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Symposium and launch

Last Tuesday 5th December, the DHIN held its first Symposium and finished with a launch of the network. Over 160 registrants came along to the Charles Perkins Centre Lecture Theatre to hear keynote Dr Calum MacRae and an exciting program of nine other speakers from across the university, the local health districts, eHealth NSW and from a rural perspective.

In the first half of the program, Dr Calum MacRae, Chief Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, spoke on Connecting care and discovery: a real-world learning health system. This was followed up by Professor Tim Shaw discussing the skills you need as a health professional to work in a digital environment.

The second half of the symposium was a wonderful showcase of what is happening in digital health across universities and faculties, hospitals, LHDs and the broader community. The speakers showcased the important work already being done in the community; and opened up opportunities for discussion and collaboration.

The Symposium ended with the official launch of the DHIN! This marks an opportunity for the network to start creating real value for its members through networking, events, the creation of nodes, PhD programs and engagement. We hope that you are encouraged to be a part of the network in 2018 and if you have any questions or ideas, please contact us at 


Round up from the day

For a few glorious moments, we were trending in Sydney on Twitter! A collection of the tweets and pictures from the event can be found here

Please click on the speaker names below for their presentations:
Connecting care and discovery: a real-world learning health system, Dr Calum MacRae
What skills do you need as a health professional to work in a digital environment? Professor Tim Shaw
What is the future of eHealth in NSW? Dr Peter Kennedy PSM
Making data speak: acute coronary syndrome data to inform benchmarking, practice improvement and decision support, Dr Janice Gullick
What is Cyberpsychology: Consumer technologies impact on behaviour, Dr Andrew Campbell
The emerging role of the CNIO in Australia and how it can help in the digital transformation of our healthcare system, Aaron Jones
Digitising health… and now what?, Associate Professor Cheryl McCullagh
Clinician led digital approaches to quality and safety pathways – a local experience, Dr Amith Shetty
Positive computing: how humans and machines interact for better human health, Professor Rafael Calvo
How pathogen genomics is transforming communicable disease control, Associate Professor Vitali Sintchenko

For some images from the day, please click on the images below:

Thank you to Sydney Health Partners for their support in making this first symposium possible. 

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