We are very excited to introduce our invited speakers who will be presenting at the ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting 2022.
Associate Professor Glenn Arendts, University of Western Australia
Associate Professor Glenn Arendts MBBS MMed PhD FACEM is Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Western Australia and a consultant emergency physician at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) in Western Australia. He conducts ED based clinical research with a focus on the recognition and management of geriatric syndromes in the ED and harm minimisation strategies in older people. He designed and leads the FSH ED Falls Pathway that manages 3000 patients p.a., using standardised assessments to achieve markedly improved outcomes in older fallers that attend ED. He has over 130 peer reviewed publications and is senior author of the Acute Geriatric Series for Emergency Medicine Australasia that has published (to date) fourteen best practice evidence summaries for geriatric emergency care.
Dr Carolyn Orr, Royal Perth Hospital
Dr Carolyn Orr, is a neurologist and clinician-researcher based at Royal Perth Hospital, the Neurosciences Unit and the Perron Institute. Her main interest is cognitive neurology, particularly young dementia. She did fellowships at the Mayo Clinic, USA and currently does research in fronto-temporal dementia and Huntington’s disease. She runs a biennial Cognitive Masterclass teaching young doctors how to approach cognitive medicine. Dr Orr is an active member of Doctors for the Environment and a TEDx speaker on the link between fossil fuels and human health.
Dr Hannah Seymour, Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Group
Dr Hannah Seymour is a Consultant Geriatrician at the Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group. Hannah has worked in Acute Orthogeriatrics at Fiona Stanley Hospital since 2015 where she shares the care of older people with orthopaedic surgeons. Hannah is passionate about using data to improve the care of older people with fractures across the world by working on the Steering Committee of the ANZ Hip Fracture Registry and as President Elect of the Fragility Fracture Network. She has presented internationally on the care of older people with fractures. Hannah has held a number of leadership positions in Western Australia including the Falls and Aged Care Lead in the Department of Health, Leadership of the Four Hour Rule Program at Royal Perth Hospital and Clinical Commissioning Lead and Medical Director at Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group. Recently she was Clinical Nominee on the Sustainable Health Review which was published in April 2019. Hannah is also the current Medical Lead of the Electronic Medical Record Program in WA to ensure she doesn't get bored.
Dr Claire Steves, King's College London
Dr Claire Steves is a reader at King's College London She is also a Consultant Geriatrician at Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust as well as the Deputy Director (Clinical) for TwinsUK. Claire is interested in the interactions between physical and mental health in ageing. Her current research focuses on the relationship between the gut, urinary and salivary microbiome and conditions of ageing, including cognitive ageing, frailty and multi-morbidity. Claire also leads a Wellcome Longitudinal Population Study grant which aims to expand her institution ability to contribute to health sciences, by linking the TwinsUK cohort with health records, and social and environmental scientists. Since 2020 she is a leading scientist with the Zoe Covid Study app of over 4 million people which helped identify the main symptoms of Covid-19 and Long Covid and continues to track and monitor the disease within the UK. She has published more than 100 research articles and appears regularly in the media.
Dr Leon Flicker, University of Western Australia
Dr Leon Flicker is the inaugural Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Western Australia since 1998 and is the Executive Director of the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing. He has researched the risk factors, assessment and management of the common health problems of older people as well as to why some older people achieve healthy ageing. He has a specific interest in issues concerning ageing in Indigenous peoples. He has published over 470 peer-reviewed articles. In 2017 he was honored with an Order of Australia for his contributions to geriatric medicine and dementia prevention and care.
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 (http://expertscape.com/ex/frail+elderly).
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.
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
Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM)
145 Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia