2016 Gippsland Allied Health Symposium

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9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Federation University (Churchill)

Event Notes

More than 90 allied health professionals are expected to gather at Federation University Gippsland in Churchill for the third Gippsland Allied Health Symposium on May 20, 2016.

Allied health encompasses many health care professionals including dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, prosthetists & orthotists, radiographers, radiotherapists, social workers and speech pathologists.

The theme of this year’s symposium is ‘Change Agents: Allied Health Practice Responses to Challenging Rural Environments’ with the symposium aims to promote new, innovative and sustainable models of allied health practice that are essential to support rural and regional communities into the future.

Keynote speakers at the symposium will include Associate Professor Tony Smith, a radiographer and academic from the University of Newcastle, Dr Rebecca Phillips, an occupational therapist and lecturer from the Australian National University, Dr Doris Paton from the East Gippsland School for Aboriginal Health Professionals, Suzanne Vilé, Strategic Change Project Leader from Scope and Kathleen Phillips, Chief Allied Health Advisor of Victoria, Department of Health and Human Services, as well as a variety of presentations from Gippsland Based clinicians and those from across the state. Poster presentations outlining research findings and program innovations will also be presented by a number of clinicians.

The symposium is supported by the Gippsland PHN, the Department of Health and Human Services, Monash University Department of Rural Health, Access Rehabilitation Equipment, West Gippsland Healthcare Group, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Latrobe Community Health Service, Gippsland Southern Health Service.

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