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


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Prof John Young MB BS (Hons) MSc MBA FRCP

John Young trained at the Middlesex Hospital, London. He was appointed as a consultant geriatrician in Bradford, West Yorkshire in 1986 and has developed numerous new services including an elderly care assessment unit; a stroke unit; and an ortho-geriatric unit. In 2005 he was appointed as Head of the Academic Unit of Elderly Care & Rehabilitation, University of Leeds, now one of the largest  elderly care health research units in the UK. Current research work includes multi-centre trials in stroke, delirium and dementia care, and studies involving older people with frailty and care home residents. Quality improvement work includes the national audits of intermediate care and of dementia care. Between 2001 and 2007 John was seconded to the DH to assist with the National Service Framework for Older People. He has been chairman of the British Geriatrics Society English Council, and was Chairman of the NICE Clinical Guideline Development Group for delirium He is currently seconded to NHS England as National Clinical Director for Integration and Frail Elderly.


Prof. Ngaire Kerse

Ngaire Kerse is a GP in Auckland, Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care and Head of the School of Population Health, University of Auckland. After training in primary care in New Zealand, Australia, and the USA, completing a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD at the University of Melbourne, she has built a programme of research throughout New Zealand over the last two decades.

 Research areas include promoting activity and function in residential care, residential care organisational culture and outcomes, promoting physical activity in community dwelling older people, activity for depression in the very old, staying upright (preventing falls and injury) in older people in all settings, improving prescribing in primary care, and a large cohort of Māori and non-Māori in advanced age.

Ngaire is a member of expert advisory and steering groups for the Health and Quality Safety Commission on preventing harm from falls, the Ministry of Health on comprehensive assessment techniques and roll out of the InterRAI, and the Integrated Performance and Incentives Framework development. She leads the community Theme (Theme 4) for the Brain Research New Zealand (Centre of Research Excellence) in the University of Auckland and works as a GP at the Auckland City Mission.


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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