The 10th National Allied Health Conference was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from the 16th to the 18th October 2013. The theme for the conference was Educate, Motivate, Innovate, Celebrate. The aim of the conference was to celebrate innovation in allied health education, clinical service delivery and research and the contribution of this to the patient care and the health of the community.

The conference was a collaborative of Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA), Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) and the National Allied Health Advisory Committee (NAHAC), with coordination overseen by the Queensland Department of Health.

Organising Committee

Julie Hulcombe Ling Lee
Amanda Greaves Lujuana Abernathy
Andrea Hurwood Mark Butterworth
Gail Gordon Matthew Molineux
Ilsa Nielsen Nicky Haron
Janenne Brown Tania Hobson
Judith Catherwood Vanessa Richardson
Julie Connell Ans Van Erp
Kathy Stapley Claire Leahy
Nicole Ralston

Provisional Program

 

Wednesday 16 October 2013 
0800 Workshop Registration Open
Plaza 1 Plaza 2 Plaza 5
0830-1000 The added value of allied health management and leadership in challenging times – Enterthe dragon’s den
Dr Robert Jones, Fiona Jenkins, Janice Mueller, Dr Rosalie Boyce
Commences 0900Aligning your personal and business life
Michelle Tate-Lovery
National Meetings
1000 Morning Tea
1020-1230 The added value of allied health management… continued Aligning your personal and business life… continued
1215-1315 Lunch for all day workshop participants only
Plaza 1 Plaza 2 Plaza 3
1300-1430 Commences 1315The added value of allied health management and leadership in challenging times – Enterthe dragon’s den
Dr Robert Jones, Fiona Jenkins, Janice Mueller, Dr Rosalie Boyce
Calderdale Framework – Implementation in Australia
Rachel Duffy, Jayne Smith, Dr Alison Pighills, Ms Annette Scott, Ms Ilsa Nielsen, Ms Sarah Patterson, Ms Michelle Bradford
A beginners guide to cost effectiveness analysis
Professor Nicholas Graves
Queensland University of Technology
1430 Afternoon Tea
1450-1720 The added value of allied health management… continued Calderdale Framework – Implementation in Australia
Continued…
A beginners guide to cost effectiveness analysis
Continued…
1600 Conference Registration Open
1730-1900

Welcome Reception in the Exhibition
Plaza Foyer, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Thursday 17 October 2013
0800 Registration Open
Plenary Session – Plaza Terrace
0830 Welcome to Delegates
Mr David Butt, Deputy Secretary, Head of Rural and Regional Health Australia, Chief Allied Health Officer, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
0840 Welcome to Country
Uncle Eddie Ruska, Traditional Custodian of the Brisbane Region
0845 Opening Address
Dr Chris Davis MP, Queensland Assistant Minister for Health
0900 Australian Chief Allied Health Office – The Future:
Mr David Butt, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
0915 Keynote Address: INNOVATE
Dr Geoff Garrett, Chief Scientist, Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist
1000 Morning Tea in the Exhibition
Concurrent Sessions: Plaza Level
Workforce Innovation
Plaza Terrace
Chair: Mark Butterworth
Clinical Education
Plaza 1
Chair: Matthew Molineux
Indigenous Health
Plaza 2
Chair: Craig Dukes
Coordination of Care
Plaza 3
Chair: Ling Lee
1020-1035 Allied health redesign: Applying lean thinking to an acute allied health service
Karen Brown, Stephen Basso, Lauri O’Brien, Mel Lewis, Derryn Cashmore*
Putting the best foot forward – Use of clinical simulation to support teaching and training in under graduate podiatryShan Bergin*, Cylie Williams, Annette Davis, Kylie Grouios, Brianna High Institute for urban Indigenous health paediatric allied health assessment model
Tara Lewis*, Chrisdell McLaren*, Alison Nelson*
‘Someone was there for me’: Using experienced based co-design to improve clients experience of care coordination services 
Kate Cranwell, Mark Murray*, Jacinta Roberton*
1040-1055 Evaluation of the Queensland Health Practitioners Models of Care Project: lessons for successful workforce change
Susan Nancarrow*, Alison Roots, Anna Moran, Sandra Grace, Kerry Lyons
A comparative study of paired and single clinical placement models: An activity level analysis
Marita Plunkett*, Ronelle Hewetson, Lee Jones, Anne Hill, Jennifer Nunn, Rachel Tosh, Louise Cahill
A multidisciplinary allied health partnership approach to improving chronic disease self-management in an urban Indigenous population: Let’s ‘work it out’! 
Emma Campbell*, Samara Dargan*, Kyly Mills, Alison Nelson, Chantal Roder, Tabinda Basit, Katherine Munce, David McLaughlin, Katrina Rae
From muddle of care to model of care in rehabilitation teams: results of a system-wide change program
Susan Fone*, Peteris Darzins, Christopher King
1100-1115 An RCT to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of trans-professional skill sharing 
Alison Pighills*, Michelle Bradford, Desley Harvey, David Plummer
Creating new placement opportunities by overcoming barriers for assessment: Results of a Delphi
Sandra Capra*, Claire Palermo, Sue Ash, Eleanor Beck, Helen Truby, Brian Jolly
‘If you don’t have that knowledge you don’t ask that question’. Staff readiness for conducting assessments in remote Indigenous community contexts 
Melissa Lindeman*, Kylie Dingwall, Di Bell
Improving hospital to community handover: implementing an electronic dietetics discharge summary 
Lauren Rogers*, Lynne Ruiz, Adrienne Young, Lynda Ross
1120-1135 Advanced allied health assistants in the ACT
Claire Pearce
How does the ‘Teaching on the Run’ program affect motivation, confidence and the effectiveness of allied health professionals involved in student clinical supervision? Margaret Potter*, Fiona Lake You can lead the way – Educate, motivate, innovate and then celebrate being culturally responsive
Keona Wilson
Care of the elder inpatient – ‘When everyone is responsible, no one is responsible’ – Solving the problem with a multi-professional allied health assistant
Mark Cruickshank*, Alison Mudge, Prue McRae
1140-1155 Creating a foundation for delegation to Allied Health Assistants in a medical assessment and planning unit
Julie-Anne Ross*, Julie Connell
Educating and motivating rural and remote allied health professionals: Learnings from
experience and evidence

