Speakers

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr Peter Yellowlees

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    Dr Peter Yellowlees
    Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California Davis and President of the American Telemedicine Association

    Dr Yellowlees was the founding director of The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health until 2004, before he moved to Sacramento, California where he is Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California Davis. He is President of the American Telemedicine Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences review committee evaluating the national VA mental health services for veterans, a member of the American Psychiatric Association workgroup on telepsychiatry, and co-founder of HealthLinkNow Inc.

    Dr Yellowlees is an experienced speaker and media commentator who written and produced over 150 video editorials on Psychiatry for Medscape. He has a number of research interests and is presently working on the development and validation of asynchronous telepsychiatry, automated translation and clinical interpreting systems, internet e-mail and video consultation services and assessment and treatment protocols to improve physician health and wellness.

    From a clinical perspective Dr Yellowlees is an expert in physician health and telepsychiatry. He chairs the UC Davis Health System Wellbeing Committee and has many physicians as patients. He has provided clinical consultations to patients on Indian Health reservations via telemedicine for over a decade.

    Dr. Yellowlees has worked in public and private sectors in the USA, Australia and the UK, in academia, and in rural settings. He has published five books and over 200 scientific articles and book chapters. 

  • Jane Clemensen

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    Jane Clemensen
    Associate Professor and Head of Clinic Research at Centre of Innovative Medical Technologies

    Jane is an associated professor and head of clinical research at Centre of Innovative Medical Technologies (CIMT) and has more than 13 years' experience with telemedicine research and Participatory Design. She is currently associated with 6 PhD students of whom she is the main supervisor for five. 

    Jane’s research projects all have a starting point in the clinical practice, and involvement of all stakeholders including patients and relatives. They all revolve around the research design called Participatory Design (PD). Projects that use PD start by identifying and analyzing the clinical problem or challenge and from that develop a solution or technology. This is in contrast to many projects that start by identifying a technology and wanting to find a clinical environment to test it in. PD is a well-known design, especially within computer science, and has also proven to be an appropriate research design within health technology. Jane applied this design for the first time in a health science context in 2003 in her own PhD project and she is a pioneer both in the field of Health Technology and Participatory Design in Health Sciences.  

     

  • Kim Webber

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    Kim Webber
    General Manager, Strategy, Australian Digital Health Agency

    Dr Kim Webber is the General Manager of Strategy at the Australian Digital Health Agency overseeing the development of the National Digital Health Strategy, policy, privacy, program delivery and benefits portfolios.  Kim brings a rural and remote perspective to the Agency’s work and leads the telehealth workstream for the Agency.  Kim was previously CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance and CEO of Rural Health Workforce Australia.  She was also a technical advisor to the World Health Organization on the rural health workforce review.  

  • Melissa Vernon

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    Melissa Vernon
    Chief Operating Officer, Strategy and Reform for the WA Country Health Service

    Melissa Vernon is the Chief Operating Officer – Strategy and Reform for the WA Country Health Service.  She has an extensive background in health-related leadership and executive positions in country WA with a mix of private, public health service, academic and clinical roles.

    Melissa has worked extensively in consumer and community advocacy and leadership particularly related to health service equity, reform and improvement. Her work in this area has been recognised through three awards; the Health Consumer Council Award for Excellent Service to Consumers, the WA Director General of Health Award  and  the Australian Public Sector Medal.

    Melissa’s  focus on equitable health service access  for country communities  has provided leadership for the successful  development of telehealth services across country WA. Achieving equity of access for the country population of 532,000 dispersed across  2.55 million sq Kms offers opportunity for innovative and technological solutions that foster multiple service provider and patient relationships and effective service pathways.

Oral Presenters

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    Alexander Tedman

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    Alexander Tedman
    Resident Medical Officer, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

    Dr Tedman is a resident medical officer working with the dermatology team at The Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. He is actively involved in the set up of the new LCCH Paediatric Teledermatology service, and is currently conducting a clinic audit of the service's ability to capture referral and management data in the electronic medical record, as well as a prospective observational study exploring referral patterns to the service.

  • Alireza Atashi

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    Alireza Atashi
    Faculty Member, Virtual School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

    Alireza is an assistant professor at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and also the director of medical informatics department of Motamed Cancer Institute in Tehran. He holds MSc in Mathematics and PhD in Medical Informatics. His PhD research area was medical data modeling. Alireza has conducted several works in the field of medical data mining, fuzzy analysis and model based clinical decision support especially in the field of intensive care and cancer. 

  • Alison McGill

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    Alison McGill
    Unaccredited Registrar, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

    Dr McGill is an unaccredited surgical registrar at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

  • Amanda Lee

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    Amanda Lee
    Diabetes Educator/Accredited Practising Dietitian, Diabetes WA

    Amanda is a diabetes educator and dietitian working at Diabetes WA to provide diabetes education to patients in rural and remote parts of Western Australia. She is passionate about bridging the disparity in diabetes services available to people living in the country.

  • Anish Menon

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    Anish Menon
    PhD Student, The University of Queensland

    Anish Menon is an Endocrinologist, working at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He is currently pursuing a PhD exploring use of eHealth to improve diabetes service delivery.

  • Annie Banbury

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    Annie Banbury
    PhD Candidate, CQUniversity

    Annie Banbury is a researcher and has recently completed her PhD entitled Digital Futures: E-health, health literacy and chronic disease self-management skills for older people at CQUniversity. Working in collaboration with Feros Care Ltd on their NBN pilot project, Annie has developed, implemented and evaluated a home-based group videoconference program for older people on health literacy and chronic disease self-management skills and support. Annie’s research interests are on using new technologies for facilitating patient education and developing social support mechanisms to reduce social isolation. She has over 20 years’ experience of working in health promotion in the UK and Australia. She has worked across all health promotion topics and settings in a wide variety of roles including, strategic development, consultant and lecturer. Annie moved into research in 2009 to lead on the qualitative component of the Mull Hypothesis Study which was awarded Highly Commended in the National Drug and Alcohol Awards 2011.

