Allied Health is Good Health
The second annual iCAHE conference was held on 6th – 8th of November and it was a great success! We were very excited to host so many guests from over six countries to celebrate the new work by academics, clinicians, and policy makers in the area of service delivery and implementation for Allied Health.
The first day of the conference was a full day writers workshop which was open to all HDR students (PhD and Masters) across the School of Health Sciences and run by two international speakers with over 400 peer reviewed publications between them – an impressive record and a fantastic opportunity for our HDR students. Professor Quinette Louw was part of an international working group for a special series of articles for the Lancet on Low Back Pain so allowed our HDR students a unique opportunity to learn directly about publishing from an internationally recognized researcher.
On the second day we opened with a welcome lecture from Catherine Turnbull, Chief Allied & Scientific Health Officer in the Department for Health and Ageing, SA Health. This was followed by a day of presentations on a wide range of allied health related topics. Presenters came from South Africa, New Zealand, Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, emphasizing the international focus of our Centre. There were also presentations from speakers from SA, Victoria, NSW and ACT.
The evening of the second day was put aside for a cocktail evening at the City West campus and was a great chance to mingle with our overseas visitors.
On the third day we heard from a range of plenary speakers covering a diverse range of topics. After lunch we ran an international Allied Health summit supported by the International Council of Allied Health Leaders. We were fortunate to have an opening presentation from Dr Jacqui Lunday Johnstone OBE, Convenor of ICHPO and Founder of ICAHL, who opened the summit and set the agenda. This summit has led to the development of a Discussion paper, the first of its kind, which brought together allied health leaders from a range of countries to explore common themes in allied health development across the countries. This white paper will be submitted to ICAHL for endorsement and distribution internationally putting iCAHE at the forefront of the international allied health movement.
Missed out on attending the iCAHE conference? Don’t worry! You can see the abstracts of accepted speakers in our program booklet. Presentations given by our plenary speakers were also recorded and are now available as a resource here on the iCAHE website.
Wanted to see someone specific? Follow through on the below links:
Professor Quinette Louw (Coming soon)
Professor Narasimman Swaminathan
Associate Professor John Moss
Ms Ivis Chung
Mr Paul Burke
Mr Ken Stewart & Ms Gill Hall
Ms Julie Marker
and special lecture by Professor Karen Grimmer