The program overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

Monday 5th August 2019


Pre-Conference workshops will be held at the conference venue Monday 5th August. These workshops are an additional cost to attend and can be booked during the registration process.  Each workshop has a limited number of participants that can attend and bookings will be taken in a first come, first served basis.

Cost to attend each workshop $175 or $300 for two.  Delegates and non-delegates are both welcome to attend.  Lunch will be provided for all participants.

0900-1230 IAHA’s Cultural Responsiveness Approach: Realising, recognising and relating the value of culturally safe and responsive practice with Indigenous peoples
Kylie Stothers, IAHA Workforce Development Manager
Allied health – Selling our value
Speakers: Peter Buttrum, Steve Williamson, Nick Steele, and consumers Donna and Freya Toussaint, and Carolyn Wharton
Facilitators:  Rachel Phillips and Michelle Stute
An inter-disciplinary approach to #last1000days and #endPJparalysis, designing a framework for success
Dr Ian Sturgess
Realising the Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway: Practical implementation approaches for success
AHRGP Project Governance Group
1230-1330 Lunch
[1200-1700 Exhibition Bump In]
1330-1630 Allied Health Clinical Education Symposium
Jointly developed by the Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences and the National Allied Health Clinical Educator Network
Allied Health Digital Transformation
National Allied Health Digital Information Network
The first 1000 days
Jackie Bennett and Anne Taylor 

Welcome Reception | Exhibition Area, Plaza Level, BCEC

Welcome to the 2019 National Allied Health Conference! This is the first social opportunity to catch up with your interstate colleagues and sponsors and exhibitors of the Meeting.  The welcome reception also provides a great opportunity to meet delegates who are attending the conference for the first time.  Sponsored by ACDHS.

Tuesday 6th August 2019

0830 Official Opening & Welcome | Liza-Jane McBride, Chair, 13th National Allied Health Conference Organising Committee
0835 Welcome to Country
0850 Welcome Address
0900 Invited Speaker: Caroline Edwards
Reflection on the value of allied health- a Commonwealth perspective
0910 The value of Allied Health – consumer perspective
0915-0935 Keynote Address: Professor Kathryn Refshauge OAM FAHMS
Evidence of the value of allied health

Professor Kathryn Refshauge is Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Professor of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. She is a member of several boards and committees in the health sector in NSW as well as various professional and research bodies. She has also served on the executive of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and human research ethics committees, and was involved in the Excellence in Research for Australia initiative.  Full biography.

0935-1025 Keynote Address: Dr Ian Sturgess
The challenge of hospital acquired functional decline – preventing the harm!

Dr Ian Sturgess (BSc MB ChB FRCP) is an internationally renowned clinical expert in improving Emergency Care and was for many years the clinical leader for Britain’s Emergency Care Improvement Program.  Ian has worked around the world with more than 180 hospitals seeking to enhance their Emergency Care and has been working with Francis Health since 2012.  Full biography.

1025-1055 Morning Tea with the Exhibitors | Plaza Level, BCEC
Catering break sponsored by GENSOLVE

