Globally renowned public health expert and advocate, Dr Sandro Demaio, will be guest speaker at the Gippsland Primary Health Network’s annual general meeting and 2023 Gippsland Primary Health Awards on 15 November.
Chief Executive Officer of VicHealth, Dr Demaio originally trained and worked as a medical doctor at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. Before taking his role at VicHealth, he was CEO of the EAT Foundation in Norway and a medical officer for the United Nations World Health Organisation in Switzerland.
Gippsland PHN Acting Chief Executive Officer, Angela Jacob, said Dr Demaio had a passion for public health including issues around nutrition and obesity.
“He has had an extraordinary career that has taken him all over the world and we are thrilled to have him as our special guest,” Mrs Jacob said.