  • Anthony Deacon

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    Anthony Deacon
    Associate Lecturer, The University of Queensland

    Anthony holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Science and Graduate Certificate of Executive Leadership from the University of Queensland. He also holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Information Technology, and a Masters degree in Business, from the Queensland University of Technology. He is currently a Resident Medical Officer at the RBWH and an Associate Lecturer at QUT, and an adjunct Associate Lecturer and PhD Candidate at UQ.

  • Anthony Maeder

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    Anthony Maeder
    Research Fellow, CQUniversity

    Anthony Maeder is co-Director of the Flinders Digital Health Research Centre. His previous appointments were at Western Sydney University (2008-2016), where he founded the Telehealth Research and Innovation Laboratory (THRIL), and as Research Director of the CSIRO Australian eHealth Research Centre in Brisbane (2004-2008). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society. He has served on the Australasian Telehealth Society and International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth Committees.

  • Azam Aslani

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    Azam Aslani
    Assistant Professor, Health Human Resources Research Center, Shiraz university of medical sciences, Shiraz, Iran

    Dr Azam Aslani has graduated at PhD degree in medical Informatics; she is assistant professor of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Her research area is in consumer health informatics with a special interest in patient decision aid system, and mobile based interventions for consumer. During her PhD study, Azam evaluated the impact of a computerized decision aid on empowering pregnant women for choosing vaginal versus cesarean section deliver.

  • Carl Brandt

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    Carl Brandt
    Research Fellow, University of Southern Denmark

    Dr. Carl J. Brandt is a general practitioner, a research fellow and an entrepreneur. He has worked with medical solutions for empowering patients on the Internet for more than 15 years. He has founded a number of services for the Internet including NetDoktor.dk, NetDoctor.co.uk, SlankeDoktor.dk, AsktheDoctor24.co.uk and LIVA Healthcare. As a research fellow at the University of Southern Denmark he currently works with implementation of online solutions for direct patient communication and lifestyle change.

  • Cassandra Schubert

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    Cassandra Schubert
    Speech Pathologist, RIDBC

    Cassandra Schubert is a speech pathologist with RIDBC (Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children). Since 2007 RIDBC Teleschool has been providing vital Telehealth services and support to rural and regional Australian families with children who are hearing or vision impaired. 

  • Clare Burns

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    Clare Burns
    Advanced Speech Pathologist, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Queensland Health

    Dr Clare Burns is an advanced speech pathologist at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. She also conducts clinical research in adult speech pathology and telepractice services and has developed, implemented and evaluated telepractice service models supporting remote swallowing and communication intervention. Her PhD thesis examined the application of telepractice in the assessment and management of speech, voice and swallowing disorders for patients with head and neck cancer. Clare is a co-author of the position statement on Telepractice for Speech Pathology Australia, and a member of the Allied Health Working Party on the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Teleoncology Guidelines.

  • Danette Langbecker

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    Danette Langbecker
    NHMRC Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

    I am an NHMRC Research Fellow at the Centre for Online Health, The University of Queensland. My program of research to date has focused on investigating how best to support cancer patients and their families, with a focus on people with brain tumours and their carers. In the last year I have expanded my interests to eHealth and telehealth, applying new technologies to improve models of care for people with a range of conditions, particularly mental health conditions and chronic disease.

  • Deborah Theodoros

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    Deborah Theodoros
    Director RECOVER Injury Research Centre

    Professor Deborah Theodoros is a founder and co-director of the Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation, University of Queensland. Her research focuses on the assessment and treatment of acquired motor speech disorders and on the development and implementation of telerehabilitation applications in speech pathology. She has been awarded over $10 million in research funding including six NHMRC project grants in the field of telehealth.

  • Diane Collins

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    Diane Collins
    Manager Specialist Care, Dental Health Services Victoria

    Ms Diane Collins started her career as a Speech Pathologist in Melbourne and Zimbabwe. She followed this by specialising in Health Sector Management. Positions she held includes Allied Health Director and Manager of Community Services - North Western Health and in Melbourne Health, CEO - Peninsula Community Health Service, Operations Director - Peninsula Health. Di is currently the Manager of Specialist Care at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. She is passionate about improving access to health care.

  • Elizabeth Ward

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    Elizabeth Ward
    Professor, Queensland Health and The University of Queensland

    Liz is the Professor of the Centre for Functioning and Health Research, Queensland Health, Australia and is a Professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The University of Queensland. Prof Ward is a leading international researcher with over 250 publications. Her primary research interest is improving swallowing outcomes for patients undergoing Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) management. Closely linked with this work is understanding dysphagia and optimizing its management in critical care and trauma populations. She has a keen interest in telehealth applications and has been the foundation researcher for the use of telepractice in dysphagia management and specifically in head and neck cancer care.

  • Hanlie Engelbrecht

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    Hanlie Engelbrecht
    Oral Surgeon, Dental Health Services Victoria

    Dr Hanlie Engelbrecht is a South African trained Specialist Oral Surgeon. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pretoria and her post-graduate training at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She completed a Fellowship in Craniofacial Cleft Surgery at the Pretoria Craniofacial Cleft Clinic, the biggest cleft clinic in Africa. She relocated to Melbourne roughly 4 years ago and is currently employed at the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Private practice and the University of Melbourne.

  • Heather Scriven

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    Heather Scriven
    Senior Social Worker, South West Hospital & Health Services Queensland Health

    Heather is a social worker with particular interest in enhancing services for patients with persistent pain living in rural/remote Queensland. She is based at St George Hospital within the South West Hospital and Health Service in Queensland Health. She was successful in receiving funding as a novice researcher to support this research.

  • Jane Kealey

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    Jane Kealey
    Regional Telehealth Manager, Northeast Health Wangaratta

    Jane Kealey is the Hume Region Telehealth Manager based at Northeast Health Wangaratta, Victoria. The Hume region spans from the outer metropolitan northern boundary of Melbourne through north east Victoria. The major focus of her work since late 2013 has been development of Regional ED Telehealth services. More recent work has concentrated on expansion of telehealth services to the region through development of specialist telehealth clinics, and services within the region to rural catchment health services. Of farming origin, Jane’s passion for telehealth is a culmination of past work experiences as a nurse and researcher in both rural and metropolitan locations.