CONCURRENT SESSION A | Oral Presentations (12 min presentation / 3 min Q&A)
1055-1110 Translating evidence into practice: A longitudinal qualitative exploration of Allied Health decision making
Jenni White
When do Allied Health professionals lose confidence to perform evidence-based practice activities? A cross-sectional study
Marlena Klaic
The value of extended clinical placements: Perspectives from a unique optometry program
Jaqueline Kirkman
Is “rehab vision” and effective tool to improve patient knowledge and understanding of inpatient rehabilitation?
Kylie Draper
Taking an interprofessional approach to improving nutrition for older people in hospital
Adrienne Young
Reducing hospital associated complications in older people: Results from the CHERISH cluster randomised controlled study
Prue Mcrae
1110-1125 Allied Health prescribing: Perceptions of healthcare teams
Karen Bettenay
Clinical supervision and Allied Health practice: What are we doing? And does it make a difference?
Kim Nguyen
Remotely satisfied: The experiences of health students undertaking Work Integrated Learning placements in the Northern Territory
Annie Farthing, Narelle Campbell
I. C. U. I Hear U? The patient experience of being voiceless in the ICU
Gabrielle Salisbury-Baker
Validation of a new psychometric tool for assessing the competencies of clinical supervisors
Sarah Hamilton, Analise O’Donovan, Lynne Briggs, Maddy Slattery
Use of the Home Assessment Profile as an outcome measure to review occupational therapy practice within aged care
Karen Kessner
1125-1140 The STAT model improves access to sub-acute ambulatory and community services: A stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial
Annie Lewis
Research Capacity – what is it, why is it important, and how is it measured? A meta-analysis of research on the Research Capacity and Culture Tool
Annie Chapman
Know me early: Helping clinicians to understand child development and identify developmental concerns
Bernadette O’Connor
Implementing malnutrition screening in Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) – what is the impact?
Katie Belobrajdic
Facilitating organisational change to enhance rural interprofessional education: A process evaluation
Nicky Graham
Effect of manual therapy and exercise on mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A randomised controlled trial
Roger Engel
1145-1200 An evaluation of physiotherapist independent prescribing in Queensland
Mark Cruickshank
Allied Health Research Fellows enhance clinicians’ research engagement: An explanatory realist review
Sharon Mickan
Allied Health student clinical placements: Is the placement mix right?
Kassie Shardlow
CoPreP study: Co-designing a prehabilitation program to improve experiences for men with prostate cancer
Monica Turczyniak
Lets do better together: Training for health professionals on transgender and gender diverse affirmative practice in a hospital context
Andrew Wale-Corey, Simone Sheridan
The benefits of a combined cognitive and functional-task based exercise program for older adults with mild cognitive impairment: Preliminary findings from a pilot study
Luciana Theodoro De Freitas
1200-1215 Outcomes of Allied Health primary contact outpatient services in Queensland public hospitals; patient reported outcomes, wait times to care and impact on specialist wait lists
Sonia Sam
Speech pathology services in ICU: Clinician reported facilitators and barriers + speech pathology workforce in ICU – results of a national survey
Lara Cardinal
Realising our value through clinical education: Health students’ experiences of clinical placements in Indigenous contexts
Alison Nelson
Co-production & consumer co-investigators in Allied Health research – initial explorations in Gold Coast Health
Kelly Weir
Strengthening interprofessional culture across health professional education and the workplace – the Interprofessional Twilight Challenge
Kathryn Vick, Nicole Shaw
High level care patients with hip fractures – does discharge destination from acute care affect outcomes?
Lara Anderson
1215-1230 Exploring variation in outcomes between advanced practice physiotherapy screening clinics in Queensland
Maree Raymer
Allied Health Rural Generalist Training Program – experiences from the Top End
Justine Williams
The Allied Health work readiness study: Identifying personal characteristics signalling work readiness in Allied Health students
Maxine O’Brien
Healthcare rights in guardianship matters: Participation and timeliness
Patrice Higgins, Cate Parry
Breaking the silence: Exploring responses to domestic and family violence in clinical practice
Angel Carrasco
A systematic review of assessment tools and factors used to predict discharge from acute general medical wards
Aruska D’Souza
1235-1245 LIGHTNING TALKS (3 minute talks)
Talk 1 Beyond a short trial: Exploring the sustainability of Allied Health expanded scope models of care
Belinda Gavaghan
10 building blocks to create Allied Health development pathways in large complex health services
Rachel Resuggan
What supports Allied Health students on placement to begin to think, feel and act as a health professional?
Linda Furness
The Feedback Tree: A novel way of engaging staff and consumers to provide feedback on hospital foodservices
Margot Leeson-Smith
Transdisciplinary model of care between Allied Health and nursing in a rural sub-acute setting
Kathryn Costello
Cognitive impairment in a tertiary hospital: Prevalence and carer experience
Prue Mcrae
Talk 2 A transit pharmacist improves patient flow
Estelle Jensen
Peer supervision: Co-design of a framework valuable to physiotherapists
Dragana Ceprnja
Future health workforce educational needs: A qualitative exploration
Sharon Mickan
Promoting men-inclusive maternity services at Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
Gai Harrison, Kristy Fitzgerald
Tables and chairs: An interdisciplinary approach to improving the hospital environment for patients
Adrienne Young
Improving rural health through implementation of a pharmacist-led post discharge and high-risk medication service in a rural community
Sarah Tinney
Talk 3 Embedding advanced practice in gastrostomy tube management: Two years on
Belinda Steer
Translating research into practice – how confident are Allied Health clinicians?
Ashley Cameron
Post placement reflection sessions – a placement capacity and sustainability initiative
Vicky Stirling
Developing a New approach for Effective, Systematic, Timely and INteGrated (NESTING) pregnancy, birth and early parenting education program starts with consumer engagement
Sheridan Guyatt
Four disciplines and a national program. Lessons from a collaboration to strengthen a palliative care simulation–based learning experience (SBLE)
Kylie Ash, Marie-Claire O’Shea
‘Functional Freedom for Fallers with Fractures’ – where do we invest intervention to maximise outcomes for our consumers
Nicholas Davis
1245-1345 Lunch with the Exhibitors | Plaza Level, BCEC
Catering break sponsored by GENSOLVE

