ANZSGM 2022 ASM Perth 8 - 10 June 2022
ANZSGM 2022 ASM Perth 8 - 10 June 2022

Breakfast Speakers

Professor Christopher Etherton-Beer, University of Western Australia

Professor Christopher Etherton-Beer is a geriatrician and a clinical pharmacologist at the University of Western Australia and Royal Perth Hospital, and chairs the Western Australian Therapeutics Advisory Group. He serves on Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). He also chairs the Drug Utilisation Sub-committee of PBAC, which has a national focus of excellence in collecting, analysing and interpreting data on the utilisation of medicines in Australia for use by the PBAC. Professor Etherton-Beer has research interests focused on pharmacogeriatrics, stroke medicine, the care of frail older people, residential care services and medical education. He continues as an active clinician, and at Royal Perth Bentley Group is the Medical Co-Director of the Medical Division.


Dr Barry Vieira, Osborne Park Hospital & Joondalup Hospital 

Dr Barry Vieira, MBBS FRACP, qualified at the University of Western Australia in 1980 and completed his fellowship to 1987 in Aged Care and Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr Vieira is a Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine and is the Director of Aged Care and Rehabilitation at Joondalup Health Campus and Glengarry Hospital. He was previously the Clinical Head of Service, Rehabilitation and Aged Care, Osborne Park Hospital. Dr Vieira is the Director of PRACWA (Physicians in Rehabilitation and Aged Care Western Australia). He developed an interest in Parkinson’s and related disorders in the elderly and by the 1990s had setup a centre of excellence for Parkinson’s disease in 2002 with a multidisciplinary approach and management of complex Parkinson’s and device assisted therapies with Nurse Practitioners.


Professor Anne-Marie Hill, University of Western Australia

Professor Anne-Marie Hill is Senior Principal Research Fellow in the School of Allied Health and WA Centre for Health &Ageing. Her research interests are in improving older people’s health and well-being. Professor Hill holds an NHMRC EL2 Investigator (2020-25) grant focusing on Fall prevention and was previously awarded an NHMRC early career fellowship also for Fall prevention (2012-15). Professor Hill has obtained over $11M in research funding and has over 135 peer reviewed publications. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapy and has over 30 years clinical experience working with older people. Professor Hill has conducted large clinical trials in hospital, community and residential care settings with allied health, nursing and medical teams with research findings being translated throughout the community, leading to improvement in older people’s physical activity levels and reduced falls. She is also working collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers and communities focusing on sustainable physical activity programs for older Aboriginal people in Western Australia.


Dr Elissa Campbell, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Dr Elissa Campbell is a geriatrician and palliative care physician. She is President of Palliative Care WA and Chair of the ANZ Society of Palliative Medicine’s Special Interest Group in Palliative Care for Older People. She was a member of the WA Ministerial Expert Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) and WA’s VAD Implementation Leadership Team. She is a member of the ANZSGM VAD Working Group. In 2020 she was awarded the inaugural WA Health Churchill Fellowship, to explore models of palliative care for people with dementia. She co-founded the online community of practice, Palliverse.


Professor Ruth Hubbard, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Professor Ruth E. Hubbard is a Consultant Geriatrician at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane and in October 2020 was appointed as the Masonic Chair in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Queensland. She has published widely on the inflammatory aetiology of frailty, the difficulties of measuring frailty in clinical practice and the relationships between frailty and obesity, smoking, socioeconomic status and exercise. Based on the impact of her publications, she is currently ranked number 3 in a list of frailty experts worldwide (
As a passionate advocate for her discipline, she is promoting academic geriatrics among Advanced Trainees, medical students and Allied Health colleagues. She is currently supervising 5 clinicians undertaking PhDs as well as numerous student projects. She has generated more than $9.3 million in grant income in the last 5 years, including as CIA on 2 x NHMRC Grants.

Dr Amy Page, University of Western Australia

Dr Amy Page (PhD MClinPharm GradDipBiostats GradCertHPEd BPharm BHSci MAACP FPS GStat AdvPracPharm) is a pharmacist and senior research fellow at the University of Western Australia. She holds an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship for quality use of medicines and deprescribing in older people. Her research interests primarily relate to medicines safety and the quality use of medicines for older people, particularly those with dementia or chronic diseases or using polypharmacy.

Professor Sarah Hilmer, Royal North Shore Hospital

Professor Sarah Hilmer, (BScMed (Hons) MBBS (Hons) FRACP (PhD) is Head of Department of Clinical Pharmacology and a Senior Staff Specialist Geriatrician at Royal North Shore Hospital; and Conjoint Professor of Geriatric Pharmacology at the University of Sydney. Her translational research program in Ageing and Pharmacology at the Kolling Institute conducts basic, clinical and population studies to understand relationships between medication use, deprescribing and geriatric outcomes.

Important Dates

Monday, 14 March 2022
Call for Abstracts closed

Thursday, 31 March 2022
Early bird registration closed

ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting 2022
8-10 June 2022



Host Organisation


Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM)

145 Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Tel: +61 2 9241 2412

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