SMA October Medical Update

October Medical Update Conference, Saturday October 19, 2019

The Program

9am Welcome Cup of Coffee/Tea
9:25 Welcome to Country & Conference Introduction – Dr Warren Bruce, SMA Chairman
The Dr Bill & Dr Pat Ryan Founders’ Memorial Lecture Session
Opiate Prescribing & Pain Management
9:35 – 10:55am Dr Caroline McCombie“The Acute Pain Perspective”
Dr Paul Ferris“The Chronic Pain Perspective”
Dr Frank McLeod“The Issues”
Dr John Thomson“The General Practice Perspective”
10:55 – 11:15am Morning Tea
11:20 – 12:10pm Q&A Forum: Opiate Prescribing & Pain Management – Working towards agreed principles
12:15 – 1pm Dr Amy KlineTopical Management of Skin Cancer
1 – 1:40pm Lunch
1:45 – 2:25pm Clinical Assoc Prof. Alistair Reid“Inflammatory Back Pain”
2:30-2:50pm Fascinomas“Presented by students from Graduate Medicine, University of Wollongong”
2:25 – 3:35pm Dr Anna Marie McCombie“Asthma Management – A new customized approach”
3:40 – 3:50pm Afternoon tea
3:50 – 4:20pm Dr Helen Nicholson“The Great PSA Divide & Are Robots Taking Over?”
4:25 – 4:45pm Dr Bronwen Spalding“Bronwen’s Brain Teasers”
4:45 – 5:15pm Dr Spencer Murray“a) A Public Health Announcement: Smoking Advice for all physicians and a new approach to combat smoking habits?
b) An update on Urology: both as a specialty and local developments: Urology in the Shoalhaven”
5:20-5:30pm Annual General Meeting
5:30pm Welcome to New Doctors Dinner
Lectures are free for all members of the medical fraternity. RACGP & ACRRM CPD points available.
New venue: Nowra Golf Club.

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