1 August

Thursday 1st August 2019
Manara Lebanese Restaurant 188 Sydney Road, Coburg, VIC 3058
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

GP Symposium Series 2019

Tremor, Tourette’s, Back and Neck Pain

رعاش ، توريت ، وآلام الظه والرقبة

Deep brain Stimulation and Spinal Surgery for Tremor and Tourette’s- Recent advances

Professor Richard Bittar, Neurosurgeon & 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

Back Pain and Sciatica- Contemporary Management

Dr Mohammed Awad, Neurosurgeon and 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.

Neck Pain, Brachialgia and Cervical Spine Surgery in 2019

Dr Hazem Akil, Neurosurgeon and Spinal 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.

Medical Report Writing for 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.


Manara Lebanese Restaurant
188 Sydney Road,
Coburg, VIC 3058


To RSVP, fill out the quick form below by Tuesday 30 July 2019.

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