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CONFERENCE PROGRAM – Monday 17th September, 2012

1:00pm

Registration desk opens

2:45 – 4:30pm

PLENARY SESSION 1: WELCOME AND CONFERENCE OPENING

Chair: Chris Faulkner, Department of Health, VIC

Auditorium

2:45pm

Welcome from Master of CeremoniesLibby Price, Country Hour Presenter, ABC Radio, VIC

2:55pm

Conference OpeningSimon Ramsay MLC, Member for Western Victoria, VIC

3:05pm

Welcome Professor Brendan Crotty, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Health, Deakin University, VIC

3:10pm

Welcome Jim Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, Western District Health Service, VIC

3:15pm

Keynote 1:A decade in Farmer Health’, Clinical Associate Professor Susan Brumby, Director, National Centre for Farmer Health, VIC

3:50pm

Keynote 2:Art feeds the mind. Farmers feed the future.’, Lynne Strong, Owner, Clover Hill Dairies & National Program Director, Art4Agriculture, NSW

4:25pm

Celebrating excellence in rural life – from the audience

4:30pm

Session concludes

4:30pm

AFTERNOON TEA, catered by Banquet on Burns

Trade displays open – collect your trade display stamps to go in the running to win great prizes

Function Room

4:40pm

Bells

4:45 – 6:15pm

PLENARY SESSION 2: HYPOTHETICAL

Auditorium

4:45pm

HYPOTHETICAL: Disease Outbreak in “Sheeptown”! Hosted by Jamie Fisher (solicitor/farmer) of Jamie Fisher & Associates, NSW

  • Farmer – Rob Henry, Owner, Woodrising Farms, TAS
  • Agri-professional – Cathy McGowan AO, Catherine McGowan Consulting Pty Ltd, VIC
  • Media / Communications – Esther Price, Director, Esther Price Promotions (EPP), WA
  • Academic / Social Epidemiologist Dr Anthony Hogan, Director, National Institute for Rural and Regional Australia, ANU, ACT
  • Industry – Jock Laurie, President, National Farmers Federation, ACT & NSW
  • Health Professional – Professor Scott Kitchener, Medical Director / CEO, Queensland Rural Medical Education (QRME), QLD

6:00pm

Conference Summary – Bringing the discussion to a close/summary/roundup – 3 points to think about over next few days

6:15pm

Session concludes

CONFERENCE PROGRAM – Monday 17th September, 2012 (…continued)

6:30 – 8:00pm

CONFERENCE WELCOME RECEPTION: Cocktail party and ‘In Focus – Celebrating Farm Life’ photography competition presentations Catered by Banquet on Burns

Hamilton Art Gallery (107 Brown St)

CONFERENCE PROGRAM – Tuesday 18th September, 2012

6:30am – 7:30am

Feet to the floor – start your day the healthy way with a 40 minute walk along the Grangeburn River (refer to map in conference satchel)

8.00am

Registration desk open – Exhibition open and posters on display

8:30 – 10:20am

PLENARY SESSION 3

Chair: Grains Research and Development Corporation – (TBC)

Auditorium

8:30am

Celebrating excellence in rural life – from the audience

8:35am

Keynote 3: ‘Farmer Health… it IS your business’, Dr Lisa Schiller , Assistant Professor / Nurse Practitioner, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, USA

9:10am

Keynote 4: ‘Teaching Agricultural Medicine to Rural Based Medical Students and General Practice Registrars’

Professor Scott Kitchener , Medical Director / CEO, Queensland Rural Medical Education (QRME), QLD

9:45am

Keynote 5:Implementing OHS Models on the Farm’, Rob & Kathy Henry, Owners, Woodrising Farms, TAS

10:20am

Session concludes

10:20am

MORNING TEA, catered by Darriwill Farm

Trade displays open – collect your trade display stamps to go in the running to win great prizes

Function Room

10:35am

Bells

10:40am –12:00pm

CONCURRENT SESSION 1: 1A – Auditorium

1B – Ted Kenna Room

1C – Cinema

THE BUSINESS OF FARMING

Chair: John Hedditch, Department of Health, VIC

 AGEING IN PLACE ON FARM – Duty of care versus dignity of risk

Chair: Marilyn Di Stefano, LaTrobe University

Sponsored by TAC

PARTNERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY ACTION

Chair: Janette Lowe, Southern Grampians & Glenelg Primary Care Partnership

Sponsored by SGGPCP

10.40am

Psychosocial support needs of farmers experiencing financial stress

Patricia McNamara & Grant Doxey

Rural Financial Counselling Service, VIC

“Who will still need me, who will still feed me when I’m 84”? Farmers, no next generation, no help and ageing.

