NZAGS thanks all speakers in advance. Without you we’d have no conference.
Dr Lisa Brown – Melbourne, Australia
Dr Lisa Brown is a Hepatobiliary Surgical Consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Center, with the background of a PhD in Surgery. In addition to surgical training, Dr. Brown completed training and research in Aerospace Medicine, including as the Aerospace Medicine Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, an internship at ESA, and the UTMB Principles of Aerospace Medicine Short Course with NASA. She is on the organising committee of Women in Space Aotearoa New Zealand and Lead of the New Zealand Space Health Research Center.
Dr Ahmad Aly – Melbourne, Australia
Mr Ahmad Aly, MB.BS, FRACS, MS, is a General Surgeon and Specialist Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon. He trained at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne, and completed subspecialist fellowships in Adelaide and the U.K, gaining expertise in the full spectrum of upper gastrointestinal surgeon before returning to Melbourne in 2005. He is the Head of Upper GI Surgery at The Austin Hospital, a senior lecturer and researcher with Melbourne University. He is also a board member of ANZGOSA and OSSANZ.
Ahmad is extensively well published at an international level. He also presents at conferences locally and internationally. On a local scene, Ahmad and our practice at “Advanced Surgical” conduct “Master Classes” for aspiring surgeons developing subspecialty practice.
Dr Chip Farmer – Melbourne, Australia
Dr Chip Farmer is a semi-retired colorectal surgeon. His specialist colorectal surgical practice in Melbourne was at The Alfred and Cabrini Hospitals. After gaining his FRACS in 1988, Chip underwent colorectal surgical training at St Mark’s Hospital, London and The Cleveland Clinic, USA. Chip’s areas of special interest included anorectal ultrasound and physiology and minimally invasive rectal surgery (TEM/TAMIS). He is a past President of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) and member of the Clinical Network Executive of the Cancer Council of Victoria. He is a past member of the Training Board of Colon and Rectal surgery. Chip remains a Senior Lecturer in the Cabrini Monash Department of Surgery and a member of the Australian Stomal Product Assessment Panel.
Tony is a psychiatrist, sleep specialist and academic. He has published in local and international research journals in sleep medicine and medical compassion, and has been awarded multiple teaching awards by medical students and the faculty of medicine in Auckland.
In 2012, he was awarded by President Aquino of the Philippines for his services to sleep medicine and medical education. In 2015, he received the Chair’s award by the New Zealand Medical Association, the highest recognition given by the association to any doctor in New Zealand, for his work on doctor’s wellbeing.
Tony is a regular guest sleep expert of TV and radio programmes.