Gala Dinner

Join us for our Gala Dinner, with special guest Dr Brendan Shannon.

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In the evolving landscape of paramedicine, we can often face a crisis of identity as we transition between roles such as clinician, managers, leaders, academics, and even researchers. This session will address the lived experience of navigating away from the uniform as the primary role focus, which can be a significant part of our identity. The focus will be on tips to grow in confidence without the uniform and breaking through traditional career paths to find influence at a level beyond serving just one patient at a time.

Through the discussion in this session, we hope to inspire delegates to navigate and thrive in the multifaceted world of paramedicine beyond what may be considered traditional, to learn from mistakes made, and at minimum we hope to show delegates they are not alone in this journey and that sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith.

About Brendan:

Brendan is head of Postgraduate Programs in the Department of Paramedicine at Monash University and a member of The Australasian College of Paramedicine Community Paramedicine working group. A registered paramedic with more than a decade of clinical experience, Brendan is passionate about refining healthcare models to ensure underserved communities receive requisite care and support. He is known for innovating new education programs and paramedicine models of care and career pathways including as the education lead for the Victorian Paramedic Practitioner program.