Professor Hang Quach

Professor Hang Quach

Melbourne, Victoria
Haematology

MBBS(Hons) SpecCertOC FRACP FRCPA MD

Professor Hang Quach is Director of Clinical Haematology Service and 

Director of Clinical Haematology Research at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. 

Professor of Haematology | Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences | University of Melbourne

Professor Constantine Tam

Professor Constantine Tam

Melbourne, Victoria
Haematology

MB, BS (Hons), MD, FRACP, FRCPA
Consultant Haematologist
Head, Lymphoma Service, Alfred Hospital and Professor of Haematology, Monash University

Prof Tam has a keen interest in the biology and treatment of CLL and low-grade lymphoproliferative diseases. Prof Tam has extensive experience in the conduct of clinical trials, particularly those involving targeted therapies in B-cell malignancies.

He is the global lead for the novel BTK inhibitor BGB-3111, and he completed the first study in the world to combine ibrutinib and venetoclax (published in New England Journal of Medicine in 2018).

Prof Tam participates actively in peer-review and is on the editorial board of Blood Advances and Leukemia & Lymphoma. Since 2012, he has received over $14 million in grants. He has authored 149 papers, for a total of 3896 Web of ScienceTM citations. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the European Hematology Association.

Subspecialty interests include: CLL; HAIRY CELL LEUKEMIA; NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA; HODGKIN DISEASE

Dr Ranjana Srivastava

Dr Ranjana Srivastava

Melbourne, Victoria
Medical Oncology

Dr. Ranjana Srivastava is a medical oncologist, Fulbright scholar and award-winning communicator. She has a particular interest in geriatric oncology and writes a fortnightly column on medicine, ethics and humanity for The Guardian. She is the author of 6 books, numerous essays on communication in the New England Journal of Medicine, and the winner of the Human Rights Literature Prize for her book Dying for A Chat: The Communication Breakdown between Doctors and Patients. She is also the recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia for contribution to the field of doctor-patient communication.

Professor Ben Solomon

Professor Ben Solomon

Melbourne, Victoria
Combined Session

MBBS, PhD, FRACP

Professor Ben Solomon is a medical oncologist in the Lung Service and  Group Leader of the Molecular Therapeutics and Biomarkers Laboratory in the Research Division. He has an interest in translational lung cancer research. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the Universisty of Colorado, Professor Solomon returned to Peter Mac in 2006, where he now practices as a medical oncologist with a research focus on clinical and translational research in lung cancer and head and neck cancer. His clinical trial work focuses on the identification of novel therapies for lung cancer and he has been involved in clinical trials including trials with novel agents targeting ALK, EGFR, BRAF, cMET, RET, ROS1, NTRK and KRAS. He is a founding director of the Thoracic Oncology Group of Australia and serves on the board of the Cancer Council of Victoria.

Dr Hilda High

Dr Hilda High

Sydney, NSW
Combined Session

MBBS (Hons), MCH, FRACP

Dr Hilda High is head of Sydney Cancer Genetics, the private practice she created in 2012. She sees patients throughout Australia via TeleHealth and in face-to face clinics at the SAN hospital, Wahroonga and in Ultimo, Sydney.

Dr Hilda High completed her medical degree at Sydney University with honours and was awarded The Dominque Clancey and Andrew Donald Memorial Prize: “in recognition of her dedication, selflessness and commitment to others”. She is a registered Medical Oncologist specialising in Cancer Genetics and completed her Master of Community Health, for which she won the Master of Community Health Prize, through the University of NSW.

Dr High is a key member of the Australian Government’s Cancer Institute’s eviQ group. Working with other experts, Hilda develops evidence-based, best-practice national guidelines for genetic testing and the management of inherited cancer syndromes.

Steven Macarounas

Steven Macarounas

Sydney
Scientific Meeting

Head of Education and Managing Editor, The Private Practice

Steven Macarounas began educating and advising healthcare professionals on business and financial management in 1987. He has dedicated almost 35 years of his working life to helping lift doctors level of knowledge on the crucial non-clinical aspects of their lives, such that they can make informed decisions, and smooth their path to success.

Steven holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Diploma of Financial Planning and  has developed and sold several medico-specialist financial services organisations in his career.

He is the founding partner of The Private Practice, Australia’s premier business, financial and lifestyle educator of healthcare professionals – helping doctors address the value of their lives is his passion, providing the knowledge and tools to transform their lives is his calling.

Dino Miliotis

Dino Miliotis

Melbourne, Victoria
Scientific Meeting

Tax & Accounting Consultant at DPM Financial Services

B. Comm, Grad Dip Com, CPA

Dino is a Certified Practising Accountant who joined DPM in 2009. Dino specialises in compliance and taxation issues within private practice, including setting up a private practice, income tax planning, GST and BAS, capital gains and tax structuring. He also has a strong background with looking after clients across a number of lifecycle stages, from doctors in training to established consultants, advising on salary packaging, overall tax planning and wealth creation.

Rob Khamas

Rob Khamas

Sydney, New South Wales
Scientific Meeting

CEO, Rend Tech Associates

Rob Khamas is well-known in Australia as the CEO and founder of REND Tech Associates, a leading provider of Healthcare IT that today o4ers a nationwide solution to healthcare professionals, clinics, specialists and government organisations. Rob has also contributed articles to a wide range of publications in a bid to inform healthcare professionals on the ways technology can benefit their businesses.

Rob has over twelve years experience working within the IT sector, specifically within the healthcare industry. Rob is an energetic and influential leader, with strong analytical, strategic and problem solving skills. He has a track record of developing businesses and leading change, delivering year on year growth and strong financial performance

REND Tech Associates is a specialised eHealth firm that helps businesses make full use of the technology in the health sector. We’ve had unrivalled success in project delivery and customer satisfaction. Our clients include corporate health businesses, health organisations, health member organisations and small health businesses.

Dr Cameron McLaren

Dr Cameron McLaren

Melbourne
Medical Oncology

MBBS , BSc (Hons) , FRACP

Dr McLaren is a medical oncologist from south-east Melbourne.

An early-adopter of VAD, he has conducted eligibility assessments in over 150 cases of application for VAD. He is a Clinical Moderator of the state-based VAD Community of Practice, an online forum for VAD-involved doctors to discuss their experiences, and is the founding director of VADANZ – Voluntary Assisted Dying practitioners of Australia and New Zealand; a group focused on the practice of, rather than the advocacy for, assisted dying and euthanasia services.

Dr Briony Scott

Dr Briony Scott

Melbourne, Vic
Combined Session

Dr Briony Scott is an Australian educator and columnist, and the principal at Wenona School in North Sydney. Dr Scott has a Masters and Doctorate in Education from the University of Sydney, specialising in girls’ education; the utilisation of technology in the classroom; and non-government school funding policy. Prior to commencing at Wenona, Dr Scott was Principal of Roseville College, and served as Head of Senior School and Director of Studies at Oxford Falls Grammar School. She has also worked as a systems analyst for Italian computer firm Olivetti, and spent time volunteering with the Wheaton Rescue Squad in

Maryland, US. Dr Scott has been a regular columnist on educational and parenting issues for The North Shore Times and speaks frequently at community forums and conferences.

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