Program | Lightning Oral Presentations

We are pleased to feature the following Lightning Oral presentations.

Lightning presentations will be displayed for the duration of the conference in the Resource Gallery in the Online Platform.

Registered delegates may view Lightning talks in the Resource Gallery from one week prior to the conference to 3 months post conference. Lightning presentations include a 5 minute pre-recorded video, abstract document, presenter biography and other linked resources the authors may wish to make available.

Click on the presentation title below to view the abstract.


01. The allied health early graduate education program: responding to changing graduate needs in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic Melissa Bartlett
02. Learnings, benefits and challenges in the implementation of a unique Allied Health Model of Care for patients in isolated COVID-19 wards Tegan Bell
03. The physical effect of ceasing maintenance hydrotherapy as a result of Covid-19 pool closure Karen Benson
04. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food security for Australians with disability Shannon Butler
05. Factors influencing allied health innovation in the COVID 19 pandemic response: “Management said, ‘Go make it happen.’” Belinda Gavaghan & Gretchen Young
06. Dying at home: impact of Covid-19 on delivery of Rapid response home based OT services and model of care Mai-Anh Groves
07. Allied Health Workforce Response to COVID 19 – experience of a tertiary health service Paula Harding
08. Responding to the evolving demands of delivering a physiotherapy service during the COVID-19 pandemic in a metropolitan Melbourne health service Jaqueline Kay
09. Expectation versus reality: the impact of a COVID outbreak on subacute inpatient Aged Care Allied Health service delivery Jacqueline Kay
10. There are silver linings in every crisis. Leading and advocating for allied health in a pandemic Donna Markham
11. Allied Health led Virtual Visiting During The COVID-19 Pandemic Stella Nelson
12. Care in a time of COVID Mariana Sudbury
13. Maintaining a resilient and effective Allied Health workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic Rebecca Tivendale
14. Reduction in 6-minute walk distance during COVID-19 restrictions in people undergoing pulmonary rehabilitation in Western Australia Caitlin Vicary & Peta Winship
15. COVID-19 pandemic and the effect of increased utilisation of mobile X-ray examinations on radiation dose to radiographers Phoebe Yeung
16. Virtual Social Work Interventions: The effectivity of alternate methods Kellie Young


01. Improving patient access to interpreters in acute and emergency settings through video interpreting Jodi Dumbrell
02. “Good as can be in the circumstances”: a qualitative study to explore clinicians’ and patients’ experiences and attitudes toward telehealth consultations Karen Borschmann
03. Allied Health Leading Digital and Data Driven Health and Disability Services Becky George
04. Can dieticians assess physical fat and muscles stores via video conferencing for the purpose of malnutrition diagnosis in the home rehabilitation setting? Cassandra Lawless
05. Evaluation of a modified, evidence-based Allied Health Graduate Program implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic Nalini Natesan
06. How the results of a telehealth audit tool and confidence survey were used to strengthen allied health telehealth capability in a metropolitan hospital Rae Parker
07. Towards an algorithm guiding clinical decision-making for transition of locomotor therapy between Lokomat® and body-weight supported treadmill training in subacute stroke – an exploratory study Nicole Prideaux
08. Allied Health teams embrace virtual care delivery in the wake of COVID-19 Rachel Resuggan & Kera Fulurija
09. Bridging the Divide Between Practitioner and Consumer Use of Digital Mental Health Heidi Sturk
10. Speaking Remotely: Increasing access to evidenced based therapy for people with dysarthria Stephanie Taylor & Emma Woods
12. Clinician based perception of the implementation of Telehealth Services during the COVID-19 pandemic: An Australian experience Natasha Tucker
13. This will only hurt a bit: Psychotherapy patient experience moving from face-to-face therapy to e-therapy Shaun Halovic


01. The Ready to Go Home project – Improving the health and disability interface Jennifer Hart
02. Are nurses in Australia prepared enough to care for people with Intellectual disability? Natasha Jojo
03. A Collaborative Discharge Approach for NDIS Participants Katherine Kelly


01. Locating spirituality in Occupational Therapy and Social Work clinical practice with children: A scoping review Megan Hatfield & Rebekah Ravensdale


