Friday 7 March 2014    
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed


City West Receptions
45 Plaistowe Mews, West Perth, WA, 6005

Event Type


Dental Trauma  – First aid for the Oral Health Therapist and Hygienist

Professor Paul V Abbott |  Winthrop Professor of Clinical Dentistry

Paul Abbott

This lecture will present the latest guidelines in treating dental trauma. A traumatic dental injury results in acute transmission of energy to not only teeth but also surrounding structures. The acute treatment phase to long-term considerations, including possible tooth loss will be discussed.

Prof. Paul Abbott is the Winthrop Professor of Clinical Dentistry at The University of Western Australia where he is also Director of Postgraduate Studies and Research in the School of Dentistry.

He co-ordinates and teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate endodontic programmes. Prof. Abbott is an Endodontist and works part-time in private practice.




Strengthening capacity and resilience – How we can helpChris Harris prevent suicide.

Mr  Chris Harris  |  Clinical Psychologist

People considering suicide often feel very isolated and alone. They may feel that nobody can help them or understand their pain. When unable to see any other way of dealing with pain, suicide may seem to be a way out.

Recognising the warning signs of suicide and learning the skills to help save a life is something that everyone should learn.

Chris Harris is a Psychologist and Clinical Director at YouthFocus.

Chris has spent more than 20 years working with adolescents and young people with mental health issues, specialising in the treatment of Eating Disorders. Entering the field in London UK in 1991 he was a program developer and an inaugural member of the PMH Eating Disorder Program in 1996.

Chris is a Consulting Psychologist with the Saint John of God, Raphael Centre for Peri Natal Mental Health Care since its inception in 2002.  Chris has been involved in development of National Guidelines,  research publications, and presenting at numerous national and international conferences over his 25 year career.

He is dedicated to young people having the courage to be themselves by strengthening capacity and resilience.


SENSE-ational Mealtimes and Diet Myths

Dr  Denise Stapelton |  Accredited Practising Dietitian


Do you know families with children who eat few foods, refuse entire food groups, will not eat family meals, become anxious, have tantrums or gag with new food or always want to eat the same food?

Do you wonder what is the truth about fad diets, sports drinks, coconut oil, A2 milk, detox diets, irritable bowel and trans fats?

Denise Stapleton, Accredited Practising Dietitian, will present her experiences in dealing with these issues. When we SENSE-itively tune in to our sensory preferences we discover what we notice, enjoy, tolerate, are bothered by and avoid about food. When we are equipped with more facts about nutrition we are able to make sense of the diet claims that surround us.

Dr. Denise Stapleton is a passionate supporter of families with mealtime difficulties and therapeutic dietary needs throughout Australia. Denise completed a PhD in 2002 and published in both nutrition and medical journals. Together with an occupational therapist in 2013, she co-authored the SENSE-ational Mealtimes book.

As a private practitioner and senior community dietitian, Denise currently helps children of all ages, and clinicians who support families, explore tricky mealtime behaviour, fussy/picky eating and feeding difficulties. Her unique approach enables families to develop ‘just right stretching’ of food that is accepted and enjoyed, so that mealtimes are pleasurable for the whole family.

Denise is passionate about sharing her insights with those who service our communities.

To order the book www.sense-ationalmealtimes.com.au


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Event registration from 12.30 – Light refreshments served (Tea and coffee only)
Programme begins 12.45pm  – Afternoon tea served mid afternoon
Programme concludes  5.00pm

CPD   4 Hours per seminar

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued at  the completion of each seminar.  In most cases this will be emailed

A tally of all CPD hours gained through EdgePD will be kept on file.  This is assist you in managing your CPD hours and reporting to AHPRA.

There is complimentary parking at the City West Complex (under Scitec)

A parking voucher will be emailed to you at the commencement of the week of the event.

Please print this voucher and display on your dashboard.  The local council enforces wheel clamping in this precinct.


Bookings are closed for this event.