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    Janeen Jardine

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    Janeen Jardine
    CI Program Manager, Mater Health Service

    Janeen Jardine is the manager of the Mater Cochlear Implant Clinic in Brisbane. She works with a multidisciplinary team consisting of ENT doctors, nurses ,Occupational Therapist ,Speech Pathologist ; Social Work and Audiologists to deliver care to pre and Cochlear Implants recipients.

  • Jay Jones

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    Jay Jones
    Project Coordinator, Hunter New England Health

    Jay Jones project coordinator of the Northern mental health emergency care- rural access program(NMHEC-RAP) an initative driven by the Ministry of health and implemented throughout three LHD's MNC, HNE and NNSW. Project coordinator and founder of the police ambulance early access to mental health assessment via tele health (PAEAMHATH) project. A collaboration between HNE mental health service NSW Police and NSW Ambulance. Taking mental health assessment to the patient.

  • Jennifer Chipps

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    Jennifer Chipps
    Director School of Nursing, University of the Western Cape

    Jennifer Chipps is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Western Cape where she has been a faculty member since 2014 and Director of the School since 2017. She is responsible for teaching Advanced Quantitative Research Methods. Jennifer completed her PhD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa her MPH at the University of New South Wales, Australia and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Witwatersrand and UNISA South Africa. Jennifer has previously worked at University of Sydney, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the NSW Department of Health in Australia and the NZ Health Research Council in New Zealand. Jennifer’s research interests are eHealth, Telenursing, Mental Health, Ageing, Elearning and Systematic reviews. Twitter: @chippsj.

  • Jennifer Steel

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    Jennifer Steel
    Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

    Dr. Steel is a clinical psychologist who evaluates and treats patients with cancers affecting the hepatobiliary and pancreatic system. She is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Psychiatry, and Psychology and Director of the Center for Excellence in Behavioral Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Steel's research centers on the development and testing of interventions for medical patients and their family members as well as psychoneuroimmunology.

  • Jennylee Wood

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    Jennylee Wood
    eCYMHS Co-ordinator, Queensland Health

    Jennylee is a Psychologist who has been working at the Child and Youth Mental Health Service (Queensland Health) based in Brisbane for thirteen years. For the last ten years she has been co-ordinating eCYMHS: the Electronic Child and Youth Mental Health Service which supports allied health professionals in rural and remote areas to deliver mental health services to children, adolescents and their families. Jennylee is a passionate advocate for greater access to mental health services for rural and remote communities.

  • Jessica Campbell

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    Jessica Campbell
    Research Higher Degree Student, The University of Queensland

    Jessica Campbell is a PhD student at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Centre for Research Excellence in Telehealth, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Jessica is a speech-language pathologist from Blackall in Central Western Queensland, Australia.

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    Joosup Kim

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    Joosup Kim
    Research Fellow, Monash University

    Postdoctoral research fellow with the Stroke and Ageing Research group at Monash University.

  • JUN ITO

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    JUN ITO
    Professor, Hyogo University

    Tokai University school of medicine (graduate in 2000) PhD from Kobe University graduate school of medicine (2009) Chief physician of outpatient practice, Department of nephrology, Kobe university hospital (2011-2013) Vice director of kidney center, Kobe university hospital (2013) Professor, Division of nursing, Department of health sciences, Hyogo University (2014-)

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    Karen Lucas

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    Karen Lucas
    Senior Telehealth Coordinator, Metro South Health

    Karen Lucas is the Senior Telehealth Coordinator for Metro South Health (MSH). She transitioned to this role in 2014 following 18 months as the Service Manager for the Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Telehealth Centre. Her role is focused on supporting the promotion and expansion of telehealth services within MSH and to rural and remote areas of Queensland. Karen has a background in project administration, ICT management and Telehealth services. Previously she worked for the Centre for Online Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital in the early days of the Telepaediatric service as well as in the areas of rural paediatric allied health services and rural medical education.

  • Karrie Long

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    Karrie Long
    Telehealth Coordinator, Melbourne Health

    Karrie Long is the current telehealth coordinator at Melbourne Health. She is current project lead for the Royal Melbourne Hospital telehealth program implementation.

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    Katherine Nunn
    Pharmacist, Ipswich General Hospital

    Katherine Nunn is a recently registered pharmacist working in the newly developed role of rural tele-pharmacy at Ipswich Hospital. As an intern at Ipswich Hospital in 2016, Katherine trained under experienced pharmacists to perform clinical reviews of inpatient medications, and engaged in multidisciplinary discussions about inpatient medication management. She is now assisting the department in their innovation of clinical pharmacy review services for inpatients across the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service.

  • Kathleen Bagot

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    Kathleen Bagot
    The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

    Dr Kathleen Bagot is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.  Katie has been conducting research designed to understand and improve individual or community health for over 15 years.  She currently works on projects using technology to facilitate healthcare delivery – including telemedicine such as the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine program and the pre-notification Pulsara app. Katie will be talking about scaling a single site telemedicine project to a state-wide regional service today.

  • Kirsi Bykachev

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    Kirsi Bykachev
    Project Manager, University of Eastern Finland

    Kirsi Bykachev holds Master's degree in Economics and Business Administration and Bachelor's degree in Sociology. Currently she works as a Project Manager for the ”eHealth Services for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (eCAP), 2015-2018” project at the Department of Nursing Science at the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland. Previously she has worked in other EU-funded projects dedicated to school health promotion, for example.

  • Laurelie Wall

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    Laurelie Wall
    Affiliate Lecturer, The University of Queensland

    Laurelie currently works as the Research Workforce Development Officer for allied health in Metro South Hospital & Health Service and is an affiliate lecturer with the School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland. She completed her PhD in 2017 at UQ which investigated the application of telepractice for the delivery of intensive therapy in patients with head/neck cancer. She is an affiliate of the Centre for Research Excellence in Telehealth and the Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation.

  • Leanne Gow

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    Leanne Gow
    Project Officer, HNE Mental Health

    Project officer for the PAEAMHATH project. Over 20 years working for health NSW. Experienced project officer and manager skilled in motivational interviewing and change management.

