AMA Guides for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment – International presenter coming to Perth in 2013

The American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) in conjunction with the American College of Disability Medicine and WorkCover WA are pleased to present American Occupational Physician Professor Mohammed Ranavaya M.D., M.S., FACPM, FAADEP, CIME.

Professor Ranavaya is the President of ABIME and an internationally recognised expert on the American Medical Association Guides for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, fifth edition (AMA 5). Professor Ranavaya has taught skills for performing independent medical evaluations and how to be more effective in the use of AMA 5 to over ten thousand physicians across the globe.

Perth Workshops:Professor Ranavaya will visit Perth in July 2013 to deliver training in the use of AMA 5. The WorkCover WA guides, which apply to all assessments of the degree of permanent impairment arising from an injury, are based on AMA 5 with modifications to reflect Australian clinical practice.

Although primarily directed at medical practitioners, the workshops may also be beneficial for insurance case managers, allied health providers, lawyers and others interested in the AMA 5 methodology.

Professor Ranavaya will conduct AMA 5 training on 27 and 28 July, followed by an optional examination on the afternoon of 28 July.

27 July:

  • Morning Session:
    • A review of AMA 5 methodology
  • Afternoon Session:
    • Advanced Case Studies Based on AMA 5

28 July:

  • Morning Session:
    • Central & Peripheral Nervous System Impairment Rating & Case Studies
    • Mental & Behavioural Disorders (Psych) Impairment Rating
    • Beyond Musculoskeletal Systems-Chapters 5 to 13, AMA 5th (Cardiac, Pulmonary & Other Non- Musculoskeletal Ratings)
  • Afternoon Session:
    • Optional examination

Registration:Register online on the ABIME website.

Queries:If you have any queries about these workshops, please phone Chanelle van der Heijden, A/Approved Medical Specialist Officer, on 08 9388 5577 or email

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