Wellbeing Summit | Day 01

  • Saturday 31 August
  • 09:00-17:30

Session One: The Finely Tuned Surgeon

09:00 Welcome and introduction - Organising Committee
09:30 Introduction to Wellbeing: The new frontier - Mr Zephyr Bloch-Jorgensen
10:00 Human factors: Connecting healthcare and aviation - Mr Anthony Lock
10:30 Managing errors - Mr Anthony Lock

11:10-11:30 Morning Tea

Session Two: Burnout

11:30 My experience with burnout - Prof Michael Cox
Burnout Forum: 
Identifying burnout, exhaustion and anxiety; what to do, where to go, and personal experience

  1. Prof Michael Cox
  2. Dr Trafford Fehlberg
  3. Mr Anthony Loch
  4. Ms Wanda Stelmach
  5. Ms Marie-Clare Elder

13:00-13:45 Lunch

Session Three: Resilience 

13:45 The surgeon mindset - Dr John Graham
14:15 The balancing act: Clinical demands versus life - Ms Wanda Stelmach
14:45 The road to surgeon: Managing personal circumstances during training - Dr Katherine Goodall
15:15 Taking a break: Perspectives on flexible training, interruption to training - Dr Sarah Forsyth, Dr Xavier Harvey
15:45 Resilience building: My Hawaii Iron Man experience - Dr Julie Howle

16:15-16:30 Afternoon Tea

Session Four: Happiness, Wellbeing & Deep Performance

Mr Zephyr Bloch-Jorgensen - MAP Founder


  • Happiness, wellbeing, and deep performance 
  • MAP Program: Wellbeing perspective and peer-reviewed findings
  • Broader understanding of wellbeing and how it can be applied

17:30 Program Close

19:30 Summit Dinner