2010 SARRAH National Conference Program and Papers


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2010 Conference Program and Papers

Thursday 21 October

SARRAH National Conference Day 1

Keynote 1: The Hon Nicola Roxon - Federal Minister of Heath and Ageing
Keynote 2: David Butt - Australian General Practice Network (AGPN)
Keynote 3: Jason Warnock - Chair Podiatry Board, National Registration Scheme
Keynote 4: Julie Hulcombe - National Allied Health Advisory Committee (NAHAC)
Concurrent Session A
Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3 Workshop 4  
Allied Health Workforce Data (Past, present and future) SARRAH-facilitated session - Allied Health Workforce Study Julie Middleton and Sue Johnson - Improving the fitness and nutrition of your community Jane Reid - Advanced practice and AHPs; An innovative educational approach. Could it work for you? Gerry Gannon - Making and maintaining your relationship with the media
Concurrent Session B
Theme 1: Beyond Frontiers Theme 2: Frontiers in Allied Health Programs: Workforce Theme 3: Indigenous Health Theme 4: Pearls of Wisdom Theme 5: Yarning with the Mob
Mandy Beylacq - Balancing patient needs and workforce realities: Exploring safe practice options through delegation Isla Nielsen - Defining rural and remote capabilities for Queensland Health allied health professionals Danielle Aquino - Adapting the WHO/UNICEF infant and young child feeding counselling integrated course for use in northern Australia Ivan Lin - "It's a different world out there" - the benefits of taking academic staff out bush Michael Bishop - How can mentorship make a difference: A new frontier
Louise Sharkey - Working together towards staff acceptance of changing times Narelle Campbell - Remote allied health professional's personalities and motivations: A new approach for research on recruitment and retention Liz Cameron - Supporting Indigenous students through teriary education Sarah Gardiner - Undergraduate physiotherapy students' expectations and perceptions of rural clinical placements. A qualitative comparison between regional and metropolitan universities A/Prof Susan Brandis - Yarning about end of life - Why is it so hard? 
Joanne Morris - Extending the scope of physiotherapy - an inter-professional and collaborative approach to improving patient-centred care Sue Fanning - Review of retention strategies and model of care for the delivery of allied health outreach services across north west Queensland Joanna Zubrzycki - Aboriginal people an cancer services: Working in partnership to develop cultural secruity and safety in service delivery Alison Dymmott - Nurturing allied health pearls in the bush Rebecca Smith - The bumpy road to culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders within the transitional care program
Janet Struber - Developing primary health care guidelines for remote and indigenous practice - A partnership model   Inez Carter - Aboriginal health worker - Past to the present Jason Warnock - eDART: An evaluation tool for the diabetic foot Shannon Twine - Giving back: Working as an occupational therapist in my home town in rural north Queensland

