Dr Hannah Seymour
Dr Hannah Seymour is a Consultant Geriatrician, Medical Director and Clinical Lead for Information Technology at the Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group.
Dr Seymour has been a Consultant Geriatrician since completing her training in Western Australia in 2005. She has worked in Acute Orthogeriatrics at Fiona Stanley Hospital since 2015 where she shares the care of older people with orthopaedic surgeons.
Hannah is passionate about using data to improve the care of older people with fractures across the world by working on the Steering Committee of the ANZ Hip Fracture Registry and as President of the Fragility Fracture Network. She has presented internationally on the care of older people with fractures.
She has held a number of leadership positions in Western Australia including the Falls and Aged Care Lead in the Department of Health. Most recently she was Clinical Nominee on the Sustainable Health Review which was published in April 2019 and is currently Clinical Lead of the EMR Program
Professor Peter Ebeling AO
Head of the Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University.
Professor Peter Ebeling is Head of the Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University. He was inaugural Director of the Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science. In 2015, he was made an Officer of the General Division of the Order of Australia for distinguished services in the field of bone health. Research interests include: musculoskeletal health and diseases; public health aspects of vitamin D, including effects on muscle function, bone and diabetes; post-transplantation osteoporosis; and osteoporosis in men.
Professor Ebeling was Associate Editor of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Editor of Clinical Endocrinology (Oxf) and Editor-in-Chief of Bone Reports. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Osteoporosis International. He is Chair of Healthy Bones Australia (formerly known as Osteoporosis Australia), Board member of the IOF, Past President of the Endocrine Society of Australia, and Past President of the ANZBMS. He served on the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Research Committee from 2015 to 2018. He has over 457 peer-reviewed publications, including in The New England Journal of Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Clinical Investigation and Science. He also teaches and mentors medical students and supervises a number of research higher degree students and advanced physician trainees in endocrinology.
Professor Jacqueline Close
Jacqueline Close, MBBS (Lond), MD (Lond), FRCP (UK), FRACP is an orthogeriatrician and academic in the field of geriatric medicine and Clinical Director of the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia, UNSW, Sydney.
She is the Chair of the FFN Scientific Committee responsible for putting together the program for the 2022 Congress in Melbourne.
She is influential in the translational research sphere working with key organisations with responsibility for policy, guidelines and clinical care standards of care at a national and international level. She co-authored the NHMRC endorsed Australian and New Zealand Guideline for Hip Fracture Care and Chaired a group at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care tasked with producing national clinical standards for hip fracture. She is the co-chair of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry.
Professor Nicholas Taylor
Professor Nicholas Taylor, PhD, is Professor of Allied Health, a joint appointment between La Trobe University and Eastern Health. A physiotherapist by discipline, his research focuses on improving rehabilitation outcomes, both in investigating the effect of exercise and physical activity interventions, and in improving the way health services are provided.
Professor Gustavo Duque
Prof. Gustavo Duque MD, PhD, FRACP, FGSA is a geriatrician and a clinical and biomedical researcher with special interest in the mechanisms and treatment of osteoporosis, sarcopenia and frailty in older persons. His initial training included Internal Medicine at Javeriana University (Colombia) and Geriatric Medicine, which he completed at McGill University in Montreal (Canada). Subsequently, he obtained his PhD at McGill University in 2003 with a thesis entitled ‘Molecular Changes of the Aging Osteoblast’ under the supervision of Dr. Richard Kremer. Prof. Duque’s major research interests include the elucidation of the mechanisms and potential new treatments for age-related bone loss, osteoporosis, sarcopenia and frailty. He is also looking at the effect of vitamin D, exercise and proteins on bone and muscle mass. He is currently Chair of Medicine and Director of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS) at the University of Melbourne and Western Health. Hi is the author of more than 200 peer reviewed publications and multiple book chapters, and has edited 4 books in the ageing and musculoskeletal fields (two of them on Osteosarcopenia). He is also Director of the Fracture Care and Prevention Program at Western Health (Melbourne). As part of this Program, Prof. Duque implemented a Falls and Fractures clinic at Sunshine Hospital where patients are assessed for falls and fractures risk in a comprehensive manner.
Anita Taylor, RN, OrthoNCert, GradDipOrtho, MNSc, MClinSc
Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner, Orthopaedic & Trauma Services, Royal Adelaide Hospital, CALHN, South Australia
Anita is an Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner with almost 30 years experience working in the Orthopaedic & Trauma Service, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN). As the “NOF Nurse” she aims to improve the integration of care for patients who present to ED with a proximal femur fracture and to ensure standards of care are in place. Her professional interests include a passion for orthopaedic nursing, fragility fracture & osteoporosis and advanced nursing practice. She is published on these topics.
She is active in several orthopaedic nursing organisations including as past President of South Australian Orthopaedic Nurses (SAON) and committee member of the Australian New Zealand Orthopaedic Nurses Alliance. She is the ANZONA representative to International Collaboration of Orthopaedic Nursing (ICON). Anita is currently the sole nurse and ANZONA representative to the Steering group of the Australia New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR) and was involved in the development of the ANZ Hip Fracture Care, Clinical Care Standard under the auspices of ACSQHC.
She loves ‘her boys’; enjoys a wine, a show, the gym & cycling but not at the same time!
Professor Mark Kotowicz
Prof Kotowicz is a physician and clinical investigator whose research activities have focused on the pathophysiology, epidemiology and treatment of osteoporosis with over 250 publications in the peer reviewed literature. Recent studies have focussed on the pathogenesis of skeletal fragility in diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance as well as the evaluation of impact microindentation in the evaluation of bone strength and fracture prediction. He has extensive experience in clinical trials of therapies Paget’s disease and osteoporosis. He is Director of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University Hospital Geelong, Professor in Endocrinology & Diabetes at Deakin University, a Principal Research Fellow at the Department of Medicine-Western Health, The University of Melbourne.
Professor Ton Tran
Professor Tran is an Orthopaedic surgeon based in Melbourne Australia. He is the current Director of Orthopaedics surgery for the South East sector of Monash Health, one of the largest health service providers in the state of Victoria. He holds a professorship in Research with Monash University, with current research interests in instrument optimisation for hip surgery as well as bone healing recovery. He is the current Chair of the Asia Pacific Committee for the Australian Orthopaedic association, and the Federal Delegate for the Australian Chapter of the Asia-Pacific Orthopaedic Association. His professional interests include anterior hip surgery, robotic-assisted surgery, trauma reconstruction surgery as well as paediatric orthopaedics.
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