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Copenhagen, Denmark
25 - 26 August 2022







Copenhagen is Denmark’s capital, part of Northern Europe’s Nordic countries and Scandinavian culture. The name itself, Copenhagen, has an interesting history. The original Danish name for the word meant "merchants’ harbor," and through German translations, became known as Copenhagen. Copenhagen is a unique city, characterized by its canals, cycling culture, strong economy, and happy locals. It is actually known as being the happiest city in the world, due to its shorter workdays, free college tuition, more vacation days, and levels of personal interaction.

Beyond being the happiest city in the world, Copenhagen is home to excellent Danish cuisine, a magnificent transportation system, stunning churches and museums, and even a hippie commune that attracts foreign visitors from across the globe.

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Unfortunately, the conference for 2022 is already SOLD OUT and therefore we cannot accept further delegates. 

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The small group numbers means that the program will be case orientated and highly interactive. Delegates will be encouraged to bring along interesting and relevant cases for discussion. Our meetings are well recognised for the level of debate they generate  This meeting comprises an exciting series of talks and workshops relevant to the theme. To see the full program, please click below. 

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For a taste of this trip check out some of images in the gallery and whet your appetite for more. Click on the image below for more details.

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Dr. Dorthe Goldschmidt

Dorthe is a medical doctor specialised in public heath. Dorthe defended her Ph. D thesis regarding cooperation between a specialised palliative care team, the GPs and district nurses in 2006. Currently, Dorthe is the Head of Department of Lung Disease and Endocrinology at Hvidovre Hospital. Previously, Dorthe was the Head of Department of Psychiatry in Vordingborg, a consultant on the National Board of Health as well as working within hospitals and general practice. 

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Dr. Alastair MacDonald

Alastair is a medical doctor, based in Queensland, currently undertaking locum registrar employment in surgery and medical disciplines. Having completed his medical degree at Bond University, Alastair has spent most of his junior doctor employment in South-East Queensland, having worked at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Gold Coast University Hospital and Greenslopes Private Hospital. His special interest lies in urology, and he has endeavours to commence urological training soon, having spent quality registrar time in urology whilst publishing articles on prostate cancer detection methods. Outside of medicine, Alastair enjoys socialising, exercising (tennis and golf), and keenly watching AFL matches (his beloved Hawthorn Hawks).

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Dr. John Buckley

Graduated University of Qld 1978  ,FRACGP 1986. General Practitioner Gold Coast 1985-current

Married to Debbie,4 children,4 grandchildren



Topic:Osteoporosis Management in Primary Care

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Dr. Verushka Krigovsky

Verushka is a consultant psychiatrist who works and lives in Alice Springs, Central Australia, in the Northern Territory.

Her ‘office’ is 870,000 square km as her primary practice is with remote Aboriginal clients with outreach to some of the most remote Aboriginal communities in Central Australia & the Barkly region. She travels long distances in 4-wheel drive vehicles or with the Royal Australian Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

It’s one of the best jobs in the world!

In her spare time, Verushka has a not-for-profit charity called Furmentality which focuses on the benefits of the Human-Animal bond on our physical and, particularly, mental health.   

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Dr. Craig Layt

Dr Craig Layt is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

 Dr Layt graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School in 1988. Following graduation, he undertook ten years of resident and general surgery training at the Princess Alexandra, Mater, and Greenslopes Hospitals in Brisbane, and the General Hospital in Townsville.

 Dr Layt trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Brisbane, Queensland at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Princess Alexandra and Mater Hospitals. Dr Layt furthered his medical expertise in Melbourne, Victoria working alongside a number of leading Fellow Plastic Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, and St. Vincent’s Hospital. In 2001 Dr Layt commenced in private practice utilising his training as a plastic surgeon, bringing his expertise to the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers. In addition to his private practice, Dr Layt is involved in the training and up-skilling of younger Plastic Surgeons.

 Dr Layt was elected as President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons from 2010 until July 2012. During his two year role as President, he was required to actively take part in and organize post graduate education for Plastic Surgeons in the field of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr Layt is proud to continue his involvement in training our future surgeons through the education of medical students and doctors training in the specialty of plastic surgery and has been invited to deliver lectures internationally on Breast Surgery.

