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12 Dec 18

Webinar - Caring for Older People in Surgery

As the population ages and surgical techniques improve, increasing numbers of older people are undergoing surgery. Up until recently care has largely focused on older people with a hip fracture. There is excellent evidence for orthogeriatric care.
However, emerging research suggests there is a role for geriatrician-led and multidisciplinary care in non-orthopaedic surgical populations. Dr Christina Norris and Dr Janani Thillainadesan are geriatricians and early career researchers, building their expertise in this field of geriatric medicine.
In this webinar they will share their experience and research findings.


Participants will:

  • Understand who the current older surgical population is
  • Learn about the evidence for orthogeriatric care
  • Learn about current models of care, pathways and interventions that have been evaluated in older non-orthopaedic surgical populations
  • Learn about local insights from a recent survey of geriatricians across Australia and New Zealand,
  • Learn about a local example of a successful novel model of care for older patients admitted under acute general surgery.


Hear from our experts:

Dr Christina Norris is a consultant Geriatrician at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney and is responsible for delivering care to patients through the Care of Older People in Surgery (COPS) service. She is currently completing a PhD at Neuroscience Research Australia under the supervision of Dr Jacqui Close, Professor Philip Crowe and Dr Jugdeep Dhesi. Her primary area of research focusses on improving the care and outcomes of older surgical patients.


Dr Janani Thillainadesan is a staff specialist geriatrician at Concord Hospital, and a PhD candidate and Conjoint Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Her PhD project is about older surgical patients, with a focus on vascular surgical patients. She is a recipient of the NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship. She has presented at national and international conferences, and published in peer-reviewed journals. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Her ongoing service contributions include membership on her hospital’s Human Research Ethics Committee, coordinating the Geriatric Medicine collaboration between Hanoi Medical University and University of Sydney, and she is the national secretary and a board director on a medical charity organisation.


Moderated by:

Dr Henry Maung is a current geriatrics advanced trainee, clinical
associate lecturer at University of Sydney and NSW geriatrics advanced
trainee representative for the Australia and New Zealand Society of Geriatrics Medicine.

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Important notice regarding our webinars

AAG has been successfully running these webinars for number of years now. However we have noticed recently that increasing numbers of our registrants are experiencing difficulties when trying to join the online event.

In all cases this is as a result of the IT set-up at your end. Healthcare and academic workplaces are introducing increasing levels of security to guard against viruses and data theft. Some of those security measures are disrupting the connection to our Go-to-Training Software. There are also some situations where registrants need to make adjustments to the set-up of their home IT before they can successfully join.

It is therefore vitally important that you test your connection before the day of the event.

We are a small organisation in terms of employed staff and on the day of the event most of our resources are dedicated to delivering the webinar, we cannot therefore promise to be available to help you with connection enquiries either just before or after the event has actually started.

For a guide on how to test your connection please click here

Event and Registration Details

Online Registration:
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Event Date & Time: Wednesday 12th December 2018 12.00pm - 1.00pm AEDT

Registrations Open: 29th Nov 18 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 11th Dec 18 5:15 PM

Places Available: 76

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NZAG Members: FREE
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Non-Members: $50.00
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