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

Invited Speakers

We are excited to announced the ANZSGM ASM 2019 invited speakers!

Dr Zoe Adey-Wakeling

Flinders Medical Centre and SALHN

Dr Zoe Adey-Wakeling, PhD is a Rehabilitation Physician at Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia, and holds Academic Status with Flinders University. Her PhD focused on the hemiplegic upper limb, with publications in Stroke and Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and outcomes cited in national and international clinical practice guidelines for Stroke.

Dr Adey-Wakeling has presented at national and international conferences, including the International Stroke Conference and the Stroke Society of Australasia. She has been both an invited speaker and Plenary presenter at the Australian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. Dr Adey-Wakeling has a particular interest in Driving Fitness Assessment. She was the lead in the Australian College of Rehabilitation Medicine Working Party in the development of a position statement regarding driving assessment.

  1. Which topics and sessions will you be addressing and participating in as part of the program? Breakfast session presenter on Driving
  2. Why should these sessions not be missed? Driving is relevant to almost all clients, and is an important part of maximizing client participation. Knowledge regarding assessment and standards is crucial to ensure a unified and fair assessment aimed at optimizing independence within the realms of safety, and providing dignity in our approach to this topic.

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Professor Jane M Andrews

Royal Adelaide Hospital and University of Adelaide

Professor Jane M Andrews MBBS, FRACP, PhD, AGAF

Prof Andrews is Head of the IBD Service and Acting Director of the Gastroenterology & Hepatology Dept at the RAH. She has been responsible for the broad adoption of a new model of proactive care for people with IBD in Australia and has validated the benefits of this approach from both a clinical and health-economic viewpoint. She has also championed traditionally neglected aspects of care for people with IBD such as fertility, mental health, quality of life, anaemia, heritability and patient empowerment with shared decision-making. She is a member of the ANZ IBD Consortium and a Board member of the IBD-focussed charity – Crohn’s Colitis Care, as well as a Board Member of the GESA. She is a key member of group responsible for designing and implementing IBD specific clinical management software, which is now being Nationally adopted to enable real time continuous clinical audit of outcomes. Her main interests are in quality of care, outcomes a sensible resource utilisation across gastroenterology.

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Associate Professor Mellick Chehade

University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital

Associate Professor Mellick Chehade, PhD, MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA , GCertOnline (H Ed)

Mellick Chehade is an academic orthopaedic surgeon, with a degree in medicine and a PhD in biomechanics from the University of Adelaide in Australia. He works at the Royal Adelaide Hospital specialising in trauma surgery. He is the immediate President of the Australasian Orthopaedic Trauma Society and was an ABC travelling fellow in 2006. He has strong interests in both research and teaching. He directs the Australian Musculoskeletal Education Collaboration (AMSEC) which he established to develop evidence based competency standards for musculoskeletal health professionals and was appointed in 2015 to lead an International Education Task Force for the Global Alliance for MSK Health (of the Bone and Joint Decade). He is passionate about teaching and is active on faculty in programs on trauma and in education by the AO, RACS and outreach programs.

One of his major clinical interests is in frailty and fragility fractures for which he served on the Scientific and Medical advisory board for Osteoporosis Australia and the Global Fragility Fracture Network with the Bone and Joint Decade. He is a CI in a team awarded an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in trans-disciplinary frailty research to achieve healthy ageing. He has established a virtual hip fracture follow up service in Adelaide with a large prospective cohort under study and is a member of the ANZHFR team that established the National Hip Fracture guidelines and Commission Standards. His other research interests are in higher education, biomechanics, osteoporotic fracture management and prevention, and merging eHealth and eLearning strategies to improve patient management and outcomes.

  1. Which topics and sessions will you be addressing and participating in as part of the program? I will be describing the perspective of the orthopaedic surgeon in an orthogeriatric team.
  2. Why should these sessions not be missed? Everybody is interested in what orthopaedic surgeons do aren’t they? If not I think breakfast is included??

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Professor Derek Chew

Flinders University

Derek Chew is a clinical and interventional cardiologist, clinical trialist and outcomes researcher in cardiovascular medicine. His training in Interventional Cardiology was at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and he as completed a Masters of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. His PhD thesis explored the factors for improving heart attack care in Australia. His is currently Professor of Cardiology Flinders University, and is the Network Director of Cardiology for the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. He has led the Heart Foundation/CSANZ 2016ACS Guidelines writing group and served on the European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the management of ACS Writing committee.

