Program

  • All sessions will be held at Brisbane Technology Park Conference & Exhibition Centre.
  • The program is subject to change at the organisers' discretion.

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7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Registration desk open

The registration desk will be open for delegates to collect their name badge. Delegates are only required to register onsite once.

 

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Conference opening

Welcome / Acknowledgement to Country
Overview of the day - MC Blaise Itabelo
Official welcome

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Opening plenary session - Health as a Human Right

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Nyadol Nyuon

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Plenary session - Health as a Human Right

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Scott McDougall

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Morning tea

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Plenary session - Achieving Health Equity - does organisational cultural competency treat the symptoms, not the cause?

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Marina Chand

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Plenary session - Health Literacy

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Siri Gunawardana

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Plenary session - Inspiring Youth in a Multicultural Context

Health and Inclusion for Young People
Within a diverse and changing culture, young people often find themselves with hefty responsibilities, both from family, society, and the wider community. As a result, youth face numerous issues themselves, spanning from mental health to physical and social burdens.

This session focuses on the challenges of young people navigating the health system, how to ensure a simpler approach when engaging with youth, and building a stronger support structure when including and working alongside those coming from a refugee and migrant background.

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Joseph Kolapudi

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Lunch break

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Workshop session - Language Services and Health: Working With Interpreters

The rapid expansion of medical interpreting services in 21st-century Australia coincides with the surge in demand for speech pathology care/services in our ageing CALD communities.The resulting experience lead to the recognition of challenges/complexities endemic to speech pathologists’ work with interpreters.In response, specialists in speech pathology and related fields produced a body of research that informs our understanding of appropriate use of interpreting service in speech pathology settings.

This training exercise shall illustrate these findings in a practical and interactive form, with a special focus on the challenges of telehealth in speech pathology, the interpreters perspective and the ways to avoid misunderstandings.

1:00 PM to 4:25 PM

Showcase session

Showcase sessions will consist of 12 x 10-minute presentations. Day 1's Showcase session will highlight the following topics or organisations:

  • Healthy New Communities
  • Language Services Toolkit
  • Clinical Redesign - Accessible COVID screening clinics
  • Palliative Care in Multicultural Context - Starting the Conversation
  • Refugee Health Service
  • Collaboration between Metro South and Queensland African Communities Council
  • True - Health for Every Body: Helping migrant women access reproductive health during a pandemic
  • Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland – Sexual Health
  • Equity Nurse Navigators
  • West Moreton HHS - Multilingual Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights posters 
  • Midwifery Group Practice - Sing to Connect
  • Metro South Health – Microgrants Project, Logan Hospital

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2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Afternoon tea

4:25 PM to 4:30 PM

Close day 1

7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Registration desk open

The registration desk will be open for delegates to collect their name badge. Delegates are only required to register onsite once.

 

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Plenary session - Painful Truths: Talking about pain, fatigue, sadness and joys across cultures

9:00 AM to 9:40 AM

Plenary session - Community Engagement from a Community Perspective

It is an expectation that health services engage with consumers and communities and work together to address health-related issues and promote well-being to achieve positive health outcomes. But what does that look and feel like from a community perspective?

This session will provide the opportunity to hear from two community leaders/representatives on some of the principles and processes that enable meaningful and appropriate engagement.

Presenters:
Mr Beny Aterdit Bol - President, Queensland African Communities Council (QACC)
More about QACC: https://www.qacc.com.au/about/

Mr Andrew Fa’avale - Director, Mana Pasifika
More about Mana Pasifika https://www.mana.org.au/about

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Andrew Fa'avale | Beny Bol

9:40 AM to 10:00 AM

Plenary session - The Use of Technology in Language Support

Presenter:
Sue Pager - Metro South Health
Karen Lucas - Mero South Health

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Karen Lucas | Sue Pager

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Morning tea

10:30 AM to 10:50 AM

Plenary session - Trauma-informed Care: working with adults from a refugee background

For adult refugees and asylum seekers, their experiences prior to coming to Australia are marked with significant persecution and oppression. While experiences vary and as such manifestations of trauma can be unique, there are common principles to be applied to assist care is trauma informed and survivors are supported to heal. This presentation will examine the trauma reaction within the refugee experience, ways of supporting adults, families and communities to work towards healing by applying a brief case example. It will further explore services available at QPASTT for refugee and asylum seekers. 

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Amy Burkett

10:50 AM to 11:10 AM

Plenary session - Trauma-informed Care: working with children and young people from refugee backgrounds

For children and young people, the refugee experience represents a significant disruption to their developmental trajectory due to multiple traumatic events and their dislocation from family, home and culture.  While children and young people from refugee backgrounds exhibit resilience, there can also be profound impacts on their growing sense of self, trust in others and understanding of the world. This presentation will explore the impacts of traumatic experiences on the attachment relationships and development of children and young people from refugee backgrounds. It will also discuss important related topics, including intergenerational trauma, culture and settlement stress.  The presentation aims to enhance participants’ understanding of signs and symptoms that may indicate a refugee-related trauma history, while also providing practical ideas on how to foster the safe and supportive environments necessary for recovery.  A brief case example will be used to demonstrate the trauma recovery framework and systemic approaches to healing.  Information will be provided about the referral process and programs at QPASTT for child and young people.

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Liz Gordon

11:15 AM to 12:00 PM

Panel discussion - Lessons Learned from COVID

In January 2020 a global pandemic was declared and Australia had its first confirmed cased of COVID-19. For any public health response to be effective, it needs to ensure that no community or individual experiences barriers in getting the information or accessing the services they need. Targeted responses were required for multicultural communities at a local, state and national level to ensure existing health inequalities weren’t amplified. This panel will share insights and learnings from working with communities, government agencies and key stakeholders during the pandemic. 

12:00 PM to 12:15 PM

Closing Remarks

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

Lunch break

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Workshop session - Holding up the Mirror - Reflecting our Community in Simulation Education and Equipment

This workshop will showcase multi-cultural projects occurring in the Simulation Centre at Logan Hospital. Project rational, design and achievements will be discussed. Further, participants are invited to engage, immerse and understand the simulation process with alignment of multi-cultural considerations. Each element of the simulation process will be defined and discussed to allow the audience to gain further insight into the modality of simulation. A low-fidelity simulation event will be undertaken within this workshop to allow participants to apply theory into practice- with reference to the care needs for culturally and linguistically diverse patients. Finally, this workshop will share some of the future projects that the simulation centre is currently working towards to achieve reflection of our community within simulation design.

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Rhiannon McHugh | Wendy Becker

1:00 PM to 4:25 PM

Showcase session

Showcase sessions will consist of 12 x 10-minute presentations. Day 2's Showcase Session will highlight the following topics or organisations:

  • Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre - Culturally Responsive Suicide Prevention Training
  • Metro South Health – Addiction and Mental Health
  • Metro South Health – Oral Health
  • World Wellness Group - Multicultural Primary Health - Where the unfunded bits are the important bits
  • World Wellness Group - Multicultural Mental Health in a Primary Care Setting
  • Refugee Health Network Queensland - CALD Engagement Team
  • Brisbane South PHN – Pasifika and Maori Health and Wellbeing Strategic Framework and Action Plan
  • Inala Primary Care/Mater Health Services - M-CHooSe
  • Inala Primary Care/Migrant and Refugee Health Partnership - Interpreter Engagement in General Practice in Australia
  • Migrant and Refugee Health Partnership - Competency standards for health practitioners workshop with migrants and refugees
  • Children's Health Queensland - Good Start
  • Multicultural Support Team – Logan Hospital

 

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Afternoon Tea

4:25 PM to 4:30 PM

Conference closing