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

 

‘Chronic Myofascial Pain‘  

You are invited to hear Dr Stephan Praet provide insight into:

  • What does a Sport & Exercise Physician do and how does this translate to an IME context.
  • Appropriate question design and information that will inform the assessment.
  • The role of connective tissue and fascia in acute and chronic musculoskeletal overuse injuries.
  • Cutaneous nerve entrapment as an underlying cause of chronic myofascial pain syndrome.
  • New techniques to improve myofascial gliding.

Scientific rationale and evidence of nutraceuticals and (neural) prolotherapy as an adjunct treatment for chronic myofascial pain.

 

Presenters: Dr Stephan Praet

Where: mlcoa Canberra, Suite 2, Level 1, Equinox Building 4, 70 Kent Street Deakin

When: Thursday, 21 August 2019

Cost: Free!

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

 

‘Let’s chat about Psychiatry– common conditions, treatments, recovery and work capacity‘  

You are invited to hear Dr Oelrichs provide insight into:

• How a psychiatric assessment is conducted and how the Psychiatrist formulates their medico-legal opinion

• Appropriate question design and information that will inform the assessment

• Common conditions and the manifestation in the work context – anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse

• Effective treatment options and how these options intersect with a return to work program

• Psychiatry and permanent impairment or invalidity

 

Presenters: Julia Hanna

Where: mlcoa Canberra, Suite 2, Level 1, Equinox Building 4, 70 Kent Street Deakin

When: 28 August, 2019, 3:00pm -4:30pm

Cost: Free!

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

 

‘Medication side effects and the possible impact on work performance‘  

We invite you to join Dr Chris Alderman, Pharmacologist for an insight into ‘Medication side effects and the possible impact on work performance’.

People are prescribed various medications that can be used to address specific symptoms, to treat and prevent the progression of chronic disease, reduce the progression of symptoms, and other purposes. A potential concern for employers and case managers assisting those with an injury or illness, is that medications can cause side effects such as drowsiness or impairment that can impact an individual’s capacity for work and activities of daily living.

Dr Alderman will provide examples of the potential side effects and interplay with co-morbid conditions that can occur with the prescription of drugs such as opioids, antidepressants and pregabalin (Lyrica). A number of case studies will be discussed, including advice on when a medication review could help to understand the needs of an individual.

Presentation and Morning Tea on us!

Catering (Please add a section asking for dietary requirements) –

  • Platter Freshly Baked Danishes and Croissants (served to the middle of each table)
  • Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Grilled Tomato, Hash Brown, Sautéed Mushrooms and Toast (individually plated to each guest)
  • Selection of Chilled fruit juices
  • Freshly brewed Lonsdale Street Roasters coffee and selection of teas

 

Presenter: Dr Chris Alderman, Pharmacologist

Where: Canberra Southern Cross Club | 92 – 96 Corinna Street, Phillip, ACT 2606 (free parking at venue)

When: Thursday, 19 September 2019

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

Cost: On us!

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

NSW

 

 

‘Medication side effects and the possible impact on work performance‘  

We invite you to join Dr Chris Alderman, Pharmacologist for an insight into ‘Medication side effects and the possible impact on work performance’.

People are prescribed various medications that can be used to address specific symptoms, to treat and prevent the progression of chronic disease, reduce the progression of symptoms, and other purposes. A potential concern for employers and case managers assisting those with an injury or illness, is that medications can cause side effects such as drowsiness or impairment that can impact an individual’s capacity for work and activities of daily living.

Dr Alderman will provide examples of the potential side effects and interplay with co-morbid conditions that can occur with the prescription of drugs such as opioids, antidepressants and pregabalin (Lyrica). A number of case studies will be discussed, including advice on when a medication review could help to understand the needs of an individual.

 

Presenter: Dr Chris Alderman, Pharmacologist

Where: Financial Services Council Level 24, 44 Market Street, NSW 2000

When: Friday, 20 September 2019

Cost: Morning Tea and presentation on us!

