Associate Professor Glenn Arendts Glen Arendts

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Glenn Arendts obtained specialist qualifications in Emergency Medicine in 1999 and took up his research position at CCREM in 2008. His major research interest resides with acute geriatric care in the ED. This research has both a clinical and systems of care focus. As a consultant emergency physician in large tertiary EDs, he seeks to translate his research into improved emergency care for older people.

He was the Foundation Chair of the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group of ACEM and is a longstanding member of the scientific committee of the college. He is a reviewer for many Australian and international emergency medicine journals and the Australian Research Council. He has been an invited speaker on geriatric emergency medicine topics at numerous state faculty, national and international emergency medicine meetings, and represents ACEM on state and federal government policy committees. He is on the scientific organising committee for ACEM2018.

He has extensive experience in teaching evidence based medicine and clinical emergency medicine to undergraduate students at the Universities of Sydney, NSW and WA. Additionally, he has a long history of teaching research methods to ED trainees, having previously designed and taught modular courses for trainees across Australia. He currently supervises several trainee research projects and four PhD students and is a senior adjudicator for trainee research projects with ACEM. 


1992 MBBS - University of Western Australia, Australia
1999 Fellowship - Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
2005 MMed - University of Sydney, Australia
2016 PhD - University of Sydney, Australia [Thesis link]

Major Recent Grants Awarded

Dey I, Love J, Arendts G, Hare M. Emergency Department Delirium Initiative (EDDI): A study targeting the early identification of patients at risk of delirium. WA Health Targeted Research Fund 2013-16
Barker A, Cameron P, Hill K, Flicker L, Haines T, Lowthian J, Waldron N, Arendts G, Redfern J, Forbes A. A multi-centre RCT to prevent secondary falls in older people presenting to the emergency department with a fall. NHMRC Partnership Project 2013-15
Cameron P, Finn J, Bernard S, Grantham H, Smith K, Fatovich D, Arendts G, Bray J, Stub D, Perkins G. NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Prehospital Emergency Care 2017-21
Schnitker L, Arendts G, Carpenter C, LaGiudice D, Caplan G, Beattie E. Building delirium care for people with dementia into the emergency department (ED): Systematic development of the Delirium Action Response in ED (DARe-ED) intervention. Dementia Collaborative Research Centres 2016-17

Top 5 Publications in the last 5 years

  1. Spilsbury K, Rosenwax L, Arendts G, Semmens JL. The association of community-based palliative care with reduced emergency department visits in the last year of life vary by patient factors. Ann Emerg Med 2017; 69(4): 416–42
  2. Arendts G, Jan S, Beck MJ, Howard K. Preferences for the emergency department or alternatives for older people in aged care: a discrete choice experiment Age Ageing 2017; 46(1):124-29
  3. Arendts G, Love J, Nagree Y, Bruce D, Hare M, Dey, I. Rates of Delirium Diagnosis Do Not Improve with Emergency Risk Screening: Results of the Emergency Department Delirium Initiative Trial. J Am Geriatr Soc 2017 65: 1810–1815
  4. Arendts G, Etherton-Beer C, Jones R, Bullow K, MacDonald E, Dumas S, Parker D, Hutton M, Burrows S, Brown SGA, Almeida OP. Use of a risk nomogram to predict emergency department reattendance in older people after discharge: a validation study. Intern Emerg Med 2015; 10(4):481-7
  5. Fry M, Arendts G, Chenoweth L, MacGregor C. Cognitive impairment is a risk factor for delayed analgesia in older people with long bone fracture: a multicenter exploratory study. Int Psychogeriatr 2015; 27(2):323-28

                  A/Prof Arendts being awarded the Morson Taylor Award

by ACEM President Tony Lawler, 2017 ACEM annual scientific meeting, Sydney

A/Prof Arendts being awarded the Morson Taylor Award by ACEM President Tony Lawler, 2017 ACEM annual scientific meeting, Sydney

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