The American Medical Association (AMA) Impairment Guidelines inform medico legal practitioners as to the level of impairment suffered by patients and assists with their decision determining 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 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 complements the accredited AMA Guideline Training Courses.
Clinical updates on micro-invasive surgery, on elbows, particularly the stiff elbow, on surgery for arthritis of the ankle, foot surgery, and on degenerative and post traumatic conditions.
- Risk management in bariatric surgery.
- Robotic surgery.
- Medico-legal matters such as "operating on the futile case".
- Current litigation presentations by indemnity providers.
- Expert evidence.
- Pain management including opiate overload and complex regional pain syndrome.
- Difficult cases assessed under AMA 4th, 5th and 6th Editions.
Includes: AMA Impairement Guidelines 4th, 5th and 6th Editions: Difficult Cases.
COVID-19 update from Professional Development
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is committed to ensuring that participants health and safety is the top priority of running any event, which includes adhering to any local, state, and federal laws, policies and restrictions, both in Australia and New Zealand. Due to the complex evolving nature of these laws and restrictions, RACS may be required to cancel a course at any time leading up to the event, please wait for advice from the College with information on the status of your course. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.