Prof Peter Cameron is currently the Chairman of Emergency Medicine for the Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar. He is also Head of the Victorian State Trauma Registry, Head of the Critical Care Research Division in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, Academic Director Emergency Medicine Alfred Hospital, Co-Director National Trauma Research Institute and Director of the Centre for Research Excellence in Patient Safety, President International Federation of Emergency Medicine. His past appointments include Professor/Director of Emergency Medicine Geelong Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital (Hong Kong).
Asst Prof Kevin Biese is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the Emergency Medicine Residency Program director, Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship director, and president elect of the University of North Carolina Academy of Educators. He is published in the areas of education and system improvement with a particular focus on improving the care of older adults in the emergency department. Dr. Biese serves as a board member for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine and a physician consultant for the Carolina Center for Medical Excellence Care Transitions Team.
Asst Prof Chris Carpenter holds a Bachelors degree in Science from Hope College where he graduated cum laude. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine before fulfilling a military commitment with the United States Navy as a Diving Medical Officer. In 1998 he began a five year residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, serving as a dual chief resident during his final year. In 2003 he joined the faculty of Emergency Medicine at the Washington University in St. Louis with primary clinical duties at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Carpenter was the first emergency medicine physician to attain the distinction of Fellow in the American Geriatric Society. He has served on multiple international collaborations to improve the emergency department management of geriatric adults, including: several Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Geriatric Task Forces; the American Geriatric Society’s (AGS) Research Agenda Setting Process; and the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Geriatric Section, of which he is the current Chair. He is a funded investigator with research interests in diagnostics, dementia, falls prevention, and implementation science. Dr. Carpenter has lectured locally and regionally on various issues related to emergency care of aging adults and is faculty on several international CME events, including the McMaster Evidence Based Clinical Practice, University of California in San Francisco Evidence Based Diagnostics, and Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and co-authored his first textbook in 2013. Currently, he is an Associate Editor for Academic Emergency Medicine and Annals of Internal Medicine’s ACP Journal Club. In addition, he recently co-founded the Journal for Rural Emergency Medicine and the International Consortium in Emergency Geriatrics.
Dr Don Melady is an Emergency Physician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto in Canada. He is the Geriatric Lead at the Schwarz-Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. His academic focus is education for health professionals about care of the older person in acute care settings. He has developed a curriculum for Emergency Medicine trainees about older people and for Geriatric Medicine trainees about critical care. Funded by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health, he has created an accredited continuing education resource: www.geri-EM.com
Dr Jay Banerjee a graduate of Calcutta Medical College, University of Calcutta, is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Associate Director for Clinical Quality & Improvement at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, England. He is a Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellow and in 2012-13 was based at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, MA, USA. Although originally trained in Paediatric Emergency Medicine from The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, Jay has developed his specialist interest in improving care of older people over the last 9 years. He previously served as Darzi Acute Care Lead, NHS Leicester Leicestershire & Rutland and as a Clinical Co-Director at the NICE (National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence) funded NCCWCH (National Collaborating Centre for Women's & Children's Health), London, England. Jay also chairs the Standards & Audit Committee of the College of Emergency Medicine, UK and is a Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Health Sciences, University of Leicester. He was the project lead and co-authored the multi-disciplinary document "Quality Care for Older People in Urgent and Emergency Care" (the "Silver Book") for the NHS and co-leads the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship in Leicester, England.
Prof Matthew Cooke is Professor of Clinical Systems Design at Warwick Medical School and works at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust as Associate Medical Director (Head of Clinical Systems Design). He was recently chosen by the Health Service Journal as one of the top 100 most influential clinical leaders in the NHS and has previously been in the Times top 100 doctors. Until recently he was the National Clinical Director for Urgent and Emergency Care at the Dept of Health in London and a Consultant in Emergency Medicine.
