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Managing People With Mental Health Conditions In The Workforce On 22nd August, Dr James Hundertmark, Psychiatrist hosted an informative session on Mental Health.
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Bullying And Harassment In The Workplace

mlcoa QLD recently hosted an educational event called “Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace” with Dr Derek Lovell, Psychiatrist.

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Permanent Impairment Assessments Permanent Impairment Assessments was recently presented by Dr Phillip Meyerkort, Occupational Physician on 27th July in Perth.
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Medical Terminology – What You Need To Know This WA breakfast educational event was part of our Taking Flight into Workers’ Comp series and titled Medical Terminology.
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How to Maximise the Value of IME Psychiatric Reports On Thursday 13th July, Dr Lucas Murphy, Psychiatrist, presented How to Maximise the Value of IME Psychiatric Reports in Hobart.
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Rheumatology Gems On 14th July, Dr Loretta Reiter, Rheumatologist gave an  overview of the types of conditions that Rheumatologists can assess.
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Managing An Employee’s Fitness For Work - The Medical And Legal Considerations On 28th June, “Managing An Employee’s Fitness For Work - The Medical And Legal Considerations” was presented by Michelle Carse, mlcoa SA General Manager.
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Deception in Head Injury and Psychiatric Claims On Tuesday, 25th July “Deception in Head Injury and Psychiatric Claims” was presented by Psychiatrist, Dr Wasim Shaikh at mlcoa QLD.
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Dealing With Obstructive Employee’s

On Wednesday, 21st June, mlcoa QLD hosted an event called “Dealing with Obstructive Employee’s” with Barrister Mr. John Dwyer. 

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Helping People Back To Work Dr Mary Wyatt, Occupational Physician provided an analysis of return to work survey results during her ‘Helping People Back To Work’ presentation.
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Musculoskeletal Series: Part 2 – The Spine

On 8th June 2017, Dr Floyd presented Part 2 of the three part Musculoskeletal Series: The Spine for mlcoa ACT.

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Shoulder Pain: Sub - Acromial Impingement Syndrome and Rotator Cuff Disease On Wednesday, 24th May, mlcoa QLD hosted an educational event, the first in the 'Shoulder Series' presented by Dr Michael Thomas.
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Psychological Conditions After Physical Injury In The Workplace mlcoa QLD hosted “Psychological Conditions After Physical Injury In The Workplace” presented by Dr Pala Valappil.
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The Knee mlcoa Vic along with Dr John Bartlett, Orthopaedic Surgeon, presented on the highly requested topic ‘The Knee’.
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Quadriplegia and Paraplegia On Wednesday 17th May 2017, mlcoa QLD hosted an educational event entitled ‘Quadriplegia and Paraplegia’.
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Understanding PTSD On Friday, 21st April, mlcoa VIC and Dr Frank Chow, Psychiatrist, presented on the complex and difficult subject of PTSD.
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Is It Workers Compensation? Or Is Stroke, Head Injury Or Behavioural Issues Just Part Of Life? Recently Mr Martin Jackson, Neuropsychologist, conducted a lunchtime presentation for mlcoa Tasmania on behavioural issues in the workplace.
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Understanding The Psychiatric Implications Of Conflict mlcoa SA recently held an educational event on ‘Understanding The Psychiatric Implications Of Conflict’.
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How To Manage Non Work Related Chronic Diseases In The Workplace mlcoa VIC recently discussed the challenging topic "How To Manage Non Work Related Chronic Diseases In The Workplace"
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Managing the Fitness Assessment Process On Wednesday 23rd March, mlcoa QLD hosted an educational event called “Managing the Fitness Assessment Process”.
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Musculoskeletal Series: Part 2 - The Spine Dr Mark Floyd, Occupational Physician, presented "Musculoskeletal Series: Part 2 - The Spine" on 9th March in Adelaide.
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The Lumbar Spine - We've Got Your Back A very talented duo of mlcoa’s finest, Dr Simone Ryan, Occupational Physician and Dr Iain Kelman, Orthopedic Surgeon discussed Back Pain.
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Whole Person Impairment: How Does It Work? On Tuesday, 21st February 2017, mlcoa NSW hosted an educational event entitled "Whole Person Impairment: How Does It Work?"
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Understanding The Role Of The IME And The Law

mlcoa NSW recently hosted an educational event entitled "Understanding The Role Of The IME And The Law".