Friday 22 October

SARRAH National Conference Day 2

Keynote 5: Gail Cummins - Churchill Fellowship Recipientuj
Keynote 6: Jason Warnock - Churchill Fellowship Recipient
Bishop Address: Justin Mohamed - National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
Concurrent Session C
Theme 1: Frontiers in Allied Health Programs Theme 1: Frontiers in Allied Health Programs Theme 2: Beyond Frontiers Theme 3: Pearls of Wisdom Theme 4: Yarning with the Mob
Caitlin Prince - Improving interdisciplinary care: An appreciative inquiry Tracey Wright - A mail-based treatment for dependent cannibis users Isla Nielsen - Queensland Health rural and remote allied health development pathway Nettie Flaherty - Educating NT Health and Community Services staff acout Child abuse and neglect: Evaluation findings Charmaine Richards - Slow and steady wins the race
Ana Mairata - Predicting therapy outcomes for little ones in the bush with developmental delay Christine Child - Learning more together: Exploring the role of mental health consumers in service provision Tanya Lehmann - Establishing a pearl farm in country South Australia Narelle Campbell - Allied health clinical education in the Northern Territory: The pearl marketplace Genevieve Hawkes - Orthopaedic outreach services to remote areas: A multidisciplinary collaborative approach
Alan McDonald - More than medicine: A clinic based exercise program for Aboriginal people living with chronic conditions Vicki Hume - Outcomes of a remote clinical supervision model for allied health staff in regional South Australia Elysia Canning - Allied health leadership in making family centred practice a reality for a primary health team Cynthia Porter - A win win for dietetic students working with Indigenous youth Leanne Brown - Challenges of delivering an inter-professional education program for rural clinicians working with eating disorder clients
Ivan Lin - On-line cultural orientation for health professional working in Aboriginal health   Kate Matthews - More than numbers: Describing rural and remote allied health service delivery Anna Jane Gordon - Barriers and enablers to accessing regional tertiary education - Pearls of wisdom from future medical and allied health professionals Julia Greaves - Bush babies completing the final year of an allied health degree in a rural area: Nurturing the next generation
Concurrent Session D
Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3 Workshop 4  
Daniel Mahony - National Rural Health Students' Network: Facilitated discussion on expectations of both supervisors and students for rural / remote clinical placements Heather Jensen - Going out bush and still doing everything: AHPs experience of working in a remote transdisciplinary model David Wylie - Unlocking your AHP leadership potential Cathryn Carboon - Sun Smiles: A rural and remote oral health promotion workshop
Concurrent Session E
Theme 1: Pearls of Wisdom Theme 2: Indigenous Health Theme 3: Beyond Frontiers Theme 4: Frontiers in Allied Health Theme 5: Yarning with the Mob
Katie Healy - Clinicians taking charge Geraldine Shadforth - Model of community care for people living with disabilities, fail aged, and mental illness in remote Aboriginal communities Julaine Allan - Doing more with less: Suggestions for transdisciplinary practice with small populations Anushka Bandaranaike - Stamping out diabetic foot in the Pilbara, Western Australia Laura Coakes - From crisis to communication
Clare McHugh - Enhancing chronic disease self-management skills via interprofessional learning and practice Jenny Fishpool - Efficacy of follow up practices by occupational therapists in rural and remote community health: A research opportunity Tanya Lehmann - Culturing pearls in country South Australia Marie Duffy - Queensland Health Allied Health Return to Clinical Practice Framework: A pilot project Genevieve Hawkes - Indigenous therapy assistants
Melanie Bish - Strengthening knowldge of oral health: The development of a supportive education program for rural multidisciplinary health professionals and mental health consumers Lindy Swain - Will Aboriginal Pharmacy assistant school-based traineeships assist in bridging the medication gap? Alison Dymmott - Country South Australia's first allied health pearl harvest. Evolving clinical and professional leadership in allied health Luke Wakely - Country kid's therapy: Establishing a private paediatric physiotherapy and occupational therapy service in the bush Ruth Klee - Diving for oyster shells, cultivating pearls - embracing complex client management across inpatient and community settings
  Ruth Fox - Growing a health community: The Robinvale District Health Services Early Years Program

Saturday 23 October

SARRAH National Conference Day 3

Keynote 7: Jane Reid - An innovative approach to supporting education in practice: The role of the allied health professional education lead
Keynote 8: Morven Gemmill - The power and value of LEAN: Improving service delivery through redesign
Keynote 9: David Wylie - Transformational Leadership Behaviours in Allied Health Professions
Theme 1: Frontiers in Allied Health Programs Theme 2: Indigenous Health Theme 3: Pearls of Wisdom Theme 4: Pearls of Wisdom Theme 5: Yarning with the Mob
Stephanie Bestwick - Use of yoga group in a rural mental health hospital to reduce symptoms of mental and physical illness and to provide a positive experience for participants Lindy Swain - Developing a culturally appropriate Home Medicines Review Model for Aboriginal health services Karen Bell - Developing an interdisciplinary capability framework for allied health clinical supervisors and mentors: A hidden gem Rob Curry - Allied health professionals in remote Aboriginal health care: What is the best mix of service delivery Katie Charles - Good play, good yarning, good hands: A child developmental poster package for Cherbourg
Stephan Milosavljevic - How skill and back pain influence trunk posture and low back loads during wool harvesting Phillip Roberts - Remote Area Health Corps establishes a successful short-term staffing model for remote Indigenous communities Shannon Nott - Remote and rural placements: What makes a good one

Sue Fitzpatrick - Supervision in the public service: An important issue in allied health?

Anna Jane Gordon - Health promotion: Occupational therapists' perceptions, roles and future directions
Areti Kennedy - From oysters to pearls: The cultivation of local leaders to establish sustainable support for people with brain injury in their local Queensland communities Jennifer Fishpool - Adequacy and appropriateness of functional impairment provisions in housing for Indigenous people Robin Flynn - Workforce development and skills policy: Shaping the future community services and health workforce Karen Bell - The allied health professional support framework: Uncovering a mosaic of hidden gems Wendy Walker - Key word signing with Aboriginal families
Wendy Colley - Reflecting on family centred practice and gaining pearls of wisdom Andrea Coleman - Two heads are better than one: Working in partnership to reduce the impact of Otitis Media on communication development for Indigenous children   Katie Thomas - Reflections of a new graduate's first year in country
  Emma White - New allied health graduates in a remote setting: Surviving the cyclone

Conference Sponsors

SARRAH would like to thank the financial sponsors of the 2010 SARRAH National Conference for their support of this event

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Kimberley Division of General Practice Ltd Trading As Boab Health Services

Queensland Government Department of Health

MacMed Healthcare

Medeserv PrimEd

Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health

Remote Area Health Corps

Australian Rural Health Education Network

National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA)

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