ANZSGM 2020 ASM Melbourne 19 - 21 May 2021

Update from the Conference Convenors

What a year it has been!

It is with delight that we welcome you to the rejuvenated 2021 ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting on the 19th – 21st May 2021 at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Your safety is our priority; therefore, the conference will be a hybrid event so that you can attend the entire conference from the comfort of your own home or office if you are unable to attend in-person.

‘20/20 Hindsight: Vision for the Future’ will provide a platform to reflect on the lessons from 2020 and an opportunity look forward to the future with new eyes.  There will be updates on dementia and delirium along with sessions on the interface between geriatric medicine and other specialities. We will be exploring topical issues such as the residential aged care Covid-19 response, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the implementation of Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation in Victoria amongst other thought-provoking topics.

There will be a mixture of live-streamed sessions, live Q&A, pre-recorded sessions, and panel discussions. Sessions will be recorded and available to view On-Demand for 90 days after the end of the conference.

We would like to re-introduce our keynote speakers, Professor Shaun O’Keeffe and Professor Andrea Maier. Professor Shaun O’Keeffe is a Consultant Geriatrician and an Honorary Personal Professor of Medicine in Galway University Hospitals with extensive interest in cognitive impairment and ethical issues in the care of older people. Professor Andrea Maier is the Co-Director of the Centre of Healthy Longevity at the National University of Singapore. Her research is driven by her passion to unravel ageing mechanisms and the interaction of ageing and age-related syndromes and diseases, which eventually leads to counteracting interventions. 

Due to room capacity restrictions, we are only able to host a limited number of in-person attendees at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. For those able to attend in-person, there will be networking opportunities, small group workshops and face-to-face speakers in addition to having access to all the virtual sessions.

In these uncertain times, we recognise that the situation can change rapidly so rest assured that we will be monitoring public health recommendations closely and will be adhering to the latest CovidSafe regulations. Please note that if required, we will pivot to a completely virtual conference.

We, along with our speakers, are just as committed to bringing you a stellar scientific programme. We sincerely hope you can attend either in-person or virtually and thank you for your ongoing support of the ANZSGM.

Best Wishes,

Dr Rajni Joseph & Dr Louise Monk
2021 Conference Co-Convenors

Organising Committee

  • Dr Rajni Joseph
    Northern Health (Co-Convenor)
  • Dr Louise Monk
    Northern Health (Co-Convenor)
  • Dr Sanka Amadoru
    Austin Health
  • Dr Olivia Gobbo
    Monash Health
  • Dr Edwina Holbeach
    Northern Health
  • Dr Richard Kane
    St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
  • Dr Ronald Leong
    Alfred Health
  • Dr Seok Ming Lim
    Melbourne Health
  • Dr Christine Mandrawa
    St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
  • Dr Chris Moran
    Peninsula Health
  • Dr Paul Yates
    Austin Health
  • Dr Jesse Zanker
    Western Health

Important Dates

ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting 2021
19-21 May 2021

December 2020
Call for Abstracts opens

Wednesday 5 May 2021 
Late registration opens




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



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Tel: +61 2 9265 0700

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