Speakers 2021

Speakers 2021

The Speakers for 2021 are yet to be finalised.

Please see the January 2020 list of speakers below as an example of the diversity and calibre of presenters.



CPD Conferencing is assembling a program of relevance and interest to Medical & Business Professionals including Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Anaesthetists, Surgeons, Legal & Corporate Business.   A minimum of 20 hours CPD meeting Australian Dental registration requirements will be available. CPD may be suitable for other Medical specialities – please discuss with your local registration body.

Gideon Caplan

Prof Gideon Caplan

TOPIC - Navigating your parents through the age care system TOPIC - Medico/Legal traps of aging

Associate Professor Caplan is Director of Post Acute Care Services and Director of Geriatric Medicine at Prince of Wales Hospital and a Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

His research involves:

  • Developing and rigorously testing new health services, he has been a chief investigator on 5 investigator-initiated RCTs, and
  • The pathophysiology of delirium, where he works with a consortium of international investigators.

He led the Prince of Wales involvement as lead hospital in three phases of the National Demonstration Hospitals Program (NDHP) and has served as a consultant to Commonwealth and State Health Departments including the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council, and is the editor of the most recent Australian textbook of Geriatric Medicine.


Chris Aylward

TOPIC - A story of business

Chris commenced his career in real estate in 1972. He has significant experience in the management, marketing, construction and development of residential and commercial real estate.

Prior to his current role, Chris was a principal of Richard Ellis, now CBRE, and responsible for City Sales and Leasing. He joined the Grollo Group as Development Manager and personal assistant to Bruno Grollo, in 1984. In 1987 he became a founding director in Grocon Pty Ltd and a substantial shareholder retiring in 1994 and from the board in 1996. He founded Kooyong Wines and APN in 1996 and maintains an interest in the wine industry. He has been Chairman of APN since inception and remains its largest shareholder.

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Justice Morrison

TOPIC - The Court of Appeal - Finality and Infallibility

Justice Morrison is a graduate of The University of Queensland. In 1976 he was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland before being appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1989.

As a barrister, Justice Morrison took briefs across general commercial and civil matters, contracts, equity and trusts, real property, corporations’ law, competition law, trade practices, insurance, banking, insolvency, professional negligence, mining and compensation.

His Honour has extensive trial and appellate experience, appearing as lead counsel in various courts, including the High Court, Queensland Court of Appeal, Full Court of the Federal Court, Full Bench of the Industrial Relations Commission (New South Wales), Federal Court, and Supreme Courts of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Justice Morrison appeared at the inquiries into the accidents at the Moura No. 4 underground mine (1986) and the Moura No. 2 underground mine (1997) and the inquiries into the fatal and serious accidents which occurred between 1989 and 2001 at Mt Isa Mines and Laleham Mine, South Blackwater.

Justice Morrison was appointed a judge of the Queensland Court of Appeal in 2013.

Jessica Neuwith

Jessica Neuwirth

TOPIC - Public Health Lessons Learned from Colorado's Legalisation of Retail Marijuana

Jessica Neuwirth is the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Retail Marijuana Education and Youth Prevention Coordinator, working on marijuana policy education, local outreach and partnerships, and connecting the marijuana prevention program to positive youth development initiatives across the state.

Jessica is responsible for implementing legislation to ensure safe, legal and responsible use of marijuana. She currently trains community members in retail marijuana public health education as well as Positive Youth Development to support youth and adults in the shift towards authentic and engaged systems.

Lindsay Halsey

Lindsay Halsey

TOPIC - How to get found on Google

Based in Basalt, Colorado, Lindsay Halsey is a co-founder of Pathfinder SEO, an SEO coaching platform, and partner of webShine, a search engine marketing agency.  Lindsay enjoys teaching business owners about holistic inbound marketing practices with a focus on actionable tactics that create results.

A graduate of Dartmouth College, Lindsay spent several years in the outdoor industry as a mountain guide and ski patroller. In 2008 Lindsay made the leap into search engine marketing. Outside of the office, Lindsay is a mom, wife and enthusiastic skier and biker. She also is the founder of a nonprofit in Tanzania, To Return.

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Michael Aylward

Topic - Ocean Eight - The Business Story + Wine Tasting

What started as a part time job to earn a few dollars during his university days turned into a committed obsession. Michael worked in the family owned winery, Kooyong, spending time out in the vineyard, in the winery and on the road – the net result was a desire to make this his career. Following the sale of Kooyong Michael went into business with his parents to form Ocean Eight taking on the role of Winemaker and General Manager.

To complete his education Michael undertook several study tours of France, concentrating on the hallowed vineyards and cellars of burgundy. And whilst he makes Mornington Peninsula wines he has applied the most salient Burgundian techniques to take the wines to another level.

In 2011 Michael won “Australian Young Gun of Wine”, Ocean Eight was named “Best New Winery” in the Australian Good Wine Guide and was voted amongst the top 100 Wines in the UK.

Ocean Eight is off the beaten track in the hinterlands of the Mornington Peninsula, it is easy to pass by, but a destination not to be missed.

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Dr Viensuong Nguyen

TOPIC - Cosmetic Dentistry, beyond conventional
TOPIC - Implant Dentistry, the good, the bad and the ugly

Dr. Viensuong Nguyen was born and raised in Vietnam.  She graduated from School of Dentistry, Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam in 1999 and spent six years working in private practice limited to Endodontics and teaching at the Dental School.

Following immigration to the US in 2006 she completed Advance Restorative Dentistry Program and thereafter graduated from University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine in 2012 as the first Vietnamese dentist in the International Student Program.  She received Prosthodontics training  and Master degree in Dentistry at University of Connecticut in 2016.  Dr. Nguyen is a Board Certified Prosthodontist and currently working as Assistant Professor at University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine and practicing Prosthodontics in the Faculty Practice.  She received many awards throughout the programs she attended.  She also serves in Board Prep Review Committee for American College of Prosthodontists and enjoys dental missions both nationally and internationally.

Terri Tilliss

Dr Terri Tilliss

TOPIC - Social Determinants of Health

Dr Terri Tilliss, RDH, PhD acquired a PhD degree in Health and Behavioural Sciences from the University of Colarado. She received BS and MS degrees from the University of Iowa in Dental Hygiene and an MS degree in Counselling, from the University of Colorado. She has been a faculty member at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine since 1982.

Dr Tilliss is currently a Professor in the Department of Orthodontics where she facilitates resident research projects, and teaches health communication skills to medical and dental students.

Dr Tilliss published extensively in the dental literature and presents education programs nationally and internationally.


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