WEDNESDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2017

 REGISTRATION
 09:00 CRANAplus Board Meeting  – Board Room – Cable Beach Club Resort
15:00 – 17:00 Registration OPEN – Sam Male Veranda – Cable Beach Club Resort
16:00 – 16:30 CRANAplus Annual General Meeting
18:30 – 20:30 Welcome Function – Proudly hosted by HESTA 
Family Pool – Cable Beach Club Resort
 

Welcome to Country – Yawuru Elder
Opening Address
Host Welcome – Hesta
Presentation of new CRANAplus Fellows
Graduates’ Presentations

 

THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2017

REGISTRATION
08:00 Registration OPEN – Sam Male Veranda – Cable Beach Club Resort
SESSION 1          Sam Male Room – Cable Beach Club Resort
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Address – Christopher Cliffe – CRANAplus Chief Executive Officer
09:15 – 10:15 Keynote Speaker: Dr Keith Suter
Listening for the Faint Signals of Change: How New Technology May Affect Remote Area Health
10:15 – 10:30 Expanding horizons: Using virtual orientation tours to promote rural, remote and Aboriginal health
Dr Merylin Cross
University of Tasmania
10:30 – 10:45 Using contemporary research and data to inform nursing and midwifery policy
Ms Petrina Halloran
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
10:45 – 10:50 Question Time
10:50 – 11:20 MORNING TEA
SESSION 2         Sam Male Room – Cable Beach Club Resort
11:20 – 11:45 Invited Speaker: Professor Catherine Stoddart 
11:45 – 12:00 A little Hocus PoCUS – applications of point of care ultrasound in a remote setting
Ms Alanna Watson
12:00 – 12:15 Using the emojis to address language barriers with an App supporting chronic disease self-management
Professor Isabelle Skinner
Charles Darwin University
12:15 – 12:30 Practical Examples of Point-of-Care Testing Technology Use in Rural and Remote Australia
Ms Brooke Spaeth
Flinders University International Centre For Point-of-care Testing
12:30 – 12:45 How clinical information can improve management of neglected tropical disease, crusted scabies
Ms Michelle Dowden
One Disease
12:45 – 12:50 Question Time
12:50 – 13:50 LUNCH
SESSION 3
ROOM: Sam Male
13:50 – 14:00 Official Announcement
14:00 – 14:05 Hot Spot Session
Evaluating Organisational Cultural Competence in Maternity Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

A/Prof Robyn Aitken
Menzies School Of Health Research
14:05 – 14:10  Hot Spot Session
Using Technology to recalibrate rural and remote health workforce education
Prof. Sabina Knight
James Cook University
14:10 – 14:15  Hot Spot Session
The Emergency Telehealth Service – an innovative service delivery model for rural and remote EDs using telehealth technology and a specialist emergency medicine workforce.  ETS empowers nurses to deliver timely, quality emergency care with the support of specialist doctors and a comprehensive education program within a supportive teamwork environment.

Melanie Goode
WA Country Health Service
14:15 –  14:30 Reducing the ‘tyranny of distance’ and enhancing patient outcomes through innovative use of new technology options in rural and remote locations
Mr Alistair Crowe
WA Country Health Service
14:30 – 14:45 Balancing technology with human relationships in the remote health setting.
Ms Deborah O’Neill
Rural Lap
14:45 – 15:00 Perspectives of Rural and Remote Health and Human Service Practitioners Following a Suicide Prevention Training Program: A Thematic Analysis
Ms Sandra Walsh
Department Of Rural Health, University Of South Australia
15:15 – 15:30 Question Time:
15:30 – 16:00 AFTERNOON TEA
SESSION 4
ROOM: Sam Male
16:00 – 16:25 Invited Speaker: Adjunct Associate Professor Karen Bradley
Change Leadership – Influencing Improvement in Health Care
16:25 – 16:40 Emergency Medicine Education  – a virtual program using VC technology and flexible, blended learning techniques for rural and remote clinicians in WA Country Health Service.
Dr Stephanie Schlueter
16:40 – 16:45 (How) Can technology support Remote Area Nurses in Quality Use of Medicines?
Mr Tobias Speare
Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association
16:45 – 17:00 Connected, Engaged and Collaborative Workplaces Symposium
Therese Forbes
17:00 – 17:05 Question Time
17:05 Day 1 concludes | Free evening at leisure

