2006 SARRAH National Conference Program and Papers

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2006 Conference Program and Papers

Thursday 14 September

SARRAH National Conference Day 1

Keynote 1: Kelly McTaggart - Working in the grey... A very colourful world
Concurrent Session A
Theme 1: Building bridges to better health Theme 2: Building Bridges to future workforce and health services Theme 3: Crossing Borders: Policy, fuding, sectors, jurisdictions Theme 4: Building bridges from students to rural and remote health workforce
Susan Waller - Rural interprofessional education in Australia: Networking to fill the vacuum Juliane Allan and Werri Whittenbury - Recruitment and retention of allied health workers in rural and remote primary health care: Are the issues understood? Michael Bishop - Leaky margins crossing borders: The need for intersectoral collaboration to build healthy remote and rural communities Narelle Campbell - Innovation in field education support
Amanda Nickson - Exploring peer supervision in virtual teams in rural and remote Australia (No document available) LuJuana Abernathy and Karen Bell - Allied Health New Recruits Orientation Workshop Kate Cuss - A partnership model development of recruitment and retention for allied health in the Central Hume Primary Care Partnership Elizabeth Williams - Planning and evaluationg positive rural electives for undergraduates
Lisa Staples - Allied Health by Design: Solutions in Rural Private Practice Sue Davies and Justin Harrison - An innovative model to attract and retain allied health professionals in rural areas Chris Challis - Applying organisational behaviour theories to improve rural allied health recruitment and retention Yvonne Thomas, Ilsa Nielsen and Wendy Pearce - Building bridges in rural and remote allied health professional education: The James Cook University Experience
  Meredith Padgett - Recruiting staff in tough times   Ivan Lin - After rural placement, what next? Factors associated with entry into rural workforce
Split Plenary Session 3
A - The Future Health Workforce B - Measuring what counts - Knowledge Transfer
Di Lawson - Allied health therapy assistants: Competency standards Glenys Cockfield - Measuring what counts: The Australian Allied Health Classification System - A refresher, update and questions
Rosalie Boyce - Occupational change and the Australian health workforce: Future scenarios for allied health and the rural and remote sector Jemma Skeat - Practical measures for evaluating outcomes: Development and use of the Australian Therapy Outcome Measures (AusTOMs)
Brenda McLeod - Allied health: Planning for the future from a state perspective Karen O'Rourke - Measuring what counts: Evaluating services provided by allied health teams in remote Australia
Joanne Symons - Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No... It is an allied health professional Saravana Kumar - You've collected the data: What now?

Friday 15 September

SARRAH National Conference Day 2

Keynote 2: Jason Warnock - Key elements to the Indigenous Diabetic Foot Project
Keynote 3: Karen O'Rourke, Katherine Galligan, North and West Queensland Primary Health Care - North and West Queensland Primary Health Care Community-Based Workers
Concurrent Session B
Theme 1: Building bridges to better health Theme 2: Building bridges to future workforce and health services Theme 3: Crossing borders: Policy, funding, sectors, jurisdictions Theme 4: Building bridges from students to rural and remote health workforce
Jennie Hermiston - Daughters of the Land Linda Wilson - A methodology for describing the availability and accessibility of allied health services Debra Schulz - The Allied Health in General Practice Project Adrian Schoo - Educational needs of rural physiotherapists, the development of CPD and the effect on their clinical practice
Donna Currie - Sharing knowledge on the road to employment: Vocational rehabilitation strategies for mature-aged men Tony Smith - An investigation of the rural allied health workforce in northern NSW Shelagh Lowe - Implementation of primary health care policy in rural and remote Australia Julia Coyle - Appointment linked to academic personal and position development package addresses pharmacist recruitment in an area of need
Merrin Moran - Active Ageing Program Yvonne Thomas - Key attributes of allied health professionals working in very remote and rural communities Michael Bishop - Placement statements: An examination of the clinical practicum crisis from a rural and remote perspective Peter Bothams - Building the bridges of professional support: A model for supportiung rural and remote allied health professionals
Angela Titmuss and Mary-Jessimine  - University rural clinical placements: Who gets them and what makes them successful?   Katarina Josipovic - Breaking down the tyranny of distance in rural and remote health delivery (No document available) Anita Barbara - "Until you walk in my shoes": Understanding the relationship between rural and remote allied health practitioners and university programs
Concurrent Session C
Theme 1: Building bridges to better health Theme 2: Building bridges to future workforce and health services Theme 3: Crossing border: Policy, funding, sectors, jurisdictions Theme 4: Building bridges from students to rural and remote health workforce
Kate Vickers and Kylie Mason - Developing regional communication services: A community capacity building approach Elizabeth Williams - Lower back pain screening clinic in a rural region Kerry Hooper and Yvonne Thomas - Health professional partnerships and their impact on Aboriginal health: An occupational therapist and AHW perspective Helen Still - Delivering sustainable, nationally recognised training to nutrition and dietetic support staff across Queensland
Herbert Jelinek - Evidence-based uses of preventative medications in patients with cardiovascular risks and diseases David Sparshott and Jenny Wheeler - Physio at the front-line: Physio in a rural ED Carolyn Dunkley - A comparision of rural speech pathologists' and consumers' access and attitudes towards the use of information technology and telecommunications for speech pathology service delivery Susan Taylor - Incorporating interprofessional learn ing into the rural pharmacy curriculum
Jennifer Shirtcliff and Elizabeth O'Neil - Bush Nuts: Maintaining out workforce to achieve a common outcome Jeannine Millsteed - The costs of clinical education for occupational therapy students Julia Coyle - Building rural research capacity Susan Waller - Knowing your allied: Crossing borders in medical education (Document not available)

Saturday 16 September

SARRAH National Conference Day 3

Heather Jensen and Robyn Glynn - Development of postgraduate studies in community-based rehabilitation
Sharon Evans, Erica Whitehead and Sharleen Chilvers - Indigenous allied health service provision in Central Australia
Bishop Address: Professor Janet McCalman - Looking back to look forward: The historical determinants of rural women's health and well-being
Concurrent Session D
Theme 1: Building bridges to better health Theme 2: Building bridges to future workforce and health services Theme 3: Crossing borders: Policy, funding, sectors, jurisdictions  
Kerren Clark - Indigenous access to physiotherapy Catherine Mercer - Rural dental workforce enhancement: The establishment of a sustainable interprofessional care model Janelle Stewart - Allied health service delivery models: Can a private model work in a remote area?
Heather Jensen - Working with Australian Indigenous Communities Kathryn McCulloch - The Roma District Virtual Support Project: Connecting allied health services and classroom teachers in south-west Queensland Kim Erickson and Ngari Bean - Evaluation of the introduction of professional practice supervision to all allied health staff in the Rockhampton health district
Megan Smith - Does training physiotherapists in regional settings increase rural recruitment? Julie Pryor, Teena Campbell, Bev Morrisey, Jo Sutton and Sarah Langford - Enhancing the health of rural communities by providing rehabilitation services closer to home Cass Ingham, Craig Shields and Lynne Lambell - Old clinicians don't die... They become project officers: How to reinvent yourself when you want a change
Ivan Lin - Improving allied health service for Indigenous people in a regional WA town Ruth Beecham - Creating rural speech pathologists and rural speech pathology services: Using a partnership model to expand educational and serivce opportunities in rural NSW and Victoria  

Conference Sponsors

SARRAH would like to thank the financial sponsors of the 2006 SARRAH National Conference for their support of this event

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Centre for Remote Health

HESTA Super Fund

Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine

NSW Health