1345-1350 The value of Allied Health – consumer perspective
1350-1440 Keynote Address: Dr Tim Moore
The first 1000 days and the implications for Allied Health professionals

Dr Tim Moore is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Tim trained as a teacher and psychologist at the University of Melbourne, subsequently completing his Doctoral studies at the University of Surrey on self esteem and self-concept in children. Full biography.

CONCURRENT SESSION B | Oral Presentations (12 min presentation / 3 min Q&A)
1445-1500 Safely moving the critically-ill patient: Yes you can!
Felicity Prebble
Learning all the time: Articulating the value of an Allied Health education program
Molly Galea
Sustaining clinical placement capacity through partnerships and collaboration
Liza-Jane McBride
Content ideas to boost your Allied Health business
Ruben Mackellar
Asserting professional value while navigating power relations in the acute setting: A qualitative study of dietitian clinical decision making
Ruth Vo
Randomised controlled trial of technology enhanced vs. face to face cardiac compression training
Alison Pighills
1500-1515 Enhancing speech pathology scope with scoping
Nicola Veness, Mary-Ellen Tarrant
Reality or rhetoric: Is Allied Health clinical supervision really all that?
Janelle Roby, Rebekah Reurich, Sue Fitzpatrick
Mater Allied Health inter-professional student education: How not to step on toes
Catherine Carter
Move baby move: Engaging with women with GDM to improve physical activity ‘messaging’
Anne Harrison
Is clinical supervision effective for all the Allied Health professions? Findings from a Queensland mixed methods study suggest significant profession-specific differences
Christine Saxby
CALD Assist: Developing technology to assist communication between clinicians and patients from CALD backgrounds
Courtney Pocock
1515-1530 How can we better utilise our assistant workforce in speech pathology?
Maria Schwarz
Barriers and enablers to behaviour change in clinicians participating and leading research: A qualitative exploration
Rachel Wenke
Behind the stats – what do clinical educators do?
Mark Gooding
#hellomynameis – what’s in a name?
Sarah Bailey
The Australian New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA) burn rehabilitation course (BRC): An Allied Health collaboration
Julia Kwiet
The Telestroke-Rehab experience: Supporting rural Allied Health staff in providing stroke rehabilitation closer to home for patients in country WA
Ruth Warr
1530-1555 Afternoon Tea with the Exhibitors | Plaza Level, BCEC
Catering break sponsored by GENSOLVE

