Part 2: Interview with Dr Gregory Sam, Psychiatrist and Director of Conduit Health

We hope you enjoyed Part 1 of our interview with Dr Gregory Sam of Conduit Health. His telehealth psychiatry service provides nationwide consulting services which benefit rural and remote or mobility-affected communities. Consults can be done from the comfort of a patient’s local GP clinic or residential care facility, with no sign-up fee for GPs, and bulk-billing for patients.

Greg hopes to expand one day into other areas of the globe. Learn more about his journey below.

Dr Gregory Sam, Consultant Psychiatrist, Australia. Image courtesy of Dr Sam.
Dr Gregory Sam, Consultant Psychiatrist, Australia. Image courtesy of Dr Sam.

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Interview with Dr Gregory Sam, Psychiatrist and Director of Conduit Health: Part 1

Dr Gregory Sam, Consultant Psychiatrist, Australia. Image courtesy of Dr Sam.
Dr Gregory Sam, Consultant Psychiatrist, Australia. Image courtesy of Dr Sam.

Dr Gregory Sam is a consultant psychiatrist who founded Australia’s first bulk-billing telehealth psychiatry consulting service, Conduit Health, in 2014. Focusing particularly on rural and remote communities, Greg currently runs Conduit Health along with his private practice work in the city. In this three-part interview series, Greg kindly shared his tips for success, the road to Conduit Health, mixing business with medicine, and rising from failure.

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Highlights from the Digital Health Show, Sydney 2016

The Digital Health Show Conference and Expo at Sydney showcased a broad range of international digital health ideas. Presenters from medical and non-medical backgrounds shared their innovations via onstage panels and roundtable discussions. 

As Elaine Saunders of Blamey Saunders said, “Today, digital health is much more than reading off the internet or doing Telehealth.” Creating meaning through innovation, and marrying this with a viable product, generates synergy between patients’ and practitioners’ best interests.

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Innovations for Aged Care and Senior Citizens at the Digital Health Show, Sydney 2016

 

The Digital Health Show Conference and Workshop had some standout projects aimed at improving the lives of the elderly and more vulnerable in our communities. Innovation for our ageing population will help integrate our society’s communities, improving wellbeing across all age groups. Here are some highlights:

Le Bon Samaritain, The Medical Startup at the Digital Health Show 2016

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Upcoming Event: Melbourne Knowledge Week 2016

Flinders St clock for Melbourne Knowledge Week - photo by The Medical Startup

 

The City of Melbourne has just announced its exciting program for Melbourne Knowledge Week, from 2nd-8th May, 2016. If you’re looking for inspiration or want to learn about emerging technologies in medicine, healthcare and beyond, our top picks for Medical Startups and entrepreneurs are below.

Bio 3D Printing
This session promises to explore the future of 3D printing in medicine, health, and related fields.

What Makes A Place Age-Friendly?
This free event will invite discussions on designing buildings and centres with different age-groups in mind. You can have a say in how our ageing population will need to be better facilitated into new housing, community, industry and health developments.

How To Make Apps That Matter
If you’re interested in app creation in the medical space, this free workshop’s for you. For people of all backgrounds and levels, no tech experience required.

Augmented Reality Case Studies: Neurosurgery and Beyond
An introduction to Augmented Reality and its potential applications in medicine and surgery.

Life in the Cyber-Physical World
Deakin University is letting its robots and emerging technologies interact with workshop participants, thus enabling discussions on the ethics of FitBit and other new technologies that cross between health and consumerism.

Breast Cancer: New Research, Future Treatments
Open to the public, medical and non-medical attendees will get to learn about the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s latest developments in breast cancer research, and future areas of development. There will be a chance for questions, and a tour of the Institute which can be booked prior to the event.

Accelerating Health Innovation through Imaging
A talk on biomedical imaging and the physics behind it.

Develop, Protect and Profit from your Idea
A must-attend free seminar on Intellectual Property for startups.

Massive Community Maker Day
An all-day event to conclude the festival, where you can meet other makers, have a go at 3D Printing, learn about soldering, build a robot, and create a wearable.

View the full program for Melbourne Knowledge Week here