COHORT partners with key stakeholders to launch Australian Network for Integration of Oral Health (NIOH)

On the 12th of November 2019, Australia’s first Nework for the Integration of Oral Health had its launch at the 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria. This launch was attended by various organisations, researchers and policy makers from across the country, and was inaugurated by A/Prof Erin Hartnett, the program director of Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice at New York University. 

Key presentations were also provided by A/Prof Rachel Martin, Prof Hanny Calache, and A/Prof Ajesh George. This launch was supported by the US National Interprofessional Inititative on Oral Health (NIIOH).

Researcher Support

This launch was supported by researchers around the country, including Dr Meng-Wong Tiang, who submitted a video to explain how NIOH could benefit him.

Check out the NIOH website for more information

A/Prof Erin Hartnett visits COHORT

This November we were honoured to have A/Prof Erin Hartnett, the program director of Oral Health Nursing and Practice (OHNEP) from the New York University College of Nursing come and visit COHORT. As part of this visit, A/Prof Hartnett gave the following presentations:

Linking oral health with overall health: Nurses essential role in value-based care

Senior oral health: the missing piece in whole person care

The impact of nursing on oral health across the lifespan

We thank Erin for her time here, and look forward to many more collaborations with her!

COHORT presentations at IADR

COHORT was well represented this year at the 4th Asia Pacific Regional Congress of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR-APR 2019) held in Brisbane from 28-30 Nov 2019. One of COHORT’s PhD students, Nidhi Saraswat, presented a systematic review of general medical practitioners’ views towards oral cancer, and was also asked to chair a session at the conference.

In addition, COHORT’s director, Ajesh George, presented a study on providing undergraduate oral health training to midwifery students in Sydney. We are very proud of these researchers in spreading the word regarding our current projects!

COHORT presents at APIC 2

One of our PhD students, Amy Villarosa, had the opportunity to present at the 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care in Melbourne on the 13th of November 2019. She presented the literature review phase of her PhD project, which explores expanding the role of dental practitioners to address childhood overweight and obesity.