As work progresses on the Kawana Health Hub, it is increasingly clear that the health and medical sector will provide significant growth and development on the Sunshine Coast. At this Boardroom Briefing, we’ll discuss the opportunity for new and innovative businesses to service, augment and disrupt the healthcare industry, from here on the Sunshine Coast.
Prof Karen Woolley, CEO, ProScribe Medical Communication will discuss the business of healthcare innovation. Prof Woolley will outline where she sees the greatest opportunity for innovation in the sector, drawing from her experience building a global health business and background in medical research.
Dr Kirsten Baulch, Founder, Medimobile will discuss the specific challenges an entrepreneur will face in establishing a health startup. Speaking from her experience founding Medimobile, Dr Baulch will provide insight into how healthcare innovations get noticed and gain traction in a specialised, competitive market.
This Boardroom Briefing will provide expert insight into the business of healthcare innovation. Whether you’re growing a healthcare business, have a concept you’d like to pursue, or are just interested in the opportunities, the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast invites you to attend and join the conversation.
Prof Karen Woolley
A self-described 'nerdy scientist', Karen's career has seen her progress from being Australia's Intervarsity Surfboard Riding Champion to gaining more than 20 years' experience in clinical research and medical writing in North America and Australia. Karen has managed the clinical research departments for a number of international pharmaceutical companies. Karen is currently the CEO of ProScribe Medical Communications, an internationally-recognised medical writing company she co-founded in 2000. Karen was a Director of The Innovation Centre Board for four years and currently serves as a Director of national (Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Services) and international (International Society for Medical Publication Professionals) organisations.
Dr Kirsten Baulch
Dr Kirsten Baulch is a General Practitioner with over 16 years’ experience in clinical medicine and business and is the Founder and Medical Director of Medimobile Pty Ltd, an award-winning, nationwide workplace and community Influenza vaccination service. Kirsten is a passionate advocate of using innovation and IT systems as means for the entrepreneur to create an enterprise that delivers an efficient, consistent result. She enjoys showing how applying innovation and systems in traditional sectors can allow aspiring entrepreneurs to create the business and lifestyle of their dreams.
Mark Paddenburg and Dean Alle will facilitate Q&A and discussion after the presentation.
Boardroom Briefing: The Business of Health Innovation
Boardroom, Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
Monday 23rd of September
12pm - 1.30pm
Cost: Free for members, USC Staff and students, $20 (ex GST) for guests, includes a light lunch.
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