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DSD/ CAH Subcommittee

Committee Members (in alphabetical order):

  • Louise Conwell (QLD)
  • Lara Graves (NSW)
  • Chloe Hanna (VIC)
  • Jacky Hewitt  (VIC)  (Co-Chair)
  • Paul Hofman (NZ) (Co-Chair)
  • Michele O’Connell (VIC)
  • Glynis Price (WA)
  • Erin Sharwood (QLD)
  • Elaine Tham (SA)
  • Jan Walker (NSW)
  • Esko Wiltshire (NZ)


  • Emanuele Pelosi (QLD)
  • Andrew Sinclair  (VIC)

Information about the Committee

The DSD Subcommittee continues the work of the CAH Working Group which had, as its main purpose, strong advocacy for the addition of CAH to the list of conditions funded for newborn screening in all states of Australia. In addition, the group will now widen its frame of reference to include:

  • the development of resources and policies related to the management of other forms of DSD (including prenatal treatment for CAH)
  • facilitation and coordination of multi-centre research projects proposed by members of APEG or requested by other researches and approved by APEG Council.


Meetings are held via teleconference every couple of months.

How to Join / Contact the Committee

Calls for Expressions of Interest (EOI) are sent every 2nd year to all APEG members (in ‘even’ numbered years) shortly after the AGM.  Members are invited to submit their EOI at this time and all applications will be reviewed by APEG Council.  The subcommittee is to have no more than 12 members, and the aim is to ensure that no more than 1 person from a hospital is on the subcommittee and each state is well represented.


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