RMSANZ Upcoming Events and Workshops

COVID-19: RMSANZ is closely monitoring the situation with Coronavirus (Covid-19) and advice provided by the Australian Government Department of Health. The safety and wellbeing of our Members and Event attendees is of paramount importance and remains our top priority. 

NeuroRehabilitation Special Interest Group Educational Meeting

Topic: Case Study on osmotic demyelination syndrome
Speaker: Dr Wei Qu
Date: Wednesday 15 February, 6pm (AEDT)
Where: zoom - please register to recieve a link to join - https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdeirqjgjEtQR-gK365818UwWjUczh5Pa



Pain and MSK Special Interest Group Educational Meeting

Topic: Pain, Language and Communication
Speaker: Prof Roland Sussex
Date: Monday 6th March 2023
Time: 18:00-19:00pm (AEDT)

Venue: zoom, please register to receive a link -

About the presenter
Roland (Roly) Sussex (M.A. Hons Canterbury; PhD London) is a specialist in language, communication and culture, and health communication. He was Professor of Applied Language Studies at the University of Queensland from 1989 until 2010. Before that he taught Linguistics and Russian at the University of Reading (UK) and Monash University in Melbourne, and was the foundation professor of Russian at the University of Melbourne from 1977 to 1989.
He is currently Research Professor in the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation, and in the School of Languages and Cultures, at the University of Queensland. Since "retiring" he has become  involved in social issues as a public intellectual.
He was chair of the Library Board of Queensland from 2009 to 2014, and then Deputy Chair (2014- 2016). He was President of the Alliance Française of Brisbane (2010-2017), and is currently President of the English Speaking Union of Queensland (2018-).
In 2012 he was made Patron of the Institute of Professional Editors, and in 2020 Patron of Communication, Speech & Performance Teachers (Inc.). He is co-editor of the international journal Intercultural Communication Studies, and is a member of the editorial boards of a number of academic journals.
His current research is focused on language, culture and society, technology, and, more recently, pain and health.
His most recent major publications are The Slavic languages with Paul Cubberley, Cambridge University Press, 2006); Andy Kirkpatrick and Roland Sussex (eds), English as an international language in Asia: Implications for language education. Berlin and London: Springer-Verlag, 2012); and Andy Curtis and Roland Sussex (Eds). (2018). Intercultural communication in Asia: Education, language and values. Berlin and London: Springer Verlag. And of course Word for today (University of Queensland Press, 2021).
Roly Sussex wrote a weekly column on language for the Brisbane Courier-Mail from 2006 to 2021. His talkback radio program A Word in Your Ear has been broadcast every week to Queensland on ABC radio since 1997, and for the last 20 years to South Australia. His Queensland broadcasts are podcast by the ABC and Apple.
When he is not engaged in researching and writing about language, communication, culture and health, he works on his garden and acreage, rides road bikes and mountain bikes, and indulges his passion for classical music.
He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2012, and was a made a Chevalier des Palmes Académiques by the French Government in 2017, and a Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020.


RMSANZ Pain and MSK SIG: 2023 Musculoskeletal Exam Preparation
Workshop for Trainees

This two-day intensive hands-on MSK Examination Workshop offers Australian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Trainees a rehabilitation focused MSK education particularly for those preparing for Module 2 or Fellowship exams. Places are strictly limited to 25 candidates.
Please bring suitable attire e.g. Track pants and Tees; as you will be expected to examine fellow trainees as
part of the workshop. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on Saturday and Morning tea and lunch will be
provided on Sunday.

Date: Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of March 2023
Venue: Rehabilitation Gym, Orange Health Service, Orange, NSW, 2800
Dinner: Saturday, 18th of March 2023 at one of the restaurants in Orange. Cost will be notified (self-funded).
Registration: $75 for RMSANZ Trainee Members, Non- members $125, or $185 which involves registration plus RMSANZ membership application fee.
CLICK HERE to register


NeuroRehabilitation Special Interest Group Educational Meeting

Topic: Identifying and Managing the impacts of a Post-Polio History
Speaker: Dr Steven De Graaff
Date: Monday 8th May 2023
Time: 18:00-19:00pm (AEDT)

Venue: Registration will open closer to the event


NeuroRehabilitation Special Interest Group Educational Meeting

Topic: Virtual Rehabilitation
Speaker: A/Prof Belinda Lange
Date: Monday 21st August 2023
Time: 17:30-18:30pm (AEDT)

Venue: Registration will open closer to the event