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ANZSGM ASM 2019 Geriatric Medicine – Best care to the end 13-15 May 2019 Adelaide Australia

Advanced Trainee Weekend

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In association with the ANZSGM 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, we are delighted to invite you to the Advanced Trainee Day. In 2019, Trainee Day will precede the conference, taking place on Sunday 12th May in the new University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building just 5 minutes walk from the conference venue.

With a theme of Interdisciplinary Insights, the programme draws upon the experience of practitioners working in parallel with Geriatricians, or of Geriatricians working in parallel with​ other disciplines. The programme will focus on practical skills that can be immediately applied in your daily practice. We hope you will find the sessions both engaging and interactive. 

This year, registration for Trainee Day will be part of the main conference registration process. There is no cost to attend if you are a current member of the ANZSGM.

We hope very much to see you there.


Dr Elita Santosaputri and Dr Holly Bills

Advanced Trainee Weekend Program


We are excited to announce the Advanced Trainee Weekend speakers!

Georgia Courtney

Flinders Medical Centre

Georgia Courtney is a speech pathologist at Flinders Medical Centre. She has worked in many settings including acute, rehabilitation, and the community. She is currently studying a Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation.






Professor Greg Crawford

Northern Adelaide Palliative Service

Greg Crawford is Senior Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Director of Research and Education with Northern Adelaide Palliative Service and Professor of Palliative Medicine at the University of Adelaide. His medical degree was awarded by the University of Adelaide and Doctorate of Medicine by thesis by Flinders University. His major research and teaching interests include the end-of-life psychological issues for patients, carers and their clinicians; teaching of communication, professionalism and pain and other symptom management in palliative care. He coordinates the teaching of Medical Professional and Personal Development in the University of Adelaide Medical Program, is President of the Chapter of Palliative Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Chairman of the Palliative Care Study Group on the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer and Chairman of Palliative Care South Australia. He has recently also been appointed as Adjunct Professor with the Palliative Medicine Department of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India.

Amy Ford

Division of Rehabilitation, Aged Care, and Palliative Care, Flinders Medical Centre and La Trobe University, Melbourne

Amy Ford is a speech pathologist who has worked across acute, rehabilitation, outpatient and clinical education roles for the past 12 years. She is also undertaking a PhD focusing on interpersonal relationships after the onset of aphasia. She is currently working as a speech pathologist in the Geriatric Evaluation and Management wards at FMC and NHS.




Dr David Holden

Northern Adelaide Palliative Service and University of Adelaide


David is a specialist in palliative medicine, working with the Northern Adelaide Palliative Service and helps support the palliative care services on Yorke Peninsula. He is the secretary for ANZSPM, the Australian and New Zealand Society for Palliative Medicine and a representative for the Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative National Advisory Group. He is passionate about education and shared learning. He is a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide, a topic facilitator in the Master of Palliative Care at Flinders University and is involved in teaching at undergraduate and post graduate levels. He is involved in communication skills teaching with the RACP and Adelaide University.

Outside of work, he answers to a wife, teenage children, and assorted pets. David cycles and runs, owns far too many bikes, and is probably working towards some long distance event of some description.

Professor Sepehr Shakib

University of Adelaide

Professor Sepehr Shakib is professor of clinical pharmacology at the University of Adelaide. His main research interest is polypharmacy, deprescribing and new management models for multimorbid patients






Erica Tilley

Flinders Medical Centre and Cognitive Ageing and Impairment Neurosciences Lab, University of South Australia

Erica Tilley is a PhD candidate with the Cognitive Ageing and Impairment Neurosciences Lab with the University of South Australia, student representative for the SA branch of the Australian Association of Gerontology, and speech pathologist in a respiratory outpatient setting. She has published systematic reviews on the effectiveness of allied health therapy in the symptomatic management of progressive supranuclear palsy and the prevalence and risk factors for delirium following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Her current research is examining novel risk factors for the development of delirium following TAVI.


Dr Roger Y.M. Wong

University of British Columbia

Dr Roger Y.M. Wong, BMSc, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCAHS

Dr. Roger Wong is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Medicine and is a Consultant Physician of the Geriatric Consultation Program at Vancouver General Hospital. He was Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, UBC Faculty of Medicine from 2012-2016. Currently, he is appointed as the Executive Associate Dean, Education in the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Wong received his M.D. degree with Honours in Research from the University of Alberta and completed his postgraduate and fellowship training there as well. Dr. Wong was elected to the Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, one of the highest honours in the health sciences field in Canada. Nationally, he is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine Examination Boards, and internationally, he was elected to the Fellowship of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Wong is an invited member of multiple peer-review boards for scientific publications in the fields of geriatric medicine, internal medicine, and medical education. He has received numerous awards of appreciation from the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia to recognize his advocacy work in the community. He has also received numerous medical education awards, including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Donald Richards Wilson Award, UBC Killam Teaching Prize, UBC Faculty of Medicine Clinical Faculty Award for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching, and UBC Department of Medicine Master Teacher Award.

Dr. Wong works tirelessly to advance academic and clinical health sciences related to geriatrics, and his work has had a significant impact on the care for older people in Canada and beyond. He was the 13th President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society and founded the state-of-the-art Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit in Vancouver, which has been implemented nationally and internationally. His clinical research focuses on hospital medicine in vulnerable older adults, including quality improvement in acute care geriatrics. Dr. Wong has made significant contributions in showcasing Canadian geriatrics around the world, culminating in his selection as the 2017 Trevor Howell Guest Lecturer in London, a prestigious honour bestowed by the British Geriatrics Society for an eminent physician or scientist with an international reputation. He is only the second Canadian who has received this honour in the Lecture’s history. Dr. Wong has published and lectured extensively on geriatric medicine and medical education. He is also a TEDx Speaker, and his TEDx Talk has been viewed by international audiences around the world.

Twitter Handle:@RogerWong10

Important Dates


ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

13-15 May 2019


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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