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Official opening of Telehealth Awareness Week

October
21

21 October 2021, 1:00pm to 2:45pm

Videoconference - See details below on how to join the forum

Official opening of Telehealth Awareness Week 2021-10-21T13:00 2021-10-21T14:45 Australia/Sydney Videoconference - See details below on how to join the forum

Connecting to the TCIG Forum

Web based

Navigate to https://conference.meet.health.nsw.gov.au/webapp/conference/4392072 .

No PIN required – just click JOIN

Livestream

Individuals from Local Health Districts and internal NSW Health organisations can access the livestream of the event via desktop/laptop computers: https://healthview.health.nsw.gov.au/userportal/live?l=3461dedf673d360833ef3dfaf8d503d8.

Pexip infinity app

Download and install Pexip from the App Store (make sure to download the white Pexip version)

VMR Number: 4392072@conference.meet.health.nsw.gov.au .

Open the app Enter your name Select video Dial 4392072 Teleconference

To join by teleconference dial: Phone 02 9842 2500, when prompted enter code: 4392072#

Please join us at the official opening of Telehealth Awareness Week on Thursday 21 October 2021, 1:00-2:45pm.

We will kick off with the Telehealth Capability Interest Forum at 1pm, followed by the launch of the Aboriginal artwork ‘Waratah’, which was commissioned to depict the story of virtual care.

The opening will also feature the “My Experience” showcase, providing staff and consumers from selected NSW Health services the opportunity to speak about the impact of virtual care.

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Venue

This is a conference without travel, accommodation or registration fees.

Connecting to the official opening of Telehealth Awareness Week

Web based

Livestream

PEXIP infinity app

Download and install Pexip from the App Store (make sure to download the white Pexip version)

VMR Number: 4392072@conference.meet.health.nsw.gov.au

  • Open the app
  • Enter your name
  • Select video
  • Dial 4392072

Teleconference

To join by teleconference dial: Phone 02 9842 2500, when prompted enter code: 4392072#

Telehealth Capability Interest Group - Metabolic Obesity Service

We are welcoming Rachel Russell and Sheree Robertson from the Metabolic Obesity Service (MOS) in Murrumbidgee LHD, who will share how the MOS team has integrated virtual care into their service and how their model of care has changed due to covid-19.

The MLHD Metabolic Obesity Service (MOS) offers a pathway to bariatric (weight loss) surgery, through education and support, focussing on lasting behaviour change. The management of obesity requires a team approach with ongoing support and monitoring. The MOS team offer this through individualised recommendations from our qualified health professionals to achieve the best opportunities for health improvement.

Rachel and Sheree will share how the MOS team has integrated virtual care into their service and how their model of care has changed due to covid-19.

For more information, please visit the Metabolic Obesity Service website.

Meet the speakers

Rachel Russell

Rachel Russell has been a Registered Nurse for 25 years. She has worked in both the public and private sectors as a Registered Nurse, Project Officer, Hospital Nurse Manager, NUM, Teacher of AIN’s Riverina TAFE and NUM of a Private Day Surgery Facility.

Rachel is the CNC and Coordinator of the Metabolic Obesity Service established in May 2018.  She works with and supports the MDT to help prepare and support patients for bariatric surgery, assisting them to establish healthy lifestyle behaviour changes that are essential for long term health improvement that accompanies sustained weight loss  following surgery.

Sheree Robertson

Sheree Robertson is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, working within the Murrumbidgee Local Health District as a Community and Acute Clinical Dietitian since February 2010.  Sheree joined the Metabolic Obesity Service when it was established in MLHD in May 2018, where rather than a one-size-fits-all, diet-centred approach, Sheree coaches clients to make sustainable lifestyle changes to prepare physically and emotionally for bariatric surgery.  Sheree is a myVirtualCare super-user for MLHD, a role in which she can share her enthusiasm for virtual care with others new to this modality of care.