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20-09-2017

Independence Australia Victorian Education Days


Independence Australia continued its proud tradition of hosting two Victorian Education Days in 2017, holding Melbourne and Geelong events throughout the months of August and September.

First up was Melbourne Education Day, which was held for the first time this year at an inner city venue, The Pullman hotel located in Albert Park where delegates enjoyed the onsite facilities of a coffee lounge to network over a latte or two.

A month later at the stunning location of Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong delegates arrived to take in the stunning vineyard views before presenting to the registration desk.

Officially welcoming in the morning, delegates located at both venues heard from gold sponsor Coloplast and Independence Australia’s General Manager of Health Solutions, Alex Burstin.

In Melbourne, Continence Nurse Consultant, Joanne Cocks opened with ‘Don’t Sugar Coat the Problem’ a discussion on bladder and diabetes. Whilst Geelong’s introductory speaker Keery Poole presented her topic, ‘Incontinence Associated Dermatitis’. 

Following a delicious morning tea, both Melbourne and Geelong delegates then returned to their seats for speaker sessions from a range of industry professionals at the top of their respective fields.

Speakers for Melbourne Education Day included; Dietitian, Emma Mits who spoke on the topic of nourishing older bodies and Wound Care Practitioner, Melinda Brooks who presented an insightful look into the management and assessment of wound and skin infections.

Similarly, Geelong Education Day welcomed a fantastic lineup of speakers which included; Continence Nurse Consultant, Sharon Homberg, presenting ‘Urodynamic Studies for Bladder Dysfunction’ and Intimacy Consultant, Victoria Cullen who closed the event with her topic, ‘Incontinence and Sexual Identity.’

A fantastic day was had by all delegates at both Victorian events with many already indicating their interest to attend 2018 Education Day events. 

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