Wendy Ducat*, Vanessa Richardson, Saravana Kumar
Partnership outcome: Brain injury training and support programme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers 
Susan Gauld *, Sharon Smith*, Melissa Kendall
The role of allied health in advance care planning – Our time to shine! 
Liz Crowe*, Lesley Chenoweth, Val Quinn, Jenny Boddy, Amanda Wheeler
1200-1300 Lunch & Poster Viewing in the Exhibition (odd numbered posters)
1300-1400 CELEBRATE – Allied Health Past, Present, Future
Chair: Gretchen Young, Young FuturesMs Paula Bowman, Queensland University of Technology, the first Allied Health Advisor in Australia
Professor Susan Nancarrow, Southern Cross University
Mr Daniel Mahony, SARRAH, Co-Chair of Future Health Leaders and the Rural Representative, Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) National Advisory Council.
Concurrent Sessions: Plaza Level
Research & Evidence Based Practice
Plaza 1
Chair: Ilsa Nielsen
Innovations in Client Care
Plaza 2
Chair: Amanda Greaves
Professional Support
Plaza 3
Chair: Lujuana Abernethy
Workforce Innovation
Plaza Terrace
Chair: Gail Gordon
1400-1415 Flexible, capable, adaptable: A dynamic allied health workforce
Kerry May*, Fiona McAlinden, Michael SplawaNeyman, Michelle O’Rourke
Allied health research at Royal Melbourne Hospital: the first year of a new approach
Jude Czerenkowski, Julia Blackshaw*, Catherine Granger
Improving patient access: Redesigning the allied health cancer care model of care at Cairns Base Hospital
Cara Johnstone*, Lindsey Johnson, Ilsa Nielsen
Celebrating innovative research collaboration with outcomes: Professional support in Queensland 
Karen Bell*, Fiona Hall*, Pim Kuipers, Sue Pager
1420-1435 Allied health staffing factor: Are we underestimating the cost of staffing required?
Lyndell Keating*, Jonathan Prescott, James Sayer
Influencing EBP use by allied health professionals through education, motivation and innovation
Shelley Wilkinson*, Fiona Hinchcliffe, Judith Hough
Engaging allied health in cancer survivorship – The positive change for life survivorship project Helen McLauchlan, Daniela Klarica, Trish Walker, Sharon Avery* Positive psychology proving itself in retention Christine Franklin
1440-1455 Implementing an expanded scope of practise physiotherapy service in the Emergency Department at Robina Hospital
Deb Lenaghan*, Rod Ellem
Understanding allied health professionals’ use of research evidence using the theory of planned behaviour
Marlena Klaic*, Terry Haines, Fiona McDermott
Trial of a computer-based program that provides length of stay benchmark figures at a rehabilitation centre: its ability to identify and impact on prolonged lengths of stay and staff perceptions of its use
Kate Roberts*, Kathy Stiller, Rachel Harling, Elizabeth Lynch, Sally Forward
Does clinical supervision lead to better outcomes? Findings from a study of allied health professionals
Christine Saxby*, Jill Wilson, Peter Newcombe
1500-1515 Evaluation of an advanced Allied Health Assistant role in ACT Health
Tegan Reid, Therese Edwards*, Claire Pearce*
A recursive model for capacity-building in the learning and sustainability of evidence based treatment 
Ingrid Wagner*, Tania Withington, Richard Litster
Multisite investigation of weekend allied health services on acute medical/surgical wards
Donna Markham*, Kathleen Phillip, Terry Haines, Deb Mitchell
Celebrating the innovative use telehealth technologies to educate, mentor and motivate best practice
Desleigh De Jonge*, Wendy Stevens
1520-1535 Change sweet change: Improving equity for staff and clients through change management
Andrea Whitehead*, Fiona Hinchcliffe
Comparison of GAS and Lawton Scale for measuring outcomes in a rural ambulatory rehabilitation serviceLouis Baggio*, David Buckley Clinical allied health dashboard- By clinicians for clinicians
Rebecca Moore, Leah Thompson*, Mark Butterworth
Raising the bar – Governance, education and training for the Allied Health Assistant (AHA) workforce in NSW Health Sue Steel-Smith*, Danijela Radovanovic*
1535 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition
1600-1730 EDUCATE – Supply and Demand Clinical Training for the Future
Chair: Susan Nancarrow HWA Perspective
Mr George Beltchev, Executive Consultant, Clinical Training Reform, Health Workforce AustraliaUniversity Perspective
Professor Lindy McAllister, University of SydneyPublic Health Employer’s Perception
Mr John Merrick, Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) NSWPanel Discussion
1730 Sessions End
1730-1930 CELEBRATE – Networking Reception
Plaza Foyer, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

