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:




‘On the Couch with Dr Hundertmark: A Question and Answer Session‘  

Dr Hundertmark joins us in Darwin during Mental Health Month and we would like to invite you to a question and answer session regarding psychiatric conditions and the most appropriate management of these.

This session will be used as an open discussion forum inviting guests to ask questions to Dr Hundertmark.

Presenter:Dr James Hundertmark, Psychiatrist

Where:Level 1, Paspalis Centrepoint, 48-50 Smith Street, Darwin

When: Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Cost: On Us!

Time: 8.15am arrival for an 8.30am start. The session will conclude by 10.00am

RSVP: Complete the registration form and return to Vanessa via contactnt@mlcoa.com.au.  If you have any queries, please contact Fiona via email contactnt@mlcoa.com.au on 1800 069 699.



‘Somatisation and Pain – The Clinical and Legal Perspectives‘  

You are invited to a joint presentation with Dr Curtis Gray and Damien van Brunschot where they will join forces to discuss both legal and clinical aspects of Somatisation and Pain.

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. Damien will then address how the courts have grappled with these cases in assessing credit, loss
and damage.


Dr Curtis Gray, Consulting Psychiatrist &

Damien van Brunschot, Principal Lawyer & Head of Insurance, DWF

Where: Ovolo Inchcolm, 73 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000

When: Thursday, 24th October 2019

Cost: On Us

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

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.


When is the right time to return to work after an injury‘  

There is a lot to consider when a person is returning to work after an injury – such as assessing their fitness for work, considering if they are still compatible with their pre-injury job, and if not is there an alternative suitable role available to them.

mlcoa SA invite you to join Dr Mary Obele, Occupational Physician for an interactive insight into ‘When is the right time to return to work after an injury’.

The points covered will include how to facilitate a successful return to work, long and short term rehabilitation goals, and suitable work restrictions.

We encourage you to send in questions about your own cases prior to this session, in preparation for a discussion following the presentation.

Presenter: Dr Mary Obele, Occupational Physician

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

When: Wednesday, 16 October 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