COLLEGE NEWS

New date for GBMA forum and workshop

GBMA Education is pleased to announce the Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, will deliver the keynote address at their upcoming ’Your Patients, Your Government’ Multidisciplinary Forum and Workshop for biosimilar medicines.

Please note that this key event will now take place on 2 October 2019.

The keynote address will be broadcast through the national livestream portion of the event.

This event provides an opportunity to bring together stakeholders from across the healthcare sector to explore critical topics for biosimilar medicines and their role in supporting the future of sustainable healthcare in Australia.  Confirmed panellists for the event include:

  • Ms Penny Shakespeare, Department of Health Deputy Secretary for Health Financing
  • Dr John Skerritt, Department of Health Deputy Secretary for Health Products Regulation
  • Professor Stephen Clarke, Medical oncologist at the Northern Cancer Institute and Royal North Shore Hospital, Director of Cancer Services at Northern Sydney Local Health District and Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Simone Strasser, President of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (commencing October 2019)
  • Associate Professor Andrew Miller, Immediate Past President of the Australasian College of Dermatologists
  • Dr Mona Marabani, Past President of the Australian Rheumatology Association and Co-Chair of the Biosimilars Working Group
  • Dr Simon Ghaly, Head of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service and Staff Specialist at St. Vincent’s Hospital and patient representative
  • Dr Harry Nespolon, President Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Associate Professor Michael Ward, Discipline Leader: Pharmacy Education, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia
  • David Ford, Executive Director Pharmacy and Redevelopment, North East Health.

Please see the event invitation for more information.

GBMA is currently holding 15 spots for members, but attendance is filling fast.