Welcome to the first Australian congress of the Society for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Surgery and Healthcare

In recent years, there has been an explosion in the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. The time has come for computer engineers, data scientists, doctors, clinicians, public health officials, industry and government to convene and explore the frontiers of this exciting new field.

In our packed one-day program we will explore the technical aspects of AI in healthcare and discover cutting-edge real-world clinical applications.  Our Faculty consists of leading innovators whose knowledge and insights will appeal to experienced researchers, novices entering the field, and interested observers alike.

The conference will be held at The Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC), located at the Westmead Hospital Campus of The University of Sydney. The University and Hospital are currently undergoing a >$1.5 billion campus re-development with a specific focus in artificial intelligence research.

We look forward to the pleasure of your company in Westmead, Sydney on March 9, 2019.

A/Prof Narinder Singh, Convener, on behalf of the AMSAH 2019 Organising and Scientific Committees


Artificial Intelligence (AI) uses advanced computer algorithms to simulate intelligent human behaviour.

AI has the potential to revolutionise the way healthcare is delivered to better fulfil the needs of patients, doctors, healthcare providers,  public health organisations, industry and government.

AMSAH was formed to foster collaboration and collegiality  between researchers in this exciting new field.


A/Professor Narinder Singh

Chief of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Westmead Hospital, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Sydney

Keynote Speakers (Academic)

Professor Dacheng Tao

Director, UBTECH Sydney Artificial Intelligence Centre, University of Sydney

Professor Enrico Coiera

Director, Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University

Professor Louisa Jorm

Director, Centre for Big Data Research in Health, University of NSW

Professor Paul Kennedy

Director, Biomedical Data Science Laboratory, Head of Discipline (Data Analytics / Artificial Intelligence), University of Technology

Keynote Speakers (Industry and Govt)

Dr Terry Sweeney

Managing Director (Asia), Partnerships & Commercial Strategy, IBM Watson Health

Dr Nic Woods

Chief Medical Officer, Microsoft Australia

Dr Vincent McCauley

Chief Medical Officer, Telstra Health

Alexander Rannaleet
National Director, Health, Commonwealth Bank

Dr Malcolm Pradhan

Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder, Alcidion Corp

Dr David Hansen

CEO, Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO

Dr Louise Schaper

CEO, Health Informatics Society of Australia

Dr Ian Oppermann

CEO and Chief Data Scientist, Data Analytics Centre, The Treasury

Dr Zoran Bolevich

CEO, eHealth NSW, Chief Information Officer, NSW Health

David Rowlands

CEO, Digital Health Workforce Australasia

Dr Benjamin Schmitt

Head of Collaboration and Research (ANZ), Siemens Healthineers

Keynote Speakers (Clinical and SME/ Startup)

Dr Brent Richards

Director of Critical Care Research, Gold Coast Health, Associate Professor, Griffith & Bond Universities

Dr Joe Logan

CTO and Co-Founder, Alixir

Dr Aengus Tran

CEO and Co-Founder, Harrison.ai

Martin Orliac

CEO and Co-Founder, Doclink (Cicada Medlab Accelerator Graduate)

Guest-of-Honour, Faculty Dinner Speaker

Jana Pittman

World, Olympic and Commonwealth Champion, 400m/ 400m Hurdles, Medical Student, Westmead Hospital

For a full list of all AMSAH 2019 Speakers, please see our Faculty and Program.


CPD - Approved Activity

AMSAH 2019 has been approved in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) CPD Program for 7 CPD points. Fellows who participate can claim one point per hour in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. Participation in this activity will be populated into your RACS CPD Online.

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