U3A Network Qld State Conference

U3A Network Queensland State Conference


Big things have small beginnings

U3A Network Queensland State Conference


Big things have small beginnings

Conference Speakers

The 2018 Conference will be held at The Sutton Centre, located at Level 1, 157-159 Sutton St. Redcliffe on Thursday 31st May 2018 and Friday 1st June 2018. (See map for location.)

Further Speaker information will be progressively added here as details become available.

William McInnes

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: William McInnes, Actor and Writer

William McInnes is one of the most accomplished and popular actors on the Australian landscape today. Equally at home in theatre, film and television,comedy and drama, he has played countless lead and supporting roles in some of the most successful and memorable productions this country has had to offer and has multiple AFI and Logie nominations for this extensive body of work.

William is also the author of nine books, Full Bore, A Man's Gotta Have a Hobby, Cricket Kings, That'd Be Right, The Making of Modern Australia, Worse Things Happen at Sea; co-written with his late wife Sarah Watt, The Laughing Clowns, The Birdwatcher and Holidays.

William will next be seen in the ABC's acclaimed series Rake.
Sean Keogh

Professor Seán Keogh, FRCP FRCS FIMC FCEM FACEM MBA

CEO and Medical Lead - Australian Air Medical Pty Ltd
Director - Emergency Dept Caboolture Hospital

Seán is a UK and Australasian trained and accredited Consultant in Emergency and Retrieval Medicine with 24 years of frontline air rescue, Emergency Room and major disaster experience. He holds additional postgraduate Fellowships in both Medicine and Surgery.

Trained as a trauma surgeon in Soweto, South Africa, Seán is also a leading expert in pre-hospital care. He reached international distinction after performing the first successful open heart surgery outside of a hospital setting in the world, on a North London street, while treating a stabbed heart victim during his tenure as Senior Physician on the London Air Ambulance.

A former Senior Consultant and Executive Director of Governance for CareFlight Queensland, Seán also acts as a State-wide Medical Coordinator for all Queensland aeromedical assets at the Queensland Emergency Coordination Centre in Brisbane. Further experience includes leading international teams following conflict and natural disaster in regions as diverse and demanding as Montserrat, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Burma, Haiti and Afghanistan. He is an acknowledged international authority on frontline emergency medical relief provision in disaster zones and austere environments.
Brian Randall

Brian Randall

Born in Brisbane. Undertook studies in economics and economic history at the University of Queensland and at the University of Chicago. Has worked in various places in the university, public and private sectors. A job as research officer (economics) at the NSW Parliamentary Library led him into the world of libraries. He has worked at the State Library of Queensland's John Oxley Library of Queensland history but is now looking forward (happily) to an imminent retirement.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: William McInnes, Actor and Writer

William McInnes

William McInnes is one of the most accomplished and popular actors on the Australian landscape today. Equally at home in theatre, film and television,comedy and drama, he has played countless lead and supporting roles in some of the most successful and memorable productions this country has had to offer and has multiple AFI and Logie nominations for this extensive body of work.

William is also the author of nine books, Full Bore, A Man's Gotta Have a Hobby, Cricket Kings, That'd Be Right, The Making of Modern Australia, Worse Things Happen at Sea; co-written with his late wife Sarah Watt, The Laughing Clowns, The Birdwatcher and Holidays.

William will next be seen in the ABC's acclaimed series Rake.


Professor Seán Keogh, FRCP FRCS FIMC FCEM FACEM MBA

Sean Keogh

CEO and Medical Lead - Australian Air Medical Pty Ltd
Director - Emergency Dept Caboolture Hospital

Seán is a UK and Australasian trained and accredited Consultant in Emergency and Retrieval Medicine with 24 years of frontline air rescue, Emergency Room and major disaster experience. He holds additional postgraduate Fellowships in both Medicine and Surgery.

Trained as a trauma surgeon in Soweto, South Africa, Seán is also a leading expert in pre-hospital care. He reached international distinction after performing the first successful open heart surgery outside of a hospital setting in the world, on a North London street, while treating a stabbed heart victim during his tenure as Senior Physician on the London Air Ambulance.

A former Senior Consultant and Executive Director of Governance for CareFlight Queensland, Seán also acts as a State-wide Medical Coordinator for all Queensland aeromedical assets at the Queensland Emergency Coordination Centre in Brisbane. Further experience includes leading international teams following conflict and natural disaster in regions as diverse and demanding as Montserrat, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Burma, Haiti and Afghanistan. He is an acknowledged international authority on frontline emergency medical relief provision in disaster zones and austere environments.


 

Brian Randall

Brian Randall

Born in Brisbane. Undertook studies in economics and economic history at the University of Queensland and at the University of Chicago. Has worked in various places in the university, public and private sectors. A job as research officer (economics) at the NSW Parliamentary Library led him into the world of libraries. He has worked at the State Library of Queensland's John Oxley Library of Queensland history but is now looking forward (happily) to an imminent retirement.