NAIDOC week activities in SA
This year's theme for NAIDOC (National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee) week is “50 Years: Looking Forward, Looking Blak”. Today, NAIDOC celebrations continue to give Australia’s Indigenous people the opportunity to display the richness of their culture and heritage to the rest of the Australian community. Come and help celebrate NAIDOC week at the South Australian Museum by joining in the wonderful cultural activities.To view flyer click here, or visit the website.
ABCD Project Update Adelaide July 18th -19th.
"Lessons for implementation and update". You are invited to attend the annual ABCD project update and planning meeting: When 18th-19th of July 2007 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Where: Stamford Grand Adelaide. To view the flyer click here.
CONFERENCE DisAbility And Rehabilitation Professionals' Association (dArpa)
Health and Disabilities: Issues and Strategies for Change. 16-18 July
A range of papers has been offered for the dArpa conference including two very interesting keynote speakers. The offerings (edited titles) include: Policy issues around the delivery of integrated health services to people with disabilities and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - What we know and What we need to let others
know. To view flyer click here.
INVITATION: 2nd Public Forum by Australian Institute for Healing Loss & Grief P/L
Come along to the 2nd public forum to ‘see, feel and hear’ Rosemary Wanganeen and her special guests. Rosemary is the Founder and Director of the Australian Institute for Healing Loss and Grief P/L trading as The Sacred Site Within Healing Centre (1993) and for the last 13 years she has revolutionized and devised a loss and grief counseling ‘system’. But on the night Rosemary will bring 20 years of combined personal and professional experiences when introducing her Seven Phases to Healing Using Loss and Grief Framework © to view flyer please click here.
Conference: The Way Forward: Chronic Disease Self-Management in Australia
The Centre for Rheumatic Diseases, University of Melbourne is hosting a national conference and workshops to exchange information and initiatives relating to chronic disease self-management programs across the healthcare sector. The conference will be held on 26th-27th of July 2007 in Melbourne. For more information visit click here.
Capacity Building in Indigenous Communities training seminars
The Aboriginal Resource and Development Services Inc. present Capacity Building in Indigenous Communities 2007 training seminars. The seminars are recommended for those working in any area of Indigenous policy development, program implementation or in direct service delivery with Indigenous people, who feel they would benefit from an improved understanding to make their work more effective. The Adelaide seminar will be held on 31st of July -1st of August, 2007. Registration deadline is by 24th of July 2007. Group discounts apply to groups of 10 or more. Enquires can be made to Alice or Justine on (08) 8987 3910 or visit the website.
Garma Festival and Forum on Indigenous health
The 9th Garma Festival will be held from 3rd-7th of August 2007 at Gulkula, North East Arnhem Land, NT. The Theme of the festival will be Indigenous health: real solutions for a chronic problem. For more information visit the website.
Action Learning and Action Research and process Management Conference
This conference will bring together a range of community peoples
(workers, professionals, researchers, managers, policy makers and
others). The conference is called 'Moving Forward Together' and will be held at Tauondi College in 8th of August 2007. Themes
include education, health and environment, and will support Aboriginal-preferred ways of
knowing and doing. More information at the website. To view workshop details click here,to view conference flyer click here , to view registration paper click here. to view draft program click here.
Assessing Complex Interventions in Cochrane Systematic Reviews.
A one day workshop on Assessing Complex Interventions in Cochrane Systematic Reviews. It is to be held in Melbourne on August 24. Cost is free for those undertaking a Cochrane review and $250 for others. If you are interested in this workshop please complete the attached form below and send it to Emma Tavender by Friday 27th of July 2007. To view draft click here, to register click here.
13th International Holistic Health Conference
The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) invites abstracts for oral and poster presentations at this conference, to be held in the Blue Mountains on 24th -26th of August 2007. More information at the conference website. Abstracts are on 1 June 2007. There is also a scholarship for medical students where the first prize covers transport, accomodation and registration.
Indigenous Palliative Care Workshop
You may wish to participate in ‘Going Home to Country’,a national Indigenous Palliative Care Workshop: Tuesday, 28th of August 2007 Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm Venue: Melbourne Convention Centre. This Workshop precedes the 9th Australian Palliative Care Conference,for more information visit the website.
11th Annual Chronic Diseases Network Conference 2007
"Learning for Living ” Chronic Disease Education for clients, communities and health professionals. 30th –31st of August 2007, Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin. The 2007 annual CDN conference focuses on education as a key approach for empowering clients, health professionals and communities to respond to the chronic disease epidemic. Both locally and internationally, there are calls for a re-think about the skills and knowledge required to manage chronic disease. A significant challenge is to re-orient our education systems towards a coordinated focus on prevention, primary care, team-based, community and self-management approaches. Keynote speakers and presenters from local, regional and national areas will share their expertise through presentations and workshops. Click here for a registration form. Early bird registration closes on 30th July. The Department of Health and Ageing is offereing scholarships to Indigenous people to attend - complete and send in the application form by 20th July.
Australasian Evaluation Society Conference
Whether it is framed in terms of organisational learning, accountability, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, orresults-based management, evaluation is now a core organisational activity for government departments, community agencies and non-government organisations. After more than 20 years of evaluation conferences in Australia and New Zealand, the 2007 conference of the Australasian Evaluation Society will draw together what we have learned about how to do evaluation well - and ways to do it better, to register online click here. The AES international conference will be held in Melbourne on 3rd-7th of September 2007.
