ASMI AGM and Annual Conference 2010

Thursday 18 November 2010
Australian Technology Park, Redfern, Sydney

This conference, Bringing Self Care to Life, examined important aspects of self care including health literacy, advertising, access to information and appropriate self-medication. Major stakeholders shared their expertise and the latest findings from the Australian and international experience. Click here for a full overview of the event.

Click here for the Final Conference Progam including Speaker Bios.

The following speakers presented keynote addresses:

Professor Ian Banks, President, European Men's Health Forum (UK) - Slides for Men's Use of Health Services & Better Access to Medicines

Dr Lesley Braun, Monash University - Slides for Self Medication - Integrating Complementary Medicines with OTCs and Prescription Medicines

Bob Gann, Head of Strategy & Engagement, NHS Choices (UK) - Slides for The Use of Online Health Information & Call Centres in the UK

Nicholas Hall, CEO, Nicholas Hall & Company (UK) - Slides for The Benefits for Consumers & Taxpayers of Switches Around the World
Note that black slides indicate where a video segment was played.

Julian Henderson, CEO, National Health Call Centre Network Ltd - Slides for The Use of Online Health Information & Call Centres in Australia

Dr Tony Hobbs, GP & Obstetrician, formerly Chair of the National Primary Health Care Strategy External Reference Group - Slides for Self Medication & the GP's Role in Self Care

Andrew Kemp, Managing Director, Market Reach - Slides for Digital Marketing: Health Communications on the Internet

Ross McDonald, Head of Retail & Consumer Goods, Google Australia & New Zealand - Slides for Digital Marketing: Health Communications on the Internet

PLEASE NOTE that slide files may be large and could take some time to download. 


 A panel session, moderated by Dr Norman Swan of ABC Radio National's Health Report featured:
Carol Bennett, Executive Director, Consumers Health Forum of Australia
Bill Curtis, Managing Director, CJB
Natalie Gauld, Director, Pharma Projects Ltd
Nicholas Hall, CEO, Nicholas Hall & Company (UK)
Brendan O'Loughlin, Pharmacy4U

There were no slides for the panel session.