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OT Medico Legal Reports - What the Courts Expect

Presented by Dr Keith Adam and Angela McNamee

Thursday 18 April

Workshop Overview:
This course is aimed at experienced occupational therapists who currently perform medico-legal assessments
and reports or those who are interested in entering this area of practice.
Participants will be provided with information regarding the basics of medico-legal report writing including the layout, what
to include and what not to include and how to ensure compliance with court rules.
A leading occupational physician with extensive experience as an expert witness and working with occupational therapists
will provide an opinion on what makes a good OT medico-legal report and what makes a bad report.
A solicitor practicing in the personal injury field will provide information on what is expected of OTs in both report writing
and in the court room in the case of giving evidence.
Learning Objectives and outcomes
To enable the participant to understand the general principles of medico-legal report writing.

Member Early Bird:
Member Standard:
Student Member:
Non Member:
Early Bird Close:
Friday 21 March
Final Close:
Friday 4 April

Workshop Hours
Day one 9.00am to 5.00pm
Registration opens at 8.30am
Morning tea, lunch and
afternoon tea will be provided.

To enable the participant to have greater knowledge on how to write a clear, succinct and relevant report for
medicolegal purposes.
To ensure the participant has a greater understanding of the lawyer/expert witness relationship and what is expected
of Occupational Therapists in this relationship.
To ensure the participant knows how to prepare and set out an expert report to ensure compliance with court rules.

Presenter Details:
Angela McNameee graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland in 1995. Over
the past 17 years she has worked in both the public and private sectors providing Occupational Therapy services to
children and adults with a range of injuries and disabilities. For the past 12 years Angela has had extensive experience
providing workplace rehabilitation and injury prevention services to a range of industries. This work has involved
performing workplace evaluations, functional capacity evaluations, job/task analyses, pre-employment assessments,
preparation of return to work programs and workplace training in manual handling and office ergonomics. Throughout this
period Angela has also had extensive experience in performing medico-legal functional capacity evaluations and home
assessments of both children and adults with various injuries and disabilities.
Dr Keith Adam is currently senior occupational physician and Chief of Professional Services at Medibank Health
Solutions. He was formerly Partner and Director of Health for Industry. Keith is highly regarded as an expert for workplace
injuries and illnesses and has provided evidence in countless legal cases over a number of years. He has held many
professional appointments such including with the Workplace Health and Safety Board, Chemical Risk Management
Group, the General Medical Assessment Tribunal. Keith has practiced as a specialist occupational physician and been a
Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine for over 20 years.

Venue: Mecure Hotel, 85-87 North Quay, Brisbane
The Mercure Hotel is 500m to Roma Street Transit Centre and the King George Bus Station. It is 200m to the North Quay
City Cat terminal. Members of Occupational Therapy Australia receive discounted accommodation rates at all Accor
Hotels, which includes the Mercure and Ibis (located next door). For further information on Mercure, visit
www.mercurebrisbane.com.au. For details on the member benefit discount, visit the member section at www.otqld.org.au.

CPD Hours
By attending this CPD event,
members will be able to claim
6 hours towards their CPD
requirements. Members will
automatically have their points
recorded on their PD Tracker.
Member Benefit:
Members of OTA Qld Div are
entitled to discounts on
accommodation at all Accor
hotels as part of the member
benefit program. For further
information, email
All information is correct at the
time of publication. OTA Qld
Div reserves the right to alter
or delete items from the CPD
calendar as circumstances
dictate, and takes no
responsibility for any errors,
omissions and changes.

Occupational Therapy Australia Queensland Division

Ph: 07 3397 6744

PO Box 591 Coorparoo 4151

Fax: 07 3397 6599
Email: info.qld@otaus.com.au


Web: www.otaus.com.au