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Diagnosis, investigation and treatment of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) and Scoliosis
Norwest Private Hospital invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Professor Brian Owler and Dr Brian Hsu.

Activity ID 211642.

To date, no clinical picture or diagnostic test can distinguish idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) or predict response to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt surgery. As life expectancy increases, the necessity of accurately diagnosing and effectively treating patients affected by NHP become more challenging. This is because many older adults are incorrectly diagnosed with disorders such as Parkinson's disease and dementia. Hear neurosurgeon Prof Brian Owler deliver a lecture on the Diagnosis, investigation and treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH).

A wide variety of diseases and disorders of the central nervous system (brain), nerves and muscles can, but not invariably, result in the development of scoliosis. These factors present a challenge for GPs when entering into the decision-making process. There is difficulty treating scoliosis because there are many causes of scoliosis. Hear Dr Brian Hsu – paediatric and adult orthopaedic spinal surgeon deliver a talk on the diagnosis, investigation and treatment for scoliosis.

Learning Outcomes:

Through this activity, GP's will be able to:

1. Analyse, diagnose and effectively treat patients affected by normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH);
2. Apply improved knowledge in the diagnosis, investigation and treatment of scoliosis;
3. Understand when the criteria for immediate referral of patients is met.

Healthscope is a CPD education provider under the RACGP CPD Program.

GPs are invited to direct any pre-meeting questions to Suzie Ellis, Healthscope BDM (suzie.ellis@healthscope.com.au).

If you do not wish to receive further clinical updates, or invitations to educational seminars, from the facilitators, please email suzie.ellis@healthscope.com.au prior to the activity.

Aug 11, 2020 07:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Suzanne Hall
General Manager @Norwest Private Hospital
Suzanne has held a number of senior management roles within the Private and Public Health care industry in Victoria and NSW including; Chief Executive Officer/Director of Clinical Services at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee, Chief of Operations, Epworth Freemasons Division, Director of Clinical Services, Warringal Private, Ramsay Health Care, Director of Clinical Operations, Division of Medicine, Nurse Manager of Intensive Care Services at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and the Assistant Director of Critical Care and Deputy Director of Nursing at Box Hill Eastern Health, Melbourne.
Professor Brian Owler MBBS BSc(Med)(Hons) PhD FRACS
Adult & Paediatric Neurosurgeon @Norwest Private Hospital
Professor Owler is a Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Sydney. He has a PhD from the University of Sydney and performed research at the Academic Neurosurgery Unit at the University of Cambridge. Areas of research included new treatments for the management of hydrocephalus and pseudotumorcerebri, brain tumours and deep brain stimulation surgery. He is a Patron of the Hydrocephalus Association of NSW. Professor Owler was President of the Australian Medical Association from 2014-16 and is a past President of AMA NSW. Along with his clinical work, Professor Owler also has interest in public health advocacy. This includes the RTA/NSW AMA Road Safety ‘Don’t Rush’ campaign, lobbying to prevent childhood injury such as falls from windows and improving pool safety. He is also a Vice-Patron of Road Safety Education. Professor Owler offers a comprehensive neurosurgical service covering both paediatric and adult conditions.
Dr Brian Hsu MBBS MMed FRACS(Orth) FAOrthA FHKAM
Adult & Paediatric Spinal Surgeon @Norwest Private Hospital
Dr Hsu is an Adult and Paediatric Spine Surgeon at Norwest Private Hospital. Dr Hsu received his medical degree from the University of Sydney, before obtaining his qualifications as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in New South Wales. Dr Hsu worked and trained at two world-renowned institutions, UCSF, San Francisco, California and Twin Cities Spine Center Minneapolis, Minnesota and is currently practising at NSW Spine Specialists. Dr Hsu’s areas of interest lie in all aspects of spine surgery and spinal disorders, in particular, adult and paediatric spine deformity, complex cervical reconstructions, spinal osteotomies and degenerative cervical and lumbar conditions. Dr Hsu has a genuine interest in education and research and is a participant in global spinal organisations. He is an active member of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), North American Spine Society (NASS), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a delegate member of AO Spine.