NSANZ Newsletter – Winter 2020
We’re all holding our breath for a second time in 2020, where Victoria is in the midst of a second wave of COVID-19. Despite this our patients continue to suffer and struggle and now, more than ever, need our steady, consistent care.I’ve noticed two groups of patients during these times; one group of patients laughs and tells me that their chronic pain has resulted in them living in lockdown for many years, long before the coronavirus changed our worlds. The other group of patients are suffering more than usual and have been reaching out to our allied health services and psychiatrists more than ever. So please be on high alert for your patients.
NSANZ COVID-19 Statement
The Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand supports the Australian Government’s decision to temporarily suspend elective surgery, except for; Category 1 and urgent Category 2 procedures.
The Prime Minister has left the categorisation of the proposed surgery (Category 1 or urgent Category 2) to the treating physicians/surgeons.
It is vital that we as physicians/surgeons, both morally and ethically, do what is correct for our patients, their families and our communities, both local and global.
We must do what is right.
NSANZ Newsletter – Summer 2019
Dear Members, Colleagues and Friends,
Welcome to the Summer edition of the NSANZ Newsletter.
2019 has been a busy year and as the end of the year draws near it feels like we are all in need of a well-deserved summer break.
Our Board has worked tirelessly this year and we have recently held our yearly NSANZ strategic meeting in Melbourne. Everyone was in attendance. Matthew Keys and Megan Hannah were delayed from their flight out of Brisbane but did make it.
We spent time aligning our activities to our mission, which is to promote knowledge and professional practice of neuromodulation as well as to advocate for and encourage research in this field of medicine.
NSANZ Newsletter – Spring 2019
Dear Friends, Colleagues and Members,
Welcome to the first edition of the NSANZ Newsletter.
As you are aware neuromodulation benefits thousands of patients a year globally.
The neuromodulation world is changing rapidly and NSANZ needs to do the same. As a society, we need to be nimble and proactive, so following this there are some changes afoot and we will keep you in the loop with this local edition newsletter quarterly.
Our plans are to gradually expand our board, so that we can focus on discrete projects. Board Members are Marc Russo, Richard Sullivan, Murray Taverner, James Yu, Phil Finch, Mo Awad, Matt Keys, Christin Bird and welcome to new Board Member Megan Hannah.