Zoe O’Callaghan

LaTrobe University, VIC

Innovative partnerships for improved farmer family health in NW Tasmania

Stuart Auckland & Maree Gleeson

University Department of Rural Health, TAS

11.00am

Strategy in Context: Farming in the green, red, black and … the doghouse!

Georgina Luckock

RMIT University, VIC

Older people and heat – learning from the adaptations of an older farming community

Matthew Carroll

Monash University Gippsland Campus, VIC

The Role of Local Governments in Behaviour Change for Farming Community’s Health and Wellbeing

Michelle Graymore

University of Ballarat, VIC

11.20am

PinG: Building women’s capacity for farm and rural resilience

Kim Blenkiron,
 Partners in Grain Inc., SA

Ageing in place: Supports to promote mobility independence and road safety for older or impaired drivers living in rural communities  

Tricia Williams,
VicRoads, VIC

On the road again: Identifying and reducing the socio-economic cost of travelling for health care

Dorothy McLaren, RMIT University Hamilton, VIC

11.40am

Care Farming: Enhancing community connection and resilience for farmers

Sharon Condon
Rural Clinical School, University of Tasmania, TAS

From the country hills to all Australia (includes DVD)

Kelly Foran

Friendly Faces Helping Hands Foundation, NSW

12:00pm

Session concludes

12:00 – 1:00pm

 LUNCH, catered by Darriwill Farm

Trade displays open – collect your trade display stamps to go in the running to win great prizes

Function Room

12:10 – 12:55pm

LUNCH TIME SESSION: Sowing and reaping responsive change in hospital processes: Making the patient journey easier for farming families

PANEL: Dr James Muir, Ms Rebecca Morton, Ms Bronwyn Roberts, Ms Gillian Jenkins, Ms Katherine Boyd, Ms Dorothy McLaren Western District Health Service & RMIT Hamilton, VIC Facilitator: Libby Price, Country Hour Presenter, ABC Radio, VIC

Auditorium

1:00pm

Bells

1:05 – 2:20pm

PLENARY SESSION 4: MENTAL HEALTH – Wagging the black dog’s tail

Chair: Cate Mercer-Grant, National Centre for Farmer Health , VIC

Auditorium

1:10pm

Keynote 6:Walking and Talking the Black Dog in the Country’, Matthew Johnstone, Author, Illustrator and Public Speaker, Drawn From Experience, NSW

1:45pm

Keynote 7:Experience of Depression in Farming Communities’, Jock Laurie, President, National Farmers Federation, ACT & NSW

2:20pm

Session concludes

2:25– 3:25pm

CONCURRENT SESSION 2: 2A – Auditorium

2B – Cinema

 MENTAL HEALTH – Wagging the black dog’s tail

Chair: Jock Laurie, National Farmers Federation, ACT & NSW supporting partner

CHRONIC DISEASE AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES – Feast or famine

Chair: Cathy McGowan, Catherine McGowan Consulting Pty Ltd, VIC

2:25pm

Assessing the mental health issues of climate variability affecting rural and remote communities in Southern region of Queensland

Delwar Hossain,
University of Southern Queensland, QLD

Comparing salt and potassium intake between Victorian farm families and capital city residents

Paul Jeffery,
Deakin University, VIC

2:45pm

Burnout among NZ dairy farmers: results from two studies

Neels Botha,
Ruakura Research Centre, Waikato, NZ

Audit of rural rheumatology services in Victoria

Gavin McDonald
(on behalf of authors)
Arthritis Victoria, VIC

3:05pm

Reduction of psychological distress and obesity by increasing physical activity; The ‘Farming Fit’ study

Susan Brumby
 National Centre for Farmer Health, VIC

Drinking, smoking and distress: Will our young farmers even make it to become ageing farmers?

