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2018


December

   

November

14 2018 Australian Assistive Technology Conference
The 2018 Australian Assistive Technology Conference is on at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 14-16 November 2018. For more information visit the event’s website.
Event Contact: Sheila Woodhard
Email: sheila.woodhart@aomevents.com

   

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September

   

August

 18 Speech Pathology Management in Progressive Neurological Conditions
Kirsten Toll is a Speech Pathologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment, rehabilitation and management of language, communication and swallowing disorders resulting from stroke, acquired brain injury or progressive neurological conditions. Kirsten will cover symptom recognition and management, communication, assistive technology, PEG feeding, funding streams, palliative care, advanced care planning and NDIS packages. Register here.

Event Contact:
Nicola Graham
Email: 
nicola.graham@ms.org.au
 


   

July

7 Hanen's It Takes Two To Talk® Workshop
Join us in Townsville, QLD on July 11-13, 2018 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop!
This 3-day workshop is for Speech-Language pathologists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be certified to lead It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay.
Space is Limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register visit the event website

Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

19 Dealing Confidently with Clients' Grief
Presented by Ms. Meg Moorhouse, a social worker and accredited grief counsellor. Meg works as a bereavement counsellor with Melbourne City Mission Palliative Care service.  Meg also conducts pre-death visits to assist families and runs support groups. Grief abounds when clients are diagnosed, living with, caring for and or working with people with a chronic illness. Meg will build participant’s confidence in how to recognise, respond to and support grief reactions for the clients they are working with. Register here.
Contact:
Nicola Graham
Email:
nicola.graham@ms.org.au


21 Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists Convention 2018. Transcend: Moving Toward Excellence in Practice 
The Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists (PASP) is now accepting abstracts for poster and oral presentations for its 2nd National Convention on 21-22 July 2018. PASP is partnering with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for this Convention. Local and international authors are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts relevant to the topic areas suggested. A review panel will evaluate all abstract submissions. All accepted papers will be published in the convention booklet and posted on our website. Deadline for submissions is 30 March 2018 (11:59 PM Philippine Standard Time). Notice of Acceptance is on or before 30 April 2018.
Guidelines for authors
Submmission of abstract/s
Registration details will soon be posted on the website.
 Event Contact: Kara Cooling
Email: transcend2018@pasp.org.ph

   

June

11 The family journey from enteral to oral feeding, a whole team approach
The speakers are Emily Lively, a speech pathologist, and Lynly Mader, an Infant Mental Health Specialist and Occupational Therapist from Adelaide, Australia.  They will be sharing with us their expertise on applying a family-centred, multidisciplinary mealtime approach to weaning, promoting child autonomy and self-initiation for the child to learn to eat.  They work closely with children with backgrounds including chromosomal; gastrointestinal; developmental; neurological and no apparent reasons for  faltering growth will be presented. They have developed the Lively Eaters intensive feeding program in Adelaide and have presented it in various conferences like ASCIA, ASMR and Speech Pathology Australia. There will  be case studies, including extensive video footage showing the different stages of the program being implemented from first involvement with a family to the end of a wean. Engagement of families and the underlying philosophies around this – how to engage families with the process to facilitate change within the home environment will be shared. Email us at info@magicbeans.sg for the program brochure or contact us at +65 8777 3171 should you have any queries.

Register here.  
Registration is only confirmed after full payment is made. Workshop will run only if minimum numbers are met.
Email: info@magicbeans.sg

21 Hanen's It Takes Two To Talk® Workshop
Join us in Perth, WA on June 21-23, 2018 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop! This 3-day workshop is for Speech Pathologists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be certified to lead It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay. Space is Limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register visit the event website.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org
 
 25 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Brisbane, QLD on June 25-27, 2018 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More Than Words workshop is newly updated to provide you with even more effective tools for zeroing in on the very specific needs of young children with autism and addressing those needs with evidence-based, family-centered techniques. Updates include a new assessment and goal-setting framework, as well as enhanced intervention strategies that target the most important areas of difficulty for children with autism.
Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, visit the event website.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org 
 
   

May

4 Medela Asia Pacific Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium
Medela are hosting a Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium with a line up of 7 world renowned speakers on their research into breastfeeding. Their talks will cover Co parenting, breastfeeding self efficacy, HAMLET from serendipity to clinic, What does evidence say about tongue tie, The wide range of normal breastfeeding patterns and milk production, alcohol and breastfeeding, ringing up about breastfeeding, interventions designed to promote exclusive breastfeeding in high income countries and do nipple shields help or hamper mums in pain? Don't miss out on early bird tickets to our symposium and contact us to sign up to emails for updates on speakers and abstracts. The symposium will also feature an art display from students and a photography exhibition by Suzie Blake.
Event Contact: Katie James
Email: symposium@medela.com.au

