With health reform a hot topic in Australia it is timely that world leading expert Professor Sir Mansel Aylward is headlining the 4th Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association (ARPA) National Injury Management Conference, “Wisdom & Innovation” (see http://www.arpa.org.au/conference ) which is to be held from 16th to 18th May at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Phillip St Sydney.
In December 2008, during the 60th year of the National Health Service, Professor Aylward headed the membership of a new independent group, the Bevan Commission, to help ensure that changes in the NHS structures set Wales on the path to a world-class health care system.
Professor Aylward’s presentation “The Power of Belief: Harnessing its Potential to Bring about Behavioural and Cultural Change around Health, Illness and Work”, promises to be a highlight of the conference and will provide a unique insight into how beliefs affect the recovery from injury and will also provide an understanding of public policy initiatives for large scale modifying of belief-networks in society
This aptly titled conference challenges us to consider health, well-being and best practice restoration and return to work in a whole new light and from a variety of perspectives.
Participants will hear from experts at the leading edge of new thought on how to drive cultural and behavioural change in the arenas of health, illness and work as well as influencing and making a difference at the individual level to achieve the results that in the past may have been elusive.
The conference will require policy makers and regulators to consider how they can embrace the new challenge to innovate traditional and out-dated state and territory based approaches to workplace health as we move to a Nationally Consistent Framework for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers. 2010 represents a new era for the workplace rehabilitation sector and improved health outcomes. This conference sets the scene for the exciting road ahead.
Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association
The Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association (ARPA) is the industry body which represents all providers of Occupational Rehabilitation across Australia. Members of ARPA have access to current resources and training, and are kept up to date with latest issues in the industry. This helps to ensure that the services delivered are at the forefront of the industry.
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