Monday, February 11, 2008

Come to Cairns and celebrate with us . . .

giving voice to neurological movement disorders on World Voice Day, 16th April 2008.

(Dr John O'Sullivan, pictured)

Are you are a health professional with an interest in movement disorders? This event is for you!

Principal speaker is Dr John O'Sullivan
MBBS, FRACP, PhD. Dr O'Sullivan is a Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland.

Atherton Tableland and Cairns Dystonia Support Group are hosting this inaugural Movement Disorders Symposium at The Colonial Club Resort Conference Centre commencing 6.30 P.M. with pre-dinner drinks followed by a banquet style dinner and guest speaker presentations.

Accommodation is available at the resort for people from out of town who are attending the conference.

This free promotional and educational dinner symposium for medical professionals and also allied health professionals is possible thanks to very generous support by Allergan Australia and Ipsen Pty Ltd. RSVP by 4th April is essential (see below contact details).

Additional speakers are,

  • Dr Steven Dommann, Neurologist, Townsville General Hospital.
  • Ms Karen O'Maley R.N., C.N.C., (Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders) Department of Neurology, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
  • 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.

There will be a panel available for questions and answers following the speakers presentations. Ms Maureen Slocum from our support group will also be available on the panel.

Maureen and Suzanne are attending the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association Annual Symposium in the United States, March 29th, two weeks prior to our symposium in Cairns.

If you would like to know more about this event, please contact me on mobile telephone number 0407 624 578. If you are visiting Cairns from overseas at the time of this symposium and would like to attend please telephone me on +61 407 624 578 or email:

If you are a person with a diagnosed neurological movement disorder and would like to know more about this event, please contact me.

Sue Bayliss. Cairns, Australia.

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