Last Update: 26/11/2015 09:34
What will you learn?
The American Medical Association (AMA) Impairment Guidelines
inform medico legal practitioners as to the level of impairment
suffered by patients and assist with their decision as to 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 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 steps they applied to satisfactorily resolve
the issues faced. This workshop compliments the accredited AMA
Guideline Training Courses.
Please note: Fellows will still need to attend
AMA training to be accredited to use AMA guidelines.
Key learning outcomes
- Comprehend the AMA Impairment Guidelines
- To apply principles of AMA guidelines to difficult or
- To improve overall patient care through a better understanding
of the guidelines and how to apply these principles to difficult
Target group - All surgeons, IMGs and
Trainees. Participants are also encouraged to attend Writing Medico Legal
Sponsorship - This activity is proudly
supported by eReports
Location and dates:
19 August 2016 - Noosa, QLD, Australia
Fee (all values include GST):
A$105 for members (Fellows, Trainees or International Medical
Graduates within the College)
A$130 for non-members of the College
Presenters: RACS Fellows
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 4 - Maintenance of Knowledge and
Skills. For those with a RACS CPD requirement this activity will be
automatically uploaded to your record.
Registration: Registrations will open on
1 December 2015. Please register via
the online registration form.
More information: Contact the Department of Professional Development
In the unlikely event that insufficient registrations are
received to make the activity viable, or the date or location of a
Professional Development activity is changed, the College takes no
responsibility for additional individual costs incurred as a
result. Please note that registrations are not confirmed until
payment has been processed.
If a participant cancels their place in a workshop the following
- For cancellations between two and four weeks before the
workshop, participants are eligible for a 50% refund.
- There are no refunds for cancellations less than two weeks
before the workshop.
- However, at the discretion of the Professional Development
Manager, registrants may be offered a refund or given the
opportunity to transfer to another relevant Professional
- Consideration will be given to circumstances of a medical or
Privacy: Professional Development events may be
photographed for promotional purposes. If you do not wish for your
image to be published, please contact the Department of
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 9249 1106
Fax: +61 3 9276 7412