Alison Kennedy
National Centre for Farmer Health, VIC

3:25pm

Session concludes

CONFERENCE PROGRAM – Tuesday 18th September, 2012 (…continued)

3:25pm

 AFTERNOON TEA, catered by Darriwill Farm

Trade displays open – collect your trade display stamps to go in the running to win great prizes

Function Room

3:40pm

Bells

3:45 – 5:35pm

PLENARY SESSION 5

Chair: Evelyne de Leeuw, Deakin University, VIC

Auditorium

3:50pm

Keynote 8: ‘Bloom where you’re planted’, Cathy McGowan AO , Catherine McGowan Consulting Pty Ltd, VIC

4:25pm

Keynote 9: An Australia Without Hunger… good food for all’ , Greg Warren , General Manager, Foodbank Australia, VIC

5:00pm

Keynote 10: ‘Health Wellbeing Futurist‘, Dr Roberto di Lorenzo, President & Health and Wellbeing Futurist Europa Health Forecasting Group, Milan, Italy

5:35pm

Session concludes

7:00 for 7:30pm

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE – PADDOCK TO PALATE: Networking Dinner , catered by Hamilton Club

Hamilton Club (39 Gray St)

CONFERENCE PROGRAM – Wednesday 19th September, 2012

6:30am – 7:30am

Feet to the floor – start your day the healthy way with a 40 minute walk around Lake Hamilton (refer to map in conference satchel)

8:00am

Registration desk open – Exhibition open and posters on display

8:30 – 10:20am

 PLENARY SESSION 6: AGRICULTURAL HAZARDS AND SAFETY – Reducing harm on the farm

Chair: Katie Little, Iluka Resources Limited, VIC

Auditorium

8:30am

Celebrating excellence in rural life – from the audience

8:35am

Keynote 11:Farm Chemicals – Estimating Individual Risk’

Associate Professor John Edwards , Toxicologist & Associate Dean – Teaching and Learning, School of the Environment, Flinders University, SA

9:10am

Keynote 12:Agriculture: A dangerous Industry’, Julie Hill, Director, Data and Analysis, Safe Work Australia

9.45am

Keynote 13: ‘Human injury on the farm – causes, prevention and implications’, Dr Daryl Pedler , Professor of Rural General Practice, Deakin University, VIC

10.20am

Session concludes

10.20am

 MORNING TEA , catered by Fiona Wall Fine Foods

Trade displays open – collect your trade display stamps to go in the running to win great prizes

Function Room

10:35am

Bells

CONFERENCE PROGRAM – Wednesday 19th September, 2012 (…continued)

10:40am -12:05pm

CONCURRENT SESSION 3: 3A – Auditorium

3B – Cinema

3C – Ted Kenna Room

PRIMARY AND PREVENTATIVE HEALTH

 Chair: Gerry Sheehan, Department of Health

 AGRICULTURAL HAZARDS & SAFETY – Reducing harm on the farm

Chair: Julie Hill, Safe Work Australia

 EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Chair: Rodney Vile, Development Manager NCDEA, Dairy Australia

10:45am

“Losing It – In the Bush” A Partnership to support the Hastings Rural Community

Darcy Budden & Dianne Penberthy

Mid North Coast Local Health District, NSW

Drug and alcohol use by farming and fishing workers: Key findings for the farming industry

Julaine Allan

The Lyndon Community, NSW

Listening to their stories: Assisting nurses in their ongoing response to alcohol misuse in farming communities

Alison Kennedy

National Centre for Farmer Health & Deakin University, VIC

11:05am

Having a Field Day – linking rural communities to better health

Ruth Williams

Wimmera Primary Care Partnership, VIC

Self-reporting of illnesses and accidents among sugarcane farmers in Northeastern Thailand

Kessarawan Nilvarangkul

Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand

Utilising Interprofessional Education (IPE) to improve retention of graduates in rural communities

James Roth

Deakin University, VIC

11.25am

Farming Men! A guided tour to the health and well being of our Australian icons

Adrian Calvano
(on behalf of authors)

