TSANZ Webinar Series - Society Medal and 50th Anniversary Medal

Event Date: 30th September 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm AEST

Duration: approximately 1hr

Presentation: Please join us for another fantastic online presentation, featuring two of the TSANZ Awards by Nomination Recipients for 2020!

TSANZ Society Medal 2020 Recipient:

A/Prof Tara Mackenzie

The Society Medal was conceived as an acknowledgement of excellence in fields other than research, i.e. for the advancement of the practice of thoracic medicine in its widest sense by outstanding teaching or advocacy. The inaugural Society Medal was presented at the annual dinner in Canberra in 1992 to Dr Maurice Joseph, who ably embodied the qualities envisaged by this senior prestigious award.

Tara's Bio:

A/Prof Tara Mackenzie is a consultant respiratory physician currently working in Wagga Wagga, where she has been for the past 12 years, having previously been a Staff Specialist and Network Director of Physician Training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She is the Principal Respiratory Physician of the Riverina Respiratory and Sleep Centre.

A/Prof Mackenzie has been a visiting medical officer for MLHD since 2007, having been a registrar at Wagga Base hospital in 2000, 2001 and 2004. During this time she has developed a love and deep respect for the region and its people. It is very important that patients in our regional and rural areas have access to the same quality health care seen in our metropolitan regions.

A/Prof Mackenzie has a passion for medical education, and completed a Masters in Medical Education in 2007. She has conjoint A/Professor appointments at UNSW and UND. She has held various supervisor and educational hospital roles over the past 15 years.

She is currently the Chair of the HETI Physician Training Council. She has been a member of the National Examining Panel for the RACP since 2007.

A/Prof Mackenzie has a strong commitment to regional and rural patients’ wellbeing, and considers it a true privilege to be involved in their care.

TSANZ 50th Anniversary Medal for Education and Training 2020 Recipient:

A/Prof David Fielding

The 50th Anniversary Medal may be awarded each year in recognition of outstanding contributions to respiratory education and training in New Zealand or Australia. The award recognises an individual who has demonstrated sustained excellence in education and training.

David's Bio:

Dr Fielding graduated in medicine from University of Queensland, then trained at Royal Brisbane and Prince Charles Hospitals. After completing Thoracic Medicine Training he studied and worked at Middlesex Hospital with Stephen Spiro and received an MD under the supervision of Prof Steve Bown and Martin Hetzel regarding interstitial lung treatments. He returned to Australia and worked at Princess Alexandra then Royal Brisbane Hospitals as a consultant Physician. He was Director of Bronchology there since 2003, and pursued interests in EBUS, Narrow Band and autofluorescence bronchoscopy, pleuroscopy and pleural ultrasound, and more recently Robotic bronchoscopy. He had international observerships with Drs Noriaki Kurimoto, Werner Mall, Felix Herth and Ralf Eberhardt and Steven Lam. He is now Director of Thoracic Medicine at Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital.

In the TSANZ Dr Fielding has served as a Board Member, on the Education and Training Subcommittee, was an inaugural co-chair of the Interventional Pulmonology Special Interest Group, and contributed to the revision of Procedural Guidelines for Training.

Dr Fielding is Treasurer of the World Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, and a board member of the Asia Pacific Society of Bronchology.

Presently he is undertaking PhD studies via University of Queensland on the topic of specimens for molecular Biology of lung cancer.


To register your interest in attending the webinar, please register below. You will then be sent an e-mail, allowing you to register and obtain you webinar access links through Zoom.

Category Fee (excl. GST)
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Non-TSANZ Members $20.00

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