Dr Richard Chye
Director, Sacred Heart Supportive & Palliative Care, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney MBBS FRACP FFPMANZCA FAChPM
About this speaker
Richard Chye has worked in Palliative Care for more than 28 years and has integrated community, inpatient, hospital consultative and private palliative care services.
He is Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Australia and the University of Technology, Sydney; and Adjunct Assoc Professor of Medicine at UNSW.
He was integral in the formation of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine and was awarded the RACP’s highest award, the John Sands medal as his efforts led to the recognition of Palliative Medicine by the Australian government.
He was awarded the inaugural Lyn Taylor Award for Leadership in Palliative Care by his peers for his efforts to develop Palliative Care professionally and operationally in New South Wales.
He has significant patient experience with chronic and complex pain where cannabis could be used as an adjunct therapy. Previously, he conducted a clinical trial program at Sacred Heart including using vaporised cannabis to improve cancer anorexia. He is an inaugural member of the Australian Advisory Council of the Medicinal Use of Cannabis.