We are pleased to confirm the speakers joining us at the AMA24 Conference, please click on each speaker to find out more. 

Dr Catherine Ball

Dr Jana Pittman

Jana Pittman's story is a roller coaster of triumph, defeat, failure, and success. She will take you on a journey through the peaks and troughs that helped shape her career and build her into who she is today.

Mark Butler

Hon Mark Butler MP

Mark Butler has been a Labor Member in the Federal Parliament since 2007 and is the federal Minister for Health and Aged Care. 

Jana Pittman

Dr Catherine Ball

Associate Professor, Dr Catherine Ball is a scientific futurist, speaker, advisor, author, founder, executive producer, executive director, and company director. 

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Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts

Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts

Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts is a proud Bundjalung Widubul-Wiabul Woman who is a Human Rightsadvocate, author, writer and has acquired a Law and Social work degree whilst completing her First-classhonour thesis at the University of New South Wales.


Daniel Nour

Dr Daniel Nour

Identifying a gap in the healthcare of vulnerable people in New South Wales, Dr Daniel Nour founded Street Side Medics in August 2020. It’s a not-for-profit, GP-led mobile medical service for people experiencing homelessness.

Steve Robson

Prof Steve Robson

One of Australia’s most highly-qualified doctors, Professor Steve Robson has been practising medicine for 35 years.

Danielle McMullen

Dr Danielle McMullen

Danielle McMullen is the Vice President of AMA and a GP in Townsville. She is the immediate past president of AMA NSW and has been involved with AMA at state and federal levels since 2011.

Dr Hashim Abdee

Dr Vyom Sharma

Dr Vyom Sharma is a medical doctor, mentalist, and sought-after media commentator.A recurring panellist on The Project (Network 10) and The Drum (ABC), he draws on his uniqueperspectives inspired by art and science. 

Daniel Nour

Dr Hashim Abdeen

Dr Hashim (Hash) Abdeen is a Rheumatologist at Gold Coast University Hospital and a Senior Medical Administration Trainee at Metro North Hospital & Health Service. 

Jackie Beer

April is a UWA graduate of Medicine and works in General Practice in Western Australia. She is passionate about the business of medicine. She is the founder and CEO of Business for Doctors and BFD Education.

Jarrod Bramble

Dr Kerrie Aust

Dr Kerrie Aust is President the ACT AMA, a Canberra GP, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at ANU School of Health and Medicine. 

Stuart Chan

Tim Bambrick

Tim is the Managing Director of BAMBRICK, one of Australia’s most trusted digital marketing agencies and he has been helping local, national, and international businesses to grow for over 25 years.

Anna Clark

Dr Sanjeev Bandi

Professor Virginia (Ginny) Barbour is the Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal of AustraliaShe is an Adjunct Professor at QUT and was previously co-lead of the Office for Scholarly Communication at QUT and Director of Open Access Australasia.

Jessica Dean

Prof Ginny Barbour

Professor Virginia (Ginny) Barbour is the Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal of AustraliaShe is an Adjunct Professor at QUT and was previously co-lead of the Office for Scholarly Communication at QUT and Director of Open Access Australasia.

Debora Jackson

Jackie Beer

Jackie is an accomplished leader with over thirty years’ experience in the finance industry and in healthcare practice management. Jackie is currently serving as the National President of the Australian Association of Practice Management. 

David Osman

Christine Bennett

Emeritus Professor Christine Bennett AO is currently a company director, health policy strategist and corporate advisor across the health and aged care sectors. She has was formerly the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Enterprise and Partnerships (2020-2021) and the Dean, School of Medicine, Sydney (2011-2021) at The University of Notre Dame Australia.  

Dinesh Palipana

Dr Michael Bonning

Dr Michael Bonning is the immediate past AMA (NSW) President and is the current Chair of the Public Health Committee for the Federal AMA. Michael is an advocate for better health policy and for the best working environments for doctors. 

Jessica Dean

Karen Booth

Karen Booth has worked as an RN and manager in general practice since 1998. Areas of expertise include prevention, immunisation, infection control, diabetes, chronic disease care coordination, data management, accreditation, setup of systems in general practices.

Debora Jackson

Andrew Bowskill

Andrew joined MTPConnect in 2019 and leads stakeholder engagement in Queensland. He also led the establishment of, and co-chairs the Australian Antimicrobial Resistance Network (AAMRNet), a public-private, multi-stakeholder expert group promoting Australia’s role in the global fight against AMR.  

David Osman

Dr Owen Bradfield

Dr Owen Bradfield is the Chief Medical Officer of the Medical Indemnity Protection Society (MIPS). Owen is a medical practitioner, health lawyer and health law researcher, with 15 years’ experience in the medical indemnity insurance industry.

Dinesh Palipana

Jarrod Bramble

Jarrod has a passion for fostering partnerships with clients and takes the time to understand his client’s motivations and goals, to provide them with tailored advice to help them build and protect their wealth. 

Jessica Dean

Elsie Buisson

Bio coming soon.. 

Debora Jackson

Stuart Chan

Working closely with his clients to better understand their personal and financial circumstances, Stuart's aim is to help clients achieve their goals. 

David Osman

Dr Anna Clark

Dr Anna Clark is an experienced consultant, coach, and educator with over 15 years’ experience in designing and developing professional development and education programs across universities and business schools.

Dinesh Palipana

Dr Linda Colley

Dr Linda Colley assumed the new role of Special Commissioner Equity and Diversity in October, 2021. 

Ekta Paw

Dr Jessica Dean

Jessica is a dual qualified doctor and lawyer and is admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Victoria. She is an Intensive Care Fellow. 

