Speakers

A/Prof. Sandra Turner

A/Prof. Turner is a radiation oncologist who has worked at the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, in Sydney, for 20 years sub-specializing in urological cancers. She was a founding member of FROGG, was on the Board of TROG, and maintains her interest in clinical research. She is on the Faculty of Radiation Oncology Council of RANZCR, and is the Clinical Lead on the Targeting Cancer campaign raising awareness of radiation therapy, which, as we know, is significantly under-utilized in Australia and New Zealand as well as around the world.

She was the immediate past Chief Censor in Radiation Oncology (clinician head of education and training in her speciality and chief examiner) and has an ongoing interest in post-graduate education. She is currently enrolled in a PhD in the area of medical leadership. She is enthusiastic about engaging radiation therapy professionals to take responsibility for promoting our amazing treatment to maximise its benefit for cancer patients.

 

Craig Potton

Craig Potton is New Zealand’s best-known landscape photographer. His love for the outdoors, landscapes, travel and creativity are captured in his beautiful photography, books and documentaries. He is known to be a talker and an adventurer, a philosophical character and a fierce conversationalist and conservationist. Craig is an Ambassador for the New Zealand Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society and has been actively involved in conservation his entire life.

 

 

 

Dr Tammy Pegg

Tammy is a specialist cardiologist with an interest in Heart Failure and Noninvasive imaging including cardiac MRI. She graduated with honours from the University of Leeds in 2000. After house jobs, Tammy undertook basic medical training at the University of Manchester Hospitals and gained membership to the Royal College of Physicians in 2003.

In 2004 Tammy commenced advanced training in Cardiology in the Wessex Deanery. In 2005 she commenced a PhD in cardiac surgery at the University of Oxford, working with one of the UK’s leading cardiothoracic surgeons. Her work involved improving surgical techniques in patients with heart failure and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for the assessment of heart function and injury. In 2008 she was awarded her PhD and has been widely published in peer review cardiology journals. In 2008 she was a finalist for the Vivien Thomas American Heart Association Young investigator of the year award and also the New Zealand Heart Foundation Young Investigator of the year.

 

Nathan Fa’avae

Nathan Fa’avae is one of the highest achieving adventure racers in the world and the Captain of the highly successful New Zealand Adventure Racing Team, which won the World Championships in 2005, 2012, 2014 and 2015. His sporting career has spanned over 20-years which has included 5-years in the NZ Mountain Bike team, podium placings in the Coast to Coast and numerous victories around the world in Adventure Racing.

Throughout his semi-professional and professional sporting career, he has worked extensively in outdoor education and adventure tourism. He owns and directs the biggest adventure race in the world, the Spring Challenge which has up to 1200-women participating each year. He owns the freeze dry meal company Absolute Wilderness.

Nathan lives on the coast in Tasman Bay with his wife Jodie and three children. In 2016 his Autobiography, ‘Adventurer at Heart’ – won the major award at the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival. – www.nathanfaavae.nz