Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Are you a health professional interested in neurological movement disorders?

The Atherton Tableland and Cairns Dystonia Support Group invite you to attend a Movement Disorders Symposium on Wednesday April 16th 2008 at The Cairns Colonial Club Conference Centre, Lockhart Room, Behan Street entrance.

This exciting event brings together a panel of expert speakers discussing various aspects of a range of movement disorders; options for referral and treatment, recent research outcomes in Australia, Britain and the United States of America and the bio-psycho-social effects of movement disorders on patients in Far North Queensland.

Principal speaker :
Dr John O'Sullivan (MBBS, FRACP, PhD.), a Consultant Neurologist, Neurology Department, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, (R.B.W.H.) will be speaking about dystonia.

Additional speakers :
Dr Steven Dommann, Consultant Neurologist, Townsville General Hospital. Movement disorders.
Ms Karen O'Maley R.N., C.N.C. Neurology Department, R.B.W.H. Parkinson’s disease & other movement disorders.
Ms Maree Brockie, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Queensland. Brisbane.
Ms Melanie Mirotsos, Physiotherapist, Diagnosys Physiotherapy, Cairns.
Ms Gail Rogers, Speech Pathologist, Cairns Speech Pathology, Cairns.
Ms Suzanne Bayliss, Social Worker (Retired). Atherton Tableland and Cairns Dystonia Support Group.

For your information & interest the specific goals for the event are:
a. to present the opportunity for the medical / health professional community in FNQ to increase their knowledge from specialists regarding movement disorders
b. to communicate with the medical / health professional community in FNQ educational and promotional material specific to movement disorders
c. to establish a network of medical / health professionals in FNQ interested in Movement Disorders
d. to establish a Movement Disorders network / support group in FNQ
e. to increase support from the community by raising awareness of movement disorders
f. to increase resources for individuals to access
• timely referrals
• specialist assessments
• management services
• appropriate equipment & support.

With great pleasure we are able to provide this evening free of charge thanks to very generous educational grants by Allergan Australia and Ipsen Pty Ltd. whose representatives will be attending the evening. These grants will enable our local health professionals to continue their professional education in the areas of neurological movement disorders.


6.00PM – Meet and greet on Lockhart verandah.
• Registration.
• Welcome drinks and canap├ęs.
• Complimentary juice, soft drink and iced water.
• Bar available to self-purchase alcoholic beverages.
• Poster, trade and pharmaceutical displays.

7.00PM – Move through to dining room.

• Buffet dinner with banquet style seating.
• Guest speaker presentations.
• Panel forum receiving and responding to questions.
• Completing evaluation forms and collection of same.

Conclusion approximately 9.30pm

RSVP by 4th April to:
Sue Bayliss,
M: 0407 624 578
E: s(dot)j(dot)bayliss(at)bigpond(dot)com(dot)au

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