VIC / TAS

2018-19 Chapter Committee

President

 

Trisha Dodds

 

Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre (Vic)

Vice President

 

Sara Alger

 

Dandenong Hospital (Vic)

Secretary

 

Marie Vasquez

 

Dandenong Hospital (Vic)

Assistant Secretary

 

Gail Collins

 

Dandenong Hospital (Vic)

Treasurer

 

Patrick Small

 

Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre (Vic)

Committee Members

 

Lynette McBain

 

Absolute Care and Health (Vic)

 

Brendan Bakes

 

Royal Hobart Hospital (Tas)

 

Lisa Street

 

Eastern Health (Vic)

 

Raewyn Buchanan

 

Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre (Vic)

 

Nicole Dodson

 

Wimmera Health Care Group (Vic)

 

Nurmala Kumar

 

 

 

Jennifer Arthur

 

Wimmera Health Care Group (Vic)

Chapter Study Day Dates / Rehab Diary Dates 

 

The Chapter usually holds three or four Study Days per year, with the aim of at least one being in regional Victoria or Tasmania. Attendance at Chapter Study Days are at no cost for ARNA members and a small cost for non-members. Corporate members may send two staff at no cost. Morning tea, lunch, a certificate of attendance and lucky door prizes are provided. Registration forms and topics are advertised on the website and emailed to members closer to the event.


Not an ARNA member?
Join up & you may attend all the Victorian/Tasmanian Chapter Study Days at no cost, receive the Journal of ARNA (JARNA) 3 times a year and receive reduced rates to attend the ARNA National Conference. ARNA corporate members may send 2 staff at no cost to Chapter Study Days.


If you are interested in hosting a Chapter Study Day in 2019 or promote an event at your workplace please let us know.



Monday 12 November 2018

Functional Independence Measure (FIM) Facility Trainer Workshop - Become credentialled as a FIM Facility Trainer (FT) so you can train your colleagues (outcome of the day: full FT status or probationary FT status or not yet competent)

Current FTs need to attend every 4 years as a refresher

Venue: Victorian Department of Health & Human Services, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

(short walk from Parliament Railway Station)

Criteria: https://ahsri.uow.edu.au/aroc/training/index.html#facility

Application form: https://ahsri.uow.edu.au – click on ‘FIM/WeeFIM’, then ‘AROC Open Workshops’

 

Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 November 2018

6th Asia-Oceania Conference of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine combined with the Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand’s (RMSANZ) 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting

Theme: State of Art of Rehabilitation Medicine: North to South, East to West

Venue: Sky City, Auckland, New Zealand

W: https://rmsanz.net

 

ARNA Chapter Study Days in 2019

If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact us on vic/tas@arna.com.au

Chapter Meetings

Chapter Meetings for Members

The Chapter Meetings are held during the Chapter Study Days and are an opportunity for members to hear feedback from the President, who attends the monthly teleconferences of the National Committee Meetings, and to hear feedback from the regular Chapter Committee Meetings, as well as to provide feedback, ask questions and discuss issues. 

 

Chapter Annual General Meeting for Members

The Chapter Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held during the July or August Chapter Study Day.  Chapter Committee Members are elected, future plans are discussed and member’s input is valued to help develop the Chapter.  We are always looking for people interested in becoming involved in the Chapter.  Each position and portfolio have more than one person involved so there is always support available.  We understand that these are voluntary positions, so any input is welcome.  (This can be included as part of your Continuing Professional Development hours.)


Chapter Committee Meetings for Committee Members

The Chapter Committee Meetings occur on the last Thursday of the month from 4.30pm to 5.30pm at Dandenong Hospital and via teleconference. Discussion includes; planning future chapter study days, chapter scholarships and promoting the ARNA National Conference. 


Click here for the 2018 Committee Meeting dates

Scholarships

31 March & 31 August (when funds are available)

Closing dates of the ARNA National Education Scholarship Fund

31 March & 31 August 
Closing dates of the ARNA – VIC/TAS Chapter Education Scholarship Fund

Details:
The Chapter is offering 2 x $500 scholarships to attend the ARNA Annual Conference each year.
Application guidelines: These are the same as for the National Scholarship Fund. The applicant must be an individual member of ARNA and a financial member for a minimum of two consecutive years prior to the scholarship application.
Guidelines: click here

Congratulations to the August 2018 Chapter Scholarship recipient: Lyn McBain

Contacts 

 
Trisha Dodds, Chapter President
Email

Marie Vasquez, Chapter Secretary
Email

Lisa Street, Chapter Committee Member – Website Portfolio
Email

Communication to Members
The VIC/TAS Chapter members receive regular emails about ARNA events.  If you are a member and have not yet provided your email address please contact ARNA on (03) 9895 4483 or arna@arna.com.au