QLD - Mind, Body & Function - Caring for You & Your Patient

Join us for a full day in Queensland where we will discuss a range of topics caring for you, and your patient.


After a challenging year with lots of changes we know people are stressed so join us on the sunny coast for a day to relax and revitalise. This day is not only about our patient care but self care for us as clinicians. From our mental health and wellbeing to our physical wellbeing this day will cover a little of everything with lots of intriguing presentations and some active movement throughout the day. 

So pop on your comfy clothes or yoga pants and join us by the beach for a day of CPD and wellbeing.


CPD Hours: 5.5hrs scientific




Our event hand hygiene products and masks are kindly sponsored by Erskine Oral Care.


Australia’s Oral Health Scorecard - Dr Elizabeth Milford

Two minutes, twice a day has been a key part of our oral health messaging for decades, but is it working? This lecture looks at oral health trends, and unpacks the reasons for our successes, and also the barriers that patients face in achieving optimal oral health. Looking to the future, the lecture examines how technology can support our patients and their oral health goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand Australian trends in common oral diseases
  • Relate broad research data to individual patients
  • Create tailored plans using the current best approach to prevention 


Examining stress, burnout, and self-care and its importance for maintaining professional and psychological wellbeing - Helen Hall

This presentation will look at your health and wellbeing and increase your knowledge of stress, burnout and how you can take care of yourself. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Increase understanding of the difference between stress, worry, and burnout and the stress response cycle
  • Increase understanding of models of wellbeing
  • Understand barriers to self-care
  • Assess current self-care practices
  • Develop a personalised self-care plan


So you had a bad day? Holistic engagement with patients increases professional excellence - Helen Hall

This presentation will take you through the steps to overcome a bad day through reflective practice and more forward after a not so great time. 

Learning Objectives

  • Engage in reflective practice as a professional
  • Understand key components that can contribute to difficult clients and how to approach them
  • Know what you can control and what you can’t control in your client interactions
  • Learn how to create healing environments for patients


A Picture is Worth 1000 Words - A Review of Vision - Adrian Bell

Adrian will be covering eye care for clinicians. How we can look after our eye health through the years and he will also touch on the pros and cons of working with and without loupes so we can make better informed choices for not only our patients but also our own wellbeing and health. 

Learning Objectives:

  • An overview of vision and eye health
  • An explanation of common ocular conditions
  • A discussion of visual needs, comfort and efficiency of vision


Your Physical Health - A How to - Damien Chrzanowski

We all know how important staying fit and healthy is, but with our awkward positions and accomodating patients day in and day out, we put a lot of extra stress on our bodies. Damien will be covering our physical health and how we can look after our body through the challenges of our day. 

Speaker Biographies

Helen Hall 

Helen Hall is a leader, manager, professional supervisor, and researcher passionate about life in all its fullness and relationships with people of all ages. With a career spanning 20 years, she is a highly experienced professional and leader across the government, non-goverment and corporate sectors specialising in organisational excellence, coaching, HR & IR advising, leadership and training.

She has gained experience in a diverse number of areas over the last 25 years, including churches, non-profit organisations, global development organisations, and tertiary education. Helen is passionate about mental health and wellbeing and has completed a Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours) at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She is currently completing her PhD which is focused on cognitive empathy in adolescents and how it is linked to prosocial behaviour, social competence, loneliness, and positive wellbeing.

She has two publications in academic journals that examine parenting loneliness and perspective taking in adolescents. In 2018, she was awarded the USC Chancellor’s medal for her contribution to academia, the university, and the wider community of the Sunshine Coast. However, her greatest achievements are the beautiful children she shares with her husband, James - Matthew, Isaac, Joanna, and Timothy


Dr Elizabeth Milford

Dr Elizabeth Milford is a national speaker who advocates for patient centred care. Passionate about prevention, she has created a podcast, Toothcast, as a platform to discuss preventive oral health. Elizabeth is the Professional and Scientific Relations Consultant for Oral-B ANZ.


Adrian Bell

B.Sc. B.App.Sc. (Optom) FACBO FCOVD Grad Cert Ophthal Med

Adrian Bell is a regular speaker at optometric conferences, specialising in the areas of binocular vision and paediatric vision assessment. He has lectured widely in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East to optometrists, optometry students, teachers and health care professionals. He has a relaxed, engaging style and prides himself on using language that the audience will understand. Adrian graduated from QUT in Brisbane, Queensland.

He practices in Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. His practice sees both children and adults. His passions include family, photography, food and fun!

Registration Prices

Early Bird - ending 6th September 2021
DHAA Members - $155
ADOHTA Members - $194
Non members - $233


Regular pricing

DHAA Members - $180
Student Members - $100
ADOHTA Members - $225
Non members - $270

9/18/2021 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
Rumba Resort Caloundra 10 Leeding Terrace, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4551 AUSTRALIA

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