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Allied Health Webinars on Digital Health

Webinar 1 - Allied Health and the My Health Record (General)

24 July 2018, 7 pm to 8.15 pm

A standalone session that provides an introduction to the My Health Record for allied health suitable for all professions. Register for Webinar 1

Webinar 2 – Allied Health and the My Health Record (Consultant Professions)

7 August 2018, 7 pm to 8.15 pm

A standalone session that provides an introduction to the My Health Record for allied health. This session has extra information than in Webinar 1 in this series on privacy and security that may be particularly relevant for consulting professions (e.g. speech pathologists). Register for Webinar 2

 

Aged Care Working Party – Call for Expressions of Interest!

The Association’s Aged Care Working Party brings together a core group of experienced speech pathologists with clinical and research expertise in ageing and aged care to inform the profession’s strategic response to aged care reforms. With the appointment of the National Aged Care Advisor, a vacancy has arisen for a new member to join the working party. Members interested in joining the Aged Care Working Party should send their CV along with a brief 500-word statement outlining their experience to the Association’s National Aged Care Advisor by COB Monday 15 July 2018.

 

New editor: Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology

The Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology is Speech Pathology Australia’s major clinical publication and provides a professional forum for members of the Association. It is published three times each year.

The Editor, with support from an Editorial Committee, is responsible for ensuring each issue of JCPSLP contains a range of material that appeals to the Association’s membership base. The term of appointment is for two years (2019/2020) following a hand-over period with the existing editor (proposed handover to commence in August 2018).

An honorarium is paid to the incumbent.

All applicants must hold current membership of the Association. The Editor must have strong organisational skills and experience meeting deadlines and budgets, as well as broad professional experience and professional networks. While not essential, experience in editing, writing and publishing is highly desirable, as is a higher degree qualification.

Applications may be from individuals or a joint Co-Editor application. Email the Association’s Board and Executive Assistant to obtain further details about the position.

Expressions of interest, including a brief CV, should be emailed to the Association's Chief Executive Officer, Gail Mulcair.

Email the current editor, Leigha Dark for any additional clarification regarding the role.

Applications close on Friday 29 June 2018.

 

Majority World Countries/Developing Communities Grants

Speech Pathology Australia supports speech pathology services and training in Majority World countries and developing communities through a number of funding streams.

Grant applications are open to individuals and not-for-profit organisations, engaged in the advancement or provision of speech pathology services or training programs in Majority World countries or developing communities.

NB. Developing Communities grants are available for projects, research and service development activities in developing communities in rural and remote Australia.

Applications will be considered by the Grant Review Panel on their merit and in consideration of the criteria within the guidelines. The decision is at the discretion of the Board.

For further information refer to the Majority World Countries and Developing Communities Grants Application Form This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in Microsoft Word Format..

Applications close on Monday 30 July 2018.

 

Thirty (30%) per cent discount on books

There is a 30 per cent discount on books for members of associations and societies partnering with Taylor & Francis – viz. Speech Pathology Australia. The offer ends on 31 December 2018. Visit either the CRC Press or Routledge websites, select the titles to be purchased, and enter the discount code into the promotional code box provided during checkout. Discount applies to purchase of Routledge, CRC Press and Taylor & Francis books. Secure the necessary 30% discount code This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF..

 

Communications from Speech Pathology Australia

Speech Pathology Australia communicates regularly with members through a variety of means. The Association will, however, never contact a member through submission of a website contact form.

The Association has become aware that there may have been incidences of this happening. Where a member receives contact of this nature, stating it is from Speech Pathology Australia, they should immediately contact the Association as we are endeavouring to take steps to prevent this from occurring. Contact Speech Pathology Australia.