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            DWF & MLCOA Joint Event: Somatisation & Pain –The Clinical & Legal Perspectives

            Join Dr Curtis Gray (Psychiatrist) and DWF's Damien van Brunschot (Principal Lawyer and Head of Insurance) for a breakfast seminar at The Ovolo Inchcolm, as they join forces to discuss both the legal and clinical aspects of Somatisation.
            Healthcare | DWF

            24 October 2019 07:45
            24 October 2019 09:30

            Ovolo Inchcolm
            73 Wickham Terrace
            Spring Hill
            QLD 4000

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            Presentations where physical pathology doesn’t explain the degree of impairment or disability have long frustrated treatment providers, insurers, case managers, and most those who encounter them. But such conditions, subsumed under the rubric of “somatisation”, have a long tradition in psychosomatic medicine and psychiatry, with a rich understanding around aetiology and recommendations for management. In this presentation Dr Curt Gray will take the audience on a tour of this difficult area and offer some insights into understanding and managing such cases. Damien will then address how the courts have grappled with these cases in assessing credit, loss and damage.

            7:45am: Arrival & registration

            8:00am - 9:30am: Presentation

            Legal aspects of somotisation

            Damien van Brunschot, Principal Lawyer & Head of Insurance


            Clinical aspects of somotisation

            Dr Curtis Gray, Psychiatrist

            Meet the speakers

            Damien van Brunschot

            • Principal Lawyer // Head of Insurance (Australia)

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