  • Linda Cuskelly

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    Linda Cuskelly
    Telehealth Coordinator, Metro North Hospital Health Service

    Linda Cuskelly has worked at the RBWH for the past15 years, mostly in outpatient clinics in roles ranging from front line administration within outpatient clinics to manager of administration services within 3 service lines. Linda established the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Appointment Confirmation Centre and has been involved in the development of outpatient processes and training. Linda has worked in the MNHSS Telehealth Coordinator role for over 3 years and enjoys the challenge of implementing and growing telehealth services within Metro North.

  • Lynnette Lyzwinski

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    Lynnette Lyzwinski
    PhD Student, The University of Queensland

    I am a PhD student at the Centre for Online Health and at the Psychiatry Department at the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland. My research interests include mHealth and e-health, electronic mindfulness interventions, and electronic behavioural interventions that target weight and weight related behaviours. My PhD project involves an RCT that will test the effectiveness of a student tailored mindfulness app I have developed for stress, weight, and weight related behaviours in students.

  • Mansoureh Nickbakht

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    Mansoureh Nickbakht
    PhD Student, The University of Queensland

    Mansoureh Nickbakht is a PhD student in audiology at School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland. She has a Bachelor’s degree in audiology and Master’s degree in “Rehabilitation Administration” from Iran. Before starting her PhD, she worked as an audiologist for 12 years in hospitals, private practice and as a Clinical Educator. Her research focuses on family-centred care and application of telehealth for families of children with hearing loss.

  • Mariya Hamid

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    Mariya Hamid
    Resident Medical Officer, Princess Alexandra Hospital

    Mariya is a resident medical officer in Brisbane, who has been working with the Dermatology Department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital to evaluate and streamline the use of Telehealth in connecting regional and rural doctors with specialist Dermatology advice.

  • Matt Page

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    Matt Page
    Principal Project Officer, Queensland Health

    Matt is a Principal Project Officer in Queensland Health’s Telehealth Support Unit. With over two decades of clinical and service improvement experience in healthcare, he is an advocate for equity of access, viewing telehealth as an essential enabler to achieving the principle of healthcare for all. Having held a variety of roles in healthcare, he has an informed perspective of the challenges facing health service provision. Matt holds qualifications in Nursing and Health Services Management, and has been involved in numerous projects resulting in system wide improvements in access to safe and sustainable healthcare for the people of Queensland.

  • Maurice Mars

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    Maurice Mars
    Professor and HOD, University of KwaZuu-Natal

    Maurice Mars MBChB, MD is Professor of TeleHealth at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His Department provides postgraduate education in both medical informatics and telemedicine to students in several African countries. Mars is editor of the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth and is on the editorial boards of several eHealth journals. He is a member of the Management Board of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth, the BRICS Telemedicine Experts Group and was a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Health Technology in South Africa.

  • Megan McKerrow

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    Megan McKerrow
    Radiographer, Princess Alexandra Hospital

    Megan is a radiographer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. She is involved in weekly Mt Isa orthopaedic fracture clinics with orthopaedic surgeon, Dr John North, via telehealth conference facilities. Megan has a keen interest in research and with much of her extended family living rurally, has a vested interest in what telemedicine can offer to patients in remote areas.

  • Melissa McCarthy

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    Melissa McCarthy
    Research Fellow, RIDBC

    Melissa is a Research Fellow at RIDBC Renwick Centre and PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle. She received her Master’s degree in Deaf Education from Smith College in 2002 and relocated to Australia in 2004. As a qualified Teacher of the Deaf, Early Childhood Teacher and LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist, Melissa has worked in a variety of educational settings with children of all ages, in both the United States and Australia. Her current research is focused on the use of telepractice to deliver early intervention services to children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.

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    Michelle Cottrell
    Project Officer - Spinal Physiotherapy Screening Clinic, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital

    Michelle is currently completing her PhD part-time at the University of Queensland. The focus of her thesis is the development, implementation and evaluation of telerehabilitation, as an additional method of service delivery, for the management of patients with chronic musculoskeletal conditions referred to public tertiary-based specialised outpatient services. She is also concurrently employed at the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital as a Project Officer for the Spinal Physiotherapy Screening Clinic (SPSC) Telehealth Clinic.

  • Monica Taylor

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    Monica Taylor
    Research Assistant, The University of Queensland

    Monica Taylor is a Research Assistant at UQ’s Centre for Online Health. She completed a Master of Public Health degree at UQ, then returned to her home country of Canada where she coordinated cancer prevention research. She’s since resumed living in Brisbane and is currently contributing to a diverse list of telehealth investigations on topics such as models of care, Indigenous services, prisoner health, and mental health. In addition to telehealth, she has published research in the fields of injury epidemiology and breast cancer. She appreciates that telehealth is applicable across health disciplines and connects us over great geographic distances.

  • Nicole Heaphy

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    Nicole Heaphy
    Specialist Dentist/Head Oral Medicine, Dental Health Services Victoria

    Dr Nicole Heaphy graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1989. After 10 years in private general dental practice she returned to complete her Master’s Degree in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology. Nicole is currently the Head of the Oral Medicine Unit at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and holds a Senior Lecturer position at the Melbourne Dental School.

  • Noelene Cooper

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    Noelene Cooper
    Program Manager - Cross Portfolio, Country SA PHN

    Noelene Cooper Project Manager Cross Portfolio has worked in health for thirty years including; Pharmacy, General Practice, Divisions of General Practice and Medicare Locals. Noelene project manages the After Hours Innovation & Preventative Health Grants, the Silver Connections After Hours Expansion Project and the Chronic Pain Management Project for Country SA PHN.

  • Phillip Greenup

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    Phillip Greenup
    Principal Project Officer, Queensland Health

    Phil has nearly ten years experience in the in the design and implementation of telehealth models in public and private hospital settings. He has been with Queensland Health's Telehealth Support Unit since it was established. Phil has a special interest in using telehealth to improve equity of care and increase the clinical capacity of regional health services.

