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The National Allied Health Organising Committee is delighted to present the 11th National Allied Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia for all allied health disciplines. This premiere conference will be held at the Crown Convention Centre, Melbourne, from 9 - 11 November 2015, with pre-conference workshops held on Monday, 9 November 2015.

With a mixture of dynamic international and local expert speakers, the 11th National Allied Health Conference will bring together both allied health therapy and science professions for the first time. The conference will canvas the current and emerging issues that shape allied health as ‘front and centre’ in best patient- and community-centred care now, and in to the future.

The conference will explore the theme ‘Allied Health: Front and Centre’, and will highlight allied health’s place in the health continuum through a number of subthemes including:

  • Models of care
  • Advances in technology
  • Training and education
  • Advanced and extended scope of practice
  • Research and quality improvement
  • Workforce development
  • Allied health marketing and profile

    Building on the success of the national conference in 2013, the 11th National Allied Health Conference will enable allied health professionals and managers to gain insights and learn from innovative research and service developments that may transform how services are delivered in years to come.

    Allied health is one of the most valuable, agile and influential workforces in healthcare and forms one of the three pillars of the patient care workforce. This ensures allied health professionals are able to empower patients, drive faster recoveries, and create an efficient and effective health system.

    With the vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia as the host for this year’s conference, we look forward to welcoming you to this outstanding event in November 2015.

    The National Allied Health Conference Organising Committee



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    Organising Committee

    Kathleen Philip

    Petra Bovey-Spencer
    Kelly-Ann Bowles
    Rosalie Boyce
    Jane Farmer
    Anne Harrison
    Andrea Hurwood
    Ben Keith
    Anna Leditschke
    David Lescai
    Jackie Martin
    David Meade
    Genevieve Napper
    Peter Nuttman
    Olivia Rofe
    Debbie Schulz
    Meredith Swaby

    Sponsors & Exhibitors

    Organisations are invited to participate in the 2015
    National Allied Health Conference as a sponsor and/or exhibitor.

    Contact Anna Boyes at Conference Design to discuss your participation.

    Conference Hosts

    The conference is a collaborative of Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA), Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) and the National Allied Health Advisory Committee (NAHAC).



    Call for Abstracts

    Abstract submission is now closed.

    JUN 2015

    Abstracts Due

    Abstracts were due by 28 June 2015.
    JUL 2015

    Provisional Program

    The provisional program will be posted on the website in July after the acceptance of presentations have been emailed.

    Presenter Registration

    All presenters are required to register for the conference. Presentations cannot be included in the program unless at least one author registers to present.

    Early-bird Registration

    Registration will open in Feb and early-bird registration will close on 30 September.

    Final Presentations

    Final versions of abstracts are due by 2 October.