It’s all about Allied Health at inaugural forum

THE Inaugural Allied Health Association Forum will be held at Coffs Harbour next month.

One of the keynote speakers at the upcoming inaugural Forum of the North Coast Allied Health Association is physiotherapist and medical educator Professor Kathryn Refshauge, who recently was awarded an Order of Australia medal for her services to health in the Australia Day Honours list.

The theme of the forum, sponsored by North Coast Primary Health Network, the Mid North Coast and North Coast Local Health Districts, is 'Let's Get Connected'.

More than 1,000 allied health professionals work on the NSW North Coast. Allied health professionals include psychologists, physiotherapists, dietitians, speech therapists and osteopaths.

The one-day conference will showcase innovative practice across the North Coast region and introduce ideas from outside the region to improve health care locally.

The conference will be an opportunity for health professionals and students to expand their knowledge and network with others working in the health sector.

Keynote addresses will also be made by Dr Teresa Anderson, CEO Sydney Local Health District and Ms Suzanne Punshon, National Disability Insurance Scheme, Hunter trial site.

There will also be interactive sessions and workshops with leading clinicians, including Professor Susan Nancarrow, Professor of Health Sciences and Director of Research at Southern Cross University.

Professor Nancarrow is also the Chair of the Board of North Coast Allied Health Association.

Inaugural Allied Health Association Forum at Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour on Saturday, March 5.

This event is open to all clinicians and students of health care from all areas of practice, as well as members of the public.

Registration details are at http://ncaha.org.au/



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