Meeting Partner & Satchel Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Gensolve Practice Manager is a leading cloud-based Practice Management solution in Australia and New Zealand, offering Medicare Online Accreditation, Advanced Custom Forms, Online Bookings, Integrated Accounting, Inventory Management, Detailed Notes and more. All backed by our fantastic support team.
Gensolve has the support of a full time Development team that is excited about its product. They are constantly moving with the times and keeping Gensolve relevant to today’s marketplace.

“Our single goal is to help our clients create the practice they’ve always dreamed of: a practice that runs incredibly efficiently, allowing its skilled professionals to focus on continually providing outstanding patient care, while growing the overall business.
Our software, developed in conjunction with practice owners and managers, solely focuses on achieving these outcomes. We’ve helped many small businesses get started on the path to success and provided larger businesses with a full business solution as their existing software capability reaches its limits.” Brenton Henderson, Director, Gensolve

We believe in providing the tools to get things done so contact us to see how we can help
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Gold Sponsors

NSW Ministry of Health 

The NSW public health system is world-class. It is the biggest public health system in Aust​ralia with over 100,000 dedicated staff who make up the health workforce. Allied health workforce comprises more than 11% of the total public health workforce in NSW and is vital to the care of patients in hospitals and in the community.

NSW Health comprises of 15 local health districts and three specialty networks which cover the metropolitan, regional and rural communities of NSW. We recognise the importance of having a health workforce that is trained, organised and deployed creatively and intelligently to meet the changing needs of health consumers, carers and the wider population of NSW.

23 allied health disciplines are employed in NSW Health. The Allied Health Portfolio of the Workforce Planning and Talent Development Branch focuses on emerging NSW allied health issues  and undertakes workforce planning projects for to identify the workforce requirements now and into the future.

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BAUERFEIND

Founded in 1929 Zeulenroda Germany, Bauerfeind sets itself apart globally with its modern solutions in the orthopaedic, medical aid and compression industry. Our products help enable an active and pain-free life, whether it’s with a support, an orthosis, with medical compression garments or orthopaedic foot orthoses.

Our products are exclusively made in Germany and are partly manufactured by hand before being sent all over the world. We fulfil the most stringent requirements in terms of quality, effectiveness throughout different phases of rehabilitation, and importantly, wearing comfort. This is confirmed by regular inspection procedures, for which Bauerfeind are permitted to bear the seals and marks after successful testing.

An extensive sizing system help ensure the perfectly sized product is selected and has the maximum positive effect in daily life.

Bauerfeind – Motion Is Life.

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Welcome Reception Sponsor

The Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences is the peak representative body of Australian universities that provide pre-professional education in the allied health sciences. The Council adopts a whole of health system perspective, and is a strong advocate for the role and contribution of the allied health professions.

ACDHS is a forum for representation, coordination and information sharing, and aims to strengthen the education of allied health practitioners in Australia to meet the needs of communities. With an ageing Australian population and the growth of chronic disease, the allied health professions will be critical to providing adequate and appropriate health care to the Australian population.

Membership requires that a minimum of three of the disciplines listed below are taught and accredited:

  • Clinical exercise physiology / sport and exercise science
  • Medical laboratory science
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Orthoptics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Medical radiation science
  • Speech pathology
Our member Universities are:

  • Central Queensland University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Curtin University
  • Deakin University
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University
  • James Cook University
  • La Trobe University
  • Monash University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Queensland
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Sydney
  • Western Sydney University

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Exhibitor Party Sponsor

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We’re a specialist industry super fund dedicated to people who provide some of the best health and community services in the world.

With more than 860,000 members and $47 billion invested globally on their behalf, we’ve learned a thing or two about looking after our members.

We speak up for others. We stand alongside our partners and members, advocating for a super system that better caters for people working in your sector. And, more broadly, women and First Australians.

As an industry super fund we work for you – not shareholders. We keep our fees down, costs low, and provide commission-free advice. It’s all part of the service. That way more money stays in our members’ super accounts working for their future.

Speaking of the future, we invest our members’ super thoughtfully, and intelligently. We take care of our members’ money as if it were our own, aiming to maximise long-term financial return while supporting a cleaner, greener future.

We’re not just smart investors. We’re passionate about sharing our expertise through information and advice. And it’s our job to do everything we can to help, so our members can live their very own version of happy ever after.

