Plenary Speakers

Dr Tarek Razek
Trauma, General Surgeon, Intensivist and Associate Chief of Surgery, Montreal General Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, McGill University

Prof Zsolt Balogh
Professor of Surgery, John Hunter Hospital


Dr Victoria Brazil
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Bond University and Gold Coast Health

Prof Belinda Gabbe
Head of Pre-hospital, Emergency and Trauma Research, NHMRC Leadership Fellow, Monash University

Heidi Hotz
Trauma Program Manager, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Prof Michael Kidd AM
Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Principal Medical Advisor, Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

A/Prof Chris Morrey
First Vice President, Australian Orthopaedic Association

Darryl O’Callaghan
Multi-Trauma Survivor and Business Professional

Liz Crowe
Wellbeing Officer (Counsellor, Coach, Consultant and Educator), Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Dr Eve Purdy
Emergency Physician and Applied Anthropologist, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Services

Dr Robb Orr
Associate Professor of Physiotherapy, Bond University

Shaun Drummond
Acting Director-General, Queensland Health


Dr Tony Joseph
Emergency Physician, University of Sydney

Past President, ATS

Dr Ben Meadley
Improvement Lead – MICA, and Intensive Care Flight Paramedic, Ambulance Victoria

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Monash University

Dr Bharti Khurana
Founder & Director, Trauma Imaging Research and Innovation Center
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Dr Christina Ekegren
Senior Research Fellow in the Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living (RAIL) Research Centre, Monash University

Dr Jodie-Kate Williams
General Surgeon and Director of Trauma and Burns, National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre

Dr Elizabeth Dick
Consultant Radiologist and Professor of Practice (Radiology), Imperial College NHS Trust Queen Mary’s Hospital

Georgina Fraser
Paramedic and Interoperability Liaison Officer, London Fire Brigade

Helen Jowett
Trauma Program Manager, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
President, ATS

Julie Hughes
Critical Care Paramedic, Queensland Ambulance Service

Kathryn Marshall
Occupational Therapist, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Dr Martie Botha
Consultant Trauma Service, Royal Adelaide Hospital
Emergency Physician, Flinders Medical Centre

Matthew Scott
Trauma Nurse Navigator, Gold Coast University Hospital

Prof Michael Reade
Head of the Mayne Academy of Critical Care, University of Queensland
Immediate Past President, ATS

Nicole Kelly
Trauma Service Nursing Director, Royal Adelaide Hospital

Dr Rebecca Schroll
Consultant Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon, Auckland District
Health Board

Dr Maria Brand
Non-SET General Surgery Registrar, Middlemore Hospital

Siobhan Isles
National Programme Director, New Zealand Trauma Network

Matt Sawyer
Paediatric Trauma Nurse Specialist, Starship Child Health, Auckland District Health Board

Sandra Garner
Director, Queensland Ambulance Service Mental Health Response

Ben Gardiner
Project Manager, Queensland Trauma Data Collection, Statewide Trauma Clinical Network
Trauma Registry Consultant, National Trauma Research Institute (GC)
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Griffith University

Dr Natalie May
Specialist in Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine, Sydney HEMS
Emergency Medicine, St George Hospital
Neonatal and Paediatric Transport (NETS) and the Trauma Service, Royal North Shore Hospital

A/Prof Denese Marks
Research Program Leader – Product Development, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Antonia Solomon
MH Senior Social Worker and Psychotherapist, Queensland Children’s Hospital

Jill Fitzgerald
Occupational Therapist, Neurosciences, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Dr Jessica Forbes
Staff Specialist – Emergency Medicine & Trauma Service, Gold Coast University Hospital

Prof Kenji Inaba
Professor of Surgery, Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Terra Bredy
Occupational Therapist, University of Queensland

Prof Mark Fitzgerald
Director of Trauma Services, The Alfred Hospital
Director, National Trauma Research Institute
NHMRC Leadership Fellow