Spine, Pain Management and the Injured Worker: 2019 Update
Back Pain and Sciatica – Contemporary Management
Dr Hazem Akil, Neurosurgeon & Spinal Surgeon
Back pain and sciatica are best treated in an integrated, team-based fashion. This seminar brings together the latest evidence and treatment options in 2019. Recognition of common and sinister causes of back pain, understanding the role of diagnostic blocks and surgery, appreciation of the latest surgical advances (including robotic spinal surgery and patient-specific implants), and identification of important post-operative complications after discharge are the key elements of this interactive presentation.
1. Recognise the common, rare and sinister causes of back pain and sciatica, clinically and with MRI
2. Assess the role of diagnostic blocks and advanced spinal surgical techniques
3. Identify important post-operative complications following discharge from hospital
Pain Management Masterclass- Opioid Pitfalls, Neuromodulation and Non-Interventional Pain Management
Dr Gavin Weekes, Pain Specialist
This interactive presentation aims to identify pain management strategies, pearls and pitfalls in the treatment of individuals with acute and chronic pain. This presentation aims to guide GPs to safe and effective prescription of opioids, and provide an update on the current issues surrounding opioids. It covers the diagnosis and investigation of a range of pain syndromes, as well as the pharmacological and interventional options available.
1. Recognise the presentation and diagnosis of common pain syndromes
2. Assess the utility of spinal cord, peripheral nerve and dorsal root ganglion stimulation, and their indications
3. Identify safe strategies for opioid reduction and other pharmacological treatment options
How to Write a Medical Report for Your Compensable Patients.
Mr Yianni Zaparas, Compensation Law Expert
This activity has been submitted for accreditation of 4 category 2 points, as part of the racgp qi & cpd in the 2017-2019 triennium. Activity number pending.
512 Whitehorse Rd, Mont Albert VIC 3127
(Parking lots located in Clapham & Scheele Streets)
To RSVP, fill out the quick form below by Friday 9th August 2019.
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