What will you learn?
The Combined Meeting aims to help participants gain greater
insight into the approach to medico-legal medicine and impairment
and disability assessment following personal injury. You will also
learn about clinical updates, new devices, technology, implants and
modalities of interventional treatment, jurisdictional matters and
requirements of the various statutory boards, such as SIRA (WCC,
MAA ), TAC (Victoria) and QComp (QLD).
Key Learning Outcomes
- Competence in report writing, expert evidence, and impairment
- Medico-legal reasoning for the rational clinical decision
making process, e.g. reaching conclusions regarding impairment
assessment and whether treatment is reasonable, necessary and
causally related to the injury.
Target Audience - Surgical specialists and physicians
involved in medico legal work, e.g. Orthopaedic, General and
Plastic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons and Pain Management Physicians and
Neurologists, Rheumatologists, Rehab Consultants, Musculo-skeletal
physicians and Occ Health Consultants. This includes senior
surgeons and surgeons retiring from active procedural practice who
wish to maintain an interest in patient surgical care by doing
medico-legal work involving seeing and assessing patients,
reviewing their investigations, doing clinical examinations and
taking relevant history.
Friday 1 and Saturday 2
Sheraton on the Park, Sydney
Incorporating the AMA Impairment Guidelines 4th and 5th Edition:
Difficult Cases workshop on the Saturday morning.
Alison Fallon, AOA Conference and Events Manager