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.
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
Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM)
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