Winter Whistler Presenters

Dr Charis Gauvin, Moffat Beach, QLD, Australia – Psychiatrist

Charis is a private psychiatrist from Caloundra Private Clinic who does general inpatient psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and a dyadic psychotherapy clinic for intergenerational trauma and relational issues. She is a keen participant in Balint Groups and enjoys systems works around sustainable practice.

Dr Joanne Grindlay, Yarraville, VIC, Australia – Paediatric Emergency Physician

Joanne is Deputy Director of Emergency Medicine at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, where she has worked since 2001, and Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics. She has interests in clinical medicine including sedation, airway management, trauma, toxicology, disaster medicine and anything else where the development of shared clinical practices and guidelines could be beneficial to patients.

She enjoys cross country skiing, and has two children who are at Silverstar training with the Victorian Junior Cross Country Team, and a husband who will be out skiing too.

Professor Stephen Jacobe, Westmead, NSW, Australia – Paediatric Intensive Caare

Stephen Jacobe is a clinical associate professor and a senior staff intensivist at the Children's Hospital at Westmead in Sydney. He is currently president-elect of the World Federation of Paediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. He also serves on the board of the College of Intensive Care Medicine as the paediatric representative. As a member of the ANZICS End-of-Life Care Working Group, Stephen was a contributor to the "Statement on care and decision making at the end-of-life for the critically ill."

Stephen's interests include end-of-life care, ethics and health law.

Dr Julian Marshall, Mosman, NSW, Australia – Staff Specialist Anaesthetist

Julian is a staff specialist in public practice at Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals, Western Sydney LHD. He has roles in trainee education at Blacktown Hospital and also Simulation Training at the Australian Institute of Medical Simulation and Innovation (AIMS) located at Blacktown Hospital. Julina also has interest in peri-operative echocardiography.

Dr William O'Regan, Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia – Anaesthetist and Intensivist

William is an anesthetist and an intensivist (FANZCA, FCIM) with over 25 years of clinical experience in anaesthesia, intensive care and retrieval medicine. His interests are cardiac anaesthesia, perfusion, and transoesophagela echocardiography. William is presently Director of Anaesthesia at Macquarie University Hospital and Supervisor of Training in ICU at Liverpool Hospital. He was recently the Deputy Director of ICU at Liverpool Hospital.

Whilst cardiac anaesthesia is his primary interest, he works broadly in all aspects of clinical anaesthesia. William's other areas of practice include anaesthesia at Liverpool Hospital and various private hospitals in metropolitan Sydney and Newcastle, NSW. He has done a number of volunteer trips on surgical camps overseas.

William is also a reservist medical officer (rank of Lieutenant Colonel) with the Australian army and have deployed overseas including Afghanistan, Iraq, Timor, Indonesia, and Bougainville. He has served on Disaster Management Task Force, and Equipment Procurement committee at 1HSB.

Dr Tammy Kimpton, Scone, NSW, Australia – General Practitioner

Tammy is a General Practitioner in private practice in Scone.  She is the immediate past President of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association, and remains actively involved as a member of the current AIDA board.  In her role with AIDA, she has advocated for better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health education across the medical spectrum. 

Tammy lives in Scone with her husband Darren and their three lovely children. Tammy is currently attempting to learn how to snowboard.

Dr Richard Abbott, Scone & Broken Hill, NSW, Australia - Rural Generalist & RFDS

Richard is a rural generalist who has worked in Scone for over thirty years.  He also works part-time for the Royal Flying Doctor Service based at Broken Hill.

A former president of NSW Rural Doctors Association and vice-President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia, Richard was also a member of the Medical Council for Avant Medical Insurance and the Director of Rural Generalist Training NSW for the Health Education Training Institute. Today Richard is a member of Doctors for the Environment Australia.

An occasional tennis player in off duty hours, he enjoys any opportunity to ski recreationally, which he cautiously off-sets with some scuba diving to allow for important observation of solar rays.

Dr Przemyslaw Palka, Brisbane, QLD, Australia – Cardiologist

Profile coming soon.

Dr Julie Schatz, McMahons Point, NSW, Australia – Radiologist

Profile coming soon.