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    Queen Okereke
    Staff Specialist General Medicine, Cairns Hospital

    Queen Okereke, MBBCH, MWACP, FRACP Staff specialist General medicine, Cairns hospital, Cairns, Queensland, Australia Email: Queen.Okereke@health.qld.gov.au

  • Rebecca Hammond

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    Rebecca Hammond
    Telecare Program Delivery Manager, Royal Far West

    Rebecca has worked as a leader in the telehealth space with Royal Far West (RFW) since 2014. She currently leads the service delivery team as Telecare Program Delivery Manager, and is a strong advocate for telecare. Aligned with RFW's vision of 'Caring for Country Kids', Rebecca is passionate about giving country kids access to health and education services that they need, no matter the distance. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) and Master of Public Health (Advanced). She has experience in administration, telecare service coordination, face-to-face delivery of child and family health education programs, customer relationships, research and advocacy.

  • Rebecca Sutherland

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    Rebecca Sutherland
    PhD candidate, Griffith University

    Rebecca has worked as a speech pathologist, project manager and service manager in organisations in Australia and the UK. She is completing a PhD through Griffith University looking at telehealth for children with diverse learning needs. She works for the Child Development Unit at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, providing diagnostic assessments for rural children with reading difficulties and for children with suspected autism, and for Positive Partnerships, a program regarding children on the autism spectrum. She also currently works for Griffith University and has provided guest lectures to undergraduate and post graduate students in a number of disciplines.

  • Shane Delves

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    Shane Delves
    Telehealth Implementation Manager, Murrumbidgee Local Health District

    Shane Delves is the MLHD Telehealth Implementation Manager and has a clinical background in Allied Health.

  • Shararaeh R. Niakan Kalhori

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    Shararaeh R. Niakan Kalhori
    Assistant Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

    Sharareh R. Niakan Kalhori is an assistant professor at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She holds PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Manchester in the UK. Her PhD research area was Machine Learning application in Medical area. Fuzzy Methods also has been used in the conducted research since 2009. Sharareh, also, has conducted several works in the field of mobile health and care management system in medical sciences.

  • Silvia Pfeiffer

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    Silvia Pfeiffer
    Prioject Director / CEO Coviu, CSIRO / Coviu Pty Ltd

    Dr Silvia Pfeiffer is the CEO of Coviu, a cloud application focused on enabling healthcare providers to set up video consultation services for patients and to collaborate on patient cases with peers. Silvia has more than 15 years of experience with Web video technology. She has previously worked for Google, Mozilla, NICTA, and CSIRO and has been involved in creating the Web standards that underpin the Coviu technology. Silvia has a double degree in computer science and business management but has most recently worked with several speech pathology groups and learnt a lot about the special requirements for successful speech pathology video sessions.

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    Sisira Edirippulige

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    Sisira Edirippulige
    Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland

    Dr Sisira Edirippulige is the Coordinator of e-Healthcare programs at the Centre for Online Health University of Queensland Australia. His main responsibilities at the University of Queensland include coordinating graduate programs in e-Healthcare and CPD courses. His research interests include the development, promotion and integration of e-health education and training into the healthcare sector.

  • Sumudu Wickramasinghe

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    Sumudu Wickramasinghe
    PhD Candidate, Centre for Online Health

    Sumudu is PhD candidate at the Centre for Online Health, School of Medicine, University of Queensland. Sumudu's PhD research evaluates usefulness of telehealth, in providing remote Indigenous patients with access to specialists for diabetes. His other research interests include medical education, diabetes and public health.

  • Takuya Kanamori

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    Takuya Kanamori
    Assistant Professor, St. Luke's International University

    Takuya Kanamori is a nurse researcher at St. Luke's International University in japan. He has a background in gerontological nursing, and he has been interested in the prevention of readmission in elderly by using the telenursing.

  • Ulrich Sprick

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    Ulrich Sprick
    Deputy Medical Director, St. Alexius/St. Josef Clinic

    Prof. Sprick is an associated professor at the University of Düsseldorf and Deputy Medical Director and Head of the Department of Day Clinics and Ambulances of the St. Alexius/St. Josef Clinic in Neuss, Germany. He is a trained psychiatrist and an expert psychologist specialized on psychotherapy (CBT) and forensic psychiatry. He has been working in Brain research for more than 10 years with special interests in brain plasticity, endogenous opiates, trophic factors, reward systems and memory. From the clinical perspective his actual research interests include nonvisual effects of light, cognitive training for schizophrenic patients and telemedicine, especially therapist delivered psychotherapy. He is a member of several Medical and Psychological Societies.

Oral Poster Presenters

  • Amandeep Hansra

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    Amandeep Hansra
    ReadyCare CEO and Medical Director, Telstra Health

    Amandeep is a leader in the telehealth services sector in Australia. She is a locally trained specialist General Practitioner who has worked both nationally and overseas. Her career has included both public and private work, as well as in Aboriginal Health, Refugee Health, Occupational Medicine and Travel Medicine. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and an examiner for the College, and holds a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

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    Centaine L. Snoswell
    PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland

    Centaine Snoswell is a practicing Clinical Pharmacist with a Masters in Public Health who is undertaking a PhD in Applied Health Economics at the University of Queensland. Her PhD research focuses on the economic analysis for teledermoscopy services in Australia.

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    Jocelyn Syme
    Program Coordinator, Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria

    Jocelyn Syme has been with the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria since January 2016 and is the Program Coordinator for the Flying Doctor Telehealth service.

  • Maayken van den Berg

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    Maayken van den Berg
    Research Fellow, Flinders University

    Dr Maayken van den Berg is a Research Fellow at Flinders University, Department of Rehabilitation, Aged and Extended Care. She holds degrees in Physiotherapy and Movement Sciences and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. Her areas of interest are mobility and activity levels in people receiving rehabilitation, gait training, and methods to increase opportunity for practice such as technology-enhanced interventions, telerehabilitation, caregiver-mediated rehabilitation and digital coaching.

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    Marlien Varnfield
    Mobile Health Systems Team Leader, CSIRO

    Marlien leads the Mobile Health Systems team at the Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO. Her research focuses on development, delivery and large-scale implementation of m-health services. Specifically, she has extensive experience in care models designed to deliver support in the self-management of chronic conditions to patients, at home. In addition to numerous national and international conference presentations, Marlien has extensively published in the field of chronic disease management and mobile health. She is professional member of the European Society of Cardiology, a Core Faculty Member of the eCardiology and eHealth Congress, Berlin 2017 and member of ACRA and HISA.

