speak out AUGUST 2015

National Office Level 1/114 William Street Melbourne VIC 3000 T 1300 368 835 F 03 9642 4922 E office@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au Chief Executive Officer Gail Mulcair T 03 9642 4899 E execassist@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au Speech Pathology Australia Board Gaenor Dixon – President Robyn Stephen – Vice President Communications Belinda Hill – Vice President Operations Chyrisse Heine – Director Tim Kittel – Director

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PAGES 12 – 19: News and photos from the 2015 Annual General Meeting and National Conference (17 – 20 May, Canberra).

Contents 3 From the President

15 2015 National Conference news 20 2016 National Conference news 22 National CPD update 26 Professional Practice news 27 Ethics news 28 Branch news:

4 Latest News • Speech pathology in education – an advocacy focus • Welcome Diana Russo • Twitter milestone 6 Book of the Year 7 Vale Ruth Porteous 8 Spotlight on Professional Support 9 Speech Pathology Week 2015

• New South Wales • Northern Territory • Queensland • Southern Australia • Tasmania • Victoria • Western Australia

12 2015 Member Awards 14 JCPSLP Editor's Prize


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