Western District Health Service, VIC

Careful- they can’t hear you

Heidi Mason

National Centre for Farmer Health, VIC

Getting out the Message: Sowing Seeds for Health Professionals

Liana Matthews

Rural Health Education Foundation, ACT

11.45am

Noise does destroy

Sue Ward

Wimmera Hearing Society Inc., VIC

6 Stories of Avoidable Rural Tragedies (DVD)

Anne Taylor

Proactive Agricultural Safety & Support, TAS

PETS – Pathways, Education, Training and Skills

Cate Mercer-Grant,

National Centre for Farmer Health, VIC

12:05pm

Session concludes

12:05 – 1:05pm

LUNCH, catered by Fiona Wall Fine Foods

Trade displays open – collect your trade display stamps to go in the running to win great prizes

Function Room

12:30 – 12:55pm

LUNCH TIME SESSION: GUIDED TOUR OF POSTERS Facilitator: Cate Mercer-Grant, National Centre for Farmer Health, VIC

Upper Foyer

Beyond the Potter Farmland Plan – a link to wellbeing….

Julia Schlapp & Michelle van Loggerenberg

RMIT Hamilton, VIC

Needlestick Injuries in Agriculture

Anne Taylor

Proactive Agricultural Safety & Support (PASS), TAS

Seeing into the Future

Glenn Howell

Glenn Howell Pty Ltd, VIC

Like crops, human lives grow from seed potential, nourished by available resources

Jan Watson

Journal Workshops, VIC

Poverty alleviation of Nepalese Farmers

Yuba Raj Shrestha

Centre for Drinking Water, Agriculture Development & Environment Improvement, Kathmandu, Nepal

1:05pm

Bells

CONFERENCE PROGRAM – Wednesday 19th September, 2012 (…continued)

1:10 – 2:35pm

CONCURRENT SESSION 4: 4A – Auditorium

4B – Ted Kenna Room

4C Cinema

MENTAL HEALTH – Wagging the black dog’s tail

Chair: TBC

HUMAN & ANIMAL HEALTH – All creatures great and small

Chair: Paul Lewandowski, Deakin University

CHRONIC DISEASE AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES – Feast or famine

Chair: Ananda Chandrasekara, NCFH, VIC

1:15pm

Preventing Poor Health Outcomes: Risk Factors of Psychological Distress within the Farming Family Population

Connar McShane

James Cook University, QLD

Cutting Through the Spin

Sarah Laurie

Waubra Foundation, VIC

“Active Farming” study: improving farmers’ management of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions

Henrike Milne

National Centre for Farmer Health, VIC

1:35pm

CORES Community Response to Eliminating Suicide

Coralanne Walker

CORES Australia, TAS

Agrisafe™ Australia – Improving Health in Agricultural Communities

Mark Atcheson

National Centre for Farmer Health, VIC

A Pilot Study of Practice Nurse (PN) Pap Testing Initiatives: An Evaluation of their Impact on Cervical Screening Activity in Grampians General

Christine Hallinan

University of Ballarat, VIC

1:55pm

New Zealand Dairy Farmer Stress

Neels Botha

Ruakura Research Centre, Waikato, NZ

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in Agriculture

Anne Taylor

Proactive Agricultural Safety & Support (PASS), TAS

Health checks in saleyards – Bringing the health professional to the farmer

Mark Newell

National Centre for Farmer Health, VIC

2:15pm

Men’s Shed finds new tools to stave off the Black dog

Carolyn Alkemade Orbost Regional Health, VIC

Diane Robinson Gippsland Lakes Community Health, VIC

Blue Green Algae….no shark attack!

Katrina Rainsford

Farmer, Veterinarian & Councillor, VIC

What’s to Gain from Grains and Legumes? A role for staple foods in chronic disease prevention

Michelle Broom

Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council, NSW

2:35pm

Session concludes

2:40 – 3:40pm

PLENARY SESSION 7

Chair: Susan Brumby, National Centre for Farmer Health, VIC

Auditorium

2:45pm

Keynote 14: Health, wellbeing and the adaptive capacity of Australian farmers’, Dr Anthony Hogan, Director, National Institution for Rural and Regional Australia, ACT

3:20pm

Closing Address: Professor Evelyne de Leeuw, Chair in Community Health Systems and Policy, School of Medicine, Deakin University, VIC

3:40pm

Session concludes

3.40pm

 FAREWELL AFTERNOON TEA, catered by Fiona Wall Fine Foods

Function Room