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Musculoskeletal Series: Part 1 - Upper Limbs Dr Mark Floyd, Occupational Physician, discussed upper limbs in the first of a three part Musculoskeletal series at mlcoa Adelaide.
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Personality Traits And The Workplace: Practical Strategies For Shifting Behaviours’ Guest speaker Ms Laura Yazbeck, Psychologist, explored the spectrum of personality in relation to personality traits and the workplace.
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Obesity And The Workplace: What Are The Implications? More than half of Australian adults have a body weight that puts their health at risk, creating an obesity “epidemic”.
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mlcoa QLD's 20 Minute Christmas Pearls On Tuesday, the 6th of December, a group of four doctors presented at mlcoa’s final education event for 2016.
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Rheumatology Gems Dr Loretta Reiter, Rheumatologist, engagingly discussed Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
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Understanding Fitness for Duty for Non-Work Related Medical Conditions On Tuesday, 22nd November, mlcoa VIC hosted "Understanding Fitness For Duty For Non-Work Related Medical Conditions".
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The Examinee Experience Educational Event On Tuesday, 15th November, mlcoa SA hosted "The Examinee Experience" which was presented by Dr Mark Floyd and Michelle Carse.
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Psychiatry And Disability Impairment Recenly Dr Bradley Ng, Psychiatrist, presented  “Psychiatry And Disability Impairment” to a variety of mlcoa QLD clients.
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Maxillofacial Trauma – More Than Just Dentistry Professor Andrew Smith, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, presented on "Maxillofacial Trauma – More Than Just Dentistry"
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Mental Health Event 4 - Managing Drug & Alcohol Issues In The Workplace Mr Martin Jackson, Neuropsychologist, explored how the use of alcohol and other drugs can have an impact on individual in the workplace.
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Personality Traits In The Workplace Dr Frank Chow, Psychiatrist presented on the topic of ‘Personality Traits and the Workplace’ on Wednesday, 19the October in Adelaide
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Somatisation Throughout the session Dr Gray covered the following topics inlcuding Illness Behaviour vs the Sick Role; Dependency as well as many others.
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Mental Health Event 3 – Managing Personality Disorders In The Workplace

Individuals with Personality Disorders, are often difficult to recognise and can from time to time cause disruption in the workplace.

 
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Mental Health Event 2 - Ruminative Embitterment "Ruminative Embitterment" presented by Dr Peter Farnbach was our second Mental Health Event for October 2016’s Mental Health Month.
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2016 ALUCA National Conference mlcoa is proud to annouce that as a Platinum Education Sponsor with ALUCA, we will be exhibiting at the 2016 ALUCA National Conference
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Mental Health Event 1 - Anxiety & Depression "Understanding Anxiety and Depression" was the first of four weekly Mental Health Events mlcoa VIC have organised Mental Health Month.
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Learning And Behaviour Problems In Children Associate Professor Jeff Prebble, Paediatrician, presented "Learning and Behaviour Problems in Children".
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Medical Terminology and an Introduction to Anatomy mlcoa VIC presented on “Medical Terminology and an Introduction to Anatomy”, a sequel to “The Examinee Experience”.
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The Examinee Experience Educational Event mlcoa Victoria presented on a very popular topic, The Examinee Experience on Friday, 9th September.
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WPI & GEPIC Assessments: Challenges Observed Dr Mary Obele, Occupational Physician, Dr Shiva Gunapu, Psychiatrist and Ms Bronwyn Hall, Quality Manager, presented on Impairment Assessments
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2016 Comcare National Conference

2016 Comcare National Conference—Shaping the future through partnerships and participation.

 

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Is Pain A Barrier? Practical Strategies for HR Managers & Case Managers

On Wednesday the 24th of August mlcoa Victoria presented an interactive session to a full house of Case Managers and HR Managers.

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Shoulders And Knees: What's Old And What's New?

“Shoulders and Knees – What’s old …What’s New” was the title of the presentation given by Doctor Michael Lucas on 23 August 2016

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Is Pain A Barrier? Practical Strategies for HR Managers & Case Managers

Prof David Cherry, Pain Physician and Mr John Vieceli, Physiotherapist, presented on the topic of Pain on Thursday, 25 August. 

