Link October 2018 Volume 27 Issue 5 - Page 50

Continence and Personal Care Physiotherapist Dr Margaret Sherburn. The latest in continence research a gala dinner, a large trade exhibition, and the ‘Carer of the Year’ award, which is always a highlight,” Dr Sherburn said. “This annual meeting has a broad ranging program with something in it for clinicians working in all areas of Disability research and best practice will be a focus of the 27th annual National Conference on Incontinence. The conference, to be held from October 24-27 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, is Australia’s premier event for health professionals in the sector. I to aged care, from tertiary hospital care, the disability sector, to community care.” Dr Sherburn is an experienced clinician who has worked in the public and private health sectors for nvited speaker Dr Charlotte shared by his parents, Heather and more than 30 years. She is editor and Whitelaw will give a presentation on Kevin McInerny. Chair of the Peer Review Panel of the paediatric continence management The conference will also feature a scientific research publication the in children with intellectual disability forum for people living with bladder Au stralian & New Zealand Continence and Autism Spectrum Disorder. and bowel issues, their carers, family Journal, an academic physiotherapist Dr Whitelaw is a senior lecturer at and friends, to have their say, meet at the University of Melbourne and the University of Tasmania Medical the experts, learn tips for better former head of the Physiotherapy School and has been part of the Royal managing incontinence, and hear Department at the Royal Women’s Hobart Hospital multidisciplinary from others. Hospital in Melbourne. paediatric continence clinic for the past 10 years. The conference brings together “While my area of clinical international and national leaders to expertise and research is the present current research and practice conservative management of occupational therapist Fiona in the field of incontinence, including pelvic floor dysfunctions, this O’Keeffe, who works with children disability, NDIS, sexual health, pelvic multidisciplinary conference with disability and has a special oncology, neuromodulation and broadens my understanding of interest in helping them reach translational research. other areas of continence and Other presentations include independence with personal care. Physiotherapist Dr Margaret The Wednesday workshop Sherburn and urologist Dr Michael doors for networking and clinical program includes approaches Whishaw will co-chair the scientific collaborations. It’s also a really to continence assessment and committee. friendly conference – large enough management of paediatric clients with special needs. To represent consumers, ‘Jack’s Story: Living with Disability’ is being 50 continence care – from paediatrics continence and personal care “There will be international pelvic floor research and opens new to attract world-renowned speakers, keynote speakers, concurrent yet small enough to maintain that sessions featuring new research, personal touch,” Dr Sherburn said. a professionally hosted hypothetical,