5 Aug, 2014
Medical practitioner, philanthropist and successful businessman Dr Sam Prince will be a highlight of PAC14 in Canberra when he details his amazing life and career, and the work he is doing on partnering and practising in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Dr Prince is a renowned motivational speaker and will detail how he came to establish the not-for-profit One Disease at a Time, which aims to systematically focus on significant diseases affecting Australians today, with the aim of improving the basic standard of health for all Australians.
Born in Dundee, Scotland to Sri Lankan immigrants, Dr Sam Prince moved with this family to Australia in 1986. Gifted academically, he began tertiary education at the age of 16 at the Australian National University after which he graduated with a degree in Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University in Melbourne.
While studying medicine in Melbourne, Sam established his first business, Zambrero Fresh Mex Grill, in his hometown – Canberra. Zambrero is built upon the key principles of happiness, healthy food, and humanitarianism. The chain now has more than 50 outlets with international expansion plans in the pipeline.
Dr Prince continued to practise as a doctor while growing Zambrero and since 2011 has led the chain in its work with Action Against Hunger in a program known as ‘Plate 4 Plate’, to provide high-protein, high-vitamin meals that help strengthen people suffering from malnutrition in Liberia.
Paying homage to his parent’s heritage (and grateful for his start in life), Sam founded The Emagine Foundation in 2007, which has built and equipped 15 information technology learning centres in rural Sri Lanka to date, and counting. There are plans for 100 centres by the end of 2014, and expansion to Cambodia and Vietnam, with the help of corporate partners and the ongoing support of the Zambrero group.
Dr Prince established the not-for-profit One Disease at a Time, which aims to systematically focus, one by one, upon significant diseases affecting Australians today, with the aim of improving the basic standard of health of all Australians. He has been joined by a team including Nobel laureates and leading medal scientists to redefine the model of how to partner and practice within the Aboriginal communities in Australia.
In 2013, he further expanded his business interests by establishing the Mѐjico restaurant in the Sydney CBD which prides itself in serving market-fresh modern Mexican cuisine
PAC14 is being held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra from October 10-12. Details and registration are available at www.psa.org.au/pac
Media contact: Peter Waterman
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