Organising Committee

Dr Susan Hertzberg is a Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine at Prince of Wales Hospital and a Senior Medical Advisor at Avant Medical Defence Organisation. She likes to think the Senior refers to experience not age. Susan has a Masters in Health Law and a Masters of Bioethics. Susan is a member of the Clinical Ethics Committee of the South East Sydney LHD, has been on numerous ACEM committees and is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer  in Emergency at UNSW.


Dr Marian Lee is an Emergency Physician with professional interests in Training and Education including ACEM emergency medicine Curriculum development; Simulation, Healthcare Communication, Teamwork, Crisis resource management and clinical decision-making. She has been the Director of Emergency Medicine Training in various hospitals in Sydney. She has been on multiple ACEM committees related to training and education. Marian has served as the Deputy Censor and subsequently, the Censor for NSW. She was awarded the Excellence in Teaching by ACEM in 2008. In 2013, she received the inaugural Clinical Teacher of the Year award from the UNSW, Prince of Wales Clinical School. In 2015, she received the Prince of Wales Hospital Best Mentor and Advisor Award. Marian spent 4 years as a Research Fellow with the University of Technology Sydney on the subject of clinical handover.

Dr Mark Garcia is an Emergency Staff Specialist at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital in Sydney Australia. He has a keen interest in medical education and is currently a fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Masters of Education in the Health Professions Program. You will often find Mark on his Facebook group “McJournal McClubbyFace” as he deftly attempts to moderate a group of wild emergency medicine physicians and trainees through a discussion of clinical controversy. At other times he attempts to moderate the behaviour of his two young children. It is unclear to him which group he moderates is the most unruly. 

Associate Professor Anna Holdgate has been an Emergency Physician for more than 25 years. She remains active in clinical practice and is an examiner for ACEM. She has held many portfolios over her career including education and teaching , research and management. Following completion of further training in Health Law, she is now in engaged in medicolegal work for the NSW coroner, the Medical Council and litigious claims.

Dr Jack Marjot is a Sydney advanced trainee in emergency medicine and spent 2020 working full-time with Avant – Australia’s biggest Medical Defence Organisation. Jack joined Avant just as COVID-19 spread outside of China, and quickly became the lead medical advisor to Avant on COVID-19, assisting over 75,000 healthcare workers.  Jack worked with doctors, key organisations, and the department of health throughout the waves of the Australian epidemic, to help doctors minimise their medico-legal risk in unpredictable times. Jack has published articles on the medical-legal ramifications of COVID-19. Jack has also assisted doctors in training experiencing medico-legal issues at the coalface of clinical practice, whether it be alleged professional misconduct, civil claims, or coroners’ cases.