GP Required for OA’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee

GP required for OA’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee

Osteoporosis Australia is seeking a general practitioner to join its Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (MSAC). Chaired by Professor Peter Ebeling AO, the committee comprises some of Australia’s most eminent clinicians and researchers, representing a diverse range of medical disciplines. All are committed to Osteoporosis Australia’s mission to reduce the incidence and impact of osteoporosis and fractures.

Improving GP awareness and knowledge of osteoporosis is critical to improving the current poor state of Australia’s bone health and the significant health and economic costs of this disease. Bringing a general practice perspective to Osteoporosis Australia’s exciting and rapidly expanding program of initiatives will help to ensure that our efforts have the best possible chance of delivering real improvements to Australia’s bone health.

The MSAC is a voluntary committee, meeting 2 to 3 times per year with at least one meeting held in person in Sydney. We also call on MSAC members from time to time to represent OA in the media, take part in sub-committees, write or present educational material and advise OA on issues related to bone health.  We welcome applications from experienced GPs based anywhere in Australia – all travel and/or accommodation costs for meeting attendance are covered by Osteoporosis Australia.

If you have a special interest in the state of Australia’s bone health and believe that your experiences and perspectives as a GP would make a valuable contribution to Osteoporosis Australia’s efforts to improve it, we would love to hear from you.

Please submit a letter of application to Dr Lisa Croucher, Osteoporosis Australia’s Scientific Advisor, at admin@osteoporosis.org.au, detailing your experience and interest in the area of osteoporosis and bone health and your reasons for wanting to join the committee. Candidates will be selected on the basis of application and potential interview.

 

February 17, 2016