Event Details

Friday, 24 September, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:30
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


AIHS Member - Complimentary 
Non-Member - Complimentary 


Event Organising Body: 
Art of Work
(02) 8007 5086



Join Art of Work in partnership with AIHS for the next COVID webinar - Successful control; engagement, openness, trust ethics, and evidence on Friday 24 September.  This session will be lively and engaged dialogue, engage with this important exchange of ideas and contribute to a shift of thinking in professional, organisational, strategical, and political domains. Bring your burning questions!

We are excited to announce a follow-up COVID-19 webinar exploring the application of Safety-II concepts!

The panel of experts will engage with the issues raised by participants and present a future state that could be.

Event Details:
Date: Friday 24th September 
Time: 11:00am - 12:30 pm AEST
Location: Online
CPD: 5 Points

Panel Members: 

Mary-Louise McLaws - UNSW

Mary-Louise is Professor of Epidemiology, Hospital Infection and Infectious Diseases Control at UNSW. She was appointed to the WHO Health Emergencies, Program Experts Advisory Panel for Infection Control for COVID-19 in February 2020. Previously she was the WHO Advisor to China and Malaysia for surveillance and an expert advisor to WHO on several global projects for many years. 

She has worked on the HIV pandemic, reviewed the response to the SARS 2003 outbreak in Hong Kong and Beijing, and assisted the Australian preparedness for the influenza pandemic. Outside pandemics she works in patient safety, reducing the risk of infection in hospitalised patients. 

She has capacity-built surveillance, patient safety, and outbreak control programs in low-and middle-income countries.

Sue Ieraci - Emergency Physician

Sue is a specialist emergency physician who has held positions in management, medical regulation, and health system consulting over a long clinical career.
She now works in emergency telemedicine, which has further broadened her perspective on risk-aversion and how risk is siloed between services.

Prof, Sidney Dekker - Griffith University

Sidney is a Professor at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, where he runs the Safety Science Innovation Lab.

Sidney has won worldwide acclaim for his groundbreaking work in human factors and safety. He coined the term ‘Safety Differently’ in 2012, which has since become a movement.

Sidney is also the bestselling author of a plethora of ‘required reading’ books, which include: The Safety Anarchist; Just Culture; Safety Differently; and; Drift into Failure.

Kelvin Genn- Art of Work

Kelvin is the Art of Work’s Managing Director. Formerly, he was the NSW Health Director for Clinical Quality and Patient Safety. He has also worked with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care to develop the national accreditation system for all health care providers across Australia.

Michael Tooma - Clyde & Co

Michael is the Managing Partner of Clyde & Co Australia. He is internationally recognised as one of the pre-eminent health and safety lawyers in the region. Michael is the leading advisor on COVID Mandatory Vaccination in Australia. He is advising high-profile businesses to navigate legal obligations and risks in relation to the COVID Vaccination of their employees and other on-site personnel.

Michael Behm - East Carolina University 

Michael is a professor of Occupational Safety at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and Coordinator of the Working Commission on Safety and Health in Construction at the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, in the Netherlands. He holds a PhD in Public Health from Oregon State University. He was a safety and health professional for 10 years with Lenox China and Saint-Gobain Corporation. Mike serves on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Construction Sector Occupational Research and Prevention through Design (PtD) Councils.

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