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Wednesday 11 November 2009

6.00am – 6.45am
Rise and Shine on the Beach

7.30am – 5.00pm
Conference Help Desk and Registrations

8.00am – 5.00pm
Conference program including Plenary Presentations, Breakout Sessions and Workshops

5.15pm – 7.15pm
Special interest dinners with new and old friends (own expense)- Time to Network

7.30pm – 8.40pm
Conference Forum, Glasshouse Theatre

Morning Plenary Session - Arts and Health in the USA

Welcome and acknowledgement to Country

The Future of Arts in Healthcare from a Global Perspective
Naj Wikoff, Fulbright senior specialist and president emeritus of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, Washington DC, will chart arts and health in the USA in the past two decades, highlighting international trends, influences and challenges.

Best Practice Models in Arts and Health Programming and Research in the USA
Paula Terry BS, Director, Office of AccessAbility, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington DC, has a substantial budget to establish and support arts and health leadership initiatives, and this presentation will showcase the best practice models in the USA.

The American Museum Perspective
Carrie McGee, Community and Access Programs, Museum of Modern Art, New York
The development and outcomes of MoMA's health and wellness programs, since 1944, including its world-renown Alzheimer's Project, demonstrating that high calibre art programming positively impacts the physical, intellectual and emotional lives of participants.

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Morning Breakout Sessions

Evoking Spirit - Using the Arts in Hospitals and Community Settings for Adults with Cancer and Serious Illness
Shanti Norris - Co-founder and Executive Director, Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington DC

Waterford Healing Arts Trust
Mary Grehan, Arts Director, Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Ireland

Participatory Arts Practice in Healthcare Contexts - Guidelines for Good Practice
Mary Grehan and Mike White

Art Influence Change - A Model for Working in Disadvantaged Communities
Kim McConville, Executive Director, Beyond Empathy, Australia with Rachel Burgess

Ngarrwa: Young Mothers and Families Project: An Arts and Health Alliance
Di Penberthy, Health Promotion Coordinator, North Coast Area Health Service, Macksville Community Health, NSW
Jo Davidson, Lead Visual Artist, Beyond Empathy, Bowraville NSW: Maternal and child health

Beat-Boxing, Bobzillas, Butterflies and Bandaged Bears, Engaging Hospitalised Young People in Creative Experiences: An Insight into Adolescent Art Groups and Community Cultural Development Projects
Natalie Anderson, Arts Coordinator and Elise Frank, Youth Arts Worker, The Children's Hospital of Westmead, Sydney, NSW

Odd Socks: A Public Health Community Arts Installation
Beth Rankin, La Trobe University, VIC

My Story, Your Story, Our Story: Artists Promoting Mental Health in Schools and Communities
Rosalie Hastwell, Festival for Healthy Living, Melbourne

Spirituality Group Discussion

A Doctor's Road to Wellbeing
Dr Hilton Koppe, Senior Medical Educator, North Coast GP Training, Lennox Head, NSW
Explore doctors' wellbeing and how the humanities, in particular, creative writing, can help health practitioners re-ignite their professional passion, find their creative self, and overcome compassion fatigue.

The Carer's Journey
Dr Gillian Gould, University of NSW Rural Clinical School, Coffs Harbour, NSW
An experiential workshop to enable an understanding of how the arts can reveal insight into the carer's role.

Afternoon Plenary Session - Arts and Health in the UK

Community Health: A Social Tonic
Mike White, M.Phil, MA, Senior Research and Development Fellow in Arts in Health, Centre for Medical Humanities and St Chad's College, University of Durham, UK. Download Abstract PDF
Alison Clough, Director, Pioneer Projects, Bentham, UK
This presentation will consider how and why the field of arts and community health has developed, the characteristics of its practice and the challenges posed for evaluation, and will summarise what has been learnt from a number of case studies and other forms of research from the UK and elsewhere.
These two authorities on British art and community health completed residencies with Healthway Western Australia in 2008. In particular, Alison worked with indigenous communities in WA.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Indigenous Healing and the Arts
Liz Cameron: RNurse, Newcastle University, NSW

Embodied Creative Arts & Film Making as a Bridge to Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Ruth Nolan, Sharon Smith, Renee Romeril, Alliance of Arts in Health, Mid North Coast, NSW

Creative Recovery - Art for Mental Health Sake
Michelle Leenders, Access Arts Inc and CRRMHQ
Geri Dyer, Remote Area Mental Health, QLD

The Potential of Landscape Photography in Healthcare settings
Gillian Gates, PhD candidate, Sydney College of the Arts, Medical Humanities Unit, University of Sydney

Dr Louise Ward, Clinical Teacher, Leader School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University
A creative approach to mental health nursing can assist in improving the specific treatment and management of clients and further support their optimum recovery and sense of wellbeing.

Big hART - 17 years of health and the arts practice
Alex Kelly, Creative Producer Ngapartji Ngapartji
Sophia Marinos, Creative Producer This Is Living
Scott Rankin, National Creative Director Big hART Inc

Arts and Autism: Finding Refuge Far from the Maddening Crowd
Lionel Evans, Central Queensland University

All You Need is Love: Community Music in a Day Program for Adults with a Disability
Steve Cocking, Peninsula Music Services, NSW
Joanne McIntyre, Peninsula Music Services, NSW

Suicide Prevention for War Veterans
Bonnie Graves, Arts Chair, American Red Cross, Madigan Army Medical Center

Art! Huh! What is it good for?...Absolutely Everything.
Tim Dakin, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston, VIC

Public Art - Personal Health
Mark Wilkinson, Darebin City Council, Preston, VIC
Kim Dunphy, Cultural Development Network, VIC

Beyond the patient record - creative writing for clinicians
Dr Hilton Koppe, Senior Medical Educator, North Coast GP Training, Lennox Head, NSW

Happy Hour and Early Evening Theatre Performance

Four Funerals in One Day
A play and forum presented by Victorian playwright and actor Alan Hopgood in collaboration with Molly Carlile and in association with Palliative Care Victoria, North and West Metropolitan Palliative Care Consortium and Southern Metropolitan Palliative Care Consortium, Victoria.

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