SMA October Medical Update

October Medical Update Conference, Saturday October 23, 2021


Welcome cup of Tea/Coffee
Welcome to Country & Introduction to the conference – Dr Warren Bruce, Chairman, SMA
9:15 – 11:05am The Dr Bill & Dr Pat Ryan Founders’ Session
Shining a Light on Psychiatry & Mental Health
Prof Ian Hickie
Highly personalised measurement-based care for young people with emerging ill health
Dr Andrew McKensey
Taking up the treatment role. What does it cost the doctor?
Dr David Alcorn
Public Sector Contributions to Improving Mental Health Outcomes for People in the Shoalhaven – the present and the future
Leah LofbergNowra Mental Health Team
Sub-Acute Unit & What We Do
David Wootton & Mrs Alex Mitchell
Services of Headspace Nowra
11:10 – 11:30am Morning Tea
11:30 – 12:10pm Prof Ian Hickie
What is the role of divital technology for mental health care
12:15 – 12:45pm Panel Q & A
with all previous speakers
12:50 – 1:05pm Dr Bill Bratt
COVID Update and Public Hospital Upgrade Progress
1:15 – 1:55pm Lunch
2:00 – 2:40pm Dr Jeffrey Brennan
Lumbar radiculopathy: the role of primary care and when to refer – an evidence-based approach
2:00 – 3:15pm Experience a Balint SessionPre-Registrations Required
Dr Andrew McKensey
90 minute Balint style workshop (for 8-10 practitioners) as a parallel session in separate rooms
2:40 – 3:00pm FascinomasCase presentations by Medical Students from the University of Wollongong
3:00 – 3:45pm Dr Melanie Galea
Genetic Testing in Reproductive Medicine
3:45 – 4:00pm Afternoon Tea
4:05 – 4:45pm Dr Shweta Kumar
Acute inflammatory joint pain syndromes
4:45 – 5:25pm Dr Adrian Taylor
Type 2 diabetes – change is sweet
5:25pm AGM of the SMA
Lectures are free for all members of the medical fraternity. RACGP & ACRRM CPD points available.
Venue: Nowra Golf Club

Registration & Membership

Please register your attendance by sending your printed Registration Form by email to by Friday, October 22, 2021. For catering purposes, it is essential that we know numbers.

Membership is only $300 per annum and is tax deductible!!

Direct Deposit details – Shoalhaven Post Grad Medical Committee;
Commonwealth Bank, Nowra Branch: BSB 06 2585 Account Number 28037627.

Cheque payment: please include copy of this invoice with your cheque and send both to:
67 Waldegrave Crescent,
Vincentia. 2540

Your receipt will be forwarded to you after payment.
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