Conference Program

Conference Program

Monday 4 September 2017
8.00 Registration
8:45 Opening
Welcome to Country
CEO address
9:15 Keynote
Professor John Polesel
10:15 Morning Tea
10:45 Are educators prepared to support the school needs of student with chronic illness?

Alistair Lum
Sydney Children's Hospital
Educational pathways of students engaged with The School of Special Educational Needs. Medical and Mental Health.

Trevor Briedis
Telethon Kids Institute
'I can't go to school'. What do young people want us to know?

Lisa McKay-Brown Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
11:35 Key educational factors in the education of students with a medical condition.

Michele Capurso
Universita degli Studi di Perugia
Continuity within a world of change - one team, one hospital.

Meredith O'Connor
Lady Cilento Children's Hospital School
Starting VCE with a chronic illness. how you can help me achieve my full potential.

Montana Albon
12:15 Lunch
13:00 Keynote
Professor Lorimer Moseley
14:10 From secondary school to young adults. What influences the transition experiences of student with a chronic illness.

Sue McIeish
Northern Health School
Merging Health and Education. Innovations in Intensive Rehabilitation.

Debbie Pieterse
School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health
Dayna Pool
Department of Rehabilitation, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.
Chronic Illness is to Peer Support as Gravy is to ChIPS: Young People Speaking From Experience.

ChIPS Staff:
Bec Powers & Harry Brown
ChIPPERS (ChIPS program participants):
Zoe Parry, Montana Albon, Shaelee Preston and Emily Wickham.
14:50 Afternoon Tea
15:10 Continued Connection: Keeping Senior Years' Students Connected to their Schooling.

Kelly Heptinstall
Vanessa Crane

Hospital School SA
Access for Learning - An Early Intervention Teaching Program for Disengaged Students with Mental Health Needs

Mel Cooke
Margot McDougall

DECD - Hospital School SA
Promoting Wellbeing to Ensure Educational Success Among Students with Chronic Illness.

Alistair Lum
Sydney Children's hospital
16:00 We don't need no education.. Or do we? Improving education provision & services for children with cancer.

Emma Carroll
Kate Turpin

Hospital School SA
Continuity, Care and Sailing the 4C's

Mercedes Wilkinson
Children's Hospital School Westmead
Old Hospital School, New School a Decade of Innovation

Grant Wheatley
School of Special Educational Needs: Medical & Mental Health
18:00 Welcome Cocktail Party
Museum of Contemporary Art

Tuesday 5 September 2017
8.00 Registration
9:00 Opening Day 2
Hon. Brad Hazzard
Minister of Health
9:15 Keynote
Justin Bourke
10:15 Morning Tea
10:45 How teachers deal with paediatric cancer survivors returning to their classrooms after remission.

Anne Gaunt
University of Western Australia
I have an illness, but I'm still a learner! How to best facilitate my learning when I can't attend school?

Emma Carroll
Abbey James

Hospital School SA
Where's the kaboom? There's supposed to be an earth shattering kaboom!

Megan Jackson University of Canberra
11:35 Creating Alternative Learning Opportunities for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer.

Nicole Edwards
ONTrac at Peter Mac
Case studies of working with and for Northern Health School Students.

Michelle Hamilton and Heather-anne Lang
Northern Health School
Drawing on all Resources: Art Therapy in Health Care

Alexandra Lederman
Ronald McDonald Learning Program
12:15 Lunch
13:00 In2School:
a collaborative return to school program for severe school refusers.

Lisa McKay-Brown
Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Co presenter:
Rebecca McGrath
Travancore School
Practical Strategies for Schools to support the Learning of Students with Serious Illness.

Jennifer Lavoipierre
Ecological Assessment: Enhancing educational outcomes and student wellbeing.

Natalie Paltridge
Northern Health School
13:45 Keynote
Megan Gilmour
14:15 Panel with
Jenny Brockie
Megan Gilmour
Dr Loretta Giorcelli
Professor Les White
Renee Delaney
Maddi Delaney
15:00 Inspirational Speaker
16:00-17:30 Conference Closing with Wine and Cheese Networking

General Enquiries

  • Call for AbstractsClosed
  • Registration OpensOpen now
  • Abstract Submission deadlineExtended till 31 March 2017
  • Notification of Abstracts to Authors1 May 2017
  • Presenter Registration deadline1 June 2017
  • Early Bird deadline1 June 2017
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