AMA Impairment Guidelines 5th Edition: Difficult Cases

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Seminar information

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 seminar compliments the accredited AMA Guideline training courses. The program uses presentations, case studies and panel discussions to provide surgeons involved in the management of medico-legal cases with a forum to reflect upon:

  • their difficult cases
  • the problems they encountered
  • the steps they applied to satisfactorily resolve the issues faced.

Please note: Fellows will still need to attend AMA training to be accredited to use AMA guidelines.

Key learning outcomes

  • To have a better understanding of 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:
13 August 2014 - RACS, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Fee (all values include GST):
A$95 for members (Fellows, Trainees or International Medical Graduates within the College)
A$120 for non-members of the College

Presenters: Mr (Anthony) Drew Dixon (convenor), College Fellows (TBA)

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.

Registration: Please download the Sydney registration form (PDF 392 KB) and submit it by post, fax or email to the Department of Professional Development. (view contact details).

More information: Contact the Department of Professional Development

Cancellation policy

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 conditions apply:

  • 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 Development activity.
  • Consideration will be given to circumstances of a medical or compassionate nature.

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Contact

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
Email: PDactivities@surgeons.org