Hakuba Presenters

Dr Bruno Radesic, Adelaide, SA, Australia –O&G Staff Specialist

O&G Consultant specialised in Infertility and Laparoscopic/pelvic surgery for the past 15 years.
O&G, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Consultant in private practice.

Medical Director of fertility clinic "Fertility SA", Adelaide

Director O&G Department, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide
Head of Gynaecology, Flinders Medical Centre

Dr Tom Soulsby, Adelaide, SA, Australia - Emergency Physician

Tom is an Emergency Physician who trained and also worked as a consultant both in the UK and Australia.
Tom has lived in South Australia for the past 19 years.
Over the years Tom's predominant non-clinical interest has been in Quality Improvement activities both within the Emergency Department and across the whole of hospital.
Tom is the Network Director of Emergency Services for Central Adelaide Health.

Dr Helen Gillespie, Sydney, NSW, Australia - Geriatric Senior Staff Specialist

Dr Helen Gillespie FRACP[Acute and geriatric Medicine ] , FRCP[UK] MB, Bs [Syd ]MRCP[UK] MSc [Kings College, UK ] DTM&H [ London]  is the Head of Aged Care Northern Beaches Hospital, Healthscope  and recently the Clinical Director of Rehabilitation and Aged Care Northern Beaches Health Service, NSLHD[Northern Sydney Local Health District ].

She is a senior staff specialist in  peri-operative care of older persons  with an interest in Delirium and Dementia. She initiated the ortho-geriatric [2005] and surgi-geriatric Models of care [2007] at the beaches , the Hospital Avoidance programs[2013], the transition to the new Rehabilitation unit [2014], the MonaVale  community centre [2015], the planning for the new GEM unit[ and planning for the new 2018 , 488 bed Northern Beaches Hospital-NBS.

Dr Clare Richards, Central Coast, NSW, Australia - Staff Specialist Emergency Physician

'Clare Richards is a Staff Specialist Emergency Physician based at Gosford Hospital on the Central Coast. Clare is a graduate of the Cardiff University School of Medicine in the UK and worked briefly in the NHS before seeing the light and jumping ship, all the way to Australia. During her ACEM training she completed a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a stint in Far North Queensland to satisfy her quench for tropical diseases. She also has a passion for all things toxicological.

When she's not chasing her small human around, she can be found attempting to play the drums (thankfully with headphones on) and embracing the 'all the gear no idea' approach to life!'

Dr Julian Marshall, Sydney, NSW, Australia - Staff Specialist Anaesthetist

Julian is a staff specialist anaesthetist practicing In Western Sydney with an interest in trainee education, digital health, and perioperative medicine. Outside of work he is a keen snowboarder.

Dr Hector Fuentes, Australia – Emergency Physician

Hector has been an emergency specialist for 15 years. He chose the specialty because of the challenges involved as well as the "detective work" sometimes needed to diagnose patients, and he likes the unpredictability and the variety that emergency care involves.

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

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.

Mr James Abbott, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada – Ski Patroller

James has been living in British Columbia since leaving Australia in 2007 "to do a season!"

Now a ski patroller on Blackcomb Mountain, James arguably has one of the best offices in the world, and as part of his daily duties responds to emergencies when skiers and snowboarders become sick or injured on the slopes, assessing their injuries, and providing immediate first aid prior to transport down and off the mountain. Other dutites include snow stabilisation and avalanche prevention, public education on slopeside safety and slopeside etiquette, as well as moving and fixing signs, and fences and ropes, as needed.

Outside of medicine you will find him running the dogs or strategising about his next ski trip.......

Dr Tom Antonio - Emergency Physician

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Dr Rory Kennelly - Rural Medicine

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Dr Phil Larkin - Opthalmologist

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Dr Lee Blair - Emergency Physician

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Dr Izak Perold - Anaesthetist

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