Time: 9.00am start. The session will conclude by 10.30am

RSVP: Register online by clicking the below button or contact Jonathan via contactnsw@mlcoa.com.au

NT

 

 Assessing Pain In The Injured Worker‘  

Please join A/Prof David Cherry, Pain Management Physician, along with Jane Yarham and the Tas mlcoa team for an opportunity to better understand this interesting topic.

During this session, A/Prof Cherry will explain:

  • Terminology;
  • Underlying mechanisms of Pain Generation;
  • Mechanisms of Opioid actions; and
  • Dependence and Tolerance

A/Prof Cherry is an internationally acknowledged Pain Medicine Specialist, with expertise in the field of chronic pain, rehabilitation medicine and pain management.

 

Presenter: A/Prof David Cherry, Pain Management Physician

Where: Best Western Hotel 156 Bathurst Street Hobart Wellington Room, TAS

When: Tuesday 13 August 2019

Cost: On Us!

Time: 12.45 arrival for 1.00pm start. Lunch provided concluding at 2.00 pm

RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking the below button. If you have any queries, please contact Carol on 03 6224 2133 or email contacttas@mlcoa.com.au.

QLD

‘Impairment Rating in Psychiatry: A Matter of Opinion or a Work in Progress?‘  

You are invited to come and listen to Dr Gray and Mr Williams from BT Lawyers discuss “Impairment Rating in Psychiatry: A Matter of Opinion or a Work in Progress?” Dr Gray will comment on PIRS and Return To Work under a Psychiatrist‘s perspective while Mr Williams will discuss the legal implications and best practices.

 

Presenter: Dr Curtis Gray, Consultant Psychiatrist

Mr George William, Solicitor

Where: Little Truffle, 2444 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach QLD

When: Tuesday, 13th August 2019

Cost: On Us!

Time: 6:15pm arrival for a 6:30pm start. Session to conclude at 9:00 pm

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.

 

‘The Ageing Workforce‘  

It is clear that Australia’s population is ageing. The Australia Human Rights Commission estimates that by 2050, one quarter of Australians will be aged 65 years or older. The increased presence of Senior workers in the workforce presents both opportunities and challenges for organizations. Mature aged workers are valuable additions to any workforce, however there are some hurdles that will need to be overcome to effectively engage and retain these experienced workers and this is the topic of Dr Seevnarain’s presentation.

 

Presenter: Dr Kalesh Seevnarain

Where: The Ville Resort-Casino,  Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville, QLD 4810

When: Monday, 19th August 2019

Cost: On Us!

Time: 8:30am. Registration for event opens at 8:15am. Session to 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.

 

‘The Psychosocial Aspects Of Disabling Musculoskeletal Pain‘  

Psychosocial factors are important determinants of pain intensity and disability in patients with musculoskeletal pain. The psychosocial aspects of disabling musculoskeletal pain include:

  • Cognitive
  • Affect
  • Behavioural
  • Social and cultural factors

The effectiveness of cognitive behaviour therapy and other treatments that address such aspects and subsequent pain have been confirmed in numerous high quality studies. Come listen to Dr Simon Journeaux discuss how pain reporting does affect Orthopaedic Impairment Assessments in a medico-legal context.

 

Presenter: Dr Simon Journeaux, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Where: Blackbird Bar & Grill , Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD

When: Friday 23rd August 2019

Cost: On Us!

Time: 8:15am arrival for an 8:30am start. Session will finish 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

 

‘Medication side effects and the possible impact on work performance‘  

We invite you to join Dr Chris Alderman, Pharmacologist for an insight into ‘Medication side effects and the possible impact on work performance’.

People are prescribed various medications that can be used to address specific symptoms, to treat and prevent the progression of chronic disease, reduce the progression of symptoms, and other purposes. A potential concern for employers is that medications can cause side effects such as drowsiness or impairment that can impact an individual’s capacity for work.

