Keynote Speakers

Professor Zubin Austin
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Canada


Professor Karen Strickland

Professor of Nursing, Head of School, School of Nursing Midwifery and Public Health

University of Canberra


Kirsty Freeman

Lead Associate - Simulation

Duke-NUS Medical School

Dr Cherie Lucas

Senior Lecturer and Clinical Education Manager, Manager of Clinical Placements
University of Technology Sydney 

Dr Vivienne Mak

Lecturer & Simulation Lead

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University

Dr Jane Frost

Associate Professor in Nursing

University of Canberra 

Professor Simon Cooper

Associate Dean Research

School of Health, Federation University Australia

Professor Debra Rowett

Discipline Leader: External Relations School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

University of South Australia

Associate Professor Josephine Thomas

Consultant General Physician, Director of Postgraduate Education

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Simon Furletti

Senior Lecturer - Student Experiential Placements (StEPs) Manager 

Monash University

Ethan Kreutzer


National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association


Patients are safer if students do not practise on them – from virtual to reality

We'll hear arguments for and against the idea that patients are safer when students do not practise on them. Should we move to fully simulated environments?

Professor Andrew McLachlan

Head of School and Dean

Pharmacy School

The University of Sydney

Professor Emerita Mary Chiarella AM

Susan Wakil School of Nursing

The University of Sydney

Dr Daniel Malone

Director of Pharmacy Education

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash University

Olivia Collenette

Pharmacist in Charge

Capital Chemist Kambah


Deirdre Criddle

Complex Care Clinical Pharmacist

South Metropolitan Health Service

Karen O'Brien

Senior Director Workforce Capability - Staff Development Unit

Canberra Health Services

Elise Webb

Registered Nurse, Adult Mental Health Unit

Canberra Health Services