Dr Dilip Dhupelia

Dr Dhupelia is the Medical and Clinical Director of Queensland Rural Medical Service within Darling Downs Health and responsible for the oversight of the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway.  

Dominique Egan

Bio coming soon..

Amanda Frier

Mandy is the ‘Access for All: Disability awareness for health providers’ manager at CheckUP Australia. 

Ekta Paw

Prof Paul Glasziou

Paul Glasziou is Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at Bond University. He was the Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford from 2003-2010, and a part-time General Practitioner. 

Dr Jacqueline Ho

Dr Jacqueline Ho is an accredited ENT surgical trainee with over 10 years of research experience and passion for academic surgery. 

Kate Hullich

Bio coming soon.. 

Debora Jackson

Debora has over 35 years’ experience in the financial services and NFP sectors, in C-suite executive and non-executive board roles. 

Ekta Paw

Dr Ian Kamerman

Ian is the Chair of the Federal AMA Council of Rural Doctors. He is a lifelong rural GP and practice owner in Tamworth NSW, with an enthusiasm for training the next generation of rural health professionals.  

Dr Eugenie Kayak

Eugenie has worked with Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA), ANZCA, the AMA, government and the wider medical profession for over a decade. 

Dr Nisha Khot

Dr Nisha Khot is the Vice President of RANZCOG and clinical director of obstetrics and gynaecology at Peninsula Health in Melbourne.  

Anastasia Latin

Anastasia is a distinguished Global Health specialist and MedTech consultant with a versatile background in MedTech service delivery, psychology, research, public health, and business. 

Ekta Paw

Dr Johanna Lynch

Johanna is a Senior Lecturer and post-doctoral researcher at The University of Queensland and Immediate Past President of the Australian Society for Psychological Medicine.   

Sophia Martin

Sophia is BAMBRICK’s ‘go-to’ organic social media queen. She has more than 5years of experience in this ever-changing environment.   

Dr Chris Moy

Dr Chris Moy is a GP who took on the position of Federal Australian Medical Association Vice-President during the COVID-19 pandemic and, as a result, assumed significant roles in advocacy and media during this period. 

Brian O'Connell

Bio coming soon..

Ekta Paw

Dr Susan O'Dwyer

Dr Susan O'Dwyer is a member of the Medical Board of Australia and Chair of the Board’s Specialist IMG Pathways Review Advisory Committee and Steering Committee. 

Xavier O'Malley

Xavier O’Malley is Assistant Director of the Cyber Security Outreach network in the National Office of Cyber Security (NOCS). 

Martin O'Riordan

Martin O'Riordan, an experienced professional with over twenty years in C-level executive roles, leads cybersecurity efforts as the General Manager and Head of Cybersecurity at Mercury IT. 

David Osman

David is a Practice Owner, Practice Manager, healthcare trainer and has been working actively in General Practice, community health, specialist practice in both small and large organisations.

Ekta Paw

Dr Dinesh Palipana

Dinesh was the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland. Dinesh is a doctor, lawyer, disability advocate, and researcher.

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Dr Alan Paul

Dr Alan Paul is the Executive Country Medical Director for GSK Australia, with nearly 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. 

Dr Ekta Paw

Dr Ekta Paw is a PGY 10 training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She completed her MBBS at University of Queensland and BDS at University of Adelaide.   

Danielle Pentony

As the Acting Chief Information Security Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency, Danielle now leads the Cyber Security team responsible for the security of key digital health solutions and sensitive healthcare information.  

Ekta Paw

Daryl Pereira

With over 25 years of experience in solving business-IT problems and leading cross-cultural teams, Daryl is a seasoned cyber security professional and a trusted advisor to C-suite executives and board members.  

Tracy Pickett

Tracy has gained extensive experience in relation to medico-legal complaint management and litigation over more than 22 years. She is responsible for identifying and responding to emerging medico-legal issues which impact on Avant’s members.   

Dr Nina Robertson

Dr Nina Robertson is a general practitioner and practice owner who has worked for the last 12 years in Lismore, Northern NSW. She has also served as a board director for the RACGP in past years, and a representative on the clinical council of the local PHN.     

Mark Roddam

Bio coming soon..     

Ekta Paw

Dr Bev Rowbotham

Bev Rowbotham is a medical specialist and non-executive Director with a broad governance experience in healthcare, commerce, government and the non-profit sector and specialty expertise in risk management.  

Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson is National President of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), the organisation representing Australia’s pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in hospitals and collaborative care settings.   

Prof Helena Teede

Professor Helena Teede MBBS FRACP FAAHMS FRANZCOG FRCOG PhD AM is a clinician academic in women’s health. She holds an NHMRC Investigator Fellowship in ‘implementation and impact’.   

Deb Walter

Deb is a Fellow of the AAPM and a Non-Executive Board Director. She is the Practice Manager and Practice Owner of Sanctuary Medical Practice Fletcher, NSW for the past 12 years.  

Ekta Paw

Theanne Walters AM

Theanne Walters is Deputy Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, Strategic Policy and Research of the Australian Medical Council. 

A/Prof Susan Wearne

Susan Wearne is Senior Medical Adviser in the Health Workforce Division in the Australian Government Department of Health. She works on the Australian government policies and programs to teach and train quality health professionals and promote their distribution.   

Dr Diana Zhang

Diana is a multi-award-winning scholar, STEM ambassador, board director, and professional musician. During her PhD and Fulbright Fellowship, Diana has been at the forefront of using machine learning and chemical methods to enhance disease diagnosis. 

AMA24 2 - 4 August 2024 Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre


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