Invited Speakers

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Professor Claudia Krebs

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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Presentation Topic: TBC

Presentation day and time: Day 1, Wednesday 1st December, 12:00 AEDST

Professor Darrell Evans

The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Prof Darrell Evans

Professor Darrell Evans

Darrell Evans is passionate about the transformative power of education and its promise for future generations. Darrell’s academic background is as an anatomist and developmental biologist with over 30 years’ experience in teaching in the anatomical sciences. He led anatomy at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the UK before arriving in Australia nearly a decade ago. Darrell is an Associate Editor for the Anatomical Sciences Education journal, and his own education research focuses on formative assessment, near-peer teaching and communication skills.

As a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), Darrell blends his teaching, research and management expertise as well as his creative flair to provide dynamic approaches to the training and mentoring of educators through his company globalDARBE. However, Darrell has recently stepped back into academic senior management as the Interim Head of the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle and Dean of the Joint Medical Program (University of Newcastle/University of New England).

Presentation Topic: Beyond Covid: What should anatomy education look like?

Presentation day and time: Day 2, Thursday 2nd December, 11:30 AEDST

Professor Stephen O'Leary

University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stephen O'Leary

Prof. Stephen O'Leary

Professor Stephen O’Leary holds the William Gibson Chair of Otolaryngology at the University of Melbourne and is a Senior Specialist in the Otology and Cochlear Implant Clinics at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.  He has had a career long passion to improve hearing for those with a hearing loss. He has made significant clinical and scientific contributions to cochlear implantation, drug delivery to the inner ear band surgical training technologies.  His interests also include inner ear function and protection in surgery, and surgical simulation.  Prof O’Leary is a Practitioner Fellow of the National Medical Research Council (Australia), and dedicates his time to both research into Otology and surgical practice. 

Presentation Topic: TBC

Presentation day and time: Day 2, Thursday 2nd December, 13:00 AEDST

Professor Peter Choong

St Vincent's Hospital and Melbourne Medical School, Victoria, Australia

Peter Choong

Prof. Peter Choong

Peter is the Sir Hugh Devine Professor of Surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital, and the Head of the Department of Surgery of the Melbourne Medical School. He recently stepped down as the Chair of the Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Service at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Director of Orthopaedics at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne after almost 25 years. 

Peter, a recent past President of the AOA, has also held the roles of Chair of the Federal Training Committee and Scientific Secretary of the AOA, RACS Chair of the Board of Orthopaedics, Assistant Dean of the Melbourne Medical School and immediate past-Chair of the Research Committee of the AOA. Peter has also served as Programme Director of Surgery and Chief Medical Officer of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.  

Peter has research grant funding of over $25 million (NHMRC, ARC, RACS, AOA, Cancer Australia, CRC, MRFF, NGO) for arthritis surgery research, studying the treatment of bone tumours and advanced limb reconstruction. He has published over 450 peer-reviewed articles and leads the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence into Total Joint Replacement, is the Principle Clinical Lead in the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and leads the Advanced Limb Reconstruction Research Programme at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. He is an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow. 

His most prestigious awards include the John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship (2008) from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Mayo Clinic Coventry Award (2014), the City of Melbourne Award (2015), and the NHMRC Award for Research Excellence (2019). 

Presentation Topic: TBC

Presentation day and time: Day 2, Thursday 2nd December, 16:30 AEDST

Dr. Janet Davey

Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University/ Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank, Australia

Janet Davey

Dr. Janet Davey

Dr Janet Davey is a Forensic Egyptologist is an adjunct Research Fellow in the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University based at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank. Janet has been involved in mummy research since the late 1990’s when the first two mummies were scanned at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute. To assist with the analysis of the mummy data she established the Melbourne Mummy Team.

Dr Davey continued her mummy research at the University of Manchester UK during her studies in the Master of Science - Biomedical and Forensic Studies in Egyptology. Before she returned to Australia to begin her PhD in Forensic Egyptology, she spent 2006 in Cairo Egypt, working at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square. Her PhD studies involved using modern medical technology to investigate 14 child mummies from the Graeco-Roman Period. This is the first major study of child mummies from any era of ancient Egypt.

Janet is an internationally recognised forensic Egyptology and has been involved in collaborative research with other institutes both in Australia and overseas. Her current project is working with a multi-disciplinary team to provide expert advice towards the facial reconstruction of a child mummy who died with a dislocated mandible.

Further information on Dr Janet Davey Forensic Egyptologist may be found on Google and Google Scholar or by clicking on links below.

Presentation Topic: TBC

Presentation day and time: Day 3, Friday 3rd December, 16:30 AEDST