In S3 E10 I am delighted to welcome the dream team behind the South Australian branch of Doctors' Health and the upcoming Australasian Doctors' Health Conference 2022 in Adelaide December 1-3, Dr Roger Sexton and Kiara Cannizzaro.
Roger MBBS (Adel), DRCOG(UK), FRACGP, FACRRM, MBA (Adel), FAICD was appointed part-time Medical Director of Doctors' Health SA in 2010. He has been a rural procedural GP for over 35 years. Roger is a past member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (2010-2013) and former board director NPS MedicineWise, and he was the last Presiding Member of the Medical Board of SA in 2010. He is Vice Chair of the national medical indemnity provider MIGA, Chair of its Clinical Risk Committee and member of its Claims Committee. He has a long-standing interest in doctors’ health and medical education, having played a major role in establishing both the rural doctors’ Dr DOC program in early 1999 and the Doctors’ Health SA Program in 2010 and the Doctors' Health NT program in 2016.
Kiara DHSA Programme Manager and Company Secretary commenced with DHSA in 2016, re-connecting with the doctors’ health program having worked with Medical Director, Dr Sexton, on the original Dr Doc program in 2000 – 2004, at Rural Doctors Workforce Agency. She has worked in the health and medical sector for the past 30 years in South Australia and the Northern Territory, and holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing). She believes that it is vital to look after the very people that look after the health of our communities and brings extensive experience in establishing rural health services and mental health services; stakeholder engagement and relationship management; strategic communications; marketing; program and administration management.
In this wonderful conversation Kiara and Roger tell me about the origins and evolution of their work together advocating, compassionately agitating and most importantly listening and taking action for Doctors' Health. True trailblazers in this space in the 1990s they have continued, as Kiara aptly describes, to "pound the pavement and build relationships".
They discuss their vision for the upcoming Australasian Doctors' Health conference, which is set to be one of the biggest yet, and what participants can expect at the event. The event will host experts from Australasia and Internationally exploring Doctors' health, wellbeing and professional fulfilment at individual, team and unit through to system and organisational levels. We can expect opportunities to make rich connections and celebrate our creative sides. Conference website and registration details listed below. I look forward to meeting many of you in person in Adelaide December 1-3!
Australasian Doctor's Health Conference 2022 website
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