8 August

Thursday 8th August 2019
Sebastian 26 Esplanade, Williamstown VIC 3016
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Parkinson’s and Neck Pain treatment – Recent Advances

Deep brain Stimulation and Spinal Surgery for Parkinson’s Disease- Recent advances

Prof. Richard Bittar, Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon

The treatment of Parkinson’s disease has been revolutionised by the advent of deep brain stimulation. The field is evolving rapidly and this seminar aims to bring you up to date with the current indications for surgery, expected outcomes, and tips for the management of these patients after surgery. Spinal problems are also common in Parkinson’s disease, and their diagnosis and management will be also be reviewed.

Learning outcomes

1. Identify the main clinical features of Parkinson’s disease
2. Appreciate the technical aspects and principles of deep brain stimulation
3. Recognise the indications for deep brain stimulation, as well as the expected outcomes

Parkinson’s Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment Update

Dr Mina Ghaly, Neurologist

The clinical presentation of Parkinson’s Disease is reviewed, together with the important differentiating features from other conditions. The natural history and current medical management options will be discussed.

Learning outcomes

1. Identify the clinical presentation and natural history of Parkinson’s disease
2. Assess the range of pharmacological and other non-surgical options for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
3. Recognise which patients may be suitable for deep brain stimulation and the optimal timing of this

Neck Pain, Brachialgia and Cervical Spine Surgery in 2019

Dr Mohammed Awad, Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon

The clinical presentation of Parkinson’s Disease is reviewed, together with the important differentiating features from other conditions. The natural history and current medical management options will be discussed.

1. Identify the clinical presentation and natural history of Parkinson’s disease
2. Assess the range of pharmacological and other non-surgical options for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
3. Recognise which patients may be suitable for deep brain stimulation and the optimal timing of this

Adult Scoliosis- Investigation and Treatment. When is Surgery Indicated?

Dr Greg Etherington, Spine and Scoliosis Surgeon

Cervical spine pathology increases with age, and can cause debilitating neck pain, arm pain and headaches. Keyhole surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and artificial disc replacement are employed increasingly. What is their role? Do they work? Which patients may be suitable? Sinister causes of neck pain, concentrating on their early recognition and investigation, will be discussed. The post-operative management of patients after discharge will also be explored.

Learning outcomes:
1. Identify the presentation of cervical spine pathology, its investigation, and the range of treatment options
2. Assess the role of artificial disc replacement (arthroplasty) as an alternative to fusion
3. Recognise common postoperative complications, and other sinister causes of neck pain

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.

WHERE

Sebastian
26 Esplanade, Williamstown VIC 3016
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RSVP OPTIONS

To RSVP, fill out the quick form below by Tuesday 6th August 2019.

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