Friday 18 September 2015 3:00 – 5:30 pm
MGSM Conference Centre
99 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park
4:00 pm Introduction and results from the recent APPA Survey and 2017 Plans
3:00 – 3:15 pm Registration and Refreshments
3:15 – 4:30 pm Guest Speaker – Dr Saxon Smith, President, Australian Medical Association(NSW) Board of Directors Public health and patient advocacy – what you need to know.
4:30 – 5:30 pm Networking Drinks
Saxon Smith is the president of the Australian Medical Association (NSW) Board of Directors. He is also in private practice in Gosford, a VMO dermatologist at Royal North Shore Hospital and a clinical senior lecturer at The University of Sydney. Saxon graduated from the University of Otago, Dunedin, holds a Masters Degree in Health Law from The University of Sydney and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. After interning at the Gold Coast Public Hospital, he worked in various clinical roles in public and private hospitals across NSW, with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and as a clinical researcher.
Saxon has a passionate interest in public health advocacy. He is leading the NSW branch of the AMA in campaigns with a number of healthcare organisations and the State Government to reduce the incidence of preventable disease and injury, primarily in the areas of skin cancer awareness, obesity and alcohol related violence.