Addressing the Challenges of Remote Medical Practitioners

Working in Challenging Circumstances

Speakers

Dr Milind Sabnis

Director of Healthcare, Frost & Sullivan

Dr Milind Sabnis

Dr Milind Sabnis is the Director-Healthcare Practice, at Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific and is based in Singapore.

Milind has over a decade of consulting experience engaging global clients in the US, the UK and Asia Pacific. He specializes in strategy consulting, M&As, and public-private partnerships. He has advised top pharmaceutical/biotech companies, medical device companies, hospital groups, and ministries on market entry strategies, product lifecycle management, and marketing strategies that have positively impacted these organizations. While with the World health Organization, he received the best innovation award for introducing ”Active Surveillance of Polio” amongst other strategies to stop Polio transmission in one of the 3 high risk regions in the world.

He has spoken at and chaired multiple industry conferences and has been quoted in multiple industry magazines and journals. He has also been interviewed by various media, including BBC, CNBC, CNA.

He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, a Doctor of Medicine specialising in Preventive Medicine from the University of Mumbai and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from University of Mumbai.

Ron Kenney

CEO, RPK Consulting

Ron Kenney

Ron Kenney has extensive operational experience in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He specializes in Remote Healthcare, Logistics, Defence, Not-for-Profit, and Strategic Planning. Ron has spent the last 10 years living and working in the Middle East as a Consultant to Healthcare organisations and as a Lieutenant Colonel in the UAE Armed Forces. Prior to the Middle East he directed projects improving healthcare and logistics for the United Nations supporting UN Peacekeepers in Sudan.

His wide-ranging career includes 35 years as a Senior Officer in the UK Armed Forces supporting the Royal Marines worldwide on war-zone deployments, becoming a specialist in Arctic, Desert and Temperate operations. He was awarded The Order of St John for his development of remote military healthcare worldwide.

As CEO of RPK Consulting he now advises organisations aspiring to develop and deliver projects in the region. He has been Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Poppy Committee, raising significant funds for serving and retired military personnel and their families.

Qualifications and awards: Officer, Order of St John, 2000. Master of Business Administration, 2004. Diploma of Health and Social Services

Major General Martin CM Bricknell

Director of Medical Policy and Operational Capability, HQ Surgeon General, Headquarters Joint Forces Command

Major General Martin CM Bricknell

Major General Bricknell is currently Director of Medical Policy, Operations and Capability within HQ Surgeon General under Headquarters Joint Forces Command. He commissioned in 1987 after attending Southampton University Medical School. His first tour was Regimental Medical Officer to 1 PARA. He then undertook training as a General Practitioner in Germany and Cyprus. Following this he trained in Occupational Medicine including a tour as second-in-command of 23 Parachute Field Ambulance. He commanded 22 Field Hospital during which the unit was awarded the Wilkinson Sword of Peace for service in the Balkans.

He completed training in Public Health whilst Chief Instructor at the Defence Medical Services Training Centre. After a tour as SO1 Medical in United Kingdom Support Command (Germany), he was promoted Colonel into the post of Chief Medical Adviser, Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps. This tour included a period as the Medical Adviser in the HQ International Security Assistance Force (ISAF IX) in Kabul in 2006. He attended Advanced Command and Staff Course 12. This was followed by a one year tour as the Medical Adviser, Headquarters Regional Command (South) in 2010 from which he was awarded US Bronze Star.

He completed two further appointments in the Army Medical Directorate in Army Headquarters, Assistant Director Healthcare Review and Assistant Director Medical Capability before promotion to Brigadier and becoming Head of Medical Operations and Capability in HQ Surgeon General. This tour included the drawdown from Afghanistan and the Ebola crisis in West Africa. After attending the first term at the Royal College of Defence Studies, he was appointed to his current post in Dec 2015.

Major General Bricknell was awarded the Order of St John in 2013. He holds a PhD, a doctorate in medicine and three masters degrees. He has over 50 academic papers cited in Pub Med covering military medical operations and military health subjects. He is married to Kathryn. They have 2 daughters working in London and a third in secondary school. His sporting interests include triathlon and swimming.

