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International Keynote Speaker

The Hospital in the Home Society Australasia 2019 Conference Organising Committee is pleased to have the following speakers presenting at the 12th Annual Scientific Meeting:

  • A/Prof Laurens Manning

    Associate Professor, University of Western Australia

  • Dr James Williamson

    Assistant Director of Clinical Excellence, Department of Health

  • Dr Linda DeCherrie

    Professor, Clinical Director, Mount Sinai at Home, New York

  • Dr Michael Young

    Director, Hospital In Your Home

  • Matthew Skinner

    Head of Infectious Diseases, Medical Co-Director for the Medical Division, SCGH

  • Michelle Horsnell

    Manager - Hospital in the Home, Post acute Care and the Chronic Disease Services Cabrini Health, VIC

  • Monica Murray

    Manager HiTH & Ambulatory Services, Western NSW Local Health District

  • Penelope Bryant

    Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Medical Lead, Hospital-in-the-Home, The Royal Children's Hospital

  • Professor Brian Dolan

    Director, Health Service 360

  • Rishelle Hume

    Manager, Aboriginal Employment Strategy at Chevron Australia

A/Prof Laurens Manning

Associate Professor, University of Western Australia

A/Prof Laurens Manning is an infectious diseases physician and researcher based in Perth. He has a diverse set of research portfolios that include antimicrobial pharmacology, malaria, tropical paediatrics, diabetic foot disease, C. difficile infection and peri-prosthetic joint infections.

Dr James Williamson

Assistant Director of Clinical Excellence, Department of Health

James Williamson is Assistant Director General of the Western Australian Health Department leading the Clinical Excellence Division. After graduating in medicine from Edinburgh University he completed his PhD at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute before returning for post-doctoral training in stem cell biology and gene targeting.  He then specialised in scleroderma and pulmonary hypertension, conducting the first human trial of an endothelin receptor antagonist in Sydney.  In Perth he introduced acute medical units, established the WA Drug Evaluation Panel and was appointed Clinical Lead for the State eHealth Program and the Musculoskeletal Health Network. As Medical Co-Director at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital he had oversight of the hospital-in-the-home program and the residential care line.

Dr Linda DeCherrie

Professor, Clinical Director, Mount Sinai at Home, New York

Dr. DeCherrie’s professional passion is home based medical care.  She studied at the University of Chicago for both undergraduate and medical school.  Dr. DeCherrie completed her internal medicine residency at Boston University.  She completed her fellowship in Geriatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  She is the Clinical Director of Mount Sinai at Home, which is a service line at the Mount Sinai Health System that includes multiple home based programs including the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, Hospitalization at Home and Rehabilitation at Home programs.  Dr. DeCherrie’s interests include resident education in geriatrics and home care as well as systems and policy implications for Home Based care of all types.

Dr Michael Young

Director, Hospital In Your Home

With a background in Rural Medicine, Dr Young has transferred his knowledge of acute and community based medicine to the development of a regional Hospital in the Home Service in North Queensland.  He is a passionate advocate for the service and has been involved in developing an innovative service model that prides itself in providing patient focused, innovative and safe care in the home.  He is a director of Hospital in Your Home which has been incorporated to provide contracted in home acute and palliative health care which is safe, sustainable and patient focused.  In his spare time he is a father to 4 children and competes in Ironman triathlon.

Matthew Skinner

Head of Infectious Diseases, Medical Co-Director for the Medical Division, SCGH

Matthew is a general and infectious diseases physician working in Perth. He trained in Melbourne, obtaining his undergraduate degree in 1996. Travel and volunteer work in Africa prior to 2000 sparked an interest in infectious diseases, especially HIV. Training was undertaken in Melbourne, before completing his fellowship in Perth in 2008. He returned to WA in 2012 to take up a post at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He is currently the Head of Infectious Diseases at SCGH and Medical Co-Director for the Medical Division at SCGH.

Michelle Horsnell

Manager - Hospital in the Home, Post acute Care and the Chronic Disease Services Cabrini Health, VIC

Currently employed at Cabrini Health in Victoria as the Manager of Hospital in the Home, Post acute Care and the Chronic Disease Services. Michelle is currently studying a Masters in Health Management at Murdoch University. Michelle holds particular interest in community care delivery and Safety and Quality in this setting.

Monica Murray

Manager HiTH & Ambulatory Services, Western NSW Local Health District

Currently employed by a rural & remote health district in Western NSW in an Integrated Care Project Management role.  Priority district initiatives to expand hospital substitution models and deliver more acute care in the community in the last five years have included setting up Ambulatory Care clinics in rural facilities, expanding the number of rural health facilities offering Hospital in the Home from three to nine, and trialling remote tele-home monitoring services. A current project is implementing after-hours nurse-led clinics in three Base hospitals supported by a virtual GP service.

Background in Nursing, Midwifery, Child & Family Health, Community Health Management and more recently project change management. Professional interest in research, public health, change management and rural/remote health.

Penelope Bryant

Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Medical Lead, Hospital-in-the-Home, The Royal Children's Hospital

Penelope Bryant is Head of Hospital-in-the-Home at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and paediatric representative of the HITH Society. She is a general paediatrician and ID physician and has been the medical lead of HITH since 2011, overseeing its expansion from 16 to 52 beds. Penelope leads paediatric HITH research to support current and evolving practice, and was awarded the 2016 Victorian Healthcare Award for Improving Patient Care through research. She is passionate about getting children home as expertly as possible and is keen to push the boundaries of care that we can give at home.

Professor Brian Dolan

Director, Health Service 360

Brian Dolan has a background in emergency and mental health nursing and works in the UK, Australia and NZ. He has published over 70 papers and is author/editor of seven books, mainly on emergency care. He originated a global social #EndPJparalysis to encourage patients to get up, dressed and moving, especially while in hospital. 

Rishelle Hume

Manager, Aboriginal Employment Strategy at Chevron Australia

Rishelle Hume is the Manager, Aboriginal Employment Strategy Chevron Australia.

A proud Noongar Woman with traditional ties to the Whadjuk, Ballardong and Gnaala Karla Boodja peoples and a proud mother of 3 children. She is also the direct descendent and granddaughter of the highly respected Noongar Wadjuk Elders, Mr Patrick and Ms Lorna Hume who spent their lives tirelessly promoting Aboriginal Rights and his Noongar culture. Following in her grandparent’s footsteps, she has successfully and inspirationally devoted her working life to the advancement of Aboriginal people and the Noongar culture.

Rishelle has over 25 years’ experience in Aboriginal engagement ranging from employment, education, justice and health and is actively involved in the Aboriginal community within the Perth region as the following:

  • Chairperson of the Mandjah Boodjah Aboriginal Corporation;
  • Co-Chairperson of the Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute;
  • Noongar Charitable Trust Advisory Council Member;
  • Ambassador of the EON Foundation;
  • Director – Australia Day Council WA;
  • Director – Ronald McDonald House Charities WA;
  • Director – Little Athletics WA; and
  • UNESCO Commissioner of Culture for Australia.

When
13 - 15 November 2019

Where

Crown Perth
Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100

 

Key Dates

27 September 2019

Deadline for Early Bird Registration

13 November 2019
Conference Commences

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