At Amaco we take great pride in the quality of the presenters we select for our conferences.

Many hours go into identifying the best people to present on the conference themes or topics chosen and we work closely with each of these presenters to ensure that the material they deliver – whether via presentationsworkshopscase studies or panel discussions is done in a way that allows the audience to derive the greatest benefit.

Most importantly – we are truly indepentent. By not accepting any external sponsorship for our events, you can be confident that the education you receive on an Amaco Conference will be free of influence from pharma companies, medical device manufactures and the countless other organisations who seem to dictate what you should be learning. Little wonder than most participants on our conference come away feeling like the education they’ve received is world class and entirely relevant to their work.

Dr Howard McCormick

MB, BS (Hons), DRCOG, FRACGP

Dr Howard McCormick decided to specialise in General Practice a year before he graduated with Honours from Monash University.

Howard achieved his Fellowship of the RACGP in 1981 and a Certificate in Business Studies (Accounting) in 1983.  His medical interests include mental health, mentoring and education.  He teaches Medical Students and supervises GP Registrars.  He was Supervisor of the Year for his local training organisation SGPT (East) in 2011.1

After internship and residency at the Alfred and Austin Hospitals in Melbourne, he travelled to the UK with his wife Helen on the Trans-Siberian Railway.  In London, he obtained his Diploma in Obstetrics, travelled for a year, then returned to practice for 23 years in Traralgon in rural Victoria.  He currently lives on Phillip Island, and works in Wonthaggi and Cowes.

As the current Education Director for AMACO Medical Conferences, Howard travels the world as a medical and motivational speaker.  With his wife Helen, he has three adult children and two grandchildren.  They combine their zest for travel and photography with charity work.  They plan to visit 101 countries and support 101 charities around the world by 2020.

Mr Allan Swan

Throughout his working career, Allan Swan has focused on the legal aspects of Asset and Wealth Management for a diverse range of clients assisting them to achieve their personal objectives in respect of the wealth they own or control. Allan’s particular focus is working to pre-empt problems that may occur in the future, whether those problems might be taxation, business risk, family dispute or vulnerability. Allan’s role has been first as a legal practitioner and second as a presenter, trainer and author in his fields of practice.

Allan works with clients and their accounting, financial advisors and legal practitioners relating to the legal aspects of Asset and Wealth Management, namely:
• Asset Protection
• Estate Planning
• Ownership of Funding
• Strategy
• Structuring
• Superannuation
• Tax
• Trusts

Under the Estate Planning EQUAT ION banner, Allan also provides training and speaking services in the above areas, as a lecturer in the Master of Applied Law degree at the College of Law, an instructor for Leo Cussen Institute for Law and other professional associations and is also the author of the CCH on-line practitioner service, Australian Estate Planning.

Allan has 3 specialist accreditations, namely as a Chartered Tax Adviser, an Accredited SMSF specialist and a Trusts and Estate Practitioner. He also holds degrees in Law and Economics from Monash University and a Diploma in Financial Services.

Dr Swati Mukherjee

Dr Mukherjee is a member of the working group, Women in Cardiology, VIC and Women in Innovation, SCAI Washington, USA.

She is a Fellow of CSANZ. Receiving a postgraduate medical research scholarship from the CSANZ and NHMRC Dr Mukherjee completed her PhD (Monash University) at the Alfred Hospital, VIC. She completed her fellowship in Interventional Cardiology in 2009 at The Hull and East Yorkshire NHS trust, UK.

Dr Mukherjee is currently senior lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, at Monash University, VIC. She has ongoing clinical research commitments and research interests include role of oxidative stress in clinical presentations of coronary artery disease, coronary intervention and age and gender based issues in cardiology.