Gippsland Allied Health Symposium
11 June 2021
Invitation to Participate
On behalf of the 2021 Gippsland Allied Health Symposium Organising committee, we invite you to attend the 5th Gippsland Allied Health Online Symposium, which for the first time will be delivered as an online symposium.
The 5th Gippsland Allied Health Symposium will maintain many of the aspects important to you when attending the symposium and will provide opportunities for you to hear from a network of fellow professionals and industry suppliers.
The Gippsland Allied Health Symposium provides an opportunity for participants to share ideas, expertise and experiences around important areas of allied health practice, professional development and research. The focus of this 5th Symposium is Future ready – inspiration, innovation and insight.
We invite you to join us to reflect on what we have learned from 2020 and how those lessons can shape our responses to current and future challenges.
2021 GAHS Chair
The 2021 symposium will feature four keynote speakers, a selection of concurrent rapid-fire and oral presentations as well as a number of poster presentations. These presentations will be delivered by allied health professionals and allied health assistants from across Gippsland area and will explore the symposium theme of Future Ready – Inspiration, Innovation and Insight.
Provisional program coming soon. Please check this page regularly for updates as planning proceeds.
|TIME||2021 GIPPSLAND ALLIED HEALTH SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM|
|08.15 – 08.30||Platform Orientation|
|08.30 – 09.00||Speed Networking|
|09.00 – 09.15||
Welcome to the 5th Gippsland Allied Health Symposium
Welcome to Country
|09.15 – 10.00||
Keynote Speaker | Anna Moran, University of Melbourne and Unplex
The value and impact of non traditional roles in Allied Health for complex clients and complex settings
Anna is an AHP workforce and service redesign expert, business owner, physio, mum of 4, recovering academic and general AHP cheerleader.
Dr Moran completed her PhD in 2009 which looked at the ways to successfully use support workers (or assistants) to increase workforce flexibility and improve patient outcomes in community settings. Since then, she has been working as a health services researcher, most recently for the peak rural Allied Health body, Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH), cultivating her expertise in health workforce reform; service delivery and organisation; and evidence generation and translation.
|10.00-10.30||EXHIBITION/ MORNING TEA/ POSTERS|
|10.30 – 11.15||
Keynote Speaker | Susan Nancarrow, Southern Cross University
Learning from the past so we can control our future
Susan is a health and higher education consultant, with twenty years’ international experience in service delivery and organisation and governance.
Susan has held senior executive roles in higher education, including Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Chair of Academic Board and Professor of Health Sciences. She is a non-executive director on the Northern New South Wales Local Health District Board, and Deputy Chair of Aspire4Life and also involved with other not-for-profit community groups.
|5 minute screen break
|CONCURRENT SESSION | Oral Presentations|
|11.20 – 11.35||
Amy Tucker, Adrienne Robinson
Alyssa Mills, Laura Telling
|11.35 – 11.50||
|11.50 – 12.05||Live Q&A||
|12.05 – 12.20||Live Q&A||Live Q&A|
|12.20-13.15||EXHIBITION/ LUNCH / POSTERS|
|CONCURRENT SESSION | Oral Presentations|
|13.15 – 13.30||
|13.30 – 13.45||
|13.45 – 14.00||
The effectiveness of Total Contact Cast Technique to control infection and treat DFU to prevent late presentation and amputation in a rural and isolated setting. An experience from the Solomon Islands.
|14.00 – 14.15||Live Q&A||Live Q&A||Live Q&A|
|5 minute screen break|
|14.20 – 15.05||
Learnings from implementing a person-centred and place-based approach to improve the recruitment and retention of the allied health workforce in rural Australia
Dr Cath Cosgrave (PhD, MA, BCom), is a social scientist and qualitative researcher with internationally recognised expertise in the field of rural health workforce and community development. Dr Cosgrave works as a researcher, consultant and speaker. She is currently spearheading a new research agenda into the role ‘place’ and ‘belonging’ play in attracting, recruiting and retaining health professionals to work and live, in rural places.
In 2018, she was awarded the prestigious Churchill Fellowship to travel to Canada in 2019 to investigate community-led health workforce development approaches for supporting the personal and social needs of newcomer health workers and their families.
|15.05 – 15.30||EXHIBITION/ AFTERNOON TEA/ POSTERS|
|CLOSING PLENARY SESSION|
|15.30 – 16.15||
Keynote Speaker | Tim Blake, Semantic Consulting
Engaged Patients, Digital Health and Mobile Health Apps: Driving Innovation in Healthcare
Tim is the Managing Director of Semantic Consulting, a consulting firm focused on leading digital change in healthcare. Tim helps organisations with digital health strategy, and is passionate about enabling engaged patients, activating carers, the use of mobile solutions in health, consumer health technology, precision medicine, consumer genomics, pharmacogenomics and many other components of digital health that are disrupting healthcare in positive and exciting ways.
|16.15 – 16.30||
Best new presenter
Best poster presentation
Portal engagement prize
|16.30 – 16.45||Closing address & Symposium Close|
|Grab and Go: Redesigning a service delivery model for community-based minor home modification practice
Jessica Moller, Ainsleigh Whelan
|The QUEST to stay AT Home: Making changes that count and measuring outcomes that matter
|Early (Close 30 April 2021)||Standard|
|Allied Health Practitioners||$70||$90|
Funding may be available for eligible* delegates via RWAV Allied Health and Nursing Education Grant
*This grant is available to allied health and nursing professionals working in a MM2 located private practice or in an independently registered and managed community health service in Victoria. Claim up to $2,000 for education and/or professional and skill development activities that are relevant to the health needs of your community. For more information including online application see https://www.rwav.com.au/grants-2020/public/
The Gippsland Allied Health Symposium seeks to provide opportunities for:
- Promote flexibility, innovation and sustainability in regional allied health service delivery
- Promote research by rural and regional allied health professionals
- Showcase best practice and innovative solutions that could be applied elsewhere
regionally and/or across disciplines
- Promote continuing education and professional development activities to support rural
and regional allied health practice
- Promote networking, collaboration and inter-professional learning across the Gippsland
health and human services workforce
Who Should Attend:
- Rural / Regional Public and Private Allied Health Workforce
- Allied Health Students
- Public Servants / Policy Makers
- Health Academics / Researchers
- Tertiary Education Sector
- Other interested clinicians welcome
Allied health practitioners, including allied health professionals, allied health assistants and allied health students. This includes allied health in the areas of public health, private practice, education and disability. Any other interested clinicians are welcome!
2021 GAHS Sponsors
CONCURRENT SESSION SPONSOR