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Taking the First Step: Preparing for life after work

Saturday, August 13 2022
9:00AM - 4:00PM (ACST)
The Highway Hotel
290 Anzac Hwy, Plympton South Australia 5038
Free – $153.00

Recommended For

GPs & Hospital Doctors




Some people have a clear idea of what they want to do in “retirement” and how they will get there. Others don’t.

Hosted by SASMOA, and eligible to both SASMOA members and non-members, this seminar is a unique event tailored to the medical profession in that second group.

The workshop will provide expert advice as well as offering insight from a range of professionals who have lived experience of having taken the first steps out of all-consuming full-time work and into the surprising and satisfying next stages of their lives.

The event will also feature an exhibition.

This is the first of its kind and we hope you will join us at this unique and important event.


9:00am - 9:30am Registration & arrival tea & coffee
9:30am - 10:00am Laughter Yoga
Legal & Financial What’s Next Redefine Your Future & Retire Well Health & Wellbeing
10:00am - 11:15am 11:30am - 12:45pm 1:30pm - 2:30pm 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Facilitator: Bernadette Mulholland

This session will provide an overview of financial and legal information for doctors considering full or partial retirement.

Dascia Bennett, Chief Executive, Super SA
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA)
Financial / Trust expert, TBA
Facilitator: TBA

This session will focus on options available to professionals after requirement, including how to get involved.

Lisa Cook, Get On Board Australia
Jodi Duyster, Australian Medical Placements
Volunteering, TBA
Facilitator: TBA

This session will consider how to make your retirement work for you and your relationships.

Dr Stephen Keeley
Dr Margie Cowling
Facilitator: Kiara Cannizzaro

Looking after your health and wellbeing during and after retirement.

Mindfulness, TBA
Dr Roger Sexton, Doctors’ Health SA
3:30pm - 4:30pm Networking Drinks in exhibition area

“Arrival tea and coffee, morning tea, lunch, and networking drinks included.”


Patrick Maher
State Manager SA
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Dr Steve Keeley
Retired Salaried Doctor
Dr Roger Sexton
Medical Director & GP
Doctors Health SA Ltd
Lisa Cook
Get on Board Australia
Dr Margie Cowling
Retired Anaesthetist
Annie Harvey
Laughter Yoga


Bernadette Mulholland
Chief Industrial Officer
South Australian Salaried Medical Officers Association (SASMOA)
Kiara Cannizzaro
Program Manager
Doctors' Health SA
Dr Aileen Craig
Senior Anaesthetist
Flinders Medical Centre



Please note, tickets are required for entry so please register to attend. Note that places are limited (capacity 60).


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Non-SASMOA member
Taking the First Step: Preparing for life after work
$ 153.00
SASMOA member
Taking the First Step: Preparing for life after work
$ 0.00

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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.