Psycho-legal Interest Group Half-Day Conference
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- Sunnyside Park Hotel, Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown, Johannesburg
- Start Date:
- 13 January 2018 07:00
- End Date:
- 13 January 2018 14:00
Psycho-legal Interest Group Half-Day Conference
Brain Injury: What the IOP doing medico-legal work needs to know
Date: Saturday, 13 January 2018
Time: 07h30 for 08h00
Venue: Sunnyside Park Hotel, Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown, Johannesburg
SIOPSA Psycho-legal Interest Group invites you to:
LEARN and NETWORK with fellow professionals at our exciting event
An IOP doing medico-legal work is often presented with a traumatically brain injured (TBI) client who may look the same as he/she did before the injury, may sound the same and may even test the same, but is clearly not the same as he/she was before the injury.
This half-day conference aims to cover what the IOP needs to know about
- how brain injury occurs;
- what this means from an anatomical point of view;
- what the IOP, as a layman in brain injury terms, may be presented with;
- what brain damage translates into in terms of test performance;
- what neuropsychological test results mean;
- what the IOP needs to know about brain injury in order to write relevant reports about
Who should attend?
The half-day conference is aimed specifically at those IOPs, registered as such, who are about to enter, or are already in, the medico-legal field and would like to broaden their knowledge about brain injury and its effects on employability in order to inform the Court more fully when they write their reports.
Students and interns are also welcome.
Why should you attend?
Our purpose, as IOPs, is to inform the Court as fully as possible about the pre- and post-injury em0ployability of an injured party. This requires us, among other things, to become knowledgeable about what the injuries a party has sustained mean in the short, medium and long term, for that party’s ability to secure employment, sustain that employment and earn in that employment.
This half-day conference aims to equip the IOP with the starter blocks necessary to understand brain injury from the perspective of an employer, by learning about its key aspects from seasoned experts in the medico-legal field.
5 CPD points (3 for content and 2 for ethics) have been approved for this half-day conference.
Session 1: What the IOP needs to know about brain injury
1.1 Dr. Herman Edeling, Neurosurgeon
The IOP’s guide to brain injury; how does it occur; what does it mean; what should the IOP be
1.2 Mr Brian Mallinson, Neuropsychologist
The IOP’s guide to what neuropsychological tests measure; what the results mean; what the IOP
needs in order to write relevant reports about employability?
Session 2: Brain injury in practice
2.1 Mr Brian Mallinson (cont.)
Case studies illustrating the concepts described previously
2.2 Mr Brett Phillips, Advocate and previous Head of the RAF Johannesburg branch
What the Courts require of the IOP expert witness; common errors made by IOPs in the Courts; as
well as the pitfalls which await the inexperienced IOP.
After the half-day conference, we shall have a wonderful lunch (hopefully under the trees in a beautiful setting, weather permitting) and socialise. Please make every attempt to attend this networking opportunity so that we can develop more informal relationships with one another.
To cover costs, we need to charge:
SIOPSA members R 975.00
Non-SIOPSA members R 1100.00
Emerging Psychologists R 600.00
SIOPSA Student members R 600.00
The costs will include:
- all of the half-day-conference costs
- guest speakers
- tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival
- tea/coffee and refreshments at tea time
- mineral water during the proceedings
- stationery and pens
- an executive buffet lunch
- the first drink at lunch (soft drink)
- thereafter, a cash bar will be available.
Registration will only be confirmed on receipt of proof of payment.
Bookings for the event will close on Tuesday, 9 January 2018
The venue at the Sunnyside Hotel has a limited capacity and once it has been filled to capacity, no further bookings will be taken, even if this is before the closing date given above.
It is important, therefore, to book and pay for this important event as soon as possible.
You do not need to be a member of SIOPSA to register for this workshop.
Attend this workshop as a GUEST, or even better, why don’t you sign up for membership?
Your invoice will be generated from the SIOPSA website, EFT and credit card payments facilities are available. Your registration will only be confirmed on proof of payment. Delegates that arrive on the evening without proof of payment or booking, will be expected to complete a registration form and sign the signature list.
*** take note of our 72 hour cancellation policy***
We look forward to seeing you soon!