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: 30 October 2019

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
Associate Professor Jayme Bennetts Member
Dr Russell Denman Member
Dr Angas Hamer Member
Dr Sharad Shetty Member
Professor Darren Walters Member
Ms Eileen Jerga AM Consumer representative
Cardiothoracic Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group
Associate Professor Jayme Bennetts Chair
Mr Bruce Davis Member
Dr Hugh Wolfenden Member
Mrs Monica Schlesinger Consumer representative
Hip Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group
Professor Stephen Graves Chair
Professor Richard de Steiger Member
Mr John Harris Member
Associate Professor Graham Mercer Member
Mr James Stoney 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 Colleen Papadopolos Consumer representative
Ophthalmic Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group
Dr Con Moshegov Chair
Dr Andrew Chang Member
Dr Iain Dunlop AM Member
Dr Ralph Higgins OAM Member
Dr Con Moshegov Member
Dr Patrick Versace Member
Ms Joanne Baumgartner Consumer representative
Specialist Orthopaedic Clinical Advisory Group
Dr David Gill Chair
Dr Christopher Brown Member
Dr Roger Butorac Member
Dr Phillip Dalton Member
Dr David Lunz Member
Dr Ash Moaveni Member
Dr John North Member
Dr Gregory Nutting Member
Dr Aneel Nihal Member
Dr Jeffery Peereboom Member
Associate Professor Marinis Pirpiris Member
Dr Peter Stavrou Member
Dr Janney Wale Consumer representative
Spinal Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group
Dr Orso Osti Chair
Mr Patrick Chan Member
Ms Elizabeth Carrigan Member
Vascular Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group
Dr Peter Thursby OAM Chair
Dr Toby Cohen Member
Dr Andrew Lennox Member
Ms Eileen Jerga AM Consumer representative

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)