Dr. Zubin J Daruwalla

Director & Healthcare Lead, PwC South East Asia Consulting

Dr. Zubin J Daruwalla

Dr. Zubin J Daruwalla is a Director in PwC Southeast Asia Consulting and leads the healthcare consulting team in the region, while remaining a practicing clinician with an interest in orthopaedics. With almost 20 years of experience in health, prior to working with PwC, Dr. Zubin J Daruwalla's career in healthcare provision from a surgeon’s standpoint has included working in both the public and private sectors across continents, including cities like Dublin, Oxford and Singapore. This has allowed him to gain experiences globally that help provide his clients insights that assist in solving their most complex challenges. Dr. Zubin J Daruwalla has extensive experience in Digital Health, Medical Education, HealthTech and MedTech, and is a Consultant, Advisor and Mentor to a number of start-ups and individuals in these spaces both locally as well as internationally. He holds Bachelors Honours Degrees in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynaecology from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) as well as two Masters Degrees in Orthopaedic Surgery from the RCSI and National University Singapore (NUS), the latter pending conferring. Having published extensively over the last decade with more than thirty publications to his name, including being an invited author for Economic Times, Dr. Zubin J Daruwalla continues to write actively.

Some interesting things to know about Dr. Zubin J Daruwalla include that he served in the Singapore Armed Forces as a paramedic, has been part of the Singapore National Team for Men’s Hockey, founded the Singapore Medical Society Ireland and volunteers his time for a number of good causes. Dr. Zubin J Daruwalla is happily married and the proud owner of a beautiful chocolate brown Labrador, is a huge foodie, and loves spending time with his wife, family and friends. From a career perspective, Dr. Zubin J Daruwalla believes that one should seek out a boss rather than a job and feels that good mentorship, strong leadership and teamwork are key ingredients to succeed. By having a few mentors with the above attributes at any one time, Dr. Zubin J Daruwalla believes that one is likely to attain maximum benefit to their personal and professional development. A healthcare thought leader and strong believer in collaboration, Dr. Zubin J Daruwalla hopes to bridge the gap between the technical and clinical sides within the realm of digital health.

Dr Mohd Sabri Mohd Shaffi

Senior Occupational Physician, Shell Malaysia Upstream

Dr Mohd Sabri Mohd Shaffi

Dr Mohamad Sabri Mohd Shaffi currently serves as the Senior Occupational Physician for Upstream Shell Business, Sarawak Shell Berhad since 2011. From January 2017, he is holding additional role as Country Health Manager for Shell Malaysia.

Before join Shell, he was the Managing Director and owner of a private company with more than 20 years experienced in Occupational Health related businesses and was appointed as Occupational Health Advisor for several petrochemical industries since 1995 till 2011.

He has served as Board of Director in National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Malaysia from 1998 till 2004. He is also an Adjunct Fellow for Institute of OSH Management, University Utara Malaysia in 2001 till 2003 and the member of Industrial Advisory Panel for Malaysian Science University 2007 till 2011.

Sabri graduated from Medical faculty of National University of Malaysia in 1988. He completed Post training in Occupational Health in 1998 from the same University. He is married to a housewife with 5 children. He loves travelling and cooking as his part time hobby.

Rebecca Samuel

Director Consulting Healthcare, ICME International

Rebecca Samuel

Rebecca is an experienced and qualified healthcare professional with over 20 years of experience, knowledge and responsibility in strategy and business development, hospital operations/management, and medical staff development. Rebecca’s special interests include strategic planning, service line development, medical staff development, service redesign and project management.

She has joined ICME as the Director of Consulting in December 2015 and has been responsible for building and leading the strategy consulting practice as well as managing the business lines for the organisation. Rebecca leads work streams and engagements and translates them into project tasks and deliverables- while maintaining high service standards and ensuring delivery of services in line with contractual obligations. Recent projects include financial feasibility studies, primary care network concept utilizing telemedicine, medical concept development and strategic planning.

Rebecca is also a certified facilitator with multi-cultural relationship development abilities. She has previously worked in USA, Europe, South East Asia and currently working in the MENA Region.

Jesse Pascasio

Director for Strategic Planning & Communications, National Coast Watch Council Secretariat (NCWCS), Office of President, Manila

Jesse Pascasio

Tamsin Greulich Smith

Chief of Smart Health Leadership Centre, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Tamsin Greulich Smith

Mrs. Tamsin Greulich-Smith is a skilled risk communications, leadership, and innovation professional, specialising in public health, with more than 20 years of international experience in leading and delivering fully integrated strategic communications, design and transformation programmes.

