Courses & Conferences
AAMM Certificate in Musculoskeletal Medicine
The Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine is offering a Certificate in Musculoskeletal Medicine to provide general practitioners and registrars in general practice, pain medicine and rehabilitation training programmes with the opportunity to extend their expertise in dealing with musculoskeletal complaints in a structured way that is compatible with the other continuing professional development demands. The certificate is offered in a modular format, to allow GPs to pace their learning to meet their own needs specified in their PLAN and/or benefit from individual modules if they do not wish to complete the certificate. It will allow registrars to upskill to a level that should improve their performance in the applied knowledge tests, key features problems and OSCE components of their fellowship exams in the area of musculoskeletal problems.
Dates for our current Brisbane series of modules are:
CURRENTLY BEING CONFIRMED AT PRESENT – TBA
- Saturday 23 Feb 2019 – Upper Limb Pain module
- Saturday 11 May 2019 – Lower Limb Pain module
- Saturday 03 August 2019 – Low Back Pain module
- Saturday 16 November 2019 – Neck and Upper Back Pain module
The next module on Neck and Upper Back Pain will be held at the University of Queensland Medical School, Herston, Brisbane. The aim is to provide a similar rotation of modules in the years that follow, but these may be located in other major cities, dependent on local demand.
- Upper Limb Pain Module Flyer
- Upper Limb Pain Module Outline
- Overview of AAMM Certificate in Musculoskeletal Medicine 2018-19
Injections for musculoskeletal pain – Glucose Prolotherapy
Chronic musculoskeletal pain is often caused by non-healing ligament strain. For example, the posterior sacro-iliac ligaments are frequently the cause of low back pain and respond well to glucose injections that trigger the healing response. The same technique is useful in most areas – neck, elbow, rotator cuff etc.
Tendinopathy, trigger points and neuropathy also respond to glucose, and intra-articular injections of glucose can regenerate cartilage. As well as the evidence base, at these workshops surface anatomy, palpation and injection skills are taught and practised on volunteer patients.
See Prolotherapy for Doctors www.drmtaylor.com.au for more details.
The workshops are led by Dr Margaret Taylor, twice a year, with introductory sessions at the annual conference.
The next workshop is: March 29-31 2019
The course offers to all multidisciplinary sarcoma team greater knowledge of the scientific basis of musculoskeletal pathology, in which the roles of the Orthopaedic surgeon, pathologist and radiologist overlap. The range of different treatment options, both general (medical oncology) and local Orthopaedic oncology surgery, radiation oncology and reconstructive and reparative surgery) complement the BSTT Course.
Musculoskeletal and Pain Management
POSTGRADUATE DISTANCE LEARNING
These distance taught qualifications are of interest to a wide range of health professionals.
Introduction to Pain and Pain Management
Musculoskeletal Tissues and Disorders
Regional Disorders – Spine and Limbs
Recreational and Sports Injuries
Neurobiology of Pain
Biomedical Pain Management
- Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine
For non-medical health professionals:
- Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Health Sciences (Musculoskeletal Management)
- Master of Health Sciences (Musculoskeletal Management)
- Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Health Sciences (Pain and Pain Management)
- Master of Health Sciences (Pain and Pain Management)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Our programmes are endorsed by the International Association for the Study of Pain
Theme: ” The Young and The Reckless- addressing musculoskeletal issues in the young”
We are excited to invite each and every one of you to join us at our annual scientific meeting in Auckland NZ, hosted by NZAMM.
Registration is now open. For further information read below or contact Dr Jenny Keightley at email@example.com or visit https://www.spconferences.co.nz/nzamm-2018.html
Date October 5-7th 2018 ( with a preceding optional social day 3rd October and an AFMM retreat 4th October)
Venue: The Heritage, 35 Hobson St Auckland
Dr Carolyn Broderick is a senior lecturer in The School of Medical Sciences and a staff specialist in sport and exercise medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney. Her research expertise is in the area of exercise prescription and assessment of physical activity in special paediatric populations.
Dr Steve Bentley is a Musculoskeletal Medicine Specialist practising in Te Anau NZ, he has a special interest in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation and Developmental Kinesiology from the Prague School of Dr Pavel Kolar.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Early Bird closes 15th September 2018
We are thrilled and honoured to have
Sir Peter Gluckman as the opening Speaker.
We are delighted to introduce one of our Key Note speakers’
Dr Carolyn Broderick.
Carolyn is an Associate Professor in The School of Medical Sciences and a staff specialist in sport and exercise medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney.
