mlcoa New South Wales


Level 2, 44 Market Street
Sydney   NSW   2000

Ph: 02 8234 1234
Fax: 02 8234 1235

mlcoa NSW Updates

July Update:

Hello from NSW,

Thank you to all those who joined us in Sydney to consider ‘Opinions that Work’ on 28 June 2017. Together we opened many doors and looked through to see where we are headed and some ways we may get there as an industry!

An incredible cross-section of leaders, health professionals and insurers filled the room at The Hyatt Regency. Consolidating on where we are now, it is clearly time to utilise the best evidence-based medicine and innovative solutions to achieve better outcomes.


Educational Events:

Complex Independent Intergrated Assessments

Following on with our educational events, Dr Dwight Dowda, Occupational Physician and Dr Melissa Barrett, Psychiatrist, will be partnering to discuss when it is appropriate to use an integrated assessment, how they work and what are the benefits.  

Complex, multi-condition cases can necessitate the need for more than one specialist opinion, to navigate the best solution to assist with claim progression. Traditional IME’s are undertaken by a specialist with one particular scope of expertise. Often a holistic approach is required to pull together a comprehensive report for examinees with multiple conditions or injuries.

Dr Dwight Dowda, Occupational Physician and Dr Melissa Barrett, Psychiatrist will combine on a panel to discuss how integrated assessments work, types of integrated assessments and benefits of pulling two (or more) specialist opinions together.

Presenter: Dr Dwight Dowda, Occupational Physician and Dr Melissa Barrett, Psychiatrist

Where: mlcoa, Level 24, 44 Market Street, Sydney NSW

When: Monday 24 July 2017      

Cost: On us!

Time: 10.15-11.30am 

RSVP: Please complete the registration form and return it to If you require more information, please call us on (02) 8274 1234.

Please also email Elizabeth tricky and complex case scenarios you have stumbled across in real life so our consultants can discuss them prior to this event. Of course you may also ask more questions on the day!


Managing Mentally?

We are proudly presenting an educational event on 16 August 2017 in Sydney in partnership with the Centre for Corporate Health with the focus of supporting our clients working with ill mental health in the workplace. Aimed at Human Resource Managers,  Wellbeing and Safety Managers, General Managers and Leaders, this full-day training workshop will provide strategies and practical skills to help you deal with tricky mental health issues in your professional role.

It’s about protecting, supporting and equipping you by providing you with:

  • Time to have facilitated discussions and panel workshop with an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologists who work in the arena of corporate and organisational wellbeing
  • Opportunity to delve deeper into the ‘things that keep you awake at night’ regarding difficult cases, where  you need some advice or to discuss with peers and medical professionals on best way to manage
  • Clear strategies and structures in managing psychological issues in your workplace
  • A tailored Mental Health Intervention Framework, ready to be applied in your workplace immediately
  • Resources to assist you, including copies of all presentations and laminated handouts on key points
  • Practical ways to looking after yourself as you manage mental health issues.

For more information- contact Elizabeth via or call (02) 8274 1234.


Save the Date:

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 9.00am Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Psychiatrist Dr Frank Chow.





The mlcoa NSW Team