Welcome to Inspired 2021

Healthia’s key objective is to inspire and facilitate best practice. We strive for excellence in the delivery of clinical care for our patients and their communities.

These core concepts are evidenced by the importance we place on education and research. Our integrated allied health conference will this year be held from October 15-16 at Sea World on the Gold Coast and will provide members of the Healthia group a unique opportunity to attend a collaborative and collegial professional development event unlike any other. Attendees will not only hear from internationally recognised researchers and clinicians, but also spend time with these leaders off stage as part of the event. The high calibre of our keynote speakers, the emphasis on clinically relevant presentations and the opportunity for networking supports our commitment to inspiring best practice.

Clinical Practice

Apply your ideas, beliefs and methods to achieve better patient outcomes.

Business Leadership

Develop your management, leadership and administrative skills to ensure your business runs smoothly.

Multi Disciplinary

Build expert skills in teaching, supervision and research with a focus on patient and professional education.


October 15-16


The finest minds in Australian and Global Allied Health

Key Dates

Registrations close
September 3 2021


With an opening address from Healthia’s Chairman, Dr. Glen Richards, networking opportunities and post-conference workshops, Inspired 2021 will provide the Healthia group with an unparalleled professional development experience.

Ben Kennedy

MRI Clinical and Research Director at Mermaid Beach Radiology

    A/Prof. Anthony Kwan

    Director - Vitreoretinal Surgery, QLD Eye Institute; QLD Electro-Diagnostic and Imaging Centre

      Dr. Navid Adib

      Paediatric Rheumatologist

        A/Prof. Damian Finniss

        Consultant Anaesthetist, Specialist Pain Medicine Physician

          A/Prof. Jeni Saunders

          Adjunct Associate Professor Jeni Saunders, MBBS Ph.D. FACSEP CCPU, Sports and Exercise Physician

            Angela Thynne

            Occupational Therapist

              Prof. Debbie Turner

              Professor in Podiatry at Queensland University of Technology

                Dr. Nirosha Paramanathan

                Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

                  Dr. Sean Cheng

                  Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon

                    Michael McQueen

                    Futurist, speaker, author

                      Rob Balmer

                      Managing Director

                        Dr. Libby Anderson

                        Orthopaedic surgeon subspecialising in Wrist, Hand & Microsurgery

                          Dr. Brendan Cronin

                          Anterior Segment Surgeon and the Director of Education at the Queensland Eye Institute

                            Dr. Gaj Panagoda

                            Paediatric Rehabilitation Specialist and General Paediatrician

                              Dr. Glen Richards

                              Non-Executive Chair, Healthia Limited

                              Dr. Frederiksen

                              Upper Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon

                                A/Prof. Peter Lazzarini

                                Podiatrist and Research Fellow with Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Health

                                  Jared Powell

                                  Physiotherapist, PhD Candidate

                                    Cathy Love

                                    Director at Nacre Consulting

                                    Dr. Sheree Hurn

                                    Registered podiatrist and Senior Lecturer in Podiatry at Queensland University of Technology

                                      Dr. Matthew Bourne

                                      Early Career Researcher at Griffith University

                                        A/Prof. Shaun O’Leary

                                        Associate Professor in Physiotherapy (UQ) and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH)

                                          Prof. Bill Vicenzino

                                          Chair in Sports Physiotherapy, Director of the Sports Injuries Rehabilitation and Prevention (UQ)

                                            Dr. James Muecke AM

                                            Ophthalmologist, Adelaide University Medical School, Australia

                                            Prof. Matthew Molineux

                                            Head of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, Griffith University

                                              Dr. Angela Evans

                                              DipAppSc, GradDipSocSc, FAAPSM, PhD, FFPM RCPS(Glasg)

                                              Prof. Tim Gabbett

                                              Applied Sport Scientist, PhD.

                                              Dr. Rod Whiteley

                                              Sports Physiotherapist, PhD.

                                              Prof. Lorimer Moseley

                                              Prof. Clinical Neurosciences & Chair. Physiotherapy, University of South Australia, CEO of Pain Revolution

                                              Simon Bartold

                                              BSc, PGradDip

                                              Dr. Merv Travers

                                              Senior Research Scholar, PhD Curtin University, Australia

                                              CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

                                              There will be an additional fee to attend the pre-conference workshops.

                                              Please see the registration portal for further information and updates.



                                              We are pleased to announce that The Jack’s band will be this year’s entertainment at our conference Gala dinner.

                                              The Jacks Band have been together for nearly 8 years. Starting in a shipping container in the back yard from a Friday night jam session, followed by a birthday party the next night, they have skyrocketed into one of the premier covers bands in Australia. Having performed at the Commonwealth Games, Woodford Folk Festival, and at the Sydney Opera house, they love getting into the grind of local events. With a wide range of musical genres the Jacks will have everybody up and moving at some point in the night. Rock, Blues, Country, Soul, Funk, Reggae, RnB – the boys will give anything a crack to ensure you are all entertained. The Jacks Band will be a certain hit at the Inspired 2021.

                                              Get ready to be #Inspired2021
















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                                              Sponsorship Details

                                              In 2019, we had more than 450 delegates, ranging from physiotherapy and podiatry health professionals to clinic practice managers and support staff, all come together for Healthia’s inaugural allied health conference.

                                              Are you looking for a platform to find these people?

                                              Contact us today at conference@healthia.com.au for our range of sponsorship opportunities.

                                              Need help with your registration?

                                              Contact our event team today: enquiries@urbaneventmanagement.com.au

                                              Terms & Conditions

                                              In the event that the Inspired 2021 conference is postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19, a full refund on the fee paid for registration, pre-conference workshop and social activities and functions, will be provided. Please note delegates are responsible for any costs incurred for their own accommodation and travel.