HITH 2021 Speakers

The Hospital in the Home Society Australasia 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting Committee is pleased to have the following speakers presenting at the 13th Annual Scientific Meeting. More to come soon.

  • Anthony Dombkins

    ACT Health Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

  • Ben Wakeling

    Emergency Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • David Routledge

  • Joanna Lawrence

  • Karyn Cuthbert

  • Leanne Ovington

    Director of Nursing and Midwifery | Moruya and Batemans Bay Hospitals

  • Michel Calmon

    CEO of 60 year old Fondation Santé Hospital at Home Service, Vice President of HAH French Federation (FNEHAD), France

Anthony Dombkins

ACT Health Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Anthony Dombkins until appointed the ACT Health Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer in January 2021 was the Director Nursing and Midwifery, Northern Sydney Local Health District.  Anthony Dombkins graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1987 and holds postgraduate clinical certificates in Renal and Transplantation Nursing and Intensive Care Nursing, as well as a Masters, Health Management (UNE).  Anthony Dombkins has held a variety of senior health management positions within the public and private health sectors across NSW.   In June 2014, Anthony Dombkins was appointed an Adjunct Professor – Nursing with the University of Sydney and the Australian Catholic University.  Anthony Dombkins was a member of the Clinical Excellence Commission Advisory Board and a Board Director for Stewart House.

Ben Wakeling

Emergency Clinical Nurse Specialist

Ben is an Emergency Clinical Nurse Specialist & experienced health system program manager previously leading whole of system improvement projects. Ben is now responsible for multiple HRT Programs and related online analytical tool development including HITH but also Sub Acute, Finance & Costing and Emergency.

David Routledge

Dr David Routledge is a UK Trained Clinical Haematologist, who is currently a Consultant at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, as well as the University Hospital Geelong. His specialist interests include myeloma and bone marrow transplantation, especially incorporating home based cancer therapy. David also has an avid interest in drug development, completing a degree in Pharmacology and leading clinical trials, as well as publishing in journals and presenting in his field.

Joanna Lawrence

Dr Joanna Lawrence is a paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.  She works clinically in Hospital in the Home, General Medicine and the Complex Asthma Service. Alongside this she works with the Electronic Medical Record team and as the Virtual Health Medical Lead.  She is passionate about sustainable health care, keeping children in their own homes when possible and reducing waste.

Karyn Cuthbert

Leanne Ovington

Director of Nursing and Midwifery | Moruya and Batemans Bay Hospitals

Leanne Ovington is the Director of Nursing and Midwifery for Moruya and Batemans Bay Hospitals, Eurobodalla Health Service on the South Coast of NSW, leading the Eurobodalla nursing and midwifery team to provide high level nursing care.  She has enhanced the role of HITH in the Eurobodalla by expanding the professional role of the nurse, developing a nurse-led PICC insertion model and increased the capacity of the HITH program by converting inpatient beds to virtual beds.  Leanne is committed to developing the role of the nurse, leading nursing staff to be the best they can be.

Michel Calmon

CEO of 60 year old Fondation Santé Hospital at Home Service, Vice President of HAH French Federation (FNEHAD), France

Michel CALMON holds a Doctorate in Law and is also a graduate of the Bordeaux Institute of Political Studies and the National School of Public Health. After having served as deputy director at the Bordeaux University Hospital (1984-1989), then as deputy to the General Delegate of the Fédération Hospitalière de France (1990-1997), he directed the Center Hospitalier de Chartres for ten years ( 1998-2007), then for four and a half years the Regional Hospital Center of La Réunion, which he led the transformation into University Hospital (2007-2012). After having exercised for three years the functions of General Councilor of health establishments at Social Affairs Ministery Inspection (2012-2015), he is CEO of the Fondation Santé Service since April 2015. He also assumes the functions of Vice-President of FNEHAD (National Federation of hospital at home).

Publications:
Treaty on Medical and Hospital Law (Lexis-Nexis Editions): fascicles on the hospital public service, hospital doctors, hospital organization and management

When
11 - 12 November 2021

Where

Hotel Realm
18 National Circuit, Canberra ACT 2600

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