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    Megan Swales
    PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland

    Megan graduated from the University of Queensland with a bachelor of speech pathology (first class honours) in 2013. She was awarded a National Stroke Foundation Honours Research grant for her honours project on clinician preferences regarding computer-based aphasia therapy programs. Megan then began her post-graduate research studies the following year through a Centre of Research Excellence in Telehealth PhD scholarship. Her PhD topic is titled 'The Assessment and Management of Cognitive-Linguistic Impairments in Parkinson's Disease via Telepractice'. Within this time she has co-supervised 3 honours students. She is also a part time therapist at Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital.

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    Michelle Judd
    Service Improvement Facilitator, GV Health

    A Service Improvement facilitator with Hume Regional Integrated cancer services for the last 5 years. Portfolio includes Supportive care, expansion of Multi Disciplinary Meetings and Survivorship Major projects have included the Referral Pathways for GPs and other specialists. The Hume Survivorship Service project and West Hume Optimal Cancer Care Pathways Project.

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    Monica Taylor
    Research Assistant, The University of Queensland

    Monica Taylor is a Research Assistant at UQ’s Centre for Online Health. She completed a Master of Public Health degree at UQ, then returned to her home country of Canada where she coordinated cancer prevention research. She’s since resumed living in Brisbane and is currently contributing to a diverse list of telehealth investigations on topics such as models of care, Indigenous services, prisoner health, and mental health. In addition to telehealth, she has published research in the fields of injury epidemiology and breast cancer. She appreciates that telehealth is applicable across health disciplines and connects us over great geographic distances.

  • Sean Halloran

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    Sean Halloran
    Telehealth Services Manager, Center for Online Health

    Sean is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and clinical services development for the Princess Alexandra Hospital Telehealth Centre. His primary responsibility is to work collaboratively with University of Queensland's Center for Online Health and Metro South Health stakeholders to identify, develop and enhance of a broad range of clinical telehealth services to be delivered from the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.

  • Shararaeh R. Niakan Kalhori

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    Shararaeh R. Niakan Kalhori
    Assistant Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

    Sharareh R. Niakan Kalhori is an assistant professor at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She holds PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Manchester in the UK. Her PhD research area was Machine Learning application in Medical area. Fuzzy Methods also has been used in the conducted research since 2009. Sharareh, also, has conducted several works in the field of mobile health and care management system in medical sciences.

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    Alexander Tedman
    Resident Medical Officer, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

    Dr Tedman is a resident medical officer working with the dermatology team at The Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. He is actively involved in the set up of the new LCCH Paediatric Teledermatology service, and is currently conducting a clinic audit of the service's ability to capture referral and management data in the electronic medical record, as well as a prospective observational study exploring referral patterns to the service.

  • Alireza Atashi

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    Alireza Atashi
    Faculty Member, Virtual School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

    Alireza is an assistant professor at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and also the director of medical informatics department of Motamed Cancer Institute in Tehran. He holds MSc in Mathematics and PhD in Medical Informatics. His PhD research area was medical data modeling. Alireza has conducted several works in the field of medical data mining, fuzzy analysis and model based clinical decision support especially in the field of intensive care and cancer. 

  • Amanda Lee

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    Amanda Lee
    Diabetes Educator/Accredited Practising Dietitian, Diabetes WA

    Amanda is a diabetes educator and dietitian working at Diabetes WA to provide diabetes education to patients in rural and remote parts of Western Australia. She is passionate about bridging the disparity in diabetes services available to people living in the country.

  • Anish Menon

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    Anish Menon
    PhD Student, The University of Queensland

    Anish Menon is an Endocrinologist, working at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He is currently pursuing a PhD exploring use of eHealth to improve diabetes service delivery.

  • Annie Banbury

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    Annie Banbury
    PhD Candidate, CQUniversity

    Amanda is a diabetes educator and dietitian working at Diabetes WA to provide diabetes education to patients in rural and remote parts of Western Australia. She is passionate about bridging the disparity in diabetes services available to people living in the country.

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    Antoinette Hodge
    Senior Neuropsychologist, Children's Hospital at Westmead

    Antoinette Hodge is a clinical neuropsychologist with 20 years experience in a variety of clinical and research roles. She works for the Child Development Unit at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, providing diagnostic assessments for rural children with reading difficulties. She has provided guest lectures to undergraduate and post graduate students in a number of disciplines. Her research interests include youth mental health, neurodevelopmental disorders, cognitive training and telehealth assessments.

  • Azam Aslani

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    Azam Aslani
    Assistant Professor, Health Human Resources Research Center, Shiraz university of medical sciences, Shiraz, Iran

    Dr Azam Aslani has graduated at PhD degree in medical Informatics; she is assistant professor of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Her research area is in consumer health informatics with a special interest in patient decision aid system, and mobile based interventions for consumer. During her PhD study, Azam evaluated the impact of a computerized decision aid on empowering pregnant women for choosing vaginal versus cesarean section deliver.

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    Beverley Giebel
    CNC-Telehealth, WestMoreton Hospital and Health Service

    Bev is a Registered Nurse and Midwife who has lived and worked in rural areas for most of a long health career. With a Masters in Nursing Leadership, she has worked for many years as a Director of Nursing, Community Health Services Director, and a wide range of other clinical and management positions. Currently her role as CNC for telehealth in West Moreton has enabled her to focus on her passion for rural health care and access to services, by promoting the uptake of telehealth.

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    Clare Burns
    Advanced Speech Pathologist, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Queensland Health

    Dr Clare Burns is an advanced speech pathologist at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. She also conducts clinical research in adult speech pathology and telepractice services and has developed, implemented and evaluated telepractice service models supporting remote swallowing and communication intervention. Her PhD thesis examined the application of telepractice in the assessment and management of speech, voice and swallowing disorders for patients with head and neck cancer. Clare is a co-author of the position statement on Telepractice for Speech Pathology Australia, and a member of the Allied Health Working Party on the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Teleoncology Guidelines.