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Friday 18 October 2013
0800 Registration Open
Plenary Session
Chairs: Julie Hulcombe, Department of Health, Queensland & Lyn Littlefield, Allied Health Professions Australia
0830 Keynote Address: Two way thinking on building a healthy nation one person at a time
Ms Tania Major, acclaimed Indigenous advocate and former Young Australian of the Year
0930 Keynote Address: Performance and Accountability and Implications for Allied Health
Dr Dianne Watson, Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Performance Authority
1030 Morning Tea in the Exhibition
Concurrent Sessions: Plaza Level
Workforce Innovation
Plaza Terrace
Chair: Lee McGovern
Rural & Remote
Plaza 1
Chair: Renae Moore
Interprofessional Education & Practice
Plaza 2
Chair: Nicky Haron
Paediatrics
Plaza 3
Chair: Tania Hobson
1050-1105 Benchmarking in allied health services – If you can’t measure it you can’t manage it!
Fiona Jenkins*, Robert Jones*
WA Country Health Service allied health transition to Practice Graduate Program
Katherine Lamont*, Suzanne Spitz
Preparing pre-graduate students for the workplace – Proving the worth of an Interprofessional, competency based education program Rebecca Black Paediatric allied health drop-in clinics improve accessibility and efficiency
Lisa Sandaver, Timothy Effeney*
1110-1125 Securing the allied health workforce – Evaluation of subacute models of care, including fiscal modelling Steven Wood*, Steven Bowden, Patricia Bradd, Tish Bruce Educate, articulate, motivate more ‘transition to remote practice’ training tools 
Annie Farthing*, Nicole Beattie, Renae Moore, Shelagh Lowe, Lois McCullagh
Inter-professional education and the first year experience: ongoing developments in a core health sciences course
Melanie Hayes
Feeding difficulties in children with autism spectrum disorders and so-called ‘fussy eaters’: Baseline information from the HELP Study 
Jeanne Marshall*, Pamela Dodrill
1130-1145 Doing things differently: extending the scope of Allied Health Assistants in Speech Pathology
Simone Williams*, Julianne Coyle, Rebecca Downes
Maximising our Remote Professional Health (MORPH) workforce project 
Kathy Relihan*, Tanya Lehmann*
An innovative model of interprofessional paediatric education for allied health professionals 
Alexandra Little
Simulated Learning in Paediatric Allied Health (SLIPAH): Making the SLIPAH fit! 
Kristine Kelly*, Meg Moller, Sarah Wright
1150-1205 Using The Calderdale Framework to develop employer led higher education
Rachael Smith*, Jayne Duffy*
Rural private therapy framework: delivering high quality, sustainable and accessible services to people with disabilityAngela Dew, Jo Ragen*, Rebecca Barton Flying start Queensland Health: International innovation for inter-professional educationPeter Fuelling*, Dionne Williams How can parents educate health professionals about their experiences in child development services: A grounded theory model for goal setting 
Shareen Forsingdal*, Winsome St John, Vanessa Miller, Anna Harvey, Penny Wearne
1205-1300 Lunch & Poster Viewing in the Exhibition (even numbered posters)
Concurrent Workshops: Plaza Level
1300-1415
Plaza Terrace
Chair: Tanya Lehmann
Plaza 1
Chair: Lin Oke
Plaza 2
Chair: Lindy McAllister
Expanding Scope To Improve Services
Implementing prescribing in allied health – the journey
Dr Adam Bird, La Trobe University, VictoriaRenewing the workforce – the challenges
Ms Kathleen Philip, Department of Human Services, VictoriaRural and remote allied health generalist
Ms Ilsa Nielsen, Department of Health, Queensland
National Health Reform – The New Environment And Reform
Health reform – What does it mean for allied health
Ms Julie Connell, Metro South Hospital and Health Service, QueenslandNational health reform: AH input into IHPA and NHPA and what’s next
Mr David Stokes, Australian Psychological Society (APS)Implementation of medicare locals and primary care reform
