Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Far North Queensland Inaugural Movement Disorders Symposium.


16th April, 2008, commencing 6.30p.m.

Hosted by

Atherton Tableland and Cairns Dystonia Support Group.

The goals of this event are:

. To present the opportunity for the medical / health professional community in Far North Queensland (FNQ) to increase their knowledge from specialists regarding Movement Disorders (MD).

. To establish a network of health professionals in FNQ interested in MD’s.

. To establish a MD’s network / support group in FNQ.

. To increase resources for individuals to access,

- timely referrals,
- specialist assessments,
- management services,
- appropriate equipment & support.

The venue, Cairns Colonial Club Conference Centre.

6.30PM: Registration Table:
- Meet and greet.
- Welcome drinks and canap├ęs.
- Juice, soft drinks and water provided.
- Bar available to self-purchase alcoholic beverages.
- Poster displays.

7.00PM: Move through to dining room:

- Official welcome.
- Buffet dinner.
- Guest speakers presentations.
- Panel members receiving and responding to questions.
- Pharmaceutical sample displays.

Guest speakers and Panel Members:

- Dr John O’Sullivan. Neurologist. Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
- Ms Karen O’Maley C.N.C., Movement Disorders. Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
- Ms Gail Rogers. Speech Pathologist. Cairns Speech Pathology.
- Mrs Suzanne Bayliss. Social Worker (retired). Suzanne has dystonia.

More speakers and panel members to be confirmed.

If you are interested in attending this event or would like more information, please contact me by email:- s(dot)j(dot)bayliss@bigpond(dot)com(dot)au.

Sue Bayliss. Cairns, Australia.


Megan Bayliss said...

Excuse the the pun: Sounds good.
I'll get Paul to follow up on getting a raffle prize - hopefully an air balloon trip or a weekend at Mungalli Falls.

Sue Bayliss said...

Thank you Megan and Paul.

Our Atherton Tableland and Cairns Dystonia Support Group is a not for profit group.

We are seeking further financial support. Our aim is to cover all costs so we are able to offer the Movement Disorders Symposium attendance free rather than on a cost recovery basis.

It is very exciting for us to be able to offer this event in the Far North. The venue, including accommodation for guest speakers from the South, is booked. We are committed to presenting this quality movement disorder information promotional and educational symposium right here in Cairns.

Mark the date, April 16 2008 commencing at 6.30PM, in your diary.

Watch this blogspot for more information as the weeks draw closer to the event. We have some delightful surprises for those who attend.