Neurology, Spine and Leg Pain – 18 June

Tuesday 18th June 2019
Licciardos Mt Eliza 45 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza VIC 3930
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

GP Symposium Series 2019

Optimising Outcomes After Spinal Surgery

Professor Richard Bittar, Neurosurgeon & Spinal Surgeon

A range of advanced spinal surgical procedures are now used to treat a range of pathologies which have failed to respond to conservative management. These include keyhole surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic spinal surgery and artificial disc replacement. Whilst outcomes are improving, a number of patients either fail to benefit or lose an early benefit weeks or months later. There are numerous factors that can contribute to poor outcomes after spinal surgery, and this provides GPs and surgeons an opportunity to intervene in a way that maximises the chance of a satisfying outcome.

Learning outcomes

1. Identify the range of factors which can contribute to poor outcomes following spinal surgery
2. Recognise ways of modifying key risk factors and managing patients perioperatively in a way which improves the chance of a good outcome

Motor Neurone Disease

Dr Ali Kian Mehr, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist

The clinical presentation of motor neurone disease will be discussed, together with the key diagnostic features, differential diagnosis and electrophysiological findings. Clinical management will be reviewed.

Learning outcomes

1. Recognise the common clinical presentations of motor neurone disease and the differential diagnosis
2. Identify the characteristic changes seen on nerve conduction studies and electromyography

Piriformis Syndrome and Other Musculoskeletal Causes of Leg Pain

Dr Robert Gassin, Musculoskeletal & Interventional Pain Management

The clinical presentation of piriformis syndrome and other musculoskeletal causes of leg pain will be discussed, together with the key diagnostic features, differential diagnosis and electrophysiological findings. Clinical management will be reviewed.

1. Recognise the common clinical presentations of piriformis syndrome and the differential diagnosis
2. Identify the role of nerve conduction studies and electromyography in evaluating leg 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

Licciardos Mt Eliza
45 Mount Eliza Way,
Mount Eliza VIC 3930

RSVP OPTIONS

To RSVP, fill out the quick form below by Friday 14th June 2019.