Conference Program

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Please note that this conference was held at two venues, The Mount Isa Civic Centre and The Red Earth Boutique Hotel, with plenary sessions held at the Mount Isa Civic Centre. Some selected presentations held at the Mount Isa Civic Centre are available as web-streams from this Conference program webpage


SATURDAY, 16th AUGUST

8.30am – 9.00am

Registration – Mount Isa Civic Centre Foyer

9.00am – 9.20am

Venue: Civic Centre

Welcome & Conference Opening

Chair:  Dennis Pashen

Ms Noelene Dempsey
Welcome to country on behalf of the Kalkadoon people

Hon. Stephen Robertson MP
Queensland
Minister for Health

 

 

 

9.20am – 10.40am

Venue: Civic Centre

Session 1 – Are you remotely interested in…  Physician Assistants?

Chair:  Richard Murray

Keynote Speakers:

Prof Anita Glicken
Director, Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado

 

 

 

 

A/Prof Ruth Ballweg
Director of the University of Washington Physician Assistant Training Program, MEDEX Northwest Division or Physician Assistant studies, Seattle, Washington State.

PowerPoint Presentation

Webstream

 

 

Ms Bronwyn Nardi
Senior Director, Workforce Planning and Coordination Branch, Queensland Health

 

 

 

10.40am – 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00am – 12.40pm

Venue: Civic Centre

Session 2 – Panel:  Are you remotely interested in…  Australian mid-level delegated practitioners?

Facilitator:  Dennis Pashen

This session will aim to provide participants with an opportunity to discuss the practicalities of adopting a mid-level delegated practitioner role in the Australian healthcare context.

Panel Members include:

A/Prof Ruth Ballweg
Director, University of Washington Physician Assistant Training program, Seattle, Washington State

 

 

 

 

Prof Anita Glicken
Director, Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado

 

 

 

 

Ms Glynis Schultz
Workforce Planning and Coordination, Queensland Health, Brisbane

 

 

 

 

A/Prof Richard Murray
Dean of Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland

 

 

 

 

A/Prof Charles Mitchell
School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane

PowerPoint Presentation

 

 

12.40pm – 1.30pm

Lunch

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Venue: Civic Centre

Session 3a –Are you remotely interested in…  Education?

Chair:  Tarun Sen Gupta

 

 

 

 

Students living in rural and remote Australia and health professional careers

Sue Gorton

 

 

A paper abstract

 

Putting Nursing into the pipeline

Debra Jones

PowerPoint Presentation

Webstream

A paper abstract

 

Research and the medical student

Claudia Collins &
Emily Brimblecombe

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

The cavalry is coming but how will we educate it?

Kathryn Kirkpatrick

PowerPoint Presentation

Webstream

A paper abstract

 

Where can I find a pharmacist?

Heather Volk

PowerPoint Presentation

Webstream

A paper abstract

 

Panel Discussion

 

 

 

 

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Venue: Red Earth

Session 3b –Are you remotely interested in…  Research?

Chair:  Neil Smart

 

 

 

 

Update from the 2008 rural health research scientific symposium

John Humphreys

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

‘Cultural barriers’ in medical literature: who owns the culture concept?

Kris McBain

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

Researching the structural barriers to meaningful health care decision-making for Indigenous patients in remote Australia

Julianne Parry

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

Is a practice based research network a remote possibility for North Queensland

Robyn Preston

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

Dissemination for knowledge and change

Ellen McIntyre

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

Panel Discussion

 

 

 

 

3.00pm – 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

3.30pm – 4.45pm

Venue: Civic Centre

Session 4 – Are you remotely interested in…  Indigenous Health?

Chair:  Catrina Felton-Busch

Including Keynote Speaker:

Ms Gracelyn Smallwood
The recipient of several awards including the 2007 Deadly Award for outstanding achievement in Indigenous health, Ms Smallwood has devoted her career to the delivery of health related services to Indigenous and remote communities.

 

 

 

 

Indigenous Staff Network working for Indigenous community

Tony Kickett

PowerPoint Presentation

Webstream

A paper abstract

 

Stepping back, looking forward

Kathryn Naden

PowerPoint Presentation

Webstream

A paper abstract

 

Indigenous Lifescripts

Shaun Solomon

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

Panel Questions

5.00pm – 5.10pm

Housekeeping

7pm – 10pm

The Dr Who? Conference Dinner –Red Earth Boutique Hotel


SUNDAY, 17th AUGUST

 

 

 

7.30am – 8.45am

Venue: Red Earth

Breakfast Session – An introduction to PEMSoft... why it's great in the bush

Facilitator:  Rob Pitt

If you wish to attend this in-service training session please RSVP to:

micrrh-conferences@jcu.edu.au or phone (07) 4745 4500

 

 

 

 

9.00am – 11.00am

Venue: Civic Centre

Session 5 – Are you remotely interested in…  Community Safety?

