Public Lecture: Academic health sciences systems

Saturday 31 January 2015

The Medical School warmly invites you to a public lecture, presented by Synergy in Canberra for Health, on academic health science systems that rely on effective, focussed and productive collaboration among separate organisations to deliver their purpose to the communities they serve. What are the keys to being effective? What are the keys to identifying and maintaining focus? How can a common purpose be achieved across separate organisations?

Time & Date: 2pm Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Venue: Finkel Lecture Theatre, JCSMR, 131 Garran Road, ANU, Acton


Dr Steven Wartman

Dr Wartman, an internist and sociologist, is board certified in internal medicine and a Master of the American College of Physicians. He received his AB from Cornell University and his MD and PhD degrees from John Hopkins University. He was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at John Hopkins and a Henry Luce Scholar in Indonesia. Dr Wartman is currently recognised internationally for his work in the organisation and management of academic health centres, where he has taken the lead on critical issues such as the need for alignment among an institution's clinical, research, and education programs. In 2008, he founded AAHC International (AAHCI), a global organisation dedicated to improving health and well-being worldwide. In 2012, he edited a new book, Confluence of Policy and Leadership in Academic Health Science Centres, published by Radcliffe Press, New York and London that for the first time provides a comprehensive overview of the academic health centre enterprise. He also authored in 2014 a new guide, Searching for Leadership: Best Practices for Academic Institutions that includes characteristics of successful leaders and a detailed analysis of the process to select them. He has received numerous awards and honourary degrees, and is currently a distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at George Washington and John Hopkins Universities.

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