NSW Branch Awards & Networking Evening

NSW Branch Awards and Networking Evening

Join us to celebrate and congratulate your peers excelling in the profession.

The NSW Branch Awards is a new Branch initiative to recognise outstanding physiotherapists who have contributed to the profession. 


The aim is to showcase the APA member’s strong role in the Australian Physiotherapy profession, bringing together researchers, innovators and clinicians and recognise their contribution in training, mentoring and transforming the profession, the people they work with and the lives of their patients.


Applications are being assessed by a panel of industry leaders appointed by the NSW Branch Council and the APA, and winners will be announced on the night.


Roxanne Azoory

Winsome Baker

Robert Boland

Holly Brasher

Kanny Chow

Aaron Hardaker

Anna Lee

Teresa Lee

Peter Locke

Patrick Lyons

Katherine Maka

Melissa McConaghy

Jan Redman

Francine St George

Vivian Yung

The awards will be presented at the UTS Aerial Function Centre after enjoying substantial canapés and drinks.

There will be plenty of opportunity for networking as well as to hear the keynote address from our inspirational guest speaker Professor Iona Novak, Head of Research, from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute, The University of Sydney.

Topic Getting Heard by the Herd: The Art & Science of Knowledge Translation

Clinical practice lags as much as 10-20 years behind research. Traditional research dissemination strategies, such as lectures and printed materials, are not enough to help professionals’ or policy-makers stay up-to-date, nor to guide families about how to choose the best care for their family members. Systematic reviews indicate that up to 40% of patients worldwide do not receive proven effective treatments and more than 20% receive ineffective or harmful treatments. The McKeon Review in Australia confirmed the same finding, yet, we all want to help and provide excellent clinical care.

The purpose of this keynote is to provide the latest knowledge translation research summarising how to increase the uptake and use of evidence within clinical decision-making, patient communication, and policy development. New evidence shows that active exchange of information, ideas and experience between researchers and research-users is necessary for designing and delivering cutting edge services. Grounded in the speaker’s original research using randomised controlled trials and cohort studies, this keynote will help you:

(a) choose evidence-based knowledge translation strategies to evaluate possible supports, challenges and opportunities within your own clinical environments; 

(b) guide you in how to choose strategies that will accelerate the uptake of evidence into clinical practice, and

(c) guide you in how to share evidence-based information with patients, clients and families to inform their decisions. 

Professor Iona Novak

Professor Novak manages the strategic development of research into the prevention and cure of cerebral palsy and supports the Australian Cerebral Palsy Register.

She conducts clinical research into effective interventions for people living with cerebral palsy, including evidence-based practice initiatives and collaborative international and inter-agency research work.

As a Fulbright Scholar in 2013, Professor Novak travelled to the University of California, San Francisco, for four months to establish and lead an Australian-American cerebral palsy research consortium, to aggregate data and accelerate the rate of research. Professor Novak continues this research to translate the findings to direct improvements in clinical services.

Date Friday 30 June 2017 

Time 7.00pm - 9.30pm 

Registrations extended till 25 June 2017 By registering for this lecture, you agree to the APA Events Terms and Conditions

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30/06/2017 - 30/06/2017
Aerial UTS Function Centre
Broadway Room
Level 7, Building 10, 235 Jones St
Ultimo, NSW


Friday, 30 June 2017

APA Member - $35.00; APA Student - $20.00

Non Member - $50

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
30/06/2017 7:00 PM

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