Ms Erica Kneipp, Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing Medicare Locals Branch
Clinical Education Showcase
Getting “interprofessional” into the every day!
Ms Robyn Smith, Northern Health Learning and Research, VictoriaSimulation within medical imaging
Mr Russell Booth, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, VictoriaCreating opportunities through identified need: Development of primary care based student assisted programs using a collaborative model of service development
Ms Frances Millar, University of Queensland Health Care Ipswich Aged and Chronic Disease Clinic
Mr Darryl Grundy, CEO UQ Health Care
Group discussion Group discussion Group discussion
1415-1435 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition
Concurrent Sessions: Plaza Level
Clinical Education
Chair: Julie Hulcombe
Workforce Innovation
Chair: Julie Connell
Clinical Practice
Chair: Judith Catherwood
Community & Primary Care
Chair: Amanda Greaves
1440-1455 Innovative solutions for traditional problems: Development of new student placement models at the University of the Sunshine Coast 
Heidi Miller*, Penny Taylor, Frances Millar, Davin Lloyd
Resourcing allied health managers for activity based funding and workforce planning
Steven Bowden*, Trish Bradd
Poor nutrition and function after acute hospitalisation: opportunity for innovative post-discharge care
Adrienne Young*, Lauren Rogers, Alison Mudge, Jenna Allen, Merrilyn Banks, Lunda Ross, Tess Clark, Liz Isenring
Development and implementation of a community palliative care equipment service
Geraldine Hodson
1500-1515 Fostering and Inspiring Research Engagement (FIRE): A research incubator scheme for undergraduate allied health students
Jenny Ziviani*, Rachel Feeney, Siobhan Schabrun, David Copeland, Paul Hodges
Restructuring allied health for quality; effective, efficient and economical service provision
Gail Gordon*, Sue Pager
Education and motivation in clinical handover at a tertiary hospital; A model for allied health disciplines
Therese Dodds
Allied health and its role in reducing chronic disease complications impacting the homeless population 
Rebecca Mannix
1520-1535 NSW Health ClinConnect – Innovation in clinical placement managementBrenda McLeod*, Elizabeth Schlossberger Innovation in models of care: Implementation of an allied health clinical leader in a medical assessment and planning unit 
Marguerite Bennetts*, Doug Murtagh*
Connecting practice: A dynamic framework for implementing workplace supervision and support
Susan Nancarrow*, Julia Coyle, Dianne Boxall, Anna Moran, Rodney Pope, Jennifer Young
Early and intensive allied health rehabilitation programs improve patient outcomes and drive financial efficiencies
Steven Bowden*, Steven Wood, Tish Bruce, Patricia Bradd
1540-1555 ‘Learn, feel inspired, creative and affirmed’ – Mixed methods findings in professional music therapy supervision
Jeanette Kennelly
Allied Health Assistant Implementation Program – Taking delegation to task
Andrea Elliott*, Annette Davis*, Lisa Somerville, Claire Brett
Utilising Allied Health Assistants to implement a new model of occupational therapy service delivery on the medical wards at the Townsville Hospital 
Kym Murphy
Community pharmacy – Leading innovation in primary health careKathleen Moorby*, Andrew Matthews
1600-1615 Intercontinental nutrition and dietetic practice placements: A collaborative and innovative partnership between London and Melbourne 
Sophia Lee*, Natalie Simmance, Sharon Croxford, Kathryn Waller
Leading the future for allied health – a governance perspective Joanne Travaglia*, Patricia Bradd* Multidisciplinary action research improves nutrition related outcomes post acute hip fracture
Jack Bell*, Judith Bauer, Sandra Capra, Chrys Pulle
Allied health enabling the development of health localities 
Martin Chadwick
Closing Address – Plaza Terrace
1620-1630 Conference Close

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