Combined Meeting of AOA/RACS/AMLC includes AMA Guidelines: Difficult Cases


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Conference Information

This meeting includes

Clinical updates on micro-invasive surgery, on elbows, particularly the stiff elbow, on surgery for arthritis of the ankle, foot surgery, and on degenerative and post traumatic conditions.

Risk management in bariatric surgery.

Robotic surgery.

Medico-legal matters such as "operating on the futile case".

Current litigation presentations by indemnity providers.

Expert Evidence.

Pain Management including opiate overload and complex regional pain syndrome.

Difficult cases assessed under AMA 4th, 5th and 6th Editions.

Includes: AMA Impairement Guidelines 4th, 5th and 6th Editions: Diffcult Cases.

The American Medical Association (AMA) Impairment Guidelines inform medico legal practitioners as to the level of impairment suffered by patients and assists with their decison determining the suitability of a patient's return to work. While the guidelines are extensive, they sometimes do not account for unusual or difficult cases that arise from time to time. This workshop provides surgeons involved in the management of medico legal cases with a forum to discuss their difficult cases, the problems they encountered and the steps they applied to satisfactorily resolve the issues faced. This workshop complements the accredited AMA Guideline Training Courses.

Key learning outcomes

  • Comprehend the AMA Impairment Guidelines
  • To apply principles of AMA guidelines to difficult or challenging cases
  • To improve overall patient care through a better understanding of the guidelines and how to apply these principles to difficult cases.

Target group - Fellows, IMGs, Trainees and other medical specialists.

Key details:

Location and dates: 2 days
Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 September 2019 - Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia 

Fee: External registration through AOA 

Presenters: RACS Fellows and others

Registration: Registration and more information through AOA

More information: Contact the Department of Professional Development


Department of Professional Development
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9276 7440
Fax: +61 3 9276 7412