Local Educational Events

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Local Educational Events

In 2019, our mlcoa state offices will be holding a variety of Educational Events. Our aim is to educate and assist our clients on medical topics that are current. These Events will range from panel discussions to educational presentations.
You can view the list of upcoming events below:

ACT

 

 ‘Neurosurgery in a medico legal setting – common conditions, treatments, recovery and work capacity‘  

You are invited to hear Dr Khurana provide insight into:

  • What does a Neurosurgeon do and when is a Neurosurgeon examination more appropriate than an orthopaedic surgeon or a Neurologist
  • The conditions that are best addressed from a neurosurgeon perspective – medical recovery and work capacity, after a stroke, spinal stenosis, back conditions and does this all mean incapacity? • How a Neurosurgical assessment is conducted and how the Neurosurgeon formulates their medico legal opinion
  • Appropriate question design and information that will inform the assessment
  • The role of imaging in neurosurgery – what can be relied upon and what can’t
  • How to continue to support the employee if the assessment indicates capacity to return to work

 

Where: East Hotel, 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston ACT 2604. Vinyl Room

When: Thursday, 25 July 2019

Cost: Free!

Time: 9:45am arrival for 10am start. Session to conclude at 12pm

RSVP:  Please register by emailing eventsact@mlcoa.com.au If you have any queries, please contact Kimbelee on (02) 6270 6270

 

NSW

‘Mental health in the workplace: How employers can have a positive impact‘  

Did you know that mental illness is now the leading cause of sickness absence and long-term disability worldwide? In Australia, mental illness is the third largest health concern after heart
disease and cancer. So, what can employers do to reduce the risk of mental health concerns occurring in the workplace?

mlcoa, in partnership with IPAR, are pleased to invite you to attend our free educational event “Mental Health in the workplace: How employers can have a positive impact”.

 

Presenter: Dr Frank Chow, Consultant Psychiatrist

Louise Pitcher, National Mental Health Services Manager from IPAR

Where: Legacy House Function Room, Level 1, 47 York Street, Sydney NSW

When: Friday, 28th of June 2019

Cost: On Us!

Time: 8:45am arrival for an 9:00am start. The session will conclude by 10:30am

RSVP: Click the below button. If you have any queries, please contact Jonathan on (02) 8234 1234 or email contactnsw@mlcoa.com.au.

 

‘Permanent Impairment Assessments: A practical workshop on calculations and considerations‘  

Sustaining an injury or illness can often cause limitation in our day to day activities, and as such we focus on recovery so we may return to our normal functioning. Unfortunately for some, these injuries or illnesses can affect a person’s function on a permanent basis.For claims managers, legal representatives and medical practitioners, determining the degree of impairment an injured individual has sustained, can be a difficult task often confounded by a multitude of variables.

 

Presenter: Dr Les Barnsley, Consultant Rheumatologist

Where: Financial Services Council Level 24, 44 Market Street, Sydney, NSW

When: Friday, 19th of July 2019

Cost: On Us!

Time: 8:45am arrival for an 9:00am start. The session will conclude by 10:30am

RSVP: Click the below button. If you have any queries, please contact Jonathan on (02) 8234 1234 or email contactnsw@mlcoa.com.au.

 

NT

QLD

 

‘Maintaining Workers With Physical and Psychiatric Chronic Conditions in the Workforce‘  

Chronic conditions include conditions which have no cure, persist for an extended period of time and are managed with drugs or other treatments. They can have a range of potential impacts on worker’s individual circumstances, including quality of life, and broader aspects such as social and economic effects. According to the ‘2018 Chief Health Officer Report’ 41% of Queensland adults reported having at least one chronic disease. It is imperative for all workplaces to support chronically ill workers by encouraging and facilitating so that these employees can stay active in the workforce.

Dr Lovell and Dr Douglas will join forces to discuss the most common Physical and Psychiatric chronic conditions and their impacts in the workplace. They will also include how to manage those conditions and how to promote a supportive working atmosphere.

 

Presenter: Dr Derek Lovell, Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr Ki Douglas, Occupational Physician

Where: Ovolo Inchcolm, 73 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, QLD

When: Tuesday, 25th  June 2019

Cost: On Us!

