Previous Allied Health Symposiums
"BRIDGING THE GAP-TRANSLATING EVIDENCE INTO PRACTICE"
The 7th ACT Health Allied Health Symposium was held on Wednesday 2nd April 2014, 12:00pm-5:00pm, at the Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia. Over 170 allied health professionals attended the event and feedback to date has been overwhelmingly positive.
Papers and posters presented at the 2014 Symposium are available for viewing at the links below until February 2015.
- Keynote speaker_Dr Shelley Wilkinson
- From Little Things Big Things Grow-Margot Green
- Service Redesign on the Run-Katrina Scott-Charlton
- Using Research Findings in Clinical Practice-Rosalyn Stanton
- Show me the Money-Bernadette Bissett
- The Brain that Trains Itself-Yu-Lung Chan, Harriet Downing and Dr Paige Stimpson
- Advance Care Planning
- ACT Health Extended Scope Physiotherapy-Stakeholder Perspectives
- Advanced Allied Health Assistants-An Emerging Workforce
- Allied Health Graduate Program-A Great Way to Network and Collaborate
- Importance of the 6 minute walk test
- Timed Up and Go -results from the Exercise Physiology Department
- Physiotherapy Student Surveys
- Transition from clinician to supervisor
- Physiotherapy Department Workplace Culture
- Increasing physiotherapy treatment time for stroke patients
8th Annual ACT Health Allied Health Symposium - "Patient and Family Centred Care - More than just a tick in the box!"
Copies of the speaker presentations and poster presentations are now available for your viewing at the links below, along with a copy of the Speaker Program - 2015 ACT Health Allied Health Symposium
1: Keynote Speaker: Miss Emma Gee
- Presentation not available - please view Emma’s website at http://emma-gee.com/about-emma-gee/ for further information
2: An extraordinary admission, driven by physiotherapists: Overcoming barriers to facilitate an admission to allow essential inpatient physiotherapy treatment of a very complex patient.
Gemma Arnold and Elizabeth Webb - Lymphoedema physiotherapists - Calvary Health Care, Bruce
Please Note: Client is de-identified and has given written consent for this presentation.
3: Cancer Survivorship: A consumer and carer lens on cancer survivorship and its impact on service delivery.
Toni Ashmore-Manager, Cancer Psychosocial Services, CACHS and David Larkin-Clinical Cancer Research Nurse-CACHS
4: Women’s Stories: The Evolution of a Birth Trauma Support Group
Robyn Wall, Social Worker, and Julie Chalmers, Social Worker, Community Based Services, Division of Women, Youth and Children
5: Patient Centred Care - It starts in the classroom!
Mrs Joyce Fullerton - ACT Health consumer (aka Bernie Bissett)
6: A Healthy Cooking Skills Session for Recovering Alcohol and Drug Patients: Does it work?
Michael Salmon, Community Care Nutrition (now working in Acute Support Nutrition)
The 2017 ACT Health 10th Annual Allied Health Symposium “The 3 R’s-back to Basics or Forward to the Future?”
This symposium challenged and examined the sub-themes of Responsive Services, Reliable Systems and Resilient Workforces through a program comprising a keynote speaker and local ACT allied health presenters. The Symposium was held on Wednesday 5th April 2017, 12:00pm-5:00pm, in the Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia. As is the tradition the Symposium was preceded by presentation of the Allied Health Awards for Excellence.
1: Improving consumer engagement and reducing DNA rates through the use of technology
Katie Murray, Physiotherapist, Calvary Health Care Bruce
2: Connecting to healthcare: reaching out via telehealth
Rachel Heatley and Jenny Cahill, Division of Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care (RACC)
and Nicola Wardrop, Clinical Education Unit, Chief Allied Health Office.
3: A Healthy Cooking Skills Session for Recovering Alcohol and Drug patients: Does it Work?
Kate O’Brien, Jo Taylor, Ana O’Rourke, Sarah Gordon and Michael Salmon, Community Care Nutrition, RACC
4: Extending the Physiotherapy Repertoire: Ventilator Hyperinflation allows more treatment of ICU patients than Manual Hyperinflation - an observational study.
Vince Marzano and Bernie Bissett, Acute Support Physiotherapy, Division of Clinical Support Services(CSS) with Anne Leditschke
5: Is there quality of life after ICU? A systematic review
Cherie Smith, Emil Tow, Courtney Hall, Karen Clarke & Bernie Bissett, Acute Support Physiotherapy, CSS
6: An extraordinary admission, driven by physiotherapists: Overcoming barriers to facilitate an admission to allow essential inpatient physiotherapy treatment of a very complex patient.
Gemma Arnold and Elizabeth Webb-Lymphoedema physiotherapists-Calvary Health Care Bruce
7: Provision of a Physiotherapy Service at the Alexander Maconochie Centre: A Scoping Project
Dominic Furphy, Community Care Physiotherapy, Community Care, RACC
8: Staff evaluation of a decisional balance tool designed to improve patient outcomes
Caitlin Patat, Exercise Physiology, RACC
9: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Based Intervention for Young People who have a Parent with Cancer- A Cancer Psychosocial Service Collaboration with Canteen ACT
Laura Robinson, Cancer Psychosocial Services, Cancer, Ambulatory and Community Health Support (CACHS)
10: Getting ‘Inspired’ in Pulmonary Rehab – involving patients in providing evidence-based practice
Joelie Parker, Acute Support Physiotherapy, CSS
11: Establishment of a Canberra Hospital and Health Services multidisciplinary high risk foot collaboration
Kate Storer,Podiatry, ACT Diabetes Service, Division of Medicine
12: Total Hip Replacement Rehabilitation: are we meeting patient expectations?
Corinne Coulter, Acute Support Physiotherapy, CSS
13: Mindfulness - how it can help cancer patients and their family carers
Helen Tayler, Cancer Psychosocial Services, CACHS
14: Canberra Hospital Cardiology Outpatients- “Patient Experience Survey”
Scott Laffey and Luke Cartwright, Cardiac Scientists, Department of Cardiology, Division of Medicine