Astris PME 2023 Clinical Summit
We are excited to announce that the annual Astris PME CLINICAL SUMMIT is coming to Sydney on Thursday 18 May 2023!
With leading international Assistive Technology manufacturers showcasing their equipment (across over 2000m2 of displays) and providing clinical education, this is a not-to-be missed opportunity to learn from the best, and increase your awareness of the latest advice and equipment.
Certificates and CPD points will be awarded. Therapists are welcome to bring clients to the expo section where we will have over 100 items of AT on display.
All attendees will need to pre-register. Secure your spot by booking now!
Thur 18 May
9 am – 5 pm
Level 4, Millennium Room
Edwin Flack Avenue
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127
Workshops and Presentations
There will be over 15 workshops or presentations across the day, held in four training rooms. Both paediatric and adult focused sessions are being held.
A preview of what’s on offer:
- The Challenge of Gait Dynamics: Training Principles and Solutions – Presenter: Lori Potts
- Wheelchair Seating Prescription: The absolute essentials! – Presenter: Joana Santiago
- Considerations for Power Assist Devices: how much can one offer? – Presenter: Bianca Brady
- Environment, environment, environment: Participation based intervention in children and adolescents with unilateral Cerebral Palsy (uCP) – Presenter: Andrea Espei
- Toileting and Special Needs: Where to Start? – Presenter: Lori Potts
- Promoting Function & Efficiency with Best Practice Guidelines for manual wheelchair prescription – Presenter: Christie Hamstra
- The Why, When and How of Night-time Positioning – Presenter: Joana Santiago
- Mobility and Accessibility for Children in Australia Ltd (MACA): Driving advancements in safe and accessible transport for children with disabilities – Presenter: MACA (Helen Lindner and Emma Clarkson)
- Plus more!
Get hands-on with the equipment for an hour crash course to build confidence in prescribing and implementing specialised assistive technology to suit individual needs. Choose from a couple of workshops that suits your field of expertise and interest, working with the clinical educators direct from product manufacturers. A valuable learning opportunity for allied health professionals working in community health, disability and education settings.
An exclusive lounge area is available for OT’s and PT’s – therapists should contact your Astris PME account manager for your access code.
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