Clinical Advisory Groups (CAGs)

These groups assess the clinical functionality and effectiveness of products being considered for listing on the Prostheses List.

Role

These groups are sub-committees of the Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC).

Their role is to assess and advise the PLAC and the Department of Health on the suitability of products for listing on the Prostheses List.

For full details, see the Terms of Reference.

Members

The members of each group include a Chair, subject matter experts, and a consumer representative.  Medical technology industry representatives also attend each meeting.

View the Nomination and Appointment Process.

Cardiac Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Role Name

Chair

Associate Professor Glenn Young

Clinical member

Associate Professor Jayme Bennetts

Clinical member

Dr Russell Denman

Clinical member

Dr Angas Hamer

Clinical member

Dr Sharad Shetty

Clinical member

Professor Darren Walters

Consumer representative

Ms Eileen Jerga AM

Industry advisor

Mr Peter Abrahamson

 

Cardiothoracic Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Role Name

Chair

Associate Professor Jayme Bennetts

Clinical member

Dr Hugh Wolfenden

Clinical member

Dr Morgan Windsor

Consumer representative

Mrs Monica Schlesinger

Hip Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Role Name

Chair

Professor Stephen Graves

Clinical member

Mr John Harris

Clinical member

Mr James Stoney

Consumer representative

Mr Neville Millen

Industry advisor

MR Bernard O'Connor

Knee Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Role Name

Chair

Dr Peter Lewis

Clinical member

Professor Stephen Graves

Clinical member

Associate Professor Stephen Rackemann

Clinical member

Associate Professor Christopher Vertullo

Consumer representative

Ms Colleen Papadopolos

Industry advisor

Mr Bernard O’Connor

Ophthalmic Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Role Name
Chair Dr Iain Dunlop AM

Clinical member

Dr Andrew Chang

Clinical member

Dr Ralph Higgins OAM

Clinical member

Dr Patrick Versace

Clinical member

Dr Geoffrey Wilcsek

Consumer representative

Ms Joanne Baumgartner

Industry advisor

Dr Robert Kitchen

Specialist Orthopaedic Clinical Advisory Group

Role Name

Chair

Dr David Gill

Clinical member

Dr Christopher Brown

Clinical member

Dr David Lunz

Clinical member

Dr John North

Clinical member

Dr Aneel Nihal

Clinical member

Dr Jeffery Peereboom

Clinical member

Associate Professor Marinis Pirpiris

Clinical member

Dr Peter Stavrou

Consumer representative

Dr Janney Wale

Industry advisor

Mr Peter Abrahamson

Spinal Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Role Name

Chair

Dr Orso Osti

Clinical member

Dr Ian Cheung

Clinical member

Mr Patrick Chan

Clinical member

Dr Xenia Doorenbosch

Clinical member

Dr Samya Lakis

Industry advisor

Mr Peter Abrahamson

Vascular Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Role Name

Chair

Dr Peter Thursby OAM

Clinical member

Professor Abdullah Omari

Clinical member

Professor David Hardman

Consumer representative

Ms Eileen Jerga AM

Guidelines

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Contact us if you have questions about the Prostheses List, the Prostheses List Advisory Committee, or its Clinical Advisory Groups (CAGs).
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