21st International Conference on Emergency Medicine 2022

14 – 19 June

Hybrid Conference I Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

21st International Conference on Emergency Medicine

14 – 19 June 2022

Hybrid Conference
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

21st International Conference on Emergency Medicine 2022

14 – 19 June

Hybrid Conference I Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


Dr Seye Abimbola

Seye Abimbola is a health systems researcher and a global health scholar. He studies community engagement in governance, decentralised governance, and the role of governance in the adoption and scale up of health system innovations. He is the current (2020-22) Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, a senior lecturer in global health at the University of Sydney in Australia, and the editor in chief of BMJ Global Health.

Prof Anthony Capon

Tony Capon directs the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and holds a chair in Planetary Health in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. He is a member of the Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on Planetary Health. A public health physician, Tony’s research focuses on urbanisation, sustainable development and human health. His career spans the local—as Director of Public Health and Medical Officer of Health in Western Sydney—to the global—as Director of the International Institute for Global Health at United Nations University (UNU-IIGH). Tony currently co-chairs the Future Earth Health Knowledge–Action Network.

Ms Jo Chandler

Jo Chandler is an award-winning journalist, editor and educator. Her focus is on explanatory reporting across a range of interconnected topics: climate; science; environment; health; human rights; aid and development. She has earned numerous distinctions including Walkley and Quill awards. Formerly a longtime staffer at The Age, her work has featured in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Monthly, Griffith Review, ABC Radio National, Good Weekend, Cosmos, The Weekend Australian Magazine and New Scientist. Author of Feeling The Heat (2011 MUP). She is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne.



Dr. Kang Hyun Lee is a professor of Emergency Medicine at the Yonsei University, Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, South Korea.

He is a certified emergency medicine specialist and an intensive care specialist in South Korea. He is past chairman of the board of directors of the Korean Society of Emergency Medicine. Also, he is Past Asia Representative Board Member, International Federation Emergency Medicine (IFEM). He was chair of the Organizing Committee of 2019 ICEM (international conference of Emergency medicine).

He is board-certified in emergency medicine in 1997 and intensive care medicine in 2009. He has published over 200 papers, 18 books and given many speeches about emergency medicine, intensive care, and traumatology at scientific conferences in the world.

Dr Forbes Mcgain

Forbes is an anaesthetist and intensive care physician at Western Health, Melbourne, Australia, and an Associate Professor (Medicine) at the University of Sydney, and the University of Melbourne.

He enjoys being involved in research, teaching and education at the hospital, university and beyond. In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic Forbes and mechanical engineers at the University of Melbourne collaboratively produced a personal isolation hood to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission to healthcare workers. Forbes also remains passionate about making seemingly small environmental sustainability changes to how we practice medicine that become magnified through every nations’ hospitals.

Dr Deepak Narayan Sharma

Dr Deepak Narayan Sharma is an Emergency Physician at the Colonial War Memorial (CWM) Hospital Suva, Fiji.


Has a passion for Emergency Medicine education and as such is an Instructor on several Short-courses as well as an Honorary Lecturer for Emergency Medicine at the Fiji National University (FNU).


Deepak is also interested in Clinical Leadership in Emergency Medicine. His knowledge and skills were used during the 2020/2021 COVID-19 response where he was a member of the National COVID-19 Taskforce. He provided both Clinical & Logistical oversight and support to the Central Eastern Division teams from the Command centre.


When not at work, he enjoys spending time with family, friends, & also catching up on Bollywood movies

Prof. Nicholas J. Talley

Prof. Nicholas J. Talley

Professor Nicholas J. Talley, AC, MD (NSW), PhD (Syd.), FRACP, FAFPHM, FAHMS is a distinguished physician scientist and gastroenterologist, with a special interest in functional and inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases. He is currently Distinguished Laureate Professor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle; Nick has protected time for research and clinical practice as part of this appointment. He is a Past President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, a past Chair of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges, former Treasurer of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal of Australia, and a member of the NHMRC Research Committee. He is also a leading medical educator and the author of the highly regarded textbooks Clinical Examination and Examination Medicine. Nick has an outstanding highly cited academic track record with over 1000 publications. He is CIA on a NHMRC CRE in Digestive Health and PI on a University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre, has been a chief investigator on several successfully completed NHMRC and NIH grants, and has attracted funding worth more than AUD$15 million dollars in the 5 years. He is invited to deliver lectures and present his research around the world, and is considered an international authority in the field.




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