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
The symposium timetable will appear here as we release information.
|2||Workshop: Alexander Technique with Aniko Ball (3hrs)||Dr Anikó Ball||09:00am||TBA|
|3||Workshop: LA Refresher (3hrs) - Expressions of interest requested||09:00am||TBA|
|5||LUNCH BREAK: Your time to explore the local food offerings.||12:00pm|
|6||Official Welcome||01:00pm||Halls A&B|
|7||Plenary Session One: Ann Spolarich – Sponsored by Colgate (45mins). Caring for patients with special needs. Practice tips and management considerations.||Prof. Ann Eshenaur Spolarich||01:15pm||Halls A&B|
|8||Plenary Session One: To be announced shortly (1.5hrs)||02:00||Halls A&B|
|9||AFTERNOON TEA: Time to visit the trade exhibition in halls C & D||03:30pm||Halls C&D|
|10||Awards & Announcements||04:00pm||Halls A&B|
|11||Plenary Session Two: To be announced shortly (1hr)||4:00pm||Halls A&B|
|12||Welcome Reception||05:30pm||Outdoor Plaza|
|2||Plenary Session Three: Ann Spolarich – Sponsored by Colgate. Increasing patient engagement: Efficacy of oral health educational interventions to change behaviour. (45mins)||Prof. Ann Eshenaur Spolarich||08:30am||Halls A&B|
|3||Plenary Session Three: Tabitha Acret – Sponsored by EMS. Guided Biofilm therapy, the new gold standard of preventative care treatment. (45mins)||9:15am||Halls A&B|
|4||Morning Tea: Time to visit the trade exhibition in Halls C&D.||10:00am|
|5||Plenary Session Four: Neil Meredith. Implants and prosthodontics. (1hr)||10:30am||Halls A&B|
|6||Plenary Session Four: Geraldine Moses. (1hr)||Assoc. Prof. Geraldine Moses||11:30am||Halls A&B|
|7||Aged Care Lunch (30mins)||Margie Steffens||12:30pm||Halls A&B|
|8||Plenary Session Five: Katrina Murphy. Industrial relations (1.25hrs)||Katrina Murphy||1:30pm||Halls A&B|
|9||Plenary Session Five: Panel discussion on provider numbers (45mins)||2:45pm||Halls A&B|
|10||Afternoon Tea: Time to explore the trade exhibition in Halls C&D.||3:30pm|
|11||Plenary Session Six: To be announced shortly. (1hr)||4:00pm||Halls A&B|
|12||Gala Dinner||7:00pm||Cairns Cruise Terminal|
|2||Plenary Session Seven: To be announced shortly. (1hr 25mins)||9:00am||Halls A&B|
|3||AVVRG Presentation (5mins)||10:25am||Halls A&B|
|4||Morning Tea and time to visit the trade exhibition||10:30am||Halls C&D|
|5||Plenary Session Seven: Camile Farah – An update on oral cancer and precancerous pathology. (45mins)||Professor Camile Farah||11:00am||Halls A&B|
|6||Plenary Session Seven: Ann Spolarich sponsored by Colgate. (45mins)||Prof. Ann Eshenaur Spolarich||11:45am||Halls A&B|
|7||New Grad Lunch & Learn, plus a chance to visit the trade exhibition.||12:30pm||Halls C&D|
|8||Plenary Session Nine: Camile Farah - Mucosal pathologies. (45mins)||Professor Camile Farah||1:30pm||Halls A&B|
|9||Plenary Session Nine: Ann Spolarich sponsored by Colgate. (1hr 15mins)||Prof. Ann Eshenaur Spolarich||2:15pm||Halls A&B|
|10||Afternoon Tea: Last chance to explore the trade exhibition in Halls C&D.||3:30pm||Halls C&D|
|11||Plenary Session Ten: To be announced shortly. (1hr)||4:00pm||Halls A&B|
|12||Official Closing||5:00pm||Halls A&B|
Are you ready to register?
Get your name down early for the dental hygiene event of the year
Cairns is an outstanding location for our symposium – make the most of all it has to offer
Find out more about the location for DHAA Symposium 2018, the Convention Centre and loads of useful visitor information.
Where to stay
In addition to on site accommodation we’ve done some great deals with nearby hotels so you can stay for longer.
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!
We have a variety of options and some great deals to suit your pocket
- Afternoon Only
- Non-Member: $315
- Student: $140
- Friday or Saturday
- Non-Member: $425
- Student: $215
- Offer ends 16 July, 2018
- Non-Member: $1,110
- Student: $425
- After 17 July, 2018
- Non-Member: $1,210
- Student: $475
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Our Event Sponsors
The DHAA Symposium 2018 is proud to be supported by the following companies
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