Shine the Light on Allied Health Technical and Scientific Professions

Tuesday April 3, 2012

​Using an iPod to improve patient care is among the innovative ideas being presented at an exciting health conference to be held in Christchurch this month.

The conference will open doors to professionals from across New Zealand and Australasia to talk about resilience, collaboration, innovation and transformation.

'Shine the Light', Allied Health Technical and Scientific Professions Conference, being held in Christchurch on April 26 and 27, is aimed at profiling and sharing what's happening now and into the future.

Stella Ward, Canterbury District Health Board and West Coast District Health Board Executive Director for Allied Health, says this is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the amazing initiatives and transformations emerging in health and the benefits they have for our community. 

"Health is a vast and exciting landscape of opportunities and new discoveries but often it's hard to understand what lies beneath the surface," Stella says.

"Many of the speakers will be presenting about how technology is shaping the industry in terms of improving the patient journey. It's also about having the courage to take the step forward to try something different outside of conventional methods."

Allied Health Technical and Scientific professions include physiotherapists, laboratory scientists, nutritionists, dieticians, occupational therapists and social workers.

Other topics to be covered during the conference will be the disaster response and preparedness in the Canterbury earthquakes.

To register for the conference go to:

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