Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Dr Ed Barnard

Senior Lecturer, Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine
Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (Research & Academia), Birmingham, UK

Dr Ed Barnard is a UK Defence Consultant in EM and Pre-Hospital EM based in Cambridge, England.  Between military assignments, his work is split between the ED at Cambridge University Hospitals, HEMS at East Anglian Air Ambulance, and research.  His ethos is delivering high-quality EM regardless of the patient’s location; as a provider, a trainer, and through scholarly activity.

Ed’s research area is pre-hospital and military EM.  He is passionate about improving the understanding of traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA), and completed a PhD with the US military on haemorrhagic TCA, including: chest compressions, REBOA, and SAAP development.

Dr Victoria Brazil

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University
Gold Coast Health

Victoria Brazil is an emergency physician and medical educator.

She is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation at the Gold Coast Health Service, and at Bond University medical program. Victoria’s main interests are in connecting education with patient care – through healthcare simulation, team development, and talking at conferences. She also serves as a faculty member with the Harvard Macy Institute.

Victoria is an enthusiast in the social media and #FOAMed world (@SocraticEM), and she is co-producer of Simulcast (


Professor Enrico Coiera

Director Centre for Health Informatics
Director NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Digital Health
Australian Institute of Health Innovation

Trained in medicine and with a computer science PhD in Artificial Intelligence, Professor Coiera has a research background in both industry and academia and a strong international research reputation for his work on digital health safety, decision support and communication processes in biomedicine. Coiera is the Director for the Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) celebrating its 20th year in 2019, Director for the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Digital Health and Director of the Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (AAAiH). His textbook Guide to Health Informatics is in its 3rd edition, is widely used internationally, and is translated into several languages. He was elected Foundation Fellow and first President of the Australasian College of Health Informatics, is a foundation member of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science, and is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.


Dr Luanne Freer

Medical Director
Yellowstone National Park, USA

Dr. Freer is a board certified emergency physician who practices as the medical director for Yellowstone National Park and Midway Island NWR, and is the past president of the Wilderness Medical Society. In 2003, she set up the first-ever medical clinic at Mt. Everest base camp and continues to volunteer as medical director for the Everest ER. After the 2015 Nepal earthquake, Freer banded together with a small group of friends who have been instrumental in completing construction of the Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital in Kamding Nepal.

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