Commercialisation in HealthTech – Keynote / Q&A Panel
Friday 20 November 2015, 18:30 - 21:00
Keynote address by Bronwyn Pike, Telstra Health, followed by a panel of experienced medical technology commercialisation experts.

Audience: health and medical practitioners, healthcare advocates, investors, accountants, lawyers and service providers to the medical industry, healthcare and health tech commercialisation firms, IT firms, startups, government bodies and other stake holders in the medical technology industry.


Australia's medical technology industry offers exciting opportunities to see significant impact and returns for innovators and investors alike. The industry also faces a number of challenges such as healthcare legislation, financing, consumer and government support and regulation.

Meet the successful experts and entrepreneurs who have navigated these obstacles for community health and financial success, the captains of the industry and thought leaders of the future of the medical technology industry in Australia.


6:30PM: Arrival
6:45PM: Keynote - Bronwyn Pike, Telstra Health
7:30PM: Panel discussion - "Commercialisation in Health Tech: When, Where and How"
9:00PM: Finish

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Keynote presentation by Bronwyn Pike, Telstra Health

Ms Pike was the Victorian Health Minister as well as holding the Ministerial portfolios of Housing, Aged Care, Community Services and Education. Her parliamentary career included 11 years as a Minister, making her the longest serving female minister in Victoria's history.

She has joined the Telstra Health team as a specialist in Home Care Services and is currently serving as chair of Western Health. She also works with Renewal SA, Victorian Uniting Church and a range of NGOs. She commenced in the role as Board Chair of Western Health on 1 July 2014.

Abour our Panelists

Dr Michelle McIntosh, Project Leader, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Inhaled Oxytocin Project
Dr Julian Clark, Head, Business Development, WEHI
Dr Bob Soh, COO, Cardiora and Investment Associate at Brandon Capital Partners
Ms Rosie Hicks, CEO, Australian National Fabrication Facility
Dr Sarah Dods, Enterprise Manager, Strategy, Performance, International & Futures, CSIRO

Assoc Prof Michell McIntosh leads a team at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences that is working on a project to develop a novel aerosol delivery system for oxytocin that can be inhaled by patients from a simple disposable device immediately after childbirth.

Dr Julian Clark has more than 35 years international experience in innovation, working at the academic/industry interface and managing small and large companies. His role at WEHI is to lead a small group of professionals dedicated to the strategic development of the institute.

Dr Bob Soh is a medical doctor by training, and an executive in a pharmaceutical R&D company. He also hold the position of Associate in a Venture Capital firm, and as a research clinician in a leading clinical trials unit.

Ms Rosie Hicks is the CEO of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, responsibile for building ANFF into a national collaborative research network that is beginning to deliver outstanding outcomes in transformative areas of science, technology and industry.

Dr Sarah Dods has a strong understanding of Australia’s innovation system, having worked in or with most it across resources, telecommunications, healthcare and digital. Sarah has just led the successful establishment of CSIRO ON – CSIRO’s new program for accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship.


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Friday, November 20, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (AEDT)

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research - 1G Royal Parade Parkville, VIC 3052
Location Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research - 1G Royal Parade Parkville, VIC 3052

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