Dr Judy Lowthian is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Her research is underpinned by a clinical background in speech pathology rehabilitation and health service management in Australia and the UK. Her doctorate entitled "Increasing demand for emergency patient services: underlying drivers, implications and potential solutions", included analysis and linkage of population-based datasets, modelling the effects of numerous factors on health service utilisation with forecasting of future demand; and qualitative analyses of patient interviews. Her specific interest is health services research designed to improve patient care. Judy is currently project lead of the Safe Elderly Emergency Discharge (SEED) project, investigating the risk profiles, care journeys and outcomes of discharged older emergency patients. Judy’s article “The challenges of population ageing: accelerating demand for emergency ambulance services by older patients, 1995-2015”, was awarded the 2012 Sir Richard Stawell Memorial Prize. This prize is awarded annually for an article ‘on a medical subject of clinical significance’ published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
Dr Foo Chik Loon is a senior consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He leads a team of emergency doctors and nurses who actively practise geriatric emergency medicine (GEM) on a daily basis. Since 2006, his team has strived to deliver holistic, tailored and quality care to elderly patients. TTSH’s emergency department (ED) is not only the busiest in Singapore, it is remains the first and only one with a strongly developed geriatric emergency programme. It aims to be the renowned trained centre for geriatric emergency medicine in Asia.
Glenn Arendts is Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Western Australia, Clinical Research Fellow at the Perkins Institute for Medical Research and Consultant in the Royal Perth Hospital Emergency Department. He has a predominant research interest and is widely published in geriatric emergency care; is chief investigator on several national studies to improve acute care for older people in residential aged care; and conducts ED based clinical research with a focus on hospital avoidance and harm minimisation strategies in the elderly.
Dr. Jiraporn Sri-on is an emergency physician and medical student program director at the Emergency Department, Vajira Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. Vajira Hospital is a teaching hospital of Navamindradhiraj University. It aims to improve the quality of care in older emergency patients in the Bangkok metropolitan area. Jiraporn was a fellow in emergency medicine in 2012-2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Since 2010, she has developed her specialist interest in improving the care of older patients. Her research focus is on acute care for older patients, delirium and falls.
Rose graduated from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) in 2004 with a BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy. She worked clinically as a physiotherapist before undertaking a PhD in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at Trinity College Dublin. The focus of her PhD thesis was around the provision of additional exercise therapy to people with acute stroke through the involvement of their families in the delivery of exercises to them.
Rose currently works as the Programme Leader of the HRB Centre for Primary Care Research (CPCR), based in RCSI. Her research interests are in the area of neurology and gerontology, particularly relating to the identification of older adults at risk of adverse outcomes following ED visit. Rose has over published over 40 peer-reviewed publications in physiotherapy and primary care in the past 10 years. Rose is an active member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and the Hon. Treasurer of the Irish Gerontological Society, one of the oldest societies in the world dedicated to research in ageing.
Linda Schnitker holds a Master in Advanced Nursing Practice. She has worked as a nurse practitioner in aged care facilities in the Netherlands.Currently, Linda works for the Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Queensland, Australia, as a PhD candidate (2010-2014). Her project ‘Developing quality indicators for the care of older persons with cognitive impairment presenting to emergency departments’ focused on improving the care for the older ED population with cognitive impairment by developing quality indicators. Quality indicators play an important role in quality improvement. At the conclusion of the project a set of structural and process quality indicators were developed. An evaluation of the quality of care, by using these QIs, enables the identification of the emergency services’ level of care for older people with cognitive impairment. This will support a targeted response improving quality of care for older people with cognitive impairment presenting to emergency departments.
Dr Guruprasad Nagaraj is an Emergency Physician at Hornsby and Royal North Shore Hospitals, Sydney, Australia.
Other roles include:
• Emergency Lead for GRACE (Geriatric Rapid Acute Care Evaluation) team, Hornsby Hospital
• Clinical Supervisor for Geriatric Emergency Medicine registrar position at Hornsby
• Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sydney
• Simulation lead Hornsby Hospital ED, Sydney
• Executive member of Geriatric emergency medicine special interest group of ACEM
• Active member of International Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group of ACEM
• Faculty Scholar GAEM (Global Academy for Emergency Medicine)
• Faculty at Simulation skill lab Sydney (RNSH)
Guru obtained his MBBS in India in 2002. He then undertook further training in the UK prior to moving to Australia in 2006.
He has been involved in development of Geriatric Emergency Medicine in Australia and has set up first ever Geriatric Emergency Term in Australia at Hornsby Hospital.
Interests include: Geriatric Emergency medicine, Medical education, International Emergency medicine, Simulation, Philosophy, Poetry, and Music.