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Key Speakers

International Speakers include

Dr Gary Christenson MD, Director of the Boynton Mental Health Clinic and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School; Artistic Director, Center for Art and Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Alison Clough Director, Pioneer Projects and Looking Well Centre, Bentham UK

Sally Denman MA, ATR-BC, Administrator, Arts in Mental Health Program, Napa State Hospital, California

Dr Cheryl Dileo PhD, MT-BC, Professor of Music Therapy and Director: Arts and Quality of Life Research Center, Temple University, Philadelphia

Mary Grehan Arts Director, Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Ireland

Dr Jeffrey Levine Gerontologist and photographer, New York

Carrie McGee Educator, Community and Access Programs and The MoMA Alzheimer's Project, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Shanti Norris Co-founder and Director, Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington DC

Clive Parkinson Director, Arts for Health, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Susan Perlstein Founder and Director of Education, National Center for Creative Aging, Washington DC and founder Elders Share the Arts, New York

Paula Terry BS, Director, Office of AccessAbility, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington DC

Mike White M.Phil, MA, Senior Research and Development Fellow in Arts in Health, Centre for Medical Humanities and St Chad's College, University of Durham, UK

Naj Wikoff MA, Fulbright Senior Specialist and President Emeritus of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, Washington DC

Australian presenters include

Adriane Boag, Manager Education, Youth Community Access Programs, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Dr John Boulton MD, FRACP, Senior Regional Paediatrician, Kimberley Health WA and Conjoint Professor Paediatrics, University of Newcastle, NSW

Molly Carlile RN, FRCNA, FAICD, AFCHSE, MAIPC, MACA, Consortium Manager, North and North West, Palliative Care Consortium, Victoria

John Crawford, Live Music Director, ABC Classic FM

Professor Ian Gibbins Sc(Hons), 1977; PhD, 1981; Fil.dr (hc) 1995, Head of Anatomy & Histology, Flinders University, South Australia

A/Professor Jill Gordon MB BS, BA, MPsychMed, PhD, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney; Founder Medical Humanities Association of Australia and New Zealand

Alan Hopgood OAM, playwright, actor, filmaker, Victoria

Lindy Hume Festival Director and Chief Executive, Sydney Festival

Ralph Kerle Executive Chairman, The Creative Leadership forum and Creative Skills Training Council, Sydney

Dr Hilton Koppe Senior Medical Educator, North Coast GP Training, Lennox Head NSW

Kim McConville, CEO, Beyond Empathy, Australia

Dr Brendan McPhillips psychotherapist, Sydney

Alison Page Regional Aboriginal Cultural Development Co-ordinator, Arts Mid North Coast, NSW

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