Associate Professor Andrew Briggs’ career has included senior roles in clinical practice, research and health policy. He co-leads a team whose programme of research is focussed on evaluation and implementation of health policy for musculoskeletal health, and examining and closing evidence-practice gaps in musculoskeletal healthcare with a focus on persistent pain, inflammatory arthritis, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Andrew is a member of the Victorian WorkSafe Authority Clinical Panel; the Minister-appointed Victorian Musculoskeletal Clinical Leadership Group; and is a Senior Advisor in policy, research and knowledge exchange at Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria. Andrew held a senior position in the Western Australian Department of Health for several years, responsible for leading the development and implementation of health policy for chronic diseases with a particular focus on musculoskeletal conditions and now continues that work in Victoria.
Andrew will be co-hosting a plenary session on day 3 with Associate Professor Helen Slater to discuss Moving from evidence to policy and practice: Developing, implementing and evaluating models of care with a focus on musculoskeletal pain conditions.
We are delighted to have Associate Professor Andrew Briggs involved in APS 2016, we hope you will be able to attend and enjoy everything this conference has to offer.