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2016 Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand 1st Annual Scientific Meeting

2016 Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand 1st Annual Scientific MeetingChange . Challenge . Opportunity16-19 October 2016 | Crown Promenade Melbourne

Pre-Conference Workshops

Saturday 15 October 2016

Botulinum Toxin Certification Level 1 Injection Training Workshop - Sponsored by Allergan
Date: Saturday 15 October 2016  
Time: 8.30am arrival for a 9.00am start - 1.00pm 
Venue: Epworth Hospital 
Address: Epworth Clinical Education and Simulation Centre, Level 5 of the Cato Wing, Epworth, Richmond 89 Bridge Road, Richmond

Type: Half Day 
Note: Limited numbers apply
Cost: RMSANZ Members - $345 | Non-Members - $400
Note: This workshop is open to Rehabilitation Physicians and Trainees

Please click here to download a venue access map. 

This workshop is aimed at Rehabilitation Medicine Trainees, Fellows and Senior Rehabilitation Physicians who would like a refresher on Botulinum Toxin injecting.
Participants will receive highly experienced instruction and will be granted recognition by the RMSANZ of their competence based on objective evaluation of their skills demonstrated at the Workshop.

Instructors include members of the Botulinum Toxin Expert Working Party, Professor John Olver, A/Prof Barry Rawicki and A/Prof Ian Baguley and Dr Kathleen Ooi.

This will be a hands on workshop with patients. Minimum numbers apply.

Proudly Sponsored by

Neuro-Imaging Workshop
Date: Saturday 15 October 2016  
Time: 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Royal Talbot Hospital 
Address: Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, 1 Yarra Boulevard, Kew, VIC 3101
Access: Therapy Services Building, Level 4 - Meeting Room 1. Access is through Entry 3

Type: Half Day 
Note: Limited numbers apply
Cost: RMSANZ Members - $33 | Non-Members - $55

This workshop will be run on a self learning OSCE format. There will be learning stations with answers provided.

Attendees will work in groups of 5-6 and visit one station at a time. There will be a facilitator at each station. Afternoon tea will be provided.  

Please click here to download a venue access map.

Sunday 16 October 2016

Strategic Thinking - Making Your Vision a Reality 
Date: Sunday 16 October 2016  
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm 
Venue: Crowne Promenade, Melbourne
Type: Full Day 
Note: Limited numbers apply
Speaker: Dr Gaetan Tardif
Cost: $265 

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:  

  • Describe the key elements of strategic thinking and planning.
  • Scan the environment for factors that will determine future success.
  • Strategically align decisions with vision, values and evidence.
  • Utilize systems thinking to balance short-term demands with long-term priorities.
  • Identify how to engage colleagues, staff, and stakeholders in implementation.
  • Assess and monitor the impact of the strategic plan.

Please click here to view the full workshop agenda.

Botulinum Toxin Spasticity Workshop - Sponsored by Ipsen
Date: Sunday 16 October 2016  
Time: 9.00am - 12.30pm 
Venue: Crowne Promenade, Melbourne
Type: Half Day
Note: Limited numbers apply
Cost: $195

Rehabilitation staff need to improve knowledge in spasticity care. Spasticity management is a significant problem for many patients following a neurological insult. This workshop will provide clinicians a brief clinical overview of spasticity and functional implications for patients. It will provide key issues for clinical care from an interdisciplinary perspective. Allied health members will share goal setting challenges for this population. 

A practical workshop featuring various spasticity patterns will be presented followed by injection of Botulinum toxin.

Workshop Outline
9.00 - 9.30am - The use of botulinum toxin in spasticity management and clinical impact - Dr Senen Gonzalez, Royal Melbourne Hospital

9.30 - 10.45am - Goal Setting and Documentation Demonstration of process and goal setting for injection - Ms Julie Louie, Royal Melbourne Hospital 

10.45 - 11.15am - Morning Tea

11.15 - 12.20pm - Demonstration of process and goal setting for injection for a different patient

12.20 - 12.30pm - Feedback and close

*All participants will have the opportunity to observe spasticity management for two different patients.

