WCSM 2019 Keynote Speakers

We have amazing line up of speakers. Check their profiles below.

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis: Developer of 3D printed surfboard fins, Professor at the University of Wollongong.

Adam Robertson: Surfing Victoria CEO, former professional surfer.

Sacha Guggenheimer: Marine Biologist, Photographer and filmmaker on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia.

Jennifer Straatman,MD: Surgical Registrar The Netherlands, Board Member SMI, Female Leadership.

A/Prof. David Kennedy: Director, Office for Environmental Programs, University of Melbourne.

Susie Crick: National Chairwoman of the Surfrider Foundation, Plastic Pollution Director and South Coast Branch President

Allan Mackillop,MD:  Medical Director, World Surf League, Chief Medical Officer Aeromedical Services LifeFlight, Anaesthetic and Retrieval Specialist

Dr. Oliver Farley: Head of Strength and Conditioning Coach for Surfing New Zealand.

Natalie Hood, MD: Medical Director for Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA), Paediatric Emergency Physician, Drowning Resuscitation.

Mischa Goettinger, MD: Driving force behind the Surf Life Support Courses, SMI app developer, sports physician.

Richy Bennett: First psychologist to work globally on the WSL, author of The Surfer’s Mind.

Brandon Lindberg, MD: Fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, specializes in sports medicine, trauma and advanced deformity correction of the lower extremity.

Wendy Henderson, MD: Emergency Physician, Geelong, WSL Tour Physician Experience, Surfing Medicine and female leadership

Ogi Markovic, MD: Vision and Performance, High Performance Surf Coach Postgraduate, Uni. Lisbon. Specialist in Ophthalmology, Optometry, Occupational & Preventive Medicine, Medical consultant to the Plastic Soup Foundation, Co-founder of Surfing Medicine International, CSO

Anne Creaton, MD: Emergency Medicine Specialist, Global Health, Disaster and retrieval medicine, building capacity in Emergency Care in pacific region

Anne Schmidt, MD: Emergency Medicine Specialist, wellbeing and performance, combining family & career, Jacksonville, Florida.

Donna Masing: Sports and Performance Therapist, resident therapist at Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre.

Konrad Slavinskis: Physiotherapist Surfing Victoria, from acute injury to rehabilitation, Torquay

Prof Miguel Moreira: Human Kinetics/Sports Scientist, major focuses of attention are Surf sport performance and sport expertise.

Drew Slimmon: Sports Physician Surfing Victoria, provider of Sports Medicine Services during Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Surf Event.

Amy Peden: Research Manager Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS) Australia, Risk factors Drowning.

Joel Pilgrim: Founder and CEO of mental health charity, the Waves of Wellness (WOW) Foundation.

Dion van de Schoot, MD: Emergency Medicine Doctor, Co-founder of Surfing Medicine International, Advanced Surf Life Support Instructor.

Justin Scarr: CEO Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) Australia, Drowning Prevention, Global Policy, Impact on global health.

Andrew Schmidt, MD: Academic Expert on Drowning, founder of Lifeguard without borders.

Prof Brian Tissot: Marine Ecologist,  focused on scientific research that improves the understanding, management and conservation of marine ecosystems.

Maria Westerbos: Founder and Director of Plastic Soup Foundation, one of the leading advocacy groups to tackle plastic pollution.

Dr. Bernadette Matthews: Principal Research Associate, Aquatic Risk and Research, Life Saving Victoria.

Rebecca Dowse: Strength and Conditioning Scholar, PhD Candidate at Edith Cowan University in collaboration with Surfing Australia and Surfing Western Australia

Clive Rodell: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Senior Lecture on Training & Performance, a life long of Surf Coaching, NSW, Australia

Dr. James Furness: Sport Scientist, Bond University Water Based Research Unit, Sydney, Australia

Aimee Morabito: Sports Dietitian, Special interest in Nutrition & Surfing, Torquay Victoria.

Ingvar Berg, MD: CEO Surfing Medicine International, Emergency Medicine Specialist, Bystander Rescue by Surfers, The Netherlands.