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ANZA-SIDM 2022 Conference Committee

A/Prof. Amanda Walker

Associate Professor Amanda Walker is a Specialist in Palliative Medicine in the Southern Highlands of NSW, working as a Clinical Director at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and as a Clinical Advisor in Safety and Quality at eHealth NSW. She has led state-wide work in Diagnostic Error and End-of-Life Care at the Clinical Excellence Commission in NSW.

A/Prof. Carmel Crock OAM

Associate Professor Carmel Crock OAM is the Director of the Emergency Department at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Fellow at Macquarie University and Chair of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Quality and Patient Safety Committee.

Carmel is a passionate advocate of diagnostic excellence, shared decision-making and the quality and safety of patient care. She continues to demonstrate exemplary leadership in this field both nationally and internationally.

Her education and research interests include preventing diagnostic error, improving healthcare culture and communication, and exploring the relationship between physician wellbeing and patient safety.

Jen Morris

Jen Morris is a patient perspectives advisor and patient safety advocate with a focus on diagnosis inequity and patient harm (adverse) events. She is currently a patient safety incident investigator for Safer Care Victoria, member of the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia, and patient teaching associate in the medical schools of Monash University and Deakin University.

Jen’s advocacy and advisory experience spans the whole quality and safety improvement spectrum. This includes roles in research (University of Melbourne, National Health and Medical Research Council), health service culture (Mercy Health), complaint management (Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), incident review (Eastern Health and Safer Care Victoria), practitioner education (Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Eastern Health Clinical School), behaviour change initiatives (NPS MedicineWise), regulatory oversight (Occupational Therapy Board of Australia), and systems design (Victorian Clinical Council).

Dr. Marisa Magiros

Dr Marisa Magiros is a medical educator and GP working in Sydney. She is the Regional Head of Education for Central, Eastern and South Western Sydney at GP Synergy. Marisa is also the GP representative on the MDA Eastern Cases Committee and an examiner with the RACGP. Her special interests are doctor’s health and wellbeing, mentorship, clinical reasoning and medical errors, and changing medical culture. Marisa has worked in many different settings in Australia and overseas, including as a cruise ship doctor for 2.5 years.

Nicolas Szecket

Nic is a general physician, trained in Toronto, Canada, now living and working in Auckland for the past 10-plus years. He is the director of education for the General Medicine department at Auckland Hospital.  He is the co-founder and co-host of the clinical reasoning podcast IMreasoning.  He has become part of the diagnosis movement as a result of his interest and work in diagnostic quality and teaching clinical reasoning.

Maureen Williams

Maureen is the consumer representative for the Australian Emergency Foundation.

Prof. Andrew Georgiou

Professor Andrew Georgiou is based at the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, part of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. He is the leader of the Diagnostic Informatics research stream.

Professor Georgiou has worked in a number of senior research and executive positions including as the UK NHS Assistant Director of Classifications (1995-1997) and Co-ordinator for the Coronary Heart Disease Programme for the Royal College of Physicians in London (1999 – 2002).

Professor Georgiou is an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Pathology Informatics and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Medical Informatics and the co-Chair of the International Medical Informatics Association Working Group on Technology Assessment and Quality Development.  He is currently the Chief Investigator of a Digital Health Cooperative Research Partnership grant: “COVID-19 – utilising near real-time electronic General Practice data to establish effective care and best-practice policy.

Ian Scott

Dr Ian Scott is consultant general physician and Director of Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, and Professor of Medicine at University of Queensland. He has longstanding research interests in evidence-based medicine, clinical reasoning, diagnostic error, clinical informatics and quality and safety improvement. He is a founding member of ANZA-SIDM, chairs the Metro South Clinical AI Working Group, has co-authored several papers on diagnostic error and the use of AI in healthcare, and is working with colleagues in Queensland Health in developing and evaluating AI applications in diagnosis and therapeutics.

Prof. Jill Klein

Jill Klein received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1990.  She then joined the faculty in the Marketing Department at Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. From 1997 through 2008 she was on the faculty at INSEAD. She joined Melbourne Business School in 2009, and Melbourne Medical School in 2015.

Jill teaches Clinical Decision Making, Leadership and Resilience. Her research interests are medical decision making, diagnostic error, and medical student well being. She has published widely, including in the British Medical Journal, Medical Education, Management Science and Harvard Business Review. She authored the book, We Got the Water: Tracing My Family’s Path Through Auschwitz and is currently writing Thriving in Medical School. She often appears in the media, and has had pieces published in The Guardian, Australian Financial Review, The Age and Huffington Post.

Jill plays soccer regularly and plans to continue to do so until her knees give out.

Julia Harrison

Associate Professor Julia Harrison is an Emergency Physician and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at Monash Health. Julia is the Unit Coordinator of Patient Safety and for Practice at Monash Medicine, and Incoming Deputy Head of the Monash Medicine Course at Monash University.

Dr. Mary Dahm

Dr Mary Dahm is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Communication in Health Care (ICH) at the Australian National University. Mary is a linguist analysing how the little (or big) things we do (or don't do) with language impact on patient safety and quality of care. She has a keen interest in ‘Communicating to Improve Diagnosis, Culture and Safety’, improving the critical diagnostic conversations clinicians have with patients and other clinicians, from history taking to providing diagnosis, discussing risk and managing and communicating uncertainty. In 2021, Mary was award a prestigious Discovery Early Career Fellowship Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council for a project entitled “Addressing the challenge of communicating uncertainty in diagnosis”. She will commence work on her DECRA project in 2022.

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