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.
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)
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.
10 minute walk from ICC Sydney
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.
Please select dates and enter Block code HELMSB0723
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
t: +61 2 8288 8888w: www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/sydcf-four-points-by-sheraton-sydney-central-park/overview/
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.
Please select dates and enter Block code 0723HELMSB
9 minute walk from ICC Sydney
t: +61 2 9069 5540e: [email protected]w: www.independentcollection.com.au/accommodation/sydney-nsw/the-capitol-hotel
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
t: +61 2 92910200e: [email protected]w: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/sydney/syddh/hoteldetail
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!
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.
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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.