-in-Chief for the Oxford Open Digital Health journal. An infectious disease and population epidemiologist, he served until September of 2022 as Professor and the inaugural Associate Chair for Research in Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Alain has led research in maternal, neonatal, and infant health in resource limited settings and was recognized as one of the Top 11 mHealth Innovators in 2011. He served as a lead author on the 2012 Bellagio Declaration on mHealth Evidence. In 2018, he was awarded the Excellence in International Public Health Practice Award and a Distinguished Alumnus award from Johns Hopkins University.
Alain has authored over 150 publications in high-impact journals, as well as many book chapters and technical reports on Digital Health and Emerging Infectious Diseases. His frameworks for Digital Health remains among the most cited. Alain has served as a Technical Advisor to several international and global health agencies and Ministries of Health, was the Chair of the WHO Digital Health Guidelines Development Group and a member of the WHO Digital Health Roster of Experts.
Helen Bevan is Chief Transformation Officer with the Horizons team, a group of internal change agents within the English National Health Service. Helen has been a leader of large scale change, improvement activist, thought leader and innovator within the NHS for more than 30 years. She has led and facilitated many nationwide initiatives to improve care, including in cancer services, urgent and emergency care and services for people living with dementia, involving many thousands of NHS people and people who use services. She acts as an advisor and teacher to leaders of health and healthcare in many other countries.
Helen has an ability to connect directly with thousands of frontline staff and patient leaders. She is one of the top social influencers in healthcare globally, reaching more than a million people each month through her social media connections, virtual presentations, commentaries, and blogs.