Program

Pre-Conference Students Only - Saturday, 28 November 2015
IAHA Health Fusion Team Challenge
Pre-Conference Students Only - Sunday, 29 November 2015
IAHA Health Fusion Team Challenge
Pre-Conference - Monday, 30 November 2015
10:30amConference Registration Opens
1:30pm - 4:30 pm
Cultural Workshop with Gail Mabo
Kingsford Room
11:30am - 4:30pm
Cultural Tour - RainForeStation Nature Park
5:30pm - 7:30pmWelcome Event
Daintree's Pool Deck, Proudly sponsored by the Australian Council of Pro Vice Chancellors and Deans of Health Sciences (ACPDHS)
DAY 1 - Tuesday ,1 December 2015
6:30am - 7:15amStep Into Action - health and wellbeing program, sponsored by Aspen Corporate Health
7:45amConference Registration Open
PLENARY SESSIONS, GRAND BALLROOM
8:45amAcknowledgement of Country, Introduction and Overview of the Day, MC - Dr Mark Wenitong
9:00amMessage from Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Minister for Rural Health
9:05amOpening Address - Ms Faye McMillan, IAHA Chairperson
9:15amKeynote: Global problems, local solutions, Ms Joy Savage
10:00amKeynote: Where and when allied health professionals can have the biggest impact on the future of our families, Professor Kerry Arabena
10:30amMORNING TEA
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Ballroom 1Ballroom 2Bluewater Rooms 1 & 2Kingsford Room
11:00amAn Interdisciplinary Approach to Using Motivational Interviewing in an Indigenous Context
Dr Kamilla Venner
Thriving rather than surviving: Enhancing resilience through reflective practice
Facilitator Marg Cranney
Working cross-culturally and in Partnership
Facilitators: Robyn Williams and Kylie Stothers

Taking Interprofessional Education to the Next Level: The HealthFusion Team Challenge PRO
Jane Furnas
12:30pmLUNCH
Tully Room and Foyer - Sponsored by North and West Remote Health
You are encouraged to attend a sponsor discussion with Dominic Sandilands (North and West Remote Health) at 12:45-1:15pm in Ballroom 1
1:30pmWorkshop (cont'd)Workshop (cont'd)Workshop (cont'd)
Workshop (cont'd)
3:00pmAFTERNOON TEA
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Bluewater Room 1Rosser RoomKingsford RoomBluewater Room 2
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INTERDISCIPLINARY MODELS & APPROACHESCULTURALLY RESPONSIVE APPROACHESIMPROVING ACCESS FOR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLES
3.30pmSuperannuation approaches to the Aboriginal Mental Health Workforce
Tom Brideson
Allied Health Stepping into Action
Victoria Sheehan, Sue Charlesworth
“Their voice” through Photovoice: An evaluation of Health Promotion in Cape York Communities
Fiona Millard
Evaluation of foot health services for Indigenous community members of the Central Coast NSW
Fiona Hawke, Matthew West
4:00pmAnangu Ninti Tjuta- lots of Intellegent Indigenous people
Kimberly Hunter, Tahnee Elliott
The Outcomes from the Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project: an Aboriginal community governed program of research for rural children.
Josephine Gwynn, Nicole Turner
Art Therapy
Marnie Weule
The impact of including an Aboriginal Psychologist and Social Worker within an established Indigenous health service.
Michelle Combo, Lesley Ann Clements
4:30pmAmsant Indigenous Leadership Program
Patrick Johnson, Erin Lew Fatt
A pilot project using telehealth to provide Speech Pathology services with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
Jordana Stanford
Narrative Practice Across Disciplines
Tileah Drahm-Butler
Bridging the divide: A study of cross-cultural collaboration in the development and delivery of cancer services with and for Aboriginal people
Rick Shipp, Joanna Zubrzycki, Victoria Jones
5:00pmCLOSE OF DAY ONE
6:45pmIAHA 2015 Indigenous Allied Health Awards and Gala Dinner - Grand Ballroom, Pullman International
DAY 2 - Wednesday, 2 December 2015
6:30am-7:15amStep Into Action - health and wellbeing program, sponsored by Aspen Corporate Health
7:30am-8:15amBreakfast Symposium, - Sponsored by Medtronic
Enjoy breakfast with Bernadette Heenan, Cathryn Dowey, Maureen Toner to discuss Managing diabetes in Indigenous Australians with CGM Medtronic, Pullman Cairns International Restaurant
8:00amConference Registration opens
PLENARY SESSIONS, GRAND BALLROOM
8:45amAcknowledgement of Country, Introduction and Overview of the Day
8:50amInternational Keynote: Cultural adaptation of evidence-based treatments in partnership with First Nation communities - Dr Kamilla Venner
9:30amFinal Showdown of the IAHA 2015 HealthFusion Team Challenge
10:30amMORNING TEA
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Grand BallroomBluewater 1 & 2Kingsford Room
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INTERDISCIPLINARY MODELS & APPROACHESCULTURALLY RESPONSIVE APPROACHES
11:00amAIPEP – Psychology working to close the gap
Kristen Ella, Kelly Hyde, Jillene Harris
Visual Impairment – Early Rehabilitation Intervention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Kathryn Martin
Partnering to develop culturally responsive practice in occupational therapy
Alison Nelson, Trevor Ritchie
11:30amNaanggabun Yarning, a cultural model for reflective peer practice and clinical SuperVision
Joanne Dwyer, Katherine Bakos
Stepping Into Action Towards Closing The Gap In Indigenous Health
Achamma Joseph, Maisie James
Developing stroke community rehabilitation services in Cape York through a community based culturally appropriate stroke clinical service
Louisa Salee, Trent Young, Fiona Hall
12:00pmStepping into action: Workforce development in an urban Indigenous health organisation
Alison Nelson
Allied health services 'while you wait'
Elizabeth Watson, Casey Winton
Culturally responsive methodology for the communication assessment of Australian Aboriginal children
Tara Lewis
12:30pmLUNCH
Tully Room and Foyer - Sponsored by Westpac
You are invited to attend a sponsor discussion with Cathy Christopherson, Mark Welsh, and Bruce McQualter (Westpac)
Maximising your financial potential at 12:45-1:15 in Ballroom 1
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Ballroom 1Bluewater Rooms 1 & 2Rosser RoomBallroom 2Kingsford
1:30pmApproaching Change with Clarity: managing the transition well
Marg Cranney

Piecing the Puzzle: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Yvonne O’Neill, Dr Josephine Barbaro
Indigenous Research within Allied Health
Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
Warwick Padgham, Dr Robyn May
An Approach To The Eye
Dr Kristopher Rallah-Baker
Harness the Power of Twitter
Melissa Sweet
3:00pmAFTERNOON TEA
3:30pmKeynote: The ascendancy of Indigenous Knowledges: Creating, leading, and sustaining healing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Professor Steve Larkin
4:00pmKeynote: Empowerment: the missing determinant, Ms Pat Anderson, AO
4:30pmRecommendations and Wrap Up
5:00pmCLOSE CONFERENCE