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    Colleen Birchley
    Head of Telehealth, Telstra Health

    Colleen joined Telstra Health in 2015 and is now head of the Telehealth portfolio. She has extensive experience in the telecommunications industry in Sales, Product and Business Management roles both domestically and across Asia. Colleen started out her career as a Registered Nurse and loves being able to bring together her health and technology knowledge and experience to work with customers to design solutions that will deliver better health outcomes.

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    Danette Langbecker
    NHMRC Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

    I am an NHMRC Research Fellow at the Centre for Online Health, The University of Queensland. My program of research to date has focused on investigating how best to support cancer patients and their families, with a focus on people with brain tumours and their carers. In the last year I have expanded my interests to eHealth and telehealth, applying new technologies to improve models of care for people with a range of conditions, particularly mental health conditions and chronic disease.

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    David Evans
    Deputy Director Medical Services, Princes Alexandra Hospital, Metrosouth Hospital Health Service

    I have been working as a medical administrator for over 30 years enjoying the enthusiastic company of some wonderful informaticians helping to develop Australia's emerging clinical information systems. I trained as a medical practitioner at the University of Queensland, then worked as Commonwealth Medical Officer, witnessing the emergence of 'green screen' emails and word processors. Over the last 23 years, I have been a medical superintendent at The Prince Charles Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital and am currently at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. I have tertiary academic qualifications in health and business administration, occupational health and safety, information technology and hold specialist registration with AHPRA in Medical Administration (FRACMA). I have work with Standards Australia in IT-014 subcommittees working on health concept representation, clinical decision support, and electronic health record interoperability. I have been an Australian representative on the IHTSDO Quality Assurance Subcommittee and briefly as well on the Content Committee for SNOMED-CT. I was a NEHTA Clinical Lead and now the ADHA (Agency) as a Clinical Reference Lead active in the classification and terminology aspects of eHealth, progressing a long-standing concern for safe information technology and health systems. I am a Co-Chair for the Australian Clinical Terminology User Group (AuCTUG). I am passionate about holistic safety in health care, supportive IT systems, and design along with Knowledge Management, telehealth and managing information overload. Experiencing the full Digital Hospital experience at the PAH. My research area is decision support, knowledge overload and how we as humans (and clinicians) deal with information, use it, store it, communicate it and transfer it.

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    Elizabeth Ward
    Professor, The University of Queensland

    Liz is the Professor of the Centre for Functioning and Health Research, Queensland Health, Australia and is a Professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The University of Queensland. Prof Ward is a leading international researcher with over 250 publications. Her primary research interest is improving swallowing outcomes for patients undergoing Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) management. Closely linked with this work is understanding dysphagia and optimizing its management in critical care and trauma populations. She has a keen interest in telehealth applications and has been the foundation researcher for the use of telepractice in dysphagia management and specifically in head and neck cancer care.

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    Emily Comben
    Speech Pathologist, West Moreton Hospital and Health Service

    Emily is a speech pathologist working within the community based rehabilitation team in west moreton hospital and health service. She has a special interest in acquired and degenerative neurological conditions.

  • Farhad Fatehi

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    Farhad Fatehi
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Online Health

    PhD in Telemedicine

  • Ga-Hye Yi

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    Ga-Hye Yi
    Fellow, SMG-SNU Boramae medical center

    Dr Yi Ga-Hye, who is the author of the paper, graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine and now is a Fellow at the Boramae medical center in Seoul. The main research fields are life style modification including smoking cessation, obesity management, and chronic disease management.

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    Jennifer Chipps
    Director School of Nursing, University of the Western Cape

    Jennifer Chipps is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Western Cape where she has been a faculty member since 2014 and Director of the School since 2017. She is responsible for teaching Advanced Quantitative Research Methods. Jennifer completed her PhD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa her MPH at the University of New South Wales, Australia and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Witwatersrand and UNISA South Africa. Jennifer has previously worked at University of Sydney, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the NSW Department of Health in Australia and the NZ Health Research Council in New Zealand. Jennifer’s research interests are eHealth, Telenursing, Mental Health, Ageing, Elearning and Systematic reviews. Twitter: @chippsj.

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    Jessica Dawber
    Principal Project Officer, Gold Coast HHS

    Jessica is an occupational therapist and project manager with interests in quality improvement, innovation and system design in healthcare. Jess applied her expertise in rehabilitation and complex case management to design and implement Tele-Handover as part of the Tele-Recover clinical pathway in collaboration with clinicians and teams involved in trauma recovery at Gold Coast  University Hospital and across Queensland and New South Wales.  

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    Jo Gooderson
    Owner, Ember Healthcare

    Jo Gooderson holds Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Physiotherapy qualifications. She spent 10 years working for the Ministry of Defence providing physiotherapy service for the British Military in Europe. Since her return to Australia in 2012 she has been working in private practice as a physiotherapist and involved in developing innovative interprofessional clinical education projects for student health care professionals. This lead to her interest in using ICT to improve the links to quality healthcare services for patients and for educational opportunities for clinicians. Early in 2017 Ember Healthcare was established, providing telerehabilitation services to patients Australia wide.

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    Karrie Long
    Telehealth Coordinator, Melbourne Health

    Karrie Long is the current telehealth coordinator at Melbourne Health. She is current project lead for the Royal Melbourne Hospital telehealth program implementation.

  • Leila Shafiee Hanjani

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    Leila Shafiee Hanjani
    PhD Student, The University of Queensland

    Leila is a PhD student at the University of Queensland, Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine (CRGM). She completed a Master of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Queensland in 2014 and has held some research positions at the University of Queensland since then. Besides her research experience and qualification in clinical pharmacy, she has also worked as a pharmacist for over three years in Iran. Leila maintains an interest in Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) and optimising prescribing in the elderly.

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    Maayken van den Berg
    Research Fellow, Flinders University

    Dr Maayken van den Berg is a Research Fellow at Flinders University, Department of Rehabilitation, Aged and Extended Care. She holds degrees in Physiotherapy and Movement Sciences and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. Her areas of interest are mobility and activity levels in people receiving rehabilitation, gait training, and methods to increase opportunity for practice such as technology-enhanced interventions, telerehabilitation, caregiver-mediated rehabilitation and digital coaching.

