ESSA AEP Case Conference

About AEP Case Conferences

AEP Case Conferences are online discussions designed to support AEPs build confidence in clinical practice. They aim to provide an opportunity for a small group of AEPs to discuss best practice approaches for a specific client (case). 

Who can attend?

These online sessions present an active learning opportunity for early career AEPs (although all AEPs are welcome) and is limited to 20 members.

What is covered?

The case conference is led by an experienced AEP(s) who will facilitate discussion about a de-identified client case, relevant to current AEP practice, including: 
- Approach to assessment selection and delivery
- Prescription design and delivery 
- Service requirements  – reporting and communication 
- Relationship management - referrers, client and colleagues.

How can AEPs benefit?

- Identify the most appropriate and relevant options for assessment, design and delivery for specific cases and conditions
- Understand the application and relevance of clinical reasoning
- Gain feedback on your current practice 
- Improve confidence in approaches to practice 
- Improve confidence in communicating with referrers, clients and colleagues

Case Topic

Chronic Disease Management - Medicare referral for T2DM


Gemma Houston:
Gemma has been an AEP for almost 15 years, working across sports, hospital, academia, corporate and private practice. She works as Clinical Quality and Education Coordinator for a multidisciplinary palliative care service and is also currently researching interprofessional education implementation in hospital settings.

Ashley Bigaran:
Ashley is an AEP and PhD candidate with a developing reputation as a junior researcher with an established clinical career. She has over eight years’ experience as an AEP and strength and conditioning coach, and has been employed in leading public and private health settings, high performance teams and university institutions. Her areas of expertise span across exercise-oncology, cardio-oncology, cardiovascular disease and sports medicine. Ashley is the Co-Chair of the ESSA Victoria State Chapter and consults clinically at the Baker Institute.

Date & Time 

Thursday, 26 March 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm AEDT

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time. 
Your local time will be:
ACT:        7:00pm - 8:00pm 
NSW:   7:00pm - 8:00pm
NT:   5:30pm - 6:30pm
QLD:   6:00pm - 7:00pm 
SA:   6:30pm - 7:30pm
TAS:   7:00pm - 8:00pm
  7:00pm - 8:00pm
WA:   4:00pm - 5:00pm  



Access to Case Conference

You will be provided all information to access this case conference within your registration confirmation email.


Eligible for 1 ESSA CPD point per learning hour under Further Education: In-services (max 10 CPD points, with a completed self-assessment tool).


Each person attending must register separately. 
ESSA Member: After signing into your ESSA profile, select the pink "Register Myself" button below

Registration for this AEP Case Conference will close at 5:00pm AEDT on Thursday, 26 March 2020.

For any questions please contact Nardine Presland, Member Development Advisor on


  • All accredited persons, regardless of any case conference completed/ attended must refer to their accreditation’s Scope of Practice/Standards, and only treat/practice within the same.  
  • ESSA confirms that at the date of release, this case conference meets the requirements of the ESSA Continuing Professional Development Points Guidelines. The information contained in this case conference is of a general nature only, and while every effort and care has been taken to ensure that all representations are accurate as at the date of its release, ESSA accepts no legal liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of any information provided in this professional development. 
  • ESSA recommends that its members seek appropriate independent professional advice specific to their particular purposes and circumstances (including the provision of medical advice to patients) before relying on it. 
This event is full.

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