01. Enhancing Access to Income Support for Vulnerable Hospital Patients Sarah Booth
02. Every Student Succeeding- Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Services in an Inclusive Education Framework Gaenor Dixon & Libby English
03. Health effects of a low-inflammatory diet in adults with arthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis Furkan Genel
04. Tele-triaging for Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapy – a pilot moving to improve equity of access and reduce DNA’s across the DHB, but particularly in the Porirua region where we have a high population of Maori and Pacifica Jo-Anne Gibbs
05. Being one of only two health providers in Victoria that offer a Social Work service within the Hospital In The Home program, Northern Health demonstrates the value of this unique service for both the consumer and the organisation via a case study Teresa Giompapa & Birat Sharma
06. Measuring the uptake of nutrition outcome measures within the nutrition care process Janet Golder
07. Allied health staff perceptions of workforce staffing models across seven days and after-hours in a major metropolitan health service Paula Harding
08. Paediatric Type 2 Diabetes Community Service: implementation of a multidisciplinary, systemic, evidence-based, holistic, culturally appropriate and family-centred service, increasing health service access and engagement to tackle the increasing rates of paediatric obesity and Type 2 Diabetes prevalent among Queensland’s most vulnerable populations Jessica Hardt & Diana Grace Simon
09. Identifying and supporting physical, social and emotional needs of patients aged >60 starting oncology/haematology treatment Bernadette Kelly
10. Going Deep, Going Wide: Exploring a need-based service delivery model for paediatric music therapy services Jeanette Kennelly
11. Innovation in Audiology Service Delivery: Establishment of the Victorian Cochlear Implant Program Jaime Leigh
12. Refreshing our Lens, Looking Beyond Chronic disease: A break down of figures a year after the instigation of a hospital avoidance team, the impact on our hospital, and our patients Bethany Leslie, Jessinta Benton & Anthony Hall
13. Developing and implementing an exercise group for stroke survivors and their carers: the Carers Count group Tamina Levy
14. The impact of pre-operative Speech Pathology assessment and intervention on swallowing and health outcomes following a 3-stage oesophagectomy: a before and after study Laura Lincoln & Amelia Starkey
15. Development and implementation of a pictorial hospital food menu Claire Matthews
16. Reliability of human Achilles tendon stiffness measures using freehand 3D ultrasound Eman Merza
17. Implementation of the Psychological First Aid (PFA) Trial at Fiona Stanley Hospital Hyranthi Kavanagh
18. Long term exercise engagement following hospital-led community-based gym program in persons with history of polio Su Wen Ng
19. Stepping up to developmental challenges – Allied Health led system change Adrienne Fosang
20. The delivery of patient centred dietetic care in subacute rehabilitation units: A scoping review Hannah Olufson
21. Enhancing access to speech pathology communication services in an acute hospital setting via a delegation allied health assistant screening model Kellie Preston
22. Early Intervention Gynaecology Service Laura Restoux
24. Whiplash-Associated Dysphagia and Dysphonia – A Scoping Review Danielle Stone
25. “Physio By Video: Introducing Physiotherapy Telehealth to Gaols Across NSW.” In response to COVID-19, this innovative Specialist Health Network has protected its vulnerable patient cohort by changing its delivery of health care. In addition to regular in-person clinics, it now conducts physiotherapy telehealth interventions to 21 remote clinics across NSW. Nina Johnson
26. A Herea Model of People Process and Technology Charlene Tan-Smith
27. Better goal setting in rehabilitation: A new model of care to capitalize on the implementation of NDIS and quality project to enhance transition to the community for people with Spinal Cord Injury Anitra Thomas
28. Educating the support-level health workforce – culture change that is a win-win for all Andrea Verde
29. The Development and Implementation of a Speech Pathology First Point of Contact Clinic for the Management of Respiratory Outpatients Presenting with a Chronic Cough Chloe Walton


01. Towards environmentally sustainable healthcare: a new frontier for dietitians Stefanie Carino
02. Innovations and adaptations of our Hand Therapy service in a quickly evolving health landscape Annie Clapham & Bernice Mills


01. The changing demographics of the orthotist/prosthetist workforce in Australia: 2007, 2012 and 2019 Emily Ridgewell


01. The value of innovation during a pandemic: Allied Health Cadets in Residential Aged Care Inga Alexander, Rebekah Deighton & Lucinda Craig
02. Defining Intra-disciplinary practice: Occupational Therapist perspectives within community health Melissa Evans & Haylee Lane
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