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Speakers 2015
Plenary Speakers
  • Sir Peter Gluckman
    Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister - New Zealand
  • Professor Sandra Eades
    Domain Head: Aboriginal Health, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute – Australia
  • Dr Alan Leviton
    Professor of Neurology, Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School – United States of America
  • Professor Dino A Giussani
    Professor of Developmental Cardiovascular Physiology & Medicine, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge – United Kingdom
  • Professor Douglas Hilton
    Director, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research – Australia
  • Professor Eric Moses
    Director, Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease, The University of Western Australia – Australia
     
  • Professor Frank Gannon
    Director and CEO, QIMR Berghofer Medical Institute – Australia
     
  • Professor John Mattick
    Executive Director, Garvan Institute of Medical Research – Australia
     
  • Professor Alex Brown
    Deputy Director, Aboriginal Research Program Leader, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute, The University of Adelaide – Australia
     
  • Professor Stephen K Smith
    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne – Australia
Symposia Speakers
  • Dr Anthony Bosco
    BrightSpark Foundation Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute – Australia
  • Dr Prue Cormie
    Senior Research Fellow, Health and Wellness Institute, Edith Cowan University – Australia
     
  • Professor Sandra T Davidge
    Director, Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, University of Alberta – Canada
     
  • Professor Tim Davis
    Head of Fremantle Hospital Unit, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Fremantle Hospital – Australia
     
  • Professor Grant Drummond
    Department of Pharmacology, Medicine, Nursing and Health Services, Monash University – Australia
     
  • Professor Ruth Ganss
    Laboratory Head, Vascular Biology and Stromal Targeting, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
    – Australia
     
  • Professor Keith Godfrey
    Professor of Epidemiology & Human Development, Southampton Biomedical Research Centre,
    Southampton General Hospital – United Kingdom
     
  • Professor Daniel Goldowitz
    Acting Director, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia – Canada
     
  • Dr Ben Hogan
    Group Leader, Vascular Biology and Development NHMRC & Heart Foundation Career Development Fellow,
    Institute of Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland  - Australia
     
  • Professor Ieuan Hughes
    Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge – United Kingdom
     
  • Dr Lee W Jones
    Director, Cardio-Oncology Research Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    – United States of America
     
  • Distinguished Professor Gou Young Koh
    Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology – Korea
     
  • Professor Ryan Lister
    Future Fellow, Plant Energy Biology, ARC Centre of Excellence, University of Western Australia – Australia
     
  • Professor Stephen G Matthews
    Director of Research, Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development, Faculty of Medicine,
    University of Toronto – Canada
     
  • Professor Fergal O’Gara
    Director, BIOMERIT Research Centre, School of Microbiology, Curtin University – Australia
     
  • Professor Susan Prescott
    Research Strategy Leader, Telethon Kids Institute – Australia
     
  • Professor John Prins
    CEO, Mater Research, University of Queensland – Australia
     
  • Professor David A Relman
    Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor, Departments of Medicine, and of Microbiology & Immunology
    - Stanford University – United States of America
     
  • Dr Philip Shaw
    Social and Behavioural Research Branch, NIH Intramural Research Program (National Institutes of Health)
    – United States of America
     
  • Professor Mark Sleeman
    Director of Monash Antibody Technologies Facility, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry
    & Molecular Biology, Monash University – Australia
     
  • Professor Christopher G Sobey
    Deputy Head (Research), Department of Pharmacology, Vascular Biology & Immunopharmacology Group,
    Monash University – Australia
     
  • Professor Ezra Susser
    Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia Population Research Centre,
    Columbia University – United States of America
     
  • Dr Ken Thornburg
    M. Lowell Edwards Chair, Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
    – United States of America
     
  • Associate Professor Robert A Waterland
    Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine,
    USDA/ARC Chiildren’s Nutrition Research Center – United States of America
     
  • Professor Andrew Whitehouse
    Head, Developmental Disorders Research Group, Telethon Kids Institute - Australia
Dinner Speaker
  • Professor Fiona Stanley
    School of Paediatrics and Child Health, The University of Western Australia – Australia
Special Oration
  • Professor John Funder AO MD BS PhD FRACP FRCP LLD (Hon)
    Senior Fellow, Prince Henry’s Institute - Australia