Conference
SMA March Medical Update

March Medical Update Conference, Saturday March 23, 2019

The Program

9am Welcome Cup of Coffee/Tea
9:25 Welcome & Introduction – Dr Warren Bruce, SMA Chairman
The Dr Bill & Dr Pat Ryan Founders’ Lecture Session
9:30 – 10:10am Dr Simon Lewis – Neurologist“Dinner Party Neurology”
10:15 – 10:55am Dr Mark Hehir – Bariatric, General & Laparoscopic Surgeon“Update on weight loss surgery in 2019”
11 – 11:20am Fascinomas“Presented by students from Graduate Medicine, University of Wollongong”
11:25 – 11:40am Morning Tea
11:45 – 12:45pm Dr Kate Manderson – GP“Is there a Doctor on the plane?”
12:50 – 1:10pm Dr Simon Lewis – NeurologistParkinson’s and the company it keeps
1:15 – 1:45pm Lunch
1:50 – 2:30pm Dr Paul Thornton-Bott – Orthopaedic Surgeon“The painful joint replacement, a guide for General Practitioners”
2:35 – 3:05pm Dr Mark Ryan – Cardiologist, Dr Bronwen Spalding – GP“ECGs for GPs”
3:10 – 3:20pm Afternoon tea
3:25 – 4:05pm Dr Sithi Sithartan – Gastrointestinal, Breast & Laparoscopic Surgeon“Bowel Cancer Screening – it is time to step up the gear.”
4:10 – 4:50pm Dr Ian McCrossin – Dermatologist“Dermatology and Sexual Health Quiz.”
7:30pm Black Tie Dinner

Lectures are free for all members of the medical fraternity. RACGP & ACRRM CPD points available.
New venue: Nowra Golf Club.

Black Tie Dinner Dance


The Black Tie Dinner Dance has rightfully gained the reputation of being a “great night out” – wonderful food, magnificent wines and music by the Stewart Harrison Band which has everyone up dancing.

A recent addition to the evening has been Jarrod Alkemade’s Medical Trivia Quiz which is now a widely anticipated event on the social and intellectual calendar.

While the SMA has fulfilled a role in providing ongoing further education for the medical fraternity over the last 50 years, fostering a close relationship between members of the Shoalhaven medical fraternity has also been a high priority.

The Dinner, at the Nowra Golf Club, in the evening of the Conference provides the opportunity for doctors to renew acquaintances and also to meet the new faces who have arrived onto the Shoalhaven medical scene.
Costs:

  • Registrars & their partner – FREE
  • SMA Members & their partner – FREE
  • Non SMA Members $100
  • Medical Students $50 (Phase 1 free to attend as guests of the SMA)

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