Victorian Allied Health Research Conference 2014

Friday, 28 March 2014 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia


Victorian Allied Health Research Conference 2014

The Nexus between Research and Reform

Friday 28 March 2014

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 

Thank you to all who attended the inaugural Victorian Allied Health Research Conference on Friday 28 March 2014. The conference was attended by over 360 delegates who were treated to a range of outstanding speakers and presentations.

Please complete the feedback survey (link below), so that we can learn from this conference and plan for future events.



Congratulations again to the award recipients for Best 'Abstract and Presentation':

Laura Tirlea for "Girls on the Go!" a program to improve self-esteem, self-efficacy and body satisfaction amongst young women: a randomised controlled trial.

Mark Guerra for Early mobilization of patients who have had a hip or knee joint replacement reduces length of stay in hospital: A systematic review.

As well as the certificate received on the day, Laura and Mark will be given complementary registration to the next Victorian Allied Health Research Conference.

Electronic abstract posters which were on display at the conference are available at the link below. Please let us know how you found the display of the poster on screens in the foyer and rooms during breaks.

Thank you to all who submitted posters to the conference.



FULL PROGRAM including guest speakers and abstract presenters.

The Victorian Department of Health presents the inaugural research conference for all allied health disciplines. The conference aims to showcase research from primary, acute and community healthcare settings, from allied health therapy and science disciplines.

The Victorian Allied Health Research Conference 2014 will be the premiere scientific event for allied health professionals and managers to learn about research and service developments that will transform how allied health services are delivered in years to come.

Conference sessions include:

•  Allied health service models to improve patient flow
•   Leadership, mentoring and supervision
•  Consumer empowerment and allied health services
•   Managing chronic disease in the community 
•  From efficacy to effectiveness
•   Prioritisation of service in allied health 
•  Industry collaboration with public allied health services     
•   Pushing Boundaries: extended scope of allied health practice 
•  Innovation in allied health education 
•   Translating evidence to practice 
•  Inter-professional models of care 
•   Workforce innovation for meeting future demands 
•  Is e-Health the way forward? 
•   Workforce planning for allied health 



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