14 Learn Easy English - 2 Day Writing Course
Develop an understanding of Easy English, review current research and resources, and begin to develop your own Easy English document with the support of Access Easy English staff. This training focuses on all elements of implementing Easy English, including language and use of images. It provides numerous opportunities for participants to practice implementing these and other elements in their own document. Participants also consider the organisational implementation of Easy English. Bookings at the website.
Cathy Basterfield
Event Contact: Cathy Basterfield
Email: cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au
28 Hanen's It Takes Two To Talk® Workshop
Join us in Brisbane, QLD on May 28-30, 2018 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop! This 3-day workshop is for Speech Pathologists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be certified to lead It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay. Space is Limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register visit the event website
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

   

April

9 Hanen's It Takes Two To Talk® Workshop
Join us in Sydney, NSW on April 9-11, 2018 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop! This 3-day workshop is for Speech Pathologists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be certified to lead It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay. Space is Limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information and to register online visit the event website.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org
 
9 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Boronia (Melbourne), VIC on April 9-11, 2018 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More Than Words workshop is newly updated to provide you with even more effective tools for zeroing in on the very specific needs of young children with autism and addressing those needs with evidence-based, family-centered techniques. Updates include a new assessment and goal-setting framework, as well as enhanced intervention strategies that target the most important areas of difficulty for children with autism. Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information and to register online visit the event website
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

12 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Penrith (Sydney), NSW on April 12-14, 2018 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More Than Words workshop is newly updated to provide you with even more effective tools for zeroing in on the very specific needs of young children with autism and addressing those needs with evidence-based, family-centered techniques. Updates include a new assessment and goal-setting framework, as well as enhanced intervention strategies that target the most important areas of difficulty for children with autism. Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information and to register online visit the event website.  
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

18 Self Care for Health Professionals
Dr Sally Shaw, Psychologist, will provide an explanation of exactly what self care is, elements of excellent self care and how you can create a more empowered, energised, healthy, sustainable and creative you by designing and incorporating a bespoke self care practice for yourself. Register here.
Event Contact: Nicola Graham
Email: nicola.graham@ms.org.au
   

March

5 National Paediatric Dietetic Training
Learn directly from experts in the field of paediatric nutrition in a dynamic environment of lectures, workshops, case study presentations and informal discussions. This training will provide an introduction to paediatric dietetics and give participants a working knowledge and experience of evidence-based practice in the areas of growth, nutrition assessment, infant feeding and common childhood issues such as obesity and faltering growth. Run over two days, this training is the first of three independent, progressive modules offered by the DAA Centre for Advanced Learning and ChildD, as part of the National Paediatric Training Course. Participants may take a single module or progress through all three depending on their experience.  This module is suitable for non-dietitians with an interest in paediatrics. 
For more information about the course, including details on how to register, visit the event website.
Event Contact: Gillian
Email: learningcentre@daa.asn.au

6 Team Talk 2018 (ongoing series)
Calling all allied health professionals. Looking for a great way to accrue PD points and have stimulating discussion with clinicians in similar fields? Team Talk Teleconference 2018 is kicking off in March. Calls are scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month. All new topics. Ten hours of specific therapy content plus pre-reading links, all via your phone. Hosted by Cathy Love (OT), Megan Ingram (SLP) and guests. Come and join the conversation, read and register. Grab the early bird rate, plus access to the previous two years of recordings. 
Event Contact: Megan Ingram
Email: megan@speechconcepts.com.au

8 National Health Sector Women’s Leadership Summit 
The National Health Sector Women’s Leadership Summit is taking place in Melbourne on 8 March. The aim of the summit is to contribute to the development of resolute and effective women leaders through skills development, expert advice and strategic industry-based networking. The event will provide a unique opportunity to learn from an unparalleled group of female leaders from on the ground front-line managers to inspirational executive decision makers. Keynote speakers include Libby Lyons – Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Dr Christine Dennis - CEO, The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, and Vickie Kaminski - Chief Executive Officer, SA Health. Tickets are available at the subsidised rate of $495 per person by entering code ANHS182 at the time of booking. Register online.
Event Contact: Women & Leadership Australia
Email: info@wla.edu.au
 
14  Managing Your Clients' Behaviours of Concern
Dr Luke Smith, Clinical Neuropsychologist, has a wealth of experience in the multiple sclerosis and progressive neurological disease areas. He will provide key behavioural and communication strategies to implement in your practice to help manage your clients' concerning behaviours and increase your understanding of the underlying pathophysiology. Register here.
Event Contact: Nicola Graham
Email: nicola.graham@ms.org.au

14  Treatment for Selective Mutism in Schools and Preschools
This evening seminar is about how treatment for selective mutism is targeted for school psychologists and learning support teams, primary and preschool teachers who have a child with selective mutism, and parents of children with selective mutism or extreme shyness.
It is a condition that severely restricts a child’s capacity for communicating verbally outside the home and typically occurs at the rate of 1 in every 200 children in primary school and much more frequently in preschool-aged children. It is a treatable anxiety disorder. An intensive treatment program at preschool/school is an essential part of treatment for most children with selective mutism. 
Topics that will be covered in the evening seminar:
What is Selective Mutism?
Understanding Selective Mutism 
Understanding how to apply a graded approach to treat anxiety
Factors that affect a child’s ability to communicate
Specific treatment strategies to use at preschool/school and in the classroom
Common issues and questions
For more information about the course, including details on how to register, visit the event website.
Event Contact: Elizabeth Woodcock
Email: workshops@selectivemutism.com.au

