Thank you for your interest in the 2nd Victorian Allied Health Research Conference. The Victorian Allied Health Research Conference aims to showcase the breadth and depth of research being undertaken across the allied health professions in Victoria, and bring allied health together as a collective, to problem solve the challenges facing health and human services

Unfortunately we are unable to accept any more registrations as, with over 460 delegates, we are at  venue capacity. My sincere apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience this may cause.

The VAHRC is a biennial event and will be held again in 2019. I hope you will join us then.

Meanwhile the 12th National Allied Health Conference: Responsive Services, Reliable Systems, Resilient Workforce will be held at Sydney International Convention Centre, 26-29 August 2017, and promises to be a wonderful conference.
12th National Allied Health Conference

Kathleen Philip
Chief Allied Health Advisor


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Abstracts due

Early December 2016

Notification of results released

9 December 2016

Program released

9 January 2017

Presenter registration due

31 March 2017

VAHRC 2017!

Who Should Attend

  • Allied health professionals
  • Allied health researchers
  • Undergraduate, Honors, Masters and PhD students
  • Allied Health Assistants
  • Government representatives
  • Policy makers within government
  • Educators

Conference Managers

For all enquiries please contact the team at Conference Design:
+61 3 6231 2999


Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (Level 1)
1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf, Melbourne
VIC 3006

MCEC Floorplan for website and program
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Sponsors & Exhibitors


Gold Sponsor

Logo - Hesta 300x200

Silver Sponsor

Logo - OT Australia

Advertising Sponsor

Logo - BioMedVic 300x200
Conference Award Sponsor
& Exhibitor
Logo - Rocktap
Logo - ACU 300x200
Logo - Cyber Clinic 300x200

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Plenary Speakers & Committee Members

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers have been confirmed for the Conference

  • Professor Julie Bernhardt
    Fellow and Senior Principal Florey Research Fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne
  • Professor Iona Novak
    Occupational Therapist
    Head of Research at Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute,
    The University of Sydney
  • Professor Euan Wallace
    Chief Executive Officer, Safer Care Victoria
    Carl Wood Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University’s School of Clinical Sciences

Guest Speakers

  • Associate Professor Ilana Ackerman
  • Mr Andrew Currie
  • Professor Robin Daly
  • Dr Caroline Fisher
  • Professor Terry Haines
  • Professor Teresa Iacono
  • Professor Christine Imms
  • Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos
  • Professor Lynette Joubert
  • Professor Mei Krishnasamy
  • Ms Katherine Lawler
  • Ms Donna Markham
  • Ms CaraJane Millar
  • Mr Dean Raven
  • Dr Cylie Williams

Organising Committee 

  • Ms Kathleen Philip
    Chief Allied Health Advisor, Health and Human ServicesWorkforce, Portfolio Strategy and Reform, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Professor Meg Morris
    Professor of Clinical and Rehabilitation Practice, Healthscope
  • Ms Andrea Thomson
    Project Officer, VAHRC 2017


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