Keynote Speakers

Bev Lawton
Founder/Director of Te Tātai Hauora o Hine (the National Centre for Women’s Health Research Aotearoa) at Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Bev Lawton (ONZM), nō Ngāti Porou, is the founder/director of Te Tātai Hauora o Hine (the National Centre for Women’s Health Research Aotearoa) at Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington.
Bev’s significant contribution to advancing Māori health is in the field of cervical cancer prevention. Her advocacy and research in HPV self-testing aims to increase cervical screening uptake for wāhine Māori, and pursues the elimination of cervical cancer amongst wāhine Māori.
She was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal College of General Practice in 2017. Bev was awarded the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Māori Women’s Health Award in 2020 and won the 2021 Women of Influence Award in the Innovation, Science and Health category.  Last year Bev was the recipient of the HRC’s Beaven Medal for excellence in translational health research.
In 2022 she gave a keynote presentation at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis on “Māori health inequities in the context of viral hepatitis.
David Carter

Scientia Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law & Justice at UNSW

David Carter is a Scientia Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law & Justice at UNSW. He is an Australian lawyer and expert in the field of medical and health law, applying his legal expertise and research to understand law as a factor in the cause, distribution and prevention of disease and injury while advancing the fair treatment of those living with communicable disease. 
David currently leads the Health+Law Research Partnership which aims to improve access to justice and quality of life for those living with Hepatitis B or HIV in Australia by removing legal barriers to testing and treatment. He serves as a board member of the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre and is Chair of the Ramsay Health Care Human Research Ethics Committee. 

Dee Lee
Director and founder of Inno Community Development Organisation

Director and founder of Inno Community Development Organisation. Inno created the most influential hotline to fight the stigma and hepatitis against people living with hepatitis in China since 2010 and extended the impact in other countries in Asia since 2019. As a person living with hepatitis at the age of 2 because of the iatrogenic infection, Dee has been experiencing discrimination and self-stigma from day one when he had the blood test. He crawled out of the pain and started to make a change. He has been active and vocal for being the
  • Board member of World Hepatitis Alliance of West Pacific Region
  • Chair of Steering Group of International Liver Cancer Movement
  • Member of Patient Advocacy Committee of Global NASH Council
  • Member of CEVHAP
Seng Gee Lim

Director of Hepatology at the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, National University Health System, Singapore

Professor Seng Gee Lim, FRACP, FRCP, FAMS, MD, is Director of Hepatology at the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, National University Health System, Singapore, and was previously Chief of Division.
He is a member of the editorial boards for Liver International, Journal of Viral Hepatitis, Hepatology International, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, and Evidence Based Internal Medicine Solutions.
His research includes clinical trials of new treatments for chronic hepatitis B and C, and translational research in viral hepatitis, involving molecular biology and immunology of hepatitis B.

Conference Collaborators

We acknowledge that the conference is being held on the traditional lands of the Larrakia people. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' continuing connection to land, water, and community and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. ASHM acknowledges Sovereignty in this country has never been ceded. It always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.