Event Details

SA Physician's Roundtable

13 Sep 2022 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Online or RACP SA Regional Office, 2/257 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, SA
RACP SA/NT Regional Office


Join us at the Physician's Roundtable as colleagues from across the College discuss how we can plan together in preparation for the next pandemic.

This event explores how we can apply the wisdom taught to us by COVID-19 to work better together and collectively prepare for future health challenges. We consider what's needed to help us work more collaboratively when facing 'wicked problems', such as issues where we don't have enough information but they still need solving.

A panel of physicians from several specialties will stimulate a professional discourse to uncover how we might best respond to complex medical issues that individual clinical disciplines cannot solve on their own.

As physicians, our strength is in our diversity. We, and the College, are at our best when we put to work a multi-specialty approach when solving complex and ambiguous issues.

You're welcome to post questions to the panel when registering and can attend online via Zoom or in-person.



Professor David L Gordon MB, BS, FRACP, FRCPA, PhD, FFoS (RCPA), FASM

Head of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
SA Pathology at SALHN and Flinders University


Professor Gordon is a clinician scientist and Head of Microbiology and Infect Diseases at SALHN and Flinders University. He graduated in Medicine in 1979 from the University of Adelaide and trained as an infectious diseases and general physician then in microbiology at FMC and the University of Minnesota.

After completing a PhD in the area of mechanisms of evasion of bacteria from the complement system (part of the innate immune response system), Professor Gordon has continued with a clinical, laboratory and research program, including a period of further training in molecular immunology at Washington University in St Louis, and has had near continuous NHMRC or other research funding. He was the Chief Examiner in Microbiology for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia for 5 years, has been a member and chair of NHMRC Project Grant Committees and a member an chair of the SALHN Human Research Ethics Committee.

Professor Gordon has over 200 refereed journal publications in a broad area of research and clinical topics. Research interests include:

  • structure and function of complement regulatory proteins
  • how pathogens evade immune responses
  • antibody responses after infection and vaccination

Clinical interests include cardiovascular and urinary infection, and optimising laboratory utilisation.

Dr Teri Lillington

Teri is a specialist Occupational and Environmental Physician. She worked in a clinic providing services for workplaces, ExxonMobil in South Australia, and joined Shell in 2003 as Manager for Health in Australia, NZ and the Pacific Islands. In 2012, she moved to the Netherlands to take up the role of Regional Manager, Europe, Russia and CIS, and in 2018 as global Lead for Human Performance and Care. She has a special interest in sleep, fatigue management, resilience, worker welfare and road transport. Teri retired from Shell in late 2019 after returning to Australia. During 2020, Teri contracted to BHP to provide support for their coronavirus response as well as providing fatigue risk management advice and working on further embedding care into the workplace culture.

Teri became a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) in 1994 and for over 10 years was an AFOEM National Examiner. Since returning to Australia she has joined the AFOEM Policy and Advocacy Committee and represents AFOEM on the national Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance, providing advice and technical expertise to the National Workplace Initiative (NWI). The NWI has received $11.5 million in funding to provide a framework, a platform, interventions and support to Australian workplaces to help workplaces become more mentally healthy.

Teri has won several awards for academic excellence and has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences.

Dr Robert Hall

Robert Hall graduated in medicine from Sydney University in 1978. He is an Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (AFPHM) Fellow and a Fellow of the Public Health Association of Australia. He has worked in public health since 1981, including working for, Aboriginal health organisations in remote and urban locations, communicable disease control at national and state level, and the state as director of public health.

He has a particular interest in vaccine-preventable disease control, and for 12 years was chair of the Technical Advisory Group on Immunization for the Western Pacific Region of the WHO. He retired at the end of 2021.

Dr Ilse Stockhoff

Dr Stockhoff is an Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) Fellow and member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANSZOM), as well as the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

Dr Stockhoff is currently serving on the AFOEM Council and the Faculty Assessment Committee. She was the Training Program Director (TPD) for AFOEM South Australia branch from January 2016 to December 2021. Dr Stockhoff was appointed as National Medical Director for Jobfit Health Group in 2013. She is responsible for and chairs the Clinical Advisory and Policy Committee of Jobfit Health Group. Dr Stockhoff is responsible for Clinical Governance at Jobfit, ensuring ongoing quality and training and support of newly appointed doctors and nurses. She provides ongoing consultant Occupational Physician advice for various groups, e.g. Inpex, SGS, FRV, Cleanaway, Sodexo and various other clients of Jobfit Health Group, which also includes the provision of assistance to organizations regarding policies, Health Surveillance and Health and Wellbeing programs.

Dr Stockhoff is on the COVID-19 Response Team for Partnered Health (parent company), dealing with internal COVID-19 related questions, issues and advice for Partnered Health and all of their subsidiary companies. In 2020, Dr Stockhoff chaired the Jobfit COVID-19 Doctor's advice committee. This committee was established to assist clients with their COVID-19 management plans and any questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The advice to clients regarding COVID-19 remains ongoing. Dr Stockhoff works closely with the Chief Medical Officer for Medical Centres of Partnered Health on a daily basis on numerous issues that affects the business across all divisions.

Dr Gerry O'Callaghan

Dr O'Callaghan completed his undergraduate studies in Dublin Ireland, postgraduate in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in Ireland, Australia and the United Kingdom. Currently he holds the position of Executive Director Medical Services, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, (Royal Adelaide and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals).

Dr O'Callaghan's interests lie in:

  • resource utilisation and system design
  • sustainable service delivery in intensive care medicine
  • clinical practice improvement and health reform specifically the use of educational, interdisciplinary and team-based strategies to improve patient centred outcomes
  • consumer engagement
  • organ and tissues donation
  • transplantation

He has local and national experience in clinician engagement, health reform, development of policy and clinical guidelines and subsequent implementation.


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