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CPD Event - Management of facial nerve disorder (Cobar)

Date: 20-09-2018 18:30:00 to 20:30

Date & Time:      Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:30pm-8:30pm 
Location:      Cobar Bowling and Gold Club, Bloxham St, Cobar
Contact:      Therese Gale - T: 0439 104 597 E:
RSVP by:      Friday, September 14, 2018 

Damage to the facial nerve as a result of head and neck cancer, Bell’s palsy, trauma, ear disease, congenital and other causes can cause significant physical and social/emotional dysfunction.

Effective management of facial nerve disorders requires a thorough assessment, clinical planning and treatment involving a multidisciplinary team of practitioners.

This presentation will cover the main causes of facial paralysis, expected recovery patterns, clinical assessment and surgical, medical and rehabilitation treatment strategies.

Presented by: Dr Susan Coulson, Snr Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, University of Sydney

Target Audience: GPs, Registrars, Nurses (Practice, Hospital and Community), Aboriginal Health Workers, Dentists, Dietitians, Psychologists, Counsellors, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists and other interested health professionals


  • 6.30pm - Registration/Light Refreshments (provided)
  • 6.55pm - Welcome
  • 7.00pm - Education Presentation & Case Study Discussion
  • 8.00pm - Interactive Discussion/Q&A 
  • 8.30pm - Evaluation and Close

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the main causes of lower motor neurone facial nerve paralysis
  • Apply the commonly used clinical assessment tools used for facial nerve paralysis
  • Investigate a range of surgical and non-surgical treatment strategies available for these patients
  • Examine strategies aimed at improving the quality of patient care

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