Keynote Speakers

We are excited to announced the GPTEC 2017 keynote speakers!

Dr Ewen McPhee

President, Rural Doctors Association of Australia

Ewen McPheeCurrent president of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia, Dr McPhee has been a rural General Practitioner, GP Obstetrician and practice principal of Emerald Medical Group in the town of Emerald since 1989. Starting out in just two rooms in a local office complex, Emerald Medical Group has grown to include teaching and training of both medical students, GP registrars and rural generalists in a purpose built GP super clinic. Building and transitioning a practice from a family affair to an educational institution has been a lifelong journey. Along the way there have been pitfalls and triumphs as well as some fancy dress.

Dr Art Nahill

Art Nahill is an American trained internal medicine physician-educator living and practicing in New Zealand since 2005. He is currently the Director of Education in General Medicine at Auckland Hospital and a recipient of the Dennis Pickup Cinical Education Award from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland. He is the co-producer and host of IMreasoning, a podcast series examining issues of clinical reasoning, diagnosis, and diagnostic error.

Associate Professor Leanne Rowe AM

Associate Professor Leanne Rowe AM is one of Australia’s most authoritative speakers on health. She is the doctor’s doctor and runs a private medical practice for doctors only in Melbourne. Leanne also understands the corporate world and serves on a number of high level boards including Medibank Private and beyondblue (the national depression initiative). She has current roles as a Presiding Member chairing Victorian Medical Panels of Physicians and Surgeons, non Executive Director of the Medical Indemnity Protection Society (MIPS) and the I-MED Network Pty Ltd, niche consulting on clinical governance and women in leadership.

She has previously held the positions of Chairman of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Deputy Chancellor of Monash University, Acting Chairman Barwon Health, and a non-executive director of Medibank Private Limited (just prior to the ASX listing in 2014) and beyondblue: the national depression initiative. Leanne was awarded a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) by Monash University in 2015 for extensive service to the university as Deputy Chancellor and for outstanding service to medicine.

Dr Rowe’s leadership has been recognised by an Order of Australia for service to medicine, The Rose Hunt Medal by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Best Individual Contribution to Health Care in Australia by the Australian Medical Association.

Dr Nic Szecket, MD, FRCPC, FRACP, MPH

Nic Szecket is a general internist who has been living and working in New Zealand since 2010. He completed his training in internal medicine at the University of Toronto, and went on to do his masters in public health at Johns Hopkins University. He co-hosts and produces the podcast IMreasoning, which addresses themes in diagnosis, diagnostic error, and metacognition. He is currently the clinical lead for the acute medical service at Auckland Hospital.

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