What will you learn?
The Comcare Guide to the Assessment of the Degree of Impairment
informs medico legal practitioners as to the level of impairment
suffered by patients. This assists with determining their patients'
suitability to return to work. While the guidelines are extensive,
they sometimes do not account for unusual or difficult cases. This
evening 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 strategies employed to solve
them. Cases will be circulated beforehand. This workshop
complements the accredited Comcare Guideline Training Courses.
Please note: Each attendee needs to bring with
them a copy of the Comcare Guide 2nd Edition.
Key learning outcomes
- Apply the Comcare Impairment Guidelines to difficult case
- Improve patient care through an improved understanding of the
guidelines and their application
- Discuss difficult Comcare cases with colleagues to develop
common strategies for implementation.
Target group - All surgeons, IMGs and
Trainees. Participants are also encouraged to attend AMA
Impairment Guidelines 4th and 5th Edition: Difficult Cases and
Writing Medico Legal
Sponsorship - This activity is proudly
supported by eReports
Location and dates:
5 June 2019 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Fee (all values include GST):
A$105 for members (Fellows, Trainees or International Medical
Graduates within the College)
A$145 for non-members of the College
Presenters: Dr Neil Berry FRACS (convener), Mr
Drew Dixon FRACS (convener) and Dr Dwight K Dowda
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
This educational activity has been approved in the College's CPD
Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour
(maximum of 3 points) in Category 3 - Maintenance of Knowledge and
Skills. For those with a RACS CPD requirement this activity will be
automatically uploaded to your record.
Registration for this course is closed due to course
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