Latest updates on Brain Tumours & Spinal Column Tumours: an overview on assessment & management of patients presenting with Neurosurgical Spinal conditions


PROVIDER: Mater Hospital, a faculty of St Vincents Health Australia
DATE: Wednesday 14 September, 2016
VENUE: The Poche Centre, 40 Rocklands Road, North Sydney


Often a GP diagnosis of a brain or spine tumour results in a patient being sent to the Emergency Department. This may result in a disruption of continuity of care and a lack of patient choice.
There are optimal options available for outpatient multi-disciplinary management.

  • The classifications and natural history of brain and spine tumours, diagnostic updates
  • Treatment options and prognosis
  • Evaluating a patient presenting with a spinal problem and clues to identifying tumours
  • Physical examination screening
  • Treatment options for common spinal surgical disorders
  • Optimising referral pathways to specialists


  • Dr Renata Abraszko MBBS, FRACS, Neurosurgeon
  • Dr Raoul Pope MBChB, FRACS, Neurosurgeon
  • Dr Omprakash Damodaran MBBS, FRACS, Neurosurgeon
  • Dr Brindha Shivalingam MBBS, FRACS, Neurosurgeon

QI&CPD: Activity No. 60317 4 Cat 2 Points – RACGP 2014-2016 Triennium

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