Day 1 Speakers – Health & Injury Prevention – 11th April 2019

  • Natalie Hood, MD: Medical Director for Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA), Paediatric Emergency Physician, Drowning Resuscitation.
  • Justin Scarr: CEO Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) Australia, Drowning Prevention, Global Policy, Impact on global health.
  • Mischa Goettinger, MD: Driving force behind the Surf Life Support Courses, SMI app developer, Sports and General Physician, Co-founder of SMI, COE, Germany.
  • Allan Mackillop, MD: Medical Director World Surf League, Chief Medical Officer Aeromedical Services LifeFlight, Anaesthetic and Retrieval Specialist, Australia.
  • Brandon Lindberg, MD: Fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, specializes in sports medicine, trauma and advanced deformity correction of the lower extremity, USA.
  • Dr. Bernadette Matthews: Principal Research Associate, Aquatic Risk and Research, Life Saving Victoria.
  • Wendy Henderson, MD: Emergency Medicine Specialist, Geelong, WSL Tour Physician Experience, Surfing Medicine and female leadership, Australia.
  • 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, Austria
  • Anne Creaton, MD: Emergency Medicine Specialist, Global Health, Disaster and retrieval medicine, building capacity in Emergency Care in pacific region, Australia.
  • Anne Schmidt, MD: Emergency Medicine Specialist, wellbeing and performance, combining family & career, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Amy Peden: Research Manager Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) Australia, Risk factors Drowning, Australia.
  • Joel Pilgrim: Founder and CEO of mental health charity, the Waves of Wellness (WOW) Foundation, Australia.
  • Dion van de Schoot, MD: Emergency Medicine Registrar, Chair of WCSM 2019, Co-founder of Surfing Medicine International, New Zealand.
  • Andrew Schmidt, MD: Emergency Physician, Academic Expert on Drowning, founder of Lifeguard without borders, USA.
  • Ingvar Berg, MD: CEO Surfing Medicine International, Emergency Medicine Specialist, Bystander Rescue by Surfers, The Netherlands.