CHF Summit 2021: Shifting Gears


CHF are pleased to include the following Keynote Speakers within the CHF Summit 2021: Shifting Gears program.


Ellen Fanning
ABC TV's The Drum

In her 20 years as an award winning public affairs journalist, Ellen Fanning has interviewed every Australian Prime Minister from Sir John Grey Gorton to Malcolm Turnbull.

She has reported politics from Canberra to the White House while her broader career has taken her to locations as diverse as the North Pole, an airline refuelling fighter jets over Bosnia and a Collins Class submarine deep in the Indian Ocean.
She spent the first ten years of her career at the ABC where she presented both the AM and PM current affairs radio programs. She also served as the ABC’s Washington correspondent.

She was later a reporter on the Nine Network’s 60 Minutes and the last presenter of Nine’s Sunday program.

Ellen co-presents ABC TV’s “The Drum” and is regularly seen and heard on ABC TV’s 730 and on ABC Radio around Australia.

Ms Ellen Fanning appears by arrangement with Claxton Speakers International.


Dr Kate Mulligan
Alliance for the Healthier Communities
Director, Policy and Communications

Dr. Kate Mulligan is a health geographer and policy professional with a critical public health orientation and a strong interest in advancing healthier and more equitable communities. Based in Ontario, Canada, her research and policy work has been supported by Toronto Public Health, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health Canada, and the United Nations.

Kate is the Director of Policy and Communities at the Alliance for Healthier Communities, leading at the forefront of Ontario’s health systems transformation to advance health equity through 100+ community-governed, comprehensive primary health care organizations. Kate is also an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto. She is the director of Ontario’s first social prescribing project, implemented in community health centres across diverse urban, rural, Francophone, and Northern regions in the province. This initiative, winner of the first International Social Prescribing Award, aims to improve health outcomes for marginalized and socially isolated people and to reduce health systems utilization by creating a clinical pathway between mainstream health systems and community and voluntary supports. The work is showing promising results and has galvanized wide interest and support across Canada.

Follow Kate on Twitter @KateMMulligan.


Vincent Dumez, M.Sc.
Co-Director and patient partner
Centre of Excellence on Partnering with Patients and the Public (CEPPP)
University of Montreal

Vincent Dumez, MSc, holds a finance degree and a Master’s degree in Management Science from Montreal’s international business school, Hautes Études Commerciales. Until 2010, he was an associate in one of Montreal’s most influential consulting firms, specializing in organizational design.

Living with multiple chronic diseases for more than four decades, and thus a significant user of healthcare services, Mr. Dumez has been actively involved in developing the concept of “Patient Partnership.” He first explored the concept in his Masters’ dissertation and now in his Ph.D thesis. Since then he has pursued to deployment of the concept by helping patients to engage meaningfully in education, research and care. He’s also on the boards of renowned health organizations and a keynote speaker in national and international health conferences.

In October 2010, Mr. Dumez became the first director of new Office of Patient Partner Expertise of the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Medicine. Since summer of 2016, Mr. Dumez now co-directs the new Centre of Excellence on Partnering with Patients and the Public of University of Montreal. The mission of the centre is to make collaborating with patients and the public a science, a culture and the new standard to improve the health of all and the (health) experience of each.


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