Opening keynote speakers announced!

Meet Dr Louis Peachey & Dr Danielle Dries 

Dr Danielle Dries

Dr Danielle Dries is a proud Kaurna woman from South Australia.  Danielle currently holds a Board Director position for Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) and is a GP registrar working in rural NSW.  Danielle was the ACT Junior Doctor of the Year in 2017, was the recipient of the MDA National and Rural Doctor’s Association Australia bursary in 2016, and the IAHA Allied Health Inspiration award in 2014.

In 2015-16, Danielle was the Indigenous Health Officer for the National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN).  In this role, she represented NRHSN to the Senate Select Committee on Indigenous Health, developing many opportunities to advocate for Indigenous health and promote health career’s to Indigenous youth. Danielle is a Close the Gap Ambassador and has mentored in the IAHA health fusion challenge and Murra Mullangari program.  Danielle graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011, and a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Surgery in 2016.


Dr Louis Peachey

Dr Louis Peachey is a Girrimay man from the Djirribaligan language group (Rainforest People) of North Queensland. He is a Senior Medical Officer at the Atherton District Hospital where he works as a Rural Generalist Anaesthetist, and runs a regular clinic at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre.

Dr Peachey was the founding President of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association, and is a former Board member of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, and has been an advocate for Rural and Indigenous Health for more than three decades.

He served in Mount Isa as a Senior Lecturer and Medical Educator for JCU-MICRRH, where he developed and established a Simulation Laboratory and Program for Medical and Nursing staff of the district. In 2018, he returned to service with JCU as a member of the JCU-GMT Strategic Leadership Council.


See them on Thursday 6 June, at the Conference Welcome Opening 

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