NACCHO Aboriginal Health 2018 #Saveadate Calendar Download : Features this week #ClosetheGap for #Vision @Vision2020Aus Indigenous Health and #Alcohol @HealthInfoNet free webinar

Part 1 Your #ClosetheGap Week Guide

Thursday 8 th February the #ClosetheGap Campaigns Parliamentary Breakfast 7.00 AM event and the launch of a ten-year review: the #ClosingtheGap Strategy and Recommendations for Reset.

The Prime Minister has established a group of 10 Aboriginals to inform governments this week on the next phase of the #ClosingtheGap agenda. #CTGRefresh

The Aboriginal panel will meet from 7th – 8th February.

Ministers will join the Indigenous group on the afternoon of Thursday 8th.

Friday 9th February , The 10 Indigenous participants will formally present the gathering’s proposals to the Council of Australian Governments #COAG meeting.

Monday 12 Feb, the PM provides his #ClosingtheGap report to Parliament 11.00 am

Tuesday 13 February several key events to mark 10 years since the Apology, including the public concert on the lawns of Parliament House – hosted by The Healing Foundation. #Apology10

Part 2 : Aboriginal Conferences, Events, Workshops, Health Awareness Days 2018 Calendar

For many years ACCHO organisations have said they wished they had a list of the many Indigenous “ Days “ and Aboriginal health or awareness days/weeks/events.

With thanks to our friends at ZockMelon here they both are!

It even has a handy list of the hashtags for the event.

2.1 Download the 50 Page 2018 Health days and events calendar HERE


2.2 Download the 6 Page 2018 Aboriginal / Health  days and events calendar updated 6 February  HERE

NACCHO Aboriginal Health 2018 Save a date Feb 6

2.3 Download Federal Parliament sitting dates 2018

2018 Parliamentary Sitting Calendar PDF

We hope that these document help you with your planning for the year ahead.

Events have been selected on their basis of relevance to the broad Aboriginal health promotion and public health community in Australia.

Every Tuesday we will update these listings with new events and What’s on for the week ahead

To submit your events or update our info

Contact: Colin Cowell

NACCHO Social Media Editor Tel 0401 331 251

Email :

Part 3 : Indigenous Health and Alcohol. The theme for the webinar is Creating pathways for Indigenous Australians to lead the way in alcohol research.

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is hosting a free one hour webinar on Thursday 22 February 2018 with guest presenter Scott Wilson from the Centre of Research Excellence:

Associate Professor, Scott Wilson, is the CEO of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council South Australia (ADAC), Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and Co-Deputy Director of Indigenous Health and Substance Use in Addiction Medicine, the University of Sydney.

He will talk about the Centre for Research Excellence in Indigenous Health and Alcohol that is aimed at supporting Indigenous researcher capacity in the field of alcohol use and health.

The webinar will be held at: 13:00pm (NSW, Vic and Tas), 12.30pm (SA), 12:00pm (Qld), 11:30am (NT) ,10am (WA).

To attend the webinar, please click on this link about 5 minutes prior We recommend that participants use a pair of headphones as the sound quality will be better.

For more information contact Millie Harford-Mills

Part 4 Close the Gap for Vision by 2020: Striving Together – National Conference 2018


Registrations are now open for the Close the Gap for Vision by 2020: Striving Together – National Conference 2018 on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 March 2018 at The Arts Centre, Melbourne.


The continuing effort throughout 2017 of all Indigenous eye health stakeholders has resulted in sixty seven percent of 138 activities outlined in the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision being completed and 16 of 42 recommendations fully implemented. Collectively, real progress is being made to improve Indigenous eye health outcomes across Australia but we must maintain the effort to reach parity by 2020.

The 2018 conference will showcase the progress in Close the Gap for Vision activities, illustrate and workshop solutions to overcome challenges and especially what can be achieved by striving together.

Who should attend?

The conference is designed for those working in all aspects of Indigenous eye care including Aboriginal health workers and eye care practitioners, and for those working in clinical, regional, jurisdictional and national organisations. It will include Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, non-government organisations, funding and commissioning agencies, professional bodies and government departments.

A conference dinner will be held at The Arts Centre, Melbourne (the same location as the conference) on the first night of the conference, Thursday March 15. The 2018 Leaky Pipe Awards will be presented during the dinner and provide opportunity to recognise and celebrate achievements of individuals and groups in progressing activities to Close the Gap for Vision. Further details on the Awards, including nomination information, can be found below.

The first day of the conference is Close the Gap Day, as it was in 2017, and we will celebrate this event at the conference with a special morning tea for Indigenous health equality.

Conference registration (including dinner) is $100.

For registration to the conference, please complete and submit your registration by 23 February 2018.

Additional information and specific questions can be directed to Carol Wynne (03 8344 3984 | and Mitchell Anjou (03 83449324 |

Further information:

 Part 5 Lowitja Forthcoming Indigenous health /Research conferences


Australian Citizen Science Conference
7–9 February 2018, Adelaide, SA

First Nations Health Transformation Summit
13–14 February 2018, Toronto, Canada

Indigenous people and cancer: a shared agenda for Aotearoa, Australia, and Pacific nations
19–20 February 2018, Wellington, Aotearoa (NZ)

34th International Seating Symposium
6–9 March 2018, Vancouver, Canada

Close the Gap for Vision by 2020: Striving Together
15–16 March 2018, Melbourne, Vic

International Health Care Reform Conference
21–23 March 2018, Sydney, NSW

Cultural Competence & the Higher Education Sector: Dilemmas, Policies & Practice
4–5 April 2018, Sydney, NSW

6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium
11–12 April 2018, Canberra, ACT

4th Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health
8–10 May 2018, Canada

Collaborate | Innovate | 2018
14–16 May 2018, Sydney, NSW

Waypoint Research Institute Conference
14–16 May 2018, Ontario, Canada

SiREN Symposium: Connect, Learn, Apply
17–18 May 2018, Bentley, WA

1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health
17–19 May 2018, Edinburgh, Scotland

Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference
28–30 May 2018, Gold Coast, Qld

Population to Personal Health Care: The Future is Now
30 May–1 June 2018, Canberra ACT

2018 National Native Title Conference
5–7 June 2018, Broome, WA

Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference
6–7 July 2018, Townsville, Qld

9th Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress (PRIDoC)
12–17 July 2018, Hawai‛i

Australian Institute of Family Studies 2018 Conference
25–27 July 2018, Melbourne, Vic

2018 PHC Research Conference
1–3 August 2018, Melbourne, Vic

17th International Congress on Circumpolar Health
12–15 August 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

Australian Otitis Media Conference 2018
14–16 August 2018, Darwin, NT

Australasian Diabetes Congress 2018
22–24 August 2018, Adelaide, SA

2018 World Indigenous Research and Education Conference
22–24 August 2018, Norway

CRANAplus 36th Annual Conference
20–22 September 2018, Cairns, Qld

Australian Public Health Conference 2018
26–28 September 2018, Cairns, Qld

AIDA Conference 2018
26–29 September 2018, Perth, WA

42nd World Hospital Congress
10–12 October 2018, Brisbane Qld

Global Evidence and Implementation Summit 2018
22–24 October 2018, Melbourne, Vic

Rural Medicine Australia 2018
25–27 October 2018, Darwin NT

5th National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Conference
6–9 November 2018, Adelaide, SA

International Symposium for Contemplative Research
8–11 November 2018, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide
26–29 November 2018, Sydney NSW

Cross Cultural Health Care Conference
25–26 January 2019, Hawai‛i

Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference
17–20 June 2019, Darwin NT

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