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Online Masterclass | Hot topics in Rehabilitation

Visit here to register for the 2023 Hot Topics event.

The University of Otago, Wellington invites you to join us for our free online event, Hot Topics in Rehabilitation. This professional development opportunity presents the latest thinking on a range of important contemporary topics for anyone involved in providing rehabilitation services, support or research. The event is led by Te Whare Whakamātūtū (Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit, RTRU) team.

Key information

Date: Tuesday, 30 August 2022
Time: 7–8pm
Venue: Online, via Zoom
Cost: Free

Breakout sessions

There are two breakout sessions during the event, each with two different topics. You can choose one topic from each session. Each topic includes a short talk, plus the opportunity for discussion and sharing perspectives and experiences. During the event, you will be able to self select which breakout room you would like to attend.

Topics to choose from are:

Session 1:

  1. Whānau-centred or person-centred rehabilitation? (Presented by Dr Rachelle Martin)
  2. Explore how whānau-centred and person-centred rehabilitation might differ, including the influences on service design, team approaches and clinician interactions.

  3. Self-care: Clinician mental health (Presented by Dr Elliot Bell)

    Explore the negative and positive effects of clinical practice and the need to actively manage the stressors associated with clinical work.

Session 2:

  1. Telehealth: Costs and benefits (Presented by Associate Professor Fi Graham)
  2. Explore – even interrogate! – the value, benefit and cost of telehealth delivery in the context of rehabilitation. Does it really work as well as is claimed, and if so, for who?

  3. Equity in rehabilitation – What can I do? (Presented by Dr Hem Devan)
  4. Using pain management as an example, explore ways to achieve equity in improving access, experience and rehabilitation outcomes for Māori living with persistent pain and their whānau.

Considering postgraduate study in rehabilitation?

For those interested, we will also provide a brief summary of rehabilitation study options after the two sessions.


Please register in advance and we will be in touch with the Zoom details.

CME Credits

If you are planning to apply for CME credits for attending this masterclass, and require a certificate of attendance, please email: