ANZSGM ASM 2016The AGEnder Paradox - Cairns Convention Centre, QLD 1 - 3 June 2016

Welcome Message from Convenor

On behalf of the Organising Committee of the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM), we are delighted to invite you to participate in our upcoming meeting. This premier conference for Geriatric Medicine in Australasia will be held in Cairns from 1-3 June 2016 at the Cairns Convention Centre, Queensland.

Our meeting theme, "The AGEnder Paradox", will showcase the intersection of gender issues and ageing, examining the question of how women and men age differently, and highlighting the impact these differences bring to bear on the medical care of both sexes as they age. The Meeting will bring together a diverse collection of expert speakers in the field of Geriatric Medicine and related disciplines, along with delegates from across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. Queensland’s spectacular tropical far north promises to provide the perfect backdrop.

Heading the line-up of distinguished speakers are Professor Thomas Perls from the University of Boston, and Professor Jean Woo from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Perls is one of the world’s foremost experts on human exceptional longevity; Professor Woo is a pioneer of Geriatric Medicine in Asia; both have formidable clinical and research experience underpinning their perspectives on the conference theme.

The ANZSGM is a Professional Body with a growing membership approaching 1000. The ASM already constitutes one of the major continuing professional development activities for the Society’s members; we expect to attract approximately 400 delegates in 2016, including Geriatricians, Rehabilitation Physicians, General Practitioners, Doctors in Training, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals.

We look forward to seeing you in Cairns!


Dr Robert O'Sullivan

Convenor of the 2016 Organising Committee


ASM Organising Committee

  • Robert O'Sullivan, Convenor
  • Ruth Hubbard
  • Chrys Pulle
  • Kannan Natarajan
  • Shaun Pandy
  • Edward Strivens
  • Federico Cavestany-Ricker
  • Kana Appadurai
  • Sreenath Bukkapatnam
  • Roselani Henry

Important Dates


10 December 2015

Call for Abstracts opens

10 December 2015

Early Bird Registration opens

31 March 2016

Early Bird Registration deadline

31 March 2016

Abstract Submission deadline

17 May 2016

Standard Registration deadline

1-3 June 2016

ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting 2016


Host Organisation



Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM)

145 Macquarie Street

Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Tel: +61 2 9256 5460

Fax: +61 2 9241 3458



Conference Sponsors

Conference Speakers

Twitter Conference Secretariat
International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd

183 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Tel: +61 2 9368 1200 
Fax: +61 2 9368 1500

© 2016 ANZSGM