Australian Orthopaedic Registrars' Association

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The Australian Orthopaedic Registrars' Association was formed in 1984 but registrars from around Australia have met annually since 1976 for a scientific meeting, annual general meeting and Ambrose Golf Tournament. The President and CEO of the AOA are invited to attend this meeting.

The elected President of the Association is the Registrar Representative on the Federal Training Committee.

All registrars are encouraged to discuss any issues either with the AORA President or their regional training representative on the AORA National Committee (see contact details below).


AORA 2017

Date: 6–8 October 2017
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre, SA


2017–18 President

Minjae Lee
C/- Australian Orthopaedic Association
Level 12
45 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000


2017–18 AORA Committee


Vice President

Dr Chris Conyard

NSW Newcastle Representative

Dr Macdaniel Nixon

NSW Northside Representative

Dr Mohammad Saqib

NSW Southside Representative

Dr Cathie Hibberd

QLD Representative

Dr Ganesh Balendra

SA Representative

Dr Angela Chang

VIC, TAS and RACSTA Representative

Dr Brett Moreira

WA Representative

Dr Piet Rogers

OWL Representative

Dr Sarah O'Reilly-Harbidge



1984 Michael Bellemore

2000 Cameron Cooke

1985 Laurie Giutronich

2001 Nicole Leeks

1986 Myles Coolican

2002 Adrian Bauze

1987 Michael Gillespie

2003 Andrew Hardidge

1988 Michael O'Sullivan

2004 Peter Papantoniou

1989 Stephen Kemp

2005 Michael Lutz

1990 Michael Holt

2006 Vera Kinzel

1991 Andrew Mintz

2007 Nick Pourgiezis

1992 David Kirwan

2008 Andrew Oppy

1993 Ross Kennedy

2009 Nicole Williams

1994 Roger Brighton

2010 Paul McEniery

1995 Paul Licina

2011 Jai Kumar

1996 Ian Skinner

2012 Simon Zilko

1997 Scott Brumby

2013 Aaron Buckland

1998 Gerard Bourke

2014 Alexander Nicholls

1999 Gareth Long

2015 Phil Huang

2015–2016 Peter Moore

  2016-17 Nicholas Jorgensen