- Her research expertise is in the area of exercise prescription and assessment of physical activity in special paediatric populations.
- This has included increasing the physical activity and quality of life for children with a diverse range of serious diseases including haemophilia, cancer, diabetes, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and metabolic myopathies.
- Her other key research focus is in musculoskeletal disease in children and adolescents.
Dr Broderick was appointed as Chief Medical Officer for Tennis Australia in 2017 and has also an impressive history with many past Australian Olympic sports teams.
For more information contact:
Sue Peck; SP Conference Management
A big multidisciplinary debate How to avoid the transition from low back pain to chronicity?
3 plenary sessions
Spinal pain and its projections (Sacral lumbar spine – Cervical spine – Thoraco-lombar spine)
+ than 100 renewed* workshops lead by SOFMMOO, partner societies and by more than30 national & international speakers
*Spaces are limited
‘The AAMM holds an annual scientific meeting highlighting different areas of the discipline. The last scientific meeting was held at the Crown Plaza in Adelaide from 5-8 October, 2017. It was entitled “On the UP” – Musculoskeletal medicine on the upper body.
For further details see Website: http://www.ncevents.com.au/australian-association-of-musculoskeletal-medicine
The American Association of Orthopedic Medicine has conferences each year. See:
Venue: Gold Coast, Australia
Date: August 31 – September 3, 2017
For more details see: http://bmjd-congress.org/
Venue: Manly Beach, Sydney
Date:17-18 November 2017
For more details see: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/ pmri/education/continuing/symp osia.php
Conference Name: 2017 Neuromodulation Society of Australian and New Zealand 12th Annual Scientific Meeting (NSANZ 2017)
Date: 8 – 9 April 2017
Description: The Executive and Scientific Program Committee of the Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand is pleased to invite you to attend the NSANZ 12th Annual Scientific Meeting being held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, SA from 8 – 9 April 2017. The 2017 overarching theme ‘Mechanisms of Action’ will be explored by an exciting line up of national and international speakers, lead by Dr Elliot Krames (USA), Dr Robert Foreman (USA) and Dr Bengt Linderoth (Sweden).
Dates: 6-7 May 2017
The latest scientific meeting was held in Christchurch on September 1-4, 2016, at Rydges Hotel, Latimer Square Busted Boomers: Aches and Pains in the Ageing Population.
In 2015, the combined AAMM/AFMM Annual Scientific Meeting was held in Melbourne from 16-18 October. It was entitled: ‘Below the Belt – Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limb Pain’
AAMM MSK Registrar Workshop – (Limit of 35 spaces)
- Saturday 20 October 2018 – GPTQ
AAMM wish to offer a full day workshop on musculoskeletal examination to registrars from General Practice, Pain Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine.
Whilst the skills we are covering at the workshop are relevant to all GP registrars, it may be of particular interest to those registrars who are about to sit their OSCE in November. There will be a strong emphasis on supervised hands on participation and interpretation of all the examination tests covered in the workshop, so registrars will learn in a very active manner. If Interested, please contact us for a registration form.
A unique Treatment introductory learning experience: An intensive, wall group workshop with ample opportunity for hands-on learning.
Maximum participant numbers: 15 plus clinic hosts
When: Friday 2 – Sunday 4 June 2017
Venue: Sportsmed Biologic, 116 Thames Street, Box Hill, Victoria 3128
Instructors: John Lyftogt, MD, assisted byPhilip Bloom, MD
Fee: US$2000 including all lunches, certificate and handout
Go to the Event Registration site to register and make payment
Contact Mary Lyftogt for a programme or for further information
For more information go to Home » Doctor Lift Off.
Injection Therapies for Pain with Prolotherapy, Trigger points and Neural Prolotherapy – these doctors’ workshops are run several times a year.
Click here to visit the website for more details.
FIMM/NVAMG 2017 International Scientific Spine Conference – Diagnostics, interventions and epidemics – the latest insights
16 & 17 September 2017
Hosted by the International Federation for Manual / Musculoskeletal Medicine (FIMM)
In conjunction with the Netherlands Association for Musculoskeletal Medicine (NVAMG)
September 16, 2017 FIMM/NVAMG 2017 International Scientific Spine Conference
September 17, 2017 FIMM International Workshops MSK/MM
For further information visit: https://www.nvamg.nl/
A Prolotherapy conference /workshop is held in October each year in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, organised by the Hackett Hemwall Foundation
Further training is available in Honduras in March each year for those doctors who wish to get lots of experience and help the less fortunate.
http://www.bimm.org.uk/ is the website of the UK organization which runs courses and a diploma