The NSW Minister for Health, The Hon Jillian Skinner MP, will open the Warren Centre’s “Meditech: 2016 to 2025 and Beyond” expert panel on Tuesday 10 May.
Ms Skinner has a long history of involvement with health and medical innovation in New South Wales. She has been NSW’s Minister for Health since 2011 and also served as Minister for Medical Research from 2011 to 2015.
“We are delighted that the Minister will open our event,” said the Warren Centre’s Executive Director, Ashley Brinson. “New South Wales has a number of medical and healthcare innovation success stories; breakthrough technologies that deliver truly life changing outcomes. The biomedical engineering sector makes us healthier at home and delivers high-value exports around the world.”
The Meditech panel event will be an unmissable innovation and networking evening, bringing together speakers from Australia’s leading medical innovation organisations. The event will illuminate the latest thinking in medical innovation, technology, devices, biomedical engineering and genomics.
The event will be moderated by the ABC’s Medical Reporter, Sophie Scott, with panellists including Cochlear’s Victor Rodrigues; the University of Sydney’s Prof Hala Zreiqat; the Garvan Institute’s Prof John Mattick; and Kathy Connell of J&J Innovations.
The event is a 5:30pm arrival for a prompt 6:00pm start. It is hosted at the Charles Perkins Centre, a $385 million purpose-built facility that provides state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching space for more than 1500 undergraduate students, 900 researchers, and higher degree by research students on the University of Sydney campus.
The event will be followed by drinks and canapés with the opportunity to network.