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.

Twitter Handle: @zoe_adey

  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.

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.

Dr Allan Cyna

Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital

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.

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 MB, BS FRACP

Royal Adelaide Hospital

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).

Important Dates


Call for Abstracts opens
October 2018

Early bird registration opens
November 2018

Call for Abstracts closes
February 2019

Early bird registration closes
March 2019

ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting 2019
13-15 May 2019


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