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.
Prof Brendan Crabb
Professor Brendan Crabb AC FAA FAHMS is an infectious disease researcher with a special interest in malaria. His research group develops and exploits genetic approaches to better understand malaria parasite biology, principally to help prioritise vaccine and drug targets. Although principally a molecular scientist, Professor Crabb’s interests include addressing technical and non-technical barriers to maternal, newborn and child health in the developing world.
Since 2008 he has been the Director and CEO of the Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health (Burnet Institute), one of Australia’s leading infectious diseases institutions and with a special focus on communities in need. He is the past-President of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI), the peak body for independent medical research Institutes in Australia. Professor Crabb has played critical roles in transformative government policy and funding initiatives, including in the generation of the $20b Medical research Future Fund.
He is currently a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) and of Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAHMS). Internationally, he serves on the International Advisory Boards of both the Sanger Institute (UK) and WHO’s Malaria Vaccine Advisory Committee (Geneva). He is the current Chair of the Australian Global Health Alliance and the Pacific Friends of Global Health. In Victoria, Professor Crabb serves on the Victorian Government Medical Research Strategic Advisory Committee and is President of the Victorian Chapter of AAMRI.
Prior to 2008, Professor Crabb was a Senior Principal Research Fellow in the NHMRC and an International Fellow of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the US, both positions based at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. He is an experienced educator having been a full-time teaching and research academic at the University of Melbourne (1996-2000).
In 2015, he was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia, in 2019 he received the GSK Award for Research Excellence and in 2020 he was awarded the Global Citizen Prize: Australia’s Hero Award.
DR PAULINE CONVOCAR
Dr. Pauline Convocar is the Immediate Past President of the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine.
She now leads PCEM’s Section on Advocacy in addressing national and global emergency care disparity issues and developing inclusive health systems for the disadvantaged. She has organized the Section on
Gender Equity and Empowerment to ensure inclusivity and diversity in the field of emergency medicine.
She is currently a board member of the Asian Society of Emergency Medicine; and member of International Federation of Emergency Medicine’s Research and Core Curriculum and Education Committees. She finished her post-graduate studies on Magistratum Sanitatis Communitatis Administrationis with honor distinction; and her residency in emergency medicine from the University of the Philippines-Philippine
General Hospital. With kindred spirits, she has established pioneering emergency medicine residency programs in the country.
Dr. Convocar is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Public Heath (Health Promotion and
Education) from the University of the Philippines-Manila.
Dr Armando GARCÍA GUERRERO
Physician, Emergency & Disaster Medicine specialist; Currently working in the Emergency Medicine and Rescue Service, of the Hospital of Jura in Switzerland; Member of the Board of Directors of "Doctors Without Borders" MSF Switzerland.
Clinical humanitarian with over 20 years of experience; engaged in 4 of the 6 Public Health Emergencies of International Concern (PHEIC) declared by WHO: Influenza-2009; Ebola 2014 and 2018; and SARS-CoV2 and in armed conflict settings such as Iraq, Yemen.
Bestowed with The IFEM Humanitarian Award in 2018.
A strong believer and advocate of compassion through service in global health in emergency medicine.
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DR KANG HYUN LEE
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 Kirsten Johnson
Dr. Kirsten Johnson MD, MPH, practices Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto Health Network Hospitals. She also works as a physician in the Cree and Inuit communities of Nunavik, Quebec. She is President of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Johnson has worked in emergency and disaster medicine, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian response, coordination and health sector capacity building throughout the world. Her research has focused on genocide, child combatants, sexual gender-based violence and conflict-related health, mental health and psychosocial support. She has worked extensively on the development of technical guidance and toolkits, briefings, publications, and book chapters across the emergency management cycle in fragile, conflict-affected and vulnerable settings.
Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM, is the CEO and founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, the largest independent human rights organisation for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. The ASRC assists approximately 5000 people seeking asylum each year, and with the help of more than 1000 volunteers and 230 staff, offers more than 40 holistic programs that protect people seeking asylum from persecution and destitution, support wellbeing and dignity, and empower people to advance their own futures.
Kon grew up in a working-class family in a small country town in Victoria. His personal experience of racism and of witnessing the exploitation of his parents in factories & farms planted the seeds of his passion for human rights. He started early, by volunteering at the first of 25 charities, a centre for homeless men at the age of 18. He went on to complete 6 degrees and become a lawyer, social worker, teacher and a published author.
Kon founded the ASRC at the age of 28 and the organisation is observing its 20th anniversary in 2021.
