Saturday, 4 May 2019

8:30am – 9:00am

Opening Ceremony

Dr Kade Davison & Mrs Anita Hobson-Powell

9:00am – 10:30am

Keynote Presentation

Mr Alastair Lynch

Retired Premiership AFL Footballer

10:30am – 11:00am

Morning Tea

12:30pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 3:00pm

Disability & NDIS

Ms Cathy Love

NDIS Impact. How will services evolve and make a difference?


Chair: Ms Carly Ryan

Return to Play

Mr Selwyn Griffith

Return to Performance: An Athlete Centred Model


Chair: Prof Aaron Coutts

Workplace Values

Miss Nicole French

Fulfilment through a Values Led Organisation


Chair: Mr Max Martin

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Regulatory changes Panel

Panel: Mr Martin Bending, Mrs Lyndell Crawford-Round & Mr John Dennehy

Chair: Mrs Anita Hobson-Powell

Grants & Tenders

Dr Simon Rosenbaum & Ms Leanne Evans

Grants & Tenders


Chair: Prof Steve Selig

5:00pm – 6:00pm

2019 ESSA Annual General Meeting

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Forum Networking Function

Sunday, 5 May 2019

6:30am – 7:30am

Optional Group Activities

9:00am – 10:30am

Shoulder Rehabilitation

Dr Joanne Brown

Shoulder Rehabilitation : How to “get in” and when to “get out”…


Chair: Mr Peter Edwards


Mr John Quinn

Mentoring & Innovation


Chair: Dr Vince Kelly

Consultation with the ESSA Board

Dr Kade Davison, Ms Kirsty Rawlings, Mrs Philippa Ellis, Dr Brendan Joss, Dr Simon Rosenbaum & Prof Steve Selig


Chair: Mrs Anita Hobson-Powell

10:30am – 11:00am

Morning Tea

11:00am – 12:30pm

Chronic Pain

Dr John Booth

Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain – Does Exercise Matter?


Chair: Mr Sebastian Buccheri

Human Resources

Ms Trudy MacDonald

Creating a Culture of Accountability: Defining & Measuring Greatness


Chair: Ms Philippa Ellis

12:30pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 3:00pm

Workplace Assessments

Mr Nathan Reeves

Promoting client-centred and evidence-informed practice in workplace assessments and beyond


Chair: Prof Steve Selig


Dr Michele Lastella

Sleep & Recovery: Challenges & Practical Solutions


Chair: Dr Vince Kelly

Software and tools for your business

Mr Daniel Gibbs

Software and Tools for Your Business


Chair: Mr Stephen Stone

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30pm – 5:00pm


Mr Peter Edwards & Mr Michael Marthick

Exercise Physiology in the Digital Age: Connecting with more Patients through Telehealth


Chair: Dr Brendan Joss

Wearable Technology

Mr Dean Phelps

Getting Techy: Using the latest technology to create exceptional patient experiences and outcomes


Chair: Mr Brad McGregor

5:00pm – 5:15pm

Closing Ceremony

Dr Kade Davison & Mrs Anita Hobson-Powell

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Program correct at time of publication. Subject to change at anytime without notice.