Proudly sponsored by

RACP SPDP 3: Work-based Learning and Assessment Supervisor Workshop
Date: Sunday 16 October 2016  
Time: 9.00am - 12.30pm 
Venue: Crowne Promenade, Melbourne  
Registration: This workshop is open to RACP/AFRM Fellows and/or supervisors
Type: Half Day
Note: Limited numbers apply

Work-based learning and assessment is a complex and necessary part of physician training. 
It is important for supervisors to understand the cycle of planning for learning and assessment, which includes fostering self-directed learning, making progress decisions on the trainee’s overall performance and evaluation of the trainee’s learning experience. 

The challenges of undertaking work-based learning and assessment amidst the complexities of the healthcare environment are many and varied. This workshop offers techniques and solutions to these challenges that will help supervisors in their vital role. 

We encourage anyone who is currently serving as a RACP/AFRM supervisor, new supervisors and those who have not previously attended a supervisor workshop to attend. Attendance can be counted towards your MyCPD program. 

The objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Discuss the purpose and importance of work-based learning and assessment
  • Analyse the process of planning for learning and assessment 
  • Identify the challenges and solutions associated with work-based assessment in a complex environment 
  • Draw on evidence of learning and achievement to determine overall performance and progression

Neuroplasticity and the use of Technology

Date: Sunday 16 October 2016  
Time: 2.00pm - 5.30pm 
Venue: Crowne Promenade, Melbourne 
Type: Half Day 
Speaker: Mary Galea 
Cost: $195 

Participants will have improved understanding of neuroplasticity and rehabilitation therapies/techniques to facilitate recovery processes.
In addition, rehabilitation staff will learn about the latest technologies that tap into neuroplastic processes, allow measurement and improve patient functional outcomes.
There is also a practical session using technology/gadgets for the paretic upper limb to improve delivery of therapy.

Workshop Outline 
What is Neuroplasticity?
2.00 - 2.20pm - The dynamic brain: neuroplasticity - Prof Mary Galea (UoM)

Brain and Muscle Stimulation
2.20 - 2.30pm - tDCS/EMG-triggered stimulation - Dr Maryam Zoghi (UoM)
2.30 - 2.40pm - PoNS - Prof Mary Galea (UoM) 

Technology to Promote Activity
2.40 - 3.00pm - The REX exoskeleton - Mark McDonald (Austin Health)

Afternoon Tea
3.00 - 3.15pm

Wearable Sensors
3.15 - 4.15pm - Panel Discussion
APDM - Dr Eduardo Cofré Lizama (UoM)
BioKIN - A/Prof Pubudu Pathirana (Deakin Uni)
Physical activity monitoring - Dr Andisheh Bastani (UoM)
Wearable sensors for Parkinson Disease - Dr Thushara Perera (Bionic Institute)

Technology to Drive Change
4.15 - 5.30pm - Technology to drive upper limb function - Marlena Klaic (OT, RMH) 

AFRM Long Case Calibration Workshop

Date: Sunday 16 October 2016
Time: 2.00pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Crowne Promenade, Melbourne 
Registration: This workshop is open to AFRM Supervisers ONLY 
Type: Half day 
Note: Limited numbers apply

Long Case Assessment Assessor’s workshop to be an accredited Long Case Assessment Assessor
What is an In-Training Long Case Assessment?

An In-Training Long Case Assessment is a work-based assessment to evaluate a Rehabilitation Medicine Advanced Trainee in real life settings and assess their level of professional judgment exercised in clinical cases. An In-Training Long Case Assessment involves a comprehensive review of clinical cases between an Advanced Trainee and their supervisor/assessor. 

An In-Training Long Case Assessment takes approximately 90 minutes. An In-Training Long Case Assessment aims to:

  • Guide your trainee’s learning through structured feedback
  • Improve your trainee’s communication, history taking, clinical decision making, clinical knowledge and patient management
  • Provide you with an opportunity to discuss your trainee’s approach to the case and identify strategies to improve practice
  • Enable you the assessor to share your professional knowledge and experience with your trainee 

A Formal Long Case Assessment (FLCA) is an In-Training Long Case Assessment completed under examination conditions during a candidate’s final year of Advanced Training.

To be an Assessor you are required to be accredited. Accreditation is gained by attending a Long Case Assessment Assessors workshop.

If you do not know if your are currently accredited please contact –, otherwise please register to attend this workshop via the online registration form.

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