This program is an outline only. Program current as at 23 March 2022.
This program is subject to change without notice at the organiser's discretion. Please check back at this webpage for any program updates.

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Gallery, Ballroom Level

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Welcome Reception Dinner

Tamborine Gallery

8:00 AM


8:45 AM to 8:50 AM

Conference Welcome

Dr David Pakchung, President, MLSQ

8:50 AM to 9:00 AM

Official Opening

The Honourable Justice David Boddice, Legal Patron 

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Keynote Address: "Patient Trust and Future uses of Health Data: Innovating with Confidence"

Assoc. Prof. Mark Taylor, Health Law and Regulation at Melbourne Law School and Deputy Director at HeLEX, Melbourne

  • Our best possible future: reliance on novel public-private partnerships and collaborations
  • To demonstrate future uses of data to be worthy of patient trust
  • Allocation of responsibility and how to govern toward trustworthy future uses of health data
9:30 AM to 9:35 AM


9:35 AM to 10:55 AM


0935 | The Future of Digital Health: Delivering health care in real time
Associate Professor Clair Sullivan, Director of Clinical Informatics (Research), Digital Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane

  • Qld’s first digital hospital (STARS)
  • Electronic medical records and digital records management
  • New and innovative models of care
  • Challenges and opportunities 

1000 | Questions

1005 | Emergency Telehealth Models-Connecting Rural and Remote Communities
Dr Peter Miller, Clinical Director, Emergency Telehealth Support , Queensland Health, Toowoomba

  • History and evolution of emergency telehealth in Queensland
  • Description of current systems with case examples 
  • COVID Challenges 
  • Future Directions

1030 | Questions

1035 | A Cautionary Tale From Aotearoa’s Frontline: Beware of What You Wish For
Associate Professor Simon Denny, Director Young Adult Health Mater Health Services, Brisbane 

  • The use of Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) by the New Zealand government to address social and policy concerns
  • Pitfalls and issues with IDI
  • Social licence in the context of government use of big data

1055 | Questions

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Morning Tea


11:30 AM to 12:55 PM


1130 | Privacy/Data Security/Cyber Security: Current Trends and Issues
Darren Hopkins, Partner McGrathNicol, Brisbane

  • The current threat landscape: Attacks and breaches directed at the health sector.
  • The evolving nature of Cyber-attacks
  • Emerging risks out of the Darknet: The value of health data and recent threats such as black market Covid Vaccines
  • Legal issues arising from a Cyber event and loss of sensitive information

1155 | Questions

1200 | Zero stars, would not recommend
Dr Lily Vrtik, Medical Advisor MDA National, Brisbane
Daniel Davison, Principal, Meridian Lawyers, Brisbane

  • Looking at the ethics: Why medical marketing should be restricted?
  • Your brand, reputation and risks in advertising
  • You legal responsibilities on social media and self promotion
  • Patient reviews on the world wide web: When commentary becomes defamation and what to do about it

1245 | Questions

12:55 PM to 2:20 PM


Tamborine Gallery

2:20 PM to 2:50 PM


1420 | The Future is Now
Dr Sue Keay, CEO of AI Hub, Brisbane

  • AI technology 
  • Trends and developments in healthcare technology
  • What the future holds 

1445 | Questions

2:50 PM to 3:45 PM

Panel discussion - Patient technology - ethical and legal considerations

Facilitated by Mr Damien Atkinson QC

  • Assoc. Prof Tina Cockburn
  • Mr Daniel Davison
  • Dr Sue Keay
  • Assoc. Prof Clair Sullivan
  • Assoc. Prof Mark Taylor 
3:45 PM to 4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Assoc. Prof Tina Cockburn

4:00 PM

Sessions Conclude

7:00 PM

Conference Dinner

Marriott Ballroom

Who is telling the story, who is making the decisions? Is the law lagging?
Dr Chris Jeffery, CEO Field Orthopaedics, Brisbane