PARKINSON’S DISEASE – diagnosis and management

Wednesday 24th May 6:30 - 8:45 pm Thirty-two Australians are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every day, and nationwide around 80,000 people live with this debilitating disease, making the prevalence of Parkinson’s in our communities greater than prostate, bowel and many other forms of cancer. Currently there is no definitive test to diagnose Parkinson’s and no cure. There are, however, effective diagnostic … Continue reading PARKINSON’S DISEASE – diagnosis and management

IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY: a focus on neurobehavioral comorbidities

Are you a health professional with a keen interest in Epilepsy and wanting to know more? Dr Mula is Consultant in Neurology and Epileptology at the Atkinson Morley Regional Neuroscience Centre, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Consultant in Neuropsychiatry at St George’s Mental Health Trust and Senior Lecturer at St Georges’s University of London. Dr Mula … Continue reading IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY: a focus on neurobehavioral comorbidities

2017 MEETINGS – have your say

We're planning our 2017 meetings now so if there are particular subjects or areas of interest that you would like see as the subject of a meeting, leave us your suggestions below. These might cover issues that have arisen in your practice or be part of your continuing professional development requirements. Let us know below and we'll do our best … Continue reading 2017 MEETINGS – have your say

Back Surgery and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

October 2016 - Dr Jonathon Parkinson, Neurosurgeon at the RNS Hospital and at the Gosford Private Hospital, spoke about back surgery. He highlighted the need to understand which patients would benefit most from surgery, and which back pain sufferers would better be advised to explore alternate solutions. The proper investigations and the different types of surgery were also discussed. … Continue reading Back Surgery and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Alzheimer’s Disease – proper diagnosis and therapeutic options

October 2016 - Associate Professors Dr. Jon Sturm and Dr. Denis Crimmins presented the new and exciting investigations now available to make the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Earlier. These investigations include Amyloid specific PET Scans, Amyloid/Tau lumbar Punctures and genetic Screen for ApoE status. Just as exciting were the potential new therapeutic options discussed. These included … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Disease – proper diagnosis and therapeutic options

Dementia – new approaches

September 2016 - The Central Coast is a attractive choice for retirees as well as young families so the Dementia patient load is increasing rapidly. This poses many challenges to all health professionals working in the area. Dr Kate Cotter presented health care professionals with a rundown of the resources and services available to health professionals, patients and … Continue reading Dementia – new approaches