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Issued by H.E.S.T. Australia Ltd ABN 66 006 818 695 AFSL No. 235249, Trustee of Health Employees Superannuation Trust Australia (HESTA) ABN 64 971 749 321. This information is of a general nature. It does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or specific needs so you should look at your own financial position and requirements before making a decision. You may wish to consult an adviser when doing this. Investments may go up or down. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.  Before making a decision about HESTA products you should read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (call 1800 813 327 or visit hesta.com.au for a copy), and consider all relevant risks (hesta.com.au/understandingrisk).

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The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) is a leading provider of high quality training and education to support more than 140,000 clinical and non-clinical staff, trainers, managers and leaders across NSW Health.

We work closely with our partners, Local Health Districts, Specialty Health Networks, other public health organisations and health professionals to identify education and training needs and design contemporary solutions tailored to the NSW Health work context.

HETI has an important role in the state-wide governance for whole of health education and training, to ensure effective resource allocation and development of best practice education and training.

Our programs are diverse, they include:

  • eLearning modules delivered through My Health Learning on topics such as Violence Prevention, Refugee Health to Clinical Care of People who maybe be Suicidal.
  • Workshops on managing health resources and people management to intensive programs designed to develop NSW Health’s future leaders.
  • Scholarships, cadetships and grants in areas of need and to enable participation.
  • Managing Junior Medical Officer internships on behalf of the State.
  • HETI coordinates clinical placements through Clinconnect for Allied Health, Medical, Nursing and Midwifery.
  • State-wide programs that support healthcare professionals in rural and remote NSW.
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters level courses in Mental Health.

With person-centred care and interprofessional practice at its heart, HETI combines evidence-based research and evaluation with educational design expertise, and works closely with subject matter experts from across NSW Health to develop contemporary, responsive education and training.

Allied Health professionals are invited to stay up to date with HETI opportunities at heti.nsw.gov.au

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Pocket Program Sponsor

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For more than 60 years the Australian Government has supported thousands of skilled Australians to volunteer in developing countries. The Australian Volunteers Program matches a broad range of skilled Australians with partner organisations in the Indo-Pacific region, to support them to achieve their own development goals. Australian volunteers are support return airfares, a living and accommodation allowance, training and more.

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Exhibitors

The Therapy Collective

The Therapy Collective is the Queensland distributor of Vicair Pressure Relieving Products, including wheelchair cushions, wheelchair backrests, mattress replacements and heel protectors. The Vicair products are filled with hundreds of air-filled SmartCells and this unique, award winning air-cell technology provides superior pressure redistribution and stable, reliable body support.

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When you partner with QSuper, you can feel confident we’re always here for you. Feel better about your super today, knowing we strive to keep fees low and deliver strong long-term returns with less ups and downs along the way. Talk to the team at the QSuper exhibit to find out more.

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My health for life is a Queensland Government funded lifestyle modification program designed to assist people at high risk of chronic conditions get their health back on track. Tailored to meet individual needs and delivered in your community or workplace by local health professionals, My health for life takes a different approach to getting healthy.

The Prideaux Centre encompasses both research and education for the health professions.

The Research Centre is committed to conducting translational research and building bridges between educational theory & practice.

The Centre also engages in international research collaborations & consultancy.

Clinical Education courses are characterised by a symbiotic relationship between the learner, an experienced clinical educator, & the health service. Our fully online topics offer flexibility with part-time study options available.

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The Faculty of Health Sciences at ACU is known for world-leading education and research, and for producing graduates who make a difference. We offer postgraduate programs by coursework and by research for professionals in a range of areas including clinical exercise physiology, health care leadership, high performance sport, mental health, public health, rehabilitation, and social work. Our curricula are developed and refined in conjunction with industry leaders, to ensure they reflect local and international knowledge, rapid changes in the health environment, and advances in student learning.

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CQUniversity Australia has been on a phenomenal trajectory in recent years and its remarkable growth in student numbers, new courses, new campuses, infrastructure and reputation has seen it emerge as one of Australia’s truly great universities.

Originally founded in Rockhampton in 1967, as the Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) Capricornia, it was granted full University status in 1992 and was named the University of Central Queensland. The University rebranded to CQUniversity in 2009 and now has more than 30 000 students. It has firmly established itself as one of the largest universities based in regional Australia, with campuses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney and Townsville. Along with these campuses, the University also operates study centres in Biloela, Broome, Busselton, Charters Towers, Karratha and Yeppoon, and delivers programs in Cooma and Geraldton, thanks to partnerships with the respective university centres in those communities.

