Professional Advisory Board

In 1981, the S.S.P.A. formed the National Medical & Scientific Advisory Board consisting of medical specialists from both the Bone Dysplasia Clinics in Melbourne, Victoria and Sydney, New South Wales. In subsequent years, the Board’s membership has been extended to medical specialists from genetics clinics in other states of Australia. It reports on a regular basis to the National Council and also provides a written report to the S.S.P.A.’s Annual General Meeting. Members of the Board make themselves available to S.S.P.A. members for expert advice as new knowledge on the causes and management of bone dysplasias becomes known. Appointments to the Board are recommended to, and approved by the S.S.P.A. National Council.

At the 1999 SSPA Annual General Meeting, the name of the Board was changed to the Professional Advisory Board.

At present, our Professional Advisory Board (PAB) is composed of medical and health care professionals from five states of Australia. Medical advice may be sought from our professional body by arranging appointments through their individual clinics. Members of our PAB are always in attendance at the Medical Day, which is a highlight of our annual SSPA Convention.

Current members of the Board are:

Prof. David Sillence (Board Chairperson)
Professor of Medical Genetics
Connective Tissue Dysplasia Unit
Children’s Hospital,
Parramatta, N.S.W., 3124.
Ph.: (02) 9845-3215
Mrs. Margaret Sahhar,
Senior Social Worker,
Victorian Clinical Genetic Services
4th Floor, Royal Children’s Hospital,
Parkville, Vic., 3052.
Ph.: (03) 8341-6201
Dr. James McGill,
Clinical Geneticist,
Department of Metabolic Medicine
Royal Children’s Hospital,
Herston, Qld., 4029.
Ph.: (07) 3636 8176
Prof. Jack Goldblatt,
Clinical Geneticist
Genetic Services of Western Australia,
King Edward Memorial Hospital,
Subiaco, W.A., 6008.
Ph. (08) 9340 1525
Dr. Elizabeth Thompson,
Clinical Geneticist,
SA Clinical Genetics Service
Women’s & Children’s Hospital,
North Adelaide, S.A., 5006.
Ph: (08)  8161 7375
Dr. Jenny Ault,
Rehabilitation Specialist,
Dysplasia Management Service
Children’s Hospital,
Parramatta, N.S.W., 3124.
Ph.: (02) 9845 2132
Prof. Ravi Savarirayan,
Clinical Geneticist,
Victorian Clinical Genetic Services
4th Floor, Royal Children’s Hospital,
Parkville, Vic., 3052.
Ph.: (03) 8341 6201
 
Associate Professor Andreas Zankl,
Clinical Geneticist,
Genetic Health Queensland
Level 4, Block C28
Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital,
Herston, Qld., 4029.
Ph.: (07) 3646 1686
Penny Ireland,
Senior Physiotherapist,
Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service
Level 2, Coles Building
Royal Children’s Hospital,
Herston, Qld., 4029.
Tel.: (07) 3636 5400
Ms Verity Pacey,
Senior Physiotherapist,
Connective Tissue Dysplasia Unit
Children’s Hospital,
Westmead, N.S.W., 2145.
Ph.: (02) 9845 3733
Ms. Stephanie Broley,
Associate Genetic Counsellor
Genetic Services of Western Australia
King Edward Memorial Hospital,
Subiaco, W.A., 6008.
Ph.: (08) 9340 1525
 
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