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.  She has an interest in health law and medical ethics. 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.