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Chronic Pain From A Psychiatric Perspective On Wednesday, August 24th, Dr Derek Lovell, Psychiatrist presented to a group of clients ‘Chronic Pain from a Psychiatric Perspective’.
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HR Advice on ‘Fitness for Duty’ (FFD) Assessments As part of the Victorian Small Business Festival mlcoa VIC presented at The Capital in Bendigo on ‘Fitness for Duty’ (FFD) Assessments.
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Upper Limbs: An Orthopaedic Overview mlcoa VIC presented with Dr Jennifer Flynn on "Upper Limb Injuries: An Orthopaedic Overview", focusing in particular on shoulders.
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Back Injury and Litigation

On Thursday July 21st 2016, Dr Simon Journeaux, Orthopaedic Surgeon, presented on the topic of ‘Back Injury and Litigation’

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The Examinee Experience Educational Event Dr Tim Hwang, Occupational Physician and Paula Mathews, provided an overview of "The Examinee Experience".
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Conversion Disorder with Dr du Plessis On Wednesday, 29th June 2016, mlcoa QLD hosted an educational event on “Conversion Disorder”.
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Maximising Your IME On Monday, 6th June 2016, mlcoa NSW hosted an educational event "Maximising Your IME".
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A Psychiatric Diagnosis presented by Dr Howe Synnott, Psychiatrist A Psychiatric Diagnosis – Does It Mean There Is An Incapacity For Work & Understanding Psychiatric Conditions
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Communicating with General Practitioners Dr Simone Ryan, Consultant Occupational Physician, presented on "Communicating with General Practitioners".
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Obesity And The Workplace: What Follows On Tuesday, May 31st, 2016, Dr Marcus Navin, Occupational Physician presented on the topic of ‘Obesity and the Workplace: What Follows’.
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Conversion Disorder Dr Vic Du Plessis, Neurologist & Rehabilitation Physician, presented on Conversion Disorder.
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NSW Examinee Experience Event

On Tuesday 3rd May 2016, mlcoa NSW hosted an “Examinee Experience” in their offices presented by Dr Dwight Dowda & Vicky Petropoulos.

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The Ageing Workforce For our first tool box talk of 2016, NSW customers were provided with the opportunity to share in an extremely informative session with Dr Ryan...
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Ruminative Embitterment Syndrome at Work

“Ruminative Embitterment Syndrome at Work” (RES) was the title of a presentation given by Doctor Peter Farnbach on 18 February at Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart on Thursday, 18th February 2016. 

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Shoulder Conditions Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr David Macintosh delivered an informative and interactive session on the topic of Shoulder Conditions in Melbourne
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Back and Shoulder Injuries An informative educational session was presented by consultant Orthopedic Surgeon Dr Jim Khursandi on Wednesday 3rd September in Brisbane.
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21st Century Emergency Medicine

An informative session in Sydney introduced participants to the world of 21st Century Emergency Medicine, from Clinical Associate Professor Paul Middleton (Emergency Physician).

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2014 Comcare National Conference

Participate + Prevent + Support = Good Health, Good Business

mlcoa is excited to announce it will be attending the 2014 Comcare National Conference from 9th to 11th September at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

This year’s theme is Participate + Prevent + Support = Good Health, Good Business which will explore how workplaces are becoming more and more centre stage when it comes to influencing, educating and supporting health and wellbeing of employees.

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Hernias: Causes, Treatment and Return to Work Impacts

An in-depth presentation on hernias was delivered by general surgeon Dr Ted Heffernan at the recent mlcoa educational event held in Melbourne on 23rd July.

In this session, focus was placed on how hernias are diagnosed, treated and the prognosis for recovery and return to work following operative treatment.  The session was tailored to assist claims operators with useful information relating to hernias as the causative factors can be difficult to identify and separate in some circumstances.

 

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2014 ANZSOM Annual Scientific Meeting mlcoa is pleased to announced its sponsorship of the upcoming 2014 ANZSOM Annual Scientific Meeting at the impressive Adelaide Oval, from 24-27 August 2014.
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Couch Time with the Psychs

mlcoa’s second 'Couch Time with the Psychs' ‘on balance’ event was held in Perth, WA on 19 June in response to the positive feedback received from last year’s event. 

 

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Independent Medical Examinations - Overseas

As part of the ExamWorks Group of companies, mlcoa now has international connections to facilitate Independent Medical Examinations across the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and New Zealand.

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