2016 SARRAH National Conference Program and Papers

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2016 Conference Program and Papers

Abstracts for individual sessions are available by clicking on the links below:

Scientific Stream Oral Presentations     General Stream Oral Presentations Part 1     General Stream Oral Presentations Part 2     Lightning Talks

To review the simplified program for the conference including a list of keynotes, workshops and concurrent sessions, please refer to the following details.

Thursday 27 October

SARRAH National Conference Day 1

Keynote 1: Opening Address by the Hon Dr David Gillespie MP (Video Message)
Keynote 2: Short term action, long term change: How pop up urban experiments can change the health of our cities
Presented by Jessica Christiansen-Franks, CEO of CoDesign Studio
Keynote 3: National Disability Insurance Scheme - In Rural and Remote Areas
Presented by Anne Skordis, General Manager, Scheme Transition, National Disability Insurance Agency
Keynote 4: Role of Allied Health in the Changing Primary Health Care Landscape
Presented by Natasha Cole, First Assistant Secretary Health Services Division Department of Health
Concurrent Session A
Stream 1 Stream 2 Stream 3 Stream 4
Trenna's prosthetic rehabilitation, a team effort - Chris McCann Thriving communities and the role of allied health - David Butt Remote novice allied health professional workforce preparation, recruitment and retention: Personality as an influence - Narelle Campbell Are the village people singing the same song? One Village... many people. The challenges of replicating a transdisciplinary early intervention playgroup across multiple sites in South Australia - Jo Coombes
The use of a remote footware manufacturing facility in China to provide high quality, cost effective footware for residents in South Australia - Fiona Murray RFDS primary health services: More than a flying doctor - Lara Bishop Goal setting in transition care: Challenges and opportunities in clinical practice - Holly Campbell Building an e-toolkit to promote good mental health in rural and remote areas - Heidi Sturk
Improving access to compression garment services through service and workforce redesign - Fiona Hall Promoting local partnerships: allied health graduate cross service support clusters - Christie Van Beek Sustaining rural communities - a case study of the benefits of charity retail outlets in rural Tasmania - Stuart Auckland Grasping sustainability in rural and remote areas: A case study - Melissa Johnstone
Stroke rehabilitation in country: Are we getting it right? - Alanna Grover (Referenced Paper) iCare rehabilitation for disability in rural health - Barbara Wicks Reducing social isolation in a rural community through diversional therapy - Jane George Rural disability services: The illusion of choice and control - Edward Johnson

Friday 28 October

SARRAH National Conference Day 2

Keynote 5: SARRAH Bishop Address: Relevance, Resilience, Resolve
Presented Rob Curry and Robyn Adams
Keynote 6: The importance of allied health leading health care reform, national and international perspectives
Professor Kate Grimmer, Director of the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE)
That IKEA talk. A model for radical innovation in health service design
Presented by Bronwyn Venning
Revitalizing rural communites through sporting leadership
Presented by Sarah Powell
Partnering with consumers - How do you know it's working?
Presented by Debra Kay, Souther Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
Are you REALLY marketing your business?
Presented by Daniela Hongell
Concurrent Session B
Stream 1 Stream 2 Stream 3 Stream 4
Engaging the unengaged: What we have learnt about letting consumers design their NDIS services - Kirsty Egan Development, implementation and evaluation of a modernised initial service response process in children's health and development: Lessons from rural and remote south Australia - Wendy Thiele and Darlene Wyatt Escape a fracture nightmare, to a virtual dream! Virtual Fracture Clinic (VFC), from dream to reality - Jenny Wheeler Let's listen! Redesigning medication programs to suit the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People - Lindy Swain
Outreaching diabetes management: from patient to practice nurse - a holistic and sustainable approach to managing diabetes within rural communities - Shelie Burgess and Lesley Wilcox Development, implementation and evaluation of the role of dietetic assistants in tackling malnutrition: What worked, what didn't and why it matters? - Georgina Rassias, Saravana Kumar and Antonella Jarvis The virtual journey: from the coast to the outback - working towards improving quality of life and health outcomes for outpatients experiencing persistent pain - Heather Scriven and Darren Doherty Improving the physical health of people living with a serious mental illness in regional Australia - A/Prof Martin Jones and Sandra Walsh
Meeting the needs of patients with dementia - Adam Wittwer and Brittany Prout Accessing technology in secure mental health facilities - Kim Rusten Evaluation of an integrated oral health program using tele-dentristry in rural and regional aged care facilities: A mixed method study - Lisa Deeth Eye and ear surgical services program: Achieving improved health outcomes through a comprehensive partnership approach - Karen Hale-Robertson
Where is the voice of community in rural and remote allied health service and workforce design? - Debra Jones (Referenced Paper) Using key performance indicators to measure allied health expand scope of practice activity - Liza-Jane Mcbride An audit of process and outcomes from a pilot telehealth spinal assessment clinic: A South Australian Story - Joseph Orlando Foundations for the future - learnings from an NDIS trial site - Wendy Thiele
Patient driven radiotherapy information movies - Katelyn Williams Utilising Simulated Interprofessional Practice (SIPP) to provide targeted education across the paediatric allied health workforce of Queensland - Sarah Wright Supporting expansion of telehealth-delivered allied health services - Ilsa Nielsen Revitalising child development outreach services for children in rural North Queensland - Melissa Smith and Carly Hislop
No more dieting, Move Nourish Enjoy! - Lavina Farndale My journey with SARRAH - Narelle Campbell Growing out village size - using telehealth and assistants for group balance and mobility clinics across seven rural sites - Claire Taylor and Lisa Baker Putting a smile in the minds of children - Jodie Marshall