Dr Alderman will provide examples of the potential side effects and interplay with co-morbid conditions that can occur with the prescription of drugs such as opioids, antidepressants and pregabalin (Lyrica). A number of case studies will be discussed, including advice on when a medication review could help to understand the needs of an individual.

 

Presenter: Dr Chris Alderman, Pharmacologist

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

When: Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Cost: Morning Tea and presentation on us!

Time: 7.45am arrival for an 8.00am start. The session will conclude by 9.30am

RSVP: Register online by clicking the below button or contact Lisa via eventssa@mlcoa.com.au

TAS

‘Assessing Pain in The Injured Worker‘  

Please join A/Prof David Cherry, Pain Management Physician, along with Jane Yarham and the TAS mlcoa team for an opportunity to better understand this interesting topic.

During this session, A/Prof Cherry will explain:

  • Terminology;
  • Underlying mechanisms of Pain Generation;
  • Mechanisms of Opioid actions; and
  • Dependence and Tolerance

A/Prof Cherry is an internationally acknowledged Pain Medicine Specialist, with expertise in the field of chronic pain, rehabilitation medicine and pain management.

 

 

Presenter: A/Prof David Cherry, Pain Management Physician

Where: The Wellington Room, Best Western,156 Bathurst Street, Hobart, TAS

When: Tuesday 13 August 2019

Cost: Lunch and presentation on us!

Time: 12.45pm arrival for 1.00pm start. Concluding at 2.00pm

RSVP: Register online by clicking the below button or contact Carol via contacttas@mlcoa.com.au.

 

VIC

 

 

‘Medication side effects and the possible impact on work performance‘  

We invite you to join Dr Chris Alderman, Pharmacologist for an insight into ‘Medication side effects and the possible impact on work performance’.

People are prescribed various medications that can be used to address specific symptoms, to treat and prevent the progression of chronic disease, reduce the progression of symptoms, and other purposes. A potential concern for employers is that medications can cause side effects such as drowsiness or impairment that can impact an individual’s capacity for work.

Dr Alderman will provide examples of the potential side effects and interplay with co-morbid conditions that can occur with the prescription of drugs such as opioids, antidepressants and pregabalin (Lyrica). A number of case studies will be discussed, including advice on when a medication review could help to understand the needs of an individual.

 

Presenter: Dr Chris Alderman, Pharmacologist

Where: Oaks on Collins, 480 Collins Street Melbourne Vic 3000

When: Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Cost: Morning Tea and presentation on us!

Time: 7.45am arrival for an 8.00am start. The session will conclude by 9.30am

RSVP: Register online by clicking the below button or contact Alana via contactvic@mlcoa.com.au

WA

‘Medication side effects and the possible impact on work performance‘  

mlcoa WA are pleased to invite you to our next educational event ‘Medication side effects and the possible impact on work performance’ being presented by Dr Chris Alderman, Pharmacologist.

People are prescribed various medications that can be used to address specific symptoms, to treat and prevent the progression of chronic disease, reduce the progression of symptoms, and other purposes. A potential concern for employers and case managers assisting those with an injury or illness, is that medications can cause side effects such as drowsiness or impairment that can impact an individual’s capacity for work and activities of daily living.

Dr Alderman will provide examples of the potential side effects and interplay with co-morbid conditions that can occur with the prescription of drugs such as opioids, antidepressants and pregabalin (Lyrica). A number of case studies will be discussed, including advice on when a medication review could help to understand the needs of an individual.

There will be a Q&A session following Dr Alderman’s presentation.

 

Presenter: Dr Chris Alderman, Pharmacologist

Where: DOUBLETREE by Hilton (Jarrah Room) – 100 James Street, Perth

When: Thursday, 26th September 2019

Cost: On us!

Time: 8:15am registration, for an 8:30am start. Session to conclude at 9:30am

RSVP: To register for this event, please click the registration link below. If you would like further information please call Marissa Rimmer on (08) 9388 2233 or email via marissa.rimmer@mlcoa.com.au.