Welcome

The Department of Health and Human Services would like to extend a warm invitation to participate in the 2nd Victorian Allied Health Research Conference, which will be held on Friday 31st March, 2017 at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre.

This one day event will unite over 350 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 2017, and look forward to welcoming you to the VAHRC 2017 in Melbourne this March.

Closed

Abstracts due

Early December 2016

Notification of results released

9 December 2016

Program released

9 January 2017

Presenter registration due

31 March 2017

VAHRC 2017!

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:

mail@conferencedesign.com.au
+61 3 6231 2999

Venue

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

We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers have been confirmed for the Conference

  • Professor Julie Bernhardt
    Physiotherapist
    Fellow and Senior Principal Florey Research Fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne
  • Professor Iona Novak
    Occupational Therapist
    Head of Research at Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute,
    The University of Sydney
  • Professor Euan Wallace
    Chief Executive Officer, Safer Care Victoria
    Carl Wood Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University’s School of Clinical Sciences

Guest Speakers

  • Associate Professor Ilana Ackerman
  • Mr Andrew Currie
  • Professor Robin Daly
  • Dr Caroline Fisher
  • Professor Terry Haines
  • Professor Teresa Iacono
  • Professor Christine Imms
  • Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos
  • Professor Lynette Joubert
  • Professor Mei Krishnasamy
  • Ms Katherine Lawler
  • Ms Donna Markham
  • Ms CaraJane Millar
  • Mr Dean Raven
  • Dr Cylie Williams

Organising Committee 

  • Ms Kathleen Philip
    Chief Allied Health Advisor, Health and Human ServicesWorkforce, Portfolio Strategy and Reform, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Professor Meg Morris
    Professor of Clinical and Rehabilitation Practice, Healthscope
  • Ms Andrea Thomson
    Project Officer, VAHRC 2017

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