Presenters for the COVID update webinar

Diane Walsh, Professor Micahel Kidd and Dr Ruth Stewart


29 June 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm



COVID vaccine confidence
and community safety

#CHF Talks webinar series

An information and discussion webinar

Get the latest on the COVID vaccination rollout and have your questions answered by medical experts.

We are delighted to have Diane Walsh, Professor Michael Kidd AM and Dr Ruth Stewart join us to speak to consumers about COVID vaccination with a focus on rural and regional communities.

In light of recent changes to the COVID vaccination program and to address concerns about misinformation and misunderstandings, this webinar will give you an authoritative update on COVID vaccination facts.

This webinar will cover COVID vaccination, why it is important, what are the risks and what steps people should take to reassure themselves about getting vaccinated.

About the guests

Professor Michael Kidd AM is the Principal Medical Advisor and Deputy Chief Medical Officer with the Australian Government Department of Health. He will be joined by Dr Ruth Stewart, the National Rural Health Commissioner for Australia and Diane Walsh. Ruth has nearly 30 years of work as a Rural Generalist doctor with the advanced skills of a GP obstetrician. Ruth and her husband Anthony Brown now live and work on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. Diane Walsh has almost twenty years experience providing a consumer perspective on safe and quality use of medicines to regulatory, policy and implementation organisations and government agencies.  

Panelists for the webinar are:

  • Diane Walsh. Consumer Representative
  • Professor Michael Kidd 
  • Dr Ruth Stewart

Facilitated by:

Leanne Wells
CEO, Consumers Health Forum of Australia

Contact: Jenna Gray, Digital Communications Advisor

The webinar is aimed at health consumers and patient groups and will be of interest to researchers, health professionals and journalists reporting on health issues.