Keynote Speakers

Tom Calma

Tom Calma, Chancellor of the University of Canberra, is an Aboriginal Elder from the Kungarakan tribal group and a member of the Iwaidja tribal group whose traditional lands are south west of Darwin and on the Cobourg Peninsula in the Northern Territory of Australia, respectively.   He has been involved in Indigenous affairs at a local,…

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Paul Worley

Paul Worley has been Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner since 2017.  From 2007 – 2017 he was Dean of Medicine at Flinders University in South Australia, where he established Rural Clinical Schools and University Departments of Rural Health in both South Australia and the Northern Territory and guided the conceptualisation and development of the…

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Jusie Lydia Siega-Sur

Jusie Lydia Siega-Sur, former Dean of the University of the Philippines Manila School of Health Sciences, participated in developing a Framework for Evaluation of Social Accountability in Medical Education with Training for Health Equity Network.  She is also a member of the International Reference Group on the Global Consensus on Social Accountability in Medical Education…

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Akiko Maeda

Akiko Maeda is a Japanese-Canadian health economist with 25 years of experience in international development. Akiko has held various technical and managerial positions at the World Bank, OECD, Asian Development Bank, UNICEF and UNDP, and was involved with policy analyses and investment programs on a wide range of topics, including: girls’ literacy and immunization in low…

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