About the Clinical Advisory Groups

The Prostheses List Clinical Advisory Groups (CAGs) are sub-committees of the Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC).

Page last updated: 04 August 2017

The Prostheses List Clinical Advisory Groups (CAGs) are sub-committees of the Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC). The CAGs include a Chair and individuals with contemporary subject matter expertise, and additional skills identified by the PLAC.

The primary role of the CAGs is to assess the clinical functionality and effectiveness of medical devices being considered for listing on the Prostheses List. These assessments inform the CAGs advice to the PLAC and the department on the suitability to list a device.

The nomination and appointment process for CAGs and the Panel were recently reviewed and updated. The revised nomination and appointment process below has been endorsed by PLAC.

PDF Version: CAG and Panel Nomination and Appointment Process (PDF 100 KB)
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CAG Membership

Clinical Advisory Groups Members Role
Clinical Advisory Group list and members
Cardiac Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group
Associate Professor Glenn Young Chair
Dr Angas Hamer Member
Dr John Knight Member
Dr James Rankin Member
Associate Professor Darren Walters Member
Ms Rachel Bishop Consumer representative
Cardiothoracic Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group
Mr Gil Shardey Chair
Mr Bruce Davis Member
Dr John Knight Member
Dr Hugh Wolfenden Member
Mr Paul Simpson Consumer representative
Hip Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group
Professor Stephen Graves Chair
Professor Richard de Steiger Member
Dr John Fraser Member
Mr John Harris Member
Associate Professor Graham Mercer Member
Mr Neville Millen Consumer representative
Knee Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group
Dr Peter Lewis Chair
Professor Stephen Graves Member
Associate Professor Stephen Rackemann Member
Associate Professor Christopher Vertullo Member
Dr David Martin Member
Dr Janney Wale Consumer representative
Ophthalmic Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group
Dr Iain Dunlop Chair
Dr Andrew Chang Member
Dr Tim Forster Member
Dr Ralph Higgins OAM Member
Ms Karen Carey Consumer representative
Specialist Orthopaedic Clinical Advisory Group
Dr John Batten Member
Dr David Lunz Member
Dr John North Member
Dr Gregory Nutting Member
Dr David Gill Member
Dr Anthony Cadden Member
Dr Roger Butorac Member
Dr Anthony Ganko Member
Dr Christopher Brown Member
Mr Richard Large Member
Associate Professor Marinis Pirpiris Member
Dr Christopher Morrey Member
Dr Janney Wale Consumer representative
Spinal Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group
Dr Robert Kuru (Acting) Chair
Mr Patrick Chan Member
Dr Andrew Kam Member
Ms Mary Jane Morales Member
Dr Orso Osti Member (also a member of PLAC)
Dr David Johnson Member
Mr Richard Laherty Member
Urogenital Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group
Dr Ross Cartmill Chair
Dr Anna Rosamilia Member
Mr Dennis Roy Member
Dr Ian Tucker Member
Dr Christopher Love Member
Vascular Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group
Associate Professor Peter Thursby OAM Chair
Ms Eileen Jerga AM Member
Dr Andrew Lennox Member
Dr David Robinson Member
Dr Toby Cohen Member
Dr Wallace Foster Member

Each CAG also has a representative from the medical devices industry as an adviser. They are not listed.

CAG Terms of Reference

PDF version: CAG Terms of Reference (PDF 28 KB)
Word version: CAG Terms of Reference (Word 30 KB)

CAG Operational Guidelines

PDF version: CAG Operational Guidelines (PDF 148 KB)
Word version: CAG Operational Guidelines (Word 559 KB)