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.
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!
One of our PhD students, Ariana Villarosa, shared about educating the community with the Ingham Institute. She specifically shared her experiences in building partnerships with Aboriginal communities and conducting research with them. Watch the full video here:
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!
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.