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Welcome to IPEP Conference 2020! In these extraordinary times, we have organised the conference to be held online. The theme this year is: "Communication", which covers two very relevant topics - Telehealth and First Nations Health. There are two parts to this conference:

Part 1 - Recorded videos, podcasts, and transcripts of insightful interviews conducted with experts and professors working and researching in Telehealth and/or First Nations Health which are available to you from Monday 14 Sept to Thursday 8 Oct (AEST).
Part 2 - A live Zoom session on Thursday 8 Oct, 7:30-9:30pm (AEST) to delve deeper into case studies with some of these experts.

Please head over to this link to register - https://forms.gle/djdp5gUGjzDre6wv8

If you have any questions, please email us: curriculum.ipep@gmail.com

Meet The Speakers

Dr. Mark Merolli

Dr. Jeanette Tamplin

Professor Kim Bennell

A.Professor Angus Turner

Professor Hugh Taylor

Dr. David Liu

Dr. Joshua Ch'ng

Live Zoom Speakers

Joanne Bolton

Joanne Bolton is the Interprofessional Education and Practice Development Fellow for the Faculty of MDHS. From a physiotherapy background, she moved into health professions education in 2014 teaching in the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at the University of Melbourne.  In her current role is developing, implementing and evaluating new interprofessional curricula widely within the Faculty.


She is actively involved with the Faculty's Indigenous Community of Practice, and through collaborative leadership had implemented several highly successful Indigenous Education initiatives with widespread impact both within the classroom, within the broader community and nationally in the practice community. This year the impact and value of these initiatives was recognised with a prestigious University Teaching Excellence Award for Indigenous Education.

Dr. Jeanette Tamplin

Dr. Jeanette Tamplin PhD, M.Mus, B.Mus (Hons), RMT, is a Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy at The University of Melbourne and music therapist at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre - Austin Health. Jeanette has worked as a music therapist in neurorehabilitation over the past 20 years and her research in this area focuses on the therapeutic effects of singing, speech and language rehabilitation, therapeutic songwriting, and coping and adjustment following neurological injury or illness. She coordinates and collaborates with several different research teams, and thus far has generated AUD$2.5 million in grant funding.


She held an NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Fellowship from 2016-2019 and co-edited a book on “Music and Dementia: From Cognition to Therapy (Oxford University Press). Jeanette is regularly invited to present at national and international fora. She publishes regularly in international and interdisciplinary refereed journals, has contributed chapters to several edited books on music therapy and co-authored a book: ‘Music Therapy Methods in Neurorehabilitation: A Clinician’s Manual’ (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

Professor Kim Bennell

Kim Bennell is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Dame Kate Campbell Fellow and NHMRC Investigator in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. She leads the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine and the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Translational Research in Musculoskeletal Pain. She is also a fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Her research focuses on non-drug, non-surgical management of hip and knee osteoarthritis as well as ways to address evidence-practice gaps around uptake of pain management and lifestyle interventions by clinicians and patients. She has a special interest in telehealth interventions.

Dr. Mark Merolli

Dr. Mark Merolli is a physiotherapist and senior lecturer/research fellow in the School of Health Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (FAIDH) and the standing Chair of the Victorian Chapter of the Digital Health Institute. Mark is research active in digital models of musculoskeletal condition management, digital readiness, and is interested in supporting the digital advancement of the emerging and existing allied health workforce.

Live Zoom Schedule

7.30pm - Welcome and Trivia
7.45pm - Introduction of experts
8pm - Breakout rooms for case discussion and sharing (swapping midway)
9pm - Questions and answers