Speaker Update – Em. Prof John Pearn AO RFD

Emeritus Prof John Pearn AO RFD will be joining us as a speaker at our Palm Beach Conference on Friday 3 September 2021 and discussing ‘Bystander Rescue the “D” in DRSABCD’.

Professor Pearn has an extensive and diverse career as a paediatrician, surgeon, military physician and academic. Early in his career, John enlisted as a Captain in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, and in 1998 was promoted to Major General, serving as one of Australia’s most senior doctor-soldiers. In the same year, John was appointed Surgeon General to the ADF, where he served until his retirement in early 2001.

In 2018, Prof John Pearn was a Diploma Award Recipient for his significant contribution to Royal Life Saving Society knowledge in the areas of drowning and near drowning through academic and practitioner research for over 40 years of productive impactful research.

In addition to Professor Pearn’s research, he has also been a valuable mentor to younger researchers in the field. He also assists Royal Life Saving Society – Australia to be across new research in the field through his role as National Medical Advisor.