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ANZA-SIDM 2022 Conference Speakers

Bill Bowtell

Presenting: Responding to Viral Pandemics; The Lessons from HIV and COVID

Bill Bowtell AO (@billbowtell) is one of Australia’s foremost health policy strategists.

As Chief of Staff to Australian Health Minister Dr Neal Blewett, he was an architect of Australia’s world-renowned response to the emergence and challenges of HIV/AIDS which brought together affected communities, researchers, clinicians and politicians, changing the course of the Australian pandemic and saving thousands of lives.

He was also deeply involved in the introduction of the Medicare national health insurance program.

Between 1994-96, Bill Bowtell served as senior political adviser to Prime Minister Paul Keating.

For over four decades, Bill Bowtell has served in many roles and capacities at the intersection of health, development and politics in Australia and internationally.

From 2005, Bill Bowtell led the advocacy organisation Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to increase funding and support for the Global Fund and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance.

Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, Bill Bowtell has written, broadcast and tweeted extensively on the Australian and international responses to the pandemic.

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Mark L. Graber

Presenting: Advancing Diagnosis Education – An International Priority

Mark L. Graber MD, FACP is Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Stony Brook University, NY.

In 2014 he received the John M Eisenberg Award, the nation’s top honor in patient safety and quality for originating Patient Safety Awareness Week, and establishing the new field of diagnostic safety.

Mark is the Founder and President Emeritus of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. He originated the annual Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference series, and founded the new journal, DIAGNOSIS, devoted to improving the quality and safety of diagnosis, and reducing diagnostic error.

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Jill Klein

Co-facilitating: Coping After Error

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.

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Farah Magrabi

Presenting: Embedding machine learning in supporting diagnostic decisions

Farah Magrabi is a Professor of Medical Informatics at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. She has a background in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering with extensive expertise in the design and evaluation of digital health and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for clinicians and consumers. Professor Magrabi is internationally recognised as a leader in the safety of digital health and has made major contributions to documenting the patient safety risks of digital health technologies. Her research has changed practice to detect IT risks to patients and has shaped policy to address digital health safety in Australia and overseas including a new specification by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TS 20405) for the surveillance and analysis of safety events. Professor Magrabi is an inaugural recipient of the Sax Institute’s Research Action Award (2015) and Telstra Health’s Brilliant Women in Digital Health award in 2021. She is currently investigating the integration and use of AI systems in real-world healthcare settings.

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Danielle Ofri

Presenting: Diagnostic Error in the Human Condition

Danielle Ofri is one of the foremost voices in the medical world today, speaking passionately about the doctor-patient relationship and bringing humanity back to health care. She has been a practicing physician at Bellevue Hospital for more than two decades and is a clinical professor of medicine at NYU. She is a founder and editor-in-chief of Bellevue Literary Review. Her writing appears in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Slate Magazine, The Lancet, NEJM, as well as in Best American Essays and Best American Science Writing. She has performed stories for the Moth and her TED talks include Deconstructing Perfection and Fear: A Necessary Emotion.  Ofri is the author of six books about life in medicine. Her newest book is When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error.

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Amanda Walker

Presenting: Female Misdiagnosis

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.

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Mary Dahm

Co- facilitating: Analysing Communication: Explanation and Diagnosis in Interaction

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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Julia Harrison

Co-facilitating: Coping After Error

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 Preparation for Practice at Monash Medicine, and Incoming Deputy Head of the Monash Medicine Course at Monash University.

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Annemarie Jutel

Presenting: The Social Life of Diagnosis

Annemarie Jutel was originally trained as a nurse but is now a sociologist of diagnosis, Professor of Health and Associate Dean of health at Te Herenga Waka-VUW.  She has written broadly about diagnosis as a social phenomenon and is an international leader in the field of sociology of diagnosis.  Her books, Putting a Name to It: Diagnosis in Contemporary Society (JHUP); Social Issues in Diagnosis (JHUP) and Diagnosis: Truths and Tales (UTP) are at the forefront of critical thinking about diagnosis in medicine and in contemporary society.  She was the director of Mataora:  Encounters Between Medicine and the Arts.

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Raina MacIntyre

Presenting: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and diagnosis

Raina MacIntyre (MBBS Hons 1, M App Epid, PhD, FRACP, FAFPHM) is Professor of Global Biosecurity, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute, UNSW, Australia. She leads a research program in control and prevention of infectious diseases, spanning vaccinology, pandemics, bioterrorism and emerging infections, and personal protective equipment. She has led a large body of clinical trial, modelling and experimental research on face masks and respirators for prevention of infection. Her area of vaccine expertise is vaccination of older adults and immunosuppressed people, as well as the role of influenza and other infections on triggering cardiovascular events, and how these can be prevented by vaccines. She is interested in surveillance for epidemics and biothreats, and developed an automated, open source rapid epidemic observatory, Epiwatch, to detect early signals of serious epidemic or bioterrorism events. She has over 400 peer reviewed publications. She has received many awards including the Sir Henry Wellcome Medal and Prize from the Association of Military Surgeons of the US, the Public Health Association of Australia’s National Immunisation Award (for her research on adult vaccination), and the Frank Fenner Award for Research in Infectious Diseases. She is on the editorial boards of Vaccine, BMJ Open and Epidemiology & Infection.

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Jen Morris

Presenting: Protracted Diagnostic Error: Life and Death in Limbo

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).

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Ian Scott

Presenting: Can EMR-enabled Computerised Decision Aids Improve Diagnostic Reasoning?

Co-facilitating: Cognitive Strategies for Reducing Diagnostic Error

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.

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Sarah White

Co- facilitating: Analysing Communication: Explanation and Diagnosis in Interaction

Sarah White is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Social Impact, New South Wales; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Medical School, Macquarie University; and Australian National Representative for the International Association for Communication in Healthcare.

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