Panel discussion: Guardianship & administration amendment (medical research) act 2020

A panel of experts will discuss the key features and principles underlying the new Western Australian GAA (Medical Research) Act 2020 and how it is supporting the safe conduct of research with and about those with impaired capacity to consent. The discussion will include real life examples of its practical application in research.

9 Sep 2021

 Guardianship administration representative

You have the option to attend this event via live webinar or in-person at St John of God Subiaco Hospital.

Panel chair

Dr Michael Gannon, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist SJG Subiaco Hospital and in public practice in Perth, Member of the National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) Council (2018- 2021), President of MDA National, former President of Federal Australian Medical Association (AMA) (2016 -2018), and former President of AMA (WA) (2014-2016).

Panel members

  • Intensivist RPH, Professor of Critical Care Research Monash University, Director of Clinical Trials, SJG Subiaco Hospital, Chair Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA), Professor Steve Webb
  • QC, Retired Judge, Supreme Court of Western Australia, Member of SJGHC HREC, Mr Eric Heenan
  • Breast Cancer Surgery Specialist SJG Subiaco Hospital and in public practice in Perth, Winthrop Professor of Surgical Oncology, UWA, Prof Christobel Saunders AO
  • Intensivist FSH & SJG Murdoch Hospital, Associate Professor UWA & UNDA, A/Prof Adrian Regli
  • Emergency Physician RFDS WA and SJG Midland Public Hospital, Adjunct Clinical Senior Lecturer, Curtin Medical School, Dr Nicole Ghedina
  • Retired Associate Dean, Medical Education, Curtin University School of Medicine, Chair SJGHC Scientific Review Sub-Committee (SRC), Member of SJGHC HREC, Prof Sally Sandover
  • School of Medical and Health Sciences, ECU, Foundation Chair Speech Pathology at ECU, Prof Beth Armstrong
  • Professor of Emergency Medicine UWA, Director of Research RPH, Head of CCREM Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Prof Daniel Fatovich
  • Bioethicist & Director, LJ Goody Bioethics Centre WA, Member of SJGHC HREC, Rev. Dr Joe Parkinson
  • Neurologist and Stroke Physician, SCGH & Hollywood Private Hospital, Perron Institute Medical Director, C/Prof Dr David Blacker


Date: Thursday 9 September 2021
Time: 12.15pm registrations, 12.30pm presentations, 1.30pm lunch and networking
Venue: Conference Centre Auditorium, St John of God Subiaco Hospital, 25 McCourt Street Subiaco or online via live webinar

Please note, a reminder email will be provided with the webinar details close to the event.

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