DCC hosts BioMelbourne Network BioBriefing
Davies Collison Cave in conjunction with the BioMelbourne Network was pleased to host the BioBriefing event, ‘Hospital’s Reform Commission Report – and its impact on the research and biotechnology sector’ with Professor David Penington as guest speaker.
Professor Penington was well placed to provide an insightful commentary on the Report. His professional achievements are extensive and include such prestigious appointments as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Chairman of the National AIDS task force, President of the Museum of Victoria, and Chairman of the Victorian Premier’s Drug Advisory Council and Cochlear Limited. He is a founding member and principal of Foursight Associates, as well as Chairman of Bio21 Australia. This has placed him in the forefront of, and a leader in, medical research and care management. Through his intellect, leadership, diplomacy and determination, Professor Penington has stimulated debate and facilitated reform within the Australian healthcare community.
Professor Penington’s passion for healthcare reform clearly emerges in his article recently published in the Australian newspaper dissecting the complex history of the Australian hospital system and how and why the system is failing the Australian population. Professor Penington has drawn on global experiences to highlight the need for reform. At the BioBriefing, Professor Pennington expanded his view of healthcare reform and what the direct and indirect implications of such reform may be on medical innovation in this country. His commentary was informative, well received and stimulated lively discussion.