Speakers announced for National Medicines Symposium 2018

NPS MedicineWise is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the 10th National Medicines Symposium (NMS) - Population to Personal Health Care: The Future is Now.

The conference will deliver key industry speakers to discuss healthcare innovation, advancements and best practice in medication management and policy.

A broad selection of local and international speakers are scheduled for the conference agenda, including; Dr Hans-Georg Eichler, Professor Jeremy Nicholson, Dr John Skerritt, Jo Watson, Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver and Professor Andrew Wilson.

Topics the speakers will discuss will cover a diverse and meaningful range of concepts and ideas. Prof. Nicholson will be discussing molecular phenotyping and systems medicine approaches, while Dr Eichler will share his perspectives on adaptive pathways and contemporary regulation.

NPS MedicineWise Executive Manager and Chair of the NMS 2018 Program Committee Ms Kerren Hosking says she is looking forward to hosting such a diverse range of respected health professionals.

We have a stellar line-up of insightful speakers for NMS 2018 who have all been responsible for innovative initiatives in clinical settings. Their presentations will challenge perceptions and provide useful insights for fellow health care professionals.”

Ms Kerren Hosking

The keynote speakers for NMS 2018 are as follows:

Dr Hans-Georg Eichler, Senior Medical Officer, European Medicines Agency.

Hans-Georg Eichler, MD, MSc, is the Senior Medical Officer of the European Medicines Agency in London, United Kingdom, where he is responsible for coordinating activities between the Agency’s scientific committees and giving advice on scientific and public health issues.

Professor Jeremy Nicholson, Director, Clinical Phenotyping Centre and Chair in Biological Chemistry, Head of Department Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery & Cancer.

Jeremy K. Nicholson is a professor of biological chemistry and head of the Department of Biomolecular Medicine, Division of Surgery, Oncology, Reproductive Biology and Anaesthetics at Imperial College London.

Nicholson is known for having developed metabonomics, also referred to as metabolic profiling. His research interests include spectroscopic and chemometric approaches to the investigation of disturbed metabolic processes in complex organisms.

Professor Andrew Wilson, Professor and Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy School of Public Health, University of Sydney.

Andrew Wilson is the chair of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and co-director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney. He leads the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre.

His research interests concern the application of epidemiology to informing decision making in clinical medicine, public health, and health service policy and planning especially in chronic disease prevention and management.

Dr John Skerritt, Deputy Secretary for Health Products Regulation, Department of Health.

John Skerritt is Deputy Secretary for Health Products Regulation in the Commonwealth Department of Health, covering both TGA and the Office of Drug Control.

He has extensive experience in medical, agricultural and environmental policy, regulation, research management, technology commercialisation, and is an Adjunct Full Professor at two Australian universities.

Jo Watson, Deputy Chair, Consumers Health Forum (CHF).

Jo Watson has been a consumer advocate in health for several decades. She is the Deputy Chair of the Consumers Health Forum and the Chair of the HTA Consumer Consultative Committee, established within the Commonwealth Department of Health. Jo is a member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and became the first Deputy Chair in 2017.

Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver, Pro Vice-chancellor Engagement & Pro Vice-chancellor Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Leadership, Western Sydney University.

Lisa Jackson Pulver is a proud Wiradjuri Koori woman. She is an academic leader, a recognised expert in public health and prominent researcher, educator and advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and education.

As the inaugural Pro Vice-chancellor, Engagement and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Leadership, Professor Jackson Pulver leads the University of Western Sydney’s work relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander outcomes.

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