Chair:  Dawn Spinks

Mount Isa is seeking recognition as a safe community under the World health Organisations Safe Communities framework.  This session will provide an overview of the safety initiatives underway within the city.

 

 

 

 

Preventing injury in Mount Isa: the Mount Isa Safe Community initiative

Lynette Drew

PowerPoint Presentation

Webstream

A paper abstract

 

Preventing childhood injury in Mount Isa

Bob Orchard

PowerPoint Presentation

Webstream

A paper abstract

 

WHO Cares about seniors safety.... and so does MISS

Gary Asmus

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

Puppets to the Rescue

Wendy Cochrane &
Gina Scott

 

 

The Mount Isa Substance Misuse Action Group

Merelita Lido

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

Rural and remote road safety study: the final report

Teresa O’Connor

PowerPoint Presentation

Webstream

A paper abstract

 

Accreditation Visit – Summing Up

Carolyn Coggan

 

 

Panel Discussion

 

 

 

11.00am – 11.30am

Morning Tea

11.30am – 12.45pm

Venue: Civic Centre

Session 6a – Are you remotely interested in… Workforce and service provision?

Chair:  TBC

 

 

 

 

Patient perceptions of rural and remote primary health care professionals: preliminary results from four case studies.

Lisa Crossland

PowerPoint Presentation

Webstream

A paper abstract

 

Community based health care: gathering the evidence

Craig Veitch

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

Rural Generalism: an idea in its time – a solution for rural procedural practice.

Dennis Pashen

PowerPoint Presentation

Webstream

A paper abstract

 

The Rural General Practitioner Temporary Placement Scheme (demystified)

Col White

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

Panel Discussion

 

 

 

 

11.30am – 12.45pm

Venue: Red Earth

Session 6b – Are you remotely interested in…  Rural and remote practice?

Chair:  Russell Hawkins

 

 

 

 

The impact of a traumatic hand injury on people who live in rural and remote locations

Gail Kingston

 

 

A paper abstract

 

Expanded scope of practice for rural and remote paramedics

Heather Mumme

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

CI-SCaT:  innovation in cancer treatment information delivery

Natalie Cook

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel Discussion

 

 

 

 

12.45pm – 1.45pm

Lunch

1.45pm – 3.00pm

Venue: Civic Centre

Session 7a – Are you remotely interested in… Continuing education and professional development?

Chair:  Charles Mitchell

 

 

 

 

Mentoring in rural general practice

Di Schaefer

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

Developing leadership skills for remote practitioners through online education

Janine Roberts

PowerPoint Presentation

Webstream

A paper abstract

 

Rural Outreach Vocational Education for IMGs in rural and remote Victoria

John Togno

PowerPoint Presentation

Webstream

A paper abstract

 

Quality Prescribing Network NQ - an evidence-based prescribing program for international medical graduates and GP registrars in North Queensland

Robin Warren

PowerPoint Presentation

Webstream

A paper abstract

 

Panel Discussion

 

 

 

 

1.45pm – 3.00pm

Venue: Red Earth

Session 7b – Are you remotely interested in…  Rural and remote communities?

Chair: Teresa O’Connor

 

 

 

 

Economic aspects in the joint supply of environmental and health services in Aboriginal caring for country in remote Australia

David Campbell

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

Community Infonet: health and social services in Mount Isa

Kristin McBain

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

Are you remotely interested in being kind to your mind?

Lynette Drew

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract

 

Tools for monitoring participation in voluntary blood lead screening programs

Frances Boreland

PowerPoint Presentation

 

A paper abstract 

 

Panel Discussion

3.00pm – 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

3.30pm – 4.00pm

Venue: Civic Centre

Session 8 – Physician Assistants – Another Perspective

Chair:  Dennis Pashen

A/Prof Steven Turnipseed
Physician Assistant practitioners in Southern California.  Founding faculty of the PA program at the Charles R Drew University in Los Angeles.

 

 

 



Webstream

 

4.00pm – 4.15pm

Closing Address






If you would like to be notified of updates to this conference site please register your interest with micrrh-conferences@jcu.edu.au. If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the convenor, Dr Stephanie De La Rue, at stephanie.delarue@jcu.edu.au or by phone on (07) 4744 7913.

  In collaboration with:
Queensland Health   Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section)   James Cook University   North & West Queensland Primary HealthCare   Mount Isa City Council

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