Time: 8:15am arrival for a 8:30am start. Session concludes at 10:00am

RSVP: Complete the registration form and return to Vanessa via eventsqld@mlcoa.com.au. If you have any queries, please contact Vanessa or Fernanda on (07) 3839 1999.

 

‘Somatisation‘  

You are invited to a discussion by Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Curt Gray Presentations where physical pathology doesn’t explain the degree of impairment or disability have long frustrated treatment providers, insurers, case managers, and most those who encounter them. But such conditions, subsumed under the rubric of “somatisation”, have a long tradition in psychosomatic medicine and psychiatry, with a rich understanding around aetiology and recommendations for management. In this presentation Dr Curt Gray will take the audience on a tour of this difficult area and offer some insights into understanding and managing such cases.

 

Presenter: Dr Curt Gray, Psychiatrist

Where: The Ville, Sir Leslie Thiess Dr, Townsville QLD

When: Thursday, 27th June 2019

Cost: On Us! Light breakfast will be provided

Time: : 7:45am arrival for an 8:00am start. Session to conclude at 9:30am.

RSVP: Complete the registration form and return to Vanessa via eventsqld@mlcoa.com.au. If you have any queries, please contact Vanessa or Fernanda on (07) 3839 1999.

‘Bullying And Harassment‘  

You are invited to come listen to Dr Derek Lovell, Psychiatrist discuss Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace. Dr Lovell will explore common features of bullying and harassment in the workplace, its consequences, frequency in Australia and intervention strategies. He will also discuss the findings of the Personality and Total Health Project and the Australian Barometer studies. Dr Lovell will also provide case studies for discussion. Dr Derek Lovell is an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist with specialist skills in Forensic Psychiatry and Medico Legal aspects of Psychiatric Medicine.

 

Presenter: Dr Derek Lovell, Consulting Psychiatrist

Where: The Ville, Sir Leslie Thiess Dr, Townsville QLD

When: Tuesday, 30th July 2019

Cost: On Us!

Time: 8:15am arrival for an 8:30am start. Session will conclude at 10:00am

RSVP: Complete the registration form and return to Vanessa via eventsqld@mlcoa.com.au. If you have any queries, please contact Vanessa or Fernanda on (07) 3839 1999.

 

SA

 

 ‘Mental health in the workplace: How employers can have a positive impact‘  

Did you know that mental illness is now the leading cause of sickness absence and long-term disability worldwide? In Australia, mental illness is the third largest health concern after heart
disease and cancer. So, what can employers do to reduce the risk of mental health concerns occurring in the workplace?

mlcoa, in partnership with IPAR, are pleased to invite you to attend our free educational event “Mental Health in the workplace: How employers can have a positive impact”.

 

Presenter: Dr Michael Schirripa, Psychiatrist

Louise Pitcher, National Mental Health Services Manager from IPAR

Where: Adelaide Pavilion, Corner of Peacock Road and South Terrace Adelaide SA

When: Thursday, 25th of July 2019

Cost: On Us!

Time: 7:45am arrival for an 8:00am start. The session will conclude by 9:30am

RSVP: Click the below button. If you have any queries, please contact Lisa on (08) 8212 9119 or email eventssa@mlcoa.com.au.

TAS

 

 

VIC

 

 

WA

 

‘Mental health in the workplace: How employers can have a positive impact‘  

Did you know that mental illness is now the leading cause of sickness absence and long-term disability worldwide? In Australia, mental illness is the third largest health concern after heart
disease and cancer. So, what can employers do to reduce the risk of mental health concerns occurring in the workplace?

mlcoa, in partnership with IPAR, are pleased to invite you to attend our free educational event “Mental Health in the workplace: How employers can have a positive impact”.

 

Presenter: Dr Jonathan Foster, Neuropsychologist

Louise Pitcher, National Mental Health Services Manager from IPAR

Where: Parmelia Hilton (Karri Room), 14 Mill Street, Perth, WA 6000

When: Tuesday, 2nd July 2019

Cost: On Us!

Time: 7:45am arrival for an 8:00am start. The session will conclude by 9:30am

RSVP: Click the below button. If you have any queries, please contact Marissa on (08) 9388 3233 or email contactwa@mlcoa.com.au.