 

FRIDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2017

REGISTRATION
08:30 REGISTRATION DESK OPEN
SESSION 1
ROOM: Sam Male
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Address – CRANAplus Chair
09:15 – 10:15 Keynote Speaker: Shellie Morris
10:15 – 10:30 Kalumburu Strong Girls and the future
Ms Sherrie Vickery
Kimberley Public Health Unit
10:30 – 10:45 Telecommunications, critical infrastructure for increasing patient, family and community interactions with and between health providers especially in Remote Australia.
Dr Robert Starling
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
10:45 – 10:50 Question Time
10:50 – 11:20 MORNING TEA
SESSION 2
ROOM: Sam Male
11:20 – 11:45 Invited Speaker: Professor Sue Kildea  
11:45 – 12:00 The National Preventing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternal Smoking portal supporting improved access, safety, quality and affordability for the remote Maternal and Child health and Tobacco Prevention workforce.
Mrs Patricia Amaranti
The Australian Indigenous Healthinfonet
12:00 – 12:15 Conception in Kadjina to Birthing in Broome ~ one woman’s journey thread through the complexities of delivering remote health care in a high risk pregnancy
Ms Kristy Newett
Kimberley Population Health Unit
12:15 – 12:30 Talking across borders: A national response to high rates of Sexually Transmitted Infections in remote Australia
Ms Katy Crawford
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service
12:30 – 12:45 Halls creek children and their future
Ms Ellen Williamson
Kimberley Public Health Unit
12:45 – 12:50 Question Time
12:50 – 13:50 LUNCH
SESSION 3
ROOM: Sam Male
13:50 – 14:10 Official
 14:10 – 14:15 Hot Spot Session
CATCHing the Hearts of country SA – The future of Cardiac Rehabilitation as applied through the Country Access to Cardiac Health (CATCH) program

Mrs Inara Beecher
Country SA PHN
14:15 – 14:20 Hot Spot Session
Leveraging Technology for RAN Safety

Ms Heather Keighley
NT Health
14:25 – 14:30 Hot Spot Session
Orientation to Remote Primary Health Care Manuals
Mr Tobias Speare
Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association
14:30 – 14:45 Under-reporting of personal violent incidents by remote area nurses
A/Prof Sue Lenthall
Flinders NT
14:45 – 15:00 The SToP Trial: See, Treat and Prevent Impetigo and Scabies
Frieda McLoghlin 
15:00 – 15:15 The Treatment Tracker app: reminders, motivation and challenges for young people at risk of rheumatic heart disease 
Miss Catherine Halkon
Menzies School Of Health Research
15:15 – 15:20 Question Time
15:20 – 15:50 AFTERNOON TEA
SESSION 4
ROOM: Sam Male
15:50 – 16:15 Invited Speaker: Kim Webber
16:15 – 16:30 Blasting into the future – at a snail’s pace: The Bedourie Primary Health Clinic Telehealth Story
Mrs Danielle Causer
Central West Hospital And Health Service
16:30 – 16:45 Technology as an innovative way to meet the expressed needs of Aboriginal Australians and their families living with Machado Joseph Disease: an overview of MJD Foundation technology enabled communication and social and emotional wellbeing programs
Ms Desiree LaGrappe
MJD Foundation
16:45 – 17:00 Using technology to provide support to new nurses and midwives in the bush; A novel innovative education and support program has been developed to augment current resources and overcome the barriers of distance experienced by nurses in the bush.
Mrs Cherie O’Brien
Retrieval Services Queensland
17:00 – 17:05 Question Time
17:05 Closing Session and Prize Announcement
Annual Awards Dinner
19:00 Annual CRANAplus Awards Dinner