Annual Scientific Meeting Committee
The role of the POC is to drive the scientific content of the annual scientific meeting with the aim to provide an engaging and informative conference for our members to share emerging ideas and data and provide opportunities to develop collaborations. The POC represents the diverse fields and locations of the society’s members.
Clinical Practice Committee
The Clinical Practice Committee has the mission to engage with other Scientific Societies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Professional Colleges (eg RACP) sharing similar interests to promote high quality research, strong scholarship and professional development in areas directly, or to some extent, associated with bone and mineral metabolism and musculoskeletal diseases.
The purpose of the ANZBMS Communications Committee is to oversee the delivery of information among members of the ANZBMS and between ANZBMS council and members of the society.
Reporting to ANZBMS Council, the purpose of the ANZBMS Densitometry Committee is to provide input to Council on matters related to the following activities:
- Provide advice relating to the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) re-imbursement for existing measurements of bone density, bone strength or bone micro-architecture, currently dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA)
- Provide advice relating to MSAC for possible new reimbursement item numbers for measurements related to bone density, bone strength and bone micro-architecture.
- Provide advice to council relating to new technologies related to bone density, bone strength and bone micro-architecture.
- Provide advice to Council for matters pertaining to training, licencing and availability of bone density, bone micro-architecture or bone strength. This role includes (non-executive) oversight of the ANZBMS Densitometry Course, including advice on curriculum development, content, and delivery.
Early Career Investigator Committee (ECIC)
The mission of the Early Career Investigator Committee (ECIC) is to help shape the future of bone and mineral research in Australia and New Zealand by fostering active engagement of early career investigators within the ANZBMS, supporting professional development of early career investigators and facilitating interactions between junior and senior members of all disciplines.
The Finance Committee is a standing committee of the ANZBMS Council appointed by Council to assist it in the conduct of its business by providing advice to the ANZBMS Council both on the Society’s financial performance in the current year and the financial implication of any future plans.
The purpose of the ANZBMS Meetings Committee is to support ANZBMS Council in developing and delivering ANZBMS-supported meetings.
The ANZBMS Research Committee aims to recognize research accomplishments by the society’s members, to promote bone and mineral-related research, education, and clinical policies, and to support other committees’ efforts to advance ANZBMS policy positions.
The Therapeutics Committee advises ANZBMS council on strategic management and specific issues relating to bone and mineral diseases’ diagnosis and management including dietary, physical, pharmacological and surgical therapies.
Liaison Representatives with other Societies
ANZORS – Egon Perelli
ASBMR - Peter Ebeling
Adult Medicine Division Council – Gustavo Duque
Exercise and Sport - Robin Daly
IFMRS – Mark Forwood
IFMRS Global Future Leaders Working group - Sabashini Ramchand
JSBMR - Natalie Sims Matrix Biology– Rebecca Mason
MEPSA – Rebecca Mason IOF - Natalie Sims
Osteoporosis Australia - Rebecca Mason
Osteoporosis New Zealand - Jillian Cornish