Having graduated from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (London) as an environmental technologist, Tamsin became the first jointly-funded post holder between the London Borough of Barnet Local Authority and Barnet Health Authority, pioneering collaborative and innovative health improvement and environmental initiatives to tackle issues such as fuel poverty, smoking, and obesity. Working for the British Government’s Department of Health, she managed the UK’s longest running public health campaign, the Heartbeat Award Scheme, developing leadership capability amongst local network managers through training and mentoring programmes. Tamsin specialises in risk communications, with substantial experience in transforming project outcomes through participative approaches in industries including mobile telecommunications, nuclear waste management, rail safety, and urban planning.

Tamsin currently heads the Smart Health Leadership Centre at the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Systems Science, and is a Member of the IT Strategy & Management practice within the institute, specialising in digital leadership programmes. Tamsin was responsible for establishing the Smart Health Leadership Centre in order to assist stakeholders within the broad health ecosystem to transform the future experience of health through data, technology and innovation. Prior to joining ISS, she was Managing Director of innovation company Wood Holmes. Whilst there she spearheaded the strategic communications, partnering and customer experience design strategies for the 2012 UK Major Civil Engineering Project of the Year, the SG$700M New Tyne Crossing.

Alan Kennedy Bolam

CEO, Institute of Remote Healthcare (IRHC) UK

Alan Kennedy Bolam

Alan has been a career paramedic working in UK EMS since 1967. His formative career included responsibility for developing UK standards for NHS ambulance response which are still the bedrock of ambulance deployment in the UK. Alan has held numerous senior management and director positions in the current 11 UK NHS Ambulance Services in the UK. He has been involved in managing several major disasters in the UK including, passenger rail, road and ferry disasters.

In 1989 he received a commendation from the UK Government Minister of Transport for his role in managing a serious road traffic accident involving multiple vehicles including a passenger bus carrying 54 passengers. Alan became one of the 1st UK EMS incident officers specialising in attending major trauma incidents during the early development of paramedic practitioners in the UK.

In 1990, Alan received the Queen Elizabeth11 Medal for distinguished services to EMS.

In 1998 Alan extended his expertise internationally following extensive experience in EMS, and has been advising governments in the Middle East on developments of public EMS services. Alan continued to expand his role as an EMS strategic adviser to governments in South America, North and West Africa, and has special interest in clinical education in austere and remote environments. Alan was appointed IRHC Chief Executive Officer in 2007.

Group Captain Rich Withnall

Defence Professor of General Practice & Primary Care, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine

Group Captain Rich Withnall

Group Captain Rich Withnall joined the RAF as a Medical Cadet in 1990 and qualified from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London (MBBS) in 1992. He undertook GP Vocational Training at Princess Mary’s RAF Hospital, Halton and Peterborough Hospitals Trust. His UK postings include RAF Cosford, Halton, Leeming, Linton-on-Ouse, Lyneham and Wyton, with Headquarters tours at HQ PTC, HQ AIR, DMS Whittington and MOD Main Building. His professional overseas experience includes Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, the Falkland Islands, Ghana, Hong Kong, Iraq, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kosovo, Kuwait, Norway, Romania, Serbia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.

He was appointed as Advisor in General Practice (RAF) in 2005, then undertook the Advanced Command & Staff Course in 2007-8, winning both the Brooke-Popham Prize for the Best Defence Research Paper and the Sir Michael Howard Prize for the Best MA student. After a tour as SO1 Med Pol in MOD Main Building, Rich returned to HQ AIR as DACOS Clin/Deputy Director Health Services (RAF) in 2010, representing the RAF on the Defence Primary Healthcare Implementation and Executive Teams at DMS Whittington. He was selected as the first RAF Defence Professor of General Practice & Primary Care in 2013. He holds an MSc(dist) in Primary Care (2004), an MA(dist) in Defence Studies (2008) and is the first DMS GP to gain an MD (2015).