Dr Susan Crail

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Originally trained and worked as a pharmacist before moving to medicine, studying at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Underwent renal training in London and Glasgow, also obtaining a PhD from the University of Glasgow. Moved to Darwin in 2006 as a nephrologist. Involved in starting the joint Renal/Palliative care project, helping to get Indigenous patients home to country. Moved to Adelaide in 2010 to the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Maintained an interest in Renal Supportive Care, having produced a set of guidelines with Mark Brown from St Georges in Sydney on Renal Supportive care and managing to get a Nurse Practitioner in RSC appointed full-time to our unit.

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.

Clinical Associate Professor Allan Cyna

University of Sydney, Chair of Communication in Anaesthesia SIG of ANZCA, President Elect Australian Society of Hypnosis

Dr Allan Cyna is a Senior Consultant Anaesthetist at the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and at Nepean Hospital in Sydney, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, Chair of the Communication in Anaesthesia Special Interest Group of the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and President elect of the Australian Society of Hypnosis. He has developed a special interest in communication and hypnosis as an adjunct to patient care -particularly in the management of anxiety and pain. Dr Cyna has published widely, including as Editor in Chief of The Handbook of communication in anaesthesia & critical care published by Oxford University Press.

  1. Which topics and sessions will you be addressing and participating in as part of the program? Plenary on communication and hypnosis in the management of pain and anxiety
  2. Why should these sessions not be missed? Communication is a vital and underutilised therapeutic adjunct in patient care.

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Associate Professor Timothy Kleinig

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Tim Kleinig is the head of the Royal Adelaide Comprehensive Stroke Unit and the SA Country Clinical director for Stroke. He is clinical associate professor at the University of Adelaide and Director of clinical Stroke research at the SA Health and Medical Research Institute. His PhD was in pre-clinical intracerebral haemorrhage research; since completion he has been involved in or directed a broad range of national and clinical stroke research, including acute stroke interventions, epidemiology, rare stroke variants and neuroimaging. He fosters initiatives at state and national levels to improve quality stroke care.


Dr Michelle Kiley

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Dr Michelle Kiley MB, BS FRACP

Dr Kiley is the Immediate Past President of Epilepsy Society of Australia. She is a former member of the Council of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN), having served as honorary Treasurer. She is currently the Sate Chair of the ANZAN Education and Training Committee. Dr Kiley has been Director of Epilepsy services at the Royal Adelaide Hospital since 2001. She has an active interest in Women and Epilepsy, Status Epilepticus and EEG. At the RAH she runs the Epilepsy Clinic and Video-EEG telemetry unit. Dr Kiley completed her undergraduate degree (MB, BS) at Adelaide University, and after completing internship and basic physician training, went on to train in neurology at Flinders Medical Centre, SA, before undertaking further training in Oxford at the Radcliffe Infirmary (epilepsy/epilepsy surgery) and then in London at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (clinical neurophysiology).

Dr Sharavanan Parasivam

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Dr Sharavanan Parasivam graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1998 and has trained extensively in clinical neurology, including an overseas fellowship in Oxford, 6 months of which was in the field of movement disorders, and a further 2 year movement disorders fellowship in Adelaide under Professor Dominic Thyagarajan. He now works as a general neurologist and movement disorders specialist at the Royal Adelaide.



Dr Samantha Pillay

Continence Matters

Dr Samantha Pillay FRACS has worked since 2002 at Continence Matters as a urologist specialising entirely in the sub-specialty of Pelvic Floor and Female Urology, Incontinence, Neuro-urology and Urogenital Reconstruction. She has actively been involved in training other surgeons and served as the Chair of the Female Urology Group for the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand from 2007-2013. She has served on the Board of Urology, Continence Foundation of Australia and AMA.



Twitter Handle: @ContinenceMat

  1. Which topics and sessions will you be addressing and participating in as part of the program? Appropriate behavioural, medical and minimally invasive incontinence treatment options in the elderly.
  2. Why should these sessions not be missed? If you don’t know about the minimally invasive incontinence treatment options available to patients in 80’s and 90’s then this session is not to be missed. This interactive workshop will bring you up to date with new treatments including the speaker performing a live demonstration of Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation on herself.

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Important Dates


ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

13-15 May 2019


Host Organisation



Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM)

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