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Medicines Management 2023
The 47th SHPA National Conference
2-4 November 2023
Cairns, Queensland
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Keynote speakers

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Osher Gunsberg

Media Personality, Mental Health Advocate, Sydney, NSw

Osher Günsberg is one of Australia’s most recognisable media personalities, having been a guest in the living rooms of Australians for over 20 years.

From hosting seven seasons of Australian Idol in the early 2000’s – Osher is the host of the ‘The Bachelor’ franchise, and ‘The Masked Singer’ on Network TEN.

A best-selling Author, “Back After The Break” documented Osher’s journey with mental illness and the live show based on the book (with songs thrown in to get us through the sticky bits) went on to a sold-out national tour.

Osher Günsberg: A Matter of Life and Death is a documentary released through SBS which look at how science and technology could help prevent suicide and why suicide rates remain high in Australia.  This won the Mental Health Service award for 2022 and the Asian Academy Creative Awards for best documentary programme 2022.

An early adopter of independent digital broadcasting “Better Than Yesterday – with Osher Günsberg” launched in 2013 - and releases three episodes each week.  It currently has more than 10 Million Downloads.

Osher is regularly called upon by the country’s largest companies and organizations to speak about his mental health journey, mental health in the workplace or addiction.  

A passionate electric mobility enthusiast, Osher lives in Sydney with his wife, stepdaughter and son.

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Jessica stokes-parish

Assistant professor medicine, deputy director translational simulation collaborative, icu registered nurse, bond university, gold coast, qld

Jessica is a Registered Nurse and experienced teacher and educator, in undergraduate and post-graduate settings, using interactive methods to achieve optimal learning outcomes. Her PhD (Medical Education) was awarded in 2020 for exploring authenticity in simulation-based education. She has over 10 years’ experience in a range of industry sectors, complex domains, and occupational settings. Jess is an advocate for inclusive practices in education and health care, and contributes a large portion of her time creating accessible science content for health professionals and general public alike. Jessica is active in clinical practice in Intensive Care Nursing and currently works as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Bond University.

Twitter: @j_stokesparish
Instagram: @j_stokesparish
LinkedIn: Jessica Stokes-Parish

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Jahan Kalantar

Lawyer, University Lecturer, Entrepreneur, Sydney, NSW

Leaving a successful career in finance in order to pursue law, he was admitted to the NSW Bar at the age of 25 before establishing the firm of Executive Law Group where as the managing partner he oversees some of Australia’s most complex criminal, family and commercial matters. He has been retained both domestically and internationally by individuals and organisations when everything is on the line.

His work in advocacy, evidence, criminal law and human rights as well as his subject matter expertise have seen him featured frequently on television and in media and have helped him grow his social media following to over 363,000 followers on TikTok and a highly regarded expert who is often quoted in professional publications. He was invited to speak on the Tedx main stage in 2018 and his talk has since been viewed over 386k times.

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