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21 Aug 2018

HealthCare of the Future 

The changing influence of machines and their impact on innovations in health care, the increase of micro-organisms and the use of augmented reality in education were amongst the forward thinking topics discussed by health industry experts at a Conference hosted by Adventist HealthCare.

Held at the state-of-the-art education facilities of the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School of The University of Sydney, and hosted by the Hospital’s Registered Training Organisation the San College of Education, the Towards Tomorrow Critical Care Conference presenters included surgeons, nurses, intensivists and infectious disease specialists from the San and other hospitals.

Presentations included machines versus man, robot versus surgeon, Sepsis, genomics and contagion, and augmented reality in health care education, with discussion panels between the presenters and the over 125 attendees.

Keynote speakers included:

  • Associate Professor Dr Ross Grant – Biochemical Pharmacologist and CEO of the Australasian Research Institute
  • Caitlin Haimes – General X-ray Section Manager at San Radiology
  • Dr Jason Sharp – Cardiologist
  • Dr Adam Osomanski – Anaesthetist
  • Dr Emily Granger – Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Dr Heather Low – Intensivist
  • Dr Cara Whitley – Registrar at Lismore Base Hospital
  • Jayne O’Connor – Infection Prevention Control Coordinator
  • Emma Smith – ICU Nurse Educator
  • Dr Glen Singleman – Emergency and Critical Care Practitioner, documentary film maker and adventurer
  • Dr John Gatward – Anaesthetist and Intensivist
  • Dr Claire Seiffert – Education Fellow

The Conference was sponsored by Baxter, Zoll, Gentinge, Dräger, Intersurgical Complete Respiratory Systems, Masimo, NicePak Products, Douglas Hanly Moir Pathology, MöInlycke, 3M, Open Heart International, Donate Life and the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses.

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