Dr Anahita Dua
Dr Sukgu Han
Los Angeles, USA
Professor Ross Milner
Dr Milner has been the primary investigator on numerous endovascular device trials.
He is the co-national principal investigator for the GREAT registry and TRIOMPHE trial.
He examined the use of remote pressure sensor monitoring for surveillance after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair as part of a research fellowship that he completed at the University Medical Center of Utrecht as the Marco Polo Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery. Since that time, he has been involved with many studies that evaluate endovascular devices for both thoracic aortic disease and abdominal aortic aneurysms.
A dedicated educator and mentor, Dr Milner teaches medical students, residents and fellows about vascular disease management, including the use of aortic stents. He has received numerous awards for his teaching. In addition, he is frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences on Vascular Surgery and aortic aneurysms. He has been recognized as the first master clinician of the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence.
A prolific author, Dr Milner has written more than 200 abstracts and manuscripts, as well as more than
20 reviews and chapters in leading textbooks on endovascular therapies. In addition, he is the Editor in
Chief of Vascular and serves on the editorial board for several prominent scientific journals, including
The European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Vascular Forum, Annals of Vascular
Surgery, and Endovascular Today.
Professor Ross Naylor
Leicester, United Kingdom and is a Past President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (VASGBI; 2011-2012). He has coedited three textbooks of vascular surgery, authored 77 book chapters and co-authored 529 peer reviewed publications. His specialist clinical and research interests are in carotid and cerebral vascular disease. Professor Naylor has served on the Councils of the VSGBI, (2006-2012), the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS; 2010-2016) and the World Federation of Vascular Societies (2018-current). He has served on the Editorial Boards of the British Journal of Surgery (2000-2005), the Journal of Vascular Surgery (2003-2008; 2016- 2020) and the European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery (EJVES; 2006-2016). He is a past Editor in Chief of EJVES and was awarded an honorary membership of the ESVS in 2018. He has served as co-chairman of the 2017 and 2022 ESVS guidelines on the management of carotid and vertebral artery disease.
Dr Arne Schwindt
Dr Benjamin Starnes
Dr Jan Heyligers
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Nursing Program - Invited Speakers
Jo has a lifelong career in healthcare. She is a hospital and university-trained registered nurse and trained counsellor, with a background in nursing, corporate sales, training and research.
Jo is the founder and director of Treat Healthcare and currently runs a variety of ‘Treat’ programs and sessions for hospitals, schools, and organisations including Beyond Blue and Safer Care Victoria. Jo is passionate about health and fatigue management and burnout awareness and prevention for staff.
Jo’s previous industry was Queensland Training Manager for Jurlique International, and Queensland Hospital Account manager for Bieresdorf (Smith and Nephew) and KCI Medical.
Jo is married to a hospital specialist doctor, has three active teenage children, and four rescue dogs and cats.
Michelle is a current Health Promotion consultant and senior clinical social worker for THS north. She began her practice in women’s services in 1994 after graduating from the University of Tasmania with honours. It was here that she first noticed the trajectory from people’s lived experience of historical adversity to the development of adult chronic disease. Her interest in the connection between trauma and health resulted in her shift to the health department space in the early 2000’s and her passion for the biology of recovery and healing continued to grow.
In 2011 Michelle led a multidisciplinary team in the development of the award-winning Overcoming Pain and Living Life (OPALL) program which is now a trauma informed best practice program run by THS north through Primary Health services. Her work in the pain and recovery space led to the offer of a scholarship and she completed post graduate certification in pain science and rehabilitation through the University of South Australia in 2019.
Michelle remains passionate about working at the interface between the biopsychosocial effects of adversity, immune responses leading to chronic inflammation and the impacts on motivations for self-management, healing and recovery. At 60 she sees herself as being in the last chapters of her formal working life but hopes to see THS services adopt trauma informed care as a best practice method for recovery before her retirement.
One of the highlights of Michelle’s career was being asked to go to Papua New Guinea as a trainer for locals who were setting up the country’s very first crisis telephone service, for women and children torture and trauma victims. There she saw the extreme end of what happens when the biology of healing and the biology of trauma interface.