PANDDA represents the professional interests

of nurses who support people who have

an intellectual developmental disability.


25th Annual Conference 2014

Through the Looking Glass… wisdom, reflection, experience

15 & 16 October 2014, Novotel Hotel Parramatta

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Keynote Speaker

The NDIS - opportunities and challenges for better lives and better health

Jim Simpson, NSW Council for Intellectual Disability

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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Lee Davids, Director - Continuous Improvement, National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

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Helen Sage: Author of ‘A Flower Between the Cracks’, in Conversation with Dr Penny Kearney

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Epilepsy, ageing and intellectual disability

Carol Welsh, Epilepsy Action Australia

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What Are Australia’s Nurses Taught about Intellectual Disability? Results from a National Curriculum Audit

Ms Beth Turner, University of NSW

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Don’t take it lying down - Sharing the journey of enteral nutrition from a large residential centre

Ms Leanne Bowie, Ms Vicki Bell, Ms Rachael Filby, Mrs Aimee Taylor, Large Residential Centre Specialist Supported Living, State-wide Services North

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Put a smile on their dial

Ms Dina Whatnell, Palmerston North Hospital, New Zealand

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A clinicians’ guide to caring for people with gastrostomy tubes and devices

Kirsten Campbell and Tanya Hazelwood - NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

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Transition to retirement: Outcomes from a 3-year study of inclusive community participation

Roger Stancliffe, The University of Sydney

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Six months in a leaky boat - Meeting the incontinence needs for individuals in a large residential setting

Julieann Crawley, Louise Undery and Tania Eddon, Large Residential Centre Specialist Supported Living State-wide Services North

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Maternity care for women with intellectual disability

Ms Namira Williams, Manning Hospital, Taree, Hunter New England Health District, NSW

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Providing palliative and end of life care in residential disability services

Vicki Manton, Yooralla Victoria

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Young adults with intellectual disability and transition staff reflect on sexual health needs - Experience, wisdom and education

Dr Nathan J Wilson and Dr Patsie Frawley, University of Western Sydney

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Providing and valuing health support for people with developmental/intellectual disability

Sandra Capito, Yooralla Victoria

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Diagnostic minefield: Older people with Down syndrome

Miriam Philomena, Down Syndrome Association NSW

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What is old is new again and the challenge for the future: Can we do it again in the context of the NDIS

Ross Fear, Global Disability and Health Care

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