Glenn Arendts

Glenn Arendts MBBS MMed PhD FACEM is Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Western Australia and a consultant emergency physician at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Western Australia. He conducts ED based clinical research with a focus on the recognition and management of geriatric syndromes in the ED; hospitalisation avoidance; and harm minimisation strategies in older people.

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Margaret Fry

Professor Fry is Nursing and Midwifery Director Research and Practice Development for Northern Sydney Local Health District which is a conjoint Professorial Chair position with the University of Technology Sydney. She is also an adjunct professor with the School of Nursing University of Sydney. Professor Fry has 25 years emergency experience as a Clinical Nurse Consultant and authorised Nurse Practitioner (NSW).  Professor Fry has extensive emergency nursing experience and a proven research track with 130 peer reviewed publications and over $2.6million in grant, research tenders and or scholarship funding. Professor Fry’s program of emergency care research has established her as a national and international leader with strong clinical credibility. She has been involved, as Chief Investigator, in numerous research projects in emergency care evaluation, advanced nursing practice, and pain management and has undertaken significant workforce health services and practice research. Her program of research has led to significant Australian state and national emergency nursing practice change. Her recent program of research involves pain management, emergency care service utilisation, effective models of care, advanced nursing practice, the use of care bundles to support patient outcomes, and emergency discharge processes. In the acute in-hospital environment, she is working on interventions to reduce the occurrence of hospital acquired complications and representations.

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Martie Botha

Dr. Martie Botha MBCHB is the Trauma Fellow at The Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia. She has a passion for geriatric emergency medicine and has been instrumental in developing culture change within the Emergency Department for the care of elderly patients. She is a founding member of the Geriatric Emergency Special Interest Group.

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Linda Schnitker

Dr Schnitker is a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology, School of Nursing. Linda’s research focusesses on the care of older people with cognitive impairment (i.e. delirium, dementia) in emergency departments. Linda has a nursing background. She is a RN and she holds a Master in Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner specialising in aged care).


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Nemat Alsaba

Nemat Alsaba is an Emergency physician with special interest in Geriatric Emergency Medicine, medical education and simulation trying her best to combine all to improve Geriatric patient care across all health sectors including undergraduate and postgraduate.

Currently she is doing her clinical shifts at the Gold Coast University Hospital and John Flynn private Hospital. She is also an Assistant professor in medical education and simulation at Bond university.

When she is not busy working or teaching she enjoys the company of her 3 adult kids and taking photos of the sky and cloud formations.



Mohammed Khateeb

MBBS, DPMEd (Harvard, UQ), FRACP

Dr. Khateeb specialises in Geriatrics (Care of Elderly) and Internal Medicine.
He completed his medical and specialist training in Pakistan, Kuwait ( interrupted by Gulf War) New Zealand and Australia.
He came to Australia in 2005 to join the Academic Geriatric Unit in Medicine (University of Queensland) and held consultant positions at Prince Charles Hospital and at Royal Brisbane Hospital where he was Director of Clinical Training.
He moved to Gold Coast in 2009 and has held Senior Staff Specialist position at Robina and Gold Coast University Hospitals. He is a Visiting Medical Officer at the three private hospitals on the Gold Coast.
Currently the Clinical Lead ( Aged Care) Griffith University School of Medicine.

Dr Khateeb has broad experience in diagnosis and treatment of cognitive disorders like dementia, acute confusional states like delirium and management of challenging behaviours.
Dr Khateeb believes in early and comprehensive assessment in elderly to promote successful outcomes. He practises holistic medicine with emphasis on quality of life.
He specialises in all aspects of Aged Care including Parkinson’s Disease, Falls, Frailty, chronic pain, poly pharmacy and complex medical disorders.
He has expertise in mental capacity assessment and is a full member of the MLSQ( Medico Legal Society of Queensland).

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Anita Nitchingham

Anita Nitchingham works part-time as a Geriatrician at the Prince of Wales Hospital. She is also undertaking a PhD at the University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia. Her research focuses on the role of cerebral glucose metabolism in the pathophysiology of delirium.

She is currently conducting a randomised control trial of intranasal insulin as a novel treatment for delirium in the elderly.