Kon is also a passionate advocate for the human rights of Australia’s First Nations people and is a Board member of Children’s Ground. Additionally, Kon also serves on the board of the Diverse Women’s Mentoring Association.
His work has been recognised with over two dozen awards and honours including: an Order of Australia Medal (OAM), a Churchill Fellowship & finalist for Australian of The Year (Victoria) & the Human Rights Medal, as well as Citizen of the Year in his local community.
In 2019, Kon was awarded one of four Impact 25 Judges Choice Awards by Pro Bono, leading news, jobs, research organisation for the NFP and social sector. He was also recognised in a LinkedIn Power Profile campaign.
Also in 2019, Kon was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from his alma mater, La Trobe University and from another alma mater, he received a University of Melbourne Arts Faculty award for ‘Leadership’.
His memoir, The Power of Hope is published by HarperCollins Australia.
Dr Mangu Kendino
A keen advocate for the development of Emergency Medicine in the pacific region. Engaging in training, supervision, mentorship and stewardship of the path to accomplishing strengthened emergency care systems. With special interests in Pre-hospital care, Retrieval medicine and Disaster management.
Privileged to have been at the forefront of the COVID response in PNG's leading hospital, PMGH. Most rewarding role still being the continued nurturing of all healthcare workers and contribution to career development of subordinates and colleagues in Emergency Medicine.
Dr Tamorish Kole
Dr Tamorish Kole is the current President of Asian Society for Emergency Medicine, past president of the Society for Emergency Medicine, India, & Chair of Disaster Medicine Special Interest Group of International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM). He also serves as a Visiting Professor at University of South Wales in UK and member in IFEM’s Governance Committee and IFEM-WHO Taskforce. Dr Kole is an alumnus of The International Visitor Leadership Program of US Government for the year 2013 in Crisis and Disaster Management.
He is a significant contributor of National Hospital Safety Guidelines issued by National Disaster Management Authority, Govt. of India in February 2016. His interest areas are emergency care system development, academic emergency medicine, Climate change and health, resuscitation Science, trauma care, Mass Gathering medical Care and pandemic response.
A/Prof Kamalini Lokuge
Associate Professor Kamalini Lokuge, OAM, HOSM, leads the Humanitarian Health Research Initiative at the Australian National University. She is a public health physician and epidemiologist and has worked for Médecins Sans Frontières, the World Health Organisation and the International Committee of the Red Cross over the past 25 years in a range of humanitarian emergencies. She has advised State and Federal governments on their response to COVID-19, and was a member of Australia’s National COVID-19 Health and Research Advisory Committee from March 2020 to October 2021. Dr Lokuge and her team conduct operational research in partnership with communities and service providers to inform effective health service delivery and prevention.
Dr Joanne Liu
Dr. Joanne Liu has served as International President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from 2013 to 2019. At the helm of MSF, she has been a leading voice on medical humanitarian crises, namely in Ebola outbreak of West Africa, attacks on hospitals and forced displacement crisis and has engaged with world leaders at the highest levels.
Dr. Liu’s role builds on a career of field work with MSF, including over 20 medical-humanitarian field assignments. Dr. Liu trained at McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal. She holds a Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine from New York University School of Medicine and an International Master’s in Health Leadership, also from McGill University.
Dr. Liu’s operational work has ranged from introducing comprehensive care for survivors of sexual violence, to developing a telemedicine platform for connecting doctors in rural areas with specialists worldwide.
Dr. Liu remains a practicing doctor, both in the field with MSF and also through hospital shifts in her home town of Montreal. She is currently a Professor at the School of Population and Global Health at McGill University with a focus on pandemic preparedness and response and health emergencies.
Dr Priyadarshini Marathe
Dr. Priyadarshini Marathe is a consultant in Emergency Medicine at Oxford, United Kingdom and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University of Oxford.
Dr. Priyadarshini Marathe is a strong advocate for race and gender diversity within the EM workforce. She serves as Secretary for the IFEM Gender Specific Issues Special Interest group (GSI-SIG) and committee member of WEMSIG - Women in Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group, of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, U.K. She is a founder member of Society for Emergency Medicine, India’s Gender Equity and Equality in Emergency Medicine (GEE in EM) Committee. Dr. Marathe has co-authored SEMI’s 9 point recommendation for GEE in EM, and is creator of the IFEM endorsed Gender Equity and Equality in EM certification workshop.
Priya loves to connect with new ideas, projects, and people. On her days off she enjoys reading a good book, going on a long hike, listening to world music, and eating cake. She thoroughly enjoys problem solving and is not afraid to ask uncomfortable questions.
