WCSM 2019 Keynote Speakers

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

  • Dr Rob Brander: Coastal geomorphologist and Associate Professor in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales.
  • Laura Wells: Environmentalist, presenter and one of Australia’s top plus size models. Environmental Management, Paramedic.
  • 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: Lead 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 Wilkinson, 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.
  • Tim Just: Athlete Performance team leader at Fluid Performance and WCT & WQS surf coach, Programme director Fluid Performance, QLD, Australia
  • 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
  • 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.