Aimed at bringing together allied health professionals to support discipline-specific and interprofessional knowledge exchange, optimise collaborative learning about practice innovations and service developments, and celebrate allied health’s collective contribution to the overall health and wellbeing of the regions’ diverse communities, this one-day event is HUGE.
Of the impressive line-up of 52 presentations, 11 of them will showcase South West Healthcare quality improvement/research projects:
‘This conference showcases our ability to provide great patient care, and our commitment to educating and training our highly skilled workforce,’ says Allied Health manager Kait Brown.
‘South West Healthcare has another strong representation from a range of disciplines. It shows the diversity of the work we do here.’
The 52-presentation line up will also put the spotlight on the work of allied health professionals from Ballarat Community Health, Ballarat Health Services, Barwon Child Youth & Family, Bellarine Community Health, Barwon Health, Corangamite Health Collaborative, Deakin University, East Grampians Health Service, Hepburn Health Service, Indigenous Eye Health, Moyne Health, Northeast Health Wangaratta, Royal Children’s Hospital, St John of God Warrnambool, University of Melbourne, University of Melbourne Rural Health, Western Victoria Primary Health Network, Wimmera Health Care Group, and Winda-Mara Aboriginal Health.
Another highlight of the conference will be the inspiring keynote speech on Rediscovering Leadership by Minds at Work’s Jason Clark. In 1977 Jason achieved the lowest Year-12 score in the history of his school. Today he’s one of the most sought after creative minds in the country. He’s developed and taught courses in innovation, logic and problem solving for some of Australia’s most prestigious business schools, the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, and the Stern Business School of New York. He also consults on issues of leadership and innovation to some of Australia’s biggest companies and institutions.
PHOTO: Some of our brilliant Allied Health team set to present today include (back row, from left) Tom Chapman, Madison Pyke, Sam Morley, Rachael Couch, Fontaine Portelli, Jacinta Lenehan, Amy Smith, Lisa Worden (front row, from left), Madison Rush, Kait Brown, Hannah Rippon and Jane Hurley.