Photo Acknowledgement: Patricia Crock

Council

President

Elizabeth Davis

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Princes Margaret Hospital, Perth

Liz Davis is the clinical lead of the diabetes and obesity services at Princess Margaret Hospital, and co-directs the paediatric diabetes research program in Western Australia.

Vice President Fergus Cameron

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Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

Fergus Cameron is the Head of Diabetes research at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Services, and a consultant at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. He has published widely in the medical and lay literature about matters regarding endocrine and diabetes management. His particular interests are the impacts of type 1 diabetes upon central nervous system development and psychosocial aspects of care. He is a past council member of the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes and is a participant in the Hvidoere Study Group on Childhood Diabetes. He is the immediate past president of the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group.

Secretary Alexia Peña

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Women and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide

Before moving to Australia in 2000, Dr Alexia Peña completed her MD and Paediatrics Specialist training in Colombia.  She was awarded her PhD in 2008 and FRACP qualifications (Paediatric Endocrinology) in 2009. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide and Staff Specialist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide.
She has been actively involved in Obesity and Endocrine societies: ANZOS: Council member (2009 -2013) and Secretary (2011-2013), APEG Council member for since 2009 and APEG secretary since 2014.
Dr Peña has strong research interest into early markers of cardiovascular disease in children with type 1 diabetes or obesity, and strategies to prevent cardiovascular disease from childhood. She has also a research interest in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and she is part of the Centre for Research Excellence in the evaluation, management and health care needs of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and related health implications.

Treasurer Esko Wiltshire

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University Of Otago, Wellington

Esko Wiltshire is Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Otago Wellington and a Paediatric Endocrinologist  at Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB), completing his fellowship and MD in Adelaide, Australia. His research interests include diabetes complications, particularly early markers for and development of vascular disease in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, hypog;ycaemia treatment, and general paediatric endocrinology.

Council Member Matt Sabin

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Royal Children’s Hospital. Melbourne

Associate Professor Matt Sabin trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London (UK). Following membership to the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, he began specialist training in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes and undertook a PhD in the area of childhood obesity and diabetes.
In 2006, he moved to work at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne where he continued his specialist training and gained membership to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He commenced work as a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist in 2010, became Director of Endocrinology and Diabetes in 2015, and Chief of Medicine at RCH in 2016. Matt is also an Honorary Principal Fellow of the University of Melbourne and a Senior Research Fellow at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.
Matt has significantly contributed to the Melbourne Children’s Campus in the three important areas of clinical service, research and education. He has established The RCH Weight Management Service, which is the largest specialist service for obese children in Australasia. Matt is a Council member of the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group, Deputy Editor of ‘Clinical Obesity’ and is an examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as an examiner for the clinical examinations of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Matt has published over 80 research papers – many in leading international journals.

Council Member Bin Moore

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The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney

Bin Moore is a Clinical Nurse Consultant in the Department of Endocrinology at the Westmead Campus of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.

She completed her nursing training at The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children and worked in a variety of positions before becoming the NUM of the endocrine investigation unit in 1979. In 1985 she became the Coordinator of the Robert Vines Growth Research Centre and is currently Coordinator of Growth and Endocrine Services in the Department of Endocrinology.  She is a founding member of the Endocrine Nurses Society of Australasia (ENSA) and current Chair of the Education Committee.

Her main areas of interest are in the education of adolescents with endocrine conditions, and the development of patient education materials for families.

Council Member

Jerry Wales

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Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane

Prof Jerry Wales trained at Oxford University and spent most of his professional life running a large endocrinology & diabetes department in Sheffield, England. He has published many research articles and textbooks and has been chairman of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes. He chaired the UK NICE review of Diabetes management from 2012-5.  After a sabbatical in Adolescent Medicine at Melbourne for a year in 2002-3 he came back to Australia in 2014 having been recruited to run the new department at the LCCH with the merger of the Mater and Royal Brisbane Children’s Hospitals.

Council Member Helen Woodhead

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Sydney Children’s Hospital, NSW

Helen has trained and worked as a Paediatric Endocrinologist for over 25 years. She completed her medical and general paediatrics training in Perth, during which time she developed Type 1 diabetes, which focussed her interest on Paediatric Endocrine training. Initially she moved to Dublin, Ireland where she participated in Diabetes and Endocrine clinics across Dublin, whilst being a Lecturer in paediatrics at University College Dublin. Subsequently she moved to Sydney, completing her PhD in children’s bone and exercise, while doing her advanced training in Endocrinology at Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Since 2004 she has worked as a Paediatric Endocrinologist at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick (where she continues 2 days/week) and Campbelltown Hospital in Sydney’s South West. In 2014, she commenced work at Royal North Shore Hospital, 2 days/week.

Particular clinical, advocacy and research areas of interest include Diabetes Transition, Diabetes and Schools, Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Monogenic Diabetes, as well as Bone and Mineral Diseases of Childhood, especially those related to chronic diseases as well as obesity and insulin resistance. Helen has been a council member for APEG for approximately 3 years, is the Chair of the APEG Diabetes Subcommittee, is a member of the APEG Research Grants Committee and the Bone and Mineral Working Group.

When not at work, Helen enjoys cooking, reading, walking her Cavoodle puppy and spoiling her rather put out cat! She is the parent of 2 teenagers.

To make contact with any of the APEG Council Members, please contact the secretariat.

Secretariat

PO Box 180 Morisset NSW 2264, Australia
Tel: +61 2 4973 6573
Fax: +61 2 4973 6609
Email: apeg@willorganise.com.au

Applying to be on council

The APEG Council is open to nominations from any APEG member, every 2 years. The nominations are open before the Annual Scientific Meeting in the year of election, and this is announced through the APEG monthly email update, plus the newsletter.

The voting is conducted during the AGM held at the conference.
Councils are elected at the Annual Scientific Meeting in ‘odd number’ years, and run for 2 years.

Being a Council Member

As a council member of APEG, you are asked to be part of 1 hour telephone hook up each month where issues surrounding APEG are discussed. This meeting is usually held on the last Thursday of the month at 3.00pm (AEST or AEDST).  In addition to the monthly meetings you will be asked to attend a 2 day, face to face meeting, normally held in Sydney in February-March each year. You are also often part of one of the many subcommittees that support the work of the council.

Past APEG Office Bearers

President Secretary Treasurer
1982 – 1984 Bob Vines Martin Silink
1984 – 1986 Gabriel Antony Chris Cowell
1986 – 1988 Martin Silink Chris Cowell George Werther
1988 – 1991 George Werther Garry Warne Mike Thomsett
1991 – 1993 Chris Cowell Mike Thomsett Jim Penfold
1993 – 1995 Mike Thomsett Geoff Byrne Jenny Couper
1995 – 1997 Geoff Byrne Jenny Batch Christine Rodda
1997 – 1999 Jenny Batch Jenny Couper Christine Rodda
1999 – 2001 Christine Rodda Charles Verge Kim Donaghue
2001 – 2003 Kim Donaghue Jan Fairchild Charles Verge
2003 – 2005 Patricia Crock Catherine Choong Maria Craig
2005 – 2007 Catherine Choong Paul Hofman Maria Craig
2007 – 2009 Maria Craig Andrew Cotterill Paul Hofman
2009 – 2011 Andrew Cotterill Craig Jefferies Paul Hofman
2011 – 2013 Paul Hofman Elizabeth Davis Craig Jefferies
2013 – 2015 Fergus Cameron Alexia Peña Craig Jefferies
2015 – 2017 Elizabeth Davis Alexia Peña Esko Wiltshire