With data showing poorer health outcomes for injured workers who claim compensation, it's time we take a moment to care and advocate for change. Join us for a webinar to learn how to navigate and get the most out of the work injury scheme for you and your patients.

    Occupational specialists Dr Mary Wyatt and Dr Thanh Ha will discuss how to make the work injury scheme work best for you and your patients. We will cover coordination of care between the multitude of stakeholders involved in a work injury claim; how to practically adopt a biopsychosocial framework in practice settings; and the importance of effective communication to empower patients to manage their injury.

    Dr Mary Wyatt

    Dr Mary Wyatt is an Occupational Physician in work health and work injuries. Mary has worked extensively with complex claims across a range of industries and participates in extensive research in RTW. Mary is active in policy development and research through the Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) and other organisations. Her interest is in getting research into practice. She is a strong advocate for better work injury management systems, including initiating of the Health Benefits of Work agenda through the AFOEM. She also reviews and advises on work injury management schemes for regulators and government. Mary is the lead Fellow in AFOEM / RACP’s most recent Health Benefits of Good Work policy development – It pays to care: Bringing evidence-informed practice to work injury schemes helps workers and their workplaces. An imperative for change and call to action.

    Dr Thanh Ha
    Dr Thanh Ha graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, with honours, in 1998. She worked as a musculoskeletal and cardiothoracic physiotherapist for 8 years before and whilst undertaking further medical studies. In 2008, Thanh graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, with honours. She was appointed as lecturer for the University of Western Australia in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology. She completed a PhD in Surgery in 2014 with the University of Adelaide. In 2017, Thanh found her passion in managing patients with work injuries - both musculoskeletal as well as psychological. Thanh currently works as an Occupational Medicine Practitioner in Salisbury and Payneham with a special interest in the prevention and management of work injuries. Her physiotherapy experience, surgical training, and teaching appointments combine effectively in assessing and managing patients in the return to work space.

    CPD accreditation with RACGP and ACRRM pending.

    Leaning outcomes:

    • Identify practical strategies to apply a biopsychosocial framework to injury management
    • Demonstrate how effective collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams can optimise care for work injured patients
    • Apply the principles of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s (AFOEM) It Pays to Care Policy into practice

    Event details

    Tuesday, November 21
    6:00- 7:30pm


    Presented By
    Dr Mary Wyatt, Dr Thanh Ha

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