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

Thomas Moodie

Dr Moodie is a new consultant geriatrician and general physician who is working in rural Western Australia, tasked with bringing geriatric medicine to the Great Southern Region. His developing interests include ortho-geriatrics, dementia, Parkinson's Disease and rural service developmentTom likes country life and especially loves mountain biking, skiing and other reckless activities.



Talking Up New Consultant Posts: Three Different Journeys

The transition from trainee to consultant is a big step. The challenges and circumstances that await us depend greatly on the work environment that we choose for ourselves. Advanced training cannot prepare us for all of these challenges. In this breakfast session three consultant geriatricians share their very different experiences, challenges and lessons learnt.  Tom Moodie is a New Zealand trained consultant who finds himself working in a new position in regional Western Australia. John Obeid is a Sydney consultant who was one of the first geriatricians to venture into private medicine . He “fell into” private practice by chance and has seen his business grow to a very busy practice across 4 hospitals, though he still manages to takes most Wednesdays off!  Mark Hohenberg, also from Sydney, explains how he has started as a clinical academic in research and education, and will describe the academic career pathway for prospective researchers and educationalists.



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


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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