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CheckUP is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to better health for people and communities who need it most. We work with our partner organisations and health providers to create healthier communities and reduce health inequities. Through our current range of health programs and initiatives, CheckUP has an established footprint in 190 communities across Queensland.

To find out more about what we do please visit our website: www.checkup.org.au

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The National Injury Insurance Scheme, Queensland (NIISQ) is a no-fault scheme providing necessary and reasonable lifetime treatment, care and support to those who sustain eligible serious personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Queensland, on or after 1 July 2016.

NIISQ is administered by the National Injury Insurance Agency, Queensland.

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The Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative takes a collaborative, whole-of-workforce approach to building the capability and capacity of the health workforce to provide quality palliative care to all Australians. The Collaborative is made up of two projects, The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) and Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U). It provides funded, supervised clinical placements and workshops; resources to strengthen curriculum in university courses. Our education programs in palliative care are creating real improvements in the care of Australians with life-limiting illnesses. The Collaborative is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health as part of the National Palliative Care Projects Grant.

www.pepaeducation.com

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Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is the recognised national voice for allied health professions in Australia, representing and advocating for the role of allied health professionals in health, aged care, disability, education and all systems where allied health services have a role. As the peak body for allied health professions, AHPA has an important strategic leadership role and is the body that the Federal Government and other organisations turn to when they seek a collective view of allied health. We have twenty member organisations and 5 affiliates, all national professional bodies.

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Cliniko helps you run every aspect of your business. Manage and book appointments, write treatment notes and letters, keep track of your invoices and payments, and generate insightful reports on all your clinic’s needs. Set up reminders to automatically notify patients of upcoming appointments, reducing the number of no-shows.

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The Australian Indigenous Knowledge Centre’s mission is to contribute to improving the health of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and assist in ‘closing the gap’ by providing the evidence base to help reduce the harmful use of alcohol and other drugs.
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Crunch Practice Solutions takes the confusion out of starting up your own allied health business.  It’s hard to know where to start and what to do!  That’s where we come in. We provide you with all the essentials you need to start seeing clients, with our Simple Startup Bundle. Let us support you and make the startup process easy, quick and painless.

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We believe that in order to create a better healthcare system, we need to create better ways to connect and pay.

Medipass introduces modern digital thinking to health payments. We create payment solutions that connect patients, health care providers and funders in ways that increase transparency, reduce administration and simplify the overall payments experience for everyone.

For a provider we reduce the burden of payments administration by enabling them to raise and track claims to a variety of funders including Private Health Funds via HICAPS, Garrison Health Services, Medicare and fully out of pocket, from one place digitally without the need for a terminal.

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With close links to our community, health system and health professionals, we have built a lasting reputation in health education and research with local, national and global impact. Our graduates aim to discover and deliver the next generation of transformative health and medical research outcomes and provide exceptional client care.

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The Australian Digital Health Agency is tasked with improving health outcomes for all Australians through the delivery of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy in collaboration with partners across the community. The Agency is responsible for national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation, clinical quality and safety.

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Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) exists so that rural and remote Australian communities have allied health services that support equitable and sustainable health and well-being. SARRAH is the peak body representing rural and remote Allied Health Professionals.

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Northern Territory PHN is a not-for-profit organisation funded by the Australian Government to work with the primary health sector. The NT PHN work to develop improved coordination of health services and to commission new health programs and services to address the health needs in the Northern Territory. As the Territory’s Rural Workforce Agency, we also attract, recruit, educate and work to retain the health workforce of the Northern Territory.

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The HSU is a specialist union that covers members working in public hospitals, ambulance, aged care, allied health, private hospitals, imaging, pathology and disability care.

With 37,000+ members across NSW, ACT and QLD, you’re in good company!

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#pledge4change & b.school4change exist in unison to celebrate and simplify change across healthcare in Australia.

#pledge4change is about capturing, sharing and learning from change efforts already occurring within the healthcare system.

b.school4change is about teaching individuals to simplify the process of change whilst achieving greater impact.

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Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner, Emeritus Professor Paul Worley, was appointed in November 2017, reporting to the Minister responsible for rural health.  The Commissioner has currently been tasked with developing options for improving the access, distribution and quality of rural allied health services across Australia. A discussion paper describing options is currently open for feedback.

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with disability.  It moves away from the previous system of providing block funding to agencies and community organisations, to direct funding for individuals.