1555-1610 The safety and efficacy of a virtual fracture clinic in a major australian tertiary trauma hospital
Emily Cross
Mapping rural workforce outcomes from a longitudinal study of allied health graduates
Leanne Brown
Factors influencing perceived stress and anxiety reported by physiotherapy students during clinical placements – qualitative data
Kathy Stiller
Young people with complex trauma – keeping them connected when they “just want to be at the beach”
Kate Headley, Sophie Phillips, Kelsey Stalker
Interprofessional Family Conferencing (IFC): Translating knowledge to practice using simulation based education
Daniella Pfeiffer, Sue Aldrich
Does electronic medication management system (eMMS) save pharmacists’ time?
Heidi Wong
1610-1625 Vitality passport: Halt frailty, spark vitality
Melanie Reeves, Jeremy Carr
Daring action – Inspiring Allied Health clinical leaders to influence and lead in real-time
Joan Leo
How can we expand clinical placements to better impact on future workforce development and need? A policy analysis approach
Rachel Yates
Activ8 – involving patients and carers in leading and acheving activity golas in an inpatient setting
Liezel Van Eeden
Standardising interprofessional graduate attributes in university health professional study programs – lessons learnt and opportunities uncovered
Nathan Reeves
A new era of opportunity: informatics for Allied Health
Danielle Hornsby
1625-1640 Evaluation of primary contact occupational therapy hand clinics for patients on surgical outpatient waiting lists in eight Australian public hospitals
Ruth Cox
Early career workforce development for Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (AMP) roles
Louise Wellington
A picture maybe worth a thousand words but a narrative is priceless
Maryanne Long, Sonia Wood
Patient reported outcomes in spiritual care
Heather Tan
Inside the Black Box – an inter-professional education session on how to teach clinical reasoning in others
Tameeka Robertson
Telehealth implementation and practice in rural paediatric psychology, speech-language pathology and parent education services
Jessica Campbell
1645-1700 LIGHTNING TALKS (3 minute talks)  
Talk 1 Impact of transdiciplinary advanced Allied Health practitioners within paediatric neurodevelopmental and behavioural clinics, in a regional public hospital and health service outpatient department
Julie Creen
Forging career pathways – a partnership between Holmesglen Institute and Monash Health
Lucy Whelan
Collaborative Allied Health clinical education
Susan Waller
Establishing a yoga program in response to patient-reported experience measures within a brain injury rehabilitation unit
Rebecca Seeney
Investigating multidisciplinary team management of pressure injuries in sub-acute care
Alice Doring
Paediatric speech pathology via telehealth
Jessica Hajdu
Talk 2 Changing landscapes: The advanced generalist; improving career structure for rural physiotherapists
Kelly Thurlow
Is there a link between clinician reported time spent on research and research success?
Angela Chang
Variable levels of perceived stress and anxiety reported by physiotherapy students during clinical placements – quantitative data
Kathy Stiller
What do consumers of inpatient mental health facilities want to consume? Insights from a food service consultation process
Amber Thoroughgood
Development of a framework to evaluate implementation of an interprofessional education and practice organisation-wide strategy to foster integrated family centred care
Kristine Kelly
Development and implementation of a multi-disciplinary training package to improve the confidence and competence of clinicians in the use of telepractice for outpatient services
Michael Harris, Naomi Scolari, Denis Morton
Talk 3 ‘Service to reduce risk, improve independence and decrease emergency admissions’ – evaluation of an advanced practice Allied Health falls clinician role
Lisa Oakley
Five-year review of a regional Allied Health Graduate Program: What value do graduates perceive?
Kathryn Vick
Realising the value of a student led service learning placement in challenging mental health stigma: “This placement has changed me for ever”
Nicole Killey
What mapping perinatal education tells us about the needs of expectant and new parents and the multidisciplinary team that provides this education?
Sheridan Guyatt
Supporting a culture of interprofessional awareness and communication – sharing the journey and the learning activities that the Capability Development Team at Capital & Coast DHB has developed to support and increase interprofessional capability in practice
Vicky Ryan
Introducing eHealth into physiotherapy care for enhanced recovery caesarean patients
Joanne Crowley, Sheridan Guyatt
1700 Sessions conclude

Networking Party and Poster Viewing | Exhibition, PLaza Level, BCEC

Join HESTA and the Organising Committee for drinks and nibbles in the exhibition area to celebrate the first day of the conference.

Entertainment provided by local group, Radio Club Band!


Wednesday 7th August 2019

0830 Welcome and Recap of Day 1
0840 The value of Allied Health – consumer perspective

Keynote Speaker: Professor Pat Dudgeon

Professor Pat Dudgeon is from the Bardi people of the Kimberly area in Western Australia. She is a psychologist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. Pat is a Professor and Poche Research Fellow at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia.  Full biography.


Keynote Speaker: Professor Jo Travaglia

Professor Joanne Travaglia is Professor and Director of the Centre for Health Services Management University of Technology Sydney. Her research examines the quality and safety of care, through the lens of critical theory.  Her research examines the quality and safety of care, through the lens of critical theory.  Full biography.

