This presentation provides a unique opportunity to strengthen the interface between the disciplines of occupational hygiene and occupational medicine. In the pursuit of a healthy workforce, medically trained professionals including doctors and nurses, work alongside many allied health professionals, but perhaps the most poorly understood, is the profession of Occupational Hygiene. Our challenge is to recognise the potential synergy between hygiene and medicine in the implementation of successful preventative health strategies in the workplace. This presentation aims to outline the principles of occupational hygiene, highlight it’s complimentary role in occupational health, provide case studies for discussion and inspire a closer working relationship between the disciplines.
Dr Julia Norris, is an advocate of preventative health with a unique combination of qualifications and experience in both Occupational Hygiene and Medicine. Throughout her career as both an occupational hygienist and medical doctor, she has demonstrated a passion and commitment to protecting and promoting worker health.
Julia is the Director of Occuhealth Pty Ltd, an Australian occupational hygiene and health consulting company. As well as being a General Practitioner, Julia is also a Certified Occupational Hygienist, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists and the immediate past President of that body. She is also a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a registered medical review officer. Julia has over 20 years of experience in occupational health matters, having worked across many industries including mining, refining, oil and gas, construction and agriculture. She is also one of 3 current expert members on the Western Australian Commission for Occupational Safety and Health.
Workplace knee injuries: Who will return better and stronger than before?
Presenter: Dr Dror Maor
Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020
Time: 6.00pm (Perth local time)
Cost: Free for ANZSOM/AFOEM members, $25 for non-members (you will be sent a Trybooking link after you register)
A young patient who suffers a twisting knee injury and presents with a knee effusion and difficulty weight bearing has a >90% chance of significant intra-articular pathology, and should have an MRI and formal assessment
The 5 most common injuries causing a knee effusion following injury are: ACL, Meniscus, Fracture, Chondral Injury, Patella Dislocation
There is no role for knee ultrasound following a knee injury
Meniscal injuries in young patients are often traumatic, and generally require a surgical review for consideration of REPAIR
Meniscal injuries in older patients are generally degenerative and associated with early arthritis, and non-operative treatment is usually indicated
Effective non-operative management for degenerative meniscal tears/early arthritis include injections (cortisone/hyaluronic acid/prp), physiotherapy, bracing, activity modification & weight loss
Dr Dror Maor is a West Australian trained orthopaedic surgeon specialising in knee, foot & ankle with extensive experience in the paediatric, adult and the athlete population. Raised in Perth and graduating from medical school at the University of Western Australia, he completed post-fellowship subspecialty training in knee, foot & ankle surgery throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.
Dr Maor’s primary focus for his patients is to provide pain relief, improve function and
get them back to their best regardless of age, job or sporting ability, where possible through minimally invasive or arthroscopic surgery. Dr Maor always aims to provide the best outcome for his patients’ by utilising evidence based conservative and surgical treatment modalities. He works closely with doctors, physiotherapists, OTs and podiatrists to ensure that every option is considered to provide optimal, patient specific and timely treatment.
Having presented extensively and published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Maor is passionate about orthopaedic and sports related research with multiple current ongoing research and teaching projects.