The NDIS provides reasonable and necessary funding to people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their life.

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The eMHPrac e-Mental Health in Practice Project is funded by the Australian Government and aims to raise health practitioner awareness and knowledge of digital mental health and to provide free training and support to GPs, Allied Health Professionals and service providers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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SQRH supports nursing, midwifery and allied health students and health professionals to develop a high quality and highly skilled workforce across regional, rural and remote Southern QLD. SQRH is a University Department of Rural Health and is a collaboration between the University of Queensland, University of Southern Queensland, Darling Downs Health and South West Hospital and Health Service.

The University of Melbourne’s Department of Medical Education delivers a range of high-quality, research-informed postgraduate and professional development programs for health professionals from any discipline, covering our areas of expertise: Clinical Education, Clinical Research and Clinical Leadership.  Enrol in one of our courses and you will develop practical skills, further your career and join a network of passionate clinicians.

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The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health Ltd (IUIH), was established in 2009 by four Community Controlled Health Services in SEQ, to provide for the needs of Australia’s second largest Indigenous population.

The Institute developed Deadly Choices, and has since developed the IUIH System of Care, a proven method of providing comprehensive primary health care services to the Indigenous population.

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Flinders University plays a leading role in providing contemporary education, innovative health research and workforce development in the Northern Territory The NT Medical Program and the Centre for Remote Health provide teaching, training and research crucial to the improvement of health services and health outcomes in a rural and remote context.

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Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) deploys urban-based health professionals to increase primary healthcare services and assist in addressing the shortfall in health service delivery in remote Indigenous Northern Territory (NT) communities.

Established in 2008, RAHC is an Australian Government-funded program administered on behalf of the Department of Health for The Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme: Stronger Futures Northern Territory which focuses on “addressing the persistent challenges to accessing primary healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait people in the Northern Territory”.

RAHC offers short-term paid placements to urban-based professionals from 3 weeks to 3 months, creating opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians without having to give up your regular job back home. Each health professional is provided with cultural orientation and ongoing support through our free CPD approved online modules. The modules are designed to provide an overview of health issue prevalent to the remote health context.

Be part of the effort to support and strengthen the existing remote workforce and play your part to help close the gap around Indigenous health outcomes.

To get involved and become credentialed with us call 1300 697 242

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NSW Rural Doctors Network is a not-for-profit, non-government charitable organisation and the Australian Government’s designated Rural Workforce Agency for health in NSW.

Our vision is for improved health service access for all Australians – no matter where they live. To achieve this, we seek to grow and strengthen a capable primary health workforce for people in remote, rural, regional and disadvantaged communities.

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Health Workforce Queensland is a not-for-profit Rural Workforce Agency focused on making sure remote, rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have access to highly skilled health professionals when and where they need them, now and into the future.

We do this through supporting current and upcoming rural health professionals with rural immersion opportunities, recruitment, relocation assistance, orientation, continuing professional development, and career pathway support.

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Your organisation may be eligible for Australian Government-funded support to help alleviate the pressure of finding a temporary replacement when your valuable healthcare team member goes on leave.

You will be given all the support needed to recruit, screen and place a highly experienced temporary allied health professional that can hit the ground running from the moment they arrive.

Our unique program is subsidised by the Australian Government so that all you need to worry about is ensuring your community receives ongoing healthcare during your team member’s absence. This means that there are no fees and your organisation only pays for the cost of having a temporary allied health professional for the duration of the leave period i.e. their wage, superannuation and any applicable taxes. We help to alleviate the pressure even further by arranging and paying for the temporary allied health professional travel, accommodation and meals allowance.

Interested in becoming an allied health locum? For each rural and remote placement you not only receive all of the above benefits but you also receive an incentive allowance of $150 per working day.

For more information please visit www.rurallap.com.au or freecall 1800 Rural LAP (1800 18725 527).

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Clermont Country Care provides NDIS Allied Health and support services for people in the country. Working for us provides the opportunity to use your entire skillset and become a valued provider within your community. Your work really makes a difference, providing people in the country with the services they need and deserve.

NAHC Conferences

2007, Hobart (7th NAHC)

2009, Canberra (8th NAHC)

2012, Canberra (9th NAHC)

2013, Brisbane (10th NAHC)

2015, Melbourne (11th NAHC)

2017, Sydney (12th NAHC)

2019, Brisbane (13th NAHC)

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