1005-1035 Morning Tea with the Exhibitors | Plaza Level, BCEC
CONCURRENT SESSION C | Oral Presentations (12 min presentation / 3 min Q&A)
1035-1050 Management of musculoskeletal foot and ankle conditions prior to public-sector orthopaedic referral in South Australia
Tom Walsh
Boosting the local care workforce: Understanding the Allied Health workforce in disability
Katie Bourke
Managing maternity leave and return to work for Allied Health professionals in Queensland Health hospitals – strategies and issues
Julie Hulcombe
Developing a 5-year SA pharmacy workforce roadmap
Sharon Goldsworthy
Tools and outcomes for delivering culturally responsive Allied Health care
Natalie Kneubuhler, Maddison Adams
Reducing the cancer malnutrition burden: Highlights of state-wide collaborations in Victoria
Jenelle Loeliger
1050-1105 Experience of leadership and management clinicians in implementing best practice in inpatient management of people with obesity in a metropolitan public health service
Alison Qvist
Allied Health succession planning practices in large health district: A descriptive study
Kate Vickers
Optimising the impact of Allied Health: Learning from the Victorian Allied Health Workforce Research Project
Susan Nancarrow
How much Allied Health is enough? Using current clinical care ratios to support workforce planning and workload monitoring for Allied Health professionals
Julie-Anne Ross, Cherie Hearn
A multidisciplinary approach to support management of nutrition, swallowing and quality of life in patients with Motor Neurone Disease
Kirsty Niven
AHP leadership in higher education: Opportunities and challenges
Vivien Gibbs
1105-1120 Five-year trial of Allied Health Rural Generalist Training Positions in Queensland: outcomes and learnings
Ilsa Nielsen
Understanding the impact of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue on hospital social workers
Mim Fox, Ben Birrell
DASH – Dynamic Allocation of Staff Hours
Kath Feely
Reshaping the Allied Health Workforce Mix- What Should It Look Like and What Is the Value?
Anne Maree Buttner
Can care coordination reduce hospital admission in at-risk patients: The HealthLinks project evaluation at Peninsula Health
Rebecca Pang
Allied Health governance in the private hospital sector – a national program of organisational renewal and regulatory coordination
Rachel Resuggan
1125-1140 Bullseye! Increasing Allied Health resources for targeted patients in the acute hospital to achieve discharge directly home
Lara Kimmel
The Metro South Health Allied Health Assistant Learning and Development Project
Jeremy Lindsay
What enables high performance dispersed teams of health professionals in community settings?: An exploratory study
Annette Zucco
PREPARE for Practice: A statewide Allied Health workforce survey
Belinda Gavaghan
Optimising the integrated management of children and young people with persistent pain
Phil Nixon
Improving collaboration, engagement and influence for Allied Health practitioners in complex multi-disciplinary settings
Benjamin Freedman
1140-1155 The key to planning, developing, and managing a full-scope assistant workforce – unveiling perceptions around confidence of delegated models of care
Alita Rushton
Developing a team-based, tailored approach to building research capacity in Allied Health
Angela Chang
Delegate before you detonate – optimising use of the assistant workforce
Raymond Kopeshke
Organising orientation adds value to Allied Health workforce planning across four hospital and community settings
Mian Wang
Developing transition planning processes to deliver sub-acute care closer to home
Kerri-Anne Von Deest
Retrospective analysis and future trends in Allied Health leadership and workforce: From therapy divisions to gig-economy aggregators
Rosalie Boyce
1155-1210 Implementation a transdisciplinary model of care for mild deficit acute stroke patients
Jessica Reinbott
“It was a bit daunting”: Care worker experiences of online training to up-skill them to deliver the Active at Home exercise program
Sharon Hetherington
Faster, fairer, stronger: Subacute physiotherapy workforce redesign – methodology, implementation and outcomes
Alana Jacob
From the ground up: Designing care and supporting workforce readiness within a paediatric inpatient service
Merridy Moore
Integrated place based hubs – the Yarrabilba family and community place – a proof of concept hub utilizing cross-sector partnerships to enable a shared focus on improving health, development and wellbeing outcomes of children and families living in a specific geographical catchment
Joanne Allen-Keeling, Andrew Resetti
Emerging leaders – realising our value through embedding clinical leadership
Rebecca Hughes
1215-1225 LIGHTNING TALKS (3 minute talks)  
Talk 1 Virtual Fracture Care (VFC): Making fracture care easier for patients and clinicians
Clarice Tang
Developing the NSW Health diagnostic imaging medical physics workforce
William Ryder
Student power: Utilising student resourced services to meet the growing demand for outpatient speech pathology services in an acute hospital setting
Lucy Lyons
Planning for the future: Assessment of research capacity in health professions
Sharon Lee
Obesity: Everybody’s problem, nobody’s responsibility
Claire Pearce
Development and Implementation of a novel dietetics governance structure in a new tertiary facility
Kylie Clavarino
Talk 2 Optimising scope for pharmacists – a case of initiation of Orkambi(TM) treatment in paediatric patients with cystic fibrosis
Heidi Wong
Supporting an Allied Health workforce to facilitate complex implementation projects: Lessons learned from the SIMPLE project
Adrienne Young
Are you ready for this? Reflecting on the implementation journey of electronic medication management system (eMMS)
Bryanna Lawrie
Electronic reporting of Allied Health cancer care interventions in regional Queensland
Martine Waters
Large, loud, learned: A proactive and integrative group to maximise independence and wellness in people with Parkinson’s Disease (PWPD)
Natalie Grainger, Rachael Marlow, Karen Thomas
Reviewing Allied Health – no longer the back seat driver
Sue Fitzpatrick
Talk 3 A case of practicing scoping & extending scope of practice – it is FEES-ible!
Shabeena Miskin
Realising our value through workforce development: Developing an Indigenous health workforce
Alison Nelson
Creating a useful and sustainable Allied Health activity dashboard
Tanya Trevena
The Allied Health workforce paradox: The coexistence of oversupply and unmet need
Susan Nancarrow
INTRgr8: Integrating Ngo partners with Totara house to promote Recovery
Richard Grist, Elisa Mcconnochie, Eleanor Baggott
An initiative to build research capacity within a physiotherapy department and Allied Health service: Hits and misses over a 24-year period
Kathy Stiller
1225-1325 Lunch with the Exhibitors | Plaza Level, BCEC
1325-1330 The value of Allied Health – consumer perspective

