Victoria & Tasmania
Regular meetings are held throughout the year. Meeting dates for 2017 are as follows:
- 15th February - Committee Meeting
- 20th April - Educational meeting
- 31st May - Committee Meeting
- 26th July - AGM and educational meeting
- 20th September - Committee Meeting
- 22nd November - Christmas Scientific Meeting
For more information contact Hilary Oakley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
VIC/TAS Branch Council Members
Chairperson: Ms Sally Kane
Secretary: Ms Hilary Oakley
Treasurer: Ms Sandra code
Council members: Robyn Laurie, Liz Keating, Nathan Pastor, Wendy Hayes
The VIC/TAS Branch will be hosting the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting from Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th October 2018.
VIC AFOEM Educational Meeting, Monday 28th August 2017
Topic: Knee and hip surgery - advances, controversies and return to work
Presented by: Dirk van Bavel, orthopaedic surgeon
The learning objectives of the meeting are to:
- review advances in knee and hip surgery
- review and discuss controversies with respect to post-surgery
- review issues that affect post-surgery.
Mr Dirk van Bavel FRACS (Orth)
Mr Bavel specialises in orthopaedic surgery of hip and knee. He works with a number of hospital appointments through Melbourne Hip and Knee, a group of Melbourne orthopaedic surgeons who specialise in the surgical management of hip and knee problems. Mr Bavel is trained in robotic surgery and uses the MAKO robotic system.
RACP Melbourne, Level 2
417 St Kilda Road
Attendance via video conference is also available.
$50 per person (includes dinner)
Dinner will be served at 6pm and the presentation will start at 7pm.
Attendance via videoconference is free.
To attend in person, complete the registration form and email it to email@example.com
For more details about the event, or to register to attend via videoconference, contact Pavitra Gurumurthi, Executive Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +61 3 9927 7720.
12pm Thursday, 24 August
VIC/TAS Branch AGM & Educational Meeting, Wed 26 July
An educational event featuring Garry Francis-Pester on the topic:
Making the invisible more visible: the trials and tribulations of 'Workplace Engagement Programs'
Garry Francis–Pester is an experienced occupational health professional working as a Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist and Ergonomist for many years. He now has a Masters in OHS and continues to provide care and advice to many top Australian companies with early intervention and manual handling/ergonomic training programs. He is also a senior lecturer at Victoria University in the Clinical Exercise Physiology Master’s program where he has developed and delivers a compulsory unit in occupational injury and health.
In recent years he has been involved in some innovative research and modern engagement "Workplace Engagement Programs". Using EMG/Kinematic studies to identify the physical requirements of manual handling tasks and the review of job design and work flow, he is now focusing on how to connect and engage with employees to prevent risky behaviour, improve employees preparedness, job satisfaction and reduce injury events.
Venue: Veneto Club, Gondola Room,191 Bulleen Road, Bulleen VIC 3105
Time: Pre-dinner drinks 6pm, 6.30pm start