Program

PRE CONFERENCE EVENTS - 25 November 2013
8:00amConference Registrations
9:00am - 1:00pmPre Conference Workshop - Reclaiming our Rights, Healing Our Future.
Healing Foundation
1:30pm - 5:00pmPre Conference Workshop - Reimagining and Rebuilding Indigenous Nations in Australia.
Dr Mark McMillan
5:30pm - 7:30pmPre conference Welcome Event
DAY 1 - 26 November 2013
8:00amConference Registrations
9:00amAcknowledgement of Country
Introduction and Overview of the Day:
Greg Phillips, MC
9:10amOpening Address
Ms Faye McMillan, IAHA Chairperson
9:20amKeynote:
Dr Tom Calma, National Coordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking
9:50amInternational Keynote: 'A Road to Wellness through First Nations Decision Making'
Joe Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer, British Columbia First Nations Health Authority
10:30amMORNING TEA
11:00amPanel Discussion - Intergenerational Trauma
11:45amKeynote: "Understanding Emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Paradigms"
Professor Pat Dudgeon, Mental Health Commissioner
12:15pmKeynote: "Workforce Modelling – building workforce models to increase access and efficiency of services for our mob"
Selwyn Button, CEO QAIHC
12:45pmLUNCH
1:30pmFacilitating Generational Change

Journey into Physiotherapy
Kate Malpass, Physiotherapist and NAIDOC Award Winner

Y we’re needed: Gen Y – Leaders of Tomorrow
Justin Cain

Leading the way with culturally responsive training for Allied Health Assistants to bring about generational change
Cindy Mathers

A Case Study in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership and Innovation: Murra Mullangari – Pathways Alive and Well
Kali Hayward and Nicole Turner
Urban, Rural and Remote Innovation

Music as Preventative Medicine
Graham “Buzz” Bidstrup, CEO Jimmy Little Foundation

Deadly Thinking - From an Aboriginal Perspective
Debra Hunter McCormick

Current practices for assessment and diagnosis of communication disorders in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in urban areas
Dr Wendy Pearce

Maintaining Strong Being: A new theory of worker protection grounded in the lived experiences and knowledges of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander SEWB Workers
Clinton Schultz
Building the Allied Health Workforce

Central Gippsland Health Services Aboriginal Allied Health Assistant Traineeship Case Study 2012
Denise McInnes and Kayla Kennedy-Hills

The importance of an Indigenous Rehabilitation Assistant in a community rehabilitation service for people with neurological conditions: Achieving the best outcomes for Indigenous people throughout their rehabilitation journey
Marayah Taylor

Building a Culturally Safe non-Indigenous Allied Health Workforce
Prof Wendy Edmondson and
Bevin Wilson

Allied Health in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service
Debra Malthouse
Connecting Care

A Multidisciplinary Allied Health Partnership Approach to Improving Chronic Disease Self-management in an Urban Indigenous Population: Let’s ‘Work it Out’!
Kyly Mills and Samara Dargan

Building an eye-care program with Aboriginal communities in Victoria; a partnership approach
Genevieve Napper

COMHeLP - Best practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ear and Hearing Health
Hayley Baldwin and Dr Judith Boswell

Guide to Allied Health Professions in the Primary Care Setting
Elaine Dunn
3:15pmWorkshop:
Leadership vs Management in Indigenous Health
Selwyn Button
Workshop:
Critical Thinking in an Interprofessional Context
Greg Phillips
Workshop:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework
Zell Dodd and Pat Maher
4:30pmAFTERNOON TEA AND CLOSE OF DAY ONE
6:45pmFormal Conference Dinner and Awards Night
Anita Heiss, MC
DAY 2 - 27 November 2013
8:00amConference Registrations
8:45amWelcome and overview of the day
Greg Phillips, MC
9:00amKeynote: Racism Makes People Sick
Maggie Grant, James Cook University
9:30amHealthFusion Team Challenge Final Showdown
10:20amKeynote: Leading Generational Change by becoming an Allied Health Lobbyist
Tanya Lehmann, Principal Consultant Allied Health, Country Health SA and SARRAH President
10:40amMORNING TEA
11:00amInternational Keynote: Governance and Well-Being
Jessica Black, Alaska Native Social Worker and PhD Student
11:30amDebate - Access to Allied Health is a Right, Not a Luxury
12:10pmKeynote:
Catherine Turnbull, Chief Allied Health and Scientific Health Advisor, SA Health
12:30pmLUNCH
1:15pmKeynote:
Prof Ngiare Brown, Executive manager Research at NACCHO
1:45pmStudent Journeys

A new chapter for occupational therapy in South Australia
Emma George and Trevor Ritchie

Allied Health Student Adventure in the Murchison Region of Western Australia: Go Rural Student Program
Kathryn Fitzgerald

Transition from Trade to Tertiary
Di Bakon

Rewards of Radiography
Lynelle Fallon
Accessibility and Affordability of Healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Presentation
Kylie Stothers

Closing the Gap - The challenges of Managing Medications in remote communities
Brendan Hooper

Spreading the word about communication difficulties after stroke and traumatic brain injury in Indigenous Australians: an introduction to the Missing Voices research
Deborah Hersh

Building Allied Health Capacity in Far West NSW
Justin Files and Bob Davis
Community Driven Change

Protective Behaviours Community Way
Aunty Marie Cox

A Culturally-Safe Communication Assessment for Urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
Tara Lewis

Yarning as a health research method
Chontel Gibson

Preparing Students to be Culturally Responsive
Nicole Turner
3:15pmKeynote: Allied Health Professionals as Leaders of Change
Kirstie Parker National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Co-Chair
3:30pmClosing Address and Key Messages
4:15pmCLOSE and AFTERNOON TEA