Keynote Speaker: Professor Terrence Haines

Professor Terry Haines is Head of the School of Primary and Allied Health Care at Monash University. In this role he is responsible for a school with 6 departments, over 150 staff, and over 180 research higher degree students.  He has a professional background in physiotherapy and health economics, and has worked in research roles imbedded within health services for over 15 years before commencing as the Head of School in 2017.   Full biography.

CONCURRENT SESSION D | Oral Presentations (12 min presentation / 3 min Q&A)
1415-1430 Is establishing a specialist back pain assessment and management service in primary care a safe and effective model? Twelve-month results from the Back pain Assessment Clinic (BAC) prospective cohort pilot study
Adam de Gruchy
Leading the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Queensland: Realising our Value as Allied Health professionals in navigating a new system and achieving outcomes for patients in Townsville Health Service/Rehabilitation Unit
Richelle Carta
Healthy Living Program: Improving the dietary behaviours of people with severe mental illness
Hannah Olufson
Evaluating the responsiveness and clinical utility of the Australian Therapy Outcome Measure for Indigenous Clients (ATOMIC)
Nicholas Sheahan
Imagining the impossible: Perspectives from young people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, parents/caregivers and health professionals when preparing for the transition to adulthood
Tegan Pinese
Approaches to system-level implementation of the Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway: experiences from three jurisdictions
Kendra Strong
Integrated systems, interdisciplinary teams, full scope practice and delegation to deliver better value healthcare? A SIMPLE case for change
Jack Bell
1430-1445 Evaluation of a novel physiotherapist-led assessment clinic within the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) Maxillofacial Department
Rod McLean
Ours or yours- health or disability? Developing guidelines to assist at the interface of health and NDIS
Helen Malcolm
Strategies to enhance Allied Health professionals in mental health services to practice to full scope: A paradigm shift from case management
Fiona Hall
Dedicating resources to Allied Health digital informatics – an exercise in value optimisation
Ryan McVey
High intensity users: A chart audit of multiple presentations to a paediatric emergency department
Jaime Odonovan
Who wins when multidisciplinary health students have immersive service learning placements in regional communities with high needs and limited services?
Robyn Fitzroy
Providing high value care in high demand Allied Health services: An example of group education in chronic kidney disease
Hilary Powlesland
1445-1500 Time to care: Queensland Podiatry Telehealth Service for Foot Disease
Jason Warnock
Responding to the evolution of the NDIS – implementation of a clinical Improvement framework for Allied Health professionals in a not for profit organisation
Yolande Noble
Innovative culturally integrative models in psychological treatments of CALD population
Dragos Ileana, Annette Ruzicka
The Allied Health national best practice data sets – are we there yet?
Catherine Stephens
Understanding Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): A Multidisciplinary assessment team model of care for those referred to a FASD assessment clinic and the implications for intervention and education about the impact of FASD on young people
Nadi Fernando
Keeping kids closer to home: Experiences of an expanded scope and Allied Health assistant delegation model for paediatric burn rehabilitation
Debra Phillips, Lauren Matheson
Opportunity for delegation and interdisciplinary nutrition care in acute stroke units
Margot Leeson-Smith
