Program & Presentations

We gratefully acknowledge the support provided by the Australian Government through the AusAID International Seminar Support Scheme.

Monday 5 December 2011 - morning

OFFICIAL OPENING
Chaired by Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn,
University of Sydney

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8am–9am

Registration

 

9am–10am

Welcome to country by Uncle Lester Bostock

 

Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Chancellor, University of Sydney

 

Dr Michael Spence , Vice Chancellor, University of Sydney

 

Opening address by Senator the Hon Jan McLucas, Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers

 

Video message from the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

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Overview of World Report on Disability by Alana Officer, Coordinator of Disability and Rehabilitation, WHO

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OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION
Chaired by Professor Ron McCallum, United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the University of Sydney

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10am-11am

Setareki Macanawei, Pacific Disability Forum

 

Rex Bernardo, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader 2011; Maribini Colleges, The Philippines

 

Janet Meagher AM, National People with Disabilities and Carer Council; Australian Mental Health Expert Working Group

 

Damian Griffis, First Peoples Disability Network (Australia)

 

Graeme Innes, Australian Human Rights Commission

 

OVERVIEW OF THE REPORT: CONTEXT, RECOMMENDATIONS, RESEARCH GAPS:
Introduced and facilitated by Graeme Innes, Australian Human Rights Commission

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11.30am–1pm

Rosemary Kayess: The UN Convention implementation: abstract rights and practical realities

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Professor Tom Shakespeare:: The World Report on Disability: recommendations and  research gaps

 

Frederick Miller: The Pacific Regional Strategy on Disability

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Lesley Hall: The support system for people with disabilities in Australia

 

Thomas Ng: Beyond corporate social responsibility - an inclusive business;  Changing attitudes

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1pm–2pm Lunch

 

Monday 5 December 2011 - afternoon

HEALTH, REHABILITATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES - Introduced and facilitated by Professor Sally Hartley, University of East Anglia, University of Sydney and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Professor Qiu Zhuoying, China Rehabilitation Research Center and ICF Branch WHO-FIC CC, China

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2–3.15pm

Evaluating the effects of a pilot program of early intervention for children with developmental disabilities in the community

Nguyễn Viết Nhân, Ute Schwabe, Hoàng Thị Diệu Hồng, Trần Thị Phương Anh, Huỳnh Thị Cẩm Tú

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World report on disability: the Cambodian context

Kanika Nguon, Saorath Ngin, Mao Meas, David Curtis, Sisary Kheng, Lao Veng

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Access to health and therapy services for families of children with disabilities in China

Karen R Fisher, Xiaoyuan Shang

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Third-party disability in aphasia: qualitative interviews with family members linked to the ICF

Meghann Grawburg, Tami Howe, Linda Worrall, Nerina Scarinci

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Prevalence, risk, impact and unmet need of children with speech and language impairment in Australia

Sharynne McLeod, Linda J Harrison, Jane McCormack, Lindy McAllister

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HEALTH, REHABILITATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES (cont.)

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3.45-5.15pm

Development of a self-report instrument for participation and environment

Danielle Cheeseman, Ros Madden, Anita Bundy

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Key success factors of the national policy implementation for rehabilitation services

Sirinart Tongsiri, Wachara Riewpaiboon

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CBR evaluation framework

Manjula Marella, Ecosse L Lamoureux, Jill Keeffe

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Communication partner training facilitates everyday outcomes for people with acquired communication disability

Leanne Togher, Skye McDonald, Robyn Tate, Emma Power, Rachel Rietdijk

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Collaborative development of a menu and guidelines for monitoring CBR

Ros Madden Sue Lukersmith Tinashe Dune, Bounlanh Phayboun, Nguyen Viet Nhan, Sally Hartley, Alexandra Gargett

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Tuesday 6 December - morning

DAY 2 OPENING
Introduced by Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, University of Sydney

8 – 9am.

Registration

9-9.15am

Opening address by the HonAndrew Constance MP, NSW Minister for Ageing and Disability Services

 

ENVIRONMENT AND INEQUALITIES
 Introduced and facilitated by Professor Tom Shakespeare, WHO and University of Sydney, and Professor Eric Emerson, University of Sydney and University of Lancaster

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9.15-11am

Addressing the barriers to people with a disability accessing mainstream and specific services in rural and remote areas
Angela Dew, Craig Veitch, Kim Bulkeley, Gisselle Gallego, Anita Bundy, Michelle Lincoln, Scott Griffiths, Jennie Brentnall 

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Travelling together: partnering with people with disabilities on participatory research into road infrastructure in Papua New Guinea
Ipul Powaseu, Kathryn James

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Indigenous Australians with a disability
John Gilroy

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Unequal before the law:  access to justice for persons with disabilities in Indonesia
Nicola Colbran

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No researching about us without us
Patricia O’Brien, Edurne García Iriarte, Marie Knox, Roy Mc Conkey, Darren Chadwick, Minerva Rivas

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Implementing enabling environments
Michael Fox

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Communication disability in hospital: tangible and intangible aspects of the communicative environment for adults with developmental disability
Bronwyn Hemsley, Susan Balandin , Linda Worrall

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11–11.30am - Morning tea

 

 

EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Introduced and facilitated by Associate Professor Pim Kuipers, Queensland Health and Griffith University

 

11.30–1pm

Physical Therapy in the Asia Pacific region
Catherine Sykes; Margot Skinner; Gayline Manalang , Usha Krishna-Gfeller 

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Education for all – making inclusion a reality
Bishnu Maya Dhungana, Sainimili Tawake, Joanne Webber

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Speech pathology training in vietnam: implications of the WHO World report on disability for curriculum development, impact and sustainability
Lindy McAllister; Marie Atherton; Karen Wylie; Sue Woodward , Alison Winkworth

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Parental accounts of the impact of living with a child with autism in a remote community
Kathleen Tait:

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Web-based online courses for allied health students in spinal cord injuries (SCI): a cheap and efficient way of providing education in less-resourced countries Harvinder Singh Chhabra; Stephen Muldoon , Lisa  A Harvey

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1– 2pm Lunch

 

Tuesday 6 December - afternoon

EVIDENCE AND STATISTICS
Introduced and facilitated by Ros Madden, University of Sydney

 

2–3.30pm

Ethics considerations; disability and human rights
Sainimili Tawake, Alexandra Gartrell, Joanne Webber

 

The rapid assessment of disability- development of a measurement instrument to support disability inclusive development
Alexandra Devine; Sally Baker, Tanya Edmonds, Jill Keeffe

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Establishing an evidence-base for disability inclusion in eye health programmes Gail M Ormsby, Noela M Prasad, Manfred Mörchen, Te Serey Bonn, Nguyen Hong Nga, Nguyen Ngoc Anh , Jill E Keeffe

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Introducing the ICF in the Cook Islands disability database
Nooroa Numanga

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Using The ICF to inform service delivery: the African experience
Soraya Maart, Jennifer Jelsma

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3.30-4 pm Afternoon tea

THE WAY FORWARD
 
Introduced and facilitated by Alana Officer, WHO, and Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, University of Sydney

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4–5.30pm

Panel and pen discussion

 

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