Rich has remained clinically current throughout, revalidating with a licence to practise in 2013. He is on the National Performers List. An accredited GP Trainer and Appraiser Trainer since 2002, and an RCGP Examiner since 2005, Rich became a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in 2006. He is a member of RCGP Council, the RCGP’s International Medical Director, the RCGP Lead for Non-NHS GP Revalidation and a member of the MRCGP Clinical Skills Assessment Core Group. He is the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s GP Advisor, a GP Specialty Advisor to the UK Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and convener of the World Organisation of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Association of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA) Special Interest Group on Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine.

Rich is a Chartered Manager and has undertaken the RAF’s Strategic Leadership and Development Programme. Whilst continuing as the Defence Professor, Rich returned to HQ AIR as Deputy Head RAF Medical Services in June 2016.

He lives in the Cotswolds with his wife and two children. He remains a keen motorcyclist and fly-fisherman but, despite being very proud to have captained the RAF Medical Services rugby team, Rich has now hung-up his rugby boots in favour of season tickets at Gloucester Rugby (where watching is sometimes more painful than playing!)

Craig G. Stark

Regional Medical Director, International SOS

Craig G. Stark

Dr. Stark joined International SOS in 2005 and currently holds the position of Regional Medical Director, Government Services- Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa serving as the lead medical interface for government procurement and program development.

Dr. Stark received his Medical Degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed his Internal Medicine specialization at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is a board certified Diplomate in Internal Medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Dr. Stark specializes in Aviation Medicine, Disaster Response, International Health, Travel Medicine and is an expert on Travel Risk Management and Pandemic Planning. During the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Dr. Stark worked with military, NGO and government organizations to maintain cross border medical evacuation capabilities from Ebola affected countries. Since then he has been invited to speak in front of the United Nations, World Health Organization, NATO, European Regional Medical Command, Australian Defence Force and the U.S. Department of State on the logistical, clinical and operational considerations during an infectious disease outbreak.

During his career at International SOS, Dr. Stark has held the position of Regional Medical Director based out of the London, Moscow, Singapore and Beijing offices. Prior to joining International SOS, Dr. Stark served as the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) Flight Surgeon and was in charge of the Internal Medicine and Aviation Medicine program at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Healthcare Facility in Belgium. Prior to this, he served as the internist and flight surgeon for the Multinational Force and Observers in Egypt. Dr. Stark entered the U.S. Army in 1995 as a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps, becoming a Captain in 1998 and achieving the rank of Major in 2004. He has since practiced medicine throughout the United States, Africa, Asia and Europe.

Hugo Goodson

Intensive Care Paramedic and Lecturer in the Dept of Paramedicine, AUT university, Auckland

Hugo Goodson

Hugo moved from England to New Zealand in 2002 and embarked on a new career in ambulance in 2003, based in and around Auckland. He is currently an Intensive Care Paramedic and maintains his clinical currently by working in Auckland and the Hauraki/Coromadel region. He spent three years in Abu Dhabi as part of a new ambulance company and returned in 2014 to take up a post with AUT. Interested in the business and leadership aspects of ambulance, Hugo completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) through Manchester Business School in the UK. Continuing the management theme, he is currently studying in the Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) programme at AUT which aims to look at the effects of organisational culture on clinical practice. To compliment his teaching work, he also holds a post graduate certificate in Education. He is currently paper leader for Prehospital Clinical Assessment, a second year paper and is a member of Paramedics Australasia. At the end of 2015, Hugo was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) and aims to help bring an australasian perspective to the publication through his own writing and collaboration.

Dr LOKE Wai Chiong

Executive Director and Sector Leader, Deloitte Southeast Asia

Dr LOKE Wai Chiong

Wai Chiong is a healthcare innovator and leader, operator and investor. He started his career as a practising physician, went on to hospital management and policy leadership roles across public and private sectors, then found his calling in healthcare consulting. Over the past 2 decades, he has served and advised governments, policy-makers, investors, providers and payers across multiple countries globally with a pan-Asia focus, delivering a broad range of advisory solutions to meet the unique needs of clients across the healthcare continuum - primary to tertiary care provision, private and public sectors, startups and MNCs, policymakers and investment firms. He loves to connect the dots across this continuum, design new models and strategies, "move the big dots" for businesses and populations, and seek out the next disruption which will transform the delivery of care for the future. He is also an advisor and mentor to incubators, accelerators and startups in healthcare.

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