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AFMW Open Forum – Medical Women in Technology and Health with guest speakers
October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Topic: Medical Women in Technology and Health – MedWiTH
Thursday October 14th 7pm-8:30PM AFMW Webinar hosts Dr Louise Schaper, CEO of Australasian Institute of Digital Health AIDH and Dr Amandeep Hansra of Creative Careers. Be inspired and learn how you can get involved in the biggest industry.
This event is open to all AFMW members.
Dr Louise Schaper, CEO of Australasian Institute of Digital Health AIDH
Dr Louise Schaper is an innovator and a change agent who doesn’t sit still and whose passion and enthusiasm for digital health and health informatics is contributing to shaping the future of Australian healthcare. Her appointment as CEO came on the back of 10+ years of experience in, and applied passion for, health informatics.
With a background as an occupational therapist and a PhD on technology acceptance amongst healthcare professionals, Louise is a world leader in allied health informatics and is intimately connected to Australia’s substantial health reform efforts, where digital health is a key enabler to achieving high quality, safe, sustainable and patient-centred care.
In addition to her leadership of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, Louise was on the Advisory Board for Stanford Medicine X 2013 conference, was part of the Australian Digital Health Agency’s Clinical Leads team and previously chaired the E-Health International Advisory Group of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
Check out Louise’s talk at Medicine X, Stanford School of Medicine (Sep 2012)
Dr Amandeep Hansra of Creative Careers
Amandeep is a practicing GP in Sydney and a leader in digital health in Australia. She is a director of Caligo Health and provides digital health consulting services across the health sector as well as being involved with a number of health tech start-ups. She was the first CEO & Medical Director of Telstra’s telemedicine business, ReadyCare. She also served as the Chief Medical Officer for Telstra Health and separately has assisted Medgate in setting up a telemedicine business in the Philippines.
Amandeep works as an advisor to many digital health companies including global organisations such as Teladoc and sits on the board of Coviu, a spinout company from CSIRO’s Data61 program. She founded Creative Careers in Medicine, a community of over 12,000 doctors who think outside the square. She is also the co-founder of the Australian Medical Angels, a group of over 400 doctors who invest in start-ups and a venture partner with Healthcare Ventures, the first digital health venture fund in Australia.
She sits on a number of committees and boards with organisations such as the Australian Medical Association, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, NPS Medicinewise, Molemap AU/ NZ and ACHS International as well as being a Clinical Reference Lead for the Australian Digital Health Agency. She is a Fellow of the RACGP, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Digital Health, holds a Master’s in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, is a Graduate of the AICD and was awarded the “Women Leading in Business Scholarship” for the Global Executive MBA at the University of Sydney which she completed in 2018.
Medical Intern at Royal Melbourne Hospital. IT/Memberships Officer for VMWS.