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National Allied Health Conference: consumer speaker required

Closing date: Friday 15 February 2019

13th National Allied Health Conference Organising Committee

The 13th National Allied Health Conference Organising Committee is recruiting a consumer to speak at a preconference workshop on the value of allied health services to be held on Monday 5th August 2019. The audience will include up to 100 allied health leaders, managers and clinicians. The workshop format will include one presentation each from a Director of Allied Health, a senior executive from the Healthcare Purchasing and System Performance Division, Department of Health, a Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive, and a consumer. Each speaker will present for 20 minutes, their perspective on the value of allied health, what constitutes high value allied health services and how to promote the value of allied health. Workshop attendees will be invited to table local problems for discussion and resolution in the second part of the workshop. The consumer and other speakers will be invited to contribute to these table discussions.

More information on the 13th National Allied Health Conference, and the organising committee can be found on the conference website: http://www.nahc.com.au/

Purpose

The National Allied Health Conference is the primary professional development and networking event for allied health professionals across Australia, with a focus on topics/issues common to most allied health professions. The Conference is run every 2 years. Pre-conference workshops as offered as additional professional development opportunities.

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Would you like to tell your experience of allied health?

13th National Allied Health Conference Consumer Experience Video Presentations

Closing date: Friday, 15 February 2019

The Allied Health Professions’ Office of Queensland is recruiting three (3) consumer representatives to participate individually in 5-minute consumer experience videos that will be played as a key part of the 13th National Allied Health Conference scientific program on 6 + 7 August 2019.

The videos will provide a consumer perspective on the themes of our keynote presentations. Each 5-minute consumer video will be played prior to the relevant keynote speaker presentation at the National Allied Health Conference.

What is Allied Health?

Allied health professionals are health professionals that are not part of the medical, dental or nursing professions. They are university qualified practitioners with specialised expertise in preventing, diagnosing and treating a range of conditions and illnesses. Allied health practitioners often work within a multidisciplinary health team to provide specialised support for different patient needs.

Allied health services include, but are not limited to: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and dietetics, psychology, social work, speech pathology, pharmacy, orthoptics, and podiatry.

Who is it for?

  • Video 1: an older consumer whose life has been affected by avoidable hospital stays.
  • Video 2: a mother that required allied health assistance during their pregnancy or a family with a child under 2 years old that has required allied health assistance.
  • Video 3: a consumer who has engaged with a number of allied health practitioners.

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Allied Health Consumer Experience Video Working Group

13th National Allied Health Conference Consumer Experience Video Working Group

Closing date: Friday, 15 February 2019

The Allied Health Professions’ Office of Queensland is recruiting one (1) consumer representative to be a member of the 13th National Allied Health Conference Consumer Experience Video Working Group. The videos will  be played as a key part of the 13th National Allied Health Conference scientific program on 6 + 7 August 2019.

The purpose of the working group is to develop a list of standard questions that will be asked of the consumers in the consumer videos. The questions will focus on their experience with allied health. Each 5-minute consumer video will be played prior to the relevant keynote speaker presentation at the National Allied Health Conference.

What is Allied Health?

Allied health professionals are health professionals that are not part of the medical, dental or nursing professions. They are university qualified practitioners with specialised expertise in preventing, diagnosing and treating a range of conditions and illnesses. Allied health practitioners often work within a multidisciplinary health team to provide specialised support for different patient needs.

Allied health services include, but are not limited to: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and dietetics, psychology, social work, speech pathology, pharmacy, orthoptics, and podiatry.

Who is it for?

This experience would suit a consumer that would like to provide input into the videos but does not have the confidence to participate in the videos themselves. The consumer must have experience receiving care from an allied health professional within the past 12 months.

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