Rheumatology Health Professionals (RHP) workshop

If you’re a health professional interested in Rheumatology practice, education and/or research, you won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to network and collaborate with your colleagues from around Australia and overseas at this one day workshop hosted by the RHP. The diverse program of evidence-based, informative sessions will cover a range of topics including innovation in clinical practice, the impacts of chronic disease, transition, and multi-cultural treatment approaches to name just a few. Enhance your expertise as you learn practical tips from our team of multi-disciplinary experts to deliver consistent care and better outcomes for patients.

You are invited to submit a clinical innovative idea you’ve implemented in your practice for a short presentation at the workshop. Submit a brief overview to [email protected] by 1st March 2019.

You are also invited to join your colleagues at a networking Dinner on Tuesday 9 April – at The Plough Inn, South Bank for 7pm. Please register your interest during your congress registration process or RSVP [email protected]


Monday 8 April 2019
Time Topic Speaker
1000-1020 Registration
1020-1030 Introduction and Welcome Linda Bradbury, RHP Executive Committee
1030-1100 Current realities with medicinal cannabis Kyle Gardiner, Clinical Pharmacist
1100-1130 What has outer space research got to do with managing low back pain? Prof Julie Hides, Physiotherapist
1130-1230 Innovative ideas in clinical practice* Coordinator: Kelly Hollis
1230-1300 Lunch
1300-1310 Acknowledgement of association with ARA Linda Bradbury, RHP Executive Committee
1310-1330 Facilitated session of ideas Facilitator TBC
1330-1400 Navigating the impact of chronic disease Greg Parrot, Nurse Navigator
1400-1430 Multicultural approaches Presenter TBC
1430-1500 Traditional grief vs. chronic sorrow Jaime O’Donovan, Social Worker
1500-1515 Afternoon tea
1515-1600 Transitional Care – Overcoming the Challenges Prof Helen Foster, Paediatric Rheumatologist
1600 Close