Medifab Professional Development Academy

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The 2018 Medifab Professional Development Academy was a huge success! With four events across New Zealand, over 150 therapists were able to attend in total. The Academy commenced in Auckland on the 21st of August with international guest speakers Amy Bjornson of Sunrise Medical and Joana Santiago of Medifab presenting “Seating & Mobility – Prescribing with confidence”.  Hamilton, Wellington, and Christchurch events followed over the next three days.

See below an overview of the Academy at Auckland.


Medifab's Academy Education program is teaching therapists methods to achieve great clinical outcomes when prescribing wheelchairs and positioning. A huge thank you to all our delegates for participating in this inspiring program, and especially to Joana Santiago and Amy Bjornson for their superb presentations!

At each academy a draw was held for a copy of Jean Minkel's Clinical Resource Guide ‘Seating & Wheeled Mobility’. But these books were extra special, being personally signed by Jean!

Mary Irvine, lucky winner of Jean Minkel's book at the Wellington Academy, poses for a picture with Clinical Educator, Joana Santiago.