International Keynote Speaker
Dr Julie Chilton
Dr Chilton practises psychiatry at the Ross Center in Washington, DC. She completed her child psychiatry fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven CT with which she continues to be affiliated. She has also trained at the University of Pennsylvania and UCSF and has spent time at medical institutions in Switzerland, Romania and Botswana. She has spoken at conferences in Bucharest, Durban and Madrid as well as the US and Canada.
Dr Chilton is a board member of the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions, a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning, a member of the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Member Benefits and Consumer Issues Committees, and a Consulting Child Psychiatrist for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for chronically ill children (www.holeinthewallgang.org). She is a dual citizen of the US and Switzerland.
Dr. Chilton has a longstanding interest in physician health, having established pioneering programs and delivered many talks and workshops on this theme. She looks forward to sharing her new proposal, “Dude, Me, Too: Increasing Self-Care Mentorship from Day One” at the annual conference. It is a grassroots plan to bring about a shift in the medical culture toward improved physician well-being and decreased stigma around accessing care.
Professor Garry Walter AM
Professor Walter was appointed Foundation Medical Director of the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (NSW/ACT) in 2016. His interests and affiliations are wide-ranging: he has been Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Sydney’s Northern Clinical School and is affiliated with the University’s Centre for Values, Ethics and Law in Medicine. Garry is International Editor-at-Large of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His major research interests are medical students’ and doctors’ health, mood disorders in young people, physical treatments in psychiatry, genocide and severe trauma, psychiatric stigma, medical education, the use and abuse of media, and publishing processes and ethics. He has published almost 400 papers, book chapters and books, and has won a number of key research awards. In 2009, Garry was awarded a College Citation by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists for “a remarkable contribution to the College and the profession of psychiatry through his exceptional and tireless work as Editor of Australasian Psychiatry, and as a leading investigator, educator, administrator and clinician”.
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