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HIC'09 Full Conference Program

Health informatics brings together both  healthcare providers and information technologists in unique partnerships that  fuel rapid advancements in the delivery of care.  In this field of constant discovery, healthcare's use of information and communication technology continually  expands the limits  of the domain and has led to stunning innovations and intensely practical outcomes.

"Frontiers of Health Informatics - Redefining Healthcare" seeks to capture this diversity of achievement  in linking science and medicine  with information technology. Importantly, it looks at the practical systems and process issues that need to be addressed now, to meet the challenges of the future. HIC'09 is built around four key information technology themes that are driving change and innovation in Australian healthcare. Each theme looks to analyse the leading edge technologies that are being implemented and the opportunities they create.

Building on HIC08's theme of The Person in the Centre, Frontiers of Health Informatics will showcase the technologies and processes that are required to deliver the patient centric healthcare that was so clearly articulate. As an integral part of the program, the conference, through its panels and workshops will deliver a final position statement on the role of technology in redefining the delivery of healthcare in Australia.

Peter Croll
Chair, Organising Committee

Vitali Sintchenko
Chair, Scientific Program Committee

Organising Committee

Peter Croll (Chair, Organising Committee)
Tina Connell-Clark
Bernie Crowe
Paul Donaldson
Joan Edgecumbe
David Hansen
Michael Legg
Brendan Lovelock
Anthony Maeder
George Margelis
David More
Tony Sara
Jeffrey Soar
Vitali Sintchenko (Chair, Scientific Program Committee)
Jim Warren


Vitali Sintchenko (Chair, University of Sydney)
Ann Borda (VeRSI eResearch Strategic Initiative)
Enrico Coiera (University of NSW)
Bruno Gaeta (University of NSW)
David Hansen (CSIRO)
Graeme Hart, Austin Centre for Applied Clinical Informatics
Teng Liaw (University of NSW)
John Littlejohn (IBM)
Nigel Lovell (University of NSW)
Keith Lui (University of Western Australia)
Anthony Maeder (University of Western Sydney)
Geoff McDonnell (University of NSW)
Lakshmi Narashimhan (East Carolina University, USA)
Christine O'Keefe (CSIRO)
Jon Patrick (University of Sydney)
Mark Ragan (University of Queensland)
Ruth Sladek (Flinders Medical Centre)
Jeffrey Soar (University of Southern Queensland)
Paul Turner (University of Tasmania)  
Jim Warren (HINZ representative, New Zealand)
Ping Yu (University of Wollongong)
Justin Zobel, University of Melbourne
Albert Y. Zomaya (University of Sydney)

Principal Sponsor
Associate Sponsors
Gala Dinner Sponsor


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GE Healthcare

Conference Pen Sponsor


Endorsed by

Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Deputy Leader  of  the Government  in the Senate

Dr. Laurence Clarke is the Branch Chief for Imaging Technology Development Branch, Cancer Imaging Program (CIP), Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis

Peter Fleming, Chief Executive - National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) joined NEHTA in October 2008 to lead the development of Australia’s national e-health agenda.

Bruce Friedman is currently an Active Emeritus Professor of Pathology in the Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He served on the faculty of the University of Michigan for 33 years, retiring in 2006.  

James Kavanagh is the lead architect for Microsoft Australia in working with public and private health care organisations. His primary focus is in supporting the adoption of eHealth in Australia through policy, business and technical engagement.

Omid Moghadam is a member of staff at Harvard Medical School's Center for Biomedical Informatics, focusing on applications of next generation sequencing and personal genomics. He is also the Chair of National Development Board for the Ignite Institute for the Individual Health  

Lawrence Paratz is a Director and Chief Executive of Acacia Australia Pty Ltd, a Director of Maxis Communications Berhad, Chairman of the Technology Committee of the Board and a former senior executive of Telstra Corporation.

Dr Louise Ryan, a leading CSIRO's mathematical sciences research took up her post as Chief of CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences in February 2009, after many years at Harvard University in the USA.

Ronald Tompkins, M.D., Sc.D. is the Sumner M. Redstone Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School, the Chief of the Burns Service of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Chief of Staff of the Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston