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

 

Lynette McBain

 

Absolute Care and Health (Vic)

Committee Members

 

Patrick Small

 

Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre (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)

 

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 2020, or promote an event at your workplace please contact us on victas@arna.com.au .



 
 

Tuesday 7 - Friday 9 August 2019

Smart Strokes 2019
15th Smart Strokes Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conferences
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hunter Vallet, NSW
W: https://smartstrokes.com
 

September 2019

Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association (ARNA) –Victorian/Tasmanian Chapter Study Day and Chapter Meeting – Launceston Study Day

Date and venue: Launceston, TAS

 

Tuesday 10 – Friday 13 September 2019

Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA) 29th Annual Scientific Meeting
Theme: New Frontiers in Stroke Science
Venue: National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
W: https://ssa2019.com.au
 

Thursday 12 September 2019

Functional Independence Measure (FIM) Open Workshop
Become credentialled as a FIM user by a Master Trainer (a prerequisite for future FIM Facility Trainers)

Venue: Victorian Department of Health & Human Services, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (short walk from Parliament Railway Station)
Application Form: https://ahsri.uow.edu.au – click on ‘FIM/WeeFIM’, then ‘AROC Open Workshops’

 

Friday 13 September 2019

Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association (ARNA) –Victorian/Tasmanian Chapter Study Day and Chapter Meeting – Launceston Study Day

Venue: Launceston General Hospital, Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Room: Lecture Theatre
Focus: ‘Think outside the square’ with brain and spinal injury
Theme: Comprehensive rehabilitation care: thinking outside the square
Topics:
This is an exciting opportunity to hear from local and interstate speakers on contemporary rehabilitation nursing including:
* brain injury
* spinal cord injury
* behavioural management
* FIM on the run - update and FAQs
Provided: morning tea, lunch, certificate of attendance, lucky door prizes
Registration: available soon - www.arna.com.au go to Events 
Cost:
* ARNA members - no charge
* ARNA corporate members - may send 2 staff at no cost
* Non-ARNA members - $100
W: www.arna.com.au
E: victas@arna.com.au or Brendan.Bakes@ths.tas.gov.au

 

Friday 13 September 2019

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’

 

Monday 14 – Tuesday 15 October 2018

ARNA 29th National Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The 29th ARNA National Conference is the largest gathering of rehabilition nurses and subject-matter experts from around Australia & New Zealand. Join us for an action-packed two days of professional development, networking & fun.
Theme: Rehabilitation Nursing: Evidence > Practice > Outcome
Venue: Sofite Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane, QLD
Registration: available now and discounted for members - visit the Conference page on the ARNA website. Discounted early-bird registration available before August 16th.
Accommodation: ARNA have negotiated a fantastic deal on accommodation at Sofitel for Conference delegates. More details available on the Conference website.
Gala Dinner: Join us for a ‘Bush to Beach’ themed gala dinner, celebrating getting together at the 29th National Conference with new and old friends alike! We'd love you to dress-up to match the theme or put your hat on with a prize for best dressed!
W: www.arna.com.au
 

Thursday 17 – Friday 18 October 2019

Australasian Neuroscience Nurses’ Association (ANNA) Annual Conference
Venue: Wellington, New Zealand
W: www.anna.asn.au
 

Sunday 20 – Wednesday 23 October 2019

Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand’s (RMSANZ) 4th Annual Scientific Meeting

Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia

W: https://rmsanz.net

 

Friday 15 November 2019

Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association (ARNA) –Victorian/Tasmanian Chapter Study Day and Chapter Meeting – Heidelberg Repat Study Day
Venue: Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, VIC
Registration: available soon
Provided: morning tea, lunch, certificate of attendance, lucky door prizes
Cost: ARNA Members - no charge; ARNA Corporate Members - may send 2 staff at no cost; Non-Members - $100
E: victas@arna.com.au
 

ARNA Chapter Study Days in 2020

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

 

Past Study Days

May 2019: ARNA NSW/ACT & VIC/TAS Chapter Study Day at Albury
May 2019:
ARNA VIC/TAS Chapter Study Day at St Vincent's Melbourne
July 2018:
ARNA Vic/Tas Chapter Study Day at Horsham Hospital
May 2018: ARNA NSW/ACT and Vic/Tas Chapter Study Day at Albury
Feb 2018: ARNA Vic/Tas Chapter Study Day at Dandenong Hospital
 

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 2019 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) 8669 1489 or arna@arna.com.au