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.
Dr Mulinda Nyirenda
Dr Nyirenda is a senior specialist in Emergency Medicine and Internal medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi. She also holds a senior lecturer post at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS). She is a mentor in the Global Emergency Medicine Student Leadership Program and is an international faculty member for the certificate in emergency medicine program (CPEM) in Pakistan and Bangladesh. She has a diverse research profile. She serves on the board of African Federation of Emergency (AFEM). She is the IFEM Board Africa Representative, member of Gender Specific Issues Special Interest Group and the Governance committee.
Dr Dinesh Palipana
Dinesh was the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland and the second person to graduate medical school with quadriplegia in Australia. Dinesh is a doctor, lawyer, disability advocate, and researcher.
He is a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia. Dinesh works in the emergency department at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He is a senior lecturer at the Griffith University. Dinesh is a researcher in spinal cord injury. He is a doctor for the Gold Coast Titans physical disability rugby team. Dinesh is a senior advisor to the Disability Royal Commission. He is an ambassador to the Human Rights Commission’s Includeability program.
Dinesh was the Queensland Australian of the Year for 2021.
Prof Gregory Phillips
Professor Gregory Phillips is a Waanyi and Jaru medical anthropologist. He leads change in cultural safety, race relations and decolonisation. He is CEO of ABSTARR Consulting and Professor of First People’s Health in the School of Medicine at Griffith University.
Prof Papaarangi Reid
Papaarangi is a member of Te Rarawa iwi in North Hokianga and since 2006 she has been Tumuaki (Deputy Dean – Māori) and Head of Te Kupenga Hauora Māori at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland. She is an alumnus of this university, graduating in science and medicine with post-graduate qualifications in obstetrics and community health. She is a specialist in public health medicine and a Fellow of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine. She was also awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Dr Teri Reynolds
Dr Teri Reynolds leads the Clinical Services and Systems Unit in the department of Integrated Health Services at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva.
The Clinical Services and Systems Unit brings together for the first time WHO’s work on integrated delivery channels -including primary care, emergency care, critical care, surgical care and palliative care- with cross-cutting efforts on effective organization and people’s movement across the health system.
Dr Reynolds also currently coordinates efforts on maintaining essential health services during the COVID-19 outbreak and previously led the emergency and trauma care programmes at WHO. She was previously Associate Professor and Director of Global Health for the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; chaired the Scientific Committee of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine; and directed the Emergency Medicine Residency and research programmes at Muhimbili National Hospital in Tanzania for several years.
Dr Trina Sale
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Mamatuki Sosefo is returning to Suva to take up the role of Nurse Unit Manager at the Emergency Department at Colonial War Memorial Hospital. Having spent the last 18 months at Sydney University undertaking a Masters in Emergency Nursing, he now feels far more confident to lead his team in critical decision making and capacity building in Emergency and Disaster Nursing, just as Fiji prepares for the 2nd wave of COVID-19 to reach their shores.
Dr Imron Subhan
Dr.Imron Subhan is an Emergency medicine specialist in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Dr.Imron Subhan is affiliated with Apoorva Hospital, and provides medical care to patients who present to Emergency room with injuries or sickness.
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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Dr Ajay Thapa
Born on 1976, Oct 08. Postgraduate in Doctor of Medicine (MD) from B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal in General Practice and Emergency Medicine in 2010, then received Doctorate of Medicine (DM) in Emergency Medicine from Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal. Worked as a head of department of Emergency Medicine and EMS at Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu Nepal ( 2014-2021). Currently working as a head of department of Emergency Medicine and EMS at B&B Hospital , Kathmandu Nepal. Founder Vice President of Nepalese Society of Emergency Physicians (NSEP) and Currently taking office as a president of NSEP.
Dr Kavita Varshney
Dr Varshney is an Emergency Physician from NSW who has a Masters in Disaster Medicine. She has been involved in hospital, and state disaster preparedness and education as well as being an AUSMAT team member.
Prof Lee Wallis
Professor Wallis is Head of Emergency Medicine for the Western Cape Government, and Head of the Division of Emergency Medicine at both the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University (SU). He became full Professor at SU in 2011 and at UCT a year later. After graduating MB ChB from Edinburgh University in 1993, he undertook his training in the Royal Navy. In 2003 he qualified as a Fellow of the College of Emergency Medicine in London and obtained his Doctorate in paediatric disaster triage in 2006. He moved to Cape Town in January 2002.