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IADR Committee Officers

The Academy is organized into an Executive Committee and 3 Sub-Committees.

 

The Executive Committee is currently comprised of:


President


Associate Professor Camile Farah c.farah@uq.edu.au
BDSc, MDSc (OralMed OralPath), PhD, GCEd (HE), FRACDS (OralMed), FIAOO, FICD, FPFA
Associate Professor Farah is a registered specialist in Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology, and maintains a specialist private practice in Oral Medicine & Clinical Oral Pathology in Brisbane. He also holds a teaching, research and clinical appointment as Consultant in Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology at the UQ School of Dentistry.

Associate Professor Farah has interests in clinical oral medicine (salivary gland diseases, orofacial pain), diagnostic head and neck pathology (oral cancer and precancer), and oral and maxillofacial radiology (Cone Beam CT). He is a Senior Staff Specialist in Oral Medicine at the Head and Neck Cancer Clinic at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, and is also a Consultant Oral Pathologist to Qscan Radiology Clinics. Associate Professor Farah is a regular speaker at national and international conferences where he showcases his research and improvements in clinical practice and new technology.
Associate Professor Farah is Head of the Oral Oncology Research Program at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, where he undertakes research into head and neck cancer early detection, diagnosis and imaging. His research group consists of 27 staff and students. He has collaborations with clinicians, scientists and industry partners interested in Head & Neck cancer. He has published over 75 clinical and scientific articles including 5 book chapters, and has attracted approximately $5 million in competitive research funding.

Associate Professor Farah is currently the President of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia, Vice President and President-elect of the ANZ Division of the International Association for Dental Research, Vice President of the Australasian Immunohistochemistry Society, Chairman of the Australian Dental Research Foundation Research Advisory Committee and Deputy Head at the UQ School of Dentistry. He is a member of the Oral Medicine Board of Studies of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, the Australian and New Zealand Head & Neck Cancer Society, the European Association of Oral Medicine, and the International Association of Oral Pathology. He serves on grant review panels for NHMRC, Cancer Australia, Cancer UK, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and ADRF. He is an adhoc reviewer for many peer-reviewed international journals including Oral Oncology, Head & Neck, BMC Cancer, and ADJ and is also a member of the editorial board of Case Reports in Dentistry.

 

President-Elect

Dr Anastasia Georgiou georgiou_anastasia@hotmail.com
BDS (Adel), MDSc (Syd), MRACDS (Oral Med), FRACDS, FICD
Anastasia Georgiou is a Staff Specialist in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health, Westmead Hospital and a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Sydney. Her areas of interest include mucocutaneous disease, potentially malignant oral conditions and patient education.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. Anastasia is actively involved with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons as the Assistant Registrar in the Special Fields Stream. She sits on the Board for the European Association of Oral Medicine representing Region 6 (rest of the world).

 

Secretary

Clinical Associate Professor Ramesh Balasubramaniam rbmesh@yahoo.com.au
BSc, BDSc, MS, Cert Orofacial Pain, Cert Oral Medicine, ABOP, FADI, FPFA
Ramesh Balasubramaniam graduated with a BDSc from the University of Western Australia in 2000 and subsequently practiced general dentistry. In 2006, he completed a certificate and Master of Science degree in Orofacial Pain at the University of Kentucky. While at the University of Kentucky, Ramesh also underwent training in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. In addition, Ramesh completed specialist training in Oral Medicine as well as a Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Geriatrics at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. He has numerous peer reviewed publications, has contributed to several chapters in various texts and co-edited the May 2008 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America on Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction. In addition, he serves as a reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals. Ramesh has an appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Dentistry of the University of Western Australia and is actively involved in teaching and research. He also has public appointments at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Oral Health Centre of Western Australia and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. His Oral Medicine Specialist practice at St John of God, Subiaco focuses on Orofacial Pain, Oral Diseases and Disorders, and Dental Sleep Medicine.

 

Treasurer

Dr Sue-Ching Yeoh suechingyeoh@gmail.com
BDS (Hons), MDSc (OralMed Oral Path), FRACDS, FRACDS (Oral Med)
Dr Sue-Ching Yeoh graduated with a BDS (Hons) and subsequently a MDSc (Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology) from the University of Sydney. She is a registered specialist in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology, and maintains a specialist private practice in both Sydney and Canberra. She is also a Consultant Oral Medicine Specialist at the Royal Prince Alfred and Liverpool Hospitals in Sydney, and is a Visiting Specialist at the Canberra Hospital. Dr Yeoh holds a Clinical Lecturer appointment at the University of Sydney. Dr Yeoh is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in both the General Stream as well as the Special Fields Stream of Oral Medicine. She is the current Treasurer of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia and has served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Oral Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand. Dr Yeoh has published in peer reviewed journals, and has presented many continuing education courses. Her clinical interests lie in oral mucosal disease, salivary gland dysfunction and orofacial pain. Dr Yeoh is currently undertaking research in the field of autoimmune vesiculobullous conditions.

 

Member-at-large

Associate Professor Anita Nolan anita.nolan@talk21.com
BDentSc, LLM, MD(UCD), FFDRCSI
Anita is the Associate Professor of Oral Medicine at the University of Otago. She completed her specialist training in Oral Medicine at the Eastman Dental Institute, London having previously qualified in medicine and dentistry and obtaining a Fellowship of the Faculty of Dentistry RCSI. She was awarded Doctorate in Medicine by research and a Masters degree in Medical Law. Anita took national (UK) roles in curriculum development (on behalf of the GDC) and quality assurance and assessment of postgraduate specialist Oral Medicine Training in her roles with the Royal Colleges and as a member of the Intercollegiate Assessment panel. She was appointed to the Fitness to Practice Panel of the General Dental Council (UK) in 2007 and appointed as the Dental Advisor to the Home Office, UK Government, in 2009, as a member of Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. Anita has lived in New Zealand for 2 years and in 2010 was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia. She has remained clinically active as an Oral Medicine Specialist throughout her career and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her current research projects are an investigation of Crohn’s susceptibility genes in Orofacial Granulomatosis and Xerostomia, in particular, Sjogren’s syndrome.

 

The Academy’s Sub-Committees are as follows:

A “Constitution Committee” chaired by Professor Michael McCullough with the primary responsibility of ensuring that the Constitution of the Academy is upheld.  In addition, it is this committee’s responsibility to keep the constitution up to date with current guidelines in oral medicine.

An “Education and Scientific Committee” chaired by Dr Jonathon Tversky with the primary responsibility of providing guidance and leadership in education and research for the Academy. This sub-committee organizes Scientific and Continued Professional Development meetings. 

A “Credentialing and Peer Review Committee” chaired by Dr Anastasia Georgiou with the primary responsibility of liaising with appropriate regional Boards, Councils and Universities in matters of credentialing, accreditation and peer review processes in oral medicine.