Local Educational Events

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Local Educational Events

In 2020, 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

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Pain is a significant health issue for our society with at least one in five Australians currently living with chronic pain, causing substantial economic costs due to lost productivity and health expenses. For 56% of these people it restricts the activities they can undertake, which impacts their quality of life.

A number of our locations are still confirming the details of their sessions, so ‘watch this space’ for details of an event in this state.

NSW

Watch this space

Pain is a significant health issue for our society with at least one in five Australians currently living with chronic pain, causing substantial economic costs due to lost productivity and health expenses. For 56% of these people it restricts the activities they can undertake, which impacts their quality of life.

A number of our locations are still confirming the details of their sessions, so ‘watch this space’ for details of an event in this state.

NT

Watch this space

Pain is a significant health issue for our society with at least one in five Australians currently living with chronic pain, causing substantial economic costs due to lost productivity and health expenses. For 56% of these people it restricts the activities they can undertake, which impacts their quality of life.

A number of our locations are still confirming the details of their sessions, so ‘watch this space’ for details of an event in this state.

QLD

Townsville

Chronic Pain from a Psychiatric Perspective

It is estimated that 3.24 million Australians were suffering chronic pain during 2018. The multifactorial origin of chronic pain will be examined. Dr Lovell will speak about the treatment of chronic pain, the complications of opioid analgesics and the psychological sequelae. A case study will be presented for discussion.

Presenter: Dr Derek Lovell, Consulting Psychiatrist

Date: Thursday 13th February 2020

Time: 8.15am arrival for an 8.30am start. Session to conclude at 10.00am.

Where: The Ville, Sir Leslie Thiess Dr, Townsville QLD 4810

Cost: On us!

To register: Register below. If you require more information, please call Vanessa or Brooke on (07) 3839 1999 or eventsqld@mlcoa.com.au.

Brisbane

The Effectiveness of Medical Marijuana in Managing Pain

Pain Medicine Physician Dr Joshua Daly will speak on the effectiveness of medical marijuana in managing/treating pain for various conditions.

How has the law changed in relation to medical marijuana and what are the differences between recreational and medical use, what are the potential side effects including implications for driving or certain types of employment.

What will the future hold for medical marijuana, and what other illicit substances might be made medical in the future?

Presenter: Dr Joshua Daly, Pain Medicine Physician

Date: Thursday 5th February 2020

Time: 7:45am arrival for an 8.00am start. Session to conclude by 9:30am.

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

Cost: On us!

To register: Register below. If you require more information, please call Vanessa or Brooke on (07) 3839 1999 or eventsqld@mlcoa.com.au.

Rehabilitation: The Key to Good Health in the Future

People are now living longer with more disabling and chronic conditions. The WHO Framework on Integrated People-centred Care places people rather than diseases at centre of health care delivery. Rehabilitation is key to optimising functioning and healthy life expectancy. Among a number of issues associated with maintaining employment into the 7th decade of life, is coping with musculoskeletal disorders. These conditions can certainly affect the workability of a person in labour work, but also those in more sedentary occupations such as business managers, clerks, plant operators and truck drivers. These issues will be explored, and suggestions offered to assist employers to support and retain older workers.

Presenters:

Dr Vic Du Plessis, Neurologist & Rehabilitation Physician

Leanne Loch, Physiotherapist

Date: Tuesday 18th February 2020

Time: 8.15am arrival for an 8.30am start. Session to conclude by 10.00am.

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

Cost: On us!

To register: Register below. If you require more information, please call Vanessa or Brooke on (07) 3839 1999 or eventsqld@mlcoa.com.au.

SA

Pain Syndromes and Disorders: How We Can Work Together

As the prevalence of pain syndromes and disorders increases, with at least one in five Australians currently living with chronic pain, it is important that we all understand different types of pain conditions and the effective treatment pathways for each.

Please join us for an informative session presented by Prof David Cherry, Pain Physician and Dr Chris Alderman, Pharmacologist, during which they will discuss topics including:

  • The difference between various pain disorders and pain syndromes including complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • How to support patients, doctors and providers navigating diagnosis and effective treatment of a variety of pain disorders and syndromes
  • Safe and effective use of analgesics
  • Interactions between medications used in pain treatment
  • Noteworthy adverse effects of medicines used to treat pain

Presenters:

A/Prof David Cherry, Pain Physician

Dr Chris Alderman, Pharmacologist

Date: Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Time: 7.45am arrival for an 8.00am start. The session will conclude by 10.00am

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

Cost: On us!

To register: Register below if you require more information, please call Renee on (08) 8212 9119 or email eventssa@mlcoa.com.au.

TAS

Watch this space

Pain is a significant health issue for our society with at least one in five Australians currently living with chronic pain, causing substantial economic costs due to lost productivity and health expenses. For 56% of these people it restricts the activities they can undertake, which impacts their quality of life.

A number of our locations are still confirming the details of their sessions, so ‘watch this space’ for details of an event in this state.

VIC

Chronic Pain and Return to Work

The prevalence of chronic pain in Australia is a growing issue, with 3.24 million Australians currently living with chronic pain (Pain Australia, website) and this is expected to almost double by 2050. The financial cost of chronic pain is estimated to be $139.3 billion in health system costs, productivity losses, and reduction in quality of life costs. The implications on a person’s daily life and function is significant. For employees who have chronic pain, avoidance behaviours, secondary psychological issues and poor health outcomes are often observed.

Dr Reiter will in her presentation cover the difference between chronic pain and other diagnoses, the assessment of chronic pain, and best practice evidence based medical management and pharmacological programs. Dr Reiter will help you to recognise when a pain management approach is suboptimal and explain what a therapeutic approach to chronic pain is and its effectiveness.  Dr Reiter will explore how key stakeholders can influence better management of chronic pain, to ensure more efficient and safe health and return to work outcomes are achieved.

Presenter: Dr Loretta Reiter, Rheumatologist

Date: Thursday, 5 March 2020

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

Where: Citadines on Bourke Melbourne, 131-135 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC

Cost: On us!

To register: Register below. If you require more information, please call Alana on (03) 9650 2000 or eventsvic@mlcoa.com.au.

WA

Watch this space

Pain is a significant health issue for our society with at least one in five Australians currently living with chronic pain, causing substantial economic costs due to lost productivity and health expenses. For 56% of these people it restricts the activities they can undertake, which impacts their quality of life.

A number of our locations are still confirming the details of their sessions, so ‘watch this space’ for details of an event in this state.