2024 Health Beyond Research and Innovation Showcase Program

MCs – Ms Katie Gilbert and Dr Abhijit Pal

TimePresentation
Day 1 – Wednesday, 25 September 2024
8:45-10:30amEquity and access in healthcare
This session will focus on achieving equity and access in healthcare, specifically in south western Sydney. There will be a focus on the impact of the first 2000 days, as well as specifically improving access for renal transplant. This session will feature presentations from:

  • Ms Simone Proft, Director Strategy and Partnerships, SWSLHD
  • Adjunct Professor Jean-Frederic Levesque, Deputy Secretary, Clinical Innovation and Research NSW Health and Chief Executive, Agency of Clinical Innovation
  • Professor Valsa Eapen, Professor of Child Psychiatry, UNSW
  • Professor Angela Makris, Director, Renal Unit SWSLHD
  • Panel discussion: Key challenges to equity and access in SWSLHD
10:30-11:00amMorning Tea
Join us for morning tea where you can enjoy some light refreshments and network with colleagues and view the posters in The Big Barn.
11:00am-12:00pmTailoring care to our diverse community
This session will focus on the diverse community within south western Sydney. This session will be chaired by Dr Bernadette Brady and feature presentations focused on prevention and mangement of chronic disease, the impact of peer-mentoring on CALD patients’ engagement, and specific projects in refugee populations from:

  • Professor Rod McClure, Dean of School of Medicine, Western Sydney University
  • Mrs Ronda Thompson, Research Assistant, Western Sydney University
  • Dr Abhijit Pal, Staff Specialist, Medical Oncology
  • A/Professor Mei Ling Yap, Staff Specialist, Radiation Oncology and Associate Professor, University of New South Wales
  • Ms Nasreen Kaadan, Cancer Information Program Manager, SWSLHD
  • Dr Bernadette Brady, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Liverpool Hospital
1:00-2:10pmDiversity in Ageing
This session will focus on our diverse older population within south western Sydney. This session will be chaired by Professor Friedbert Kohler OAM (Clinical Stream Director, Aged Care and Rehabilitation, SWSLHD) and feature presentations focused on the life-course approach to optimal ageing, the burden of frailty and what constitutes ‘brilliant’ aged care. Join us to hear from our speakers:

  • Dr John Ward, NSW Senior Australian of the Year 2024
  • Ms Nevenka Francis
  • A/Professor Ann Dadich

At the end of the session, you will have an opportunity to ask our speakers a question as part of the Q&A.

2:10-4:30pmInnovating for our Community (Chaired by Mr Matthew Jennings)
The call for abstracts is open until 28 July to submit abstracts for rapid-fire presentations that focus on local projects for the south western Sydney community. The day will end with a technology demonstration, leaving attendees feeling invigorated for the opportunities now and into the future.
4:30-5:30pmNetworking Event
Join us for the Networking Event where you can network with colleagues and view the posters in The Big Barn.
Day 2 – Thursday, 26 September 2024
8:45-10:30amAboriginal Health
This session will focus on locally led projects to improve outcomes for our Aboriginal community. The session will start with a performance from Muggera Cultural Enterprise and presentations on projects such as the Fairfield Hospital falls prevention program, Patient Reported Measures in Cancer Services and the Aboriginal GOTIT Program.
This session will feature presentations from:

  • Ms Katrina Filewood, Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Fairfield Hospital
  • Ms Minh Pham, Physiotherapist, Fairfield Hospital
  • Ms Rebecca Murray, Aboriginal Health Cancer Services, SWSLHD
  • Ms Jemma Milloy, Deputy Director, Aboriginal Health SWSLHD
  • Mr Joe Madrill, Aboriginal Mental Health SWSLHD
10:30-11:00amMorning Tea
Join us for morning tea where you can enjoy some light refreshments and network with colleagues and view the posters in The Big Barn.
11:00am-1:00pmChildren and Young People
This session will focus on children and young people within south western Sydney and the research being undertaken to improve outcomes. This session will be chaired by Mr Paul Gallagher (Clinical Stream Manager, Paediatrics and Neonatology, SWSLHD) and feature presentations from:

  • Professor Michael Kohn, Professor of Paediatrics, Western Sydney University
  • Associate Professor Elise Baker, Associate Dean, Research and Associate Professor of Allied Health, Dean’s Unit, School of Health Sciences Western Sydney University
  • Professor Alison Hutton, Professor of Nursing (Paediatrics), Western Sydney University
  • Panel Discussion: Collaboration, early life determinants of health and the continuum of care into adulthood

Stay tuned for more speakers..

2:00-3:30pmInnovating for our Community (Chaired by Ms Helen Goldsack, Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery, SWSLHD)
The call for abstracts is open until 28 July to submit abstracts for rapid-fire presentations that focus on local projects for the south western Sydney community. The day will end with a technology demonstration, leaving attendees feeling invigorated for the opportunities now and into the future.