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As well as State Office presentations and displays from various departments within the organisation we also have a great line up of guest speakers for you :

Our MC – Peter Rowsthorn

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Once again our MC is the very funny Peter Rowsthorn.  Peter is one of Australia’s most talented performers and comedians, best known for his role as Brett in the hit series Kath and Kim.  With decades of stage and performance experience under his belt and a fast and accessible comedic style, he’s a natural and thoroughly entertaining MC.

Peter’s career took off in 1988, when he was offered roles in The Comedy Company, Fast Forward and The Big Gig, all in the same week.  He chose The Comedy Company and spent the next two seasons with the show.  After performing in the feature film Crackers, he became a semi-regular on Hey Hey, It’s Saturday and hosted the Red Faces spin-off Gonged But Not Forgotten.  He was also the host of Foxtel’s Sunday Roast for two seasons.   Most recently, Peter has guested regularly on Thank God You’re Here Series 1,2,3, and 4, popped up on Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation and hosts Can We Help for the ABC on Friday nights.

Peter is one of Australia’s best stand-up comedians and is also an extremely skilled Master of Ceremonies.


Guest Speaker –  Bernard Salt

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Guest Speaker –    Dr Helena Popovic MBBS


Guest Speaker –  Michelle Cohen

Dr Adam Fraser

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Back by popular demand Guest Speaker –  Dr David Chong M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.S.

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“Why do we assume so much from the way someone looks? And the ability to restore harmony to the face with its resultant effect on the way that life is lived seemed an amazing gift to be able to give.”

David’s career began with training in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, in WA. But after taking a year off and meeting a plastic surgeon, he was inspired to change over to plastic surgery. Two years of private practice followed, then he spent three years gaining more fellowship experience with world leaders in Dallas and Toronto, in the area of Cleft Lip and Palate plus Craniofacial Surgery. He worked at the International Craniofacial Institute and then the Hospital for Sick Children.

Dedicated to pursuing the best ways to treat children, David then spent six months travelling through other units around the world to help him decide on the best way to treat children with facial and skull issues.

He was then recruited to a half time position at The Royal Children’s Hospital. His areas of specialisation in craniofacial surgery are cleft lip and palate surgery and cranial vault surgery. He also performs all areas of surgery including adult surgery with particular interest in the facial area.

David’s passion is in correcting facial and skull deformities in children and three to four times a year he volunteers to operate and teach in developing countries. He has also been a recipient of a fellowship from the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons granted to promising young surgeons that has allowed him to travel.


 

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Guest Speaker –   Richard Levitan MD

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