ANZSGM ASM 2018 Cutting Edge: Optimising the Journey for Older Surgical Patients 27-29 June 2018 Sydney Australia



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• Friday 29th June: Pyrmont Lecture Theatre, International Convention Centre (14 Darling Dr, Sydney – same venue as ANZSGM ASM)

• Saturday 30th June: Claffy Lecture Theatre, Sydney Hospital (8 Macquarie Street, Sydney)

Cost: Free


To round off the ASM, all geriatric medicine advanced trainees are warmly invited to attend the annual Advanced Trainee Weekend. We are mindful that you may be worn out from the ASM, so we are keeping the sessions relatively short and the locations central

The speakers include some of Sydney’s most accomplished and well-regarded geriatricians and psychogeriatricians. The sessions are designed to be interactive rather than didactic. Most sessions will incorporate case presentations and discussion, dedicated Q&A time and will focus on advice you can apply to clinical practice, rather than broad concepts you will have heard many times before. We hope that you can join us.

Provisional Program


Friday 29th June

12:40-13:00: Registration/Lunch

13:00-13:15: Welcome

13:15-13:30AT soapbox-Prof.Benny Katz 

13:45-14:30: The Nuts and Bolts of a Geriatrics Surgical Service - Dr Jugdeep Dhesi (International keynote speaker of the ASM)

Topics covered will include: pre-operative work up, consent in surgery, surgical-specific complications, service development of a non-orthopaedic geriatrics surgical service, managing the geriatrician/surgeon relationships

14:30-15:15: Capacity in Clinical Practice: How to Assess Patients and Document Assessments - Professor Carmelle Peisah

15:15-15:45: Afternoon tea

15:45-16:30: Challenging Usual Practices around End of Life Care: Antipsychotic Use in Terminal Care and Advance Care Planning - Professor Meera Agar

Saturday 30th June

09:30-10:00: BPSD: The Really Tough Cases & Evidence-based Interventions for Carers – Professor Henry Brodaty

10:00-11:15: Career Opportunities in Geriatrics: Beyond the Hospital Staff Specialist (panel discussion) – Professor Jacqui Close, Dr Welkee Sim, Dr John Obeid, Dr Louise Baird

Our esteemed panellists have had experience with: clinical academia (research and teaching), completing and supervising PhDs, running RCTs, the ANZSGM Presidency, being chair of the ANZ Hip Fracture Registry, being committee chairs/members of various State and National committees related to Aged Health, working as the sole geriatrician for NSW Justice Health, working as a VMO at private and subacute public hospitals, conducting home-based reviews, running private consulting rooms, subspecialty private medicolegal work, medical administration, being the DPET (Director of Prevocational Education and Training), and balancing work with family including children.

11:15-11:45: Late morning tea

11:45-12:30: Demystifying Wound Care: Practical Tips on Wound Assessment and Dressings – Matthew Wilson, Wound Care Clinical Nurse Consultant


Please feel free to contact the AT Weekend Organising Committee via Sydney-based ATs Andrew Emerson, Anh Tran-Nam, Henry Maung and Desmond Graham are the Convenors.

Important Dates


Notification of Abstracts:
April 2018

Close of Standard Registration:
Tuesday, 12 June 2018

27 - 29 June 2018


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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International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd

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Tel: +61 2 9368 1200
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