MedTech20 Presenter Spotlight – Prof. Wendy Rogers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Wendy is co-chair of the Safety, Quality and Ethics Program of the Australian Alliance for AI in Healthcare. Wendy has a longstanding interest in the ethics and regulation of innovative technologies.

Her current projects include ethical issues raised by AI in healthcare, the ethics of surgical research and innovation, the ethics of synthetic biology, and transplant abuse in China. Wendy has served two terms on the Australian Health Ethics Committee and has had longstanding involvement in the drafting and revision of the current and previous versions of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.

She was named in 2019 by Nature as one of ten people who matter in science for her work exposing publication of unethical transplant research, and was the Australian 2019 national research field leader in bioethics.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year’s theme, Each for Equal, challenges everyone to actively choose to fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.

Guests at the event heard from Sheena Vinden, Senior Partner at Atkinson Vinden Lawyers, Trish Bramble, General Manager of the Manly Warringah Women’s Resource Centre and Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith, Founder and CEO of The Inclusive Organisation Group.

All the speakers challenged guests to individually champion greater equality for women in the workplace and in our community, whilst giving a timely reminder that we still have a long way to go.

Women continue to face active bias in the workplace and, whilst progress is being made, there is still a struggle to achieve financial equality and attain senior leadership roles. We all have a role to play to ensure this is addressed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_images_carousel images=”4411,4412,4413″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row]