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    Manuel Gonzalez Garcia
    Postdoctoral Fellow, CSIRO

    Dr. Manuel Gonzalez-Garcia is currently appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO, where he is member of the Mobile Health Systems team. He is a practicing cardiologist and family practice physician, formerly employed as Senior Consultant at the Heart Centre, Norrland’s University Hospital, in Sweden. Over the course of his career, Dr. Gonzalez’s activity has focused on the use of telemedicine and mobile technology to deliver cost-effective care for chronic heart disease’s patients and the practical integration of telemedicine in daily health care activities, especially its application in Cardiac Rehab programs.

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    Maurice Mars
    Professor and HOD, University of KwaZuu-Natal

    Maurice Mars MBChB, MD is Professor of TeleHealth at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His Department provides postgraduate education in both medical informatics and telemedicine to students in several African countries. Mars is editor of the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth and is on the editorial boards of several eHealth journals. He is a member of the Management Board of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth, the BRICS Telemedicine Experts Group and was a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Health Technology in South Africa.

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    OLABANJI ALO
    Master of Public Health Candidate, The University of Queensland

    Olabanji is a Master of Public Health graduate from the University of Queensland, Australia. He has strong interest in Health Informatics.

  • Shane Delves

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    Shane Delves
    Telehealth Implementation Manager, Murrumbidgee Local Health District

    Shane Delves is the MLHD Telehealth Implementation Manager and has a clinical background in Allied Health.

  • Shararaeh R. Niakan Kalhori

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    Shararaeh R. Niakan Kalhori
    Assistant Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

    Sharareh R. Niakan Kalhori is an assistant professor at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She holds PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Manchester in the UK. Her PhD research area was Machine Learning application in Medical area. Fuzzy Methods also has been used in the conducted research since 2009. Sharareh, also, has conducted several works in the field of mobile health and care management system in medical sciences.

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    Sharifah AlDossary
    PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland

    Sharifah Al Dossary University of Queensland Sharifah Al Dossary joined COH in October 2013 as a PhD student. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management and Technology from King Faisal University (Dammam - Saudi Arabia) in 2008. She was awarded her Master degree in Health Informatics with distinction from King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) Riyadh - Saudi Arabia in 2011, her master thesis was a research project in the field of health informatics entitled “Hospital Physicians’ Use of Medical Literature Databases”. She joined the facility of College of Public Health and Health Informatics (KSAU-HS) as a lecturer in 2012. Sharifah is interested in research involving Telehealth. Her current work focuses on developing and evaluating a framework for telemedicine service planning.

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    Sophie Brice
    Client Services Consultant, BlameySaundershears

    The Teleaudiology team provide online assistance, triaging of patient needs, along with technical and Audiological solutions based on each patients environment and capabilities.

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    Susan Jury

    Lindy Johnson is the Telehealth Victoria Community of Practice Project Coordinator. Lindy has over twenty years of healthcare experience in project, research, clinical, teaching and management roles. She has also coordinated an occupational therapy telehealth project exploring the value of virtual home assessments for children with orthopaedic conditions.

    Alice and Susan are both experienced telehealth project practitioners with several years’ experience implementing telehealth initiatives.  Alice’s focus has been regional settings across the Barwon South West (Victoria) and Susan in metropolitan Specialist Clinics – previously the Royal Children's Hospital and now Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Melbourne, Victoria).

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    Susan Jury: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-jury-a5176028

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    Teena Arora
    Student, Federation University

    Research Student at Federation University (Ballarat), Area of Interest Body Area wireless Sensors. Recently participated for SummerTech Live (Ballart) did project : Real Time Analytics for Arrhythmia detection.

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    Tin Aeint Nge Nge
    Master of E-Healthcare (Qualified), The University of Queensland

    Tin Aeint works as Telehealth Coordinator for Waimoe, a company dedicated to accessibility of pharmaceutical products in third world countries such as Myanmar. Tin Aeint attained her Bachelor of Science (biomedical major in Immunology and Infectious Disease) at UQ, where Tin Aeint also completed her Master of E-Healthcare, before commencing her current medical program at Bond University.   In volunteering at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit (Princess Alexandra Hospital) since 2013, Tin Aeint's interest in making telehealth available to the less privileged has developed into a passion, and she aspires to contribute to making equitable access to healthcare a reality for all.

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    Tomoko Kamei
    Professor, St. Luke's International University, Graduate School of Nursing

    Tomoko Kamei is a nurse researcher and has been developed home monitoring-based telenursing system, telenursing practice protocol and telenursing guidelines in Japanese setting.

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    Virginia Zazo Hernanz
    Senior Consultant and Head, University Hospital , Umeå ; Umeå university (Sweden)

    Dr Virginia Zazo is senior consultant and Head at the department of Dermatology, in the University Hospital of Umeå, in Sweden. Over the past several years, her work has focused on developing and implementing teledermatology in Vasterbotten County, Northern Sweden. Since she moved to Brisbane in January 2017, Virginia is attending her regular tasks remotely.

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    Yuko Yamamoto
    Associate Professor, Musashino University

    Yuko Yamamoto (PhD) is associate professor of Nursing in School of Human Sciences at the Musashino University. She has been conducting telenursing research at St. Luke’s International University from 2009.

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    Zamikhaya Mapundu
    PhD Candidate and Lectuer, Tshwane University of Technology

    South Africa is one of the nation’s highly burdened by the TB pandemic. The DOTS program was adopted into the national health care system to address the issue of non-compliance. TB treatment requires a strict treatment intake of about 6-8 months and DOTS program has made some notable progress in increasing patient compliance and increasing cure rates however cases of non-compliance and defaulting patients are still reported. Healthcare providers in Limpopo region are consulting in multiple public hospitals and clinics within a short space of time and this result on medication shortages that also contribute on patients receiving conflicting treatment. There is a need to explore and leverage on technological advancement by implementing an integrated healthcare systems to address the above challenges. A literature review study was conducted after following a scientific applied research processes with an aim of addressing the main research question.