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DHAA SYMPOSIUM 2018

18 - 20 October, 2018, Cairns Convention Centre


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Welcome to the DHAA Symposium 2018

The annual event for Dental Hygienists and Oral Health Therapists

The DHAA Symposium 2018 –‘Talking teeth by the reef’ – will be held at the award-winning Cairns Convention Centre from the 18-20 October, 2018.

The now annual event is a unique opportunity for dental hygiene professionals to network, catch up with old friends, and establish new contacts.

Come and be inspired by presentations from well-respected, national and international speakers, discover the latest innovations at the two-day trade exhibition, and catch up the the latest research projects in an array of poster presentations, before partying at the infamous Gala Dinner.

Mark the date in your calendar and make time to immerse yourself in two and-a-half days of fun and dental hygiene, worth 16 CPD hours, while surrounded by the oldest rainforest on earth!

Look who's speaking

Some of the industry's best international and domestic experts

Margie Steffens

Margie Steffens

Special Needs Hygienist

Katrina Murphy

Katrina Murphy

Industrial Relations Expert

Professor Camile Farah

Professor Camile Farah

Professor of Oral Oncology

Event Schedule

The symposium timetable will appear here as we release information.

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Registration08:30amFoyer
2Workshop: Alexander Technique with Aniko Ball (3hrs)Dr Anikó Ball 09:00amTBA
3Workshop: LA Refresher (3hrs) - Expressions of interest requested09:00amTBA
4Pilates (1.5hrs)10:30amTBA
5LUNCH BREAK: Your time to explore the local food offerings.12:00pm
6Official Welcome01:00pmHalls A&B
7Plenary Session One: Ann Spolarich – Sponsored by Colgate (45mins). Caring for patients with special needs. Practice tips and management considerations.Prof. Ann Eshenaur Spolarich 01:15pmHalls A&B
8Plenary Session One: To be announced shortly (1.5hrs)02:00Halls A&B
9AFTERNOON TEA: Time to visit the trade exhibition in halls C & D03:30pmHalls C&D
10Awards & Announcements04:00pmHalls A&B
11Plenary Session Two: To be announced shortly (1hr)4:00pmHalls A&B
12Welcome Reception05:30pmOutdoor Plaza
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Registration08:00amFoyer
2Plenary Session Three: Ann Spolarich – Sponsored by Colgate. Increasing patient engagement: Efficacy of oral health educational interventions to change behaviour. (45mins)Prof. Ann Eshenaur Spolarich 08:30amHalls A&B
3Plenary Session Three: Tabitha Acret – Sponsored by EMS. Guided Biofilm therapy, the new gold standard of preventative care treatment. (45mins)9:15amHalls A&B
4Morning Tea: Time to visit the trade exhibition in Halls C&D.10:00am
5Plenary Session Four: Neil Meredith. Implants and prosthodontics. (1hr)10:30amHalls A&B
6Plenary Session Four: Geraldine Moses. (1hr)Assoc. Prof. Geraldine Moses 11:30amHalls A&B
7Aged Care Lunch (30mins)Margie Steffens 12:30pmHalls A&B
8Plenary Session Five: Katrina Murphy. Industrial relations (1.25hrs)Katrina Murphy 1:30pmHalls A&B
9Plenary Session Five: Panel discussion on provider numbers (45mins)2:45pmHalls A&B
10Afternoon Tea: Time to explore the trade exhibition in Halls C&D.3:30pm
11Plenary Session Six: To be announced shortly. (1hr)4:00pmHalls A&B
12Gala Dinner7:00pmCairns Cruise Terminal
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Registration8:30amFoyer
2Plenary Session Seven: To be announced shortly. (1hr 25mins)9:00amHalls A&B
3AVVRG Presentation (5mins)10:25amHalls A&B
4Morning Tea and time to visit the trade exhibition10:30amHalls C&D
5Plenary Session Seven: Camile Farah – An update on oral cancer and precancerous pathology. (45mins)Professor Camile Farah 11:00amHalls A&B
6Plenary Session Seven: Ann Spolarich sponsored by Colgate. (45mins)Prof. Ann Eshenaur Spolarich 11:45amHalls A&B
7New Grad Lunch & Learn, plus a chance to visit the trade exhibition.12:30pmHalls C&D
8Plenary Session Nine: Camile Farah - Mucosal pathologies. (45mins)Professor Camile Farah 1:30pmHalls A&B
9Plenary Session Nine: Ann Spolarich sponsored by Colgate. (1hr 15mins)Prof. Ann Eshenaur Spolarich 2:15pmHalls A&B
10Afternoon Tea: Last chance to explore the trade exhibition in Halls C&D.3:30pmHalls C&D
11Plenary Session Ten: To be announced shortly. (1hr)4:00pmHalls A&B
12Official Closing5:00pmHalls A&B

Are you ready to register?

Get your name down early for the dental hygiene event of the year

Information Station

Cairns is an outstanding location for our symposium – make the most of all it has to offer

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The venue

Find out more about the location for DHAA Symposium 2018, the Convention Centre and loads of useful visitor information.

Cairns Hilton

Where to stay

In addition to on site accommodation we’ve done some great deals with nearby hotels so you can stay for longer.

Turtle swimming over great barrier reef

What to do

Bars, beaches and, of course the Great Barrier Reef. With so much to see and do you’re not going to want to go home!

Symposium packages

We have a variety of options and some great deals to suit your pocket

$215
Thursday
  • Afternoon Only
  • Non-Member: $315
  • Student: $140
$375
Single Day
  • Friday or Saturday
  • Non-Member: $425
  • Student: $215
$960
Standard
  • After 17 July, 2018
  • Non-Member: $1,210
  • Student: $475

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Get in touch

If you have any questions then you can ask them here

2016 Photo Gallery

Take a look what happened in Hobart last year – it was a lot of fun!

Our Event Sponsors

The DHAA Symposium 2018 is proud to be supported by the following companies

DIAMOND SPONSOR

Logo for DHAA Symposium 2018 - Cairns: Principle sponsor Colgate

PRINCIPAL SPONSORS

Logo for DHAA Symposium 2018 - Cairns: Principle sponsor EMS
Logo for DHAA Symposium 2018 - Cairns: Principle sponsor erskine oral care
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MAJOR SPONSOR

Logo for DHAA Symposium 2018 - Cairns: Principle sponsor Phillips

EXHIBITORS

Logo for DHAA Symposium 2018 - Cairns Exhibitor: Adec
Logo for DHAA Symposium 2018 - Cairns Exhibitor: GSK
Logo for DHAA Symposium 2018 - Cairns Exhibitor: Listerine and Johnson & Johnson
Logo for DHAA Symposium 2018 - Cairns Exhibitor: One Dental
Logo for DHAA Symposium 2018 - Cairns Exhibitor: Auspharm Oral 7
Logo for DHAA Symposium 2018 - Cairns Exhibitor: Orascoptic
Logo for DHAA Symposium 2018 - Cairns Exhibitor: Ivoclar Vivadent. Passion vision innovation
Logo for DHAA Symposium 2018 - Cairns Exhibitor: SDI
Logo for DHAA Symposium 2018 - Cairns Exhibitor: Troll Dental
Logo for DHAA Symposium 2018 - Cairns Exhibitor: CareDent

Become a sponsor

To discover more about how to get involved you can download the latest sponsorship prospectus here (size 1.7MB)

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