Professor Ian Whyte

Director of the Department of Clinical Toxicology and Pharmacology
The Calvary Mater Newcastle

Professor Whyte is currently employed as the Director of the Department of Clinical Toxicology and Pharmacology at the Calvary Mater Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. He is Conjoint Professor in the Discipline of Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medical Practice and Population Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle and is the Director of the Hunter Area Toxicology Service (HATS) for the Hunter and New England Local Health District. He is a Clinical Toxicologist and Clinical Pharmacologist with Fellowships in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), the American College of Medical Toxicology, the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists.

What does the conference theme “Do More” mean to you?
Medication-related incidents are still too common in our hospitals. All healthcare professions should be working together to do more to reduce this burden on our patients.

Why are you excited about participating in MM2017?
It is always fascinating to see things from another perspective.

Where do you see pharmacy in 10 years?
I see hospital pharmacy as being the champion of electronic medicines management.