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Patient Experience Symposium


29 April 2019, 12:00am to 30 April 2019, 12:00am

ICC Sydney, Pyrmont Theatre 14 Darling Drive, Sydney

PExS2019 provides the opportunity for people to come together to network, learn and share their ideas, work and projects with each other, showcasing expert evidence, local and international examples, and consumer stories.

We are pleased to announce the following Plenary Speakers will be joining us at PExS2019 with many more updates to come! Go to the website now to see the full program.


BIOGRAPHY: Luke Escombe is back to MC another successful and informative PExS! Luke is an award-winning songwriter, musician and comedian who has turned his 25 years of living with Crohn’s disease into inspiration for his art.

Luke’s breakthrough as a writer/performer came in 2011 with his one-man show “Chronic”, which combined multiple music styles with candid stand-up comedy about his many hospital stays. It was Luke’s ticket to festivals all over Australia, and led to him becoming an ambassador for Crohn’s and Colitis Australia.

He was once described by John Shand in the Sydney Morning Herald as a “rock-soul singer, raconteur, blistering blues guitarist, comedian and songwriter...and very good at them all”, and is most often described by himself as the Mick Jagger of inflammatory bowel disease.

Luke Escombe lives on Sydney’s northern beaches with his wife and son.


BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Jordan Nguyen is a young man on a mission to change the world. He is an acclaimed thought leader on the intersection between technology and humanity.

At a moment of the most extraordinary breakthroughs in our understanding of the human brain, Jordan has a magical combination of technical brilliance with the unique ability to inspire people.

A truly inspirational communicator, Jordan presents on technology and the power of the mind at prestigious events internationally including Think Inc., Wired for Wonder, and the Engineering for Medicine and Biology Conference – the world’s largest annual biomedical conference.


BIOGRAPHY: Emma Gee is an acclaimed International Inspirational Speaker & Author, offering her thoughts and solutions on person-centred care and resilience through her keynote presentations, workshops and consultancy.

With a background in Occupational Therapy and as a Stroke Survivor, Emma is a renowned expert and a living example of what it takes to step in another’s shoes and truly bounce back in life.

Through her inspiring presentations, Emma is able to both captivate and challenge her audiences to consider what IS possible in their own lives. Learning to speak again post-stroke, and realising the importance of sharing her story to help others, were the catalysts for Emma taking on speaking professionally.

We look forward to welcoming you for two days of inspiring international and local speakers, a diverse offering of concurrent sessions as well as interactive and collaborative workshops.

There will be opportunities for staff and consumers to network with our exhibitors supporting the Symposium. The event is attended by delegates from across NSW Health and by health consumers and carers.

We look forward to seeing you in Sydney soon.

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