Saturday 29 October

SARRAH National Conference Day 3

This is community and allied health - strengthening the way we work - Joshua Freeman

Allied Health Rural Generalist Workshop Facilitator: Renae Moore

The session will present work being undertaken to develop and formalise rural generalist workforce, education and service models for specific allied health professions. Presenters will consider learnings from other professional groups, progress to date and the future directions of rural generalism for allied health and, provide an opportunity for facilitated discussion of this important topic.

Panellists & Presenters: Ilsa Nielsen, Bruce Chater, Anna McDonald and Georgia McCullagh

An intervention aimed at reducing the number of frequent attendances to hospital emergency departments - Jane George
An online allied health palliative care resource - Deb Rawlings
Restructure of the model of care in a regional psychology department, in order to increase provision of service to consumers - Rachel Bega
Training the next generation of allied health professionals in innovative service delivery - Lauren Jeffery
Auditing: Death by a thousand paper cuts or the unheard client voice? - Lisa Furness
Village hopping without a hitch - Ruth Neagle
Sport 4 rural health - more than just sport - Jess Law
How to develop the next generation of Australian rural and remote physiotherapists - Kerstin Mcpherson
Understanding nutrition as a patient safety problem: an audit of South Australian practices - Michelle Schilling
Geriatric, Adult Rehabilitation and Stroke Service (GARSS) day therapy model of care - Fran Mattocks
Closing the gap through role-emerging occupational therapy positions - Kimberley Hunter
End-of-life essentials: Education for allied health professionals - Kim Devery
Making it up as we go: The tall and true story of Greater Northern Australia Regional Training Network (GNARTN) and Allied Health Rural and Remote Generalist (AHRRG) - Dr Scott Davis
Concurrent Session C  
Stream 1 Stream 2 Stream 3 Stream 4
Can occupational therapy hand assessment and treatment sessions be conducted via telehealth? - Tess Worboys Ehancing educational opportunities for health science students on rural placement - Rosanne Crouch Implementing a nutrition care pathway for identifying and capacity building older people at nutritional risk using multidisciplinary, restorative care - Chadia Bastin Rollout of the NDIS in Queensland. Investigation of the impact on practitioners working in the remote, rural and regional primary health care sector, and on service planning and delivery - Davina Sanders
Ehancing remote physiotherapy services for consistent patient care - Ellen Mcmaster Going back to 'the village': the effect of UDRH allied health student placements on rural practice intention - Annie Farthing Keeping culture at the centre of student support - Travor Tirritpa Ritchie Social work approach on decreasing blood lead levels in Port Pirie - Emma Nunan
Thriving vs surviving after Acquired Brain Injury - the efficacy of telehealth delivery of a group community rehabilitation program in rural/remote Queensland. - Areti Kennedy Real life: A student reflection - Maeva HAll, Sophie Peters and Kristie-Lee Evans Exploring an extended scope for rural allied health assistant (AHA) role in nutrition and dietetics: Can AHAs assist in malnutrition assessment? - Cristal Newman Accessibility of speech pathology services in non-metropolitan New South Wales and Victoria -- Dr Linda Wilson
The first rural and remote subacute service; inception to implementation - Helen Wassman Putting a stamp on quality improvement through documentaition - Robyn Vincent Getting the message across - the health literacy challenge - Linda Beaver Maxi kids: Strengthening, building and caring for rural and remote children - Elizabeth Whale
Do dinosaurs ever retire? - Elaine Ashworth Falls risk screening and assessment: Barriers and enablers for rural physiotherapists - Robyn Gill (Referenced Paper) Tips on searching and locating evidence for busy clinicians - Dr Saravana Kumar A public-private rural physiotherapy service - Catherine Maloney
Keynote 6: Outgoing SARRAH President Tanya Lehmann in partnership with the incoming SARRAH President: What does this mean for Rural and Remote Allied Health and SARRAH

Conference Sponsors

Australian Government Department of Health Queensland Government Health Education & Training Institute
Victoria State Government Novartis Australian Rural Health Education Network
PHN Country South Australia Greater Northern Australia Regional Training Network SA Health | Government of South Australia
Brentnalls | SA University of South Australia Department of Rural Health