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2022 Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand

2022 Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand5th Annual Scientific Meeting Tuesday 7 - Friday 10 June 2022 | Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland

Sponsored Sessions

Wednesday 8 June 2022, 7.15am - 8.15am

Meet the experts - Panel discussion on the current developments in the management of post stroke spasticity

Allergan, an Abbvie Company, would like to welcome you to a panel discussion on the current developments in the management of post stroke spasticity.

Meet our experts:

Professor John Olver, Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine, is Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Monash University. 

A/Professor Barry Rawicki is a physician in rehabilitation medicine and is the Medical Director of Paediatric Rehabilitation for the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service at Monash Children’s Hospital. 

Dr Warren Jennings-Bell,NeuroRehabilitation Sunshine Coast, is a Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine with an interest in ultrasound-guided botulinum toxin injections for spasticity . 

 Wednesday 8 June 2022, 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Ultrasound in adult spasticity to help enable optimal patient outcomes – what learnings can be applied in clinical practice?

IPSEN is delighted to be bringing you a leading international and a local expert to share the latest research & thinking in ultrasound & other practical considerations to help enable you in delivering optimal patient outcomes in the management of upper and lower limb spasticity in adults.

This educational meeting aims to help bring practical insights and case-study based discussion by expert panel presenters with audience participation to help bring these learnings to life.  


Dr Serdar Koçer is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Jura Hospital in Switzerland, Head of the Rehabilitation Centre, and a member of the Jura Hospital's executive board. He obtained his specialist title in France in 1993 where he worked until 2015 in different structures in the field of neurorehabilitation.

He trained very early in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound and obtained his first ultrasound certificate in 1993 in Paris. He also obtained his certification in manual medicine and neuropsychological rehabilitation. He trained and then directed the urodynamics laboratory and the gait laboratory.

Serdar Kocer is president of ISNeReM (Society of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine), director of Toxin Academy and director of MSK Ultrasound Academy, which organises training in interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound. He is a member of the French and Swiss PRM Societies, the Swiss Neurorehabilitation Society and the Swiss MDS.

Dr Stephen DeGraaff is Director of Pain Services and Senior Rehabilitation Physician at Epworth Healthcare. He is a Fellow of the AFRM (RACP) and a Founding Member of the Rehabilitation Society of Australia and New Zealand (RMSANZ). He is a Past President of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (Royal Australasian College of Physicians). Dr de Graaff is also a Board Member of the Australian Institute of Neuro-Rehabilitation. He was Convenor of the 2016 Australasia-Pacific Post-Polio Conference in Sydney in September 2016. His areas of research interest include stroke rehabilitation, spasticity management, pain management, post-polio sequelae and Continuing Professional Development.

Thursday 9 June 2022, 7.30am - 8.30am

Current concepts in post-operative pain management in knee arthroplasty - addressing pre-operative factors, acute post-operative issues and opioid stewardship.

Speaker: Dr Andrew Wilkinson (MAppSc (Physio), BMBS, FAFRM (RACP), FFPMANZCA)

Dr Andrew Wilkinson is a Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Medicine Physician. Dr Wilkinson works at Griffith Rehabilitation Hospital in SA.

Before medicine he had worked for many years as a Physiotherapist in a pain clinic, and in private practice. Andrew has a special interest in orthopaedic rehabilitation but manages a broad range of rehabilitation and pain conditions

Friday 10 June 2022, 7.30am - 8.30am SOLD OUT

Rehabilitation Robotics, Not just for the large organizations!  Learn how easy it is to integrate robotics into your clinic and improve your patients outcomes

This session is an introduction to Robotic devices used for upper and lower limb rehabilitation. Join Cantley Medical as they explain how these devices can be easily integrated into your clinic/hospital.

A worldwide update, including the latest trends in rehabilitation that are now normal practice in Europe and UK will be covered, as well as how these devices are being used globally to achieve amazing outcomes for patients. 

Join Sarah Daniels, Director of Motion Rehab Clinic Leeds, UK & Vicki Abraham, Director of Abraham OT Services, Melbourne for this informative session.