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ADOS-2 Training Expression of Interest | 20-22 March 2018
The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) is an assessment tool which provides accurate assessment and diagnoses for Autism Spectrum Disorders across all ages, development levels and language skills. ADOS is internationally recognised and considered a best practice tool for Autism diagnosis. The Autism Association of WA are currently taking expressions of interest from clinical professionals for our 3 day ADOS-2 training from the 20th to 22nd of March 2018. Click here for an expression of interest form.
Event Contact: The Autism Association of WA
Email: seminars@autism.org.au

22 The inaugural FightMND Australasian Motor Neurone Disease Symposium
22-24 March 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
This meeting will see leading MND researchers and clinicians congregate in Melbourne to discuss clinical trials, best care practices - Multidisciplinary MND clinics, the role of the Physio, OT, speech pathologist, and dietician in caring for those living with MND, assistive equipment, and AAC devices. Further information and registration via the Symposium website
Email: research@fightmnd.org.au

   

February

6 How to Grow Your Practice Using the Internet
Join Vortala’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Stephen Anson as he shares the five most important digital marketing factors for attracting high-profit patients and growing your practice online. This 90-minute, information-packed evening seminar will equip you with ready-to-implement initiatives that will boost your practice’s new patient-pulling power by converting website visitors into new patients. Learn more and register online
Event contact: Brian Koenig
Email: brian.koenig@vortala.com

9 IN Business IN Health Conference

Are you wanting to become a more inspiring, influential and innovative health professional? Well, the IN Business IN Health Conference is for you! Join Tara Diversi and a wealth of knowledge from world-class and international speakers, successful entrepreneurs, and business owners (including Tim Robards, Paul Levy and Cathie Reid), as they inspire you to think bigger and share lessons from their experiences.
The Conference will be held over two days in BRISBANE (February 9 & 10), providing you the opportunity to engage in practical workshops tailored to your stage of business, attend success panels with entrepreneurs and business owners, plus network with a diverse group of other health professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners. Plus, for health professional students, it includes free access to an online course for launching your own health business.
If you’re a new or recent graduate, an established business owner or an employed professional, get your ticket and come be inspired to reach your potential. This is a fantastic event you do not want to miss!
Visit the event website
Event Contact: Tara Diversi
Email: hello@healthleadership.com.au

14 Hanen's It Takes Two To Talk® Workshop
Join us in Sydney, NSW on February 14-16, 2018 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop!

This 3-day workshop is for Speech-Language pathologists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be certified to lead It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay. Space is Limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit our website.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

15 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop

Join us in Hobart, TAS on February 15-17, 2018 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More Than Words workshop is newly updated to provide you with even more effective tools for zeroing in on the very specific needs of young children with autism and addressing those needs with evidence-based, family-centered techniques. Updates include a new assessment and goal-setting framework, as well as enhanced intervention strategies that target the most important areas of difficulty for children with autism. Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit our website
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

21 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Sydney, NSW on Feb 21-23, 2018 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More Than Words workshop is newly updated to provide you with even more effective tools for zeroing in on the very specific needs of young children with autism and addressing those needs with evidence-based, family-centered techniques. Updates include a new assessment and goal-setting framework, as well as enhanced intervention strategies that target the most important areas of difficulty for children with autism.

Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit our website.

Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

22 WEBINAR: Managing Your Professional Liability
Ms. Libby Brookes is a Senior Associate and head of Maurice Blackburn's NSW and ACT medical negligence department. She is a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law (Medical Negligence). Libby has a passion for social justice and fairness. Libby will provide key information to ensure Health Practitioners minimize their risk of medical negligence, learn what documentation is key and how to manage their documentation. Register here.
Event Contact: Nicola Graham
Email: nicola.graham@ms.org.au

   

January

   
18

Hanen's It Takes Two To Talk® Workshop
Join us in Perth, WA on January 18-20, 2018 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop! This 3-day workshop is for Speech-Language pathologists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be certified to lead It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay. Space is Limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit our website.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

22 Sounds-Write Training
SPELD NSW is offering training in Sounds-Write in January 2018. Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling. This four day intensive course offers an instructional method that is multi-sensory, structured, code orientated, sequential and explicit. These aspects are strongly recommended for teaching children to read and spell. Visit the event website.
Event Contact: Georgina Perry
Email: enquiries@speldnsw.org.au

29 Stroke Rehab: From No-Tech to Go-Tech
Stroke Rehab: From No-Tech to Go-Tech will be held 29-31 January 2018 in beautiful Christchurch, New Zealand. The conference will include keynote addresses and panel discussions, covering principles of neuroscience and neural recovery, and multidisciplinary engagement in clinical stroke management. Peer-reviewed, research platform presentations will be targeted to subspecialties including speech-language pathology, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. View more information.
Event contact: Karen Ng
Email: strokerehabconference@canterbury.ac.nz