Comcare: Difficult Cases


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Seminar information

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 scenarios
  • 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 Reports.

Sponsorship - This activity is proudly supported by eReports eReports logo

Key details

Location and dates:
5 June 2019 - Sydney, NSW, Australia (cancelled)

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) points
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 cancellation.

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