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Take this App and call me in the morning: The future of digital health tech...

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The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Seminar Room 1, Function Centre (Ground Floor)

300 Grattan Street

Parkville, VIC 3050

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Digital Health has become a growing phenomenon within the healthcare industry. Society is increasingly dealing with an ageing population, an increase of ill health related to work stress, and constraints on healthcare budgets. Add to this the golden age of entrepreneurship and we are seeing the way we identify, track, monitor, store and learn to manage chronic conditions or how we use medication is changing but how quickly? In this session, we will explore the future of prescribing of digital health apps, wearables and devices. The benefits, challenges and impact on the current healthcare system.

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Melbourne Health employees: Free with discount code. Contact RAO@mh.org.au for the discount code
External applicants: $15 Early Bird / $25 Full Registration

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Christopher Kommatas, Melbourne Health
Chris Kommatas is currently the Innovation Manager & Accelerator Program Director at the Melbourne Health. He is also the founder and CEO of Amplify Health Ventures, a Melbourne-based digital health strategy and engagement company. Chris' former life included clinical roles in physical medicine and rehabilitation at a major hospital systems in NYC and Long Island as well as over 15 years in pharma/medtech commercial leadership roles at GSK, Merck, Hospira (now Pfizer) and ConvaTec across the US, UK and Asia Pacific. He began his own entrepreneurial journey in 2013 as founder of Australia's largest early-stage HealthTech startup community, Startup HealthTech. He focuses his energy building and advocating a strong, connected startup healthtech ecosystem that enables health system collaboration, maximises sunk investment in research and the realisation of latent IP.

Dr James Dromey, Chief Operating Officer, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
James is chief operating officer at MCRI, one of Australia's largest research institutes with close to 2000 researchers working across all areas of child and adolescent health. Prior to this he was General Manager – Business Development and Strategy at MCRI, where he led the development and commercialisation of a pipeline of more than 400 research projects on new drugs, devices, diagnostics and digital health technologies.

James championed MCRI’s drive into digital health and has positioned the Institute as an international leader in this area. He led the development and implementation of a new model in medical research that facilitates greater collaboration and knowledge transfer across health and technology, engineering and ICT sectors.
James has over 17 years’ experience in health and medical research, both as a research scientist and in technology innovation and commercialisation. Previously, James was Business Development Manager at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute where he led a number of strategic collaborations with industry partners ranging from SMEs, to top 5 international pharmaceutical and Fortune 500 companies. As a research scientist he was part of a team that developed a first-in-class vaccine for celiac disease that went on to raise over $35 million and is now in clinical trials. His work has resulted in the filing of three patent applications, two of which have been commercialised. James is currently a Non-Executive Director of GI Therapies, an unlisted spin-out from MCRI.


Nadia Miller, Melbourne Health
Senior Music Clinician, Nadia Miller, has 12 years clinical experience in cancer care and neurology and is part of the team building the Music Therapy App due for release later this year. She will present a paper co-designed with Dr Emma O'Brien OAM who is the founder and manager of Music therapy at RMH and the lead practitioner on the App Development. This presentation will focus on 'From the bedside to the App Store' - Inspiration, Evolution, Challenge's and the Unknown'

Tim Blake, Semantic Consulting
Tim is the Managing Director of Semantic Consulting, a consulting firm focused on leading digital change in healthcare. Tim is passionate about enabling engaged patients, activating carers, the use of mobile solutions in health, consumer health technology, precision medicine, consumer genomics and many other components of Digital Health that are disrupting healthcare in positive and exciting ways. He has formerly held roles as Chief Information Officer of the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services (and member of the Tasmanian Health Executive Team), Director of Rural eHealth Strategy at New South Wales Health and Strategic Advisor at Australia's National eHealth Transition Authority (NEHTA) and the Commonwealth Dept of Health.

Grace Lethlean, ANDHealth
Grace Lethlean has a proven track record in commercialisation, clinical validation and project management within both the medtech and digital health sector. She has previously held roles in the Project Management team at CSL Group (2010-2012) and has been involved in the creation of multiple medtech businesses in her role as Business Development Manager of technology commercialisation firm Grey Innovation. Grace is a co-inventor on a now ASX listed digital health technology and has been actively involved in the development of health technologies from invention, through clinical trials, to commercialisation. With degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Immunology from the University of Melbourne, Grace is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University, a reviewer on the NHMRC Development granting panel and sits on the Victorian Government Advanced Manufacturing Council. Grace is passionate about digital medical technology start-ups and is a regular mentor for programs such as the Metech's Got Talent Program.

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Seminar Room 1, The Function and Convention Centre

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Chris Kommatas at christopher.kommatas@mh.org.au

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