1500-1515 Unleashing the power of Allied Health in Capital and Coast DHB – a transformative new model of care and priorities for change
Dorothy Clendon, Chantalle Corbett
The efficacy of a specialist NDIS social work role in a hospital setting: Reducing waiting times and length of stay
Susie Hines
Sound thinking: Neurologic music therapy for cognitive training in adult mental health rehabilitation
Cameron Haigh
Measuring the Value of the Specialist Management with Acute Rehabilitation Treatment (SMART) Program
Jamie Hunter, Kristy Coxon
Implementation of a multidisciplinary netcoaching rapid tube wean program at Gold Coast University Hospital
Phillipa Cordner
Strategies for increasing Allied Health recruitment and retention in rural Australia – a rapid review
Hassan Kadous
Additional weekend Allied Health services reduce length of stay in subacute rehabilitation wards but their effectiveness and cost effectiveness are unclear in acute general medical and surgical hospital wards: A systematic review
Mitchell Sarkies
1520-1530 LIGHTNING TALKS (3 minute talks)  
Talk 1 Jamming together – working with music therapy to extend the scope of practice for AHAs
Lucy Whelan, Greta DeVincentis, Amy Thomas, Louise Britzman
Groups 4 Health (G4H): Building connectedness to support health in transitioning home from rehabilitation
Julian Whitmore, Catherine Haslam
Service change and Supporting Lifestyle and Activity Modification after Transient Ischaemic Attack (S+SLAM-TIA): Measuring the value of implementing an evidence based secondary stroke prevention program into a health service
Chris Catchpole
The journey of a paediatric patient with Child Life Therapy (CLT) at Gold Coast University Hospital – a case study
Phillipa Cordner
Occupational therapist led environmental assessment and modification to prevent falls: Review of current practice in an Australian rural health service district
Alison Pighills
Talk 2 Implementation and evaluation of speech pathology-led referring process for videofluoroscopic swallow studies
Shana Taubert
Sensory modulation implementation in mental health services: The North Queensland experience
Luciana Theodore De Freitas
Experiences mapping Allied Health clinical terminology to SNOMED CT-AU
Alicia Chaplain
Are we doing what they’re doing? Tube weaning at The Canberra Hospital and internationally
Kathryn Rodda
Navigating the challenges of introducing a sub-acute pathway to North West Queensland: Learning together
Ella Dunsford
Talk 3 Bariatric specialist multi-disciplinary consultancy service (Team B-A-R-I)
Peter Young, Natalie Papallo
Avoiding critical consequences of dysphagia: A collaboration between speech pathology and nursing staff in mental health
Alison Battin
Vitality in aged care
Jeremy Carr, Melanie Reeves
Who is responsible for assessing children’s weight?: Views from health care professionals
Kamila Davidson
Nutrition intake early after stroke is poor: Investigating nutrition within an enriched environment
Samantha Robertson
1530-1550 Afternoon Tea
[1600-1800 Exhibition Bump Out]

Closing Keynote Speaker: Tim Ferguson

Tim Ferguson is one of Australia’s most accomplished comedians.  He has battled Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for 30 years, but it won’t get in his way!  He wrote and directed the comedy movie ‘Spin Out’ [Sony Pictures, 2016] tours the world with comedy trio the Doug Anthony All Stars [DAAS] and has written bestselling novels, comedy manuals, and live shows.  Full biography.

1630-1640 Most popular oral presentation and poster awards
1640-1650 Official conference handover & wrap-up | Liza-Jane McBride, Chair, 13th National Allied Health Conference Organising Committee
1650 Conference Close

Thursday 8 August 2019

 0830 Registration
 0900 Post Conference Leadership Workshop | Plaza 11