AMA Impairment Guidelines 5th Edition: Difficult Cases


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Seminar information

Registrations are now open. (log in required).

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 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 - All surgeons, IMGs and Trainees. Participants are also encouraged to attend Writing Medico Legal Reports.

Sponsorship - This activity is proudly supported by eReports eReports logo

Key details

Location and dates:
19 August 2016 - Noosa, QLD, Australia (First part of the AOA/RACS/Medlaw Meeting)

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) 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 4 - Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. For those with a RACS CPD requirement this activity will be automatically uploaded to your record.


Registrations are now open. (log in required).

More information: Contact the Department of Professional Development


Department of Professional Development
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
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