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


Professor Susan Kurrle

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, University of Sydney and Batemans Bay Hospital

Susan Kurrle is a geriatrician practising at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital in northern Sydney and at Batemans Bay Hospital in southern NSW, and she holds the Curran Chair in Health Care of Older People in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. She has had a longstanding interest in diagnosis and management of dementia, and has developed memory clinics in both urban and rural settings. Since 2012 she has led the NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre which focusses on research and implementation projects dealing particularly with the care aspects of dementia and currently has 31 projects underway across Australia. Recent work includes development and dissemination of national clinical guidelines for management of dementia, and implementation of a model of care for people with delirium and dementia in acute hospitals. She was a member of the NSW Guardianship Tribunal for 21 years and continues to work in the area of capacity and supported and substitute decision making.

  1. Which topics and sessions will you be addressing and participating in as part of the program? Capacity and consent to surgery.
  2. Why should these sessions not be missed? It will be looking at ability to consent, how that fits with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (for hospital accreditation), and supported and substitute decision making generally in the surgical environment..

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)

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Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Tel: +61 2 9256 5460

Fax: +61 2 9241 3458



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