Friday 2 October


We Carry the Fire

Mark Shapiro from Explore the Space Show Podcast will host a reflective debrief of the lessons, clinical, logistical and human, from the impact of devastating bush fires (or ‘wildfires’ for our Northern neighbours). This session will look at the other type of ‘sustainable’ health care. As Mark puts it from his experience in two horrific wildfires in Northern California in two years, ‘how we hold the line’. As the short-attentioned news cycle will have likely moved on to the next click-bait item, we want to keep carrying the fire, keep looking at recovery and try to understand if we might just avoid this in the future.

Tim Leeuwenburg

Rural doctor on beautiful Kangaroo Island, Australia – trying to bring ‘quality care, out there’ via FOAMed.When not obsessing about airway, trauma and resus, I can be found fiddling with chainsaws and rehabilitating orphaned native wildlife….as well as cooking roadkill recipes…


Mark Shapiro

Mark Shapiro, MD is the creator and host of Explore The Space Podcast, a show dedicated to topics that bring those providing healthcare closer to those who seek it. Explore The Space focuses on topics like climate change, gender equity, gun violence, leadership, and more. Mark is a full-time Hospitalist at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. He is also Associate Medical Director and member of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph Health-Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, California. He received his undergraduate degree in history at University of California-Los Angeles, attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residency at University of California-San Diego.


Karen Gaunson

Dr Karen Gaunson is an Australian-based health professional. Karen is trained as a Psychiatrist and has 2 practices located in Hawthorn, Elsternwick.