ANZSGM ASM 2017 Older peoples care through Community, Collaboration and Communication 10-12 May 2017 Rotorua New Zealand

Christopher Etherton-Beer

Christopher Etherton-Beer is an Associate Professor in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Western Australia, and a Geriatrician and Clinical Pharmacologist at Royal Perth Hospital. Christopher serves on the Federal Council of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, and the Board of Juniper. Christopher is the immediate past Chair of the RACP Advanced Training Committee in Geriatric Medicine, and Chairs the Western Australian Therapeutics Advisory Group. Christopher has research interests in pharmaco-geriatrics, stroke, aged care and medical education.



Deprescribing is the process of withdrawal of an inappropriate medication, supervised by a health care professional with the goal of managing polypharmacy and improving outcomes (Reeve et al., Br J Clin Pharmacol 2015; 80:1254-68).  Geriatricians frequently recommend deprescribing medicines for which the harms currently outweigh the benefits as part of their comprehensive geriatric assessments of frail older patients. 

This breakfast session, presented by Profs Sarah Hilmer and Christopher Etherton-Beer, will present the emerging evidence on the risks and benefits of deprescribing, and on barriers to and enablers of implementing deprescribing in practice across a range of settings.  It will focus on the role of the geriatrician as one of many health care providers for older people.  The session aims to increase the knowledge and skills of the participants in deprescribing for their frail older patients.  

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts open: 25th October 2016

Registration Opens: 18th November 2016

Call for Abstracts Closes: 24th February 2017

Notification of Abstracts: 20th March 2017

Close of Early Registration: 31st March 2017

Conference: 10th May 2017


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