Thursday 27th October 2016

0800 Registration Open | Pre-Function Area, Port Lincoln Hotel
0830-0900 Morning Tea | Pre-Function Area
0900-1200 Included in Full and Thursday registrations, however bookings essential as some workshops have limited numbers.
Click here for workshop descriptions and facilitator biographies.
0900-1100 Trade Bump In | Pre-Function Area, Port Lincoln Hotel
Survival skills for a sustainable and viable future
Facilitator: Danny Haydon, Diane Graham, Elaine Ashworth, Anne Skordis
Evidence for allied health efficacy and efficiency
Facilitators: Dr Saravana Kumar, Dr Jane Adams, Julie Hulcombe
Using e-mental health services with Indigenous clients in your practice
Facilitator: Stefanie Puszka, Michelle Sweet
1200-1300 Welcome Lunch for all Delegates & Trade | Pre-Function & Courtyard
Welcome to the 2016 SARRAH Conference! Don’t miss this opportunity to meet local, interstate and international delegates, the Organising Committee and our sponsors for a tasty buffet lunch with local produce tastings from the hotel chef to kick start the first day of the conference! The Welcome Lunch also provides a great opportunity to meet delegates who are attending the conference for the first time.
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MC Gerry Gannon proudly sponsored by Westpac

MC Welcome Address – Gerry Gannon

1320-1330 Opening Address by the Hon Dr David Gillespie MP (video message)
1330-1400 Welcome to SARRAH 2016 including acknowledgement of traditional owners | Kate Osborne, Conference Convenor
1400-1430 Keynote 2 | Jessica Christiansen-Franks, CEO of CoDesign Studio
Short term action, long term change: How pop up urban experiments can change the health of our cities
1430-1500 Keynote 3 | Anne Skordis, General Manager, Scheme Transition, National Disability Insurance Agency
NDIS  – In rural and remote areas
1500-1530 Keynote 4 | Natasha Cole, First Assistant Secretary Health Services Division Department of Health
Role of allied health in the changing primary health care landscape
1530-1600 Afternoon Tea | Pre-Function Area
Chair: Verity Paterson
Chair: Kerstin McPherson
Chair: Bronwyn Venning
Chair: Robyn Gill
1600-1615 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
1620-1635 The use of a remote footwear manufacturing facility in China to provide high quality, cost effective footwear for residents in South Australia
Fiona Murray
RFDS primary healthcare 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
1640-1655 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
1700-1715 Stroke rehabilitation in country: Are we getting it right?
Alanna Grover
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
1715 Sessions Close
1830-2000 STUDENT NETWORKING FUNCTION | Rogue & Rascal (short walk from the Conference venue)

Proudly sponsored by ARHEN

SARRAH and ARHEN invite students and early career AHPs and interested Allied Health professionals to get together for this casual networking opportunity.

Friday 28th October 2016

0730 Registration | | Pre-Function Area, Port Lincoln Hotel
0830-0845 Reflection / Outcomes from Day 1 – Gerry Gannon
0845-0930 Plenary: SARRAH Bishop Address | Rob Curry and Robyn Adams
Relevance, resilience, resolve
0930-1000 Keynote 5 | Professor Kate Grimmer, Director of the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE)
The importance of allied health leading health care reform, national & international perspectives
1000-1030 Morning Tea | Pre-Function Area
1030-1100 That IKEA talk.  A model for radical innovation in health service design
Bronwyn Venning
1100-1130 Revitalizing rural communities through sporting leadership
Sarah Powell
1130-1200 Partnering with consumers – how do you know it’s working?
Debra Kay, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).
1200-1230 Are you REALLY marketing your business?
Daniela Hongell
1230-1330 Lunch | Pre-Function Area
Chair: Fiona Murray
Chair: Narelle Campbell
Chair: Elaine Ashworth
Chair: Brett Webster
1330-1345 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, 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
1350-1405 Outreaching diabetes management: from patient to practice nurse – a holistic and sustainable approach to managing diabetes within rural communities
Shelie Burgess, 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, 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, Darren Doherty
Improving the physical health of people living with a serious mental illness in regional Australia
A/Prof Martin Jones, Sandra Walsh
1410-1425 Meeting the needs of patients with dementia
Adam Wittwer, Brittany Prout
Accessing technology in secure mental health facilities
Kim Rusten
Evaluation of an integrated oral health program using tele-dentistry 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
1430-1445 Where is the voice of community in rural and remote allied health service and workforce design?
Debra Jones

Using key performance indicators to measure allied health expanded 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
1450-1505 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, Carly Hislop
1510-1525 No more dieting, Move Nourish Enjoy!
Lavina Farndale
My journey with SARRAH
Narelle Campbell
Growing our village size – using telehealth and assistants for group balance and mobility clinics across seven rural sites
Claire Taylor, Lisa Baker
Putting a smile in the minds of children
Jodie Marshall
1525-1600 Afternoon Tea | Pre-Function Area
1600 Sessions Close
1830-late ‘UNearthed with a splash of great white’ Conference Dinner (optional) | Lincoln Ballroom, Port Lincoln Hotel
Including presentation of the Kate Scanlon Award 2016.Book during registration.  $80 per head.  Welcome to Australia’s Seafood Frontier; the Eyre Peninsula, famous for its world class seafood, pristine beaches and great white sharks.  We’ve ‘Unearthed’ the conference ballroom for a night to enjoy fresh local produce, live music and the vibrant environment that is Eyre Peninsula – with a catch! Come make a splash in cocktail dress and join us for a great night.  Entertainment by local band ChrissyK!

Saturday 29th October 2016

0800 Registration | Port Lincoln Hotel
Lightning Talks Introduction | Gerry Gannon & Saravana Kumar

Allied Health Rural Generalist Workshop

Facilitator: Renae Moore

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

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

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
  • Georgia McCullagh
Click here for bios.
1030-1100 Morning Tea | Pre-Function Area
Chair: Ilsa Nielsen
Chair: Lindy Swain
Chair: Wendy Thiele
Chair: Anna McDonald
1100-1115 Can occupational therapy hand assessment and treatment sessions be conducted via telehealth?
Tess Worboys
Enhancing 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
1120-1135 Enhancing 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
Trevor-Tirritpa Ritchie
Social work approach on decreasing blood lead levels in Port Pirie
Emma Nunan
1140-1155 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, 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
1200-1215 The first rural and remote subacute service; inception to implementation
Helen Wassman
Putting a stamp on quality improvement through documentation
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
1220-1235 Do dinosaurs ever retire?
Elaine Ashworth
Falls risk screening and assessment: Barriers and enablers for rural physiotherapists
Robyn Gill

Tips on searching and locating evidence for busy clinicians
Dr Saravana Kumar
A public-private rural physiotherapy service
Catherine Maloney
1235-1315 Lunch | Pre-Function Area

This session proudly sponsored by GNARTN

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?

1345-1430 Q & A Panel
This panel will bring together people from different backgrounds (clinical, consumer, research, policy) and will be an ideal platform to discuss emergent issues from the SARRAH conference. It will also feature top rated speakers from the conference and will provide opportunities for participants to pose questions and seek panellists insights on the opportunities and challenges confronting allied health in rural and remote Australia
Panellists: Dr Saravana Kumar, Tanya Lehmann, David Butt, Debra Kay
Facilitator: Gerry Gannon
1430-1500 Conference Wrap Up including presentation of Awards and Prizes
1500 Farewell Afternoon Tea | Pre-Function Area