Oceania Tobacco Control Conference
Auckland, New Zealand 4th–7th ofSeptember 2007. There are some scholarships available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to attend. Check the conference website.
3rd Annual National Disease Management Conference
Australian Disease Managment Association: Disease Management: Is It Worth It?
6th and 7th of September 2007 ath the Park Hyatt Melbourne Victoria.
Australian Research Management Society Annual Conference
The ARMS annual conference "Fusion 2007: Collaboration with impact" will be held in Adelaide 19th-21st of September 2007. There will be a focus on research involving Aboriginal people. Pre-conference workshops on Indigenous research ethics and intellectual property are planned. More information at the website.
Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) conference
LIME Connection II will be held in Sydney on Sunday 23rd–25th of September 2007. The theme will be “Cultures across the Indigenous health spectrum: achieving better outcomes”. Abstracts are now invited to be submitted (in areas such as medical school experience, curriculum and recruitment, retention and graduation) by Thursday 28th of June. For registration click here or for more information click here.
38th Public Health Association of
Australia Annual Conference and sponsorship for Indigenous workers to attend
This conference will be held from 23rd-26th of September 2007, Alice Springs Convention Centre, Mparntwe, Alice Springs, NT. The theme is 'INEQUITIES & HEALTH, Tackling the Differentials'. Further information is located on the conference website.
The Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) has again generously made some funds available to the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) to bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers to the PHAA Annual Conference. All applications must be sent to the Executive Director of the PHAA (email email@example.com, or post to PO Box 319 CURTIN ACT 2605, or fax to (02) 62825438). All applications must be received by COB 22nd of July 2007.
ANAPHI Teaching and Learning Forum on 26-27 September
ANAPHI (Australian Network of Australian Public Health Institutions) is holding a teaching and learning forum in Alice Springs on 26-27 September. One of the streams will be devoted to Indigenous Public Health Teaching and Learning. It aims to provide the opportunity for Indigenous public health academics, Indigenous public health teaching programs, Indigenous community organisations and industry partners to showcase innovative public health teaching and learning strategies. The closing date for abstracts has been extended until Friday 13 July 2007. For more information go to: http://www.anaphi.org.au/news/2007forum.htm
Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association Symposium – 2007
Date: Sat, 29th of September 2007 Venue: The Shores, West Beach, Adelaide We suggest you mark your calendar now.
Detailed information will appear in the next edition of AIDA’s Blackchat. Please refer any questions to
Susan Granger by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 1800 190 498
Closing the Gap:
National Workshop on ATSI Health, Sydney Wednesday 3rd of October 2007. The above national workshop will again enable GPs and others working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in urban, rural and remote Australia to get together and share ideas and expertise and support and inspire each other. We are really keen to ascertain your interest in this workshop and obtain your ideas regarding the content and format of the program, to ensure the workshop meets your needs. To lodge your interest and have your say, please visit the website as soon as you can. If you would prefer a faxed copy of this form, please contact Rachel Pow on Tel: 03 8699 0524 or Email: email@example.com.
The 2007 Mental Health & Alcohol + Other Drugs 'Hope and Recovery' EXPO 5th of October 2007
Port Adelaide Campus of TAFE SA, 1 Mundy Street Port Adelaide.
This EXPO is aimed at service providers and program coordinators (though consumers may also find it of value) and is aimed at increasing worker's awareness of other services and programs related to Mental Health and/or Alcohol and Other Drugs. The EXPO will feature a 'trade display' format of services and programs and a concurrent program of speakers and workshops (more on that soon) and will offer excellent networking opportunities. To view flyer click here.
7th National Men's Health Conference & 5th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Convention
This conference will be held on 2nd-5th of October 2007, Adelaide, South Australia. For further information contact: Greg Millan, Conference Development Officer, Australasian Men's Health Forum, Ph: 04 1777 2390, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2007 National Research Ethics Conference
The biennial NHMRC National Research Ethics Conference will be held from
Tuesday 16th-18th of October 2007, in Melbourne.
Venue will be advised shortly, and further information will be available
over the coming weeks. For more information can be found on the website.
SA Population Health Conference - Population Health Impact of Health Services Research
This conference will be held on Saturday, 20th of October 2007, 9.30am - 4.30pm at Enterprise House, 136 Greenhill Road, Unley (free car park is available under building). It will provide an opportunity for public health and health promotion students and
practitioners to present their work to a wide public health audience.
A Call for Abstracts will occur in June.
This is a Public Health Association of Australia, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Australian
Health Promotion Association, and Australasian Epidemiological Association initiative for public health and
health promotion students and practitioners, in cooperation with the Departments of Public Health at the
University of Adelaide and Flinders University, and Division of Health Sciences, University of South
Australia click here to view flyer.
Australian Sociological Association (TASA) conference, 4th-7th of December 2007.
The Joint TASA & SAANZ Conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand on 4th-7th of December 2007. The theme is 'Public Sociologies: Lessons and Trans-Tasman Comparisons', and the streams include one on Indigenous issues. Abstracts are due by 13 August 2007. More information on the conference website.
Critical Race and Whiteness Association Conference
The Critical Race and Whiteness Association Conference will be held on 10-12 December 2007 in Adelaide. The theme for this year’s conference is Transforming Bodies, Nations & Knowledges.Areas of concern include Indigenous sovereignties, and professional knowledges and practices in education, health and welfare. Abstracts are due by 31 July. For more information go to http://www.acrawsa.org.au/conference2007/index.htm