Melbourne Education Program

Tuesday 13th October

  ROOM 1
9:00-9:30

 

standUP for Yourself! – Helen Widdowson – Invacare

10:00-11:00

 

TBC

 

11:15-12:15

 

TBC

 

12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-13:30

 

Active Controls Center Drive; The Biomechanical Benefits – Lauren Hunter – Linds Rehabilitation Equipment

14:00-14:30

 

Successful manual wheelchair assessment and prescription – It’s all how you configure it – Amy Bjornson – Sunrise

15:00-15:30

 

Proposed changes to the building code and the impact on the home – Jane Bringgolf – Centre for Universal Design

16:00-16:30

 

Mobile shower commode chairs and bidets / smart toilets – getting it right! – Emma Friesen – Raz Design Inc

Tuesday 13th October

  ROOM 2
9:00-9:30

 

TBC

 

10:00-11:00

 

Motorised Mobility Device use: Interventions to enhance user safetyDr Marilyn Di Stefano – Road Safety Victoria

11:15-12:15

 

Taking a Stand: Overcoming Obstacles to Improve Outcomes – Rachel Fabiniak – Permobil

12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-13:30

 

The Physical, Social and Psychosocial benefits of playing wheelchair sport – Wayne McNamara – Invacare

14:00-14:30

 

Restraint or Postural Support – An essential part of the solution or a safety afterthought? – Tracee-lee Maginnity – Permobil

15:00-15:30

 

Manual Wheelchair Skills to Improve Safety, Efficiency and Accessibility – Samuel Baker – Ottobock Australia

16:00-16:30

 

Manual Wheelchair Scripting – Why Compromise Is a Good Thing – Samuel Baker – Ottobock Australia

  ROOM 3
9:00-9:30

 

Anatomy of a Wheelchair: Clinical Implications – Tina Roesler – Motion Composites

10:00-10:45

 

Understanding Vehicle Solution Assessments – Amin Akbarian – Mobility Engineering

11:15-12:00

 

Identification, Prevention and Measurement of Postural Asymmetry in Adults with Cerebral Palsy – Carlee Holmes – St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne And Monash University

12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-13:30

 

Let’s talk about toileting! – Emma Friesen – Raz Design Inc

14:00-14:30

 

Assistive Technology Peer Mentoring Program – Kristy Harper – Ila

15:00-15:30

 

The When, Why, and How of Paediatric Powered Mobility – Rachel Fabiniak – Permobil

16:00-16:30

 

The Power of Touch – Helen Widdowson – Invacare

*Details subject to change

  ROOM 4
9:00-9:30

 

How do people actually use their manual wheelchairs and what really matters – Tom Whelan – Ki Mobility

10:00-10:30

 

A novel device to assist computer access and control for people with hand impairment David Hobbs – Flinders University

11:15-12:00

 

Myth; Pressure mapping is only used to compare cushions – Dr Barend Ter Haar

12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-13:30

 

Quantum – TBC – Pediatric Power

14:00-14:30

 

TBC

 

15:00-15:30

 

How people with leg paralysis benefit from the latest Knee-Ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO) technology – Vladislav Marek – Ottobock

16:00-16:30

 

Safe temperature showers made simple – Rob Pond – Therm-oz

Clinical Instructional Short Session

Clinical Plenary Long Session

Consumer

Product Innovation

AT Developments

Wednesday 14th October

  ROOM 1
9:00-9:45

 

Lying and Seating: More Linked than you Think! – Joana Santiago -Medifab NZ

10:00-10:30

 

Wearable technology innovations for people with vision and literacy impairments – Stewart Andrews – Quantum Reading Learning Vision

11:00-11:45

 

OT’s Exploring Assistive Technology – Assessment, Prescription, Process and Funding Panel of three OT’s and a facilitator (TBC) – Occupational Therapy Australia

12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-13:30

 

Prescribing Dynamic Manual Wheelchairs for Function and Independence – Lauren Hunter – Linds Rehabilitation Equipment

14:00-14:30

 

A new approach to transfer – Bruce Gillespie – Transfer Systems Pty Ltd

Wednesday 14th October

  ROOM 2
9:00-9:30

 

Innovations in mobile shower commode chair design – Emma Friesen – Raz Design Inc

10:00-10:30

 

What can Australia’s peak body for assistive technology do for you? – Natasha Layton – ATARA

11:00-11:45

 

How to Choose the Right Personal Alarm…..And get Nan to Wear It – Lance Stracke – Guardian Safety Pendants

12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-13:30

 

Konnnekt captioning videophone; Incredibly easy to use for senoirs or disability, reduces depression risk – John Nakulski – Konnekt

14:00-14:30

 

Bariatric Seating and Mobility Considerations – Nick Reginato – Quantum Rehab

  ROOM 3
9:00-9:30

 

Best practise guidelines for assessment and selection of rehab shower commode chair – Lois Brown – Rehab Hire

10:00-10:30

 

Exploring Postural Care: A Family-Centred Practice for young Children with Physical Disability Clinical Instructional – Denise Luscombe – Postural Care Australia

11:00-11:45

 

Aquatic Therapy & Transfer Tips for Caregivers – Craig Slattery – Para Mobility & Kristen Kruse – AustSwim

12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-13:30

 

One switch, many devices, no problem – Emma Hughes – Zyteq

14:00-14:30

 

Navigating the NDIS assistive technology process: Case studies and panel discussion – Claire Fox – National Occupational Therapy

*Details subject to change

  ROOM 4
9:00-9:30

 

Prevention, identification and measurement of postural asymmetry in children and adults with physical disability – Denise Luscombe – Postural Care Australia

10:00-10:30

 

When Innovation meets Best Clinical Practice: Introducing the New Explorer Mini – Rachel Fabiniak – Permobil

11:00-11:45

 

Hip Contractures & Seating. What are the challenges and how to overcome them – Joana Santiago – Medifab NZ

12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-13:30

 

Importance of the seated microclimate in skin protection, how much do we need to consider heat, moisture and humidity? – Amy Bjornson – Sunrise

14:00-14:30

 

Using the Allen Cognitive Disability Model to improve the efficiency of equipment prescription – Susan Pordage – Acdm Web

Clinical Instructional Short Session

Clinical Plenary Long Session

Consumer

Product Innovation

AT Developments