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Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton - Saturday 16 July 2022

16 July 2022

Join Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr Matt Rau and Dr Willem Pretoris for this special workshop, and learn the latest updates in muscolskeletal care available in Rockhampton, including new technology, access and benefits - knowledge, skills and experience.

According to the Australian Orthopaedics Association, almost 1 million knee procedures have been recorded in Australia’s joint registry since 1999, with significant changes in surgical practice meaning better quality of life for those that undergo replacement surgery now compared to when records began.

Join Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr Matthias Rau and Dr Willem Pretorius, for a special education session on orthopaedic robotics.

Breaks, food and refreshments will be provided on the day.

Venue: Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton
  Ward Street
  Rockhampton  QLD  4700

Capacity: 50 Attendees
Registration:Register online

Parking is available at the venue at no cost.

Program Details

9 am

Arrival, registration and introductions

9.30 am

Program - Please note, this program may be subject to change.

9 am to 9.30 am — Arrival, registration, networking and introductions

9.30 am to 10 am — Dr Will Pretorius, Orthopaedic Surgeon - History of orthopaedic navigation and robotic assisted surgery. History of robotic surgery through the years, instruments, navigation, psi and what's next?

10 am to 10.30 am — Dr Matt Rau, Orthopaedic Surgeon - Orthopaedic navigation at Mater Rockhampton, what does it look like? Introducing ROSA for total knee replacements (TKR).

10.30 am to 11 am —Dr Neeraja Badem, Radiologist I-Med Radiology - Orthopaedic imaging to support navigated orthopaedic surgery

11 am to 11.30 am — Dr Will Pretorius - The importance of patient selection in relation to robotic surgery: what to consider and what to expect.

11.30 am to 1 pm — Lunch and operating theatre interactive experience (groups alternate) - The ROSA robotic guided navigation system, including Q&A.

1 pm to 1.30 pm — Dr Matt Rau, Overview of new techniques: challenges and experiences for the surgeon and the patient.

1.30 pm

Program concludes

RACGP Accreditation

Mater is an accredited provider of quality GP Education through the RACGP. This program has been approved for 6 CPD points under the RACGP QI&CPD framework for the 2020-2022 triennium. 

Activity number: 340346

Further Information

For any queries regarding this program, please contact:

Carla Kent
Business Development and Engagement Manager
07 3163 3739


This event is proudly sponsored by I-MED Radiology


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