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2019 Australian & New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) <br/>Annual Scientific Meeting

2019 Australian & New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS)
Annual Scientific Meeting 21 - 23 August 2019 | Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

Pre Conference Workshops

The Pre Conference Workshops will be held on Wednesday 21 August 2019.

Discipline Specific Meetings
Venue: Pullman Melbourne Albert Park
Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm

  • Medical
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Peer Support
  • Physiotherapy
  • Social Work
  • Vocational Rehab Counsellors
  • Pyschology
  • Dietetics
  • Leisure Therapy
  • Peer Support

Topic Specific Meetings
Venue: Pullman Melbourne Albert Park
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

NDIS: Optimising Experience and Outcomes - NDIS is changing discharge processes and housing opportunities for people with SCI. The potential of the NDIS is unparalleled for achieving outcomes for people with SCI, however delivering these outcomes has been challenging.
In this workshop the Summer Foundation and colleagues will share experiences and feed back activity that has helped improve outcomes for people with SCI, providing practical tools and strategies for practitioners. Innovations in housing will also be covered, with case studies of independent living for people with SCI.

Peer Led Interventions - Peers are infinitely more than “wheelchair users”; they are an authentic and credible resource, informed by their own unique lived experiences.
This workshop examines the broad power of the lived experience from a non-medical perspective.
We will also address the processes and potential barriers in implementing peer-led initiatives, as well as generating ideas for future directions and innovations.

Choosing Your Narrative - Life events that change our course can place us in a point of transition. Capacity to choose a direction and develop our own path doesn’t always feel free and/or may come with its own limitations and challenges.
Choosing a narrative on how we frame our experience of trauma is shifting and some describe this new concept as post traumatic growth.
This workshop will explore stories of emotional growth shared by people who have a lived experience of SCI whether their own, their partners or a family member or patient.