 Dr Layt is highly credentialed in all areas of Plastic, Cosmetic, and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as a variety of non-surgical cosmetic enhancements.

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Josephine Layt

Josephine was successful in an application for the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) at UNE in 2018.  Josephine graduated high school in 2019 and was offered a 50% Academic Scholarship to study Biomedical Science at Bond University. During Biomedicine she was on the Dean’s list for Academic Excellence, and the Vice Chancellor’s list for Academic Excellence for numerable semesters.  Josephine Graduated in 2021 with her Bachelor of Biomedical science.  She was accepted into Lateral Entry Medicine in 2021 and also received an offer to study a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics.  She is currently a second year Medical Student at Bond University and loving it.  Josephine works at The Layt Clinic and is also a tutor for high school students for Mathematics and Science.  Her interests and passions include mental health, nutrition, exercise, medicine and reading.   Josephine will be talking about the demands of being a medical student/health professional and the importance of balance and support on a systemic and individual level.

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Samantha Hogan

Samantha is the Program Manager for Scheduled Care and Contracts for the Division of Surgery and Critical Care at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, where her role involves providing strategic, managerial and analytical support to the General Manager of the division across various health agendas, including the Clinical Subcontracting (Outsourcing) program for the health service, elective surgery waitlist management and project management.

Samantha earned her degrees in Commerce (Accounting) and Property and Sustainable Development (Property Valuation) from Bond University and worked initially as a Senior Accountant at KPMG prior to moving towards financial and data analyst roles in both the private and public healthcare sectors in Queensland.

In addition to her day job, Samantha is a keen artist and illustrator, and started her small business ‘Samantha Hogan Illustration’ in 2020 to honour her creative passions. Her style is a contemporary blend between fashion and realism with a fun and flirty energy becoming a central theme of her work. She aims to capture and document wonderful moments in life.

She also considers herself an unofficial champagne connoisseur and a mediocre tennis player.

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Tina Layt

Originally trained as a Radiographer at the Mater Hospitals in Brisbane, Tina Layt, furthered her career with a Post Graduate in Medical Ultrasound. Her love for education and numbers led her to lecturing at QUT in Brisbane in Radiography and finishing a Degree in Mathematics. During this time Tina also travelled with Rotary to The Solomon Islands to teach Ultrasound along with a corresponding Interplast visit.


With the relocation of her husband, Craig Layt, to Melbourne in 1998, Tina secured the role of Chief Sonographer at The Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne. This was then followed in 2000 to a relocation to the Gold Coast and taking on the role of Practice Manager for her husbands practice.


Over the following 18 years, the Practice has grown with 2 locations and 24 staff. During this time, Tina has been involved with numerous ASAPS meetings and enjoys sharing and learning how to build a compliant, ethical and successful business. Tina is proud to have a high level of staff retention and strong relationships with both staff and patients. Tina lives by the belief that you can never stop learning, that there is always room for improvement in everything you do in life and to learn new skills keeps you interested in being present and alive. Tina has 3 teenagers and is currently studying for her Pilots Licence.

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Deborah Buckley

Debbie started her career as a registered nurse before moving into the Practice Management field. She managed a group general practice for 20 and now keeps her husband’s practice running smoothly. Debbie’s strengths include managing staff, customer service and strategic problem solving.


Topic: Dealing with the ongoing demands of Covid in medical practice from a management perspective-Our Patients, Our Staff, Our Well-being, Our Finances

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Geoff Ramin

Geoff is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Allianz Worldwide Partners (Asia-Pacific region). He has over 25 years of extensive clinical experience and knowledge  in specialist emergency medicine, intensive care, prehospital care, aviation medicine, aeromedical retrieval, wilderness and altitude medicine. He maintains clinical exposure as a Senior Consultant in Intensive Care at the Tweed Hospital  Geoff has spent a lifetime pursuing adventure based activities and has still only scratched the surface of this wonderful planet. 

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