2004 SARRAH National Conference Program and Papers

2004 SARRAH Conference

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2004 Conference Program and Papers

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Wednesday 25 August

Pre-conference workshops held at the Centre for Remote Health

Yvonne Thomas and Jane Thomson - Workshop: Supervision of Student Placements
Owen Allen and Pim Kuipers - Workshop: Community Based Rehabilitation

Thursday 26 August

SARRAH National Conference Day 1

Keynote 1: Stephanie Bell - Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (No document available)
Concurrent Session A
Theme 1: National Health Priority Areas Theme 2: Workforce - Undergraduate Education Theme 3: Working with Indigenous Communities
Ans Van Erp - Down Not Out: The surprising evidence of disability in old age Paul Warner - Extending the bounds: A university podiatry clinic takes on diabetes complications screening Workshop 1: Heather Jensen - Working with Indigenous Communities (No document available)
Helen Denovan - Activities for the aged in a small rural community Yvonne Thomas - Keeping our feet on the ground (No document available)
Paul Warner - Automated assessment of cardiovascular disease associated with diabetes in rural and remote health care practice Yvonne Thomas - Increasing occupational therapy student placements in Mt Isa (No document available) Amanda Justice and Rebecca Numina - A community development project: Innovative service delivery in a remote indigenous setting
Julie Hornibrook - Allied health and oral health: A mouthful in common Kaye Mehta and Lisa Van Der Maat - From new graduates to experienced fieldwork educators: The Katherine Nutrition Placement Project (No document available)
Concurrent Session B
Theme 1: National Health Priority Areas Theme 2: Workforce - Unvergraduate Education Theme 3: Working with Indigenous Communities
Belinda Goodale and Ivan Lin - Allied Health Assistants (No document available) Ruth Beecham and Douglas Dunley - Clients as teachers: Innovations within the speech therapy curriculum at the Charles Sturt University Workshop 2: Betty Marrnganyin, Phyllis Batumbil and Anne Lowell - Paddling in the same canoe: Working together to improve communication in indigenous health care (No document available)
Louise Roufeil - Bringing psychological services to the bush: An evaluation of the delivery of psychological services in a rural general practice setting using video conference facilities (No document available) Anna Corson - Innovation in workforce issues: A new approach for promoting allied health careers to rural high school students
Kerrie-Anne Frakes and Debbie McGrath - Tapes, Scales and Monofilaments (No document available) Leanne Brown - Rural dietician: A New Frontier
Kate White - Development of a paliative care services for rural and remote communities: The pop-up model Simone Bartrop - Graduate Assistants Partnerships Program (GAPP) (No document available)
Keynote 2: Paula Bowman - Politics Policy and Money
Keynote 3: Betty Marrnganyin, Phyllis Batumbil and Anne Lowell - Sharing the true stories: Improving communication between health staff and their aboriginal patients (No document available)

Friday 27 August

SARRAH National Conference Day 2

Keynote 4: Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation Presentation - The Ngangkari
(Traditional Healer) Project (No document available)
John Halsey, CEO of Rural Education Foundation of Australia - Bishop Address
Concurrent Session C
Theme 1: Indigenous Health Theme 2: Workforce Theme 3: Politics, Policies and Money
Roy Price - Food Alliance for Remote Australia: A voice for food security issues in remote Australia Alison Cunliffe - First steps in a journey Fran Vaughan - Who will pay? Pharmacy services to a remote Aboriginal Health Service (No document available)
Amanda Justice and Alex Smith - Improving remote food supply: Community based food service worker training Karen O'Rourke - What's a speech pathologist? Implementing services where there is no precedent Janet Struber - What future physiotherapy?
Chris Burton - Working in partnership - 'shaping' indigenous hearing services to meeting community needs Kristine Moxley - Bodywise: Joining allied health forces to tackle childhood obesity Philipa Cotter and Paul Gerken - Developing indigenous health policy in allied health
Remote Mental Health Team - Leave only footprints Jo Telfer - Workforce planning: Thinking outside the square for a flexible allied health workforce Susan Wearne - Divisions and allied health - What's the connection
Concurrent Session D
Heather McDonald - Factors which inhibit successful Indigenous participation in health service delivery in Northern Australia Ros Johnson and Debbie Krahe - Promoting allied health in rural NSW: The NSW rural health plan (No document available) Robyn Adams - Back then to now: Reviewing the progress of rural allied health professionals (No document available)
Workshop 3: John Lawrence - Chronic condition self management: Opportunities and directions for allied health professionals (No document available)

John Wakerman - Filling the gap: Developing the remote health management workforce (No document available)

Lyn Holden - The specialist rural and remote physiotherapist: Mapping a process
Workshop 4: Ruth Barker: Undergraduate training (No document available) Massumi Kobayashi - Roving optometrists in rural Victoria Connie Wilson and Sharon Simpson - Warialda Primary Health Care
Antoinette Fitzgerald and Eileen Gibney - A statewide approach to interdisciplinary education and case conferencing using telehealth: The child development connection (No document available) Robyn Adams - Progress in the development of recommended staffing levels for rural physiotherapy services
Concurrent Session E
Mary Casey - Healthy staff, healthy communities: A model for supporting rural and remote allied health professionals (No document available) Cherie Hearn and Kim Wyllie - A demand management model for allied health outpatient and community services

Workshop 5: Shelagh Lowe and Robyn Adams including a presentation by David Stokes - Side by Side: Rural and urban health professionals working for political change

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Andrea Hurwood - Initiative for Queensland Health rural and remote allied health employees (No document available) Graham Tyson - Better outcomes in mental health care initiatives in New South Wales Central West: An evaluation of four service models (No document available)
Francoise Wilson-Orme - D.I.Y. recruitment rescue! Overseas recruitment is a viable and cost effective recruitment strategy for rural allied health vacancies Sharon Healy and Wendy Osborn - Jetsetting across the Eyre Peninsula: Providing regular allied health services to seven small health centres with distances up to 600KM
Ruth Klee - What happens when you recruit an international allied health professional to your country health service? Elaine Ashworth and Joanne Symons - Applying the evidence: Recruiting and retaining allied health professionals in a remote area

Saturday 28 August

SARRAH National Conference Day 3

Concurrent Session F
Sue Robinson, Kevin Littler and Jenny Bishop - Home made play

Workshop 6: Elaine Ashworth - Support for rural and remote allied health professionals including a presentation by Cas Ingham - Central West NSW: Allied Health Mentoring Project: Along the Track

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Workshop 7: Shelagh Lowe and Richard Lawrance - Allied health and the medical workforce: Opportunities for collaboration, coordination and communication


Diane Keating and Eileen Gibney - Life course perspectives of developmental disabilities (No document available)    
Eileen Gibney - Professional enhancement project: Child development (No document available)    

Sunday 29 August

SARRAH National Conference Day 3

Shirley Preston - Whole day workshop: Writing for Publication

Conference Sponsors

SARRAH would like to thank the financial sponsors of the 2004 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