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/
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.
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.