Your Invitation to Attend

The Department of Health and Human Service would like to extend a warm invitation to participate in the 3rd Victorian Allied Health Research Conference, which will be held on Friday 22nd March, 2019 at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre.

This one day event will unite over 450 allied health professionals from diverse care settings, to champion research, and share knowledge and experiences to guide future directions in Allied Health practice. Inspiring keynote and guest speakers will impart the latest developments in allied health research, emphasising the translation of study outcomes into best clinical practice and innovative service development.

We encourage you to make this noteworthy event part of your professional development for 2019, and look forward to welcoming you to the VAHRC 2019 in Melbourne next March.


Abstracts due

7 December 2018

Notification of results released

Mid December 2018

Program released

11 January 2019

Presenter registration due

25 January 2019

Early Bird Registration Closes

22 March 2019

VAHRC 2019

Who Should Attend

  • Allied health professionals
  • Allied health researchers
  • Undergraduate, Honors, Masters and PhD students
  • Allied Health Assistants
  • Government representatives
  • Policy makers within government
  • Educators

Conference Managers

For all enquiries please contact the team at Conference Design:
+61 3 6231 2999


Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (Level 1)
1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf, Melbourne
VIC 3006

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Plenary Speakers & Committee Members

Keynote Speakers

  • Donna Markham
    Chief Allied Health Officer, Victoria
  • Professor Tammy Hoffmann
    Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Bond University
  • Professor Sally Green
    Co-Director, Cochrane Australia

Guest Speakers

  • Associate professor Lisa Barnett
  • Professor Christine Bigby
  • Professor Robin Daly
  • Professor David Dunstan
  • Dr Catherine Granger
  • Professor Terry Haines
  • Professor Lynette Joubert
  • Dr Carol McKinstry
  • Professor Meg Morris
  • Associate Professor Michal Schneider
  • Professor Nora Shields
  • Dr David Snowdon

Organising Committee 

  • Dr Cylie Williams
    Senior Research Fellow, Physiotherapy, Monash University
  • Ms Bianca Miras
    Allied Health Research Conference Project Manager