Keynote Speakers

Dr Tim Duncan

Doctor + Writer + Director + Producer + Actor

Dr Tim Duncan is a true generalist. Brought up in ‘Kelly Country,’ Victoria, Tim was the son of a nurse and rural GP. He studied to become a doctor himself at Monash University, graduating in 2005, then a film maker at the Victorian College of the Arts (2008). His life was forever changed by a near fatal car accident in Kakadu in 2009, however, after which time he resolved to dedicate his life to retrieval, rural and Indigenous health – and telling these stories in film:
Tim now works as a flying doctor in Western Queensland, generalist anaesthetist from Broken Hill to Katherine, and film maker, wherever in the world the story that needs to be told is. He has written, directed and/or produced six short films which have been screened on ABC television, Virgin Australia, and at Sydney, St Kilda, Flickerfest and London Film Festivals, winning awards at St Kilda, Gympie and Toronto

He has also worked as a medical advisor, editor and expert medical presenter on the ABC TV series, Ask The Doctor. In 2019 he was featured on the ABC’s Australian Story:

Dr Claire Touchie

Chief Medical Education Officer, Medical Council of Canada

Dr. Touchie is the chief medical education advisor at the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) in addition to doing outpatient clinics for the care of HIV-infected patients and supervising general internal medicine teaching clinics. In the last year, she has been the co-lead for the introduction of a new assessment blueprint for the MCC licentiate and is the course lead for the new course for the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME): Principles of Assessment for the Continuum of Clinical Competence.

She completed her Master’s of Health Professions Education (MHPE) at University of Illinois at Chicago in the fall of 2013. Dr. Touchie is an active medical education mentor as a senior research associate for AIME and the Department of Medicine. Her research presently focuses on supervision, entrustable professional activities, transition from medical school to residency and feedback. She is a board member of CAME, the International Consortium for Competency-Based Medical Education and FMEC-PG Transition Subcommittee amongst others.

Professor Russell Gruen

Dean, ANU College of Health & Medicine

Professor Gruen is widely published, and has a wealth of experience in medical education, research and clinical practice. He is Executive Director of the NTU Institute of Health Technologies and the founding Professor of Surgery at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

He has previously been Professor of Surgery and Public Health at Monash University, Director of Australia’s National Trauma Research Institute and a trauma surgeon at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

Dr Bruce McCabe

Futurist and motivational speaker

Dr Bruce McCabe is a futurist and motivational speaker who presents on the technologies changing our world. He is passionate about people and helping build a better future. Bruce has a PhD in organisational and technological innovation, and for thirty years has traveled and explored how people innovate and adopt new technologies. He has served as innovation advisor to a long list of multinationals, governments and universities, and founded or co-founded ventures including KPMG’s Innovation Advisory practice and a cloud-based disaster recovery start-up subsequently sold to Unitrends. He has delivered more than 400 presentations on five continents.